Wolfensteal of a Deal at Amazon

wolf_tno_finalbox_3D_xonebox_postlaunchIf you’re looking to upgrade your living room console setup, this week is a great time. Between now and Sunday, Amazon is offering a killer deal* on the Xbox One. For $349.99, you’ll score the console, a second controller, and three games — including Wolfenstein: The New Order.

*While supplies last. For US Customer Only.

Design the QuakeCon BYOC T-Shirt & Win!

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*That’s ‘Design Your Own BYOC T-Shirt’!

QuakeCon’s BYOC has thrived for 20 years because of the personalities and culture you have brought to it. The case mods, “wooooops”, and skyscrapers built from BAWLs cans are what make the BYOC memorable. YOU KNOW IT!!!

So when it came time to figure out the design for this year’s Official shirt, we decided no one could do a better job than… you! So today we’re happy to announce the QuakeCon® 2015: 20th Anniversary Shirt Design Contest!

Between today and April 10th, you’ll be able to submit your shirt designs on our contest page. From there, our judging panel will determine five finalists and then it will be up to all of you to vote for a winner. Our contest winner will receive The Ultimate QuakeCon® Fan Pack * featuring a spot in the BYOC, QuakeCon® Done Quick access, and a Swag Pack!

To help you get started, we’ve given you a few design elements that you can grab. For full details on what’s okay and what’s not, check out the official rules.

ENTER THE QUAKECON® 2015: 20th ANNIVERSARY SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST

BYOC Attendees — Get ready for QuakeCon 20

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It’s crazy to think, but we’re only 148 days away from QuakeCon – and this year’s a big one. We’ll be celebrating the event’s 20th anniversary, which means 1) we’re all getting old and 2) we’re planning to make this the biggest and most exciting QuakeCon ever!

For everyone planning to spend 4 days in the BYOC, the information below is important:

Attendees wishing to participate in the QuakeCon 2015 BYOC must pre-purchase one of the ‘BYOC Select-a-Seat’ packages through our online registration site to guarantee a seat. As all seats will be accounted for prior to the show, we won’t have seats available on-site or on a first-come-first serve basis. Once the packages sell out, we’ll be giving people the opportunity to win a limited number of BYOC seats via social media giveaways, contests, and via our event partners leading up to the show.

Make sense? If you were at QuakeCon 2014, it should. Our pre-registration should be familiar, with one exception: This year we’re doing five tiers instead of four, and we’re kicking it off on March 4th with our new, super, duper, uber ‘BYOC Select-a-Seat with UAC Command Center VIP Seating Package’ — a very-limited package (only 32 available) that will include VIP BYOC seating in the Network Operations Center (NOC)!

To find out how you can snag a spot in the NOC, as well as full details on what each package includes, be sure to check out the info below. As the dates creep up in the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing reminders here on the blog, as well as on our official Facebook and Twitter account.

Oh yeah, and see those “Your Design Here” shirts below? Learn how you can design the 20th Anniversary QuakeCon shirt in this blog post.

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Top 5 Skyrim Mods of the Week… LIVE in London

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Ever wanted to see how a top internet show like Gamespot’s Top 5 Skyrim Mods of the Week is made? Ever wanted to be there while they film it?

Then this is your chance to join hosts Seb and Cam and star Kevin VanNord for Top 5 Skyrim Mods of the Week… Live! Taking place in London’s videogame-themed Loading Bar on March 7th, attendees can look forward to drinks and spot-prizes, but hurry as there are only an extremely limited number of tickets for sale here  (note, you must be 18 or over to attend).

And if you can’t make it, take heart, because Gamespot wants you to choose Kevin VanNord’s companion for the special show. So do you think Kevin should adventure with:

  • Chatty, opinionated Khajiit Inigo?
  • The mighty force of nature that is Dovahbear?
  • Fiery mount and danger to stables everywhere, the Blaze of Evantide?

Bethesda TwitchWorks: The Dark Brotherhood Awaits

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This week’s TwitchWorks will focus on a dark secret that I’ve rarely shared — that I’ve never actually played Oblivion’s Dark Brotherhood questline. Tune in at 4 pm est tomorrow to see the adventures, struggles (I’m not a mouse/keyboard guy), and raw emotions of finally playing Oblivion’s most talked about questline. Follow Twitch.TV/Bethesda to get alerted when we start broadcasting.

Oh yeah — you’ll also have a chance to win a few prizes, including a copy of The Elder Scrolls Anthology signed BGS’ Emil Pagliarulo — the man in charge of the Dark Brotherhood questline.

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PC Modding Interview – SURE AI

This week we’re talking to Johannes and Nicolas of the Sure AI modding team. Serving as the project lead and creative director, respectively, the duo from Munich are currently hard at work on their Skyrim total conversion mod, Enderal — one that last year captured ModDB.com’s Best Upcoming Mod award.

If Sure AI (www.sureai.net) sounds familiar — we’ve also highlighted them for their Fallout 3 project, Cube Experimental, as well as their Oblivion project, Nehrim

Read our interview with them below…

The Creation Kit toolset released back nearly three years ago (Feb 2012). How much “kicking the tires” did SureAI do before planning Enderal?

Johannes: Pretty much no kicking at all – we started planning Enderal — the scope, drafts of story and gameplay, a rough production plan, as good as it was possible without knowing the capacities of the CK — in October 2011, a month before Skyrim was released. Of course, the first results we got in the new engine weren’t that presentable and had to be reworked, but the actual development of Enderal started as soon as the Creation Kit was released.

How many folks are working on Enderal?

Nicolas: Altogether, we’re 14 people on the core team, of which around eight spend a lot of time on the development. Then, there are a lot of external contributors, mainly 3d artists, and, of course, voice actors and a German recording studio, 2day Productions, who help us with the localization.

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ESO Update

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Loyalty Rewards are like in-game Valentines!

The road to Tamriel Unlimited on PC (March 17th) and consoles (June 9th on Xbox One and PlayStation 4) gets closer and closer, and this week game director Matt Firor has shared the latest edition of ESO’s The Road Ahead. This time around, Firor outlines the latest loyalty rewards for the game and also answers questions specific to Tamriel Unlimited, including: console transfers, ESO Plus, and the philosophy behind the game’s upcoming crown store.

What else is happening in Tamriel? Here’s a look back at highlights from elderscrollsonline.com in the past week.

  • Get the very best info from ESO’s fansites in the latest edition of The Tamriel Town Crier.
  • Update 6 brings new light, medium, and heavy armor for Orc and Redguard players. Take a first look here.
  • Hungry (like the wolf) for a new guild interview? Look no further than the newest Guild Spotlight focusing on The Westwind Claws.

Finally, tune in today at 4 pm est for the newest episode of ESO Live. Follow the channel at Twitch.TV/ZeniMaxOnlineStudios to watch exclusive interview, win prizes, and much more! Feel the love in the embed below…

Vault Boy Tee of the Month – Paralyzing Palm

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So how does one tie in this month’s Vault Boy Tee of the Month — Paralyzing Palm — to February’s most iconic holiday, Valentine’s Day. After extensive thought, the unarmed perk brings to mind Kill Bill’s most heartbreaking martial arts maneuver. With a shirt as stylish as this one, you’ll want to be ready to break/stop a few hearts.

You’re going to love the way you look in this shirt — available for one week only at store.bethsoft.com!