Showing posts with label Bethesda Softworks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bethesda Softworks. Show all posts

Friday, April 13, 2018

Doom 2 May Be Announced at E3 2018

The gates of Hell are probably going to open on Mars soon again as publisher Bethesda Softworks has teased us so. We are talking about one of the best first-person shooter games ever made and expecting an announcement for a sequel to 2016's Doom from the newly rebooted franchise. If we got the indication right according to a studio executive from Bethesda, then Doom 2 will be announced at E3 2018. In that case, we should be prepared to deal with hell demons on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Doom 2 May Be Announced at E3 2018

RELATED: Doom 4K Update

Back in 1993, Doom introduced us to the madness of first-person shooter games and took players on a roller costar ride to Hell and beyond. After the original, a sequel, Doom II followed next year and Doom 3 came out a decade later. We even received a live-action Doom movie featuring Hollywood superstar Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (Baywatch, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle). However, that one failed miserably and entire series took a reboot with 2016's Doom game, which reinvented the franchise.

RELATED: Doom on Switch Adds Motion Controls

Lately, Pete Hines, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Bethesda Softworks was present in an event at PAX East and in an interview he was asked what they are planning for the latter half of 2018. In response, he said:

“I couldn’t give you any guesses as to what we’re going to announce and when those games will be out. But I will say, we have a lot of new stuff to talk about at E3. Whether or not folks realize it, this is the hell on Earth time for us with E3. We are in the midst of so much planning and work for all of that content but I’m really excited."
Though he did not mention the word "Doom" or "Sequel" a single time but fans of the series may have already realized what went down there. For those who are still trying to figure out what was in Hines’ comments, we suggest you to focus on his mention of "Hell on Earth". The actual sequel of the first game was titled "Doom II: Hell on Earth", which place on Earth as demons from Hell have laid an invasion. That brings our hero Doomguy back in action to save our planet as well as mankind.

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Doom II: Hell on Earth Cover Artwork

RELATED: Doom's Nintendo Switch Release Date

Originally debuted on MS-DOS, Hell on Earth was an overall improvement on everything its predecessor was and became a best-selling title upon release. If Bethesda is actually teasing that title and can do things right like they did on reboot of Doom in 2016, we are waiting for another potential critical and commercial success ahead of time. Right now, Bethesda is probably prioritizing this one because E3 2018 is nearing. Besides, they also announced Wolfenstein II and The Evil Within 2 at last year's E3.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Doom 4K Update

Pretty sure whether you are just an average first person shooter fan or a Doom lover, you would definitely appreciate the sadistic enjoyment of slaying demons on Mars. We had to give it to developer id Software to team up with publisher Bethesda Softworks to rejuvenate the fan-favorite Doom series with 2016's release of the same name. With their regular series of updates, they are keeping the game fresh and the newest update should make console fans happy because Doom will now support 4K!

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Doom 4K Update

RELATED: Doom on Switch Adds Motion Controls

Yes, that's right. This is an age of upgraded graphics and since we are living in a time when world's most powerful video game consoles are available to experience some of the finest visuals, we should feast our eyes. The newest update dated for March 29, heading towards the game will allow people to enjoy 4K resolution on PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X. This is only fitting that Doom is finally adding cutting-edge graphics display to their fast-paced shooting title.

RELATED: Doom VFR Out Now

We have a short display of how it would feel to chop off the heads of demons from Hell in this new gameplay trailer.




The core fun of brutally massacring the demon hordes of Hell is now intensified a few folds. Those BFG blasts you shoot will be felt like never before and so the fun of slicing chainsaw through your enemy heads will be uncomfortably satisfying. The 4K resolution patch is only exclusive for the above mentioned platforms as the other consoles do not support higher caliber of graphics superiority like them.

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New Stunning 4K Resolution

RELATED: Doom and Wolfenstein II Comes to Nintendo Switch

After the worldwide release of Doom on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Bethesda focused on a port for Nintendo Switch in 2017. Now, the latest update will include PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X to their available platform list as well. Doom is already pretty great on any given day and now running on 4K is going to make it even better. The publisher has urged the players to upload their very own 4K screenshots on social media and tag them too.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Doom on Switch Adds Motion Controls

If first-person shooter game Doom from id Software has taught us anything that would be blasting off demons is never a boring chore. People who want to have this simple enjoyment on-the-go have sought to the Nintendo Switch version of the game when this demon-slaying fest debuted on the platform. With a newly released update, Doom has added "Motion Controls" for Switch console.

