Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 Nominations for Fallout 4, DOOM, Fallout Shelter

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This afternoon ‘Best of E3′ nominations from the Game Critics Awards’ panel were announced and we received 7 (!!!) total nominations between Fallout 4, Fallout Shelter, and DOOM. Congratulations to the dev teams from Bethesda Game Studios and id for all their hard work!

Here’s breakdown:

Fallout 4

  • Best of Show
  • Best Console Game
  • Best PC Game
  • Best RPG

DOOM

  • Best PC Game
  • Best Action Game

Fallout Shelter

  • Best Handheld Game

Winners for this year’s Best of E3 Awards will be announced on Tuesdsay, July 7th!

#BE3 = Big E3 Roundup (Updated)

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It’s hard to believe that two weeks have passed since our first-ever E3 Showcase. With a week to recover from our big night in Hollywood and a week’s worth of E3, let’s take a moment to check out some of the highlights from E3 week. And of course, if you’ve missed any of our E3 Showcase, don’t forget to check out our E3 2015 playlist on the Bethesda YouTube Channel.

But what about the rest of the web. If missed the official Xbox briefing, you might have missed exclusive new footage from Fallout 4. Check it out in the embed below (new stuff starts after talking with Codsworth).

On the same day, Todd also had the opportunity to participate in YouTube Gaming’s E3 Show with Geoff Keighley. Watch the interview below…

Fallout 4 was at the center of attention for many at E3 — winning Best of Show awards from multiple outlets, including:

Of course, there’s plenty else to discuss at E3, and one of the best at discussing all things Bethesda is our very own Pete Hines. He’s got some must-watch and must-read interviews, starting with his interview at Polygon that starts with “Where was Wet 2?”.

What else is worth seeing from Pete? Check out interviews with Touch Arcade (focusing on Fallout Shelter), IGN (on what makes Fallout ‘Fallout’), Telegraph, and VentureBeat.

Want more E3 coverage? We dig in — game by game — after the break.

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‘Father of Survival Horror’ distinguished with the Spanish Academy Of Interactive Arts and Sciences Gamelab Honor Award

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The presence of Shinji Mikami was the icing on top of an exclusive list of influencers and VIP guests visiting Barcelona this week during Gamelab 2015.

The creator of The Evil Within was presented with the 2015 Gamelab Honor Award of the Spanish Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. Mikami received this honor during Gamelab Barcelona 2015, the international conference of video games and interactive entertainment.

The Spanish Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences institutionalized the Gamelab Honor Award in 2011 to honor the careers of the most renowned professionals who, over a lifetime of work, have furthered the gaming industry.

Gamelab is supported by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, the Generalitat of Catalunya, the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism and the City Council of Barcelona.

Press Release: Fallout Shelter Debuts #1 on App Store

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FALLOUT SHELTER ACHIEVES MASSIVE GLOBAL SUCCESS; DEBUTS AT #1 ON APP STORE

Fallout Mobile Game Quickly Tops Charts in 48 countries

June 25, 2015 (Rockville, MD) – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today announced that Fallout Shelter™ – the first-ever mobile game set in the celebrated Fallout® universe from Bethesda Game Studios® – quickly became the top downloaded game in 48 countries and the top downloaded app of any kind in 25 countries following its release.

“We play games on our phones all the time, and have always wanted to make one,” said Todd Howard, Game Director at Bethesda Game Studios. “To have our first mobile game be enjoyed by so many is stunning. It just shows that gamers appreciate more depth and being treated fairly. It also shows people love Fallout as much as we do.”

Praised for its fun, addicting gameplay, and for its player-friendly approach to in-app purchases, Fallout Shelter rapidly climbed the ranks of the highest grossing apps during its first week on the App Store. Within two days of launch the game cracked the top-grossing chart, overtaking King’s Candy Crush as the App Store’s number three top-grossing app in the United States. Fallout Shelter wasn’t just a hit stateside – it also joined the ranks of the top five top-grossing games on the App Store in 37 different countries.

Fallout Shelter remains the number 1 most downloaded free game on the App Store. In the first week following its release, play sessions of Fallout Shelter have surpassed 70 million times a day by fans globally.

Fallout Shelter is a post-nuclear strategy and simulation experience that puts you in control of a state-of-the-art underground Vault. Build the perfect Vault from a variety of rooms, oversee your very own thriving community of Vault Dwellers, and protect them from the dangers of the Wasteland. Vault-Tec has provided the tools, but the rest is up to you.

Fallout Shelter is available now on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

The Evil Within – Full Screen Title Update

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Whether you’re playing The Evil Within on PC, Xbox, or PlayStation, you’ll notice a new title update based on community feedback.

The Evil Within – June 2015 Update

  • Console players can now remove the cinematic letterbox and play the game in full screen mode.
  • Casual difficulty has been rebalanced to be more forgiving to players with increased ammo amounts and adjustments to the game’s health bar.

The new update is live on all platforms — Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4.

#BE3 Showcase – It’s Almost Time!

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Are you ready?!?

Tune in at 6:45pm PT Sunday night to Twitch.TV/Bethesda or YouTube.com/BethesdaSoftworks to watch the first-ever Bethesda E3 Showcase – live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood!

As noted earlier in the month, tonight’s festivities will kick off with a pre-show at 6:45pm PT featuring Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb. The pre-show will lead into the main event – featuring the world premieres of DOOM, Fallout 4… and much more!

Adam and Morgan will return after the show to share their unique insights and talk to some of Bethesda’s most renowned developers for exclusive interviews. Be sure to use the #BE3 hashtag.. Adam and Morgan will ask viewer questions to our developers live during the post-show, with cool prize giveaways for anyone whose tweet is called out.

Watch live video from Bethesda on www.twitch.tv

Last Chance to Attend Our #BE3 Showcase + Streaming Details

lastchanceThe public registration for our E3 Showcase is closed, but fear not faithful fans, there’s still a chance to attend!

As you know, we’re hosting our first-ever #BE3 Showcase at the Dolby Theatre this Sunday, June 14th and invited hundreds of fans to attend as a big THANK YOU for all your support over the years. The response on our registration site has been overwhelming and we’re excited to see so many of you at the Showcase.

For those of you who did not receive an invite, all hope is not lost – we have reserved a number stand-by tickets that will be available the day of the Showcase.

The stand-by tickets line will open at 1:00pm PT on June 14th outside of the Dolby Theatre along Hollywood Boulevard. Any reserved tickets not claimed by 6:15 pm PT will be released to stand-by fans.

What’s more, we’re excited to announce that the first 300 people in line that do not make it into the Dolby will be taken to a satellite location to watch a livestream of the event and receive a special gift!

For those of you unable to make it to Hollywood, a reminder that our #BE3 Showcase will be streamed live via Twitch, YouTube, Gamespot, and IGN. The pre-show, hosted by gaming greats, Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb, will begin at 6:45pm PT and the Showcase will kick off at 7 pm PT.

We can’t wait to see you on Sunday!