Before Elder Scrolls, Bethesda Created...Madden

Bethesda is a developer famous for its work on the Elder Scrolls and (more recent) Fallout games. It's also now a successful publisher. Over twenty-five years ago, though, it started small, playing an important—and controversial—part in the creation of the...Madden series. » 3/23/15 9:40am 3/23/15 9:40am

After nearly a year of fooling itself, The Elder Scrolls Online is now subscription free. Lapsed players can now log into their account, download 17gb worth of MMORPG and pick up where they left off, while new players can purchase a copy for $59.99 with no need to hand over payment details for a monthly sub. The Xbox… » 3/17/15 4:15pm 3/17/15 4:15pm

Skyrim Modders Help Man Who Says He's Mourning His Brother

Letting go of lost loved ones is never easy. They linger in our hearts and minds. One Skyrim player has taken to loading up his deceased brother's Skyrim file, reliving the last moments he spent in the game. That inspired a modder to make his brother's character immortal. » 3/12/15 3:20pm 3/12/15 3:20pm

The surprisingly excellent Wolfenstein: The New Order is getting a standalone prequel this May. Set before the fall of the Allies, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood will see B.J. Blaskowicz infiltrating Castle Wolfenstein, as he does. The $20 game is due out May 5 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Saw faster, B.J. » 3/04/15 10:14am 3/04/15 10:14am

Mod Turns Skyrim Into A Full-Blown Pirate Game

I just got done reading Red Seas Under Red Skies, so I'm super stoked on pirates right now. Luckily, I stumbled across a new Skyrim mod that turns Bethesda's nigh-immortal fantasy role-player into a surprisingly robust pirate game. You get a ship, a crew, open seas to sail, and all sorts of loot to pillage. » 2/25/15 5:15pm 2/25/15 5:15pm

Fallout Publisher Sends Legal Threat To Game With 'Fallout' In Title

Indie developer and YouTube personality Jordan Maron is changing the name of his upcoming mobile game Fortress Fallout after receiving a cease-and-desist notification from Zenimax Media, the parent company behind Fallout publisher Bethesda. » 2/16/15 2:30pm 2/16/15 2:30pm

If Only Lego Skyrim Were A Real Video Game

Batman has a Lego video game. So do Lord of the Rings and Star Wars and Indiana Jones and a million other series. That's nice. That's cute. Whatever. I want Lego Skyrim, and I want it yesterday. » 2/02/15 8:45pm 2/02/15 8:45pm

Skyrim Mod Lets You Marry Creepy Wooden People

I do not like the implications of Skyrim's craftable followers/NPCs mod. Not one bit. You can create life—give birth to fully formed adult wooden children—and then marry them if you so please. I can't believe I even need to say this, but don't marry your wooden children, people. » 1/29/15 6:00pm 1/29/15 6:00pm

How The Subscription-Free Elder Scrolls Online Will Work

On March 17 the PC version of The Elder Scrolls Online ditches subscription fees and gains the subtitle "Tamriel Unlimited." What are we getting for free, and what does the change mean for existing players? » 1/21/15 3:30pm 1/21/15 3:30pm

Skyrim Vs Fallout Battle Ends Gruesomely

People love pondering who'd win impossible fights. Superman vs Goku, Godzilla vs a Pacific Rim robot, my dad vs your dad. Finally, though, here's one we can actually watch: Fallout 3's main character vs Skyrim's Dovahkiin. » 1/20/15 6:15pm 1/20/15 6:15pm

Five Years Later, Fallout: New Vegas Is Still Getting Great Mods

Modding communities are odd. Some dogpile on a game, try to build Rome in a day, get discouraged/bored, and leave. Others stick with the same game for years, feeding it a steady diet of tweaks and changes, eventually transforming it into something entirely different. Fallout: New Vegas is the latter. » 1/15/15 9:04pm 1/15/15 9:04pm

A New Sign That The Elder Scrolls Online Might Go Free-To-Play

The Elder Scrolls Online recently did away with its six-month subscription option, a change that the MMO's developer and publisher have had very little to say about publicly so far. In the absence of any solid justification about its removal, fans are guessing this mean it's going free-to-play in the near future. » 12/30/14 6:20pm 12/30/14 6:20pm

The Most Random Game Of Fallout

If nothing else, I have to admire this Fallout: New Vegas player for his persistence. He's making every choice by rolling D20 dice. New Vegas is a huge game with countless dialogue options. That's, um—let me see, carry the several thousand—a megafuckton of real-life dice rolls. » 12/18/14 9:00pm 12/18/14 9:00pm

Years After Release, Here's One Of Skyrim's Most Impressive Mods Yet

Enderal is a total conversion Skyrim mod that adds an entire new world to the game. Yes, its name sounds like something you'd take to cure a headache that is also the apocalypse, but this one's dark, dank-with-atmosphere caverns and "mature" leanings make it the Skyrim mod to watch. » 12/11/14 8:40pm 12/11/14 8:40pm

Fallout: New Vegas, As Told By Steam Reviews

What better way to make the wait for Fallout 4 news more torturous than to look back on some of what made the older games so excellent? » 12/09/14 5:30pm 12/09/14 5:30pm

Delayed Elder Scrolls Online for Consoles Gets News and One Screenshot

The Elder Scrolls Online for consoles has been MIA. But today, Bethesda has provided a an update on how things have been going. » 12/05/14 6:00am 12/05/14 6:00am