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Fallout 76 Steel Dawn update gets a release surprise

Fallout 76 Steel Dawn update gets a release surprise

Fallout 76 players are getting a nice surprise for the long Thanksgiving weekend, as Bethesda has pushed the game's Steel Dawn update out the door early. Originally scheduled to launch on December 1st, the update is actually available now, but this wasn't some kind of planned surprise on the part of Bethesda. In fact, this was all just mistake that Bethesda decided roll with instead of fixing.

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Check out the Brotherhood of Steel in this new Fallout 76 trailer

Check out the Brotherhood of Steel in this new Fallout 76 trailer

As revealed last month, Fallout 76 is getting a new expansion centered on the Brotherhood of Steel. The famous faction of soldiers outfitted in power armor will be arriving in Appalachia in an update called Steel Dawn, which is dropping on December 1st. Today, we got to see some of the Brotherhood of Steel in action thanks to a new trailer.

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Bethesda’s Todd Howard talks big Starfield map and engine upgrades

Bethesda’s Todd Howard talks big Starfield map and engine upgrades

It's been a long time since Bethesda released a purely single-player RPG (its last was 2015's Fallout 4), but currently, the company has two in the works: Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6. Bethesda has already confirmed that Starfield will be released before The Elder Scrolls 6, but both games are still a long way off from launch. Still, we're learning some new details about Starfield today, thanks to a lengthy interview Bethesda director Todd Howard gave at Develop: Brighton this week.

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Bethesda’s Todd Howard gives some hope for non-exclusive Elder Scrolls 6

Bethesda’s Todd Howard gives some hope for non-exclusive Elder Scrolls 6

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced its intention to purchase ZeniMax Media for a whopping $7.5 billion. Assuming that the deal is completed as expected sometime in the second half of FY2021, that means Microsoft would own all of ZeniMax's subsidiaries and their respective franchises, of which there are many. Of those subsidiaries, Bethesda is one of the most recognizable, being the developer of both the Elder Scrolls and Fallout series.

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Fallout 76 Steel Dawn expansion revealed with Brotherhood of Steel at the center

Fallout 76 Steel Dawn expansion revealed with Brotherhood of Steel at the center

Fallout 76 is getting a new expansion, and this time, the focus is going to be on the Brotherhood of Steel. Fallout 76: Steel Dawn was revealed with a new teaser trailer today, and while it doesn't give away very much, it does give us some glimpses of the Brotherhood of Steel in action. Steel Dawn is slated to launch before the year is over too, so it should be here fairly soon.

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Microsoft dropped $7.5 billion to hook you on a $10 Xbox Game Pass subscription

Microsoft dropped $7.5 billion to hook you on a $10 Xbox Game Pass subscription

Earlier this week, Microsoft dropped quite possibly the biggest gaming bombshell of all time, announcing that it had entered into an agreement to purchase ZeniMax Media and all of its subsidiaries for $7.5 billion. It’s Microsoft’s biggest gaming purchase ever and it's tied with GitHub as the company's third-biggest acquisition period, behind only LinkedIn and Skype. It made this monumental purchase just to get you to sign up for a $10 per month subscription, too.

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Xbox boss comments on future Bethesda games for PS5

Xbox boss comments on future Bethesda games for PS5

Earlier today, Microsoft announced plans to purchase ZeniMax Media in a deal that's massive in every sense of the word. Microsoft is shelling out $7.5 billion to own ZeniMax and its subsidiaries such as Bethesda, id Software, Machine Games, and Arkane Studios, which means that once the deal is complete, Microsoft will own the Fallout, Elder Scrolls, DOOM, Quake, and Wolfenstein IPs (among others). With ZeniMax and its properties joining the Xbox Game Studios umbrella, there's a big question about the future of these game franchises and the existing exclusivity deals with companies other than Microsoft.

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Microsoft just bought Bethesda and id Software parent in huge $7.5bn deal

Microsoft just bought Bethesda and id Software parent in huge $7.5bn deal

Microsoft has announced a whopper of an acquisition, revealing this morning that it has entered into an agreement to purchase ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion in cash. While not as massive as other major players like Electronic Arts or Activision, ZeniMax Media is still a very big publisher in its own right, with a fairly long list of subsidiaries that includes Bethesda Softworks, Arkane Studios, and id Software.

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Original DOOM just became the best 120fps game on Android

Original DOOM just became the best 120fps game on Android

Android has both DOOM and DOOM II with a set of features that make their first launches look pathetic. The folks at Bethesda responsible for upkeep on the games made the effort to make their most legendary games look and feel fantastic on the mobile platform. They both originally launched in July of 2019, but only NOW can you play the lot with a 120 frames per second image refresh rate!

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DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods Part One DLC release date revealed with new trailer

DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods Part One DLC release date revealed with new trailer

Earlier this month, id Software and Bethesda revealed the first single-player DOOM Eternal DLC. Dubbed The Ancient Gods Part One, id Software's reveal amounted to nothing more than a teaser, with the promise of more to come at Gamescom. Today, of course, is the first day of Gamescom, and sure enough, we're learning more about what The Ancient Gods Part One will entail.

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Original Quake game is now free, but only for this weekend

Original Quake game is now free, but only for this weekend

If you're feeling nostalgic, now is a good time to fire up the Bethesda Launcher. During this weekend, the original Quake game is free to download, giving players a chance to own the classic title for free. The promotion comes amid the QuakeCon 2020 event, which is taking place entirely online this year due to the pandemic. Quake was first released in 1996.

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DOOM Eternal, Elder Scrolls Online confirmed for next-gen with free upgrades

DOOM Eternal, Elder Scrolls Online confirmed for next-gen with free upgrades

A number of developers have already announced plans to bring some of their current-generation games into the next generation, and today, Bethesda joined that list. Bethesda has announced that both The Elder Scrolls Online and DOOM Eternal will be coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X at some point in the future, and when they do, owners of either game on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will be able to upgrade to them for free.

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