*That’s ‘Design Your Own BYOC T-Shirt’!
QuakeCon’s BYOC has thrived for 20 years because of the personalities and culture you have brought to it. The case mods, “wooooops”, and skyscrapers built from BAWLs cans are what make the BYOC memorable. YOU KNOW IT!!!
So when it came time to figure out the design for this year’s Official shirt, we decided no one could do a better job than… you! So today we’re happy to announce the QuakeCon® 2015: 20th Anniversary Shirt Design Contest!
Between today and April 10th, you’ll be able to submit your shirt designs on our contest page. From there, our judging panel will determine five finalists and then it will be up to all of you to vote for a winner. Our contest winner will receive The Ultimate QuakeCon® Fan Pack * featuring a spot in the BYOC, QuakeCon® Done Quick access, and a Swag Pack!
To help you get started, we’ve given you a few design elements that you can grab. For full details on what’s okay and what’s not, check out the official rules.
ENTER THE QUAKECON® 2015: 20th ANNIVERSARY SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST
In our new sweepstakes, celebrate The Evil Within’s craziest moments… with a selfie!
Detective Sebastian Castellanos has a knack for getting into close encounters of the scary kind. With that in mind, we’re looking for your best Sebastian “selfie” moment in The Evil Within for our #SebSelfie Sweepstakes. All you need to do to is submit a screenshot featuring the main character, Sebastian, facing the camera in a self-portrait while in game. This can be done by rotating the camera around to face the front of Sebastian any time during gameplay.
Once you’re satisfied with your Sebastian “selfie,” submit your screenshot using the #SebSelfie hashtag on Twitter or Instagram. One lucky winner will receive a prize pack featuring Gaming Head’s exclusive edition statue of “The Keeper”, plus a poster and game (platform of your choice!) signed by The Evil Within’s game director, Shinji Mikami!
Don’t have one of these newfangled social media accounts? You can also enter here on the game’s official site.
The sweepstakes begins today and runs through December 14th for US/Canada residents over the age of 18. For official contest rules, click here.
Who says you only need to celebrate all things horror in October. Between now and Friday, you can enter our The Evil Within™ Custom Xbox One Halloween Giveaway Contest for a chance to win a The Evil Within-themed Xbox One console!
There’s two ways to win. On Twitter, follow @bethblog and retweet this post and you might end up winning our “Piercing Eye” custom console. Meanwhile, you simply need to share this Facebook post to have a chance at winning winning the “Asylum”-themed console (shown above).
For both contests, you must be 18 to enter and be a US resident (stay tuned for similar contests in other territories). For the contest’s official rules, visit here.
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.
Congrats to Tyler Eschmeyer on winning our #TheEvilWithin Twitter contest!
On the dawn of PAX Prime, we’ve released our new photo app for The Evil Within on both the Google Play and iTunes App Store, as well as through a Facebook app!
As you can see above, using the app can transform even the world’s most beautiful faces into your worst nightmare. It’s the perfect way to set up your social media profile pics with an image ready for Halloween.
The prize winner will get a smaller scale version of our The Evil Within brain (replica Shinji not included)
And that’s not all! Through all versions of the app and thanks to our partners at GamesRadar, valid participants will have an opportunity to score a one-of-a-kind memento for The Evil Within — a replica brain based upon key art for the game. For your chance to win (contest rules here), be sure to submit your photo to the contest between today and 11:59.59 pm edt on Tuesday, September 3rd.
Announced last week, the polls for our reverse packaging vote for The Evil Within have closed, and the “Asylum image” shown above is the decisive winner. Thanks to everyone that participated and helped us make the choice. And keep an eye on your email — we’ve notified the ten winners of a signed copy of the game via email.
As a reminder, the reverse packaging is for the launch edition of The Evil Within, and the packaging is to change for subsequent prints of the game. You can make sure you get the launch edition of the game by pre-ordering the game through www.theevilwithin.com.
The Evil Within releases in North America on Tuesday, October 14th and throughout Europe on October 17th.
The first time everyone in a group laid eyes on the cover for The Evil Within, we were pretty sure we nailed it. The cover encapsulates the peril you’ll experience playing the game.
But is it for everyone? From our days of following social media and sites like NeoGaf — we know you like your alternate cover options, too — because the other country usually has the better cover. So as to make sure everyone has a say, we’re presenting three alternate cover options — one of which will be the reverse sleeve for the launch edition of The Evil Within.
Below are three options. Be sure to vote for your pick on the Bethesda Blog poll on the right-hand side, and if you email your choice to email@example.com, you’ll have a chance to win one of 10 signed copies of The Evil Within (when the game ships, of course). For contest rules, click here.
Vote for our “Asylum” Cover
Vote for our “Piercing Eye” Cover
Vote for our “Twisted” Cover
Good luck and thanks for voting!
If you’re lost you can look – and you will find me — Con after Con.
That’s the case for The Evil Within. A week after making a trip to QuakeCon 2014, we’re excited to announce that the game — along with more than 20 other titles — will be playable at Microsoft’s Xbox Lounge for San Diego Comic-Con weekend. While in town for the show, head to Manchester Grand Hyatt — Seaport Ballroom, 2nd floor during these hours:
- Thursday: 11AM – 6PM
- Friday: 11AM – 8PM
- Saturday: 11AM – 8PM
- Sunday: 11AM – 5PM
In addition to playing new games, 20 custom-designed Xbox Ones will be given out during the weekend, including the barbed-wire brain box shown above. For a chance to win (full rules here), head over to the Xbox Gaming Lounge, snap a photo of your favorite custom console (that would be The Evil Within), and tweet. Be sure to follow @Xbox, tweet a photo of the console in the Xbox Gaming Lounge, and include the hashtags #XboxOne and #XboxSweeps.
Watch out. The Keeper (aka Boxman… aka The Head Lauper) will always be waiting… con after con.
On top of being a gaming paradise, the BYOC can feel like you’re visiting the gaming equivalent of a an auto show — PCs with ridiculous horsepower and monster truck-esque casings. Truly a site to behold.
During last year’s QuakeCon, the Bethesda Underground team talked with contestants competing in Modders-Inc Computer Case Mod Contest. See some of last year’s highlights in the video above.
Interested in competing this year? Modders-Inc is back at it again — with three categories for attendees to compete in:
Case Mod Classic: class consists of any mod that is built from an existing retail or factory PC Case.
Scratch-Build Mod: consists of any mod built from anything other than a PC Case.
id/Bethesda Themed Mod: consists of any mod themed on id Software/Bethesda or any their games.
For more details on the contest, head to www.modders-inc.com.