Fantastical Feats: Throned Edition

The parallels between the world of Tamriel and Westeros has not gone unnoticed. Brady Wold’s viral ‘Thrones’ is a perfect combination of the opening theme of “Game of Thrones” with the familiar cities of Skyrim.

Check out the album below to see the most up-to-date fan artwork! Don’t forget, you can send your photos, models, mods, illustrations, or any of your works to [email protected] or @BethBlog on Twitter with #BethesdArt.

QuakeCon Pre-Registration: Round 3 tonight!

We’re pleased to announce that QuakeCon 2014 online pre-registration for the BYOC Select-a-Seat package will open for attendees today, April 2nd at 7pm CT/8pm ET at: The BYOC Select-a-Seat package includes:

BYOC Select-a-Seat

Includes Guaranteed Reserved Seating

$50 (Limit of 1,250 packages available)

  • Select and Reserve a guaranteed seat of your choice in the BYOC area
  • Official QuakeCon 2014 BYOC T-Shirt
  • Official QuakeCon 2014 Lanyard

QuakeCon Save the Date: First Round of Online Pre-Registration Begins March 5th

With QuakeCon taking place July 17-20, we’re planning to begin our pre-registration for the event earlier than ever, and we are making to changes to the process in an effort to make registering easier than ever.

Through, we’re rolling out the registration in a series of four stages. The first package, BYOC Select-a-Seat with QuakeCon done Quick, will become available on March 5th. Full descriptions for each of these limited packages, and the dates they will become available are below.

While general attendance remains free, attendees wishing to participate in the QuakeCon 2014 BYOC, must pre-purchase one of the ‘BYOC Select-a-Seat’ packages through our online registration site to guarantee a seat. Once the packages sell out, we’ll be giving people the opportunity to win BYOC seats via social media giveaways, contests, and via our event partners leading up to the show. As all seats will be accounted for prior to the show, this year we won’t have seats available on-site or on a first-come-first serve basis. Keep tab on our QuakeCon Twitter account  and QuakeCon Facebook page for details !

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QuakeCon 2014 moves to July!

Returning for its 19th year, North America’s largest BYOC LAN party returns to the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, TX — taking place Thursday, July 17th – Sunday, July 20th.

For regular QuakeCon attendees, you’ll immediately notice that we’ve moved the event forward by a couple weeks. As such, we’re already making this year’s room reservations at the Anatole available. Figure out your plans with friends on the QuakeCon forums and then dial 1-800-Hiltons (or visit this link) to take advantage of the $159/night special rate. Just be sure to reference QuakeCon 2014!

Moving the event ahead by a month, we’ll also be sharing updates on the event earlier than ever. Expect the first updates on registration in the coming month.

Each day of QuakeCon is packed with game presentations, contests, entertainment, announcements, panel discussions, parties and more. Come check it out for free!

We’ll keep you posted on what’s coming – here and at, as well on QuakeCon’s official Facebook and Twitter accounts.

QuakeCon pics & vids

Having a lazy Sunday? Take some time to check out photos, panels, and more from QuakeCon 2013.

The slideshow above features pics taken by our own Matt Ross during last week’s Con — everything from case mods in the BYOC to fans lining up for the weekend’s biggest events. Want more? There’s a near-endless supply of QuakeCon memories uploaded at

Next, set a aside a few hours to watch presentations given on the event main stage. Everything’s still available on, but we’ve also begun uploading them to our YouTube channel. Today we’ve uploaded:

QuakeCon 2013 Keynote Presented by John Carmack

From Sketchbook to the Big Screen | A talk by id Software’s Hugo Martin

The Physics of Light and Rendering | A Talk by John Carmack

GameTrailers’ Bonus Round with Geoff Keighley | Creating and Expanding the Virtual World 

In addition to these videos, later this week we’ll be uploading YouTube versions of our gameplay streams for both The Elder Scrolls Online and Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches.

Finally, don’t forget to visit to watch highlights from this year’s tournaments.


The Brigmore Witches – Delilah’s Paintings

Dishonored’s final add-on, The Brigmore Witches, releases next week. This week we’re showcasing jaw-dropping in-game paintings from the DLC’s main antagonist, Delilah — courtesy of  Arkane Studios’ artist/illustrator, Veronique Meignaud.

If you’re dying to know even more about Dishonored’s final DLC, check out new QuakeCon coverage from The Escapist, VG247Joystiq, EGM Now, and CVG.

QuakeCon Wrap – The Evil Within, Wolfenstein, and ESO at QuakeCon

It’s hard to believe it’s already been a week since QuakeCon. Having had a few days to recover, here’s a look at some of the coverage highlights for our unreleased games.

  • Wolfenstein’s creative director, Jens Matthies, met with GameTrailers during the show. Watch his video interview, featuring new gameplay footage, in the embed above. Learn more about The New Order in additional previews at Polygon, MachinimaThe Escapist and EGM Now.
  • Get QuakeCon reaction on The Evil Within from ScrewAttack, GamerChatter, and The Koalition.
  • Playing The Elder Scrolls Online, sites like Polygon and IGN are starting to make Skyrim comparisons after playing the game in first person. Find these previews and more in a compreshensive roundup at
  • Want more Elder Scrolls? The Escapist’s Andrea Rene shares her enthusiasm for the announcement of The Elder Scrolls Anthology. Watch her video here.

We’ll be sharing more QC highlights in the near future. Stay tuned!

QuakeCon 2013 – Steam & id Mobile Sale + Freemium Weekend of Quake Live!

Just announced at QuakeCon 2013, we’re pleased to announce that the QuakeCon Steam & id Mobile sale has begun!

From now until the end of the weekend (August 1-4) you can purchase the QuakeCon 2013 Pack, which includes more than 20 id Software and Bethesda Softworks titles, for $89.99..

This special package includes titles such as:

  • Skyrim Legendary
  • Commander Keen Complete Pack
  • Doom 3 BFG
  • Doom Classic Complete
  • Heretic/Hexen Pack
  • Quake 4
  • Quake Collection
  • Rage
  • Rage DLC Scorchers
  • Wolf Pack
  • Call of Cthulhu
  • Dishonored
  • The Knife of Dunwall
  • Dunwall City Trials
  • Fallout 3 – Game of the Year
  • Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition
  • Morrowind Game of the Year
  • Oblivion Game of the Year Deluxe

We will also be offering deals each day on individual id Software and Bethesda Softworks’ titles via Steam. Daily deals include:

Thursday: id Sale, with all id games 75% off
Friday: Fallout 3, Fallout New Vegas, and all Fallout DLC 75% off
Saturday: The Elder Scrolls Sale, with Elder Scrolls titles and DLCs selling for 40-75% off
Sunday: Dishonored, including DLC 66% off

Additionally, during QuakeCon we will be running an id Mobile sale and a free premium weekend for QuakeLive. Details below…

QuakeLive Premium Weekend

Play QuakeLive Premium from August 1st through August 4th for free! Access all premium areas and play both premium ‘Freeze Tag’ and ‘Domination’ game types. Keep an eye on the QuakeLive Facebook page and Twitter accounts for ways to win pro-level subscriptions throughout the weekend.


From August 1st – 5th, pick up items from some of your favorite id Software and Bethesda Softworks franchises from the online Bethesda Store and receive a discount of 20% off all purchases of $50 or more at

Happy shopping!