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Microsoft’s Bethesda deal: Great for Game Pass, troubling for exclusives

Microsoft’s $7.5 billion acquisition of ZeniMax Media is huge news in many ways. It brings renowned studios like Bethesda, id and Arkane into the Xbox family, along with popular franchises including Doom, The Elder Scrolls and Fallout. It makes the Xbox Series X and S more compelling, especially given they’re launching with a relatively weak …

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Xbox Game Pass has more than 15 million subscribers

Casey Rodgers/Invision/AP Tucked away in its blockbuster announcement that it’s buying Bethesda Softworks, id Software and Arkane Studios parent company ZeniMax Media, Microsoft revealed that Xbox Game Pass now has more than 15 million subscribers. That means it has added more than five million members in the last six months or so. Microsoft has beefed …

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Snag ‘Quake’ for free this weekend in the Bethesda Launcher

Bethesda / iD Like so many events, QuakeCon 2020 is happening entirely online, but whether or not you’re participating, you can get a few treats this weekend. In the Bethesda Launcher you can get a free copy of the original Quake, while The Elder Scrolls Online is having free play weeks across certain platforms. titles …

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Tesla’s Arcade adds ‘Fallout Shelter’ for in-car play

Sponsored Links Bethesda Nearly a year after it was announced at E3, Fallout Shelter has joined the list of games Tesla owners can play on their in-car infotainment systems. After initially launching on smartphones five years ago, the free-to-play spin-off has come to additional console platforms and, now, cars. In this one, instead of trying …

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Doom Eternal reverses course, will remove kernel-level Denuvo anti-cheat [Updated]

Update, May 20: After receiving a deluge of complaints, the makers of Doom Eternal have announced plans to reverse course on its kernel-level anti-cheat system. In a Wednesday post at Reddit’s Doom community, Doom Eternal executive producer Marty Stratton confirmed that the game’s next patch will strip Denuvo Anti-Cheat from the game in its entirety. …

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