Between now and Cyber Monday, there will be plenty of deals on our games and merch to take advantage of. Whether you were naughty or nice, let’s get the list going, and be on the lookout for updates through the weekend.
- 11/26 – Daily deal features The Evil Within at 66% off! http://bit.ly/1rllvMK
- Autumn sale on our full catalog – including new titles like The Elder Scrolls Online, Wolfenstein, and The Evil Within. Ends December 2nd (be on the lookout for daily deals)
- 11/26 – Get the Wolfenstein Panzerhund Edition for 50% off for a limited time http://bit.ly/1uIr5Dj
- 11/26 – The Elder Scrolls Online book collection is 40% for a limited time http://bit.ly/1zvy5Yu
Stay tuned for more updates!
Tomorrow we’ll be at home celebrating Thanksgiving, but before we get to glorious Detroit Lions football and turkey legs, let’s check out some highlights from around the web. Setting the table is a dinner-themed tribute to DOOM — Dovahbear’s hilarious Dinner with Mancubus — shown in the embed above.
Looking for a second serving of links? Fill your plate with these…
- Learn how Rice University is teaching history with Skyrim
- Watch archives of Game Informer’s lengthy stream of The Evil Within
- Get impressions from Australia’s Games.On.Net for BATTLECRY
- The Sydney Morning Herald interviews Shinji Mikami
That’s all for now. Safe travels, everyone!
In our new sweepstakes, celebrate The Evil Within’s craziest moments… with a selfie!
Detective Sebastian Castellanos has a knack for getting into close encounters of the scary kind. With that in mind, we’re looking for your best Sebastian “selfie” moment in The Evil Within for our #SebSelfie Sweepstakes. All you need to do to is submit a screenshot featuring the main character, Sebastian, facing the camera in a self-portrait while in game. This can be done by rotating the camera around to face the front of Sebastian any time during gameplay.
Once you’re satisfied with your Sebastian “selfie,” submit your screenshot using the #SebSelfie hashtag on Twitter or Instagram. One lucky winner will receive a prize pack featuring Gaming Head’s exclusive edition statue of “The Keeper”, plus a poster and game (platform of your choice!) signed by The Evil Within’s game director, Shinji Mikami!
Don’t have one of these newfangled social media accounts? You can also enter here on the game’s official site.
The sweepstakes begins today and runs through December 14th for US/Canada residents over the age of 18. For official contest rules, click here.
Previously streamed live on Twitch.TV, we’ve archived Pete Hines’ PAX Aus Storytime Keynote on our official YouTube channel. Enjoy!
Mayan-influenced Alduin’s Wall by Audrey
We’ve rounded up some of the best artwork and cosplay we’ve seen throughout the week. There’s a bit of variety to satisfy all your gaming needs as we’ve seen incredible works from Skyrim, Morrowind, DOOM, and Fallout: New Vegas!
You can pass along your favorite photos, inkworks, costumes, and customizations by sending an email to email@example.com or by using the #BethesdArt hashtag. Have a great weekend!
Back in August we teased the Dishonored: The Dunwall Archives book from Dark Horse. The 184-paged hard cover tome features every piece of in-game text and artwork (some of which has never been seen before) from the game collected for your convenience. Discover – or rediscover all there is to know in the world of Dishonored.
The Dunwall Archives is now available at store.bethsoft.com or your favorite book retailer.
With frigid temperatures in our nation’s capital, it’s time to get under a blanket, grab a warm bottle of mead, and check out the web’s best Bethesda fun from around the web — none more fitting than IGN’s look at the best winter levels in gaming.
Meanwhile down under…
Members from BattleCry Studios have safely made their way back to Austin from Melbourne and were nice enough to bring back plenty of new previews and interviews for the game — including The Escapists’ hands-on impressions describing the game as “a deliciously in-your-face alternate reality brawler with a beautiful art style”. For more on the game, check out the stories below…
Explosion — “The new PAX video revealed a new gameplay mode for Battlecry–Land Grab. Basically, Land Grab looks like a zone control multiplayer battle. I am glad there will be alternate modes besides a basic team deathmatch mode. I expect more gameplay modes will be incorporated to the game later.”
Geek Bomb — “As a huge fan of online multiplayer games and in particular free-to-play, I was immediately drawn to the highly-stylised visuals and breakneck pace. It’s clear to see the game is aimed at the competitive market and it’s a perfect fit, with a learning curve that’s quick to understand but incredibly difficult to master, it requires skill, precision and most importantly teamwork.”
As a reminder to those down under, BATTLECRY’s Beta is coming first to Australia. Visit the official site to sign up.
And tonight’s update ends with a short, but amazing rendition of Skyrim’s theme from opera singer Kari Kirk, whose son, David, captured it live. Great work, mom!
Our latest TwitchWorks feature has us going in to Cyrodiil as we venture through The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. We felt so inspired by the few mods we played around with in Skyrim that we wanted to check out what was offered for Oblivion.
