Bethesda Softworks Archive

  •  World’s Most Anticipated Game in Development at Bethesda Game Studios  Full Details to be Unveiled on June 14th at Bethesda’s E3 Showcase Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today confirmed the upcoming global release of Fallout® 4, the next generation of open-world gaming. The world premiere of the game will take place during Bethesda’s E3 Showcase being held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on June 14th beginning at 7pm PST, and streamed live around the world viaTwitch and YouTube. Fallout 4 is being developed for Xbox One, PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system and PC by award-winning Bethesda Game Studios® under the direction of Todd Howard.  This eagerly-awaited game is the follow up to the 2008 ‘Game of the Year’, […]

    BETHESDA SOFTWORKS ANNOUNCES FALLOUT 4

     World’s Most Anticipated Game in Development at Bethesda Game Studios  Full Details to be Unveiled on June 14th at Bethesda’s E3 Showcase Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today confirmed the upcoming global release of Fallout® 4, the next generation of open-world gaming. The world premiere of the game will take place during Bethesda’s E3 Showcase being held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on June 14th beginning at 7pm PST, and streamed live around the world viaTwitch and YouTube. Fallout 4 is being developed for Xbox One, PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system and PC by award-winning Bethesda Game Studios® under the direction of Todd Howard.  This eagerly-awaited game is the follow up to the 2008 ‘Game of the Year’, […]

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  • This game is the reason I fear entering 2014. I may disappear from reality, never to be seen again.

    Elder Scrolls Online: Character Progression

    This game is the reason I fear entering 2014. I may disappear from reality, never to be seen again.

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  • War, war never changes. My first sense of self was staring down at my tied hands. Pumpkin gloves as I know them. Thick leather gloves that you can use on a farm or ranch. My hands are tied and when I look up there are three men around me. One of them’s shifty, the other cold eyed and the last one dressed in a fancy suit. I look up at him as he smiles at me, draws out his gun, tells me it’s not personal and that the game was fixed and then… Then he shoots me. My vision goes white and I lose consciousness. Or die, depending on how you look at it. These are the opening moments of Bethesda’s fourth Fallout game, Fallout New Vegas. It’s […]

    Fallout: Lost in New Vegas

    War, war never changes. My first sense of self was staring down at my tied hands. Pumpkin gloves as I know them. Thick leather gloves that you can use on a farm or ranch. My hands are tied and when I look up there are three men around me. One of them’s shifty, the other cold eyed and the last one dressed in a fancy suit. I look up at him as he smiles at me, draws out his gun, tells me it’s not personal and that the game was fixed and then… Then he shoots me. My vision goes white and I lose consciousness. Or die, depending on how you look at it. These are the opening moments of Bethesda’s fourth Fallout game, Fallout New Vegas. It’s […]

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  • Bethesda Softworks has worked tirelessly to bring us the latest installment in the Elder Scrolls saga.  Using the latest technology and a brand new graphics engine they have pushed the boundaries of gaming on multiple levels. Although the hype surrounding this game brought unrealistic expectations from many, I have tried to stay level-headed in my expectations.  Bethesda has brought us an amazing game and with this game comes both good and bad. Here are my first impressions including both my praises and my gripes. Take in mind that overall this game is amazing, thus my gripes should be taken lightly.   Five Gripes about Skyrim:   1.  The game is buggy on PC The game is buggy in places, although […]

    SKYRIM: First Impressions

    Bethesda Softworks has worked tirelessly to bring us the latest installment in the Elder Scrolls saga.  Using the latest technology and a brand new graphics engine they have pushed the boundaries of gaming on multiple levels. Although the hype surrounding this game brought unrealistic expectations from many, I have tried to stay level-headed in my expectations.  Bethesda has brought us an amazing game and with this game comes both good and bad. Here are my first impressions including both my praises and my gripes. Take in mind that overall this game is amazing, thus my gripes should be taken lightly.   Five Gripes about Skyrim:   1.  The game is buggy on PC The game is buggy in places, although […]

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  • Which Elder Scrolls game is your favorite?   Tell us which of the five Elder Scrolls games tops your list and why in the comments section! Arena The Elder Scrolls: Arena is a first-person role-playing game, in which you must rescue the Emperor from his dimensional prison by recovering the eight pieces of the Staff of Chaos.   Daggerfall Daggerfall seizes the player and thrusts them into a non-linear world full of plotting, conspiracy and political intrigue.  Armed with their wits and their blade, and magic if they so wish to use it, the player is drawn into one of the most immersive worlds ever to grace the PC.   Morrowind The central quests concern the deity Dagoth Ur, housed […]

    Which Elder Scrolls is your favorite?

