This weekend, several Game Informer editors are trying to break Guinness Records for gaming — including the longest RPG marathon. As we speak, Bryan Vore is trying to accomplish the feat while playing Oblivion. Learn why he picked the game and follow his record-breaking attempt here on UStream
The UK’s biggest gaming awards, The Golden Joysticks, have announced their shortlist nominees. Fallout: New Vegas is nominated for two awards — Ultimate GOTY and Best RPG. Additionally, you can vote for Skyrim in this year’s One To Watch category as well as Brink in the Best Shooter category.
To learn more, visit the Golden Joysticks website.
A tradition like no other… John Carmack address the masses with his annual keynote address. Watch it above.
For months many of you have asked for details on whether or not there will be Collector’s Edition for Skyrim. At the end of a rousing QuakeCon presentation, game director Todd Howard confirmed its existence.
The limited collector’s edition for The Elder Scrolls® V: Skyrim™ will be available for Xbox 360, PS3, and Games for Windows and can be pre-ordered now through participating retailers in North America, Europe and Australia. Like the regular release of the game, the Collector’s Edition will be available on 11.11.11
In addition to including the highly-anticipated game, this premium version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim also includes:
- 12” Alduin Statue: Created in conjunction with the IP Factory, this collector’s only statue stands 12” tall and is made of high quality PVC. Modeled from actual in-game 3D digital files, it showcases Alduin, the World Eater. He stands perched atop one the game’s many dragon walls that teach the player the lethal language of dragons.
- ‘The Art of Skyrim’ coffee table book: Featuring over 200 pages of striking, full-color illustrations, sketches and models, this stunning 9 3/8” x 12 1/8” coffee table book showcases the characters, creatures, environments, and weaponry of Skyrim. With a foreword by game director Todd Howard and commentary from Bethesda Game Studios artists, readers will be guided through the game’s iconic visual style.
- ‘The Making of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’ DVD This documentary DVD contains exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage, including interviews with the Bethesda Game Studios team as they take you from concept to creation and provide insights into the story, gameplay, setting, legacy of the Elder Scrolls franchise, and much more.
The Collector’s Edition will be available through pre-order and it retails for $149.99 (US), €149.99 (Europe), £129.99 (UK), and A$199.99 (Australia). If you’re interested in purchasing, we recommend you pre-order asap, as the it will be available in extremely limited quantities.
As announced at QuakeCon, Bethesda and id Software items are coming to Team Fortress 2. Find out below how you can get them.
- The Dragonborn helmet from Skyrim for the Heavy — free with a your Skyrim pre-order
- The Wingstick from Rage for the Engineer - free with your RAGE pre-order
- The Rocket Launcher from QUAKE for the Soldier — free with your purchase of QUAKE IV
- The Anger mask from Brink for the Sniper — free with your purchase of Brink
- A Pip-Boy from Fallout for the Engineer — free with your purchase of Fallout: New Vegas
To get these items, act on the above details before 10 AM EDT on August 8th.
The following “QuakeCon Collection” RAGE avatars were announced today and are now available on Xbox LIVE. Click the links to purchase at Xbox.com.
- Wingstick Prop — 240 Microsoft Points
- RAGE logo shirt (Male, Female) — 80 Microsoft Points
- RAGE Wingstick shirt (Male, Female) — 80 Microsoft Points
- RAGE logo hat – 80 Microsoft Points
Check out the brand-new RAGE trailer just unveiled at QuakeCon 2011 — “Uprising” — above!
Plenty more on RAGE ahead with QuakeCon now underway. Don’t forget to “Like” RAGE on Facebook to make RAGE HD iOS for free!
We’re pleased to announce that during QuakeCon 2011 (August 4th – 7th) there will be daily deals via Steam on id Software and Bethesda Softworks’ titles.
The crown jewel of deals is the QuakeCon 2011 pack. For $69.99, you get 34 titles — including Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Brink, Oblivion GOTY Deluxe, Morrowind GOTY, Commander Keen, DOOM 1-3, abd QUAKE 1-4. The deal becomes even sweeter if you pre-order both RAGE & Skyrim — dropping the price of the pack to $39.99.
In addition to the QuakeCon 2011 pack, we’ve got daily deals, too. Today you can get the DOOM & QUAKE pack for $29.99 (or $19.99 if you pre-order RAGE). Deals later this weekend include:
- Friday — Elder Scrolls sale
- Saturday — Brink 50% off
- Sunday — Fallout sale
In addition to Steam discounts, several iPhone titles from id Mobile – Wolfenstein 3D Classic Platinum, DOOM II RPG, DOOM Classic, and DOOM Resurrection – will be on sale on the Apple iTunes store.
Click through for a list of the sales with pricing.