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Is there anything more satisfying than blasting Nazis? It is at least in the running for the top spot of fun things to do, and Bethesda will ensure you can keep doing exactly that in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, with several bits of DLC that are on the way this holiday season. Dubbed "Freedom Chronicles," the first bit called Episode Zero is available now, with others to follow starting December 14. "Episode Zero introduces you to Joseph Stallion, Jessica Valiant and Gerald Wilkins as they fight for freedom in the American Territories. Blast your way through Nazis using unique abilities and an arsenal of guns in this opening DLC mission," Bethesda explains. Gamers can purchase the Freedom... Read more...
Are you ready to "Make America Nazi-Free Again"? Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus launches on Friday for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows, and the game has already drawn a lot of controversy for the aforementioned slogan and its rather brutal and risqué trailers. However, all that fans of the Wolfenstein franchise want to know is what kind of hardware will they need to starting curb-stomping some Nazi bad guys? Well, Bethesda and MachineGames have released the system requirements for Wolfenstein II, and it appears that you won't need to have a burly system to be able to enjoy the game at high detail settings. Here’s what you’ll need to get up and running: Minimum CPU: Intel Core i7-3770/AMD... Read more...
For so many reasons, Wolfenstein II looks to be a fantastic new addition to the classic game series, and as such, publisher Bethesda has pushed its advertising and promotional effort hard. As the company is quickly finding out, however, even if you think an advertising campaign provides a bulletproof message, you're may still to have to deal with backlash, especially if it also pushes the envelope a bit. In this particular case, Bethesda published a trailer that held back no punches, stating: "Make America Nazi-Free Again." Blunt? Incredibly. Unfortunately, white supremacist and Nazi-related subjects have been prominent in the US news recently, while some people have related President Trump to... Read more...
If you haven't experienced any of the post-nuclear worlds from the popular Fallout series, now is your chance to jump on board, starting at the beginning. Bethesda, which owns the rights to the original Fallout game developed by Interplay, is celebrating the title's 20th anniversary by giving it away for free on Steam, for a limited time. Players have until 11:59 PM (Pacific) on September 30 to claim the title on Steam and add it to their library. It does not have to be installed right away, or even by the deadline, but it does have to be added. After that, it will remain in the player's game catalog for all eternity, or until either Steam goes belly up, or a post-apocalyptic situation plays... Read more...
DOOM was rebooted last year for the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The game was praised for its frantic gameplay and stellar graphics, which were backed by potent console hardware and the [then] nascent GeForce GTX 10 Series graphics cards. But how would DOOM look on a gaming system that is considered by many to woefully underpowered by modern hardware standards? We're getting a glimpse today as DOOM for the Nintendo Switch has been demoed to the gaming press, and by all accounts, this port looks damn good. The Nintendo Switch is powered by an NVIDIA Tegra X1 ARM-based SoC, which has a 256-core Maxwell GPU onboard. It's not exactly what we'd call a powerhouse chip; at least compared to what... Read more...
We got our first taste of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus earlier this year at E3 when a trailer was released for the highly anticipated game. As the follow-up to 2014's Wolfenstein: The New Order, Wolfenstein II: New Colossus sees the American spirit paralyzed, as the Nazi's scored a decisive victory during World War II and have extended their dominion to the United States. If the first trailer wasn't enough to get you pumped, then this new gameplay trailer will definitely get you in the mood for some Nazi curb stomping. However, let’s first set the stage, courtesy of developer Bethesda: They've turned Manhattan into a wasteland. They’ve walled off New Orleans and are systematically purging... Read more...
Fallout 4 was first released nearly two years ago (November 10th, 2015), and has seen a number of updates and DLC packs released during that time. To cash in on the success of the game, while at the same time bundling in all of the available updates to-date, Bethesda is releasing a new Game of the Year Edition of the game. According to Bethesda, you’ll find updates (including Survival Mode) along with the much-appreciated graphical enhancements that have been added to the game over the past since its release. Mods are supported on both PCs and consoles, and of course, you’ll gain access to the following add-ons for Fallout 4: Nuka-WorldVault-Tec WorkshopContraptions WorkshopFar HarborWasteland... Read more...