    Which Elder Scrolls game is your favorite?   Tell us which of the five Elder Scrolls games tops your list and why in the comments section! Arena The Elder Scrolls: Arena is a first-person role-playing game, in which you must rescue the Emperor from his dimensional prison by recovering the eight pieces of the Staff of Chaos.   Daggerfall Daggerfall seizes the player and thrusts them into a non-linear world full of plotting, conspiracy and political intrigue.  Armed with their wits and their blade, and magic if they so wish to use it, the player is drawn into one of the most immersive worlds ever to grace the PC.   Morrowind The central quests concern the deity Dagoth Ur, housed […]

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  • 11/9/2011 we are 1 day and 18 hours away from the physical launch of SKYRIM. If you’re a Steam subscriber and have pre-ordered through their system you’ll have the game rolling on your PC 3 hours earlier than those of us who wait in line for a midnight release! I thought it would be fitting to take a look back at the history of the Elder Scrolls game series released by Bethesda Softworks over the years.  Most of us started playing right around Morrowind, others Oblivion, but the history goes much deeper than that.  Today we will dig up the old skeleton overlords living in Bethesda’s closet and take a look back at what made Bethesda what it is today. […]

    SKYRIM: 1 day left! ~ The Elder Scrolls: A Look Back…

    11/9/2011 we are 1 day and 18 hours away from the physical launch of SKYRIM. If you’re a Steam subscriber and have pre-ordered through their system you’ll have the game rolling on your PC 3 hours earlier than those of us who wait in line for a midnight release! I thought it would be fitting to take a look back at the history of the Elder Scrolls game series released by Bethesda Softworks over the years.  Most of us started playing right around Morrowind, others Oblivion, but the history goes much deeper than that.  Today we will dig up the old skeleton overlords living in Bethesda’s closet and take a look back at what made Bethesda what it is today. […]

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  • Only 4 days left until SKYRIM!!!!  We’re almost there guys!  What will your first character be?  Race?  Class focus?  Please share in the comments below!!!  

    SKYRIM: Only 4 days left!

    Only 4 days left until SKYRIM!!!!  We’re almost there guys!  What will your first character be?  Race?  Class focus?  Please share in the comments below!!!  

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  • Bethesda Softworks, I am so proud of you. You have come a LONG ways since the days of Arena, Daggerfall, and Morrowind.  Thank you for this gift. If you haven’t seen the live action trailer for SKYRIM yet, feast your eyes upon this!!!

    SKYRIM: Live Action Trailer

    Bethesda Softworks, I am so proud of you. You have come a LONG ways since the days of Arena, Daggerfall, and Morrowind.  Thank you for this gift. If you haven’t seen the live action trailer for SKYRIM yet, feast your eyes upon this!!!

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  • As you can probably tell from my first article, I’m a big Oblivion fan. I’m writing this article to inform you on my top 5 favourite Weapons for Oblivion- Elder Scrolls IV. You can enchant your weapons so they can be stronger and deal more damage. They can Drain Magika and Personality. The possibilities are very much Endless.   1.      Elven Longsword My Favourite weapon would probably have to be the Elven Longsword because of the amazing looks and it gives a fair amount of damage to a foe when you strike them.   2.      Dwarven Claymore The other night I was Goblin Hunting in a derelict mine and I found an Elven Claymore which happened to […]

    Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion – Guide to the Five Best Weapons

    As you can probably tell from my first article, I’m a big Oblivion fan. I’m writing this article to inform you on my top 5 favourite Weapons for Oblivion- Elder Scrolls IV. You can enchant your weapons so they can be stronger and deal more damage. They can Drain Magika and Personality. The possibilities are very much Endless.   1.      Elven Longsword My Favourite weapon would probably have to be the Elven Longsword because of the amazing looks and it gives a fair amount of damage to a foe when you strike them.   2.      Dwarven Claymore The other night I was Goblin Hunting in a derelict mine and I found an Elven Claymore which happened to […]

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  • The Elder Scrolls IV-Oblivion This game is Rated M15+ The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion was released on March 20, 2006. Despite being 5 years old, the game has made its way onto the consoles of PC, PS3 and Xbox360 and has even gone platinum. With the newly anticipated SKYRIM about to be released on the 11.11.11, Elder Scrolls Fans have probably been playing this for the lead up to SKYRIM.   Description Oblivion is a RPG (Role Playing Game) where you can choose out of many different races, all of which are good at various things.   Gameplay At the start of the Game, you have to escape the Imperial Prison sewers in order to gain your freedom, but in […]

