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E3 2021: Your first look at Starfield is here at last

After years in development, Bethesda has finally given the first glimpse at Starfield. Bethesda’s first new RPG IP since Fallout 3, Starfield is a science fiction RPG and will be the first to use Bethesda’s updated Creation Engine 2. The crux of the trailer, which does not show gameplay, is that you are an interstellar explorer….

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Deathloop Preview: Aw sh**, here we go again

With the just-released Returnal proving popular among players and critics, Arkane Studios is preparing Deathloop, a timeloop shooter of its own. The era of the AAA rougelike, it seems, is upon us. Groundhog day Deathloop is a first-person immersive-sim shooter heavily inspired by the blaxploitation cinema of the 1970’s. In the game, hero Cole Vahn…

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Microsoft’s ZeniMax acquisition finalised, Bethesda officially joins Xbox

Microsoft’s $7.5 billion acquisition of Zenimax Media, the parent company of Bethesda and its attendant studios, has formally concluded. As of today, Bethesda, and every studio under its umbrella, is officially a first-party developer at Xbox. Xbox says it will drop further Bethesda games onto Xbox Game Pass this week to celebrate the acquisition. In…

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Xbox acquires Bethesda Softworks

“Today is a special day,” begins the most seismic announcement Phil Spencer has ever made. It certainly is. Xbox has announced overnight that it will acquire ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks. The deal, worth USD $7.5 billion, makes every studio under Bethesda’s umbrella and all of the IP they produce, from The Elder…

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Doom Eternal Review: Push forward into darkness

Doom Eternal is a lot of fun. It’s a game that looks directly to the wildly popular Doom 2016 for its cues on just about everything. It introduces a suite of new mechanics that give combat greater depth. It asks you to face your enemies head-on and to never shy away from the challenge. Rip….

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E3 2019: Bethesda announces Ghostwire: Tokyo from Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami

Ghostwire: Tokyo, a new paranormal horror title from Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami has been announced during Bethesda’s press brief at E3 2019. The teaser features a series of creepy Tokyo environs, and sets the sombre, creeping tone along with a few extremely creepy looking characters and enemies.   No release date has been announced…

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E3 2019: Commander Keen lives and he’s coming to your mobile

Given that they’re the home of id Software these days, there has been an expectation that Bethesda would announce a new entry in the Commander Keen series for some time now. That announcement has finally arrived, with Commander Keen headed to mobiles. The new title, which sees Keen’s children Billy and Billie taking on…

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Rage 2 uses sound and fury to obscure a lack of substance

Rage 2 feels like two different games, both of them quite good, shoved inelegantly up against one another. As sales pitches go, it has a great one — Rage 2 is an open-world action game by Avalanche Studios with the meaty combat of first-person shooter royalty id Software. But there’s a strange lack of mechanical…

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A discussion of blame, intent and Fallout 76

It’s safe to say that Fallout 76 has been one of the year’s most controversial releases, plagued with issues ranging from internal bugs, to botched preorder incentives and now a serious privacy and security breach. One of the most recent of the controversies, before the, y’know, significant data breach, was the PR minefield regarding a canvas…

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The “B.E.T.A.” dates for Fallout 76 have been revealed

Fallout 76 will be letting players start the apocalypse early, with the announcement of dates for the game’s B.E.T.A. test. Usually these kinds of short-window early marks are called a beta period, but the Fallout developers love their abbreviations — it stands for “Break-It Early Test Application”. But first, the Official In-Game Intro for Fallout…

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