Update: For retrospective pieces on DOOM, be sure to visit Games Radar, Polygon, Wired, IGN, Eurogamer, and The Verge.
Hard to believe, but today marks the 20th anniversary of DOOM’s original PC release. To help celebrate, we’re sharing some of our favorite DOOM community creations, DOOM memories from the team at id Software, and for one day only, you can purchase a commemorative anniversary t-shirt on the Official Bethesda Store.
Want to share your memories? Post in the comments below or include #DOOMemories on Twitter.
Tim Willits — “DOOM is the sole reason I am in the video game industry. I remember downloading the game, without knowing much about it, playing it, and then having the game consume most of my life for two years — until id Software hired me!
For me, the greatest thing about DOOM was the ability to create and play my own levels. The limitless possibilities of what I could do in the game fascinated me so much that the entire direction of my life changed. I knew, after creating my first DOOM level, that the only thing I wanted to do in my life was make video games. And to this day, I still feel very blessed and a little amazed that I work at id Software and that I have had the chance to shape the DOOM franchise.
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Answers to your questions about progression in The Elder Scrolls Online are here. Learn more about skills, ability morphing, and more.
As we close in on the the end of the year, there’s plenty of new items — big and small — that will be make the perfect gift for your loved ones… even if that loved one is yourself.
By the Nine… we have a Talos Shrine! Beginning this week, you can pre-order the limited-edition Shrine of Talos statue — available both at the Official Bethesda Store and in regular & exclusive edition flavors at GamingHeads.com. The statue is 1/6 scale of the statue in game, and you don’t need Dragon bones or scales to build it. Oh, and did we mention this is just the first in a new collection of Elder Scrolls shrines? More to come in 2014.
Being that it’s the end of the year, it’s time for the final 2013 Vault Boy Tee of the Month. We’re putting the L in SPECIAL with the release of the Luck tee. This limited-run shirt will be available until next Friday, both on the Official Bethesda Store and our European lvlp store — so order now.
Finally, it celebration of Dishonored’s VGX nomination for Best DLC, Treehouse is running a special sale this weekend on any purchases over $50. Save on our assortment of Dishonored items, or other new items — like the leather messenger bag and wallet for Skyrim.
Have a great weekend!
Visit elderscrollsonline.com to get a closer look at one of the key progression systems in The Elder Scrolls Online.
Watch the newest ESO video to learn more about how your character will grow as you adventure through Tamriel.
Starting today at 2 PM EST, catch an hour presentation of the Skyrim mash-up for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition. During the presentation, codes for the add-on will be given away in the chat session.
Visit Twitch.TV/MicrosoftStudios at 2PM EST to watch.
We end this week with most of us devouring food and spending time with family. Stay warm and Happy Thanksgiving!
We are pleased to announce the new website for BattleCry Studios! The new site offers a background of the new studio as well as easy access to available job openings in Austin, Texas. Once you’ve explored the site, head over to their new Facebook and Twitter to get the jump on the latest and greatest news and announcements!
Liven up your living room with a limited edition aluminum print available on our store. If you are missing the beautiful landscape of Skyrim, why not add the Realm of the Dragonborn
to your wall. Or maybe you like your landscapes a little grittier. We have your back with the Fallout 3-themed Wasteland metal print
Speaking of “having backs”… nothing is more comfortable to settle into after patrolling the Wasteland and taking off that power armor than the Brotherhoodie of Steel. Feeling more Imperial of Skyrim in the winter climates? We also have the Elemental Imperial Frostbite Hoodie — now available for pre-order.
Now that you’re warmer in your hoodie and as we head into winter sports season, grab one of our snowboards. Free shipping will be available until Monday, November 25th for US residents. Available styles include:
Explore elderscrollsonline.com’s new website feature to discover more about the world of The Elder Scrolls Online and see new screenshots from each region.