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  • Blog Post: Layoffs Hit The Elder Scrolls Online Developer ZeniMax Online

    Bethesda has confirmed to Game Informer that there have been layoffs at the company. The job reductions were focused on staff working on The Elder Scrolls Online’s launch in development and customer support. “As is the norm for games of this type, we had ramped up a large workforce to develop... More
  • Blog Post: 'I've Been Designing My Orc's Liver For Five Hours Now - This Is Awesome'

    A new Onion video lampoons the complex character creator of The Elder Scrolls Online. The video (which is actually sponsored by Bethesda, which apparently has a good sense of humor about its games), takes a few shots at the game industry's obsession with increasingly detailed character creation modes... More
  • Blog Post: [Confirmed] The Elder Scrolls Online Delayed For Xbox One, PS4

    Update: Bethesda has confirmed that The Elder Scrolls Online is delayed for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The company assures that it is working as quickly as possible to get the game to console players, but that it could take up to six additional months. The delay stems from integrating the MMO systems... More
  • Blog Post: Bethesda Compensates The Elder Scrolls Online Players With Free Time

    Recently Bethesda and The Elder Scrolls Online developer ZeniMax Online Studios postponed its 1.0.6 patch dealing partly with gold farmers. Now the company has posted extensive notes about its patch plans. The developer is pushing weekly updates as well as Update 1 (coming at some point), which features... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] The Elder Scrolls Online Patch Blasts Bots And Gold Farmers

    Update : Bethesda has postponed the rollout of 1.0.6 and the maintenance planned for today. We'll update when the patch is scheduled for deployment. Original Story: Bethesda and Zenimax Online have rolled out a new patch for The Elder Scrolls Online. The latest update, 1.0.6, fixes some quest issues... More
  • Blog Post: Bethesda Offers Statement Regarding Item Duping Bug In The Elder Scrolls Online

    Game Informer has received a statement from Bethesda regarding the recent bug allowing players to clone items . A representative from Bethesda offered the following statement: Yesterday, we identified an item duping bug in ESO that some players chose to exploit. We acted quickly, and have since fixed... More
  • Blog Post: Five Million People Registered For The Elder Scrolls Online Beta

    The Elder Scrolls Online brings fans of Bethesda’s open world RPG series together at long last tomorrow. In celebration of the impending launch, Zenimax Online Studios has shared statistics racked up on the road to release. More than five million people registered for The Elder Scrolls Online beta... More
  • Blog Post: Early Access Dates And Times Announced For The Elder Scrolls Online

    In a recent Reddit AMA on The Elder Scrolls subreddit , Bethesda and developer Zenimax revealed exactly when early access customers can start playing the game. The game officially launches on April 4, but those who pre-order the game from Bethesda's website will get a five day head-start on the game... More
  • Blog Post: Beta Feedback Has Changed The Elder Scrolls Online’s Early Game, Combat

    Bethesda and Zenimax Online Studios have been taking feedback from beta weekends to heart. In a new blog post, game director Matt Firor explains some of the changes that have been implemented based on player experiences. Firor mentions that 5 million people have registered for The Elder Scrolls Online... More
  • Blog Post: We Have Another 100 Elder Scrolls Online Beta Codes For You

    We have another 100 codes for the next The Elder Scrolls Online beta this weekend. We'll be giving them away to you over the next day, and this time, you can play as an Imperial. We’re going to make this easy on you again. All you need to do is follow the official Game Informer twitter account... More
  • Blog Post: We Have 100 Elder Scrolls Online Beta Codes For You

    How would you like to participate in The Elder Scrolls Online beta this weekend? Assuming you said “I’d love to,” we have some good news for you. We have 100 beta codes to give away, and we’re going to make this easy on you. All you need to do is follow the official Game Informer... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Are Your Views On Subscription-Based Games?

    When we think of subscription-based games, we typically look toward MMOs. As we grow closer to the release of The Elder Scrolls Online, which will carry a subscription, and EverQuest Next, which will be free-to-play, it’s time to look at the shifting landscape. EverQuest II, Star Wars: The Old... More
  • Blog Post: PlayStation Plus Is Not Required For The Elder Scrolls Online, Xbox Live Gold Is

    There’s some good news for Elder Scrolls fans looking forward to the series’ first MMO on PlayStation 4. Bethesda has confirmed that PlayStation Plus memberships will not be required for the subscription-based Elder Scrolls Online. A Q&A on the EU PlayStation Blog answers the question... More
  • Blog Post: The Elder Scrolls Online Gets An ‘M’ Rating From ESRB

    Bethesda has just announced that The Elder Scrolls Online has received an “M” rating from the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB). The listing is not yet in the ESRB’s database, but a posting on the game’s official Facebook page indicates the way forward. While we don’t... More
  • Blog Post: Bethesda Wants To Unshackle The Elder Scrolls Online From Paid Multiplayer Services

    Both Microsoft and Sony will be charging for multiplayer access when the next generation hardware launches this fall. Sony is allowing free-to-play titles to sit in front of the paywall, and one publisher is pushing to to have that same exemption apply to its upcoming game. In an interview with OXM,... More
  • Blog Post: Gamescom Announces Show Winners, PlayStation 4 Beats Out Xbox One

    Gamescom is winding down today, and the show has announced its favorite games. Titanfall and Destiny appear to be the favorites, and Gamescom also awarded the PlayStation 4 "Best Hardware including Peripheral," ahead of the Xbox One. You can check out the full list winners below, and on the... More
  • Blog Post: Don't Expect Bethesda Games On Wii U Soon

    As we inch ever closer to the next generation, one question keeps emerging from the Nintendo faithful (and everyone else who owns a Wii U). Are these great-looking titles coming to my Gamepad-enabled Mario machine? Bethesda is the latest to offer an answer. In a conversation with Joystiq at QuakeCon... More
  • Blog Post: Here's The QuakeCon Twitch Stream Schedule (Watch Here!)

    Bethesda and Twitch are teaming up to bring you all the action for QuakeCon in Dallas, Texas. The show starts tomorrow, but you can get a front row (digital) seat by tuning in from home. The following schedule will be streamed (you can watch it all right here ). We've included the attendee exclusive... More
  • Blog Post: E3 2013 Game Critics Awards Announced

    Last week, the E3 2013 Game Critics award nominations were announced. The group, comprised of 30 outlets (including Game Informer), submitted votes for their favorite titles at this year's Expo. Now, the awards have been announced. Titanfall takes home six awards, setting a new record for the Game... More
  • Blog Post: Here Are The E3 2013 Game Critics Award Nominees

    Each year, 30 North American video game publications come together to honor the best and brightest of the Electronics Entertainment Expo. In addition to the parade of exciting titles, this year sees the nomination record broken. Titanfall received bids in six categories, breaking the previous record... More
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