Meet Alex. He’s one of many playtesters that’s helped us bring horror back in Tango Gameworks’ upcoming game, The Evil Within.
The past couple years we’ve been gathering helpful feedback from those of you that have participated in playtesting at our Dallas Play Test lab. This feedback has been imperative to improving games like The Evil Within and Wolfenstein: The New Order. As a result of the success from the Texas lab, we’re looking to add another one near our Maryland headquarters.
As always, we continue to look for new applicants — both in Texas and Maryland. You must be at least 18 years of age, have a passion for games, and be willing to take home some awesome giveaways.
To apply, visit playtest.bethsoft.com.
Morrowind Ordinator by isugi
We’re nearing summer which means we’re going to be seeing more and move coverage of conventions and expos! We saw great cosplay at PAX East, and with San Diego Comic Con, Dragon Con, and PAX Prime only a few months away, we expect to see even more. If you need some inspiration or that last push to dress in your finest Dwarven Armor, or put the finishing touches on your Boxman
mask box you’ve been working on… we’ve got you covered here! We have some of what’s been seen at PAX East, WonderCon, and other cons and expos so far this year!
Dressed to impress? Send them over to us on Facebook, Twitter #BethesdARt or email them to us: email@example.com.
Harry’s back! Just a couple months after the original announcement of Skyrim, Harry Partridge celebrated the affair with a memorable video
. Now just two weeks after the release of ESO, a new video pays tribute to the joys of playing Elder Scrolls with your friends.
In other ESO news, check out these stories…
- A new feature at CNN compares the zeitgeist that is Game of Thrones with The Elder Scrolls franchise in numerous ways. Don’t worry, we won’t spoil how.
- Following last week’s video feature on ESO’s first Adventure Zone, Craglorn, the game’s official website features a new ‘Ask Us Anything’ with your questions on the upcoming content.
- The release of ESO has inspired even more community creations. See the newest fan art and more in the latest edition of The Tamriel Chronicle.
See you in Tamriel!
PAX East seemed like a whirlwind this year! We laughed (a lot). We cried (not really). Most of all we had fun with everyone who visited the booth and those that came to our Wolfenstein community event — a Pop Muzik Showcase brought to you by your faux-vorite record label, Neumond Recordings.
We were happy to see so many of you having a great time — whether it was playing Wolfenstein: The New Order, dancing to the German music of the party, or watching The Evil Within gameplay presentation. Below are some of our favorite highlights spanning the course of the PAX three days.
If there are any photos of your PAX experience you’d like us to share, send them over to us on Facebook, Twitter, or email them to us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ahhh, the ‘60s. Groovy music. Out-of-this-world fashion. Don Draper. Wolfenstein.
In conjunction with iam8bit, we cordially invite PAX East attendees to celebrate Neumond Recordings’ inaugural Pop Muzik Showcase. On Saturday, April 12th (during PAX East), the party will take place from 6-10 pm at the Royale Boston – a short distance from PAX East convention center. Come by and pick up some awesome swag, grab food and drinks with friends, listen to live music from Neumond’s finest bands, and have a chance to play Wolfenstein: The New Order. Click on the invite above for more details.
While at PAX East, be sure to also check out the Bethesda PAX East Booth. The booth provides another chance to play Wolfenstein: The New Order, check out gameplay presentations for The Evil Within, and purchase the latest goods from the official Bethesda merchandise store. More details to come!
Costumes, sketches, models, and mods! These are just a few things we’ve collected to share going into your weekend.
Send your photos, models, mods, illustrations, or any of your works to email@example.com
We have the pleasure of meeting up with Otellino (Thomas David Mitchell) and CNC (Christopher Newton-Clare) to discuss their Fallout: New Vegas mod, “For the Enclave!” Not only does the mod add The Enclave as a joinable faction, but it also consists of several main and side quests as well as random encounters. The attention to detail makes “For the Enclave” a worthy addition to the New Vegas Wasteland.
When not working on mods, Otellino is a student at Abertay University in Dundee (Scotland) to study Game Design and Production Management. CNC hails from Southwest England where he is in IT Support and Care Work. They took the time to give us a breakdown of the hardwork and rewarding experience that went in to making such an expansive mod.
What encouraged you to become involved in creating a mod for Fallout: New Vegas?
Otellino: I’ve enjoyed modding games for quite a while, but I found Fallout’s setting to be fantastic. I love its retro-yet-sci fi setting. It accommodates all sorts of different mod ideas and is just all-around fun and interesting.
CNC: I loved the game with its rich lore and detail to it. Fallout has become my favorite series thanks to New Vegas.
What about the lore involving the Enclave inspired you to include them in New Vegas?
Otellino: I honestly find the Enclave very interesting. The idea of a shadow government and remnant of America’s military is something that I loved and had to build on. Even though the Enclave Oil Rig was destroyed in Fallout 2, the existence of Raven Rock in Fallout 3 served as a basis that other Enclave outposts may exist, and so the mod hopefully blend in well with the game’s setting.
CNC: Many people find it interesting and cool to effectively play as the “bad guys”. They have been in Fallout 2 and 3 ,while in 3 you can help them out you still couldn’t be with them. Plus, after seeing the original Enclave power armor brought back a mod had to be made (after I stopped kissing and hugging the monitor of course).
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Here’s a look at what you guys have been up to in the art world. We have illustrations and cosplay to suit all fan art needs. Here are some highlights from the past few weeks. Keep ‘em comin’!
And as always, we encourage you to send your artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org
The stockings have been hung and the lights are all out at the office. The Panzerhund is curled up on his platform while the Brotherhood of Steel keeps an eye on the premises. The Dovahkiin gets into a snowball fight with Boxman thus becoming Snowvahkiin. Just a normal holiday break when the team is away.
We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday as we go from Christmas into New Years. Here’s some festive art from us and the community. Happy Holidays!
Our newest TES Modding interview features Sarah, a.k.a. Stuporstar from the Official Bethesda Forums.
Hailing from Canada, Sarah is a trained jeweler, illustrator, graphic designer, editor, and writer who currently works as a freelance fiction editor and book cover designer. Some of her most popular Morrowind mods include Uvirith’s Legacy, Books of Vvardenfell, and recently The Tea Mod and Uvirith’s Legacy (released after the time of this interview) for Morrowind.
How did you get involved with modding?
My brother gave me a copy of Morrowind in 2006, and I later bought both expansions for it. At the time, I’d been making minor mods and maps for Civilization IV, but never got heavily into it. I played Morrowind for a week or two before delving into modding. I was disappointed with the first stronghold I got in the game, Rethan Manor, so it didn’t take long for me to jump into the Construction Set to try to improve it. My first mod was a mess, and so was the next–unpublishable–but while learning I discovered the modding community. I remember distinctly how Fliggerty made me the most welcome and helped answer my most complicated scripting questions. I’ve tried to pay it forward ever since.
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