QuakeCon 2011: Xbox LIVE Avatars for RAGE now available!

The following “QuakeCon Collection” RAGE avatars were announced today and are now available on Xbox LIVE. Click the links to purchase at Xbox.com.

 

QuakeCon 2011: iOS & Steam sales

We’re pleased to announce that during QuakeCon 2011 (August 4th – 7th) there will be daily deals via Steam on id Software and Bethesda Softworks’ titles.

The crown jewel of deals is the QuakeCon 2011 pack. For $69.99, you get 34 titles — including Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Brink, Oblivion GOTY Deluxe, Morrowind GOTY, Commander Keen, DOOM 1-3, abd QUAKE 1-4. The deal becomes even sweeter if you pre-order both RAGE & Skyrim — dropping the price of the pack to $39.99.

In addition to the QuakeCon 2011 pack, we’ve got daily deals, too. Today you can get the DOOM & QUAKE pack for $29.99 (or $19.99 if you pre-order RAGE). Deals later this weekend include:

  • Friday — Elder Scrolls sale
  • Saturday — Brink 50% off
  • Sunday — Fallout sale

In addition to Steam discounts, several iPhone titles from id Mobile – Wolfenstein 3D Classic Platinum, DOOM II RPG, DOOM Classic, and DOOM Resurrection – will be on sale on the Apple iTunes store.

Click through for a list of the sales with pricing.

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Fresh Dishonored interviews and images

Can’t get your fill of Dishonored? No problem — we’ve got a lot more on the menu.

PC Gamer UK has a new dev diary with Dishonored co-director Raphael Colantonio, as well as two new screenshots and a piece of concept art. Check it all out here.

Meanwhile, Game Informer has uploaded their latest video feature, “Dishonored And The Importance Of Creative Control,” which covers off on Arkane’s relationship with Bethesda.

Plenty more Dishonored coverage is on the way, so stay tuned.

Agents of Change DLC now available on Steam, 360, and PS3

Brink: Agents of Change is now available on Xbox LIVE, PlayStation Network and Steam. Agents of Change will be a free download for the first two weeks. After two weeks, the downloadable content will be available for purchase for 800 Microsoft Points or $9.99.

Wanna know more… here’s a brief synopis:

“Secrets, lies, and double agents. No one and nothing is at it seems as the arrival of a mysterious ship from the outside world shatters the tentative peace reached between the Resistance and Security factions. The revived battle spreads to two all-new districts of the Ark – the futuristic, underwater Labs facility and Founders’ Tower, the iconic spire housing the island’s wealthy elite. Unleash fury on your enemies with new lethal abilities as your work your way towards the newly raised level cap of 24 and customize your character with brand-new outfits and additional weapon attachments.”

See you on the battlefield!

New hands-on impressions for RAGE

Just before QuakeCon, we took RAGE on the road to let journalist play the game — from the start — for a few hours. Coming off the tour, there’s tons of new previews to check out. Here’s the rundown…

  • Destructoid — “It’s fun, there’s a lot to do, and the tech behind it is incredible.”
  • Joystiq — “From what I played, Rage is a seemingly strange mix of ingredients that comes together well enough to remind you why first-person shooters can be so exciting.”
  • 1Up –Rage may already be the best Id game ever.
  • Kotaku — “RAGE is the id Software Comback I’ve Been Waiting For”
  • PlayStation.Blog — “Rage is easily among the best-looking first-person shooters I’ve seen this console generation”
  • Giant Bomb — “Fantastic lighting, richly detailed environments, and expressive, fully-realized characters exist within this world.”
  • Cheat Code Central — “If the first three hours of RAGE are any indication, id Software has an addictive surefire hit on their hands.”
  • RipTen — “After playing it – Bethesda was lucky they didn’t have to pry the controller from the palms of my sweaty nerdy hands.”
  • GameXplain — “Bioshock meets Fallout 3″
  • MTV Multiplayer — “An id Software that has more of a story to tell than just an amazing headshot.”
  • Strategy Informer – “It’s definitely my tip for best FPS of 2011…”
  • GameReactor — “We know we’ve only seen a small chunk thus far, but, racing aside, the separate gameplay factors alone are enough to excite, and together form a stunning FPS that we hope lives up to our renewed expectations.”
  • PC Gamer — Interview with Tim Willits
  • GamesRadar — “Five very important things we’ve learned from the opening two hours”

And more more previews, check out previews at these sites