May Vault Boy Tee of the Month: Chemist!

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Be “The Danger” of the Wasteland with May’s Vault Boy of the Month shirt, Chemist! Not only does it show off your Medicine skills, but it also lets everyone around know that the Wasteland is your territory.

Chemist is available on store.bethsoft.com in men’s and women’s sizes for one week only. Did we mention it glows in the dark?

 

Worth Reading: I Made Timmy Neusbaum Cry

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Kudos to Vice.com for an amazing feature last week. Fond of Fallout 3’s memorable Tranquility Lane questlines, writer Joe Donnelly decided to approach a therapist with the plotlines of well-known Vault 112 simulation.

Here’s the kicker. Donnelly didn’t just ask what it might have all meant to Bethesda Game Studios, but rather, he decided to share the plotlines as if it they were his actual dreams.

Describing Tranquility Lane, here’s Donnelly:

“For me, it’s the most chilling dream sequence of any video game, which is why I decided to have it analyzed. I had Christine, a holistic therapist and dream analysis specialist, believe that the Tranquility Lane segment was, in fact, a recurring dream of my own. I described the minutiae of the dream, before asking her professional opinion as to its possible meaning.”

Read the full feature at Vice.com. Now if someone could just help me explain why I keep losing teeth in my dreams.

March Vault Boy of the Month: Gun Nut!

bethblog-fo-vbotm-023Advertise your intelligence, agility, and love for Wasteland weaponry with the new Vault Boy of the Month shirt, Gun Nut! Sure, it may not give you any extra skill in Repair and Small Guns, but you’ll look stylish heading towards St. Patrick’s Day.

Stop by store.bethsoft.com before the end of next week to grab one before they’re gone!

Classic FM Hall of Fame is Back For 2015

Back for 2015, it’s the Classic FM Hall of Fame! As you may recall from previous years, a few familiar fan favorites have been decorating the chart. Jeremy Soule and Inon Zur need your votes to maintain their hold on the Hall of Fame. Shouldn’t every classical music fan get a chance to feel like the Dragonborn with Skyrim’s epic soundtrack? Or have the sense of wonder and terror that only Fallout 3’s Capital Wasteland can offer?

Cast your vote for Tamriel-favorite, Jeremy Soule and Wasteland darling, Inon Zur by traveling to Classic FM’s Hall of Fame, and following the directions located on the bottom of the page. Voting runs through the end of February — so don’t forget to show your support!

Weekend Update

As we head back into the work week, here’s some Sunday night entertainment from around the web…

When a website has a name like Bloody Disgusting, you’d think The Evil Within would have home field advantage. But when the category is Horror Game of the Year, it’s a game in good company. Help it win the award by voting here.

Elsewhere, VG247 examines how a game like Wolfenstein: The New Order succeeded as a first-person shooter without multiplayer. Here’s an excerpt:

“For this is a game from the past that should not work in the modern market. Wolfenstein is an offline-only, big-budget first-person shooter. It’s an anachronism, a modernisation of a dead genre. No one makes this type of game anymore, and that isn’t an exaggeration. If there were an Offline-only, Big-budget First-person Shooter Award for 2014, Wolfenstein would win by default. It led a market of one.”

Supporting VG247’s claim, this roundup offers even more Wolfy accolades, including:

Slate – Chris Suellentrop still has room for console shooters like Wolfenstein in his Top 10 list dominated by mobile titles.

The Escapist — The always-hard-to-please Yahtzee was actually quite pleased with Wolfenstein: The New Order, as he included it in his top 5 games of the year at numero dos! Watch his video here.

Hardcore Gamer — Selects Wolfenstein as its favorite Dark Horse game of the year.

Play.TM — Ranks Wolfenstein as their #5 GOTY!

G4TV (Canada) – Editor pick for GOTY (John Powell)

Game Spark — Wolfenstein gets acclaim from Asia — winning Game Spark’s PS4 GOTY!

Wrapping up this roundup is an interesting feature at GamaSutra discussing one of Wolfenstein’s throwback features — manually retrieving in-game ammo. Learn how this decision was managed in new feature written by MachineGames’ Jerk Gustafsson.

Oh wait, and then there’s 2015’s biggest dance craze — The Wazer Wifle! Watch the Fallout 3 tribute from Caedo Genesis in the embed at the top of this post.

It’s Beginning to Feel A Lot Like Christmas

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There’s a chill in the air going into the holidays this year. That means its time for us to warm up by the fire and spend time with family and friends. We wish everyone a safe and wonderful holiday season as we head to 2015.

Happy Holidays everyone and a Happy New Year!

Bethesda TwitchWorks: It’s HALLOWEEN

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Tomorrow we’re getting getting into the spirit (and perhaps costumes, too) for a Halloween edition of Bethesda Twitchworks — with plenty of tricks and treats (read: cool swag) to give away!

To kick off our Halloween party, we’ll start by mingling with vampires and werewolves in Skyrim’s first add-on, Dawnguard. Moving on from that, we will hobnob in Dishonored with the most prestigious resident of Dunwall at the annual masquerade party held at the Boyle Mansion.

We descend from elegance to grotesque as we check on our favorite ghouls residing in the Capital Wasteland’s Dunwich Building & and the blood-covered bosses from The Evil Within.

Tune in for our spooktacular Halloween feature this Friday (10/31) at 4pm EDT on Twitch.TV/Bethesda.