Bethesda says "there's never been a time to go to Hell," and that is exactly where the publisher wants to send you. Not literally, of course—Bethesda is talking about its Doom reboot. To make the notion of heading down into the fiery underworld more appealing, Bethesda is rolling out what it calls the "ultimate" Doom experience with a brand new 6.66 update patch and a free weekend of game play. The new patch includes a whole bunch of fixes and improvements across multiplayer and SnapMap. It also unlocks every bit of multiplayer DLC as Bethesda retires its season pass. That means gamers now have access to all three multiplayer DLC packs, which include nine of Bethesda's best maps for Doom, three... Read more...
2016's DOOM pulled off what to some seemed impossible: it proved that series reboots can be amazing. The game was well-received on every platform it was released on, so it's no surprise that Bethesda didn't want to waste too much time coughing up another iteration. For VR fans, this latest one is going to taste oh-so-sweet. DOOM VFR is a standalone game, rather than an add-on for last year's release. Fortunately, it's not going to carry the cost of a brand-new game, with the preorder priced at $29.99 USD. We're not quite sure what VFR stands for, but if we had to guess, it could be "Virtual F***ing Reality", in the same vein of BFG (Big F***ing Gun), which heralds from the original DOOM. In DOOM... Read more...
Some things just never seem to get old. You know, things like watching the New England Patriots win the Super Bowl or cracking open a beer from a boat while fishing. It is a long list, and if we turn our attention to PC gaming, you can add killing Nazis to it. In case you need a fix in that department, Bethesda promises plenty of action in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, the first trailer of which was revealed at E3. Bethesda teased a sequel to 2014's Wolfenstein: The New Order at last year's E3, but waited until now to make a formal reveal. This latest entry in the series follows The New Order along with its 2015 prequel Wolfenstein: The Old Blood. Like those two previous games, The New Colossus... Read more...
Boston is going to be filled with drunk Celtics fans this weekend if the spunky team in green manages to upset the Cleveland Cavaliers to extend the Eastern Conference Finals. Or it will be a post-nuclear wasteland, though not as a result of a loss. It just all depends on your plans—to see the latter, you can fire up Fallout 4 for free this weekend on your Xbox One or PC through Steam. This will be the first time that Fallout 4 has been free to play for an entire weekend, and an extended one at that. Bethesda has already unlocked the game on Xbox One and will do the same on Steam later this afternoon. Here are the days and times for each platform: Xbox One: 5/25/2017 at 12:01 AM PT through 5/28/2017... Read more...
Are you ready to be swept up into the lies, deceit, and treachery of Morrowind Great House politics? The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind trailer was just released and offers a glimpse of the “cutthroat clan-feuds of Vvardenfell” and the Morag Tong assassins. The Elder Scrolls Online’s latest chapters returns to the island of Vvardenfell, seven hundred years before the events of The Elder Scrolls Three: Morrowind. Gamers will be able to prevent a meteor from crashing onto Vivec City by helping a demigod to regain his power. They will also be able to partner with a Morag Tong assassin who will guide them through the politics of Morrowind. Gamers will also have the option of embracing a new class,... Read more...
It is finally time to fight the invasion. Again. Fans of the original Prey released in 2006 were teased with a sequel for several years, but as the IP rights changed hands and development shifted from one studio to another, the long-awaited followup seemed increasingly unlikely. It was eventually cancelled in 2014. Game over, right? Not so fast. Bethesda tasked Arkane Studios (which it acquired in 2010) with developing a reboot, and today is the day it releases. Now available on Steam, Arkane Studio's reimagining of Prey is a first person shooter with some role playing elements. The player assumes the role of Morgan Yu, a human character aboard a space station who is not only trying to survive... Read more...
The closed beta for Quake Champions is just around the corner. Bethesda and id Software have revealed that the closed beta will start on April 6th, and have also unveiled a new character as one of the game’s “champions”. The closed beta will begin next week with an “initial group of testers”, but there is currently no indication of how large that group of gamers will be. The developers have implied that more testers will be added to the closed beta over time. The developers have also just revealed the character Anarki. Anarki was an Arena Lord and playable character in Quake III Arena. The trailer for his character shows him flying around the arena with his signature hoverboard and shooting himself... Read more...
The folks at id Software have been fairly quiet as of late about Quake Champions, its forthcoming arena-style shooter that was unveiled during Bethesda's press conference at last year's E3. However, they're making noise now—there is a new trailer available that teases fast action game play, but even more exciting is that gamers can now sign up for the much anticipated closed beta. Bethesda says the closed beta will begin sometime in the coming weeks. For anyone who plans on attending PAX East this weekend at the Boston Convention Center, Quake Champions will be playable at the Bethesda booth, giving gamers an early look at what lies ahead. And for those who will not be attending, there is a new... Read more...
