Weekend Update: RAGE, Skyrim, Hunted, and Prey 2

While our BFG event was more than two weeks ago, there’s plenty of new coverage to share for RAGE, Skyrim, Prey 2, and Hunted.

Don’t miss last Friday’s GTTV episode, which featured a new Skyrim interview with Todd Howard, as well as a first look at RAGE’s Subway Town. Catch both segments at GameTrailers.com.

If podcasts are your thing, Giant Bomb has 40 minutes of discussion on Skyrim, RAGE, and Prey 2. While I highly recommend the entire podcast, the BFG coverage starts just before the 50-minute mark. Elsewhere, Shacknews’ Garnett Lee shares his Skyrim impressions in episode 57 of Weekend Confirmed (scan ahead to the 33:25 mark of the podcast), and also divulges on why he’s so excited for RAGE in episode 58. Head to iTunes to download all three podcasts.

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Press Event Recap (Updated)

As we continue to see new coverage from last week’s BFG event, we’ll continue update our recaps posted yesterday. Feel free to use this post as your portal to the latest updates, and while you’re at it, check out the screenshots we released online.

Update: Links have been updated as of 4/21 at 10:30 PM EST

New gameplay video, multiplayer details, and more for RAGE

Following roundups for Skyrim and Brink, Mr. Breckon has handed off the BFG baton to me. Up first, I’ve got you covered on the latest news for RAGE — with Hunted and Prey 2 just around the bend.

On top of announcing the game’s Anarchy Edition (available now with your pre-order of the game), today we released a breathtaking, five-minute gameplay video showcasing Dead City. Watch it above, and then check out the these sites for new previews, screenshots, and interviews:

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The early bird gets the double-barrel shotgun

Today we’re excited to announce that if you pre-order RAGE, you’ll automatically get upgraded to the Anarchy Edition, which adds four downloadable in-game items to your post-apocalyptic arsenal. The items include…

  • A Double Barrel Shotgun
  • Crimson Elite Armor
  • Fists of RAGE
  • Rat Rod Buggy

All four items are exclusive to the Anarchy Edition — available in the US and Canada with your pre-order from GameStop, Amazon.com, Steam, or Direct2Drive. For folks pre-ordering in Europe, we’ll have more details soon.

In case you’ve been under a meteor or sleeping in an ark, RAGE releases on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on September 13th (September 16th for Europe).

The Top 10 Most Vile Roundups

Let’s get one thing straight: Clavicus Vile (pictured above, kickin’ it) is the most outrageous and excellent Elder Scrolls god, and there’s really no arguing to be done. That said, if you somehow feel differently, IGN has their own opinion in a new “Top 10 Gods of The Elder Scrolls” article. Vile believers: don’t believe their lies.

A few more tidbits from around the web:

Weekend Update: New videos for RAGE & Brink at GTTV

Hope everyone’s having a great weekend. We’re here to make things even better with new videos for both RAGE and Brink — courtesy of GameTrailers.com. To get you started, watch their new video on RAGE’s weapons above. And at their website, you can check out a Geoff Keighley’s PAX East interview with Brink’s game director, Paul Wedgwood.

Elsewhere, check out news on our games at these sites:

  • 1Up discusses what they know and want from Skyrim
  • Props to our Marketing team for winning big at the MI6 awards. Our friends at AKQA received the gold award for Best Online Advertising for Fallout: New Vegas, while work for Brink received a Silver Award for Best Key Art.
  • Obnoxious Gamer includes Brink in their “Four Must-Have Games for the Xbox 360 in 2011″
  • RipTen interviews Splash Damage’s Paul Wedgwood and Ed Stern and brings along quadriplegic gamer Chuck Bittner. Learn how all three, especially Chuck, are big advocates of button re-mapping. It was great seeing Chuck have fun with Brink at PAX East. Watch the interview here.