Around the Web: Year-End Celebration Edition

We’ve reached the final hours of 2012, and since our last update, numerous sites have bestowed year-ending honors to Dishonored.

After receiving thousands of votes, Eurogamer announced that the game topped their Readers’ Top 50 Games of 2012! Big thanks to the Eurogamer community for voting one of our titles #1 for the second year in a row.

The roll call of accolodes for Dishonored continues at these sites:

Also worth celebrating, Xbox LIVE is ending the year with a one-day sale on The Elder Scrolls. Titles include:

  • Skyrim (Games on Demand) – $29.99
  • Dawnguard – 800 MS Points
  • Hearthfire – 200 MS Points
  • Oblivion (Games on Demand) – $9.99
  • Shivering Isles – 600 MS Points
  • Knights of the Nine – 200 MS Points
And in id Software news, Wolfenstein, DOOM, and QUAKE are all prominently discussed in GamesRadar’s recent feature on the history of the first-person shooter. Elsewhere, GameRevolution ranks Wolfenstein 3D as one of the 10 Most Influential Retro Games of All Time.

Oblivion/Skyrim savings this week on Xbox LIVE

This week’s Xbox LIVE Deal of the Week is dedicated to The Elder Scrolls and features savings on Oblivion, Skyrim, and their respective DLC content.

Oblivion (Games on Demand) – $9.99 this week

Shivering Isles – 600 MS Points this week

Knights of the Nine – 200 MS Points this week

Skyrim (Games on Demand) – $44.99 this week

Dawnguard – 1200 MS Points this week

Hearthfire – 320 MS Points this week

NOTE: This sale is for Xbox LIVE Gold members only.

QuakeCon: Steam & id Mobile sale

In what’s become a yearly tradition, like John Carmack providing QuakeCon’s opening keynote, we’re excited to announce this year’s QuakeCon sales for Steam and id mobile. From now until August 5th, you can purchase the QuakeCon 2012 pack, featuring more than 20 id Software and Bethesda titles.

Save even more on the QuakeCon pack by pre-ordering Dishonored in tandem with your purchase, which will save you $15 on the pack.

Steam Sale

So what’s in this virtual box of goodness? See all the included titles below:

  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Oblivion GOTY Deluxe
  • Morrowind GOTY
  • DOOM 1-3
  • QUAKE 1-4
  • Fallout 3
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • RAGE
  • Commander Keen
  • Brink

Already have most of those titles? Throughout QuakeCon, there will be additional daily deals, including:

  • Thursday: The Elder Scrolls Sale, with up to 66% off
  • Friday: Rage 50% off
  • Saturday: All Fallout titles, including DLC, are 66% off
  • Sunday: All id games are 75% off

Get the QuakeCon 2012 Pack on Steam

id MOBILE SALE

During QuakeCon 2012 (August 2-5) all iPhone titles from id Mobile on the Apple iTunes store – including RAGE HD and DOOM RESURRECTION – will be on sale for 99 cents. id Mobile titles can be purchased on the Apple iTunes store at http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/id-software/id309470481. For more information please visit: www.idsoftware.com/iphone-games/

Steam-y Hot Summer Sale!

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!

There’s big, one-day savings today on Steam, including the following titles:

Looking for more deals? Between now and July 23rd, you can save 72% on the Bethesda Collection. For $49.99, you’ll get:

  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skryim
  • Brink + all DLC
  • Fallout: New Vegas + all DLC
  • Hunted: The Demon’s Forge

Other notable Summer Sale items include:

Xbox LIVE Deal of the Week

This week Xbox LIVE Gold users can save 50% on the following Oblivion and Fallout 3 DLC items:

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Shivering Isles – 1200 Microsoft Points
Knights of the Nine – 400 Microsoft Points

Fallout 3

Operation: Anchorage – 400 Microsoft Points
The Pitt- 400 Microsoft Points
Broken Steel – 400 Microsoft Points
Point Lookout – 400 Microsoft Points
Mothership Zeta – 400 Microsoft Points

Catch these deals between now and July 16th!

Fallout sale for PS3 users in Europe

We’re pleased to let you know that from May 16th until May 30th all Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas add-on packs will be discounted on the European PlayStation Network.  There will be a 30% discount on all Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas individual add-on packs (with an extra 10% discount for PlayStation Plus members) and a 50% discount for fans buying all add-ons as a bundle (with an extra 20% discount for PlayStation® Plus members).

The Fallout 3 bundle includes all five add-on packs: Broken Steel, Mothership Zeta, Operation: Anchorage, Point Lookout and The Pitt.

The Fallout: New Vegas bundle includes all four add-on packs: Dead Money, Honest Hearts, Lonesome Road, Old World Blues along with two additional packs: Courier’s Stash and Gun Runners’ Arsenal.