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Bethesda confirms Fallout 76 won’t be available on Steam

Bethesda confirms Fallout 76 won’t be available on Steam

Bethesda has revealed that Fallout fans won't be able to purchase the franchise's latest installment on Steam. The company plans to directly offer Fallout 76 for purchase through its own website, a deviation from previous Fallout games on PC. Confirmation followed a couple of hints, including the presence of a generic "PC game" logo on the Fallout 76 purchase page.

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Fallout 76 beta detailed, launch timing revealed

Fallout 76 beta detailed, launch timing revealed

Fallout 76 is a title quite unlike any Fallout game Bethesda has made before. As revealed at E3 2018, Fallout 76 will be an entirely online game, which is a massive departure from Bethesda's usual single-player approach to its epic RPGs. If you're a bit hesitant because this big shift in direction, you're not alone, but thankfully Bethesda will be hosting a beta test that allows interested players to get an early look at the game.

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Fallout 76 cross-play bad news is all Sony’s fault says Bethesda director

Fallout 76 cross-play bad news is all Sony’s fault says Bethesda director

Cross-platform play is something that's on the minds of a lot of gamers at the moment, and Sony has been getting a lot of negative attention because of it. While the industry in general seems to be moving toward a future where anyone can play games with their friends regardless of platform, Sony has been the last major holdout. Sony's unwillingness to play nice with other platform holders seems to have quashed plans for cross-play in yet another game, and this time around, it's Bethesda's Fallout 76.

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Bethesda lawsuit calls ‘Westworld’ game a Fallout Shelter rip-off

Bethesda lawsuit calls ‘Westworld’ game a Fallout Shelter rip-off

Warner Bros. has been slapped with a lawsuit from Bethesda over its Westworld mobile game, calling it a "blatant rio-off" of Fallout Shelter. The lawsuit was recently filed in Maryland, and it accuses Westworld developer Behaviour of using "copyrighted computer code," among other things.

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Skyrim on Alexa is actually a real thing

Skyrim on Alexa is actually a real thing

Last night, Bethesda poked fun at its penchant for porting Skyrim to any platform that will play it by announcing "Skyrim: Very Special Edition" for Alexa. The trailer it debuted featured Keegan-Michael Key as he navigated the frozen tundra that is Skyrim using voice commands, and at the time, everyone seemed to think it was a pretty good spoof announcement. As it turns out, however, it wasn't a spoof, and Skyrim: Very Special Edition is an Alexa game that actually exists.

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Bethesda announces The Elder Scrolls VI

Bethesda announces The Elder Scrolls VI

At the tail end of Bethesda's E3 2018 press conference this evening, Todd Howard made a whopper of an announcement, confirming once and for all that The Elder Scrolls VI is indeed a thing that exists. At this point, we're not sure how far along in development it is (if it's in active development at all), but we do know that we're going to be waiting a while for it to arrive. There was no release date given, but Howard said that it's coming after Starfield, another game Bethesda revealed this evening.

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The Elder Scrolls: Blades is an ambitious mobile game that goes beyond mobile

The Elder Scrolls: Blades is an ambitious mobile game that goes beyond mobile

Mobile gaming is crazy big these days. Just look at the number of companies scrambling to make the perfect gaming phone. But the mobile gaming experience isn’t always what it cracked up to be, save for a few standout titles. Naturally, big gaming studios like Bethesda wants in on that market, and, so far, its free-to-play Fallout Shelter has been rather successful. But at E3 2018, famed game designer Todd Howard dropped a bombshell of a reveal. They’re making a new mobile game, The Elder Scrolls: Blades, and it’s not going to be like any mobile game you’ve seen.

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Fallout 76 confirmed as an online game, out later this year

Fallout 76 confirmed as an online game, out later this year

We knew that Fallout 76 was going to be the main attraction at Bethesda's E3 press conference, and the company certainly didn't disappoint in that regard. Bethesda's Todd Howard took the stage to talk at length about Fallout 76 tonight, and in doing so, he gave us a much better idea of what to expect from the game. He also dropped a pretty big bomb (no pun intended there) by announcing that Fallout 76 will be an "entirely" online game.

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Fallout Shelter now on Nintendo Switch, PS4

Fallout Shelter now on Nintendo Switch, PS4

The Fallout franchise is one of those games that aren’t exactly household names but have definitely amassed a faithful following to have been going for years, approaching two decades even. Over time, it has grown from its PC roots to other gaming platforms but it was only with Fallout Shelter that the franchise broke out into mobile. Met with surprising success, the simulation game is now coming to even more devices, including the PS4 and, of course, the Nintendo Switch.

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DOOM Eternal is the sequel you didn’t see coming

DOOM Eternal is the sequel you didn’t see coming

Bethesda’s reboot of one of the most sacred icons of the gaming world was, fortunately for the company, met with success. Updating Doom’s gore and action to modern standards had a few hiccups but mostly passed the usually scathing critiques of gamers. Of course, it was never enough. But while the DOOM reboot was much talked about prior to its release, its sequel was not something many expected, especially in an age of DLCs. And yet at E3 2018, that’s exactly what Bethesda announced: DOOM Eternal.

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The Elder Scrolls Legends is coming to Switch, Xbox One, and PS4

The Elder Scrolls Legends is coming to Switch, Xbox One, and PS4

It's about to get a whole lot easier to play The Elder Scrolls Legends, Bethesda's surprisingly capable answer to the monster that is Hearthstone. The Elder Scrolls Legends has been available for a little over a year on PC, Mac, iOS, and Android, but later this year, Bethesda is going to greatly expand those supporting platform. At its E3 2018 press conference this evening, Bethesda revealed that The Elder Scrolls Legends will be coming to Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

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E3 2018 press conference schedule and what to expect

E3 2018 press conference schedule and what to expect

One of the largest gaming trade shows of the year is nearly upon us. Though E3 2018 doesn't officially kick off until Tuesday, June 12, most major publishers will host press conferences packed with their biggest announcements ahead of time. Electronic Arts is leading the charge this year, unofficially kicking off E3 tomorrow, June 9. EA's show begins four days of announcements from big game publishers, and with so much happening in such a small amount of time, it can be hard to keep everything straight.

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