Do you feel the Impulse to buy Bethesda?

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Stardock and Bethesda Softworks have inked a deal to provide the latter's games on the former's service.  This includes such titles as Oblivion and Fallout 3 (full list here).  They pat each other on the back in the press release but click over to Impulse to see it in action!

Bonus: I felt like using MS Paint today.  Enjoy. 


Plymouth, MI – July 26, 2010 – Stardock announced today that Bethesda Softworks’® titles, which include the 2008 Game of the Year, Fallout ® 3, and the 2006 Game of the Year, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion® are now available on Impulse, the digital download platform for PC games (

“Bethesda Softworks’ catalogue represents some of the most beloved video games ever made,” said Brad Wardell, CEO and president of Stardock. “We’re thrilled to add these titles to our catalogue.”

Impulse allows users to purchase, immediately download, and install a game through the Impulse client which seamlessly manages updates and provides community features. The Impulse client also features ImpulseTV which allows fans to watch videos and commentary from the seasoned Impulse publishing staff and more. As games are purchased through Impulse they become part of the user account. If a user purchases a new machine, they can simply re-download the Impulse client along with all of their previous purchases.

“We are very excited to have our titles be available through Impulse,” said Vlatko Andonov, President of Bethesda Softworks. “We think Stardock’s digital download platform gives new and existing fans an easy way to download and play our games.”

To download Impulse visit:
For more information on Bethesda Softworks’ products, visit

About Stardock
Stardock is one of the world’s leading developers and publishers of PC games and desktop software. Its PC games include Sins of a Solar Empire, the highest rated and best selling PC strategy game of 2008 as well as the critically acclaimed Galactic Civilizations series. Its desktop software includes Object Desktop, WindowBlinds, and a host of other programs for customizing the Windows experience. Learn more about Stardock by visiting

About Bethesda Softworks
Bethesda Softworks, part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. family of companies, is a premier developer and worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment software. Titles from two of the world’s top development studios – Bethesda Game Studios and id Software – are featured under the Bethesda Softworks label and include such blockbuster franchises as DOOM®, QUAKE®, The Elder Scrolls®, Fallout®, Wolfenstein™ and RAGE™. For more information on Bethesda Softworks’ products, visit Bethesda, Bethesda Game Studios, ZeniMax, The Elder Scrolls and related logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of ZeniMax Media Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Fallout is a registered trademark or trademark of Bethesda Softworks LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries. Id, DOOM, QUAKE, Wolfenstein, RAGE and related logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of id Software LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries, All Rights Reserved.

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