Our fingers are crossed for Wolfenstein: The New Order and MachineGames, who are nominated for Best Shooter and Best Narrative at tonight’s The Game Awards in Las Vegas. Watch live tonight on Twitch, YouTube, or your gaming console. The show starts at 9 pm est.
Related, Wolfenstein, The Elder Scrolls Online, and The Evil Within are already getting end-of-year award attention elsewhere, including:
- Rock, Paper, Shotgun — Announced Wolfenstein as Best FPS for 2014!
- The New York Times — Placed Wolfenstein as one of 10 games to get in their Holiday Gift Guide.
- MMORPG — Vote for The Elder Scrolls Online in the site’s Great MMO Face-Off.
- VG247 — All three of our 2014 releases can be voted on for their 2014 Community Game of the Year.
While you watch the Game Awards, it’s worth noting that Wolfenstein is part of #TheGameAwards Steam sale. Save 67% on the game this weekend!
In the latest edition of ESO’s monthly feature, “The Road Ahead”, Game Director Matt Firor first looks back at all the ways The Elder Scrolls Online has evolved since it’s April launch. With the help of the game’s amazing community feedback and efforts of ZeniMax Online Studios, the game continues to add new features, areas, and more that have improved the overall gameplay experience.
Of course, it wouldn’t be called “The Road Ahead” if Firor didn’t get into what’s coming next. With the article, he details what’s coming in Update 6. Both the Champion and Justice systems will have a huge impact on the game, and add long sought after features that will enhance the game. In the excerpt below, Firor gives more context to how the Justice System will change the game…
“To put this into perspective, the Justice System will include huge updates to the very fundamentals of the game. Townspeople will be considered neutral and be attackable, and many items that you could take freely before will be considered owned and must be stolen. There are fences who’ll buy stolen goods—if you can get past the guards while you have a bounty on your head. These are large changes to the game, and go hand-in-hand with our vision to add more freedom and sandbox-style elements to the world. It’s going to be a lot of fun, and we just need to make sure that we phase it in carefully to ensure the best experience for everyone.”
Visit www.elderscrollsonline.com to read the full feature, which also includes the latest information on the game’s arrival on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in 2015.
If the Grinch could turn over a new leaf in time for Christmas, maybe it’s not too late for General Deathshead and Boxman. Check out their holiday photos featured on our 2014 Holiday Card.
Want to see the Holiday Cards of Christmas past? Check out the imgur slideshow below…
On the 15th anniversary of QUAKE III: Arena’s PC release, QUAKE LIVE unleashes nine new arenas, unlocked map rotations, new announcer VO, and much more. On top of in-game features, the game now unlocks its very own Steam trading cards. Get a preview of the art, created by John Mueller, in the imgur slideshow below.
Whether you are new to Quake Live or a veteran looking to extend your current subscription, now is the perfect time to buy — QUAKE LIVE is now offering 50% Off the annual Pro subscriptions
For full details on Update 22, visit www.quakelive.com.
The perfect stocking stuffer — issue #3 of Titan Comics’ prequel series for The Evil Within is now available at your favorite comic book store. Check out our preview gallery for issues 1-3 in the imgur embed above.
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
11/28 – Daily deal features Wolfenstein: The New Order at 66% off! http://bit.ly/1jIF75V
- 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)
- 20% Savings on most store items
- 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
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Speaking of DOOM, every second of Zero Master’s record-breaking speedrun for DOOM II is must-watch internet. After watching, head to reddoorbluekey.com for more details on DOOM speedruns.
Looking for a second serving of links? Fill your plate with these…
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.
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.