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Doom on Switch Adds Motion Controls

RELATED: Doom VFR Out Now

Ever since the game is ported to Switch, people have been asking about "Motion Aiming" using the built-in gyroscope of the Joy-Con to let them aim more accurately. The traditional aiming with the analog stick of the controller is still there but mixing the two options at hand, you can play the game with more precise control. Courtesy of 1.1.1 patch, you can find the "Motion Aiming" option under the setting menu for Controller.

RELATED: Doom's Nintendo Switch Release Date

Aiming at your enemies with the game stick can be a bit painful and tough when there are massive oncoming hordes on your way to overwhelm you. So, without any mention of the most-requested feature, Bethesda just added it to the menu so that you can aim better with a simple tilt of the console. Perhaps, they had it planned all along and saw the release of this new patch a nice way to let people have some more fun. Players who gave it a shot claim that, this new update definitely increases game's performance for them.


RELATED: Doom and Wolfenstein II Comes to Nintendo Switch

The brand-new patch also comes with support for multiplayer fans as a new party system is now part of Doom's multiplayer. This is a great way to gather your friends and troops online to join the monster slaying fest on Hell. A new Game Icon will now appear below the main menu of Nintendo Switch, just like the one you saw on the game's boxart. Besides, apart from Motion Controls and Party Support, the patch offers a few minor fixes to improve the experience, which includes some audio issues too.

RELATED: Doom, Fallout 4 and Skyrim VR Release Date

Doom is a reboot of the popular video game series from the 90's by id Software and Bethesda Softworks, released on 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. On November 10, 2017, the game has been ported to Nintendo Switch worldwide to spread out the thrill of demon-hunting on the small screens as well. The game now has support for traditional Chinese language and CPU optimizations are better than before.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Evil Within 2 First-Person Mode Update

While everyone around the world is in the mood for Valentine's Day, developer Tango Gameworks and publisher Bethesda Softworks was busy thinking what to give their fans this year on such an occasion. They eventually came up with an idea for their survival horror title The Evil Within 2, that is something many players have been asking for since the release. They have brought an update that will let you play the game in first-person view.

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The Evil Within 2 First Person Mode Update

RELATED: The Evil Within 2 Ending Explained

With a brand-new trailer from Bethesda, we see the horrific things inside STEM through Sebastian’s eyes now.




Following the launch of The Evil Within 2, some curious fans discovered that part of the game can be played in a first-person mode and for a survival horror title, that is truly a mind-blowing experience. So, they started requesting to the community to make this feature available for the entirety of the game and looks like Tango Gameworks have granted their wish. With the newly released update for the game, you can now play the whole game in first-person perspective regardless of your platform.

RELATED: The Evil Within 2: Customize Experience


To get the first-person view activated in The Evil Within 2, you need to go to Options>General> First-Person Mode>Enabled and you are all good to go play the game from Detective Sebastian Castellanos' viewpoint. Depending on your in-game situation, you can turn off the mode and switch back to the regular perspective. This chance to toggling the mode on and off at times can also shift the outcome of your gameplay a bit.

RELATED: The Evil Within 2 Tie-In Comics

The success of other first-person horror games like Outlast II and Resident Evil 7 clearly depicts how much people love to experience the gameplay of this genre first hand as all the threat seems more lifelike and scarier, which is the point of playing a horror game in the first place for most. So, Producer Shinsaku Ohara of Tango Gameworks decided to gave it a shot when fans started requesting for it.

RELATED: The Evil Within 2: "Survive" Gameplay Trailer


Survival horror game The Evil Within 2 was published by Bethesda Softworks to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. There is also a chance for you to get a Free Trial for the game and the first-person mode will also be there. Plus, upon purchasing the title, your progress will be carried to the main game and you get a 50% off on digital sale. The offer is valid till February 19 for Steam and February 20 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Elder Scrolls Online: Dragon Bones DLC Out Now

Get ready to defend the land of Tamriel once again as Elder Scrolls Online is bringing their latest DLC game pack Dragon Bones for you to slay some more ancient monsters. The DLC is not the only thing that you are getting though. Update 17 is also gone live now and is absolutely free for everyone! Today these two are released on Mac and PC. By February 27, players on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One consoles will also be able to join the action.

