Pete Hines providing ‘storytime’ keynote for PAX Australia

Since our first trip to Seattle back in 2008, the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) has been a favorite event for many of us — especially Pete Hines. Be it Boston or Seattle, Pete’s always looked forward to showing off our games, participating in panels, and finding some spare time to play MtG at the show’s tabletop area.

Lucky for Pete, he gets an extra taste of PAX in 2014. At the tail end of our launch week for The Evil Within, Pete will be provide the ‘storytime’ keynote for PAX Australia. It’s sure to be amazing. You can always call on Pete for an entertaining story from his 15+ years with Bethesda — one that started with Morrowind in ’99.

PAX Australia takes place in Melbourne between October 31st and November 2nd. If you can make it, be sure to say hello to Pete.

Learn more about PAX Australia in the press release after the break…

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Wolfenstein @ PAX & Gamescom

Wolfenstein: The New Order doesn’t release until next year, but there’s plenty of new coverage worth checking out courtesy of Gamescom and PAX Prime.

Starting with VG247, watch a new Gamescom interview with creative director Jens Matthies.

Elsewhere…

GamesRadar — “Based on today’s playthrough, The New Order could be the most genuine, most satisfying follow-up the original games have ever had. It looks, sounds and feels completely modern, but the staunch dedication to creating fast, smooth, brutal fun on a moment-to-moment basis resurrects Wolfenstein’s spirit as efficiently as its occult Nazis resurrect their own dead.”

Xbox 360 Achievements – “A barnstorming demo, MachineGames has left us in no doubt that Wolfenstein: The New Order is a hot prospect, controlling like a dream and boasting a number of memorable story beats…”

The Gamers Hub — “ Not only was this my game of Gamescom 2013, I honestly cannot wait to hear, see and play more of this promising title.”

AusGamers — “… The New Order is definitely hitting all the right notes.”

IGN — Greg Miller joins PAX attendee Gavin Brown to share impressions from playing early sections of the game. Find out what they think.

The Sixth Axis — “This is a game which knowingly calls back to the old school of thinking, and it’s something which is just rammed home as soon as you discover that you can dual wield machine guns. It’s ridiculous, and absolutely fantastic.”

Destructoid – Jim Sterling & Jordan Devore explain why they’re taken by the gameplay.

As announced this summer, Wolfenstein: The New Order releases next year. Stay tuned for updates

PAX goes by pretty fast

Year in and year out, PAX is always a crazy-fun time, but a lot of work goes into making it happen. Thanks to our AV guys at iGad Productions, we have a time-lapse video covering the booth’s setup and the show’s first day.

To everyone that made the booth possible – iGad, Purepartner, IES, our Events/IT/PR/Dev teams, and everyone else involved – thank you!

Draugrs invade Dragoncon & PAX

Normally you expect to find Draugrs lurking in dungeons and tombs of Skyrim. This weekend a pair made their way across the country.

Skyrim fans Bill & Brittany Doran made their annual trip to Atlanta’s Dragoncon dressed as a pair of Draugr Deathlords. Taking advantage of the long weekend. we were fortunate to also see them on the final day of PAX Prime in Seattle. They posed for [many] pics, checked out The Elder Scrolls Online, and were nice enough to talk to everyone about their costumes.

Be sure to check out Bill’s blog, Punished Props, for an extensive look at the countless hours spent creating the Draugrs’ weapons, armor, and body suits. And as a bonus, see the costumes in action in the video below.

Purchase Bethesda Merch at PAX Prime

Earlier this week we announced that the Bethesda Store will be setting up shop at PAX Prime. Today we’re happy to reveal the full rundown of available items, including new DOOM plushies of the Cacodemon (above) and Pain Elemental.

After the break, you’ll get a full rundown of what’s at the store. Note: Not all items are yet available on the online store.

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Play ESO and Wolfenstein at PAX Prime

Later this week we’ll be heading to PAX Prime in Seattle. If you were lucky enough to score exhibit hall tickets (sold out), be sure to stop by our booth (#2014) to go hands on with The Elder Scrolls Online and Wolfenstein: The New Order!

We’ll also be selling merchandise from the official Bethesda Store at the booth. Later this week we’ll share more details on the items that will be available.

Outside of the exhibit hall, The Elder Scrolls Online Food Truck will be making its way to Seattle on Saturday, August 31st. Between 11:30 am and 3:00 pm, head to 802 Pine St. for free food, exclusive swag, and the chance to hang out with other fans of The Elder Scrolls Online!

See you in Seattle!