RAGE wins two Best of E3 Awards at X-Play

Over at G4TV.com, they’ve announced the winners of X-Play’s Best of E3 2010. RAGE came away as a winner in two categories, Best Shooter and Best-Platform Game, while capturing runner-up for Game of Show.

Additionally, Fallout: New Vegas received runner-up accolades in the Best RPG category and Brink was runner-up in the Best Trailer Category.

The Community Management staff is keeping their eyes for all coverage coming out of E3… stay tuned for more updates.

New Vegas E3 Roundup: Preview Fallout (Updated)

It was all bright lights and blue skies in our hands-on E3 demo of Fallout: New Vegas’ Mojave Wasteland and Vegas Strip zones. Dozens of Fallout-starved gamers clogged our stations all week for a chance to play, and now we’ve got the full report on their reports.

Megatons of live demos, previews and interviews follow:

GameSpot Live Demo

1UP Live Demo

GameTrailers Live Demo Part 1, Part 2, Interview

G4TV Live Demo

IGN Live Demo

USA Today Hands-on Impressions: “Fallout 3 delivered an enriching experience thanks in part to an intriguing cast of characters living in the Capital Wasteland, and Fallout New Vegas seems to hold to that concept very well.”

IGN Preview: “The New Vegas Strip in the upcoming follow-up to Fallout 3 is a lot like the real Vegas–full of false hope and desperate people. For a world decimated by a nuclear war, New Vegas is about as glitzy as it can get.”

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Hunted E3 Roundup: Coverage Mechanics (Updated)

Caddoc and E’Lara also made the journey to E3, and not just in statue-form.

Deep down in the dark recesses of the Bethesda booth, menacing stations lined a candle-lit facade. Courageous developers grasped dimly-lit controllers for hours on end. Press from all corners of the world banded together to complete a 15-minute video game demo.

Hunted was played. Here are the results:

GameSpot Stage Demo

GameTrailers Special Skills Interview

The Escapist Preview: “First off, the environment of Hunted looks and feels amazing. The depth of the draw distance coupled with amazing visual design makes for a visually stunning game experience.”

Game Chronicles BLOG: Winner — Best Co-Op Action Game of E3

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Brink E3 Roundup: Making a Splash

E3 was the first time many journalists had the chance to go hands-on with Brink, and in spite of its great showing last year, the multiplayer shooter managed to surprise once again.

During the show we had three-player demo stations set up nextdoor to our massive 33′-tall Founders’ Tower statue (as seen here), all supporting a steady stream of pressmen and women. Lucky for you, a lot of them went home, sobered up and wrote about their experiences.

Check out some of the videos, previews and interviews we’ve seen so far:

G4TV has a Live Demo and a written preview where the game is described as “very, very fun.”

GameTrailers Video Walkthrough

GameSpot Stage Demo, Hands-on Preview: “Before jumping into the multiplayer map we had a brief look at the character customization. In the space of a few minutes we turned our character from a Mohawk-sporting, tattoo-wearing, chain-sporting punk into an Upper East Side prep-school kid with an off-putting British accent (yes, you can change characters’ accents). Suffice it to say that we had a lot of fun with this aspect.”

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RAGE E3 Roundup: Awards and Accolades (Updated)

RAGE made quite the splash at this year’s E3, garnering game-of-the-show awards and plenty of positive impressions from the gaming press.

We’ve corralled a large portion of these links for your digestion, including tons of gameplay footage and detailed previews. Check it all out below:

IGN Gameplay Footage, Impressions: “It sounded pretty good to most of us at IGN that saw it, winning game of the show for E3 2010.”

GameTrailers: Stage Walkthrough Part 1, Part 2, Interview

G4TV Gameplay Footage

1UP Stage Demo

GameSpot Live Demo

VentureBeat: “it truly looks like a next-generation game, as if somebody came out with a new game console and only id got to make a game for it.”

The New York Times: “There is no doubt that Rage will be one of next year’s biggest games.”

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E3 Week: Around the booth


As I relax in front of the TV after a busy week in Los Angeles, I thought I’d share some pics from the show floor of our E3 2010 booth. Most of them were taken before press started filing into the booth, as it was “all hands on deck” as soon as the show started.

Big, Dinky-sized ups to everyone that helped with our biggest E3 yet.

More photos after the break…

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E3 Week: RAGE, Fallout: New Vegas capture Best of E3 Awards at IGN

IGN has announced their Best of E3 Awards for 2010 and both RAGE and Fallout: New Vegas came away as winners. RAGE won “Best Overall Game” and “Best Shooter,” while Fallout: New Vegas took top honors in the “Best RPG” category.

Watch the video above to see Tim Willits, Creative Director for RAGE, receive the Best Overall Game award.

E3 Round-up Part 1: Video Walkthroughs

E3 may be over, but videos and previews are still going up, and there’s already a mountain of coverage out there for Fallout: New Vegas, Hunted, RAGE and Brink.

We’ll be sorting through all of it in the next few days, but before we jump on planes, here is just some of the video coverage that has now made its way to the internet for convenient viewing. Feel free to share any other links you’ve spotted in the comments — we’ll add them to the post as we find them.





E3 Week: Watch live demos of RAGE, Fallout and Brink


The best E3 events are the ones that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own television seat. That makes this week pretty fantastic, as all of our games will be getting live-streamed across two separate networks at some point.

G4 streamed their demo of Hunted yesterday, and today they take a live look at Fallout: New Vegas, planned for airtime around 5pm. They’ll be back again on Wednesday for a taste of id’s stunning shooter RAGE at 2:30pm.

GameTrailers TV takes its tour on Thursday, with live demos of RAGE, Fallout: New Vegas and Brink airing consecutively around 3pm.

There’s a lot to keep track of on top of that, but we’ll keep you updated with airtimes via Twitter and Facebook. And if you miss the shows, we’ll post any footage on Bethblog as it becomes available.

Update: Also be on the lookout for video coverage at IGN. On Wednesday, they’ve scheduled times to look at Hunted, New Vegas, and Brink. Tune in again on Thursday for RAGE. Check out the full schedule here.

E3 Week: New Vegas trailer and release date

In case you missed the Fallout: New Vegas E3 trailer on GameTrailers, we’ve now got it up at the Fallout Official Website, as well as on our YouTube page.

And in case you missed it at the end of the trailer, we’ve announced that the game is coming to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on October 19th in North America, and October 22nd in Europe.


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