This week on the NVIDIA GeForce Facebook page, fans have an opportunity to win one of seven The Evil Within posters — signed by Shinji Mikami (center, Game Director), Naoki Katakai (right, Art Director), and Masato Kimura (left, Producer) — as part of their 14 Days of GeForce sweepstakes.
In addition to the posters, one lucky winner will receive a MAINGEAR Rush PC powered by a EVGA GeForce GTX 780, while two others will win the GeForce GTX 780 card.
Finally, if you haven’t gotten around to watching our first gameplay stream, we’ve uploaded the 30 minute QuakeCon playthrough on the ZeniMax Online Studios’ YouTube Channel. After watching, be sure to read the latest Ask Us Anything, which answers fan questions about the stream.
It’s hard to believe it’s already been a week since QuakeCon. Having had a few days to recover, here’s a look at some of the coverage highlights for our unreleased games.
Wolfenstein’s creative director, Jens Matthies, met with GameTrailers during the show. Watch his video interview, featuring new gameplay footage, in the embed above. Learn more about The New Order in additional previews at Polygon, Machinima, The Escapist and EGM Now.
Playing The Elder Scrolls Online, sites like Polygon and IGN are starting to make Skyrim comparisons after playing the game in first person. Find these previews and more in a compreshensive roundup at elderscrollsonline.com.
Want more Elder Scrolls? The Escapist’s Andrea Rene shares her enthusiasm for the announcement of The Elder Scrolls Anthology. Watch her video here.
We’ll be sharing more QC highlights in the near future. Stay tuned!
The return of Peace, Love, and Rockets is nearly here!
Today we’re exactly three weeks from the kickoff of QuakeCon 2013 and excited to share updated details on the 18th running of North America’s largest LAN event. Read on for more on our keynote, presentations, panel, and exhibit hall sponsors.
As has become tradition, the first day of QuakeCon will feature a keynote address from the legendary John Carmack, id Software’s co-founder and technical director.
Along with John’s keynote, this year’s QuakeCon will feature the first public gameplay presentations for The Elder Scrolls Online, Wolfenstein: The New Order and The Evil Within — plus a special panel featuring Dishonored’s Raphael Colantonio, Ricardo Bare and Seth Shain. These events will all take place on the show’s Ventrilo Main Stage. Additionally, attendees will be able to play The Elder Scrolls Online, Wolfenstein, and Dishonored’s final game add-on, The Brigmore Witches, in the QuakeCon exhibit hall.
The Elder Scrolls Online, the next chapter in the award-winning series and the first to bring the legendary experience online, Wolfenstein: The New Order, a reimagining of the popular shooter franchise developed by MachineGames, and Dishonored: Brigmore Witches, the third add-on pack for Arkane Studios’ critically-acclaimed first-person action game, will all be playable at the show.
One week after the last day of E3, there’s still plenty of buzz from our 2013 lineup. Before checking in on the latest news for The Evil Within, check out our new imgur album featuring E3 photos from last week Lots of fun memories!
Back to the games, here’s the latest on Tango Gameworks’ survival horror game coming next year. During the show, Team Tango demoed the game every hour… so there’s plenty to to share.
Gamespot — Watch Pete Hines interview filmed live from Gamespot’s E3 command center.
Giant Bomb — Patrick Klepek puts on his reporter hat and talks survival horror with Shinji Mikami.
NZ Gamer — “All of this was delivered by way of the grimy, dirty aesthetic of the game, and compounded by a claustrophobic level design and some truly disturbing experiences.”
Forbes — “The demo included everything one would expect from classic survival horror combined with top-notch graphics and audio. If the demo is any indicator, The Evil Within is shaping up to be a dark room delight.”
Denkiphile — “The feeling of powerlessness here is something that gamers have been pining for. Something that all survival horror games have been lacking as of late.”
TechnoBuffalo — “The gruesome character models, unsettling atmosphere, and copious amounts of gore are already enough to make one shiver. Given the history of Shinji Mikami’s skill with spooks and Bethesda’s knack for immersion, this added layer of uncertainty might just make this the scariest game ever created.”
Exophase — “Survival horror fans should take note of The Evil Within, it’s shaping up to be one of the most satisfying entries in the genre to date.”
Explosion — “It simply looks fantastic. I can’t wait for it.”
CV-Games — “The Evil Within could really be the next version of Resident Evil with the way things are looking. However, I applaud Mikami for branching out and trying to create a new IP, with new ideas, and a new cast and backstory.”
More E3 coverage to come, including a preview roundup for Wolfenstein tomorrow.
With E3 riding into the sunset, we’re beginning to see various sites announce their ‘Best of E3′ Awards. As you’ll see below, we’ve already received plenty of accolades for our 2013 lineup: The Elder Scrolls Online, The Evil Within, and Wolfenstein: The New Order.
Best award? The early nominee has to be winning ‘Best Overall Carpet of E3 2013′ from the always hilarious Yogscast. Scrub ahead to the 5:10 mark of the video above to watch Pete Hines graciously accepts the awards.
What awards and nominations have us feeling like we’re walking on air soft carpet? Check out the list below….
The Elder Scrolls Online
Game Critics Awards – Winner of ‘Best RPG’. Also nominated for ‘Best PC Game’ and ‘Best Online Multiplayer’.
IGN – Winner of ‘Best MMO’. Also nominated for ‘Best PlayStation 4 Game’, ‘Best PC Game’, and ‘Best MMO’
E3 continues on and GameTrailers has given us a first look at The Evil Within’s chilling atmosphere (see above).
To learn more about what people are saying about Shinji Mikami’s terrifying new entry in the world of survival horror, read our preview roundup below.
The Guardian — “The Evil Within is perfectly paced, oscillating between nail-biting chase scenes and giant horrific spectacle, such as when Castellanos wanders outside the hospital to find that its grounds suhave become an island cut adrift from the rest of the world.”
The Escapist – “Shinji Mikami, creator of Resident Evil, however, hopes to reclaim his place at the top of the survival horror food chain by ‘taking survival horror back to its original roots.’ What these roots are, exactly, wasn’t made clear, but from what we saw in the The Evil Within demo, he’s off to a good start.”
Just Push Start – “Based on what was shown, The Evil Within conveys the survival horror that we’ve all been waiting for.”
Xbox360 Achievements – “And large multi-limbed spider-like humanoids jump out of a corpse… yeah, it looks like it’s going to get a little weird and wild, and where better to end the demo than at that point.”
USA Today — “This is where the hands-off demo gets incredibly intense. A giant, masked man — splotches of blood covering his body — wielding a chainsaw starts chasing Sebastian through sections of the asylum.”
Destructoid – “Looks promising as heck, at any rate, and that art style is simply distressing. Love that.”
EGM – “From what I’ve seen of it so far, I’m definitely excited for The Evil Within…”
Leviathyn – “Well, being that it’s E3 and that we’re being treated to a deluge of games and interviews, we’ve finally had a look at and learned more details about The Evil Within. And yes, you should be excited.”
BeefJack – “Everything about The Evil Within made me feel like I was back in the cold, zombified arms of Resident Evil 1 or 2 – a great feeling in my book. “
E3 week is here! With so much happening this week, we’ve attached the current schedule of when you can catch live interviews and presentations for The Elder Scrolls Online, The Evil Within, and Wolfenstein: The New Order
All times PST and subject to change. To get the latest during E3, be sure to follow @bethblog on Twitter.