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…
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!
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!
Issue 2 of 4 in Titan Comics’ prequel series for The Evil Within is available online and at your favorite comic store. For a sneak peak and a look at back at the first issue, check out the imgur embed below…
For the Weekend Deal, this week Steam is giving you 50% savings on Wolfenstein: The New Order. Details here.
Logging into The Elder Scrolls Online this week, you’ll notice that Update 5 is now live and brings major updates to the game — including a Veteran version of the City of Ash, a new dungeon scaling system, and Writs and Pledges to keep crafters and dungeon runners busy. For more details on Update 5, visit the official ESO website.
Feeling C-R-A-B-B-Y? It’s time to turn that frown upside down with exciting news from GamingHeads have added a new plush figure to their Bethesda collection. Joining the Cacodemon, DOOM Marine, and Vault Boy is one of Tamriel’s most beloved creatures… the Mudcrab! Order this cuddly plush from the official Bethesda Store or GamingHeads.com.
Nearly three years have passed since Skyrim’s November 2011 release date, and we’re still amazed by the unbelievable fan creations that come in from around the world. This week at the office, a number of devs took notice when Matt and Kerry Stagmer of Baltimore Knife & Sword re-created Skyrim’s iconic iron helmet.
See how it was done (and be sure to stick around for the strength test at the end) in the embed above.
Shown for the first time during BattleCry Studios’ PAX Aus panel, watch our new gameplay video highlighting three classes from BATTLECRY: The Enforcer, The Tech Archer, and The Duelist.
For more details on BATTLECRY, following the game on its official website, Facebook, and Twitter.
Head to Twitch.TV/PAX now to watch BattleCry Studios present their PAX Australia Panel, “Welcome to the WarZone”!
In time for Halloween, The Evil Within’s lead concept artist, Ikumi Nakamura, provided this amazing (and timely) variation of The Keeper.
From everyone at Bethesda, we wish you a happy and safe Halloween weekend. While you’re haunting about, feel free to share your best Halloween creations and costumes using the hashtag #BethesdART or emailing us at email@example.com.
Update: Pete’s panel is complete. Tune back to the official PAX Twitch page tomorrow at 9am for the encore stream.
Put the soccer ball down and tune into Twitch.TV/PAX. It’s time to watch Pete Hines present his storytime keynote for PAX Australia. If you miss tonight’s live airing (7:30 pm edt), you can tune in for an encore at 9 am edt tomorrow.