It came from the Con

As we round up another week, we wanted to share some of the newest videos images from QuakeCon last week. And if you’re looking for good weekend reading, don’t forget to check out our roundup from earlier in the week. Enjoy!

Watch QuakeCon’s Retro to Real-Time Panel hosted by Geoff Keighley
Join Game Director Matt Firor & others for the latest on ESOTU!
Pete Hines holds court to discuss DOOM Multiplayer on Bonus Round

The Bonus Round returns to discuss Fallout 4 impressions from QuakeCon!


QuakeCon 2015

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shares some of our favorite memories from QuakeCon 2015. For more great photos, visit the community Flickr page.

QuakeCon Impressions for DOOM and Fallout 4

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Jet lag be damned. We’re back after four day of fun at QuakeCon. Kudos to the event staff and volunteers for a memorable 20th anniversary.

Along with endless of hours of BYOC action, attendees got to see new presentations for Fallout 4 and The Elder Scrolls Online, and as a big surprise, were able to be the first to play DOOM multiplayer. Here’s some of the highlights.

Despite the blank expressions of 4,000 fans wearing Vault Boy masks, the crowd was filled with enthusiasm as Todd Howard shared new details on the game. At Game Informer, Andrew Reiner provides more than 2,500 thoroughly covering aspects of the game from the presentation. Here’s a small snippet:

We then see an image of a handful of Bethesda Game Works employees. On the floor is a German Shepherd named River, a female dog who was used for the motion capture and audio recording of Dogmeat. A video montage shows the various techniques the team used to capture River’s likeness, including frisbee throwing in the motion capture studio, stick fetching, and holding a mic in front of River to capture her sounds. “If we’re going to do the dog, we’re going to do this right,” Howard says.

For more Fallout 4 presentation impressions, read impressions from Polygon, IGN, and GamesRadar.

DOOM was a big hit at the show, too. On top of a panel featuring the most amazing gameplay description ever (Thanks Hugo!), players got their first

Guide Live – “Id Software is only showing off one map: A lava-filled complex with a lot of tight spaces and hidden nooks and crannies to find. We only played one mode, Team Deathmatch, in six vs. six games that lasted six minutes. Because 6, 6, 6. Because Doom. Demons. Get it?”

Polygon – “I really enjoyed my match (despite the fact that my team got steamrolled, 61 to 32), but it felt like a small piece of a more complete whole. According to executive producer Marty Stratton, there’s much more to the multiplayer experience of Doom — most of which hasn’t been announced yet.

PC Gamer – “There’s always going to be room for high-speed gore fests in online multiplayer, and based on my short time with it, Doom looks like it could be an extremely enjoyable entry in a very comfortable niche.”

Game Informer – “I got my hands on Doom’s multiplayer at this year’s QuakeCon, and walked away mighty impressed by its speed of combat, weapon functionality and feel, map design, massive amounts of carnage that can unfold at any given second, and, well, all of it. Id Software’s first showing of Doom’s multiplayer is exactly what I wanted it to be: fast-paced, retro in design, and a meat grinder of immediate action.”

IGN – “Doom multiplayer seems to have a great dual identity. It borrows the fun, arcade-like spirit from shooters like Perfect Dark and TimeSplitters and mixes it with the speed and gore of classic Quake.”

games.on.net – “It’s fast as hell and has distilled a lot of what was great about the first two games in the series, splicing it into an unholy union of old-school mechanics and contemporary design.”

Ars Technica – “So far, Doom is fast, exciting, and, most importantly, fun.

Motherboard – “The new Doom rewards the hesitant with death, the quick with brief victory, and it treats its own ability to crouch and take cover with some contempt. Scared? Need to take a breather? God forbid, want to play it safe? Then die, it seems to say.”

That’s all for now. As we recover from the madness that is QuakeCon, we’re sure to find more for you to chew on.

Get Help Surviving Fallout 4’s Wasteland

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It’s a big wasteland out there, so to prepare you for your Fallout 4 adventures, Prima Games is working on the Vault Dweller’s Survival Guide. This guide, which would certainly make lone wanderer proud, is filled with details to help you survive and thrive in Boston and its surrounding areas.

Features of the guide include:

Walkthroughs and detailed maps give you all the strategies, locations, items, and loot.

Specs and reference data for all the perks, armor, weapons, items, and creatures you’ll encounter.

Complete Crafting and Workshop references detail the thousands of items you can collect, upgrade, and build.

Free Mobile-Friendly eGuide— Unlock the enhanced eGuide for access to updated content, all optimized for a second-screen experience.

