#BE3 Showcase – On Demand

The #BE3 Showcase featured worldwide gameplay premiers of DOOM, Fallout 4 and plenty of other surprises, including the now available Fallout Shelter and just announced games such as The Elder Scrolls: Legends and Dishonored 2.

Watch now to also get the new details on The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, BATTLECRY, and Dishonored; Definitive Edition!

Want to skip ahead to one game in particular? We’ve edited the segments for DOOM, Dishonored 2, and Fallout 4.

Dishonored 2 Makes Its Mark

Update: We’re excited to share that anyone who has digitally downloaded/purchased Dishonored & Dishonored: GOTY on PS3 will receive an entitlement to receive Dishonored: Definitive Edition for PS4 for $20 off ($19.99).

“It’s happened again”…

Just like that – in a Blink — Dishonored 2 and Dishonored: Definitive Edition became highlights during tonight’s #BE3 Showcase.

Dishonored 2 is set 15 years after the Lord Regent has been vanquished and the dreaded Rat Plague has passed into history. An otherworldly usurper has seized the throne from Empress Emily Kaldwin, leaving the fate of the Isles hanging in the balance. Play as either Emily Kaldwin or Corvo Attano and travel beyond the legendary streets of Dunwall to Karnaca – a once-dazzling coastal city that holds the key to restoring Emily to power. Armed with the mark of the Outsider and powerful new supernatural abilities, hunt down your enemies and forever alter the fate of the Empire.

Dishonored 2 releases on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC in Spring 2016.

Dishonored Definitive Edition Key Art

Before venturing to Karnaca, fans can return to Dunwall for the first-time ever on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with Dishonored Definitive Edition. The 2012 Game of the Year from Arkane Studios, Definitive Edition includes Dishonored and all of its additional content – Dunwall City Trials, The Knife of Dunwall, The Brigmore Witches and Void Walker’s Arsenal – complete with enhanced graphics that take full advantage of the powerful hardware of this generation.

Join the #Dishonored2 community by following the game on these sites.

Stay up to date on all things Dishonored on our official website and social pages:

Official Website – Dishonored.com

Twitter – Twitter.com/dishonored

Facebook – Facebook.com/dishonored

Getting A-Head with LastSacredBear

james-w-cain-outsiderJames Cain’s 3D digital sculpts have been around the tumblr-verse showing off his talent in capturing Dishonored’s most memorable characters.

After Samuel made a surprise appearance at Arkane Austin, we thought it would be nice to get to know James and his craft a little more.

Read on to learn about James, digital artwork, and his love for Dishonored.

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First things first, how are you doing today?

I’m writing this on a really lazy Sunday evening, so I’m doing good.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

Sculpting, this is my hobby. Books (I’m in the middle of Phillip K Dick’s ’The Man in the High Tower’) and swimming.

Your work is incredible! How did you get in to digital sculpting?

Thanks! I first started looking into sculpting a couple of years ago now, I have a traditional arts degree but I’d become slightly jaded with drawing and wanted to try something different. I got hold of a copy of Zbrush and haven’t look back since!

What’s the hardest part of the process in completing a sculpt to your quality?

The thing I personally struggle the most with is knowing when to stop, call it a day and move on with a particular piece. I’m quite a perfectionist and I always want to best the last thing I’ve done, although I know from past experience that this won’t happen most of the time. There is always that voice in the back of my head saying “this would be much better if you spent a few more hours on it…”. Continue reading full article ›

Extra Life 2014 – Watch some games and win some swag!

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As noted earlier this week, we’re participating in this year’s Extra Life gaming marathon — with money raised supporting our one of our local children’s hospitals, Children’s National in Washington, DC!

During the stream, beginning at or around 12:00 am edt on tonight, Jess and I will be giving out Bethesda swag and gear to donors of our Bethesda Extra Life page. We’ll also have some special guests. Machinegames’ Jerk Gustafsson and Jens Matthies will be participating and playing Fallout 3, while Arkane’s Raf Colantonio will be playing the studios’ classic from 2002, Arx Fatalis!

We look forward to sharing our games with you and hope you’ll consider donating to this charitable cause.

For more details, visit the official Bethesda Extra Life page.

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That’s Pretty Coub!

Starting today, Dishonored fans can compete in a unique contest from Coub.com.

What’s Coub? It’s a pretty rad site that allows you to create short gameplay gifs very easily — like the one posted above. Your bounty for entering? A chance at winning a Steam key for Dishonored and a game sleeve signed by the team at Arkane Studios!.

For more details, visit this page on Coub.com.

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Around the web – beta access, interviews, and more!

We’re back with another web roundup.

The Elder Scrolls Online launches on PC/Mac two months from today, and today at elderscrollsonline.com, you can get details on the latest wave of invites for the game’s closed beta. And if you still haven’t gotten in yet, don’t worry, we’ll be sending out even more invites leading up to the game’s release.

Can’t wait to get into beta? Beginning this week, our friends at Curse will be giving away beta keys. Visit their site and follow them on Twitter.

Elsewhere around the web…

Finally, if you’re in the Dallas area and interested in providing feedback on future Bethesda titles, check out our new Temporary Play Tester position. You can apply for that job and others at jobs.zenimax.com!

VGX Nominee: The Knife of Dunwall

2013 brings a new era to Spike’s annual video game award show. Now known as VGX, we’re excited to announce that Dishonored’s The Knife of Dunwall has received a nomination in the Best DLC category! It’s a great honor for Arkane Studios, who took home the VGA for Best Action/Adventure Game last year.

Nominees were voted on by the VGX Advisory Council, a group comprised of game journalists from the likes of Entertainment Weekly, Game Informer, Joystiq, Kotaku, Polygon, IGN, GameTrailers, Gamespot, Wired.com, USA Today and Associated Press. Winners will also be determined by the council, with the exception of the Most Anticipated Game and Character of the Year categories, which will be voted on at VGXLIVE.com.

Want to see who wins? This year’s awards will be streamed in nearly a bazillion ways — including but not limited to Twitch.TV, Xbox LIVE, PlayStation 3, and VGXLIVE.com. The three hour stream begins on Saturday, December 7, beginning at 6:00 PM ET / 3:00 PM PT.

The Critical Path leads to Arkane Studios

Recently I revisited CRITICAL//PATH, a site devoted to learning more about game development from the industry’s brightest minds, and noticed that it’s been updated with new videos featuring Dishonored’s co-creative directors, Arkane’s Raphael Colantonio and Harvey Smith.

Check out the links to learn more from Raf & Harvey.

Raphael Colantonio: A Gaming President, Working in QA, Interactivity

Harvey Smith: Game Systems, Gamification and Gameplay, Need More Systems

For more on CRITICAL//PATH, visit our post from last year.

Last chance to vote for the 31st Golden Joysticks

Voting for this year’s Golden Joysticks is nearing the final stretch, but there’s still time to support your favorite games.

Dishonored and Arkane are nominated in six categories, including:

  • Game of the Year
  • Best Newcomer
  • Best Storytelling
  • Studio of the Year
  • Top Gaming Moment (Lady Boyle’s Last Party)
  • Visual Design

Meanwhile, TES fans can show support for ESO in this year’s ‘Most Wanted’ category.

Voting continues between now and October 20th. A week later, on the 25th, you can watch the awards streamed live. For more information and to vote, visit www.goldenjoysticks.com.