With two days until Halloween, we put together some haunting links to check out as you finalize your costume and ready your candy bag.
Starting at Gamespot, there’s a special edition of Skyrim Mods featuring these spooktacular mods:
The scares don’t end with Skyrim. Recently, The Evil Within was featured in Yahoo’s 10 terrifying new horror games list, as well as Technology Tell’s own top 5 horror list.
Related, here’s a final reminder for Wikia’s ‘Thinking Outside of the Boxman’ Halloween Sweepstakes. By sharing your Evil Within-themed fan art or costume, you’ll have a chance to win an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 graphics card and a Shinji Mikami-signed poster. To participate, share your submission in the comments section here through 10/31 (read full sweepstakes rules).
Already entered, check out Chinduism’s spot-on Boxman costume below.
Much better than my effort.
When Fliggerty is not ruling over his Great House, he is working as a Software Engineer for the UK2 Group in Hyrum, Utah. He took time out of his schedule to give us the inside details on what its like reigning over the Great House Fliggerty.
It’s been a long time since we last talked, what’s new for you?
It has been a long time, and a lot has changed. The biggest and most important part for me is that I’ve spent a lot of time and effort modding my family, and as a result it has doubled in size. We now have two gorgeous little girls (which, unfortunately, has seriously cut into my gaming/modding time.) Aside from that there is my career; during our last talk I was making garbage bags for a semi-living, but now I get to write code professionally. The great thing is that I got a job with the company that hosts Great House Fliggerty, and basically used my site and mods as my portfolio and resume. So if anyone ever tells you that modding is a waste of time, just point them towards me and I’ll set them straight. (Even my wife has finally conceded that point!)
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Granny Rags by mr-zlobsky on DeviantArt
What is it about “idle hands”? We’ve been receiving some stunning Dishonored fan art over the past few weeks.
Recently on Vine, Arkane’s Harvey Smith received a video showing off a functional switchblade sword that Corvo would be jealous of.
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As indicated from our new trailer for The Evil Within, Tokyo Game Show is going on this week. From the show we’re already seeing great reactions to both The Evil Within and Wolfenstein: The New Order.
Starting with the latter, Kotaku’s Brian Ashcraft shares the following after playing The New Order…
“During the demo I played, Wolfenstein: New Order didn’t seem to be out to reinvent the wheel. That’s not what the game wants to do, and bless the game’s developers for keeping things familiar enough and at the same time pushing forward with smart game design and fun play.
Meanwhile, The Evil Within’s hourly presentations have already received high praise from the likes of IGN and Kotaku. You can check out the previews, but we also want to remind you that you can watch the demo next week on September 26th — live from this year’s EuroGamer Expo!
We’ll keep you posted on new TGS coverage as they get posted. In the meantime, here’s more web highlights to check out.
Finally, if you’re craving new live-action community videos for The Elder Scrolls, look no further than Dragonborn – Act 1 from Yong Yea. Embed provided below.
DOOM is available on nearly every conceivable platform — so why not bring it to piano. Visit Gamasutra to learn more about how a group of developers adapted the game to the ivory keys.
We would like to welcome to the Bethesda Blog Mike Hancho — commonly known by the forum community as Balok, creator of Helgen Reborn for Skyrim. When he’s not too busy rebuilding Helgen, Mike is an Operations Manager for a construction company in Clemmons, NC.
Recently we caught up with him to discuss Skyrim modding…
How did you get involved with modding?
It all started with a radio! I loved the “Built for the Future” mod for Fallout 3 and wanted a radio near all the lockers I used to store my gear. Getting started, I was completely overwhelmed and not a little bit lost, so I went through the basic tutorials and figured it out from there. Since Fallout 3 was my first Bethesda game it eventually led me to the official Bethesda forums where I learned about Oblivion. I bought it and spent the next year playing it.
I made a couple of unreleased mods that I used for my personal enjoyment and then Fallout: New Vegas came out. After playing it for a while, I decided to write and build my New Bison Steve Hotel and Afterschool Special mods. Then I joined the Boulder Dome team and built all the interiors for Inner Boulder including the Haunted Toy Store as well as Harcort Positronics and the Android Manufacturing levels. That led to Skyrim and here we are!
When I think of Helgen Reborn, the first thing that comes to mind is Oblivion’s popular mod, Kvatch Rebuilt. Do you view this mod as a spiritual successor?
In all honesty, no, not really. Although I’d be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge that the name alone drew some attention to my project because of the popularity of Kvatch Rebuilt. In the beginning Helgen Rebuilt was a sort of working title, but I discovered someone had already uploaded a mod by that name. However, by this time I was well into development and into my closed beta test, and several of my testers liked my suggestion of using Helgen Reborn as they felt it was truly Reborn when it was finished, so I stuck with that. If anything, I see Helgen Reborn as the successor of my New Bison Steve Hotel and Afterschool Special mods for Fallout: New Vegas. I learned enough techniques building those mods that I felt confident enough to try something a little more ambitious. And since I like taking things you guys leave destroyed and turning them into places that are once again useable, Helgen was the obvious choice for my next project.
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Normally you expect to find Draugrs lurking in dungeons and tombs of Skyrim. This weekend a pair made their way across the country.
Skyrim fans Bill & Brittany Doran made their annual trip to Atlanta’s Dragoncon dressed as a pair of Draugr Deathlords. Taking advantage of the long weekend. we were fortunate to also see them on the final day of PAX Prime in Seattle. They posed for [many] pics, checked out The Elder Scrolls Online, and were nice enough to talk to everyone about their costumes.
Be sure to check out Bill’s blog, Punished Props, for an extensive look at the countless hours spent creating the Draugrs’ weapons, armor, and body suits. And as a bonus, see the costumes in action in the video below.
The long-anticipated fan film for Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout: Lanius, has been officially released.
Congrats to Wade K. Savage and everyone that worked on the project. Job well done!
Spotted on Kotaku yesterday, visit Emortal982’s deviantART page to see some of the finest DOOM fan art you’ll ever see, including an office favorite: Spider Mastermind.
If you haven’t already, watch Warialasky’s new Skyrim machinima, Skyrim: Into The Void. Featured Friday on the LA Time’s website, the new project pays homage to Dawnguard and the Dark Brotherhood.
For more awesomeness from Warialasky, watch Skyrim: Modern Dovahkiin.