Tag: Bethesda Game Studios

On Bethesda and Mods

Bethesda Game Studios is known for the popular Elder Scrolls series, and in more recent years, the Fallout franchise.  Their open-world RPGs have consistently topped the charts on sales and replay value. But ultimately what makes these games so popular is the ease-of-access for modifying the games files, and the helpful communities that have evolved around this key feature. So the question is, who really makes the content players keep returning to? The developers, or the fanbase?

The original Falllout games were published by Black Isle Studios, and where spiritual successors to the Wasteland series by Interplay Productions from the 1980’s.… Read the rest

Post-Apocalyptic Society

Fallout 3 is Bethesda Game Studios’ third installment in the Fallout series. Fallout takes place in the future, in a post-apocalyptic setting; while the first few installments were met with relative success, it was with Fallout 3 in 2008 that Bethesda really garnered attention for their games. Fallout 3 takes place in the post-apocalyptic wasteland in and around the D.C.-Metropolitan area, which shows the direct impact that a supposed Chinese nuclear war had on the Nation’s capitol. As a role playing game, Fallout 3 allows for the player to do whatever they please; while yes, there is a main quest/storyline, the player is free to make whatever decisions they want.… Read the rest