Bethesda Softworks Mourns Loss of Game Artist Adam Adamowicz

This week Bethesda Softworks and players of their great games lost artist Adam Adamowicz to cancer. Known for putting his signature touch on games like Fallout, Oblivion and Skyrim, he will be greatly missed. Bethesda has setup a memorial page to honor Adam with a sampling of his work. There is also a link to donate money to the American Cancer Society. From the memorial page: This past week we were heartbroken to lose our good friend and colleague, Adam Adamowicz. His artwork and creativity defined our games in so many ways. Many of you have seen his work and … Continue reading Bethesda Softworks Mourns Loss of Game Artist Adam Adamowicz

Mod Madness: Skyrim Creation Kit Hits 2 Million Downloads

ZeniMax Media Inc. today announced that the Creation Kit, a free tool that allows PC players to create their own custom content for Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, has been enthusiastically received by PC gamers who have been uploading, downloading, and installing custom content through the Skyrim Workshop on Steam. Within a week of the release of the Creation Kit, gamers have downloaded more than 2 million mods via the Skyrim Workshop. More than 2,500 mods have been published by the gaming community, all of which are available for free. Worldwide revenues generated by Skyrim have placed it among … Continue reading Mod Madness: Skyrim Creation Kit Hits 2 Million Downloads

Skyrim Gets Free High-Resolution Texture Pack

The Skyrim Creation Kit is now available. Along with the Creation Kit, Bethesda also released the Skyrim High-Resolution Texture Pack as a free download. Both the Creation Kit and High-Resolution Texture Pack are available free via Steam. With the Creation Kit’s release, fans can now upload, download, and install custom content through the Skyrim Workshop on Steam making sharing mods easier than ever before. You can access the Skyrim Workshop via mods.elderscrolls.com. Experience The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim as you’ve never seen it before with the Skyrim High-Resolution Texture Pack. Make sure your system requirements exceed Skyrim’s recommended specs before … Continue reading Skyrim Gets Free High-Resolution Texture Pack

RAGE: Campaign Edition Ships

Bethesda Softworks, a ZeniMax Media company, in partnership with Aspyr Media, Inc., today announced that RAGE: Campaign Edition is now available for the Mac worldwide. This action-packed new shooter from id Software has been published for the Mac by Aspyr, the leader in Mac games publishing. The game can be digitally downloaded in English, French or German now via Apple’s Mac App Store, Aspyr’s own digital store GameAgent.com, and through other supporting Mac digital retailers. In RAGE: Campaign Edition you will take on bandit gangs and hordes of mutants with an arsenal of exotic weapons and special items, such as … Continue reading RAGE: Campaign Edition Ships

PC Gamers Rejoice: Skyrim Creation Kit Materializes

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s Creation Kit, the content creation mod tool, is available via the Steam download service. This will give PC gamers the exact same tools used by the developers at Bethesda to make dungeons, mods, weapons, characters, outfits, armor, monsters, NPCs and anything else they can imagine. Using the steam workshop service, gamers will soon be able to read the descriptions of mods, review them, and try out their favorites within the game. Gamers can even subscribe to their favorite modder’s channel, whereupon newly create mods from that artist will be automatically downloaded and added to the … Continue reading PC Gamers Rejoice: Skyrim Creation Kit Materializes

QuakeCon 2012 Announced For August

QuakeCon is the ultimate video game festival and party. QuakeCon is open to the public and attendance is FREE thanks to the support of id Software and Bethesda Softworks, the QuakeCon volunteer staff, and the 2012 event sponsors and exhibitors. WHEN: QuakeCon will take place August 2 – 5, 2012. WHERE: The Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas. You can make reservations at the hotel by calling: 1-800- Hiltons or 1-800-445-8667. Special room rate of $154 per night when you reference QuakeCon 2012! WHY: QuakeCon will once again host North America’s largest BYOC (Bring-Your-Own-Computer) LAN party, with thousands of gamers … Continue reading QuakeCon 2012 Announced For August

Singer Malukah Covers Dragonborn Minstrel Songs From Skyrim

This is the song you get to hear in taverns across Skyrim once you get a little bit famous in the game. It brings chills to me when I hear it in the game because they are singing about me, the hero. And Malukah sings it better than the minstrels in the game, for sure. Anyone will get chills listening to this. I want a mod to add her version of the songs in there. Publishers: Bethesda Softworks Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Skyrim Ships 10 Million Copies

ZeniMax Media Inc. today announced that 10 million units of Bethesda Softworks’ The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim have been shipped for the Xbox 360 video game entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, and PC, representing approximately $650 million in retail sales since its release on November 11. The PC version of Skyrim in North America outsold all other PC games by a factor of over three to one in the month of its release. Large retail reorders across all platforms and record-breaking digital sales reflect the ongoing global demand by consumers excited to explore this extraordinary fantasy … Continue reading Skyrim Ships 10 Million Copies

Skyrim Is Perfect In Japan

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has received quite a few perfect review scores, including one right here from GiN. But the snowy Nords have also conquered an area no Western game ever has: getting a perfect 40 out of 40 from Japanese games magazine Famitsu. How that publication works is that there are four reviewers, each one contributing ten points to the score. While 17 games from Asia have previously gotten perfect 40s, no game created by Western developers has achieved that honor before Skyrim. A few Western titles have earned 39 out of 40 points, including Grand Theft Auto … Continue reading Skyrim Is Perfect In Japan

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