Skyrim Soundtrack is ‘Classic’

Back in February, we let you know how you could help vote music from our games into Classic FM’s Hall of Fame. Sounds like you guys took action, as music for The Elder Scrolls Franchise skyrocketed to #5 on this year’s list — one spot ahead of some guy named Beethoven!

“Jeremy Soule made his Hall of Fame debut in 2012 with his music from the Skyrim games, and this time he’s gone top ten. The centrepiece of his work on Skyrim is undoubtedly the monumental ‘Dragonborn’, which not features a 30-strong choir, but also features said choir singing in a specially conceived dragon language particular to the games themselves.”

To view the full list, head here.

Bethesda Store Restocked

Since announcing the Bethesda Store two weeks ago, there’s been high demand for a number of our items — resulting in a number of items selling out very quickly. Today, we’re happy to share that several items are back in stock and ready for shipment. They include:

Fallout

  • Vault Boy (Thumbs Up) Tee
  • Fallout Logo Tee
  • New California Republic Tee
  • Thumbs Up Mug
Elder Scrolls

  • ‘We Know’ Tee
  • Black Briar Tee
  • ‘I Hate Morndas’ Mug
The Elder Scrolls Online
  • Ouroboros Tee (Men’s & Women’s)

Id Software

  • QUAKE Logo Tee
  • DOOM Logo Tee
  • Wolfenstein Logo Tee

As always, if  new updates to our store come in, we’ll let you know.

PAX East Recap: Photos!

PAX East was awesome!  In the slideshow above, check out some of our weekend highlights — including our booth, The Elder Scrolls Food Truck, and our special community event: The 347th Annual Tamriel Beer Garden.

To everyone that came, thanks for making this year’s PAX East so memorable.

For more photos from the event, be sure to check out the newly-opened Pinterest page for The Elder Scrolls Online. You can also catch the latest highlights on for ESO at elderscrollsonline.com.

Dishonored Roundup – PAX East and Beyond

Today we’re looking at the latest highlights for Dishonored, including the first coverage for the game’s upcoming add-on, The Knife of Dunwall.

First, let’s give a hand to Arkane Studios and all our Dishonored fans. Last night at GDC’s Game Developers Choice Awards, the game took home the first-ever Audience Award!

At PAX East and across Europe, gaming journalists got their first chance to play The Knife of Dunwall, which puts you in control of Daud — the legendary assassin responsible for the murder of Empress Jessamine. In a new video up at GameTrailers (and embedded above), you’ll get your first glimpse look at gameplay.

Other must-read previews include Kotaku’s 15 Things You Should Know About Dishonored’s New DLC, Destructoid’s I like Knife of Dunwall more than Dishonored first look, and new  impressions from the stealth experts at Sneaky Bastards. Here’s a snippet of their preview:

“From our playthrough of the first mission of The Knife of Dunwall, it’s clear that no expense has been spared in offering more full-fledged missions that leverage and expand upon the design principles established by Dishonored’s unique environment design and stealth gameplay.”

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Spring Savings for Skyrim DLC

While we’re celebrating the beginning of Spring with sleet and snow, there’s big savings to take advantage of in Xbox LIVE’s seasonal sale. Among the offerings, you can save 50% on all Skyrim add-ons:

Deal ends April 1st (I’m not kidding). And as new deals arrive, we’ll keep you posted.

Join Bethesda’s newest studio

Battlecry Studios, our newest studio which opened their doors in October, is looking for top talent to join their Austin, TX-based team. While we can’t tell you exactly what they’re working on yet, they’re already hard at work on redefining the Free-To-Play game space.

A full list of job openings can be found at jobs.zenimax.com. Listings currently include:

  • Environmental Artist
  • Senior/Lead Environmental Artist
  • VFX Artist
  • Character Artist
  • Senior Technical Designer
  • Senior Systems Designer
  • Systems Designer
  • Associate Multiplayer Level Designer
  • Tools Engineer
  • Gameplay Engineer
  • Senior Server Database Engineer
  • Senior Server Engineer
  • Senior Network and Systems Administrator
  • Senior Concept Artist
  • Monetization/Systems Designer
  • Platform Lead

ESO Roundup

Gaming press from around the globe visited ZeniMax Online Studios last week to play/learn more about The Elder Scrolls Online. Beginning this week, their impressions are making their way online.

In their second hands-on with the game, MMORPG.com has posted several new articles — including coverage of first-person controlsquestingcraftingAvA/PvP, playing as a sorcerer, and a new interview with Paul Sage.

At Destructoid, Chris Carter reports that the game’s plans for a fully-functioning first person mode looks “… extremely impressive, to the point where it looked like they were playing Oblivion and Skyrim at times.” In a separate article, Carter declares the game “a welcome hybrid of old and new school MMO mechanics” and shares the following thoughts on the game’s distinct Elder Scrolls feel:

“As the developers at Zenimax were showing off the game, you could tell that they really cared about the history of the Elder Scrolls franchise. It was clear after playing it for an extended period of time that there will be lots of lore here to uncover; perhaps more than any other Elder Scrolls game before it.”

For much, much more coverage on the game, hit the jump below…

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Michael Madsen reprising role as ‘Daud’

Good news, Dishonored fans! We can confirm today that Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill) will return as the voice of Daud in both of Dishonored’s upcoming add-ons, next month’s The Knife of Dunwall and later this year, The Brigmore Witches.

We’ll have more details on The Knife of Dunwall this week, including its very first previews. In the meantime, scope out our Facebook and Twitter pages for new concept art from Arkane Studios.