    The Elder Scrolls IV

    The Elder Scrolls IV-Oblivion This game is Rated M15+ The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion was released on March 20, 2006. Despite being 5 years old, the game has made its way onto the consoles of PC, PS3 and Xbox360 and has even gone platinum. With the newly anticipated SKYRIM about to be released on the 11.11.11, Elder Scrolls Fans have probably been playing this for the lead up to SKYRIM.   Description Oblivion is a RPG (Role Playing Game) where you can choose out of many different races, all of which are good at various things.   Gameplay At the start of the Game, you have to escape the Imperial Prison sewers in order to gain your freedom, but in […]

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  • Here’s some eye candy for all you Elder Scrolls fanatics.  If you (like me) cannot get enough Skyrim just check out all these killer links that NERD TREK has for you to consume like a bulimic sumo wrestler before the match of his life! Skyrim Mods Skyrim Answers from Bethesda (NERD TREK Exclusive!) Skyrim Interview with Todd Howard Skyrim at E3  [nggallery id=7]

    The Best Skyrim Screenshots

    Here’s some eye candy for all you Elder Scrolls fanatics.  If you (like me) cannot get enough Skyrim just check out all these killer links that NERD TREK has for you to consume like a bulimic sumo wrestler before the match of his life! Skyrim Mods Skyrim Answers from Bethesda (NERD TREK Exclusive!) Skyrim Interview with Todd Howard Skyrim at E3  [nggallery id=7]

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  • Skyrim will feature the same ten races as Oblivion and Morrowind.  You will be able to choose from Argonian, Breton, Dark Elf (Dunmer), High Elf (Altmer), Imperial (Cyrodiil), Khajiit, Nord, Orc (Orsimer), Redguard, and Wood Elf (Bosmer). Bethesda gave us some great images at PAX Prime to pass along to our readers.  If you haven’t already feasted your eyes upon these images you may do so now with unbridled nerdiness!  Have at it!   Argonian ~ Breton ~ Dark Elf (Dunmer) ~ High Elf (Altmer) ~ Imperial (Cyrodiil) ~ Khajiit ~ Nord ~ Orc (Orsimer) ~ Redguard ~ Wood Elf (Bosmer) I had the chance to play Skyrim for 2 hours at PAX Prime in the media booth.  Creating a […]

    Skyrim: Races

    Skyrim will feature the same ten races as Oblivion and Morrowind.  You will be able to choose from Argonian, Breton, Dark Elf (Dunmer), High Elf (Altmer), Imperial (Cyrodiil), Khajiit, Nord, Orc (Orsimer), Redguard, and Wood Elf (Bosmer). Bethesda gave us some great images at PAX Prime to pass along to our readers.  If you haven’t already feasted your eyes upon these images you may do so now with unbridled nerdiness!  Have at it!   Argonian ~ Breton ~ Dark Elf (Dunmer) ~ High Elf (Altmer) ~ Imperial (Cyrodiil) ~ Khajiit ~ Nord ~ Orc (Orsimer) ~ Redguard ~ Wood Elf (Bosmer) I had the chance to play Skyrim for 2 hours at PAX Prime in the media booth.  Creating a […]

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  • Saturday August 27th NERD TREK has a 2 hour interview and demo of SKYRIM!  Before we dive into our interview we ask for your input.  What questions would you like NERD TREK to ask Bethesda?  Send them our way via the comments section below and we will include them in our interview! NERD TREK’s most anticipated game of the year, and what we have been calling Bethesda Softworks “magnum opus”- SKYRIM is due for release 11-11-11.   The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a role-playing video game being developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is the fifth installment in The Elder Scrolls action role-playing video game series, following The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. It is scheduled […]

    NT Exclusive: SKYRIM Interview & Demo at Pax!