The Fallout 4 Vault Dweller’s Survival Guide releases in tandem with Fallout 4 on Tuesday, November 10th. In addition to the standard version of the guide ($29.99/33.99/£14.99), Prima is doing one-run of a hardbound limited edition guide ($39.99/45.99/£19.99) that will include additional content not found in the standard guide. Please stand by for more details.

Fallout Shelter August Update: Android, Mr. Handy, and New Threats!

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Earlier today at QuakeCon, Todd Howard revealed to an enthusiastic crowd that Fallout Shelter will be available for FREE on Google Play for Android devices on August 13th.

Whether you’re playing on Android or on iOS, Fallout Shelter will feature new game updates, including Mr. Handy as an all new premium reward. Have him collect resources inside your Vault, send him into the wasteland to collect loot, and defend your Vault from creatures and disasters, including all new Deathclaw invasions and Molerat infestations.

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To learn more about Fallout Shelter, visit the game’s official website, www.FalloutShelter.com

BethesdaNet debuts with new content for Fallout, DOOM, and Dishonored

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You heard about it first when Pete Hines briefly teased it at our #BE3 Showcase. And now, to help celebrate QuakeCon, BethesdaNet has arrived. While this is just the initial phase of the platform’s launch, BethesdaNet will soon become the centerpiece of our community, bringing everyone together with content, news, forums and much more. Check it out right here: www.bethesda.net

Right now, though, we’re beginning to roll out exclusive content for our titles – including interviews from our E3 Live Stage for Dishonored 2, DOOM, and of course, Fallout 4. And for Fallout Shelter fans – whether you’re already playing on iOS or are waiting for the game’s Android release – we’ve got a compelling new feature that will help you thrive as an Overseer.

And that’s just for starters. There’s more much coming, as indicated in this introduction to BethesdaNet from global content lead Gary Steinman. In the coming weeks, we’ll begin transitioning our forums from their current home to a new destination on BethesdaNet. Stay tuned for updates.

QuakeCon 2015: DOOM Beta (& Alpha) Update

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Attendees at QuakeCon 2015 may be the first to go hands on with pre-alpha DOOM multiplayer, but we still have big plans for fans that pre-ordered Wolfenstein: The New Order.

In the coming months, we’ll be selecting Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC players from the Wolfenstein: TNO Beta pool to participate in the DOOM Multiplayer Alpha. To make sure you’re eligible, make sure you redeem your DOOM Beta code at www.wolfenstein.com/doom. If you purchased the game digitally through Steam, PSN, or Xbox Live, you’re already set — you have a digital entitlement that will ready you for the Alpha when it starts.

As a reminder, everyone that pre-ordered Wolfenstein: the New Order is eligible to participate in the multiplayer beta planned for next year before DOOM’s Spring 2016 release.

Get the lowdown on the 2015 QuakeCon Sale!

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Whether you’re on hand in the QuakeCon BYOC or at home looking for a weekend full of games, this year’s QuakeCon sale — in our 20th year of the event — offers something for everybody. And this year everybody takes on new meeting — with offers not just for our PC fans, but also those playing on PlayStation and Xbox.

Let’s start with Steam. Starting today and going until Sunday, players can save big on any Bethesda/id title available on the platform. You name it, we’ve got savings on it. Even sweeter, you can save more than 70% on some of our biggest games ever in the exclusive 2015 QuakeCon Bundle. The this year’s pack includes the following for only $99.99:

  • Dishonored GOTY
  • Fallout 3 GOTY
  • Fallout New Vegas UE
  • Doom 3 BFG
  • Doom Classic Complete
  • Wolfenstein The New Order/The Old Blood Bundle
  • Skyrim Legendary
  • The Evil Within Digital Bundle (Core + DLC)
  • Quake Collection
  • Quake 4

If you’re looking to save a specific series of games, be sure to keep tabs on the daily QuakeCon sales, too. Here’s the rundown.

  • 7/23 – Elder Scrolls Day — Tamriel-sized discounts for all things Skyrim, Oblivion, and Morrowind.
  • 7/24 – id Day — Party like you’re at the Con with savings on DOOM, QUAKE, RAGE, and Wolfenstein-related titles.
  • 7/25 – The Evil Within & Dishonored Day — Celebrate the works of Tango Gameworks and Arkane with savings on the main game and DLC.
  • 7/26 – Fallout Day — One of the biggest perks of the QuakeCon sale is an easy way to catch up on all-things Fallout before the new game releases in November. Get Megaton savings on Fallout 1-3, New Vegas, and Fallout Tactics.

Not buying your games on Steam? During the same time period, we’re also pleased to announce we have big digital savings on Amazon, Direct2Drive, GameStop, and the Humble store.

