Remember that kid at school who flew under the radar, stayed out of everyone's way and was generally referred to as the "dark horse"... or Black Beauty if you felt daring enough. You know, the same kid that you find out 10 years later has become a billionaire. Bethesda is that kid. With a development studio that's been around for well over 20 years, their late bloom and subsequent expansion has made waves in the industry. The acquisition of id Software last year sent a signal of intent to their competitors that certainly dropped a few jaws.