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Elder Scrolls Online: Dragon Bones DLC Out Now

Dragon Bones DLC will be accessible to the Plus members of Elder Scrolls Online or purchasing crowns from in-game Crown Store in exchange for 1500 crowns will do. With the DLC and update 17, you will be getting two new dungeons to explore, improvements on combat, two new Battlegrounds and more.

RELATED: Doom, Fallout 4 and Skyrim VR Release Date

Dragon Bones DLC
Elder Scrolls Online's newest DLC, Dragon Bones comes with two brand-new dungeons; Scalecaller Peak and Fang Lair. You are allowed to choose the normal or veteran difficulties to complete the cells. Then there is veteran hard mode it the previous modes were not challenging enough for you. As soon as you enter one of the two new dungeons, the Renegade Dragon Priest Mask will be added to your collection so that you can dress up like ancient stewards of the dragons.

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Renegade Dragon Priest Mask

Scalecaller Peak
Peryite is the Daedric Prince of Pestilence, who returns with Zaan the Scalecaller in her quest to ravage Tamriel with a deadly plague. The plague-twisted monsters and cultists will be on your way to enter the temple of Scalecaller. The resurrected Dragon Priest is another adversary on your path to stop her before it is too late to save Tamriel. Should you succeed in your job, you are rewarded with achievements, costumes and skins.

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Ruins of Fang Lair

Fang Lair
The mighty dragon Thurvokun chose the Fang Lair as a resting place and now a Necromancer cult is also living there along with other monstrosities. Going by the name Blackmarrow Cult, they are not interested in the lost treasure but their goal is to reanimate the bones of the deceased mighty dragon. To prevent this from happening, you will have to stand against Necromancer Orryn the Black.

Update 17
Update 17 is basically a free patch to the main game that was released side by side with Dragon Bones. New features that come along with this one will improve the gameplay experience of Elder Scrolls Online for all players.

Outfit System
The new Outfit System will let you customize possibly every piece of your look to have a unique appearance and whatever gear you are wearing doesn't matter either. Not only you will have an outfit that you can customize for gold but the in-game Crown Store also lets you buy other Outfits and Outfit Change Tokens, so that you can save up your gold. All you need to get started is to find a new Outfit Station for you.

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Home Storage Feature

Home Storage
Storage containers are added as a new furnishings type that will help you free up spaces of your own home and stock up bankable items. Your bank, craft bag or inventory can now have more room to spare. When your character reaches to level 18, you will receive the first one of those as level-up reward. The other seven containers can be found in the Crown Store or you can have them from in-game vendors.

New Level-Up Experience
Just so that the ESO players understand how to better develop their game characters, a new level-up experience is brought in. As you are going to level up, you will collect unique rewards and gameplay tips that will come in handy. A Skills Advisor tool is also there for you to select your character’s skills and abilities as you see fit.

Combat Improvements
The regular combat system of Elder Scrolls Online sees a major change throughout this patch that will bring improvements to Synergies. Area-of-effect caps, block costs, to cast-time abilities and interrupts are all subject to change for a more responsive battle. How Heavy Attacks and the Off Balance mechanic used to work before will also vary now.

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New Battlegrounds to Conquer

RELATED: Elder Scrolls Online: Horns of The Reach DLC Out Now

There are two brand-new Battlegrounds added to Update 17 patch so that you and your team can test yourselves at these grounds. The first one is an Orc stronghold called Mor Khazgur, which will be an ideal place for 4v4v4 battles. The second one, Deeping Drome is beneath Tamriel and the glowing mushrooms on the deep corners of the road ahead.

Elder Scrolls Online is a multiplayer online role-playing game from ZeniMax Online Studios and Bethesda Softworks, released for Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Hopefully the new Scalecaller Peak and Fang Lair dungeons from Dragon Bones DLC will keep the players busy and the improvements of Update 17 patch let them have some more fun with the game.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Doom VFR Out Now

If you fantasize about fighting against hordes of demons and blasting their brains off then Doom is surely your thing. But how about you take things up a bit with a VR controller in Doom VFR? Things will go boom for sure and you are gonna love it if you're not faint of heart. You will wield the Super Shotgun or the destructive BFG while almost feeling the weight of the weapon and have the most epic experience of Doom!

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Doom VFR Out Now

We are getting into the details of Doom VFR shortly after you take a quick look at what it offers to the players in this short clip below.




You will find yourself amidst a chaos which started as demons from Hell starts pouring out from a portal on the UAC Martian Research facility. All are dead but only you are left till they put the drop on you. There was a top-secret UAC operational contingency protocol which shifts your consciousness into another body in the base. This may seem like a teleportation movement in the base at times.