And while QuakeCon attendees might have their eyes laser focused on PC savings, QuakeCon is a celebration of all-things gaming, and we’re excited to have amazing deals for Xbox players – highlighted by a 33% savings on the Premium Edition of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited – featuring 5,500 crowns to use in the ESOTU Crown Store.

What else can you save on, see the Xbox and PlayStation include the following deals.

PlayStation Deals (now thru July 28th)

  • The Evil Within Season Pass (PS4)– save 33%
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited Premium Edition — only $99
  • Doom Classic Complete (PS3) — save 40%Dishonored DLC (The Knife of Dunwall and The Brigmore Witch) — save 33%

Xbox Deals (now thru July 27th)

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – save 25%
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited Premium Edition — only $99
  • The Evil Within Season Pass (Xbox One) — save 33%
  • DOOM/DOOM II/Quake Arena Arcade — save 50% on each

That’s just scratching the surface. We didn’t want to make this post a mile long, so we advise visiting your preferred platform — be it PC, Xbox One, or PS4 — to learn more on the savings. Happy gaming to all!

QuakeCon 2015: Announcing Fallout Anthology

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BOOM! On stage during the 2015 QuakeCon welcome, Pete Hines dropped a bomb with the announcement of Fallout Anthology.

For the first time in the history of the award-winning franchise, all the Fallout games you know and love – or need to catch up on – are available in one explosive PC collection that arrives on September 29th in North America and October 2nd across European territories. Fallout Anthology features five critically acclaimed games and official add-ons in a premium collectible set – neatly packaged inside a Fat Man mini-nuke!

And because there’s a new edition coming to the Fallout family this November, the collection takes a page from Vault-Tec and reserves a space for your Fallout 4 game disc.

Fallout Anthology explodes with content, including the following games and add-ons:

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Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition

From award-winning developers Bethesda Game Studios®, create any character you want explore the open wastes of Washington, D.C. however you choose. Every minute is a fight for survival as you encounter Super Mutants, Ghouls, Raiders, and other dangers of the Wasteland. In addition to the critically-acclaimed Fallout 3, the Game of the Year Edition includes official add-ons: The Pitt, Operation: Anchorage, Broken Steel, Point Lookout and Mothership Zeta.

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Fallout New Vegas: Ultimate Edition

Battle your way across the heat-blasted Mojave Wasteland to the neon drenched Vegas Strip. Along the way you’ll be introduced to a colorful cast of characters, factions, mutated creatures and much more. The Fallout New Vegas: Ultimate Edition comes complete with the full suite of add-ons: Dead Money, Honest Hearts, Old World Blues, Lonesome Road, Courier’s Stash and Gun Runners Arsenal.

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Fallout Tactics

In these dark times, the Brotherhood of Steel is all that stands between the rekindled flame of civilization and the radiated Wasteland. Take up arms, stand shoulder to shoulder with your brethren, and protect the weak, whether they like it or not. Your squadmates will be more dear to you than family and for those that survive there will be honor, respect and the spoils of war.

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Fallout 2

It’s been 80 long years since your ancestors trod across the wastelands. As you search for the Garden of Eden Creation Kit to save your primitive village, your path is strewn with crippling radiation, megalomaniac mutants, and a relentless stream of lies, deceit and treachery. You begin to wonder if anyone really stands to gain anything from this brave new world.

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After 80 years of idyllic Vault life, Vault 13’s vital water chip has malfunctioned. You are chosen by the Overseer to venture out into the Wasteland and save your fellow Vault Dwellers. Seek out a new microchip and return before the water supply runs out.

 

Now (Physically) Available in North America: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

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Beginning today, you can purchase the latest game in the storied history of Wolfenstein games: MachineGames’ Wolfenstein: The Old Blood.

The year is 1946 and the Nazis are on the brink of winning World War II. In an effort to turn the tide in the allies’ favor, B.J. Blazkowicz must embark on an epic, two-part mission deep within Bavaria…

Part one of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves – pits BJ Blazkowicz against a maniacal prison warden as he breaks into Castle Wolfenstein in an attempt to steal the coordinates to General Deathshead’s compound. In part two – The Dark Secrets of Helga Von Schabbs – our hero’s search for the coordinates leads him to the city of Wulfburg where an obsessed Nazi archaeologist is exhuming mysterious artifacts that threaten to unleash a dark and ancient power.

For more Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, check out recent features on the game:

To get more updates on #TheOldBlood, you can also follow @Wolfenstein on Twitter and LIKE Facebook.com/Wolfenstein.