Jun
10
2018
23

The Xbox E3 Fallout 76 trailer.

[UPDATE]: Fully online play, multiplayer, build settlements anywhere, and you can launch nuclear weapons. November 14th, 2018.  I am… I’d feel better if I thought that there’d be no-PVP zones.

 

Definitely not DC.

This is just what they showed at the Xbox conference. The Bethesda one might have more.  Guess I’ll find out!

Moe Lane

PS: The Fallout 4 modders are going to love this.

May
29
2018
7

Bethesda proves that its Fallout troll game is strong.

Remarkably strong: they’ve gotten over a hundred thousand people to watch a Twitch live feed of a test pattern and a bobblehead.

Watch live video from Bethesda on www.twitch.tv

Rumor has it that they’re teasing something Fallout-related, and that it’s not a remaster. Rumor, of course, is utterly unreliable. Not ‘wrong;’ ‘unreliable.’ Maybe it will be a new game, maybe it won’t, we probably won’t find out either way today.

…But, hey, great advertising, what-what?

May
14
2018
6
Mar
09
2018
3

Welp, Bethesda’s doing SOMETHING in Austin.

Nobody’s really sure, but then nobody ever really knows what Bethesda does until it does it:

According to a press release from Bethesda, the publisher and developer has expressed its desire to expand “development capacity for future titles” by including Austin, Texas’ BattleCry Studios as a part of the company. As stated by Bethesda Game Studios’ Game Director and Executive Producer, Todd Howard, “As the vision, scale and ambitions for our games continue to grow, so does Bethesda Game Studios. We’ve had the pleasure to know the talented developers at BattleCry and knew we could do great things together.”

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Jun
12
2017
1

God, this Bethesda Creation Club thing is gonna be a HUGE PitA.

I mean, OK, as a concept Bethesda’s Creation Club for Fallout 4 and Skyrim is great.

But it’s gonna be a pure headache to everybody who has already modded the game. Because I don’t think that all that vetted content is going to be compatible with all the modded content out there, and I certainly don’t think that all the best modded content is going to end up being vetted.  For a variety of reasons.  On the plus side — and it’s a very big plus side — some modders may end up getting paid for some of their stuff.

So I guess we’ll see.

Jun
11
2017
9

Games and rumors of Games: E3 starts this week.

EA/Bioware started the spectacle with their sneak peek at Anthem, coming out next year*:

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Jun
05
2017
3

E3 coming up next week.

So far, I’ve heard baseless rumors about Cyberpunk 2077 and Mass Effect: Andromeda. And, of course, the not-baseless rumor about the new Assassin’s Creed title. And as for Bethesda, well: have a really messed-up rumor, fresh and hot:

“[Starfield] is going to be a sci-fi open world RPG in typical Bethesda first person fashion. It’s going to feature 5-10 races there’s still some debate on what should and shouldn’t go in and takes place in the Fallout universe just so far in the future and far away from Earth that it’ll only be mentioned in hints. This is part of an ongoing planned interconnected universe of every Bethesda franchise. They gave hints of this by implying the Brotherhood of Steel created Nirnroot in Fallout 4. They’re getting a little wacky with the lore and using “Elder Scrolls time wounds” to justify lore inconsistencies.

“Basically, Fallout is the beginning of the timeline, Starfield is the middle, and Elder Scrolls is Far Future.

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Jan
27
2017
1

The ‘Prey’ gameplay Trailer.

In case you were wondering what Bethesda was doing instead of the next Elder Scrolls or a Fallout DLC that strips you down to your underwear and sticks you somewhere dangerous*. Comes out May 5, and I’m wondering just how much gameplay there’s going to be in this thing. I mean, there’s a limit to how big a space station is likely to be a mere twenty years from now, right?  Unless we suddenly figure out how to get a lot of stuff into orbit cheaply, and I mean cheaply**.

Moe Lane

*Seriously: it was weird, the way that they went back to that well in both Fallout 3 and New Vegas. And Skyrim, come to think of it.

**OK, sorry. Looked at Wikipedia, and it turns out that this is an alternate universe with a divergence point in the 1960s. Fair enough.

Aug
20
2016
7

The ‘Prey’ Gameplay Teaser Trailer.

From Bethesda, and it looks kind of promising.

Dunno if it’s survival horror or shoot-em-up horror, though. Or, heck, whether you’re actually playing the good guys. …Maybe?  Anyway, it’s out in 2017, so maybe no new Elder Scrolls for a while.

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