After a busy launch week for The Evil Within, it’s nice to catch up on news for our other 2014 releases — Wolfenstein: The New Order & The Elder Scrolls Online — while some Sunday afternoon football (sorry Saints fans… Go Lions!). Join me as I catch on the following:
ESO Game Director Matt Firor talks about what’s new with The Elder Scrolls Online — including details on Update 5 and the game’s new loyalty program — in the October Edition of ‘The Road Ahead’.
What made Wolfenstein: The New Order’s story one of the most compelling of 2014? In a new feature with Digital Trends, learn from Creative Director Jens Matthies why nothing in the game is done by accident. Here’s an excerpt…
“It’s never a case where things get developed in a vacuum from each other. It’s always a collaboration. There’s always lot of conflict that arises through that; I’ll have a story idea and somebody else will have a gameplay idea, and they might be conflicting. Then we negotiate and discuss around that and try to find a solution where all parties are happy. It’s not until we get there that we move along to the next problem.”
Reminder: Both of these games are up for Golden Joystick nominees. ESO is up for Best Online Game, while Wolfenstein is up for Best Gaming Moment, Best Story, and the big one… Game of the Year! Voting for the Golden Joysticks ends tomorrow (10/20)… so show your support today!
Our industry’s longest-standing award show (32 years), the UK’s Golden Joystick Awards, return on Friday, October 24th. Both Wolfenstein: The New Order and The Elder Scrolls Online are representing Bethesda — providing us with a total of four nominations, including a Game of the Year nod for MachineGames’ take on the Wolfenstein franchise!
Want to help support ZeniMax Online Studo and MachineGames in these categories? Head to www.goldenjoystick.com and vote before October 20th.
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.
Earlier today, Skyrim came away as the big winner at the UK’s most prestigious gaming award show, The Golden Joysticks. The game captured the night’s biggest award, Ultimate Game of the Year, as well as awards for Best RPG and Best Moment (visiting the Throat of the World).
Congrats to Bethesda Game Studios on this accomplishment, and thanks to all you that played the game and voted!
There’s still time to vote for this year’s Golden Joystick Awards, including Bethesda titles in the following categories:
- Ultimate Game of the Year – Skyrim
- Best RPG – Skyrim
- Top Gaming Moment – Skyrim, Throat of the World
- Best use of DLC – Dawnguard and the Creation Kit
- One to Watch – The Elder Scrolls Online
- Best Shooter – RAGE
Head over to the official page to cast your votes.