E3 2016 – PREY Trailer

Set in the year 2032, Prey will be a first person adventure that will feature a psychological twist on the genre. The player will control a test subject, named Morgan Yu, for a program that will prove to be revolutionary to human life. Unfortunately, the theme quickly becomes survival, as the threat of being hunted by an alien will require players to use all of their resources and skills.

With no official release date, those who have been long anticipating a successor to the original will have to be satisfied with the official reveal trailer.

E3 2016 – The Elder Scrolls Online: Dark Brotherhood Trailer

 

Blood will flow. Prepare for your life as one of Tamriel’s most feared assassins with this assassination trailer featuring of Blade of Woe kills, courtesy of the Dark Brotherhood. The Dark Brotherhood DLC game pack is available now on PC and Mac. Coming to Xbox One and PlayStation®4 on June 14!

E3 2016 – Quake Champions Announced

Opening the Bethesda conference at this years E3, today we were given an announcement trailer for id software’s Quake Champions.

Taking heavy inspiration from Quake III Arena, Quake Champions will feature a diverse cast of warriors, packed with unique abilities and character attributes. In accordance to Willits, Quake Champions will be designed for the sole purpose competitive multiplayer and esports tournaments. While there is no exact date as of yet, Bethesda said that on launch, Quake Champions will be supported by esports tournaments all around the globe.

While there no details about a console versions, Quake Champions is currently slated for a PC release.

E3 2016: The Elder Scrolls: Legends

The Elder Scrolls reveal the past, present and future of Tamriel. Told through the eyes of a moth priest named Kellen, The Elder Scrolls: Legends will allow you to change the course of Elder Scrolls history through its rich story-driven campaign and strategic card-based gameplay.

Full single player campaign and vs other players will be in the game. In addition to PC and iPad, the game will come to Mac, iPhones, and Android tablets as well. Bethesda also added that they would be bringing in more people to the beta this week.

Germany Has Been Lifted The Ban Of Fallout 3

Courtesy of IGN comes news out of Germany which states that after 7 years, Bethesda’s Fallout 3 is no longer banned from being sold.

While it’s common for the German government to block the sale of games that are excessively violent or contain Nazi imagery, Fallout 3 was perhaps one of the tamer titles they’ve banned. The Fallout games, especially the 3rd, were rather comical in their violence and offered more in the way of critiques on the nature of humanity than just plain violence for violence’s sake.

Somewhat amusingly, a quote from the council states that, “Fallout 3 will be removed from the list because its content is no longer classified as harmful to minors from today’s perspective.” 

One interesting wrinkle in this story is that people seem to think this may point to a possible Fallout 3 HD re-release, since the game was due to be un-banned automatically after the prerequisite ten year waiting period, but was de-listed early for what is essentially a very weak reason. Considering that a free download of Fallout 3 was given to pre-purchasers of Fallout 4, this could seem like they are setting the stage for its reintroduction.

Fallout 4 – Launch Trailer

 

Watch the official gameplay launch trailer for Fallout 4, available worldwide on Tuesday, November 10th.

Welcome Home.Bethesda Softworks have released the launch trailer for their upcoming post-apocalyptic survival game, Fallout 4.Featured above, the two-plus minute trailer gives a look at the game’s story, its gameplay, and more.

Fallout 4 is launching next week, on November 10th, across PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Expect a review for the game from us after its launch.

Bethesda Ported Skyrim to Xbox One

Bethesda Softworks are sitting on an Xbox One port of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

In an interview with Bethesda Game Director and Executive Producer Todd Howard, the boss revealed that work on Fallout 4 actually came after the developer ported Skyrim to Microsoft’s latest home console.

“The first thing we did was port Skyrim to Xbox One,” Fallout 4 director Todd Howard said to Game Informer.

To be clear, this is a common thing with developers and large-scale games, as Nintendo did the same thing with The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker on the Wii U.

When it comes to this new port of Skyrim and whether or not we’ll see it on Xbox One or PlayStation 4, Howard said “don’t get your hopes up yet.”

Fallout Anthology is Announced for PC

At this year’s QuakeCon, Bethesda has confirmed a new re-release for the entire Fallout series.

 

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On stage, Bethesda’s own Pete Hines dropped a bomb in confirming the release – a PC collection of Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics, Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition, and finally Fallout New Vegas Ultimate Edition.

Featured above, the anthology comes with a Fat Man mini-nuke package, and will be made available on September 29th in North America and October 2nd across European territories.

 

Fallout Shelter Rakes in $5.1 Million

Fallout Shelter, Bethesda’s free-to-play mobile simulation game, has been a big hit.

According to a report by SuperDataFallout Shelter has raked in over $5.1 million in the past two weeks of its release. According to the report, Fallout Shelter is now the most popular mobile game for the month, surpassing Candy Crush Saga by King on the iOS charts.

Fallout Shelter has you play a vault overseer who must build and make your vault citizens happy by assigning jobs and training their statistics over time, while balancing resources and meters of your citizens. As a free-to-play title, the game offers players lunchboxes, that contain rewards and resources to help along your vault and their citizens.

The game is not the only bit of news for Bethesda. The same report noted that The Elder Scrolls Online console release was also rather successful, raking in over 138,000 digital copies sold. Since the game went free-to-play, the MMO has been on the upswing, topping sales charts for the month of July.

Fallout Shelter was announced, and released, right before E3 this year at the Bethesda conference. SuperData called this a “a stroke of marketing brilliance,” as their press conference was highly praised. SuperData also commented on the language used for Fallout Shelter, noting that the emphasis on “unobtrusive monetization and offline playability” seemed to be the key to having their consumer base spend money on the title.

Currently, Fallout Shelter is only available for iOS, but an android version is being developed for a future release. There is also new content available for the game, including a preview of a character and weapon found in Fallout 4, which can only be purchased through the lunchbox mechanic.

So are you surprised to see Fallout Shelter do so well? Leave a comment below.