Happy 1st, ESO!

Hard to believe how fast times goes by, but today marks the first birthday for The Elder Scrolls Online!

The game has seen many improvements through regular updates and the introduction of Tamriel Unlimited, but one thing hasn’t changed: the amazing support from the game’s community. A shining example comes on the game’s first birthday — a touching community tribute put together by community member Elloa.

To the entire ZOS team and ESO fanbase, congrats on an amazing first year!

Vault Boy Tee of the Month — Fortune Finder

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It always seemed like a cool idea to have metal detector to find hidden treasures in your neighborhood. Perhaps cooler (and cheaper, and not as weird) is April’s Vault Boy Tee of the Month celebrating the Fortune Finder perk.

The shirt is on sale starting today and will be available until next Friday. After that, you’ll need a special t-shirt detector to find it in the wasteland hundreds of years from now.

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.

QuakeCon 2015: Last call for designing this year’s shirt

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Probably not a finalist… but still great!

Okay, maybe not your t-shirt, but we need your idea. To all our design-savvy QuakeCon attendees: you still have until April 10th to submit your t-shirt design for the 20th Edition of QuakeCon!

After April 10th, we will be sharing our five finalists and then allowing all of you to help us vote for the best design. Our contest winner will receive The Ultimate QuakeCon® Fan Pack * featuring a spot in the BYOC, QuakeCon® Done Quick access, and a Swag Pack!

ENTER THE QUAKECON® 2015: 20th ANNIVERSARY SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST

The Evil Within Gets Animated with “Into the Light”

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Relationships are forged on couches in the world of The Evil Within.

Knowing this, the team at Tango Gameworks made their next assignment one that focused on the life saving (or at least game saving) bond between Juli Kidman and Black Cat from the game’s first DLC.

Speaking on the project, lead concept artist Ikumi Nakamura:

“We could never have anticipated such a strong reaction to Juli Kidman and the black cat from The Assignment. So much was the outpouring of love that we took the only logical step forward from the world of Survival Horror: creating a whimsical animated feature around these two characters in The Evil Within: Into the Light!”

For a first look at Into The Light, which connects the storylines of The Assignment and The Consequence, check out our imgur slideshow below.

The Evil Within: Into the Light

Skyrim Modding Interview – Pirates of Skyrim’s BigBizkit

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Yar really going to like our newest modding interview. This week we talk to BigBizkit, responsible for the popular Pirates of Skyrim mod.

What you do for a living?

Pirating.

What pirate fiction would you say most influenced your project?

Well, it is not so much fiction per se but I really like to think of the golden age of exploration as a source of inspiration. The times when people would set sail not just to get to places, but to actually go out and look for places and routes that have not been discovered yet (by Europeans). The times when seafaring nations like the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain used to be world powers because of their naval prowess. Other than that, there is also this series of blockbuster movies… there are currently four and a fifth one is in the making. I will not say anything about the quality of the movies, but they surely did have an impact on how pirates are viewed. As for games, a great source of inspiration is and has always been the eternal classic “Monkey Island” especially the first and second part. Oh, and there is also this fairly recent game with “black flag” in the title… you’ve probably never heard of it.

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The Consequence is Coming in April

If you’ve already completed part 1 of Juli Kidman’s adventure and are dying to know what happens next, and we’re happy to inform you won’t have to wait long to see her story through.

The Consequence will release on Tuesday, April 21st on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC (Note: European PlayStation players will be able to download on Wednesday, April 22nd).

Since it’s only been a couple weeks since The Assignment released, we don’t want to spoil too much of what’s happening next — there would assuredly be consequences for that. Instead, we’ve created a brief teaser of the madness Kidman will soon encounter.

For more on The Evil Within’s DLC, keep your eyes peeled for updates as we creep nearer to April 21st. You can find out more on The Evil Within and it’s DLC by visiting theevilwithin.com or by visiting Facebook, or following @theevilwithin on Twitter & Instagram.

Bethesda TwitchWorks Returns to Castle Wolfenstein

Our newly-announced standalone prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order, The Old Blood, brings fans back to a familiar locale — Castle Wolfenstein! But before you return to Castle Wolfenstein, we’re going to play Return to Castle Wolfenstein (RTCW)– the 2001 classic. Confused… hmmm… moving on.

In RTCW, BJ’s breakin’ out of the dungeon to hunt down and stop Heinrich Himmler, facing zombies and freakish experiments along the way. Return to Castle Wolfenstein with us this Friday at 4pm ET only on Twitch.TV/Bethesda.

And before we return to Return to Castle Wolfenstein, you can see Part One & Part Two of the PAX East gameplay reveal of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood on YouTube.com/BethesdaSoftworks.