ESO Update

As you enjoy your weekend, don’t forget to check out this week’s highlights from ElderScrollsOnline.com!

Longtime fans of TES will remember the Ogrim from Morrowind. These Daedra return in ESO, and the embed above give you a first look at their return. To learn more how ZeniMax Online Studios brought this memorable monster back to life, read the feature here.

Additional highlights this week include:

Around the web

As you ready for the weekend, spend your last working hours checking out some favorite links across the web.

We start with YouTube creator timtimfed’s impressive live-action, side-scrolling tribute to Dishonored. Love the Possession references :p

If Corvo played video games, it would be: 1) odd and 2) most definitely with this Dishonored-themed controller from Devin Smith. See more at EndofLineDesigns.com.

Speaking of Dishonored, we’re just over a week away from the release of The Knife of Dunwall. To kill time (or non-lethally wait), read these articles…

  • Facebook – Today we’ve posted the achievement/trophy images for The Knife of Dunwall.
  • Shacknews – Knife of Dunwall Creative Director Ricardo Bare reveals how playing as a new character (Daud) means new gameplay elements for the player.
  • Polygon – Learn how Dishonored’s game’s Art Director, Sebastien Mitton, changed the game’s art style from its original concept — set in feudal Japan.

MMOving to The Elder Scrolls Online, new highlights on the game’s official site include:

And as a parting shot for this roundup, we share the greatest LEGO-made Pip-Boy 3000 ever — spotted at DVICE.com.

Lego Maniac!

PAX East Recap: Photos!

PAX East was awesome!  In the slideshow above, check out some of our weekend highlights — including our booth, The Elder Scrolls Food Truck, and our special community event: The 347th Annual Tamriel Beer Garden.

To everyone that came, thanks for making this year’s PAX East so memorable.

For more photos from the event, be sure to check out the newly-opened Pinterest page for The Elder Scrolls Online. You can also catch the latest highlights on for ESO at elderscrollsonline.com.

ESO Roundup

Gaming press from around the globe visited ZeniMax Online Studios last week to play/learn more about The Elder Scrolls Online. Beginning this week, their impressions are making their way online.

In their second hands-on with the game, MMORPG.com has posted several new articles — including coverage of first-person controlsquestingcraftingAvA/PvP, playing as a sorcerer, and a new interview with Paul Sage.

At Destructoid, Chris Carter reports that the game’s plans for a fully-functioning first person mode looks “… extremely impressive, to the point where it looked like they were playing Oblivion and Skyrim at times.” In a separate article, Carter declares the game “a welcome hybrid of old and new school MMO mechanics” and shares the following thoughts on the game’s distinct Elder Scrolls feel:

“As the developers at Zenimax were showing off the game, you could tell that they really cared about the history of the Elder Scrolls franchise. It was clear after playing it for an extended period of time that there will be lots of lore here to uncover; perhaps more than any other Elder Scrolls game before it.”

For much, much more coverage on the game, hit the jump below…

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PAX East: Special Gathering for all Citizens of Tamriel

As noted last week, we’ll be at hand at PAX East letting fans play The Elder Scrolls Online for the very first time. Additionally, we like to extend you an invite to the 347th Tamriel Beer Garden — taking place Saturday, March 23rd at the Castle Meeting Space in downtown Boston.

Running from 6:00 – 11:00 pm, we encourage fans of The Elder Scrolls to gather for themed food and drinks, music, merchants, cool giveaways, and more. And if you didn’t get your PAX tickets before the event sold out, the event will be your first chance to play The Elder Scrolls Online.

For more details on our PAX East activities, including the latest stop for the ESO Food Truck, visit ElderScrollsOnline.com.

Answering ESO Combat Questions

Today’s update to ElderScrollsOnline.com includes an ‘Ask Us Anything’ focusing on the game’s combat. Keyboard controls, soft targeting, and whether or not dedicated tanks and healers are required for an raids are discussed.

Below is but a sampling of the extensive Q&A:

In the introduction video you say that you can start with PvP at an early level. Will you be able to level up through PvP? – By Jan Schuh

Yes, currently you can start leveling via PvP in Cyrodiil at level 10.

Visit ElderScrollsOnline.com to learn more.

The Elder Scrolls Online Descends on Boston for PAX East (Updated)

Update: In addition to the panels listed below, Arkane Studios’ own Ricardo Bare will be participating in a panel titled “Narrative Design – telling stories without words” on Saturday, March 23rd from 8:00-9:00 pm in the Wyvern theater.

Kicking off this year’s convention season, The Elder Scrolls Online will be at PAX East (March 22-24) in Boston, Massachusetts. Visit us at the Bethesda booth to chat with members of the Dev Team, play The Elder Scrolls Online, and get your hands on some unique ESO items, including a free ourboros t-shirt and three purchasable Alliance t-shirts.

In addition, Matt Firor, Pete Hines, and I will be appearing on panels during the event.

‘Future of Online Games’ feat. Matt Firor — Friday, March 22nd from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Naga Theater

‘Community: The Most Important Bullet Point Not on the Box’ feat. Matt Grandstaff — Friday, March 22nd from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in the Wyvern Theater

‘Get Hired in Video Games Marketing’ feat. Pete Hines — Friday, March 22nd from 1:00-2:00 pm in the Arachnid Theater

We’ll be sharing more (awesome) details about our plans for PAX East — stay tuned, and we hope to see you there!