The Evil Within – #SebSelfie Screamshot Sweeps

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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.

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Wolfenstein Commentary – The Train Sequence

We’re back with the newest edition of our evolving Wolfenstein commentary series. This time around, we hear from lead narrative designer Tommy Tordsson Björk. The newest video features lead narrative designer Tommy Tordsson Björk discussing the ins and outs of one of Wolfenstein: The New Order’s most memorable moments: encountering Frau Engel and Bubi on the train..

For more commentary videos, check out Jens Matthies and Jerk Gustafsson commentary of Chapter 1 and Andreas Öjerfors walkthrough of the Gibraltar Bridge level. You can also catch commentary videos like these during our biweekly Bethesda Twitchworks livestream (note: this week we’re taking a break to celebrate Thanksgiving with our families)  — airing every other Friday at 4 pm est.

Friday Fan Art: It’s Wall Good

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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 bethblog@bethsoft.com or by using the #BethesdArt hashtag. Have a great weekend!

Dishonored’s Artwork and Lore in The Dunwall Archives

dishonoredhcp1Back 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.

Around the Web – Bunker Down Edition

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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.

While we hunker down, Fallout fans are bunkering down underground to celebrate birthdays in Vault 30 — a vault used to celebrate the birthday of Reddit user VaultoftheSix. Get more pics here.

Meanwhile down under…

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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.”

Interviews — Read and watch new interview with design director Lucas Davis at both GameCloud and KayleGames.

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!

Bethesda TwitchWorks: Cast Into Oblivion

obliv_wallpaper3_1600Our 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).

Meet the Monster Maker!

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!

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