Smithsonian Exhibit looking for game-inspired art

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Beginning March 16, visitors to the Smithsonian American Art Museum in DC will be able to check out The Art of Video Games — featuring Fallout 3 & DOOM II!

Before the exhibit begins, the Smithsonian Institute is seeking photographs and artwork that show how games can inspire creativity. If you’ve got something Fallout or DOOM-related (or any game for that matter), be sure to upload it to the newly-created Art of Video Games Flickr page.

New fan art for RAGE, Dishonored, Fallout, and Skyrim

Today we’ve refreshed our fan art section with new contributions for Skyrim, Fallout, RAGE, and Dishonored. The RAGE buggy above comes from Kimmo in Finland. The image was modeled using 3d Max, rendered with V-Ray, and textured using Photoshop. It looks so good that several folks at the office thought it was a real buggy.

To see more fan art, watch the slideshow below…

Want to share your art? Send it to us at bethblog@bethsoft.com

Jeff vs. Sam II: The Skyrim Speedrun (updated)

“The speedrun is my World Cup or Olympics, it’s my favorite event that comes every three or four years.” – Todd Howard

As tradition goes, when Bethesda Game Studios is close to wrapping up development on a title, we hold a speedrun competition through the main quest (with no cheats allowed). While the game will take many hours to complete for a first-time players, our developers have years of experience under their belts and know all the ins and outs for speeding through the game. The contest pits the best Bethesda Game Studios has to offer vs. the best of QA The person with the best time wins a trophy and gets a pie of their choice from Todd Howard.

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