The Elder Scrolls’ Music Returns to the Classic FM Hall of Fame

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For the fourth year in a row, Jeremy Soule’s music to The Elder Scrolls series has made the Classic FM Hall of Fame top 300 – the world’s biggest poll of classical music tastes. Ranked 11th overall (just behind Beethoven’s Symphony No.6 in F major Op.68), it’s a huge honor for The Elder Scrolls franchise and a testament of the amazing fans of the series.

Thanks to all the fans that voted!

Bethesda TwitchWorks: Dark Brotherhood Retribution!

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Suffering from a major upset that was running out of lockpicks during his first run of The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion’s Dark Brotherhood, Gstaff has decided to make a triumphant comeback! We may not have a colorful training montage set to “Eye of the Tiger”, but what we lack in montages we make up for in fortitude and a thirst for Dark Brotherhood acceptance (maybe that’s being hopeful).

Be there or be square this Friday at 4pm ET for our dramatic return to The Dark Brotherhood in The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion only on Twitch.TV/Bethesda.

ESO Gear for Your Unlimited Tamriel Travels

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With this week’s release of Tamriel Unlimited on PC/Mac, here’s a quick reminder of some desk-side companions for your journeys.

Up first, we have an all-new plush Bull Netch. We know, it’s not made from 100% Netch leather, but we thought the adjustable tentacles would make up for it.

Additionally, we wanted to provide a reminder of upcoming books you’ll want to check out during gameplay breaks. You can pre-purchase both The Elder Scrolls Online: Tales of Tamriel, Vol. 1 – The Land and The Skyrim Library, Vol. 1: The Histories — arriving in April and June, respectively.

Skyrim Mods goes Live in London

Last weekend hosted the very first live edition of Gamespot’s Top 5 Skyrim Mods of the Week show. Over 100 fans came from far and wide to pack out London’s Loading bar – one US resident even crossing the Atlantic to be at the special show – where they were treated to an evening of Skyrum (heh!) cocktails, sweetrolls, prizes and, of course, plenty of new Skyrim mods.

Regular hosts Cam and Seb, along with special guest companion Dovahbear, kept the crowd entertained with a predictably madcap mix of cheese-based Dragon Shouts and giant, exploding chickens, but mostly it was a great chance for members of the community to meet up, enjoy the game and quiz the hosts on how the show is made.

If you weren’t able to get to the event you can view it online here or at www.gamespot.com or check out some of the pictures from the event in the gallery below.

Bethesda TwitchWorks: The Dark Brotherhood Awaits

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This week’s TwitchWorks will focus on a dark secret that I’ve rarely shared — that I’ve never actually played Oblivion’s Dark Brotherhood questline. Tune in at 4 pm est tomorrow to see the adventures, struggles (I’m not a mouse/keyboard guy), and raw emotions of finally playing Oblivion’s most talked about questline. Follow Twitch.TV/Bethesda to get alerted when we start broadcasting.

Oh yeah — you’ll also have a chance to win a few prizes, including a copy of The Elder Scrolls Anthology signed BGS’ Emil Pagliarulo — the man in charge of the Dark Brotherhood questline.

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Bethesda TwitchWorks: Glory and Goats in Skyrim

IMG_1275We’re going live with Skyrim once more for our new TwitchWorks episode. Our Northern Overlord dark elf, Alabaster is not finished with his romps through the chill lands just yet. This time we’re trying out some new mods including one that turns him into a goat!

Join Alabaster and us once more as we adventure onward in Skyrim – happening tomorrow (that’s Friday 1/23) at 4pm EST only on Twitch.TV/Bethesda.

Classic FM Hall of Fame is Back For 2015

Back for 2015, it’s the Classic FM Hall of Fame! As you may recall from previous years, a few familiar fan favorites have been decorating the chart. Jeremy Soule and Inon Zur need your votes to maintain their hold on the Hall of Fame. Shouldn’t every classical music fan get a chance to feel like the Dragonborn with Skyrim’s epic soundtrack? Or have the sense of wonder and terror that only Fallout 3’s Capital Wasteland can offer?

Cast your vote for Tamriel-favorite, Jeremy Soule and Wasteland darling, Inon Zur by traveling to Classic FM’s Hall of Fame, and following the directions located on the bottom of the page. Voting runs through the end of February — so don’t forget to show your support!

Ghost of Christmas Card Past

Big thanks to the retro game-collecting crew at n0w.co for sending a special Christmas gift — a mint 1996 Bethesda Christmas card highlighting the release of The Elder Scrolls Chapter 2: Daggerfall.

Nearly 20 years old, only a select few folks (including Todd) were around when these cards went out. Almost as scarce is finding people that recall the use of Bad Dog — the unofficially official mascot of Bethesda back then. Maybe I can talk to Pete about bringing him back. :)

See our cards from this millennium in the slideshow below.

Show your Daedric Side with the Shrine of Malacath

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Beginning today on GamingHeads.com & the Official Bethesda Store, you can purchase the newest collectible statue from The Elder Scrolls — The Shrine of Malacath. The third statue in our Elder Scrolls ‘Shrine Series’, the statue can be summoned to your home next year in exchange for 25 lbs of troll fat. for $209.99 (exclusive faux bronze finish) or $199.99 (regular edition).

Order the exclusive edition (limited to 350 pieces worldwide) on GamingHeads.com or the regular edition there or at store.bethsoft.com.

Friday Fan Art: It’s Wall Good

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We’ve rounded up some of the best artwork and cosplay we’ve seen throughout the week. There’s a bit of variety to satisfy all your gaming needs as we’ve seen incredible works from Skyrim, Morrowind, DOOM, and Fallout: New Vegas!

You can pass along your favorite photos, inkworks, costumes, and customizations by sending an email to bethblog@bethsoft.com or by using the #BethesdArt hashtag. Have a great weekend!