    Saturday August 27th NERD TREK has a 2 hour interview and demo of SKYRIM!  Before we dive into our interview we ask for your input.  What questions would you like NERD TREK to ask Bethesda?  Send them our way via the comments section below and we will include them in our interview! NERD TREK’s most anticipated game of the year, and what we have been calling Bethesda Softworks “magnum opus”- SKYRIM is due for release 11-11-11.   The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a role-playing video game being developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is the fifth installment in The Elder Scrolls action role-playing video game series, following The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. It is scheduled […]

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  • I know, NERD TREK has become completely obsessed with Skyrim and it’s all my fault.  I’m a HUGE Elder Scrolls fan and have been following Bethesda Softworks for many years now.  The following is an interview with Skyrim creator Todd Howard, there are many clips- each is based around a different aspect of the upcoming Skyrim video game.  Finally there is an interview with Matt Carofano – Art Director of Skyrim.   Enjoy and please share this with your friends on Facebook, Retweet on Twitter, and subscribe to us on Youtube.  Thanks for visiting and keep checking back as we’ll continue to release more details as soon as they become available. *SKYRIM INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION* FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO WOULD […]

    Skyrim Interview with Todd Howard

    I know, NERD TREK has become completely obsessed with Skyrim and it’s all my fault.  I’m a HUGE Elder Scrolls fan and have been following Bethesda Softworks for many years now.  The following is an interview with Skyrim creator Todd Howard, there are many clips- each is based around a different aspect of the upcoming Skyrim video game.  Finally there is an interview with Matt Carofano – Art Director of Skyrim.   Enjoy and please share this with your friends on Facebook, Retweet on Twitter, and subscribe to us on Youtube.  Thanks for visiting and keep checking back as we’ll continue to release more details as soon as they become available. *SKYRIM INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION* FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO WOULD […]

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  • It’s here, the E3 footage of my most heavily anticipated game this decade- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Instead of beating around the bush let’s cut right to the chase and check it out. So many websites blather on about their feelings and opinions regarding this game. I think those who choose to play such an open ended game are intelligent, creative people who can think for themselves. Thus, I present the Skyrim video footage, Skyrim facts, Skyrim Screenshots, and finally a bad ass Skyrim background for your computer desktop! It’s everything you need and nothing you don’t, all in one place. Make sure you share this with your friends and follow NERD TREK on Facebook and Twitter. SKYRIM FACTS […]

    Skyrim: E3

    It’s here, the E3 footage of my most heavily anticipated game this decade- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Instead of beating around the bush let’s cut right to the chase and check it out. So many websites blather on about their feelings and opinions regarding this game. I think those who choose to play such an open ended game are intelligent, creative people who can think for themselves. Thus, I present the Skyrim video footage, Skyrim facts, Skyrim Screenshots, and finally a bad ass Skyrim background for your computer desktop! It’s everything you need and nothing you don’t, all in one place. Make sure you share this with your friends and follow NERD TREK on Facebook and Twitter. SKYRIM FACTS […]

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  • The scoop on Skyrim character development via Todd Howard of Bethesda Softworks! One of the best things about Skyrim versus Oblivion is that instead of having to make a decision in the start of the game as to what kind of character class you would like to be, you instead naturally develop your character over the course of the game. Whatever skills you focus on become better and skills you ignore stay where they are. Should you decide to become a jack of all trades, it will take you a lot longer to level up. Here’s the full scoop via NERD TREK YOUTUBE: PRE-ORDER SKYRIM NOW! – GameStop.com

    Skyrim: the Scoop on character creation

    The scoop on Skyrim character development via Todd Howard of Bethesda Softworks! One of the best things about Skyrim versus Oblivion is that instead of having to make a decision in the start of the game as to what kind of character class you would like to be, you instead naturally develop your character over the course of the game. Whatever skills you focus on become better and skills you ignore stay where they are. Should you decide to become a jack of all trades, it will take you a lot longer to level up. Here’s the full scoop via NERD TREK YOUTUBE: PRE-ORDER SKYRIM NOW! – GameStop.com

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  • From reading my other posts you will quickly discern that I am a huge Elder Scrolls fan.  I wasn’t always this way, before I stumbled upon the game Morrowind I was into D&D as a tabletop game and only Final Fantasy seemed to have a plot interesting enough to grasp my short attention span.  When I played Morrowind for the first time my head nearly exploded.  A game like D&D where you can go anywhere and do anything you want?  How fucking cool is that?  I played Morrowind for sometimes days at a time with little time in between to eat and sleep.  Let’s just say that Elder Scrolls games are like my World of Warcraft. Oblivion was a step […]

    Oblivion: Best Replay Value EVER!