Meet outside of the Imperial Prison Sewers and journey with us on Twitch.TV/Bethesda starting at 4pm EST this Friday (11/14).
Our newest video from the Bethesda Underground team trip to Tokyo gives a closer look at The Evil Within’s lead concept artist, Ikumi Nakamura.
In addition to creating some of The Evil Within’s most terrifying creatures, Ikumi was the creator of “The Real Tango” comics on the dev studios’s homepage. Using the comic as inspiration, she provided us with an amazing print featuring characters from some of Bethesda’s most beloved games. And Pete!
Issue 2 of 4 in Titan Comics’ prequel series for The Evil Within is available online and at your favorite comic store. For a sneak peak and a look at back at the first issue, check out the imgur embed below…
Created by Technically Magic EffectsCakes, colors, and costumes – we’ve got them all here. We’ve scoured the internet near and far to collect and share all of the incredible arts we’ve seen over the past few weeks.
You can share your creativity with us by using hashtag #BethesdArt or by sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s starting to get into the holiday season, which means you’re going to need extra points put in to your S.P.E.C.I.A.L. to deal with potential shopping chaos. Satisfy those skills with November’s Vault Boy of the Month shirt, Intense Training!
Head on over to the Bethesda Store to grab one before they’re gone next week.
It’s Shahin back again hot off the heels of PAX Australia, I wanted to give you a glimpse at some of the awesomeness that went down (under)!
Australia and New Zealand get first dibs on the BATTLECRY Beta
We had an amazing time meeting and hanging out with fans in Australia, and we’re really excited to share that they will be the first to get their paws on the BATTLECRY beta. Get the full scoop here.
Opening the show: Storytime with Pete Hines
Pete was invited to open the show with a keynote and, with the main theater packed to the rafters, shared stories from his 15 years with Bethesda. Watch the archived stream below…
Our panel: Welcome to the WarZone
The aptly named Wombat Theatre played host to our very first BATTLECRY panel. Featuring Rich Vogel (Executive Producer), Lucas Davis (Design Director), Mark Tucker (Senior Systems Designer) and myself (Community Manager) and moderated by Rae Johnston (Presenter, Tech Space), we dive in to details around the game, studio, and jump on a bunch of audience questions…
BATTLECRY, Part 1BATTLECRY, Part 2
The internet is a magical place. A place where #dropbearsforbattlecry is, somehow, an actual thing. Make sure you use it to follow us on Twitter and Facebook, where we’ve been uploading photos from the entire event. Be sure to tag yourself! (You may even find photo evidence of the final match from our Dev Challenge, where we hang our heads in shame and hand over an entire box of BATTLECRY tshirts. #rekt.)
From all of us, thank you so much for an amazing weekend. You brightened our jet-lagged faces and we had an absolute blast sharing BATTLECRY with you. We can’t wait to do it all over again!
Logging into The Elder Scrolls Online this week, you’ll notice that Update 5 is now live and brings major updates to the game — including a Veteran version of the City of Ash, a new dungeon scaling system, and Writs and Pledges to keep crafters and dungeon runners busy. For more details on Update 5, visit the official ESO website.
Feeling C-R-A-B-B-Y? It’s time to turn that frown upside down with exciting news from GamingHeads have added a new plush figure to their Bethesda collection. Joining the Cacodemon, DOOM Marine, and Vault Boy is one of Tamriel’s most beloved creatures… the Mudcrab! Order this cuddly plush from the official Bethesda Store or GamingHeads.com.
Nearly three years have passed since Skyrim’s November 2011 release date, and we’re still amazed by the unbelievable fan creations that come in from around the world. This week at the office, a number of devs took notice when Matt and Kerry Stagmer of Baltimore Knife & Sword re-created Skyrim’s iconic iron helmet.
See how it was done (and be sure to stick around for the strength test at the end) in the embed above.
Head to Twitch.TV/PAX now to watch BattleCry Studios present their PAX Australia Panel, “Welcome to the WarZone”!
It just wouldn’t be a Halloween post if we didn’t have the annual sharing of office costumes. Take a look at the great outfits from our both Rockville HQ and id’s office in Dallas!
Have you gutted your orange globe yet and carved it up? We’ve been seeing some wonderful jack-o-lanterns this Halloween season ranging from Skyrim to Dishonored to The Evil Within. Send us your costumes, artwork and orange scary squash and we’ll add them to the post.
Happy Halloween… have a great weekend!
From everyone at Bethesda, we wish you a happy and safe Halloween weekend. While you’re haunting about, feel free to share your best Halloween creations and costumes using the hashtag #BethesdART or emailing us at email@example.com.
Update: Pete’s panel is complete. Tune back to the official PAX Twitch page tomorrow at 9am for the encore stream.
Put the soccer ball down and tune into Twitch.TV/PAX. It’s time to watch Pete Hines present his storytime keynote for PAX Australia. If you miss tonight’s live airing (7:30 pm edt), you can tune in for an encore at 9 am edt tomorrow.