After receiving thousands of entries, this previousy-nameless Dumner now has a proper name thanks to Jim from Albany, CA!
Learn the Dark Elf’s new name and backstory at ElderScrollsOnline.com.
This is the story of a young and powerful Dark Elf, who is also an up-and-coming member of the Mages Guild. He, along with the very best of his peers, was hand-selected by Mages Guild leader and founder Vanus Galerion to accompany you in the assault on Cold Harbor. When the mass portal to Cold Harbor went awry, these formidable Mages Guild members arrived, scattered over the icy wasteland of Molag Bal’s realm. Separated from their allies and you, their partner, the group was captured and imprisoned by Molag Bal’s Daedric army for use in torturous live training exercises.
The young Dark Elf is trapped in a cage with his fellow Mages Guild members. The imprisoned group is plotting an escape, but one, small thing is missing.
This is up to you in the newly announced “Name An NPC Contest” on the ESO official website. Visit here full rules and details.
We’ve already seen some amazing displays of Dishonored skill on YouTube. Now we want to see what you can really do — and we’re putting up a cool prize.
Starting today, we’re looking for the most creative power combos, the craziest kill moves and the sneakiest feats of stealth on YouTube. To enter the contest, simply upload a direct capture Dishonored video clip to YouTube — under 60 seconds and at 720p quality — by 11:59pm EST on October 31.
There are two ways to submit your entry:
1. Email us a link to your video at “firstname.lastname@example.org” with subject line “Dishonored Killer Moves”
2. Tweet a link to your video with hashtag “#DishonoredKillerMoves”
If we like your clip, we’ll request your high-quality raw video file from you, so hold on to that. We’ll then include your footage in a compilation video and credit you appropriately, while the player with the most impressive clip will win a framed Dishonored painting (pictured here). Preference will be given to clips with music disabled, and direct capture is a must.
For all of the details and rules, click through. Good luck!
Just a reminder that the Remix Competition for ‘The Drunken Whaler’ ends this Friday. If you’re looking for a little inspiration, check out contributions from co-QA Project Lead Jen Tonon and QA Tester James Stancil.
Jen, who provides rhythm guitar and backing vocals for Cassandra Syndrome, took the contest as an opportunity to play some guitar on the weekend. For James’ mix, he took a vastly different approach and turned “The Drunken Whaler” into a catchy dance track.
Don’t worry, as employees of Bethesda, neither are eligible to win
To learn more about submitting an entry, visit remix.dishonored.com.
To celebrate the release of Dawnguard, our UK office is giving folks a chance to win a custom Skyrim Xbox 360 with Kinect. For full details on how to participate, be sure to check out the contest rules after the break.
Contest rules after the break…
Ready to TESt your knowledge again? The community team at ZeniMax Online Studios has put together a new contest giving you a chance to win great ZeniMax Online and ESO prizing (as modeled by PvP designer Brian Wheeler) .
Calling all Tamriel historians and loremasters! Starting today, we’re kicking off the Sun’s Height Lore Contest. This contest runs through the end of Sun’s Height (July 31st) on the official The Elder Scrolls Online Twitter account, and will put your knowledge of The Elder Scrolls lore to the test. Be one of the first 100 people to correctly answer each question for a chance to win a prize pack of awesome The Elder Scrolls Online and ZeniMax Online Studios loot.
Read on to learn how you can enter, and get ready to show off your Tamriel lore expertise!
We’re pleased to announce that Ventrilo is once again sponsoring our “Ultimate Power Up” sweepstakes — this year giving you a chance to drive home from QuakeCon in a 2012 Ford Shelby GT500 Coupe!
Get the full details in the press release below…
July 24, 2012 (Rockville, MD) – Ventrilo, the premier group voice communication program used in tournaments and multiplayer games, is returning once again to QuakeCon 2012 with its fifth annual sponsorship of the “Ultimate Power Up” Sweepstakes. This year one lucky attendee will drive away from QuakeCon 2012 in a brand new race-red 2012 Ford Shelby GT500 Coupe.
“We’re very excited to work with our friend Brian Knapp and everyone at Ventrilo in order to provide QuakeCon attendees the chance to win this spectacular car,” said Todd Hollenshead, president of id Software. “This year someone will ride home in style in this sleek new vehicle.”
”It is the passion and camaraderie of the gaming community that helped spawn the creation of Ventrilo, and nowhere is that community more well represented than at QuakeCon.” said Brian Knapp, president of Flagship Industries. “We are proud to return as a major sponsor of this unique event for our fifth year in a row, and excited to provide one fan with the chance to win a Ford Shelby GT500 Coupe.”
The “Ultimate Power Up” winner will be randomly selected at 9:30pm CST on Saturday, August 4th as part of the tournament finals event on the QuakeCon Dell Main Stage. A total of 100 coveted tickets for the 2012 Ford Shelby GT500 Coupe will be awarded to attendees throughout each day of the show through QuakeCon contests, random drawings, and other events. Valued at approximately $58,000, the 550 horsepower V8 engine 2012 Ford Shelby GT500 Coupe will be on display in the main exhibition area throughout the event.
For the latest news on this year’s event, visit the official QuakeCon site.
Last week G4TV counted down their top 100 games of all time, with both id Software and Bethesda Game Studios being well represented. Titles making the cut included Fallout 3 (#75), Wolfenstein 3D (#63), QUAKE III: Arena (#43), Skyrim (#31), and DOOM II (#12)
Check out the list and email us a list of your Top 100 games for a chance to be randomly selected to win a Jeremy Soule-signed copy of the Skyrim soundtrack!
Rules after the break…
NCAA March Madness is still a few weeks away, but The Escapist is already kicking off their annual March Mayhem Developers’ Showdown. We’re excited to hear that we’ve got two studios representing — both Bethesda Game Studios (South Division) and id Software (East Division).
In Round 1, BGS faces off against Level-5 Inc (best known for the addictive Professor Layton Games), while id Software matches up against MMO studio Sony Online Entertainment. To support our developers, be sure to register an account on The Escapist and start voting on March 8th. You’ll also be able to cast an additional vote by tweeting your choice with the hashtag #MM12.
March Mayhem also gives you an opportunity to win some cool prizes, including a top-of-the-line Origin gaming computer or an iPad 2. Visit the instructions page for details, and be sure to fill out a bracket before March 7th to get 25 entries into the random prize giveaways.