With the Gamescom 2011 over, our UK office is already preparing for Eurogamer Expo 2011 — taking place at Earl’s Court in London September 22 – 25th. You’ll definitely want to check out this year’s event, as both RAGE and Skyrim will be playable!
If you’re interested in attending, be sure to purchase tickets before they sell out.
“Hey, it looks like the Bethesda forums are down, do you mind if I head home a little early?”
That’s our recommended messaging for your boss this Friday at 4 PM Eastern Time, as we’ll be taking down all of our Bethesda sites for a maintenance overhaul. In total, we anticipate our sites will be down for approximately four hours. While our sites are down, we’ll keep you posted on all the latest news on the Bethesda twitter account.
To help pass the time, I hoped that we could put up a Magic Eye image of Alduin, but it sounds like our IT department has a “Connection Timeout” message planned instead.
On September 14th, the world-famous Sydney Opera House will host ‘An Evening with id Software: A Look At The Past, Present and Future of Gaming’, starring RAGE’s creative director Tim Willits. Tim, the only id employee to attend every single QuakeCon, will talk candidly about id history and where he thinks the game industry is going.
In the coming days and weeks, we’ll share information on how lucky gamers will have a chance to attend this event alongside members of the game industry from Australia and New Zealand.
Read the release after the break for more details…
Update: We’ve made it to 100,000! The iPhone app (both in Standard and HD flavors) is now available for free on iTunes and will remain so for a week!
At this year’s QuakeCon, we announced that if we reach 100,000 fans on Facebook, we’d make RAGE/RAGE HD for iOS free for a week. As of this very moment, we’re at 97, 066 fans, so be on the lookout for the app going free very soon!
Do you live in the United Kingdom? Then you may want to consider the RAGE Collector’s Pack — not to be confused with the already-announced Anarchy Edition.
In addition to the contents of the Anarchy Edition, the Collector’s Pack also includes a RAGE Making-of DVD and two RAGE comic books by Dark Horse. It’s basically guaranteeing more RAGE for your dollar — or pound, in this case. Head over to GAME to preorder now.
Now available for your viewing pleasure, watch the id Software 20th Anniversary Panel from this year’s event. The panel includes co-founder/technical director John Carmack, executive producer Kevin Cloud, creative director Tim Willits, president Todd Hollenshead, and is hosted by X-Play’s Morgan Webb.
More press had a chance to check out Skyrim during this year’s QuakeCon, and each journalist that attended left with a unique screenshot — that of the character they created while previewing the game.
Now these screens are starting to go up at the various outlets, giving you a better look at the numerous permutations the Skyrim character creation allows. Plenty more are set to go up, but check out released screens at the following places:
Summer’s almost over and we’re closing in on the release dates for RAGE (October 4th) and Skyrim (November 11th). If you can’t cryogenically freeze yourself, we recommend picking up these fine books from Random House.
RAGE, written by author and game writer Matt Costello, will release in North America on August 30, 2011. The novel centers around Lieutenant Nick Raine, an Ark survivor that emerges into the apocalyptic world of RAGE to confront a “would-be tyrant.” For an excerpt of the novel look below — jump over to Random House to preorder (folks in the UK can order here).
Lord of Souls, the second Elder Scrolls novel by Greg Keyes, will hit stores on September 27 in North America (September 23rd in the UK). Head to Random House to preorder the book (UK can pre-order here), but beware the synopsis if you haven’t read the first TES novel yet.