Bethesda TwitchWorks: Glory and Goats in Skyrim

IMG_1275We’re going live with Skyrim once more for our new TwitchWorks episode. Our Northern Overlord dark elf, Alabaster is not finished with his romps through the chill lands just yet. This time we’re trying out some new mods including one that turns him into a goat!

Join Alabaster and us once more as we adventure onward in Skyrim – happening tomorrow (that’s Friday 1/23) at 4pm EST only on Twitch.TV/Bethesda.

The Elder Scrolls Online – The Three Fates

In celebration this morning’s news about Tamriel Unlimited, we bring you the “The Three Fates” cinematic trailer supercut. Witness the beginning and conclusion of the three alliances in one beautiful trailer. Originally released in four separate parts, the cinematic supercut takes you through the story of a deadly battle for the Imperial City.

To order Tamriel Unlimited, visit www.elderscrollsonline.com. Already a subscriber? Learn the benefits you’ll receive from ESO Plus here!

ESO: Tamriel Unlimited Arrives on Xbox One & PlayStation 4 on June 9th; PC/Mac on March 17th

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Whether you’re playing ESO on PC/Mac or awaiting the game’s console release on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, we’ve got some big news to share!

Beginning on June 9th TES fans on Xbox One and PS4 will be able to endlessly explore The Elder Scrolls® Online: Tamriel Unlimited! This edition of the game features all of the gameplay from the original PC release, including all the new content and changes made over the past year, and it comes without requiring a monthly game subscription fee!

And for our PC/Mac fans, we’re pleased to announce you’ll be the first to experience this new way to play ESO – beginning on Tuesday, March 17th!

In Tamriel Unlimited, you’ll be able to purchase optional downloadable content, and the in-game Crown Store will offer convenience and customization items. Already a subscriber? You’ll become a member of ESO Plus to receive monthly in-game benefits and a monthly allotment of Crowns to spend in the store. Our team remains committed to providing a great experience to all players, and you can expect continued, regular updates free of charge in addition to our new store offerings.

In celebration of these two big announcements, we’ve released the final entry in our four-part series of cinematic trailers, The Confrontation. Enjoy it in the embed above!

For more on ESO, including information on the changes coming with Tamriel Unlimited and additional info on ESO Plus, visit the game’s official website  FAQ– www.elderscrollsonline.com/faq, and don’t forget to tune into our special edition of addition of ESO LIVE today at 12pm with Pete Hines and the ZeniMax Online Studios team on Twitch.TV/ZeniMaxOnlineStudios.

Classic FM Hall of Fame is Back For 2015

Back for 2015, it’s the Classic FM Hall of Fame! As you may recall from previous years, a few familiar fan favorites have been decorating the chart. Jeremy Soule and Inon Zur need your votes to maintain their hold on the Hall of Fame. Shouldn’t every classical music fan get a chance to feel like the Dragonborn with Skyrim’s epic soundtrack? Or have the sense of wonder and terror that only Fallout 3’s Capital Wasteland can offer?

Cast your vote for Tamriel-favorite, Jeremy Soule and Wasteland darling, Inon Zur by traveling to Classic FM’s Hall of Fame, and following the directions located on the bottom of the page. Voting runs through the end of February — so don’t forget to show your support!

Friday Fan Art: Detective Works

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Here’s the week’s findings for imaginative artwork. This time we’ve got a pretty good variety ranging from DOOM to The Evil Within and everything in between. Take a look in our gallery below to see which one’s your favorite.

We love seeing whatever you have to offer when it comes to fan art for our titles. Send it our way by emailing us at bethblog@bethsoft.com or by posting to social media using the hashtag #BethesdArt.

Have a great weekend!

The Road to Award Season – GDC & D.I.C.E. Nods for Wolfenstein

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We like Wolfenstein. You like Wolfenstein. And this week, MachineGames’ industry peers let it be known they have a thing for B.J. Blazkowicz, too.

Both the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences’ D.I.C.E. Awards and GDC’s Game Developer Choice Awards honored Wolfenstein: The New Order a Best of 2014 nomination.  Unveiled this morning, Wolf received a D.I.C.E. nomination for Action Game of the Year,  and the GDC Awards nominated MachineGames for Best Technology.

The D.I.C.E. Awards ceremony will take place in Vegas on Thursday, Feb. 5 at the conclusion of D.I.C.E, while the GDC Awards run on March 4th in San Francisco.

Congrats to the whole team at MachineGames!

Weekend Update

As we head back into the work week, here’s some Sunday night entertainment from around the web…

When a website has a name like Bloody Disgusting, you’d think The Evil Within would have home field advantage. But when the category is Horror Game of the Year, it’s a game in good company. Help it win the award by voting here.

Elsewhere, VG247 examines how a game like Wolfenstein: The New Order succeeded as a first-person shooter without multiplayer. Here’s an excerpt:

“For this is a game from the past that should not work in the modern market. Wolfenstein is an offline-only, big-budget first-person shooter. It’s an anachronism, a modernisation of a dead genre. No one makes this type of game anymore, and that isn’t an exaggeration. If there were an Offline-only, Big-budget First-person Shooter Award for 2014, Wolfenstein would win by default. It led a market of one.”

Supporting VG247’s claim, this roundup offers even more Wolfy accolades, including:

Slate – Chris Suellentrop still has room for console shooters like Wolfenstein in his Top 10 list dominated by mobile titles.

The Escapist — The always-hard-to-please Yahtzee was actually quite pleased with Wolfenstein: The New Order, as he included it in his top 5 games of the year at numero dos! Watch his video here.

Hardcore Gamer — Selects Wolfenstein as its favorite Dark Horse game of the year.

Play.TM — Ranks Wolfenstein as their #5 GOTY!

G4TV (Canada) – Editor pick for GOTY (John Powell)

Game Spark — Wolfenstein gets acclaim from Asia — winning Game Spark’s PS4 GOTY!

Wrapping up this roundup is an interesting feature at GamaSutra discussing one of Wolfenstein’s throwback features — manually retrieving in-game ammo. Learn how this decision was managed in new feature written by MachineGames’ Jerk Gustafsson.

Oh wait, and then there’s 2015’s biggest dance craze — The Wazer Wifle! Watch the Fallout 3 tribute from Caedo Genesis in the embed at the top of this post.

Partied Like It’s 2015

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January’s Vault Boy Tee of the Month depicts the Party Boy Perk, and it’s imagery is one many can identify with right now  — a New Year’s hangover of returning to school, work, and other routines that were blissfully ignored during the holiday season.

Keep the party going with the shirt — available in men’s and women’s sizes — at store.bethsoft.com.

Bethesda TwitchWorks: Welcome to Winter

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New Year, new Twitch streams! We welcome this cold and grey month by heading back to a familiar favorite wintery landscape, Skyrim. We’ll be playing with some seasonal mods to really get into the spirit of Winter while we run around Windhelm, Morthal, and Winterhold.

Join us this Friday, January 9th at 4pm EST on Twitch.tv/Bethesda for a return to Skyrim.