Prey 2 Roundup: Trailer commentary, previews, and free shirts!

Following yesterday’s Dishonored roundup, today we’re covering off on Prey 2. Our adventure begins at YouTube, where we’ve posted the third and final developer commentary video for the Prey 2 trailers. Watch the embed above.

Moving along, don’t miss recent coverage from QuakeCon and Gamescom, including:

That’s all for now. Be on the lookout for a t-shirt giveaway tomorrow on our Prey 2 Facebook page, as well as new roundups for Skyrim and RAGE.

Dishonored roundup, plus: Harvey, Harvey, Harvey Smith

Do you know who Harvey Smith is? The lead designer of Deus Ex, and now co-director of Dishonored? You may be surprised to learn that he is not, in fact, Randy Smith of Thief fame. Harvey explains the confusion between himself and other famous Smiths — as well as what games he’s actually worked on — in a recent blog post. Give it a read — perhaps while listening to The Smiths.

In other Dishonored news, many Dishonored previews have gone up in the wake of QuakeCon and GamesCom. Check out all sorts of coverage at the following outlets:

More coverage beyond the jump.

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PAX Prime Plans!

With PAX Prime 2011 kicking off on Friday, we wanted to share details on what we’re planning.

At our booth (#1314), you won’t want to miss your chance to play RAGE, as well as presentations of Prey 2 at the top of every hour. On top of that, fans will be able to play Skyrim for the first time!

But wait, there’s more! At 3:30 pm on Saturday, Todd Howard will be giving a special presentation of the game in the Unicorn theater. Seating is expected to be limited, so you will definitely want to line up early. As a bonus, everyone that attends the demo will receive a ticket which can be redeemed at our booth for a Skyrim plush helmet — just like the one being modeled by our lovely 2008 PAX statue, Burnadette.

If you’re not able to get the helmet at the presentation, you can also visit our Skyrim food truck to grab one. Located at 9th & Pine (across from the Paramount Theater) from 11:30 to 3:00 pm Saturday, the truck will feature the following foods fit for a Nord:

To see where else the food truck is headed… visit GamesRadar.

Website maintenance coming tomorrow

“Hey, it looks like the Bethesda forums are down, do you mind if I head home a little early?”

That’s our recommended messaging for your boss this Friday at 4 PM Eastern Time, as we’ll be taking down all of our Bethesda sites for a maintenance overhaul. In total, we anticipate our sites will be down for approximately four hours. While our sites are down, we’ll keep you posted on all the latest news on the Bethesda twitter account.

To help pass the time, I hoped that we could put up a Magic Eye image of Alduin, but it sounds like our IT department has a “Connection Timeout” message planned instead.

id Software rocks the Sydney Opera House!

Operas! Symphonies!! RAGE!!!

On September 14th, the world-famous Sydney Opera House will host ‘An Evening with id Software: A Look At The Past, Present and Future of Gaming’, starring RAGE’s creative director Tim Willits. Tim, the only id employee to attend every single QuakeCon, will talk candidly about id history and where he thinks the game industry is going.

In the coming days and weeks, we’ll share information on how lucky gamers will have a chance to attend this event alongside members of the game industry from Australia and New Zealand.

Read the release after the break for more details…

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RAGE almost at 100K (Update: Mission Accomplished)

Update: We’ve made it to 100,000! The iPhone app (both in Standard and HD flavors) is now available for free on iTunes and will remain so for a week!

At this year’s QuakeCon, we announced that if we reach 100,000 fans on Facebook, we’d make RAGE/RAGE HD for iOS free for a week. As of this very moment, we’re at 97, 066 fans, so be on the lookout for the app going free very soon!

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In the UK? Preorder the RAGE Collector’s Pack

Do you live in the United Kingdom? Then you may want to consider the RAGE Collector’s Pack — not to be confused with the already-announced Anarchy Edition.

In addition to the contents of the Anarchy Edition, the Collector’s Pack also includes a RAGE Making-of DVD and two RAGE comic books by Dark Horse. It’s basically guaranteeing more RAGE for your dollar — or pound, in this case. Head over to GAME to preorder now.