PAX East: Special Gathering for all Citizens of Tamriel

As noted last week, we’ll be at hand at PAX East letting fans play The Elder Scrolls Online for the very first time. Additionally, we like to extend you an invite to the 347th Tamriel Beer Garden — taking place Saturday, March 23rd at the Castle Meeting Space in downtown Boston.

Running from 6:00 – 11:00 pm, we encourage fans of The Elder Scrolls to gather for themed food and drinks, music, merchants, cool giveaways, and more. And if you didn’t get your PAX tickets before the event sold out, the event will be your first chance to play The Elder Scrolls Online.

For more details on our PAX East activities, including the latest stop for the ESO Food Truck, visit ElderScrollsOnline.com.

The Elder Scrolls Online Descends on Boston for PAX East (Updated)

Update: In addition to the panels listed below, Arkane Studios’ own Ricardo Bare will be participating in a panel titled “Narrative Design – telling stories without words” on Saturday, March 23rd from 8:00-9:00 pm in the Wyvern theater.

Kicking off this year’s convention season, The Elder Scrolls Online will be at PAX East (March 22-24) in Boston, Massachusetts. Visit us at the Bethesda booth to chat with members of the Dev Team, play The Elder Scrolls Online, and get your hands on some unique ESO items, including a free ourboros t-shirt and three purchasable Alliance t-shirts.

In addition, Matt Firor, Pete Hines, and I will be appearing on panels during the event.

‘Future of Online Games’ feat. Matt Firor — Friday, March 22nd from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Naga Theater

‘Community: The Most Important Bullet Point Not on the Box’ feat. Matt Grandstaff — Friday, March 22nd from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in the Wyvern Theater

‘Get Hired in Video Games Marketing’ feat. Pete Hines — Friday, March 22nd from 1:00-2:00 pm in the Arachnid Theater

We’ll be sharing more (awesome) details about our plans for PAX East — stay tuned, and we hope to see you there!

PAX East and Beyond: Hunted/Brink roundup

Over the past month, folks from around the world have had a chance to go hands on with both Hunted and Brink. Here’s a recap of the latest coverage — beginning with X-Play’s PAX East preview featuring both games. Watch it above.

After the break, we’ve got plenty more coverage on both titles — including video previews from GameTrailers.

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RAGE Roundup: PAX East, GTTV, and more

It’s been a busy month for RAGE. In addition to our interactive panoramic, free mp3 download, and announcement of a Dark Horse comic series, we’ve got new previews from PAX East and GameTrailers TV.

Above we’ve embedded the GameTrailers episode filmed at id’s offices.In it, Geoff Keighley catches up with Tim Willits and Matt Hooper and features exclusive gameplay at the beginning of the show (about 5o seconds in), as well as at the 6:15 and 11:00 marks. Additionally, at the 16:00 mark, you can get a first look at the look of RAGE’s comic book series that’s in the works from Dark Horse Comics.

Moving to PAX East coverage, be sure to check out the following impressions following our weekend presentations in Boston…

  • Learn why GameSpy is saying “Whoa”
  • 1Up details the full presentation from Jason Kim and Matt Hooper
  • Pixelated Geek features a short (but sweet) write up
  • Mash Those Buttons discuss why they want the game NOW
  • G4Tv discusses the game’s jaw-dropping visuals
  • Segment Next shares why they’re excited for the game’s release this fall

Rest assured, we’ll have plenty more on RAGE soon.

Brink PAX East Party Report

Last Friday, over 1,000 Brink fans converged on Boston’s Black Falcon Terminal — an actual seaport nearby the PAX East convention center — for our massive Brink’d community event. The results are encapsulated in this early batch of photos (above).

As you’d expect, Brink was played non-stop for the duration, with 48 setups providing full 8-on-8 matches. Multiple developers from Splash Damage were on hand to chat with players and make sure the matches ran smoothly. Meanwhile, DJ R-Rated kept the music flowing, a staff of pizza runners provided a constant stream of food, a team of graffiti artists threw up tags on the walls, and much free stuff was given away.

At 10:15pm, one bank of Brink stations was set aside for our celebrity match, featuring Seth Killian of Capcom, Jason Kim and Matt Hooper of id Software, Abbie Heppe of Respawn, James Stevenson of Insomniac, Chet Faliszek of Valve, David Ellis of 343 Industries, Pete Hines of Bethesda, Paul Wedgwood of Splash Damage, and more. Following the match, a donation of $20,000 was made to the Penny Arcade charity Child’s Play in the winning team’s honor.

Thanks to everyone who attended for making this a night to remember. And if you didn’t get a chance to stop by, keep in mind that Brink hits stores in just a few months on May 17.

PAX East – Q: What does the code mean? A: A gift card for you!

Earlier this week, we shared the public invite for our Brink event at PAX East (tonight at 8 pm!). When we posted it, we received questions from folks wondering about that funky-looking barcode (also in the image above). That’s a QR code, and with it, smartphone users can access our PAX East mini-site for Brink. The page features wallpapers, screenshots, videos, and an opportunity to get a $5 gift card with your pre-order for Brink at Best Buy.

To access the page, snap a pic of the QR code with your smartphone and load a QR code app. If you’re at a desktop computer, you can get more details here.

PAX East: Boston Brink Community Event

Going to be in Boston on Friday night? Join us at the Black Falcon Terminal — conveniently located nearby the PAX East Boston Convention Center — for an opportunity to get your hands on Brink.

We’ll have three full 8-on-8 setups running the game in a massive terminal on the waterfront. Food, beverages, music and entertainment are all on us. Attendees will also have the chance to score some sweet swag, including a custom Brink facemask (pictured above). Space is limited, so be sure to get there early if you want to guarantee yourself playtime and giveaways.

Event is first come, first serve. See you there!

Hunted, RAGE, and Brink invade Beantown

Do you like apples?

This weekend we’re off to Boston, where we’ll be feelin’ the good vibrations at PAX East. At our booth, you’ll have a chance to go hands on with both Hunted and Brink — with developers from inXile and Splash Damage on hand to answer your questions. For Hunted, you’ll be able to play the game cooperatively on a level that’s never been shown to the public. Meanwhile, those playing Brink will have an opportunity to play a new level, Security Tower, which sees desperate Resistance fighters attempting to break one of their own out of the Security’s main headquarters on the Ark.

After playing the games, you’ll leave the booth feeling cooler than Matt Damon — as you’ll be Departeding with t-shirts for both games.

On Friday night, we can’t promise you Steven Tyler, but you’ll feel like a rock star if you attend our Brink’d community event (8-11 PM) at the Black Falcon Terminal. Just a Brady-to-Moss toss away from the Boston Convention Center, on hand we’ll have multiple 16-player setups with developers from Splash Damage playing against members of the community. We’ll also be handing out some wicked cool giveaways. Space is limited, so get there early!

And while it’s too early to see home runs over Fenway’s Green Monster, you’ll see huge mutants in our special presentations for RAGE (Friday and Saturday at 1:30 PM in the Wyvern Theatre) being presented by id Software’s Jason Kim and Matt Hooper. Attendees of the event will receive a limited “Wingstick” t-shirt and have a chance ask questions following the presentation.

How do ya’ like them apples?!?