Rage scores five Game Critics Awards nominations; New Vegas up for Best RPG

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This morning the judges for the Game Critics Awards announced this year’s Best of E3 2010 nominations, and we’re excited to share that RAGE scored the most nominations with five. The game was nominated in the following categories:

  • Best of Show
  • Best Original Game
  • Best Console Game
  • Best PC Game
  • Best Action Game

Additionally, Fallout: New Vegas, captured a nomination for Best Role Playing Game.

Winners of this year’s Game Critics Awards will be announced next Tuesday, July 6th.

Brink, New Vegas up for Golden Joystick for “One to Watch”

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Voting for this year’s Golden Joystick Awards has been narrowed down and both Fallout: New Vegas and Brink are up for this year’s One to Watch Award. To vote for these games (or any of your other favorites), head to the Official Site for the Golden Joysticks.

Feel empowered and want to vote more? Voting for Voodoo Extreme’s E3 2010 Reader’s Choice Awards is ongoing — with Fallout: New Vegas up for Best RPG, Brink and RAGE up for Best First Person Action Game, while all four of our titles (Hunted, RAGE, Brink, and Fallout: New Vegas) are up for Best Overall Game.

RAGE wins two Best of E3 Awards at X-Play

Over at G4TV.com, they’ve announced the winners of X-Play’s Best of E3 2010. RAGE came away as a winner in two categories, Best Shooter and Best-Platform Game, while capturing runner-up for Game of Show.

Additionally, Fallout: New Vegas received runner-up accolades in the Best RPG category and Brink was runner-up in the Best Trailer Category.

The Community Management staff is keeping their eyes for all coverage coming out of E3… stay tuned for more updates.

RAGE E3 Roundup: Awards and Accolades (Updated)

RAGE made quite the splash at this year’s E3, garnering game-of-the-show awards and plenty of positive impressions from the gaming press.

We’ve corralled a large portion of these links for your digestion, including tons of gameplay footage and detailed previews. Check it all out below:

IGN Gameplay Footage, Impressions: “It sounded pretty good to most of us at IGN that saw it, winning game of the show for E3 2010.”

GameTrailers: Stage Walkthrough Part 1, Part 2, Interview

G4TV Gameplay Footage

1UP Stage Demo

GameSpot Live Demo

VentureBeat: “it truly looks like a next-generation game, as if somebody came out with a new game console and only id got to make a game for it.”

The New York Times: “There is no doubt that Rage will be one of next year’s biggest games.”

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E3 Week: RAGE, Fallout: New Vegas capture Best of E3 Awards at IGN

IGN has announced their Best of E3 Awards for 2010 and both RAGE and Fallout: New Vegas came away as winners. RAGE won “Best Overall Game” and “Best Shooter,” while Fallout: New Vegas took top honors in the “Best RPG” category.

Watch the video above to see Tim Willits, Creative Director for RAGE, receive the Best Overall Game award.

E3 Round-up Part 1: Video Walkthroughs

E3 may be over, but videos and previews are still going up, and there’s already a mountain of coverage out there for Fallout: New Vegas, Hunted, RAGE and Brink.

We’ll be sorting through all of it in the next few days, but before we jump on planes, here is just some of the video coverage that has now made its way to the internet for convenient viewing. Feel free to share any other links you’ve spotted in the comments — we’ll add them to the post as we find them.

G4TV

GameTrailers

IGN

GameSpot

E3 Week: Watch live demos of RAGE, Fallout and Brink

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The best E3 events are the ones that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own television seat. That makes this week pretty fantastic, as all of our games will be getting live-streamed across two separate networks at some point.

G4 streamed their demo of Hunted yesterday, and today they take a live look at Fallout: New Vegas, planned for airtime around 5pm. They’ll be back again on Wednesday for a taste of id’s stunning shooter RAGE at 2:30pm.

GameTrailers TV takes its tour on Thursday, with live demos of RAGE, Fallout: New Vegas and Brink airing consecutively around 3pm.

There’s a lot to keep track of on top of that, but we’ll keep you updated with airtimes via Twitter and Facebook. And if you miss the shows, we’ll post any footage on Bethblog as it becomes available.

Update: Also be on the lookout for video coverage at IGN. On Wednesday, they’ve scheduled times to look at Hunted, New Vegas, and Brink. Tune in again on Thursday for RAGE. Check out the full schedule here.

On Newsstands: RAGE and New Vegas

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Quick update on some magazines you might want to check out. From our UK offices, we found out about the two above covers. The current issue of PC Play (Croatia) features a cover story on RAGE. Game Republic in Italy, meanwhile, has a brand new cover story on Fallout: New Vegas.

Stateside, I found some interesting coverage reading some of the latest magazines to hit my desk. Both PlayStation: The Official Magazine and OXM have new previews for RAGE in their July issues.

Finally, the July issue of GamePro has a section called “Snapshot,” which takes a closer look at a given screenshot, and this time around it’s for Fallout: New Vegas. Those that checked out our New Vegas Fan Interview will definitely be interested in seeing this exclusive screenshot featuring a Nightkin.

Around the web: Pre-E3 Edition

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With E3 next week (!!!), and already there’s several sites already looking forward to the Bethesda Softworks’ games they’ll be seeing next week.

  • VentureBeat lists RAGE as their #1 Most Anticipated Game of the Show.
  • GamePro has New Vegas in their Games of E3 feature.
  • GamesRadar has Hunted: The Demon’s Forge as one of their games to watch.
  • USA Today Game Hunters looks ahead to Fallout: New Vegas, RAGE, and Brink.
  • In preparation for the show, Kotaku puts Hunted and Fallout: New Vegas in their list of RPGs, while including RAGE and Brink in their list of FPS games.
  • 411Mania predicts Fallout: New Vegas will look “absolutely insane”, while GameFancier ranks the game as one of the top 10 titles for the show.
  • Strategy Informer has a pre-E3 preview up for RAGE.
  • EmpireStateGamer interviews Brink Creative Director Richard Ham.

The last two weeks on Giant Bomb’s Bombcast (June 1st & June 8th) feature discussion on our recent release of DOOM II on Xbox LIVE Arcade. To listen in the the discussion, tune in at the four-minute mark for the June 1st episode, and fast forward to the 42-minute mark on the June 8th episode.

For reviews on DOOM II, check out reviews at the following sites.

Finally, don’t forget to watch GameTrailers TV tonight at 11PM to see the premiere of our E3 2010 trailer for Fallout: New Vegas.

Have a great weekend!

The Bethesda E3 2010 Lineup: We’re going to need a bigger booth

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E3 is the biggest gaming showcase of the year, and as that headline suggests, our just-announced 2010 lineup is appropriately loaded with big video games.

Brink, RAGE, Hunted and Fallout: New Vegas will all be making appearances during this year’s show, set to run from June 15-17 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Of course, we’ll be there bringing you every inside scoop we can get our hands on. Expect a steady stream of behind-the-scenes blogs, and maybe even a few interviews. Stay tuned for more details in the coming days.