Nominations for the 10th Annual SPIKE Video Game Awards were announced today and we’re happy to share that both Dishonored and Dawnguard received nominations. Huge congrats to both Arkane Studios and Bethesda Game Studios for this well-deserved honor.
Here’s the nomination breakdown:
Game of the Year
Best XBOX 360 Game
Best PS3 Game
Best Action Adventure Game
Studio of the Year
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Best DLC – Dawnguard
See all the nominees and learn about the advisory panel behind the awards at Spike.com. Then tune in for the VGAs, hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, on Saturday, December 7th at 9 PM ET.
Above you can enjoy the result of the Killer Moves contest — a trailer featuring our favorite picks of the gameplay clips you sent us.
We can also announce that Francesco Certo is the big winner of the contest. Congrats Francesco!
You’ll notice that the trailer is scored with the winner’s track from the Drunken Whaler remix contest. Check out our Q&A with Chilton (Eddy Charlton) below:
Did any particular artists inspire your remix?
I heard ‘Alice’ by Pogo about 3 years ago and was blown away by the sounds he made just by chopping up samples. That was the song that made me start producing, and I’ve been chopping up vocals ever since.
Today on Raptr.com, Dishonored’s co-creative directors, Harvey Smith and Raphael Colantonio, will be answering questions your questions about Dishonored.
The top question (as determined by Raptr’s staff) will win a Dishonored prize pack, featuring a team-signed Boyle Party mask, a signed copy of the game, and an Astro A40 Audio System with Dishonored speaker tags – just like what we had at our PAX Prime Party. Additionally, the next five best questions will score a team-signed Boyle Party mask. Good luck!
As you enjoy your Saturday afternoon, here’s some highlights from around the web.
We start with The Elder Scrolls Online. This weekend, be sure to grab the all-new Ebonhart Pact wallpaper on the game’s official website. And if you want to learn more about the Alliance comprised of Nords, Dunmer, and Argonians, be sure to read up on ZeniMax Online’s first ‘Ask Us Anything’, which will focus specifically on this pact.
Want more ESO news? Check out these highlights from our recent press event:
Nearly a month has passed since Dishonored’s launch, but the web is still full of stories related to the game. Here’s some highlights worth checking out…
Definitely start with GameFront’s 1-On-1 feature with Dishonored’s Lead Designer, Ricardo Bare. The article examines his career — going full circle from Deus Ex to Dishonored. Here’s a quick tease from the article:
“A twelve-year gaming industry veteran, he made his bones as a junior designer on the original Deus Ex, a game he acknowledges is the spiritual predecessor to Dishonored. An impressive achievement in universe-building and gameplay, Dishonored is built around his view that interactivity, more than story, is key to making a great game. But Bare also writes fiction, with several published short stories and his debut novel due for release in spring, 2013.”
Elsewhere, check out these links:
In the embed above, Polygon’s Chris Plante and Russ Frushtick discuss really important aspects of Dishonored.</sarcasm>
Who are you going as for Halloween tomorrow night? Vault Boy? Dovahkiin? Pinky?
One thing’s for sure, Joe Swedenhjelm from Iowa has a costume ready to go, as he was recently announced as the winner of GamesRadar’s Dishonored sweepstakes – winning a custom-made version of Corvo’s mask and jacket.
Finish Dishonored, already? Completed a non-lethal playthrough, too? Congrats on being a true supernatural assassin! We recommend you continue honing your skills in preparation for the game’s upcoming game add-on content, Dunwall City Trials.
Dunwall City Trials will arrive simultaneously on PlayStation 3, PC, and Xbox 360. Details on this add-on, as well as future plans, are outlined below:
Dishonored: Dunwall City Trials, being released in December for $4.99 (or 400 Microsoft Points), will include 10 challenge maps that will test and track your combat, stealth and mobility skills. Ten distinct trials await challengers – including an arena battle against waves of enemy AI, a gravity-defying run of drop assassinations, and a race against the clock. Dunwall City Trials also features a whole new set of achievements and trophies as well as a global online leaderboard that will establish the greatest assassins for each challenge.
The second and third add-ons for Dishonored will be coming in 2013 and will each feature story-driven campaigns. Pricing on these two packs will be revealed closer to launch.
Daud, the leader of a group of supernatural assassins known as ‘The Whalers’, will be the focus of the second add-on pack, scheduled for release in early Spring 2013. Make your way through new Dunwall locales and discover Daud’s own set of weapons, powers and gadgets in this story-driven campaign. How you play and the choices you make will impact the final outcome…
Additional story details on the third add-on pack will be revealed closer to its launch next year.
The Dishonored Remix Contest entries are in, and we’ve been idly whistling and quietly commenting on your songs in the hallways of Bethesda for the past few weeks. Now the Lord Remix has finally passed down his judgment, and we are left with these ten musical assasssins:
If you’re on this list, you’ve won a Dishonored t-shirt, a poster and a copy of the game. We’ll also be posting each of the finalists’ tracks next week for you to enjoy. Thanks to everyone for entering!
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!