The History of Bethesda Game Studios
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Doesn't they say the same thing about photography when it was emerging? ;)

Agreed. This is just depressing and is a detriment to society. If this keeps advancing at its current rate, good art will be so trivial to generate that it won't be special anymore. Art will slowly morph into a banal distraction, with creating an original piece being as easy as applying an Instagram filter. The role of the human artist will change from a craftsperson to someone who picks a bunch of parameters, gives it to the AI, and chooses the best output. This type of technology is a threat to the very existence of art as a craft, will completely devalue artwork, and will make the journey of training to become an artist obsolete. I hate these researchers for what they're doing to a field that I love.

I disagree. There will always be demand for real artists. Like any other digital software, this is just a tool with the possibility to help artists create compelling worlds faster and add realism that would otherwise have taken days to make using other methods. As a 3D character artist, I would love to use this to create quick backdrops to place my characters in to enhance final renders.

The History of Bethesda Game Studios
6 June, 2018

Noclip published an extensive documentary, which sheds the lights on the production of some of the most iconic RPGs in the world.

Noclip is one of the best sources of game documentaries one can hope for. The team behind this channel created a lot of really insightful videos about the biggest game developers in the world, but today they come back with a new masterpiece: a journey into the history of Bethesda Game Studios.

The story of Bethesda is a hot topic. The company went from the producer of Terminator game to the creation of The Elder Scrolls and finally the production of Fallout 3! It’s an amazing journey and it’s a great documentary to complement the rich history of the company. Can’t wait to see what Fallout 76 brings to the table.


If you are interested in the history of Bethesda, make sure to check out these stories:

The Evolution of The Elder Scrolls // PC Gamer

The Modular Design of Skyrim // GDC 2013

The Making of The Elder Scrolls Arena

The Guide to Open World Environment Design // by Noah Berry

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