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.
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!
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
The latest delivery from BakeCon has landed at Kotaku. Behold the mighty Strogg, in delicious confectionary form.
But what does a Strogg taste like? Only the folks at Kotaku know. Go ask them and check out more pictures on the site.
Set up for QuakeCon is underway, and in just two days the event will officially begin! The Hilton Anatole is a big place, so we recommend downloading the GuideBook app for your mobile device. Once it’s downloaded, search for QuakeCon and you’ll quickly be able keep tabs on what’s going on at the show.
Still using a flip phone? Don’t worry, we’ve got the full schedule below.
During our recent trip to id Software, one of my favorite pictures I took was of DOOM’s Spidermastermind. The photo eventually became the model for LA bakery, Sweet and Saucy Cake Shop, to create a DOOM-themed cake. The cake was delivered today to X-Play’s X-Play’s Morgan Webb. For those attending QuakeCon, Morgan will be on hand to moderate our 20 Years of id Software panel.
To see more of the cake, visit G4TV.com.
UPDATE: Watch G4TV.com’s video of the cake being delivered below…
Skyrim and Prey 2 presentations! Master Pancake Theater!! Play RAGE!!! You won’t want to miss a minute of the biggest QuakeCon yet (with a big bandwidth boost from AT&T), so we recommend pre-registering tonight before 12:00 am CST.
If you’re wondering if it’s worth pre-registering, here’s what’s in it for you…
General Attendance Pre-Registration – Free
- Unlimited access to the exhibit area and all events.
- Save time during on-site check-in. Enter all your information here, print your confirmation page, and simply scan the included barcode onsite to receive your badge.
BYOC Select-a-Seat Registration — $20 (less than 250 seats remain)
- Select and reserve the guaranteed seat of your choice in the BYOC area
- An official QuakeCon 2011 BYOC T-shirt (choose your size)
- A special art of RAGE mouse pad
Pre-registering for QuakeCon also gets you set for the special events, panels, and much more. Check out the full schedule of events here.
If you’re not able to pre-register, don’t fret. A large portion of the BYOC will still be reserved for general attendees, and will be offered on-site on a first-come, first-serve basis to those who bring their computers.
See you Thursday!