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Enough news to Baja Blast your brains out
Lots of things happened in the game-o-sphere this week. Kevin Spacey scored the manliest name for his character in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. We found out the Halo TV series may be produced in conjunction with Showtime,... read feature

Oculus responds to ZeniMax intellectual property claims


'We are disapointed but not surprised by ZeniMax's actions'
May 05
For those just tuning in, ZeniMax Media sent a formal notice of rights to Oculus VR and new parent company Facebook over intellectual property claims. Long story short, ZeniMax feels that work that happened with them carried ... read
ZeniMax

ZeniMax gives out an extra five days of gametime for The Elder Scrolls Online


As a thank you for dealing with gold spammers and bugs
May 02
It's been about four weeks since The Elder Scrolls Online launched, so we've reached that fated point in any subscription based MMO's life -- the date where everyone who got their first month free now has to choose ... read
ZeniMax vs. Oculus VR

ZeniMax seeking compensation over the Oculus Rift


Asserts Carmack worked on IP while at id that went into the headset
May 01
id Software parent company ZeniMax Media has sent a "formal notice of its legal rights" to Oculus VR and Facebook over intellectual property worked on by chief technology officer John Carmack while he was still at id that Zen... read
Wolfenstein

It's 'Stealth vs Mayhem' in latest Wolfenstein: The New Order trailer


I will not apologize for the following wordplay
Apr 29
Wolfenstein: The New Order’s new trailer is out, and the good folks at Bethesda play the same segment twice for our amusement: the first, a little like Hitman, and the second time, like Serious Sam. From the moment I s... read
Nuka Cola

'Nuka Cola' trademark applications filed by Zenimax Media


It's definitely not for a beverage
Apr 17
Could a new Fallout game or property be in the works? Recently, ZeniMax Media, parent company of Bethesda Softworks, quietly filed three separate trademarks for "Nuka Cola." Delicious and informative, yes? Nuka Cola is a favo... read
Elder Scrolls Online

ZeniMax confusingly endorses an online forum to support trading in Elder Scrolls Online


It's not in-game
Apr 14
As I've mentioned in my review in progress for The Elder Scrolls Online, the game did not ship with an Auction House -- a system in place in nearly every MMO that allows players to conveniently buy and sell goods within the g... read
ESO

Elder Scrolls Online may take 150 hours to get max level


Info from playtesters
Feb 18
If you play as many MMOs as I do, one of the first questions you'll probably have is "what is the maximum level cap, and how long does it take to reach it?" Well with The Elder Scrolls Online, we may have an answer. According... read
Oculus VR

Carmack couldn't work on VR at id Software, so he left


Doom 4 with a virtual-reality headset 'would have been a huge win'
Feb 04
As much as I want John Carmack to do good work at Oculus VR, it was sad to see him depart from id Software. In an interview with USA Today, he elaborated on why he chose to leave instead of working at multiple companies simul... read

The Elder Scrolls Online receives M rating from ESRB


Plus here's a new developer diary
Jan 22
Bethesda announced on their Facebook page that The Elder Scrolls Online will be rated M for Mature. The statement from Bethesda stated the company disagree with the ESRB's rating, but they also "do not plan to challenge" it.... read
Console versions to follow in June
ZeniMax Online Studios has come out with a suitably memorable release date for The Elder Scrolls Online: April 4, 2014 (aka 4.4.14). That's when the massively multiplayer online role-playing game will arrive on PC and Mac --... read feature

ESO

This is The Elder Scrolls Online's character creator


Argonians for life!
Oct 17
I've come to warm up to The Elder Scrolls Online after seeing it at a few different events. One aspect that never disappointed me, even early on, is the MMORPG's character creator. Granted, I wasn't able to dig too deeply, a... read
The Destructoid Show pounds the starfish
Hey gang! Here's that darn Destructoid Show again! Hooray! The news: Steve Ballmer's gonna retire from Microsoft, Elder Scrolls Online has a subscription fee as well as a cash shop, there's some talk about exchanging your cu... read feature

GTA, CoD, & Dishonored Multiplayer! Plus: Prey 2 Reboot?


The Destructoid Show does a little dance
Aug 16
Hey gang! I'm back from my important business trip to give you hard-hitting news about video games! Hooray! Today we talk about Grand Theft Auto Online, which sounds totally nuts, and apparently involves submarines?! Dying L... read

Elder Scrolls Online, Shark Hunting in ACIV & Xbox 720


The Destructoid Show has to go to the bathroom
Aug 06
Hey everybody! Here's another episode of The Destructoid Show! Because Tuesday! Some sneaky Redditors have uncovered evidence pointing to the existence of Left 4 Dead 3, Bethesda has finally shown off The Elder Scrolls ... read
Dishonored's initial plan

Dishonored was originally to be set in medieval Japan


Don't call it steampunk. Or do, but it's not meant to be.
Mar 28
Arkane Studios’ Sebastien Mitton gave a talk at GDC in which he revealed the warmly received Dishonored was originally set to take place in medieval Japan. Mitton continued, “We thought medieval Japan was not goo... read

Elder Scrolls Online, Riccitiello Resigns & Transistor!


The Destructoid Show makes fun of a giant corporation
Mar 19
Hey guys! Here's today's Destructoid Show.  Big news, in terms of business stuff -- EA's John Riccitiello has resigned from his role as CEO. EA is offering a generous choice of one of eight free games for customers ... read
A welcome hybrid of old and new school MMO mechanics
The Elder Scrolls Online has a lot to prove. Not only does developer Zenimax have to placate the fans of old, and sell them on the idea of a subscription based MMO, but they also have to bring in fans who have never played th... read feature

Most of them will have an endgame 'part two'
A big concern I had going into the Elder Scrolls Online preview was their plans for endgame content, which I drilled Zenimax for information on. As we all know, MMOs may offer a unique experience at launch, but if they don'... read feature

Elder Scrolls Online

Elder Scrolls Online will fully support first person play


Breaking news straight from Zenimax
Mar 19
Fans were pretty upset after learning that the first person mode in The Elder Scrolls Online, a feature long time players have been rooting for, would be extremely limited. After all, it's kind of expected with this franchise... read
Elder Scrolls Online

Bethesda will have The Elder Scrolls Online at PAX East


Playable for the first time
Mar 18
With PAX East nearly upon us, Bethesda has given the heads up that The Elder Scrolls Online will be playable this week in Boston. When the game was first announced, some of us who are more into TES than we are traditional MMO... read
Elder Scrolls Online beta

The Elder Scrolls Online beta is coming this month


See what all the fuss is about
Mar 04
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... read
Elder Scrolls Online beta

Bethesda announces The Elder Scrolls Online beta signups


Just go to the website and have at it
Jan 22
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... read

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


Time to hang up the spikes?
Nov 05
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... read

Bethesda opens Battlecry Studios, installs Rich Vogel


Oct 03
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... read

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 ... read feature


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 a... read feature

Elder Scrolls Online will offer a single player story


May 21
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... read

Screenshots and details leak for The Elder Scrolls Online


May 04
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 ... read

The Elder Scrolls Online debut trailer


May 04
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... read

Shinji Mikami is working on a new survival horror project


Apr 25
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... read

Rumor: Prey 2 actually delayed due to developer strike


Apr 20
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... read






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