It looks like Borderlands’ Claptrap has a crush on us. Intrigued by the idea of receiving dub step-based love songs and receiving an invite to his very exclusive birthday/pizza party, we accept his proposal to package Dishonored & Borderlands 2 together. And for good fun, let’s do a Skyrim & BioShock Infinite bundle, too!
Both bundles will be available in North America for $29.99 on Tuesday, February 11th on Xbox 360 & PlayStation 3.
Every year Classic FM hosts the largest poll for fans of classical music. For the last two years, Jeremy Soule has worked his way up the list making a tremendous jump from being ranked #238 on 2012’s Hall of Fame to #5 on the 2013 Hall of Fame!
If you’re a fan of The Elder Scrolls (or just beautiful music), lend your support and vote for Jeremy Soule on Classic FM’s Hall of Fame 2014. For those of you who prefer music that reminds you of exploring the Capital Wasteland or sneaking around Dunwall , vote to get Inon Zur on the list for the score of Fallout 3 or Daniel Licht for the music of Dishonored.
All you need to do is head on over to Classic FM’s Hall of Fame and follow their directions to cast your vote. And for updates, follow the Get Video Games Music into the Classic FM Hall of Fame Facebook page. Voting ends in February, so help show your support for your favorite games.
Need a refresher before voting? All of our scores and soundtracks are available digitally on iTunes!
As the end of the year draws near, more and more lists and countdowns are starting to sweep the internet. With the advent of new consoles and the opportunity for new titles, we take a look at some of the praise last generation titles received.
Crowning glory comes from Examiner.com who granted Skyrim the coveted title of “Game of the Generation”. This was the first of several “Best of a Generation” mentions we received in 2013. Kotaku included Skyrim as a Game that defined “last gen”, while Hardcore Gamer honored multiple Bethesda titles in their Top 100 Games of the Generation, including: Oblivion, Dishonored, Fallout: New Vegas, Skyrim, and Fallout 3.
And where there are last-gen countdowns, one should expect next-gen (err… current gen?) countdowns. In such a list, Gameranx listed Wolfenstein The New Order as one of the Top 10 games to look forward to in 2014.
Elsewhere in the land of the lists, something about the bitter-cold temperatures in Skyrim gave inspiration for Winter weather countdowns. Shortlist mentions the frigid temperatures found atop the Throat of the World in their list, while IGN celebrates Skyrim for being the perfect seasonal game. As you ready for the holidays, curl up in a blanket, drink some hot chocolate, and give Skyrim a revisit during your winter break.
Visit Russian artist SapeginM92’s deviantART page to check out his 10-page Dishonored comic which incredibly recreates Corvo’s escape from Coldridge Prison. Elsewhere on his page, check out additional tributes to Dishonored and The Elder Scrolls.
Looking for a little more out of your Xbox 360 before the launch of Xbox One? This week there’s some big time savings on Dishonored and it’s add-on content — including the VGX-nominated The Knife of Dunwall.
Xbox LIVE Gold savings through November 25th include:
Dishonored – $9.89
The Knife of Dunwall – $4.99
The Brigmore Witches -$4.99
Void Walker’s Arsenal – $1.99
Dunwall City Trials – $2.49
2013 brings a new era to Spike’s annual video game award show. Now known as VGX, we’re excited to announce that Dishonored’s The Knife of Dunwall has received a nomination in the Best DLC category! It’s a great honor for Arkane Studios, who took home the VGA for Best Action/Adventure Game last year.
Nominees were voted on by the VGX Advisory Council, a group comprised of game journalists from the likes of Entertainment Weekly, Game Informer, Joystiq, Kotaku, Polygon, IGN, GameTrailers, Gamespot, Wired.com, USA Today and Associated Press. Winners will also be determined by the council, with the exception of the Most Anticipated Game and Character of the Year categories, which will be voted on at VGXLIVE.com.
Want to see who wins? This year’s awards will be streamed in nearly a bazillion ways — including but not limited to Twitch.TV, Xbox LIVE, PlayStation 3, and VGXLIVE.com. The three hour stream begins on Saturday, December 7, beginning at 6:00 PM ET / 3:00 PM PT.
Thumbing through PC Gamer, I read about PC Gamer contributor Andy Kelly’s video series “Other Places.” The video series focuses on the visual eye candy of various game worlds. Among the world’s already featured are Dishonored’s Dunwall and various areas from Skyrim. Definitely worth checking out both videos which are embedded in this post.
Elsewhere on the web, we recommend checking out these links.
- Metro UK talks about The Evil Within and getting the right balance when implementing action into a survival-horror game.
- Both The Elder Scrolls Online and Wolfenstein: The New Order are included in Gameranx look at the Best PC Games of 2014.
- Watch Gamespot’s newest episode of Skyrim Mods.
- In time for Halloween last week, GameFront took a look back at DOOM in two parts. In part 1, they reflect on the game’s impact after 20 years, while part 2 highlights 23 memorable mods made by the community.
- On the subject of DOOM, we spotted perhaps the finest game-related tattoo of all time on Tumblr user Saguzar’s page. For more proof that is awesome 20 years later, check out the tat below.
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Dishonored items for Team Fortress 2 — previously available with a pre-order of Dishonored — are now available for purchase within the game’s store. Outfit any character with the Whale Bone Charm, or mask your Spy with the Lacking Moral Fiber hat.
Carved by our very own, Jenny McWhorter
Halloween is drawing near and we’ve been spotting some fun and creative uses of talent in celebration of the Fall holiday. With all of the vampires, werewolves, ghouls, and Boxmen we’ve had through our office we thought this could offer you guys the chance to show off your artistic skills. We’ve seen Jack-o-lanterns, illustrations, and costumes of all kinds over the years and would love to see more.
If you happen to be scaring children while dropping from trees as Corvo, or carving a pumpkin into the Pint Sized Slasher we want to see it and everyone else to see it as well! Submit your Halloween-themed pictures and pieces to email@example.com or any one of our social media pages and we’ll post our favorites.
Here’s some inspiration to get the creatives juices flowing!
Just in case you need some help with carving ideas, nothing says SURVIVAL HORROR like taking a knife…to a pumpkin! Here’s a template for our Evil Within logo if you want to make a jack-o-lantern like Jenny’s.
Voting for this year’s Golden Joysticks
is nearing the final stretch, but there’s still time to support your favorite games.
Dishonored and Arkane are nominated in six categories, including:
- Game of the Year
- Best Newcomer
- Best Storytelling
- Studio of the Year
- Top Gaming Moment (Lady Boyle’s Last Party)
- Visual Design
Meanwhile, TES fans can show support for ESO in this year’s ‘Most Wanted’ category.
Voting continues between now and October 20th. A week later, on the 25th, you can watch the awards streamed live. For more information and to vote, visit www.goldenjoysticks.com.