What's that sound? Oh, it's just the collective sound of Fallout fans who'd rather not game on mobile platforms letting out a collective "Finally!". That's right: Bethesda's super-hot mobile game based on the Fallout universe, called Fallout Shelter, is coming to Xbox One, as well as Windows 10 PCs. Sorry, PlayStation fans. This is one of those times where you can hear about an announcement and not have to wait forever and a day for it to come to fruition. Microsoft says that Fallout Shelter will hit both of its platforms on February 8, and like the mobile game, it's going to be free to download, but will have in-game purchases to peruse (the Android version shows these prices can range from... Read more...
Bethesda is preparing to deliver a high-resolution texture pack to PC for Fallout 4 next week, one that will require a somewhat burly PC to run. At the same time, Bethesda will push out its Fallout 4 Update 1.9 to PlayStation 4 Pro owners to make better use of the upgraded console's power. It will do that by introducing enhanced lighting and graphics features, including a native 1440p resolution. PlayStation 4 Pro owners will also see improvements in Fallout 4 by way of enhanced draw distances for trees, grass, objects, and NPCs, and enhanced Godray effects. It's basically a fresh coat of paint with a higher resolution, both of which are made possible by the PS4 Pro's faster hardware (compared... Read more...
It has been a long and agonizing wait getting to this point, but the first batch of mods for Fallout 4, Bethesda's hit title that was voted Game of the Year for 2015 at the 19th annual DICE Awards, has arrived for the PlayStation 4 console. Not to be taken for granted, this day almost never arrived, as Sony initially refused to approve mods as Bethesda wanted to implement them. "Sony has informed us they not approve user mods the way they should work: where users can do anything they want for either Fallout 4 or Skyrim Special Edition," Bethesda stated a in September. "Like you, we are disappointed by Sony's decision given the considerable time and effort we have put into this project, and the... Read more...
You may have noticed that the audio in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition sounds a little off compared to the original title released five years ago. You may even have wondered if it was all in your head, that perhaps you were over analyzing the remastered version. That isn't the case. Other gamers have noticed it too, and Bethesda says it is working on a fix. The issue apparently has to do with Bethesda using an over aggressive compression scheme on the game's sound assets. That was the conclusion reached by Reddit forum member LasurArkinshade, who brought the issue to widespread attention by posting his analysis and a comparison audio sample of the original Skyrim versus the Special... Read more...
You wanted it and Bethesda is delivering it—a new and much anticipated Arcade Mode that brings all out mayhem to the 2016 Doom reboot by way of a free update, the fourth major one to date. This particular one turns the traditional campaign mode on its head and unleashes hell by letting you run amuck with all guns, Runes, and equipment upgrades fully unlocked from the get-go. "Customize your Doom Marine's gear, guns and Praetor suit before each run to see what combinations will give you an edge. Compete against friends and players worldwide for the highest score by attacking demons quickly, avoiding their attacks and grabbing multipliers along the way. This is a perfect opportunity to replay one... Read more...
At long last, Bethesda is bringing mod support for Fallout 4 and Skyrim Special Edition to PlayStation 4 players after working out an arrangement with Sony. That was the plan all along, of course, with Bethesda originally intending to bring modding to the PS4 back in June. But then Sony set up a roadblock by refusing to approve mods as Bethesda wanted to implement them. "Sony has informed us they will not approve user mods the way they should work: where users can do anything they want for either Fallout 4 or Skyrim Special Edition," Bethesda stated a month ago. "Like you, we are disappointed by Sony's decision given the considerable time and effort we have put into this project, and the amount... Read more...
Last week, Bethesda rolled out the latest patch of many that Fallout 4 has received since its launch last fall, but this one didn't just smooth out lingering bugs. What it did do was completely break the mods that many gamers enjoy, even though the patch included an update to the company's own mod system, Bethesda.net Mods. You can imagine what happened next: absolute chaos! Fortunately, Bethesda clearly recognizes that the last thing that it wants to do is upset its fanbase, and quickly moved to right its wrong. Following the botched update, the company immediately pulled the patch back and let the game ride using its most recent stable version, allowing fans to continue using their existing... Read more...
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