Level Up Wear brings Bethesda apparel & merchandise to Europe

Since the launch of our North American merchandise store, we’ve received plenty of feedback from folks across the Atlantic hopeful for an online store with European distribution. Today we’re pleased to announce we’ve made that a reality.

Announced via a press release, we’re partnering with Level Up Wear (lvlp), who will sell premium apparel and merchandise at bethesda.levelupwear.com. Pre-ordering of items begins today and orders will begin shipping in mid-October.

If you’re lucky enough to be attending this year’s EuroGamer Expo, you’ll be able to purchase select items at Level Up Wear’s booth — conveniently located next to our booth for The Elder Scrolls Online!

In the slideshow above, check out some of the first items available for purchase, and you can learn more details in the press release below…

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Eurogamer Expo & The Evil Within gameplay stream!

Are you lucky enough to be going to this year’s sold-out Eurogamer Expo? If so, we’ll see you there!

This year our lineup will include The Elder Scrolls Online and Wolfenstein: The New Order – both playable for the first time in the UK. Additionally, prepare to be terrified by a special gameplay presentation for The Evil Within in the Expo’s main auditorium. The fun starts at 5 PMpm BST on September 26th.

Can’t make it to Earl’s Court for the Expo? Don’t worry… we’re not going to let tickets or the Atlantic Ocean keep you from seeing Shinji Mikami’s newest game in action. Eurogamer will stream The Evil Within developer session through their YouTube channel! Set your alarms for 5 PM BST/12 PM EST/6 PM CET on September 26th to witness the return of survival horror.

If you’re going to the Expo get in contact and let us know on Twitter using the #EGX and #BringBackHorror hashtag.

This year’s Eurogamer Expo takes place September 26th - 29th this month. For more information check out their website http://www.eurogamerexpo.com/

Dishonored voted #1 at Eurogamer Expo

While last week’s Eurogamer Expo is over, there’s still plenty of buzz coming out of the event. Today Eurogamer revealed the attendees’ top 10 list, with Dishonored coming in as the most popular game of the show. Here’s an excerpt from the article…

“Dishonored’s another smart offering, though it’s perhaps not as shy about that part of its make-up as some of its compatriots. Here’s a game that promises to reward the intelligent player, its brand of stealth being culled straight from a golden age of PC gaming. That a new IP from a pretty much unproven studio is generating so much excitement is testament to Dishonored’s power.”

 Read the full article here.

Catch the Dishonored Developer sessions at EuroGamer Expo

Heading to this year’s Eurogamer Expo and anxious to see more on Dishonored. This is the blog post you’ve been looking for!

Arkane’s Christophe Carrier (lead level designer and audio director) and Dinga Bakaba (assistant producer and game designer) will introduce Dishonored at length on Friday, September 28th (5 PM), and against midday on Saturday, September 29th.

In addition to the presentations, Dishonored will be playable on the Eurogamer Expo show floor through out the event, running September 27th-30th at London’s Earls Court.

For more details, visit eurogamer.net/expo.

Around the web: Brink wins Eurogamer Expo Game of Show

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Like whack-a-mole, we put up new coverage roundups, and more and more stuff keeps popping up. In addition to our recent updates for RAGE, Brink (parts 1 and 2), New Vegas, and Hunted… we’ve MORE news to share.

Kicking things off, we’re excited to share news that Brink was named the #1 Game of Show at this year’s Eurogamer Expo. You can check out the top ten games here (which includes New Vegas as well). Congrats to the team at Splash Damage for their efforts both on the game and at recent trade show events.

Also ranking the top games from the show was split/screen co-op — who ranked New Vegas, Brink, and Hunted in their top 10. Swap New Vegas out for RAGE, and that pretty much sums up the most recent Eurogamer podcast. Definitely worth listening to, the podcast features RAGE’s Tim Willits, Hunted’s Maxx Kaufman, and Brink’s Ed Stern.

More after the break…

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Hunted Roundup

Continuing with roundups on coverage, we switch gears to Hunted.

There’s a pair of new interviews with Game Director Maxx Kaufman– courtesy of Coin-Op TV and Sarcastic Gamer (shown above).

And for more on Hunted, check out these links…

As we have more news on Hunted, we’ll let you know. In the meantime, if you have questions on the game, feel free to post them in our fan interview thread.

Brinking the news to you…

Keeping with Brink news, we’ve got more previews and interviews to share from this year’s Eurogamer Expo.

Above, Game Director Paul Wedgwood gives a Container City walkthrough to the fine folks at Destructoid. If you haven’t seen them already, we have HD-quality videos up on Brink’s official site.

After sharing reactions from Eurogamer Expo attendees, Rock, Paper, Shotgun’s Quintin Smith brings us his hand-on impressions — discussing why the winning in Brink is cool…

“Some of it’s down to the SMART system, which in Splash Damage language means “Smooth Movement Across Random Terrain” and in English means “A sprint button that also causes your character to go hurtling up and over things automatically”. You’ll jump small gaps, vault fences, and go mantling up onto high ledges. Most importantly, tapping crouch while sprinting like this drops your character into a long slide, which is actually both evasive and aggressive. You can shoot during it (with much-reduced accuracy), and sliding into another player knocks them over.”

For more on Brink, check out the following links…

Previews

And in case you missed it, you can read more Eurogamer Expo coverage for Brink in a post we did last week.

RAGE Weekend Roundup

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Last weekend’s Eurogamer expo saw daily stage presentations of id’s RAGE, and the folks there were pretty fired up for it. As Eurogamer wrote:

Every day at this year’s Eurogamer Expo, Tim Willits takes to the stage in our massive auditorium to show and talk about RAGE, the latest first-person shooter to issue forth from the legendary id Software. To understand how exciting we find this, it is worth noting that without id’s games Eurogamer literally would not exist – several of the founding staff only do this because they grew up on Doom and Quake.

That paragraph precedes a long interview with Willits that can be digested here. A number of sites also talked to Willits, including Games.On.Net, VG247, AtomicGamer, GameRant, BrutalGamer, Critical Gamer and GameShard. And if you’re looking for a write-up of the presentation, head to VG247 for a live blog recap.

Finally, in general id news, Next-Gen wrote an excellent bio on John Carmack’s Legacy. Amongst other interesting anecdotes, it mentions that Carmack’s son has ambitious plans for robotic domination. Somehow we are not surprised.

Update: Check out a preview, as well as a new video interview with Tim at GamerCast.

Brink Roundup

After last weekend’s Eurogamer Expo in London, there’s a ton of new coverage on Hunted, RAGE, Fallout: New Vegas, and Brink. With this roundup, we’ll cover the event’s home team, Splash Damage, and all the latest details on Brink.

We actually begin with news not from the Eurogamer Expo, but from the Penny Arcade Expo. Last week, GameTrailers put up a new walkthrough video they captured while in Seattle. Check out new footage from Container City above — featuring play-by-play commentary from Creative Director Richard Ham (and gameplay awesomeness from Media Director Richard Jolly).

For hands-on impressions from the Eurogamer Expo, check out the following sites…

We’ve also got a number of interviews to share. With the video interviews, there’s a fair amount of background noise, but if you put some headphones on, you should be good to go. Hit up the links below.

Interviews

In other Brink news, Kotaku has a feature entitled “Meet the Pixar of Video Games.” It’s a feature on Blur Studios — the guys that created the official trailer for Brink (and many other memorable trailers).

That’s all for now. We’ll get updates for RAGE, New Vegas, and Hunted soon.