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Massacre Demons in VR

So, the bursting demonic skulls and shooting stuff into a virtual reality hell in Doom VFR is really something that will always bound to keep you on the edge of your seat. Though you are certainly outnumbered by the massive number of your enemies but you will never out of choice for a gun from your arsenal that will not satisfy you by blowing your demonic opponents to bits. The BFG, Heavy Assault Rifle and Plasma Rifle are only a few to name among them.

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Virtual Reality Hell

It doesn't take for a genius to know that in a first-person shooter game, you always got to keep moving as it is the key-part of your survival. Doom VFR is no different in this case as well. Plus, if you are using your trusty PS VR Aim controller, the accuracy of your aim to kill will give you some great demon-slaying satisfaction. Oh, there are five unique weapon mods to blow up those fiends back to the depth of Hell they came from.

Doom VFR is already out compatible with PlayStation VR and HTC Vive headsets for players to enjoy worldwide. While some might think that the game probably is just a VR version of the 2016's title it is actually much more than that. This one is a carefully crafted version to outfit the strength and weaknesses of VR and it's really worth your interest.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider for Xbox One X

Since Xbox One X is the new craze and most powerful console on the market, Bethesda Softworks and Arkane Studios has been working on enhancing the third installment of the Dishonored series; Dishonored: Death of the Outsider for some time to be compatible with Microsoft’s newest console and may players can enjoy all the excitement of the game at the comfort of their own favorable platform. The wait is finally over and the game is already updated.

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Dishonored: Death of the Outsider for Xbox One X

RELATED: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands for Xbox One X

The update is exclusive to Xbox One X and it includes 4K Ultra HD support, shadows quality of the characters has been improved, shadows quality has been worked on as well as anti-aliasing. Because of the superior GPU power of the Xbox One X, graphics quality is now on high definition and the game looks a lot better than it ever did. Level details and texture definition are at their best and that is not exaggerating at all.

To give you people a primary idea of what this update changes in the game for you, Bethesda Softworks dropped a trailer for the update and it is definitely in full 4K.




The updates are already available and all they need is to be downloaded from Xbox Live but you should also keep it in mind that the size will be considerably huge and that's going to cost you a lot of bandwidth. The 4K definition features and textures are not something that comes in light but in the end, it would be worth it. The liquidity of the action scenes are just the way now as they were meant to be for the players from the beginning.

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Dishonored 2 + Dishonored: Death of the Outsider Updated for Xbox One X


Dishonored: Death of the Outsider is already out worldwide to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from onwards September 2017. Oh, and not only Death of the Outsider gets to celebrate the joy in 4K but Dishonored 2 gets the Xbox One X enhanced makeover at the same occasion too. So, get your hands on one of this stealth action-adventure games to experience the thrill with the powerful GPU of Xbox One X.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Out Now

America needs saving right now from the Nazi forces that has taken over the great country of the brave and who else to do it better than BJ Blazkowicz? He is the last hope of bringing freedom to his people and the one who can overthrow the Nazi Empire by set another American Revolution in motion in one of the most awaited and anticipated sequel of the Wolfenstein series, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.

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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Out Now

After the previous adventures, Kreisau Circle found Blazkowicz in a coma-induced state and retrieved him from there to revive. Now, Blazkowicz is back in his boots to jump into the heart of action against the hordes of Nazi enemies that has taken over his land for long. But enough is enough and now's BJ's time to roll with those machine guns against the enemy and re-liberate the United States of America to make it great again.

BJ's old nemesis, the sadistic Nazi commander Frau Engel is back to stop him from being victorious in his quest and her army of über soldiers are fully determined to make sure it happens. It's not just the soldiers that our brave hero has to deal with but there are big-ass Nazi war machines that will force to use all the fire-power of your arsenal like the rapid-fire grenade launcher or the Dieselkratwerk.

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Nazi War Machines

From a post-apocalyptic Manhattan to the lands of New Mexico, you will ride along with BJ in his mission for freedom. Several familiar faces like Anya, Caroline and Max Hass will show up as well as new characters to join our hero of liberty in his quest. Together they all will build a strong resistance against the Nazis.

Belonging to the action-adventure first-person shooter video game, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is already out now and it will be available to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from now on, courtesy of Bethesda Softworks and MachineGames. Nintendo Switch owners will probably get their hands on the game sometime in 2018.