    From reading my other posts you will quickly discern that I am a huge Elder Scrolls fan.  I wasn’t always this way, before I stumbled upon the game Morrowind I was into D&D as a tabletop game and only Final Fantasy seemed to have a plot interesting enough to grasp my short attention span.  When I played Morrowind for the first time my head nearly exploded.  A game like D&D where you can go anywhere and do anything you want?  How fucking cool is that?  I played Morrowind for sometimes days at a time with little time in between to eat and sleep.  Let’s just say that Elder Scrolls games are like my World of Warcraft. Oblivion was a step […]

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  • Here is the Skyrim trailer we have been waiting for! The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is due for release on 11-11-11 by Bethesda Softworks and I for one cannot get enough of the details that have been released for this game. This trailer finally contains some actual footage of the game in action. This trailer blew me away! Here’s the good stuff, stop listening to me ramble on and get on with it! Please share this with your friends on Facebook and take a minute to “Like” us while you’re at it! Thanks for supporting NERDTREK.com! How is my Xbox going to handle the load on the poorly designed GPU chips without bursting into flames? No matter, I have ordered […]

    Skyrim Trailer – This is what we’ve been waiting for!

    Here is the Skyrim trailer we have been waiting for! The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is due for release on 11-11-11 by Bethesda Softworks and I for one cannot get enough of the details that have been released for this game. This trailer finally contains some actual footage of the game in action. This trailer blew me away! Here’s the good stuff, stop listening to me ramble on and get on with it! Please share this with your friends on Facebook and take a minute to “Like” us while you’re at it! Thanks for supporting NERDTREK.com! How is my Xbox going to handle the load on the poorly designed GPU chips without bursting into flames? No matter, I have ordered […]

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  • ORIGINALLY POSTED 12 DECEMBER 2010 Bethesda Softworks the Elder Scrolls 5 which was originally rumored to be a direct sequel to Oblivion has officially been announced to great fanfare. The release date for Elder Scrolls V Skyrim is 11-11-11 and was announced at the Spike TV Video Game Awards. Unlike Oblivion, Elder Scrolls V Skyrim will be using a brand new engine which has been promised by Bethesda Softworks to be less buggy and a lot smoother.  

    Bethesda Softworks Elder Scrolls V Release date 11-11-11

    ORIGINALLY POSTED 12 DECEMBER 2010 Bethesda Softworks the Elder Scrolls 5 which was originally rumored to be a direct sequel to Oblivion has officially been announced to great fanfare. The release date for Elder Scrolls V Skyrim is 11-11-11 and was announced at the Spike TV Video Game Awards. Unlike Oblivion, Elder Scrolls V Skyrim will be using a brand new engine which has been promised by Bethesda Softworks to be less buggy and a lot smoother.  

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  • ORIGINALLY POSTED 11 JANUARY 2011 Yesterday I opened my mailbox and was surprised to see a black magazine hiding amongst the bills.  As I peered into the darkness I could faintly make out a gray text upon what appeared to be the back cover which instantly brought images of the Elder Scrolls flashing into my mind.  “Skyrim?”  I said aloud as I brushed the archaic physical bills aside as if to say ‘shame on you’ to the companies for not offering auto-pay online.  After cleansing the sacred text of useless paper debt collectors I gently lifted the light tome and removed it from the mailbox.  Turning the magazine over the silver emblem of the new Elder Scrolls game “Skyrim” was prominently […]

    SKYRIM: the delicious details have finally arrived.

    ORIGINALLY POSTED 11 JANUARY 2011 Yesterday I opened my mailbox and was surprised to see a black magazine hiding amongst the bills.  As I peered into the darkness I could faintly make out a gray text upon what appeared to be the back cover which instantly brought images of the Elder Scrolls flashing into my mind.  “Skyrim?”  I said aloud as I brushed the archaic physical bills aside as if to say ‘shame on you’ to the companies for not offering auto-pay online.  After cleansing the sacred text of useless paper debt collectors I gently lifted the light tome and removed it from the mailbox.  Turning the magazine over the silver emblem of the new Elder Scrolls game “Skyrim” was prominently […]

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  • Bethesda Softworks had claimed that another Elder Scrolls Oblivion quest based game was not in the works and that the studio was concentrating on other games for the time being.  Now news has leaked about a potential Oblivion SEQUEL which would continue the storyline where it left off in the last  game.  

    Elder Scrolls Oblivion: Part 2?

    Bethesda Softworks had claimed that another Elder Scrolls Oblivion quest based game was not in the works and that the studio was concentrating on other games for the time being.  Now news has leaked about a potential Oblivion SEQUEL which would continue the storyline where it left off in the last  game.  

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