While many of us are in Dallas this weekend for QuakeCon, Skyrim’s Lead Environmental Artist, Noah Berry, and Visual Effects Artist, Mark Teare, will be discussing Skyrim’s Effects at the Los Angeles Film School tomorrow at noon.
This is a free event for students on a first come, first serve basis.
Get more details on the LA Film School website.
Join acclaimed game reviewer Conan O’Brien on his journey through Skyrim. Want more Skyrim on Conan? Check out this video from last moth.
We are not satisfied yet with Dawnguard’s performance on the PS3. We would like for everyone to have a chance to play Dawnguard, but we aren’t going to release it for PS3 knowing that some people’s experience in Skyrim will be worse. We do everything we can to have our content available to all; from our free updates, to user mods, to paid DLC. We’re as disappointed as our fans when that isn’t the case, but we’ll continue to push for that reality.
In a press release released at QuakeCon, we’ve announced that Symbiote Studios (makers of our QuakeCon Swag Pack figurine), are releasing a Dragonborn figure – inspired by The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim keyart. Full details in the press release below…
SYMBIOTE STUDIOS TO CREATE STYLIZED VINYL TOYS BASED ON BETHESDA SOFTWORKS’ AWARD-WINNING FRANCHISES
Tucson, Arizona (August 1, 2012) Symbiote Studios LLC, a leading manufacturer and distributor of a broad range of toys and high-end collectibles, has received rights to create stylized vinyl toys based on Bethesda’s award-winning franchises, including The Elder Scrolls®, Dishonored™, DOOM®, Fallout®, andQUAKE®.
“We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with Bethesda,” said Joseph Reiter, CEO of Symbiote Studios. “We will give our utmost respect and attention to crafting the characters found in their video games.”
QuakeCon® 2012 attendees that ordered the QuakeCon “Swag Pack” will receive Symbiote’s first creation for Bethesda, an exclusive QuakeCon figurine.
Symbiote is also creating a Dragonborn™ figure, inspired by The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim®. The Dragonborn figure, which will retail for $9.99, will be available this Fall. Pre-orders for the figurine can be made in-person at Symbiote’s booth at QuakeCon, or online via Symbiote’s official website, http://www.symbiotestudios.com.
QuakeCon 2012 Figurine
Skyrim’s 1.7 title update is now out of beta and available to all Steam users. Simply load up Skyrim on Steam and you’ll get the update.
For those on consoles, the current plan is to submit the update to console manufacturers this week. As soon as it’s available, we’ll let you know.
To celebrate the release of Dawnguard, our UK office is giving folks a chance to win a custom Skyrim Xbox 360 with Kinect. For full details on how to participate, be sure to check out the contest rules after the break.
Not in the UK? Visit our German, French, and Spanish Bethesda Blog pages for contest rules in those countries.
Contest rules after the break…
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Today on Steam you can grab the Beta version of the 1.7 title update. In addition to Steam, the update is planned for release on Xbox 360 and PS3 — we’ll provide more details as soon as possible. Specific to PS3 players, features included in the 1.6 title update, including Mounted Combat, will be rolled into 1.7.
Release notes below:
Update 1.7 (all platforms unless specified)
- General memory and stability optimizations
- Fixed crash related to new water shaders
- Fixed rare crash related to dragon landings
- Fixed logic error with loading screens from add-ons (Xbox 360)
- Using vampiric grip and swimming no longer prevents swimming animation from playing afterwards
- Improved recognition with Kinect voice commands (Xbox 360)
- Kinect-enabled dragon language shouts for French, German, Italian and Spanish work properly (Xbox 360)
- Fixed issue with Dawnguard Kinect-enabled dragon shouts for French, German, Italian and Spanish (Xbox 360)
To provide feedback on the beta update, use our beta forum.
After the break, get details on how to participate in the Steam Beta.
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If you haven’t bookmarked Duncan Harris’ uber-awesome screenshot site, Dead End Thrills, we recommend you do so now. One of my personal favorites is the one above, titled Castle Rock, which he created uses the following method:
Tools and tricks: official HD texture patch, customised Cinematic Lighting ENB wrapper, antialiasing (injected FXAA w/ texture pre-sharpening), mods (Realistic Water Textures, Better Dynamic Snow, Vurts Flora Overhaul, Lush Trees, Lush Grass, customised RAN’s Type-A HeadMesh, Better Females by Bella, Director’s Tools, Xenius Character Enhancement, miscellaneous mesh work), free camera, time stop, time and weather control, custom FOV.
Not all of Duncan’s screens use tricks. Earlier in the year, Duncan captured Dishonored screenshots for us. He recounts the experience here
on his site.
Shout out to *DrFaustusAU on DeviantArt for this Dr. Seuss-inspired fan art!
The latest episode of the Bethesda Podcast goes behind the scenes with the team at Bethesda Game Studios to learn more about the latest DLC for Skyrim, Dawnguard.
Warning: minor story beats are discussed, so if you haven’t played Dawnguard and like to remain 100% fresh, bookmark for later listening.
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