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Another controversy! And this one I’m not too sure about. Is this really Bethesda’s doing or is it their parent company Zenimax? 

I love Bethesda both as a publisher and as a game developer. They’ve made a lot of my favorite games of all time and published some of the best shooters I’ve played in my life. That being said this is a pretty shitty move that I don’t think Bethesda is responsible for. Why? Because Zenimax is usually the one responsible for shit like this. I think Todd Howard has better things to do then sue someone. Zenimax on the other hand will sue you for just about anything. If you have the name “prey” in your game you’ll get sued. Be careful you don’t fart too hard around Zenimax they might claim that you stole the sound of your fart from one of Bethesda’s many games.

Lets get real here. Lawyers suck… until you need them. It seems like Bethesda/Zenimax has a really trigger happy legal team that’s not afraid to throw its wait weight around bully people into obeying their demands. It sucks. But… is this Bethesda or Zenimax doing this? The situation sucks, but I’m not about to throw shade at Bethesda without having all of the facts. Saying bullshit like “I’ll never buy another Bethesda game” or “fuck bEAthesda” isn’t going to solve anything. It would be a lie on my half too since I don’t plan to stop buying their games. EA is universally hated by gamers, but I still buy just about all of their games because I think they’re really good. I think we all need to step back, take a deep breath, and gather all of the facts before we condemn Bethesda for something they may not have any control over. Bethesda is a big company and they have a parent company that doesn’t care about who they go after. They’ve done it before and they’ll do it again. So… I’m going to wait for more details to emerge (if more details emerge) before I jump on the hate train.

I don’t expect everyone to agree with my stance and that’s okay. What do you think of all of this? Are you one of those “I’ll never buy another Bethesda game” people? Or are you waiting for more details to come to light like I am? I am certain of one thing though. This situation fucking sucks.

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    theanomaloushost
    Aug 13, 2018 7:20 pm

    I’m happy with Skyrim, so I’m fine with passing on their other BS if they continue to become so restrictive. Wit da billshit!

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      drakulus
      Aug 13, 2018 7:25 pm

      To each their own. I’m not going to stop buying their games because the higher ups like to threaten everyone with a lawsuit :).

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    The Shameful Narcissist
    Aug 24, 2018 2:02 am

    Ah so it’s more like one of Bethesda’s associates. It sounds like they weee forced into a bad spot. Bureaucracy sucks.

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      drakulus
      Aug 24, 2018 2:59 pm

      Yep. Most people think Bethesda/Zenimax is the same as Bethesda Softworks. Bethesda Softworks are the people behind The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, etc. They’re owned by Zenimax and have nothing to do with them. So… all these people threatening to never buy from Bethesda again aren’t doing the game developers any favors over something they had nothing to do with. The company Bethesda and Zenimax do some shady shit, but that has nothing to do with all of the hard working developers that work under them.

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