Microsoft Buys Bethesda.


Microsoft’s Xbox team significantly expanded its list of game development studios on Monday, announcing the purchase of ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion in cash. The entertainment company owns several industry-leading game developers, including Bethesda Softworks, the maker of the post-apocalyptic Fallout games and the fantasy series The Elder Scrolls. It also owns Id Software, known for its Doom, Rage and Wolfenstein shooting game franchises.

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The ISLE OF SIPTAH Conan Exiles expansion.

ISLE OF SIPTAH looks… it looks like an alternate game, honestly.

I wonder if this means the CONAN EXILES level cap is gonna get nuked, too. And there’s at least one major mod out there which may have to get totally revamped. That’s gonna affect a lot of private servers… sorry, but this is interesting to me, at least. I’m playing the game again and idly building my modest river-valley city, so finding out that all my mods may be breaking soon is kind of interesting.

On the other hand: war rhinos.

I’m in that dangerous stage of video game boredom.

You know: the one where I don’t care about any of the one billion games I’ve already got on Steam, Epic, Orgin, GOG, Bethesda, and Uplay and start wondering about new time-sinks. In related news: how’s Tropico 6? GOG’s having a sale on the previdammit I just bought Sid Meier’s Pirates.

Tweet of the Day, These Were Literally My Thoughts About Iron Harvest edition.

All the way down the line.

There’s just something about Iron Harvest… okay, okay, it’s the steam-powered mecha.