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As gamers here at HotHardware, we can't think of many better ways to blow off steam at the end of a hard day than relaxing with our favorite games. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has been one of our top favorite games over the past 11 years and it is without a doubt one of the most popular in the magic and... Read more...
Bethesda Softworks is a game company that surely needs no introduction. As the developers of the beloved Elder Scrolls games and more recent titles in the Fallout series, they're known globally for their open-world action-roleplaying hybrids. That's not a new trend; the company's second game was The Elder Scrolls:... Read more...
Will we ever see a new Fallout or Elder Scrolls game in our lifetime? We are starting to feel a little like Rose Dawson from the Titanic as she recounts her story. Bethesda’s Todd Howard recently confirmed that Fallout 5 will in fact be published after Elder Scrolls VI, but that it will be quite some time before the... Read more...
You probably didn't know this, but Bethesda Softworks actually got its start developing science-fiction games. In fact, some of its earliest titles were actually based on the Terminator film license. The studio is now by far most famous for creating the Elder Scrolls series of high-fantasy RPGs, but science fiction is... Read more...
It's the end of an era, though not very long one. The Bethesda Launcher is shutting down. But what about all of those games you purchased exclusively through the Bethesda launcher? Worry not, because you can transfer them to Steam through a relatively straightforward proess. In February Bethesda announced the... Read more...
Bethesda on Tuesday announced it is sunsetting its own launcher and, starting in early April, you'll be able to migrate your games and Wallet to your Steam account. This should be a mostly seamless process, though Bethesda wanted to give gamers an advanced heads up to prepare for the migration, game saves and... Read more...
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim turns a decade old next month, and in celebration of 10 years of relevance, Bethesda is releasing a 10th Anniversary Edition to PC and consoles. Bethesda has talked about this before, but now it's offering up a sneak peek at what's in store for all you Dragborn who might be looking for new... Read more...
If you're reading this site, then Quake surely needs no introduction. As the father of online FPS deathmatch, the legendary classic holds a place in the pantheon of foundational video game history. Id Software's first fully-3D FPS got the Night Dive remaster treatment recently, and the results are pretty solid. The... Read more...
In the spring, Id Software and Bethesda announced that they would bring real-time ray tracing and NVIDIA DLSS 2.0 to the Vulkan-powered Doom Eternal. When we reviewed thsi latest Doom title, we found that it was already pretty stunning graphically while running really well on all kinds of different hardware. High performance and a bevy of... Read more...
When we last visited Doom Eternal earlier this week, the game's underlying id Tech 7 engine was upgraded to support both NVIDIA's Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) 2.0 technology and real-time ray tracing. However, at this time, the support is limited to NVIDIA's GeForce RTX family of graphics cards. Now, we're... Read more...
Bethesda finally revealed a trailer for its upcoming game Starfield during E3. The reveal was accompanied by a few details about the game's aesthetic, play style, and release date. Unfortunately, it was also noted that Starfield will not be available on the Playstation 5. Representatives from Bethesda have issued an... Read more...
Starfield was initially teased at E3 2018. We have since learned very little about Bethesda’s next major AAA game. However, a recent interview with Bethesda’s Todd Howard has revealed a bit more about what one can expect from the game. Here is what we know so far about Starfield. Starfield is set in three hundred... Read more...
E3 is just around the corner and many developers are gearing up for big announcements and events. Bethesda in particular just provided a few updates about Fallout 76. Some players will unfortunately be disappointed by some of the news. Fallout 76’s Nuclear Winter battle royale mode will officially sunset this coming... Read more...
Doom Eternal's next and final DLC, The Ancient Gods – Part 2, comes out tomorrow and should be a hell-razing good time. Developer iD Software announced the expansion with a tweet and trailer, which you can see below, but at the end of the day, the “war against Hell ends here.” The Ancient Gods – Part 2 follows Doom... Read more...
Microsoft recently implemented FPS Boost for its Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X game consoles. FPS Boost allows games initially designed for previous-generation Xbox hardware to leverage the superior hardware of the Xbox Series S/X for improved performance. In many cases, FPS Boost can double the frame rate of... Read more...
This has been an interesting week in the land of video games, with Microsoft having officially received regulatory approval to proceed with its $7.5 billion acquisition of ZeniMax, which owns Bethesda. Microsoft's Phil Spencer was quick to confirm that some future Bethesda titles would be exclusive to Xbox and PC, and... Read more...
Earlier in the week, we reported that Microsoft got the green light from the SEC and European Commission to purchase ZeniMax Media and all the sub-development studios. It seems Microsoft is moving rather quickly on the acquisition as some ZeniMax Media games will be coming to Xbox Game Pass tomorrow. As Will Tuttle... Read more...
Yesterday, we reported that Microsoft gained regulatory approval from the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the European Commission to acquire ZeniMax. For those not in the know, ZeniMax has several wildly popular game franchises under its umbrella, including DOOM, Fallout, and The Elder Scrolls. At... Read more...
Late last year, Microsoft announced a deal to buy ZeniMax Media and subsidiary Bethesda Studios with IPs such as Fallout, DOOM, and The Elder Scrolls franchises. The $7.5 billion deal would also include id Software, Arkane, MachineGames, and others. Now, Microsoft is one step closer to sealing the deal as both the... Read more...
If you ended up skipping Rage 2 when it released last year, now is your chance to add it to your game library at no cost, rather than fork over $59.99 for the title. That's because it is free in the Epic Games Store right now. It is one of two free games up for grabs, and is available at no cost until 11:00am on... Read more...
It has been over a decade since everyone’s favorite wise-cracking archaeologist has made an appearance in a major video game. Thankfully that is all about to change. Bethesda recently announced that a new Indiana Jones game is in the works. Bethesda posted a short teaser trailer of the upcoming Indiana Jones video... Read more...
If people can get Doom running on old Nintendo hardware, surely Doom can come to the Nintendo Switch, right? Well, Bethesda is telling gamers to “Prepare for Joy-Con Carnage” as Doom: Eternal will be coming to the Nintendo Switch on December 8th. Doom: Eternal is the action-packed fifth entry into the Doom series... Read more...
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