Bethesda Softworks is an American video game publisher based in Maryland. The company was founded by Christopher Weaver in 1986 and became a subsidiary of ZeniMax Media in 1999 when Weaver and Robert A. Altman created the parent company for Bethesda Softworks. Then, in 2001 Bethesda split its internal development team into a separate entity which became Bethesda Game Studios.
Bethesda Softworks publishes games by Bethesda Game Studios, ZeniMax Online Studios, id Software, Arkane Studios, MachineGames, and Tango Gameworks. Some of Bethesda's best known game series include The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Rage, Dishonored, Doom, Wolfenstein, and The Evil Within.
Bethesda is also credited with the creation of the first physics-based sports simulator, Gridiron! which released in 1986 for the Commodore Amiga, Commodore 64/128, and Atari ST.
Your vinyl collection is about to grow with another video game soundtrack as Laced Records will be releasing the music from Dishonored. The collection is being put together through a collaboration with Bethesda Softworks to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of Arkane Studios. This five record box set features what they call a "curated selection" […]
YouTuber Shirley "Skyrim Grandma" Curry has been taking a two-week break from filming new videos in a bid to take charge of her health. It appears she's been feeling mistreated and harassed by some commenters who have not only been backseating obnoxiously during her videos, but downright stressing her out to the point where she […]
Bethesda Softworks has released the first major update for DOOM Eternal as the game gets a Precious Metals Event. The company dropped the update and the details this morning, giving players a whole new breath of content that will keep you ripping and tearing for a while. The event will have you completing challenges for […]
The free-to-play mobile dungeon crawler The Elder Scrolls: Blades has made a new home for itself on the Nintendo Switch. Originally debuting on iOS and Android devices, the complete version of Blades is now available on both smartphones and the Switch for a multifaceted experience. The Elder Scrolls: Blades is an action RPG that's played […]
Bethesda Softworks revealed a brand new 2020 roadmap for Fallout 76 this morning, showing off where the game will be going the rest of the year. The company released the map, which you can see below, along with details on their website as to what it all means in detail. The shorthand to all this […]
Those of you who are currently waiting with bated breath for The Elder Scrolls VI are going to be waiting a long time, apparently. Back when the announcement trailer was revealed for the game during E3 2018, like a lot of gamers, we naturally assumed this would end up being a next-gen title based on […]
Just in case you fall into the small group of people who have beat DOOM Eternal on every difficulty, there's some DLC on the way. The game has been getting praise and criticism for the difficulty online, but it hasn't stopped people from trying to beat it on the hardest difficulty with restrictions. Because there […]
As we have been reporting for the last few weeks, the online gaming community has come together to help those affected by the global pandemic due to COVID-19. Earlier today Bethesda Softworks, ZeniMax Media, and the rest of the Bethesda global family announced they would be donating $1 million dollars to the many international charities […]
The folks over at MachineGames have a lot to celebrate as they have broken their Kickstarter goal for Wolfenstein: The Board Game. The company partnered with Bethesda Softwork to create a tabletop version of the classic first-person shooter. But like a lot of board game companies these days, they needed a little help to get […]
If there's a sequel to DOOM Eternal to complete the trilogy, it's a safe bet it won't feature Mick Gordon's music again. If you're not familiar with the man by NW from all the praise he's been getting, Gordon is the mastermind composer behind the truly sinister and metal music you've heard on the current […]
No one ever said DOOM Eternal was easy. In fact, the game is designed to be an adrenaline-fueled challenge for even hardcore players. The folks over at id Software along with Bethesda Softworks went out of their way to make this an awesome experience with different levels of difficulty to give you your money's worth. […]
If you happen to be one of the people who purchased the Collector's Edition of DOOM Eternal, you can now get your hands on the soundtrack. The word came down on id Software's official Twitter page, letting fans know that the entire composed by Mick Gordon is now available to download. What's more, the OST […]
In a world of people bored at home who like to make crazy weapons, you had to know someone was going to make a DOOM Eternal weapon. There's a great selection of mechanics, forgers, and metalworkers online who have spent years creating weapons from every fictional universe you can think of. Ranging from Wolverine's claws […]
Bethesda Softworks has decided to drop a brand new trailer for Wastelanders today before its added to Fallout 76 next week. The latest expansion for the game has been met with delay after delay, but it looks like we'll finally see it released to the public on April 14th. But before we get there, we […]
Bethesda's yearly QuakeCon gathering has officially been canceling, leaving this summer a bit more open. It's all thanks to the global coronavirus pandemic, which has already shuttered a number of other events throughout the year. Bethesda Softworks and id Software released a joint statement on the official QuakeCon Twitter account, explaining the thought process behind […]
One of the weird items we're finding out about DOOM Eternal in the aftermath of its release is that one of the weapons you could get was a pistol. The series is known for having some of the best, craziest, and even obnoxious weapons. Because you're battling the demons of hell and the creations of […]
Bethesda Softworks announced this week that, yet again, Fallout 76 players will have to wait for the Wastelanders expansion as it's been delayed. This time you can chalk it up to the coronavirus messing with the timetable, as the company posted a notice about it on Twitter. The shorthand is that the expansion is getting […]
A cool new video is out from the Arkade Blaster crowdfunding campaign, showing off the product playing DOOM Eternal from a mobile device. The creators behind the new gaming gun have been running an Indiegogo campaign for a while now, trying to fully fund their new gaming gun that uses 360-degree motion controls in a […]
When it comes to Doom, there are several satisfying elements that come together to make it such an unforgettable experience. One, of course, is the violence. Another is something you might not expect: the music. Doom Eternal composer Mick Gordon took to YouTube with a new video explaining his process behind bringing Doom Eternal's soundtrack […]
Ever since Bethesda Softworks resurrected DOOM for the masses back in 2016, fans knew a sequel like DOOM Eternal was inevitable. The first original game in twelve years brought the franchise back to where it needed to be. One man on a mission to destroy every demon in his path and seal every gate from […]