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1:30 PM on 03.04.2013

The Elder Scrolls Online beta is coming this month

In a recent FAQ, Zenimax answers most of your questions regarding the beta program for The Elder Scrolls Online -- including the announcement that it's coming later this month. Like most MMO betas these days, later this month...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 01.22.2013

Bethesda announces The Elder Scrolls Online beta signups

Bethesda has just let us know that beta signups are happening right now for The Elder Scrolls Online. All you have to do is go to www.ElderScrollsOnline.com, sign up, and you'll have a chance to get in. All of the detai...

Chris Carter

8:30 PM on 11.05.2012

Project Zwei: Shinji Mikami's swan song as a director

Short of Shigeru Miyamoto, it's difficult to think of a developer with a more impressive library of titles attached to his résumé than Shinji Mikami. The man fathered the Resident Evil series, has been invo...

Kyle MacGregor

4:30 PM on 10.03.2012

Bethesda opens Battlecry Studios, installs Rich Vogel

Bethesda announced today the opening of a new development studio, Battlecry Studios, in Austin, Texas. Heading up the new team will be Rich Vogel, the former executive producer at BioWare responsible for Star Wars: The Old Re...

Conrad Zimmerman



E3: Elder Scrolls Online is more MMO than Elder Scrolls photo
E3: Elder Scrolls Online is more MMO than Elder Scrolls
by Jim Sterling

When Zenimax Online promised that The Elder Scrolls Online would be true to the original series with the added benefit of Tamriel's lore-enriched universe, I have to admit that I was close to being fooled. The idea of a game that truly felt like an Elder Scrolls title set in a massively online world is a great idea. Seemed too good to be true, right? 

Indeed it was. Even as the demo's presenter said, "This is the Elder Scrolls experience with friends," the images on the screen seemed to scream, "LIAR" with every single frame. 

If I placed World of Warcraft on one end of a table, and Oblivion, Skyrim, or Morrowind on the other, I'd be shifting The Elder Scrolls Online considerably closer to Blizzard's game than Bethesda's, had I the need to physically quantify the resemblances.

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E3: The Elder Scrolls Online: First details and gameplay photo
E3: The Elder Scrolls Online: First details and gameplay
by Dale North

You'll never have to ask yourself how great the Elder Scrolls games would be as an MMO again. Elder Scrolls Online is here to fulfill all of those fantasies as well as ones you never knew you had. We got a really early look at the title and would like to share what we know. Just be warned that they're sitting on more than they're telling us. Consider this a glimpse; I think it will be some time before we get a full picture.

After 20 years of offline adventures, Elder Scrolls is going online. But, in keeping with the spirit of the series, you'll be able to play the way you'd like, which means you're free to do whatever, whenever. Solo adventuring, PVP fighting, guild activities -- everything you'd expect in an Elder Scrolls standalone game is here, but this time you'll get to experience it all with your friends.

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1:00 AM on 05.30.2012

Next Skyrim DLC may be entitled 'Hearth Fire'

With Dawnguard accounted for and well on its way, Bethesda may be preparing for the next wave of Skyrim DLC. ZeniMax Media has filed a trademark application for the phrase "Heart Fire", a phrase familiar to those well versed ...

Holly Green

9:00 AM on 05.21.2012

Elder Scrolls Online will offer a single player story

The Director of Elder Scrolls Online outed some juicy information recently via a video interview: the game will feature a single player only story carved inside of the massively multiplayer RPG. Director Matt Firor goes on to...

Chris Carter

1:30 PM on 05.04.2012

Screenshots and details leak for The Elder Scrolls Online

If that teaser trailer for The Elder Scrolls Online left you longing for more substantial information, screenshots and details to come out of Game Informer this morning should be perfectly sufficient. NeoGAF has put together ...

Jordan Devore

9:16 AM on 05.04.2012

The Elder Scrolls Online debut trailer

Following yesterday's shock announcement of The Elder Scrolls Online, Bethesda has released a trailer to give us a little hint of what Zenimax Online's long-rumored MMO will look like. As you might expect, it's all flare and...

Jim Sterling

7:00 AM on 04.25.2012

Shinji Mikami is working on a new survival horror project

With Shadows of the Damned now in the rear-view mirror Shinji Mikami is back in the driver's seat at his new studio, Tango Gameworks. Aside from the studio's acquisition by Bethesda Softworks and...

Kyle MacGregor

9:00 AM on 04.20.2012

Rumor: Prey 2 actually delayed due to developer strike

Yesterday, Bethesda revealed that Prey 2 had been delayed because development was not meeting standards. However, a source within the game's studio has claimed that Human Head deliberately halted production, attempting to get...

Jim Sterling

3:00 PM on 04.11.2012

ZeniMax files trademark applications for 'Fus Ro Dah'

As a person who has not played The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, I only vaguely understand the significance of "Fus Ro Dah." The fact that I'm even familiar with it at all is an indicator of how that expression has permeated the c...

Conrad Zimmerman

11:37 PM on 03.12.2012

The DTOID Show: Is Mass Effect 3 ending rage justified?

Happy Monday, everyone! Now that Max and I have had the chance to recuperate from our long week of GDC insanity, we're back in the studio with a handful of news to report on and a fresh, new outlook on life! (Just kidding, w...

Tara Long

5:30 PM on 11.16.2011

Live show: Skyrim dragon-shouting on Mash Tactics

At long last, Mash Tactics is exploring the land of Skyrim in Elder Scrolls V. People in our channel's chat have been asking repeatedly when Carnage and Wesley will play Skyrim and today, at 4pm Pacific, the time finally come...

Bill Zoeker



Bethesda sues Minecraft creator Mojang over trademark photo
Bethesda sues Minecraft creator Mojang over trademark
by Conrad Zimmerman

Bethesda has lodged a complaint with Swedish courts against Minecraft creator Mojang over a trademark filing earlier this year. The trademark is for the title, "Scrolls," which Bethesda feels is an infringement on their trademark for, "The Elder Scrolls." The entire drama is laid out in a post on the blog of Mojang founder Markus "Notch" Persson.

Notch explains that after filing for the trademark, Mojang was contacted by lawyers representing Bethesda who desired more information about the filing and suggested the potential conflict. Mojang attempted to strike compromise at some point in their communication (though Notch seems unclear as to when) but negotiations seem to have fallen through. Today, Mojang received notification from Bethesda's attorneys that paperwork and fees have been filed to move the trademark complaint forward.

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