Here is where reality melts into fantasy. More of your amazing cosplay and artwork featuring a flame atronach, an NCR ranger, and illustrations of your favorite DOOM creatures. Check out the album below to see them all.
By popular demand, we’ve got into the archives and created this Daggerfall t-shirt — inspired by the game’s iconic box art. And if it’s school pride you want to show, we’ve also released a new College of Winterhold tee.
Looking for more awesome tees? Check out the imgur slideshow for some of the newest threads for TES, Fallout, and Wolfenstein — all available at store.bethsoft.com.
QUAKECON AND AT&T COME TOGETHER TO PROVIDE
ULTIMATE GAMING EXPERIENCE
AT&T Returns to QuakeCon 2014 to Provide Fast Content Streaming and Fan Interactivity
May 30, 2014 (Rockville, MD) — id® Software and Bethesda Softworks® are pleased to announce that AT&T is returning for the fourth consecutive year as an official sponsor of QuakeCon® 2014, North America’s largest Bring-Your-Own-Computer (BYOC) LAN party and gaming festival. AT&T’s powerful network and U-verse® High Speed Internet will once again provide optimal bandwidth speed and connectivity to bring together thousands of gamers for an amazing gaming experience.
In addition to providing attendees with an excellent networked gaming experience in QuakeCon’s BYOC, AT&T’s presence helps open up the event to gamers around the world by providing the opportunity for Quakecon to present live and on-demand video streams of tournaments and presentations.
“Once again, AT&T was instrumental in the success of QuakeCon 2013 thanks to the speed and accessibility their network resources provide attendees and fans watching from home,” said Tim Willits, studio director of id Software. “Thanks to their support and enthusiasm, we’re excited to make this year’s event the best and most connected QuakeCon yet.”
“We’re proud to return to QuakeCon with U-verse High Speed Internet to help connect the thousands of BYOC attendees,” said Tasos Kaiafas, Director of AT&T U-verse Game Product Development, AT&T Home Solutions. “We know how important fast, reliable speeds are to the gaming community, and AT&T U-verse is thrilled to offer the connectivity they need.”
QuakeCon 2014, the ultimate video game festival, will take place on-site at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, TX on Thursday, July 17 through Sunday, July 20. Doors to QuakeCon will open on Thursday, July 17 at 10:00am and will remain open through 12:00pm on Sunday, July 20.
QuakeCon Exhibit Hall Hours are:
- Thursday, July 17, 2014 10am – 6pm
- Friday, July 18, 2014 10am – 6pm
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We’ve seen our fair share of the video game eye candy that is Dead End Thrills. Back in October, we were happy to showcase their Dishonored artwork. It seems the that release of Wolfenstein: The New Order has inspired more gorgeous imagery.
And in case you missed them, have a look at the other incredible galleries Dead End Thrills has to offer.
In the reveal trailer above, get a first look at the world envisioned by Viktor Antonov (Half-Life 2, Dishonored) — where gun powder has been banned following a cataclysmic world war at the dawn of the 20th century. Traditional warfare is now a relic of the past and all conflicts are settled head-on by elite teams of chosen warriors in sanctioned WarZones. Trained and bred for battle they face off for the glory of their nations.
To learn more on BATTLECRY – planned to be in Beta in 2015, visit the game’s official website — featuring an introduction blog post from Rich Vogel — and the BATTLECRY social media channels:
UPDATE: Recently, various gaming sites had a chance to participate in 32-players matches of the game. Learn more about their experience in the links below.
The Escapist – “The scenery of the level we played on did feel like as if you were playing in well-crafted anime painting.”
Polygon – “BattleCry’s positive community aspirations are certainly encouraging. The game’s bright, gorgeous atmosphere, clearly influenced by Antonov’s stylized work, may help foster that warm, cheery feeling of camaraderie.”
The Verge – “Its alternate take on a post-WWI world features a slick steampunk look, complete with strange technology and classy looking soldiers.”
