Bethesda teases with another cryptic Vine video, commits floricide

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Yesterday it was spinning barbed wire and Bach's Air on the G String , and today it's burning sunflowers and a guy who doesn't look very alive. Bethesda Softworks' new passion for experimental art house filmmaking and short-form social media brings us a second Vine teaser video (opens in new tab) , this time five seconds long.

What does it all mean? A new game in a new franchise? An new game in an existing franchise? Bethesda hates sunflowers? These "fire flowers" mean Bethesda is teasing a hyper-gritty Mario game? Again, we have no idea, but our comment sleuths pulled some interesting connections out of yesterday's video , and we love sleuthin', so here's round two:

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.