You can't knock Minecraft creator Notch for being unoriginal. First he, you know, created Minecraft, and now he's bringing BFGs to a word fight. That's right: he wants to end this whole “Scrolls” brouhaha by battling it out in Quake 3. Perhaps the most hilarious part of all, though? This is no laughing matter. On no uncertain terms, Notch has said that he's “serious” about this.
Well now, this is unpleasant. Bethesda, creator of games we really love, and Notch, creator of other games we really love, have gotten into a bit of a tiff. You know, the kind with lawyers and words like “trademark infringement.” Yes, that's right: Bethesda's serving papers over, well, a word referring to a rolled up piece of paper. So, what's hat-wearing wonder Notch have to say about all this?
The Elder Scrolls series is among our favorites, but it's definitely not perfect. Exhibit A: combat. It's sort of like beating up a cardboard box, only to come to the terrifying realization that you were the cardboard box all along. Fortunately, this new Skyrim trailer – still mint-in-box from Bethesda's Comic-Con showing – has us hopeful that Bethesda's finally taking fight lessons from something other than one of those bouncy inflatable toy clowns. Which sounds great, but means that going toe-to-oh-holy-lord-what-is-that with giant spiders will probably be more terrifying than an army of real clowns. Still though, you can knee wolves now. Right in the face. A fair trade-off, we'd say. And dragon fights. Oh man, dragon fights. Check out the full trailer after the break.
We don't like it when things sound too good be to true. For instance, we'll never forget the time IHOP's Nutella Crepes cruelly stabbed us in the back by boring a hole in our intestines. The world is a disappointing, briefly delicious place, so we prefer to approach it with caution. That said, Arkane Studios' Dishonored sounds so freaking amazing.
We'd say “this is getting ridiculous,” but it passed ridiculous and rounded the corner into DownrightLoonyVille (copyright Zynga, all rights reserved) a long time ago. After Sony so kindly lowered its gates to kick off the trend, hackers stormed their way into SOE, Deus Ex, Nintendo of America, and Codemasters – to name a few. And now they've struck Skyrim and Fallout developer Bethesda, too – primarly, well, because they can.
To say that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim looks glorious would be a massive understatement. To say that its giant spiders look positively massive would be, well, right on the money. Also, disgusting enough to send our mild arachnophobia into overdrive – which is what we imagine Bethesda was going for, but still. The horror. Check out that nightmarish sight after the break, and then purge your eyes with seven more thankfully spider-free screens.
Bethesda has unleashed some new screen shots from Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, showcasing some beautiful scenery, zombies, and good ol' fashion wolf-slaying. This looks to be shaping up into a killer title. Hit the jump for more!
Horse armor. It's a phrase that – if you were around back in DLC's formative days – probably dredges up memories of a time when the digital space was a lawless land, and people would drop precious coin on, well, a pair of glorified horse pajamas. Seriously. The craziest part, though? It's still happening. As in, right now – in the year 2011.
For tykes weaned on the clean, orderly fantasy world depicted in Lord of the Rings (and its many immitators), The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind was a bit of a shock to the system. After all, it was really, really weird. Like, downright bizarre in some places. We'll never forget the first time we rode around the countryside in a giant bug – mostly because no amount of therapy is enough. And that's only the tip of the iceberg. There was, however, a certain appeal to it, and Bethesda freely admits that Oblivion lacked that exotic flavor.
It's been nearly five years since Prey first preyed on gamers' free time, so allow us to refresh your memory: the game starred a Cherokee garage mechanic who was having kind of a bad day. You know how it is: your relationship is on the rocks, you're struggling with your identity, and then aliens decide to cram you into a glistening orifice within their hideous living spaceship. Typical. Now the good news: Bethesda's announced Prey 2. And the potentially bad news? Rumor has it that it's a Prey sequel in name only.