GameSpot – Antonov’s distinct touch was immediately apparent in the map I played on, an alternate-history take on an industrial English city that manages to feel both grimy and oddly beautiful at the same time.
Eurogamer – “What these brief glimpses do illustrate is intent, and BattleCry’s team seems absolutely genuine in its desire to do something different in the F2P multiplayer market, and clearly very aware of the hurdles it faces in getting there. With a handful of intriguing ideas, and a surplus of ambition, if nothing else BattleCry will be one to watch for in 2015.”
GameFront – “The PC-based multiplayer title is easy to pick up and offers a lot of potential for depth, but at its heart, it’s a melee game that handles similarly to titles like God of War.”
Destructoid – “From the five (or so) matches that we got to see, BattleCry looks like it’ll be the perfect title to scratch an itch that a sizable portion of players have. It’s easy to jump into, and it’s very fast-paced.”
GamesRadar – “Like a classic game of Quake or Unreal Tournament, Battlecry delivers a steady stream of twitchy excitement. Whenever I wasn’t charging sword-end first into the fray, I was speeding to the nearest clash with dodge-rolls and gap-crossing swings on grappling hooks.”
PC Gamer – “…after Antonov’s work on Half-Life 2 and Dishonored, I’ve got strong hopes that it will look distinct.”
GameZone – “… Battlecry has the core to be a really fun and entertaining online battle arena game. ”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun – “BattleCry’s a melee-focused third-person multiplayer game, with up to 32 stylish soldiers murdering each other. And they are quite stylish, as the art direction is by Dishonored visual designer Viktor Antonov.”
GameReactor – “It’s visceral. Mere seconds into our first session our head was separated from the rest of our body and the blood kept being spillt with decapitations and flying limbs being the rule rather than the exception.”
CVG – New preview plus an interview with studio head Rich Vogel.
Still not sure what BATTLECRY is? Hear nearly 30 minutes of discussion on the game courtesy of Polygon’s Brian Crecente and Mike McWhertor.
The Evil Within will now terrify players right in the thick of Halloween season – releasing on October 21st in North America, October 23rd in Australia, and throughout Europe on October 24th, 2014. With your pre-order of the game, you’ll receive The Fighting Chance Pack, which includes:
- Medical Kit – A vital health enhancement to enable Sebastian to fight on.
- Green Gel – Used to upgrade Sebastian’s attributes.
- Double Barrel Shotgun and Three Shells – A larger and more formidable shotgun than the regular shotgun, it’s useful for tight situations with multiple encroaching enemies.
- An Incendiary Agony Bolt – Capable of showering nearby enemies with damaging fire sparks.
- A Poison Agony Bolt – Will draw enemies towards it and poison them, allowing Sebastian time for a quick escape.
For more on the game, check out these fresh hands-on impressions that went up today…
Gameplanet –“The Evil Within looks set to herald a frightening and exhilarating new dawn for survival horror.”
Joystiq — “The game is trying to unsettle me, and it’s doing a pretty good job of it. Just as I catch my breath, Spider-Girl bursts out of what was a harmless looking corpse, and now I have to run.”
MMGN –“The Evil Within is survival horror in its truest form, and the return of a once great genre I feared was lost to the mass market addicted to relentless action.”
Shacknews — “The Evil Within’s approach to survival horror feels vintage, in a good way. Limited resources help add to the tension and there are also some genuinely scary moments. The combat also helps add to the horror environments, with firearms meant to subdue, not dominate.”
Videogamer — “Having played it for a couple of hours it’s become clear that he’s close to achieving his goal: namely, returning to the horror staples he helped define in 1996 with Resi, and obliterate in 2005 with Resi 4.”
