Here’s an update on our pre-order plans for Fallout: New Vegas at Best Buy. With a $5 deposit on your pre-order (regular or Collector’s Edition), you’ll receive four collectible coasters themed after the casinos on the New Vegas strip. Additionally, you’ll still receive the Mercenary Pack shown here.
For full details on pre-ordering at Best Buy, click here.
The Cacodemon’s perfectly pixel-crafted face graces one of the many covers of this month’s GamesTM. The magazine is celebrating its 100th issue by counting down the 100 greatest games of all time, with DOOM, Oblivion and Fallout 3 all making the list.
Impressively, all 100 games got their own cover for the month, so click below for a look at the Oblivion and Fallout spreads: Continue reading full article ›
When someone said we were expanding to Benelux, I just assumed we were starting a brand of Fallout-themed cologne. As it turns out, Benelux is a place, and has been since 1946. And now Bethesda is in that place.
Bethesda Softworks, a ZeniMax Media company, today announced the continued expansion of its global operations, opening a Benelux office in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Bethesda Softworks, headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, currently has international offices located in London, Tokyo, Paris, and Frankfurt.
The fifth and final Brink video documentary is now available to check out above. Focusing on the crazy ideas generated by Brink’s developers, the doc highlights the impressively balanced arsenal of weapons that you’ll have access to in the game.
For a collection of the four previous docs, head to IGN.
In celebration of PAX, Gamestop is offering free overnight shipping on Hunted, Fallout: New Vegas*, Brink, and RAGE. Between now and September 10th, head here to pre-order the games, and be sure to enter the special promo code PAXBETH.
*this promotion is not valid for the Fallout: New Vegas Collector’s Edition.
In a few short hours, day one of PAX begins. Before I head over to the Washington State Convention Center, I thought I’d share a few snaps from our booth (and the above shot with an amazing view of the Seattle skyline).
If you’re coming to the show, be sure to head to our booth and say hello.
We here at Bethesda have someexperience with fighting Terminators. Now the Terminator is back, Bennett, and he doesn’t want your clothes, your boots or your motorcycle — he wants your video games.
In November, the Supreme Court will hear Schwarzenegger v. EMA, an important case you may have heard something about. The state of California will argue in support of legislation that would make it illegal to sell violent games to minors there. Think that has nothing to do with you? Wrong! Here’s what’s got the Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA) so spooked:
Agreeing [with the EMA] would mean that [the Supreme Court justices] believe that video games are, and should continue to be, First Amendment protected speech; just like books, movies and music. The court disagreeing would mean that they think video games should be treated differently. This could lead to new bills and laws curtailing video game access in states across the country.
It’s not just about violent games and minors — it’s about protecting the medium as an art form like any other.
So no more games; do it! Do it now! Come on! Do it! Come on! Consider supporting the EMA by visiting http://www.gamerpetition.org/ and petitioning the Supreme Court. Because while you may not live in Cauliflornia, every gamer could be in a world of hurt if the EMA loses.
This month 1Up is touring offices of game developers across the country. Recently they caught up with id Software’s creative director, Tim Willits, for a tour of the team’s office in Mesquite, TX. Watch the video above.