PC Gamer — “As someone who counts Resident Evil 4 among their all-time favourite games, The Evil Within has an extra layer of significance for me. ”
Polygon — “It feels like a game that builds upon what Mikami is best known for — survival horror — while taking the genre into a new direction, one without the restrictions a legacy franchise like Resident Evil carries with it. ”
Telegraph UK — “The Evil Within is shaping up to be the terrifying and triumphant horror comeback for Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami.”
GameReactor — “It’s the Japanese survival horror evolved.”
GameCrate — ” I was wearing a Gear Fit when I played, and had it record my heart rate right after I left the demo. My normal resting heart rate is 75 beats per minute…and after an hour and a half with The Evil Within, it was 117.”
Expert Reviews — “After 2 hours it felt like we were only just scratching the surface and were left wanting more.”
Neoseeker — “The time I spent with The Evil Within might very well be the longest two hours of my life, and that’s okay. As the survival horror genre makes its comeback, Shinji Mikami appears to have taken the opportunity to show he’s still a master at his craft.”
Bloody-Disgusting — “The Evil Within is a great horror game.”
AusGamers — ” Lights out, volume up and all alone — I may be white-haired and frail once the experience is over, but to be taken back to that place Mikami created oh-so long ago…”
The Sydney Morning Herald — “Fans of old school horror should be looking forward to this one.”
The Escapist — Watch Andrea Rene’s reaction to playing the game in the video embed below…
To start, recently we had the opportunity to send Wolfenstein’s collection of awesome goodies, The Panzerhund Edition, to MachineGames’ office so they could do a proper unboxing video. Watch their video, featuring Jens Matthies and Jerk Gustafsson, in the embed above. To purchase this collection, visit the Official Bethesda Store.
Elsewhere, catch these articles, features, and videos…
- Polygon – As a story-driven experience, Polygon’s Ben Kuchera discusses how Wolfenstein manages to handle sexual situations the right way — unlike most pop-culture affairs. Elsewhere on the site, watch a 2-minute primer for playing the game.
- Prima Games — Known for their prowess on gameplay strategy, Prima tackles beginner’s tips, Easter eggs, and throwback surprises.
- Who is more imposing than B.J. Blaskowicz? Perhaps UFC middleweight/TUF Nations champ Elias Theodorou and UFC welterweight Sean Pierson. Watch them play Wolfenstein here.
Continuing our review roundup, read and watch full reviews after the break…
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Prepare to add dramatic effect to your life with the release of the Wolfenstein: The New Order Original Game Soundtrack. Composer, Mick Gordon – along with contributions from Meshuggah’s Frederik Thordendal – brings intensity and thrill to the game that you can now experience anywhere you go.
You can get the soundtrack consisting of the entire in game score on iTunes for $9.99.
Additionally, for your listening pleasure, you can download tracks from our Neumond Recordings for $0.99 a song by clicking an album cover below.
Put on your best gear, pack your provisions, and turn your eyes to the stars—Craglorn launches today! The game update brings a challenge for groups of Veteran Rank players to ESO along with tons of fixes and improvements. Read the full patch notes to get every detail.
In Craglorn, you and your allies will take on new quests as you discover the Celestial threat to Tamriel, explore delves where your skills will be put to the test, and even participate in 12-player Trials—a completely new kind of adventure with the deadliest enemies yet (and fantastic rewards). The patch also introduces class and skill updates, fixes throughout the game, and more.
What else is new with ESO? Check out highlights at elderscrollsonline.com…
- Discover great player-created guides and resources in the new Adventurer’s Handbook series.
- Issue #59 of the Tamriel Chronicle is now available for your viewing pleasure
- Learn more about fan-created add-on, Wykkyd’s Framework
- See how Molag Ball’s iconic mace was recreated in a new video from Geek and Sundry’s Arcade Arms team!
- Looking for other folks to group up with? Get helpful tips here!
- The most recent edition of Battlemaster’s Corner features The Resto Warrior!
- Dan Bull is here with Alliance-themed rap, The Daggerfaull Covenant