It’s Morning Star 1st — Happy New Year to all! Writing in from the home front, here’s some things to know from around the web.
At Coub — a site dedicated to creating video shorts — they’re kicking off the new year with a competition giving tribute to Skyrim’s Dragon Shouts. By submitting your #fusrodah clip, you’ll have a chance to win a Skyrim print, a Jeremy Soule-signed soundtrack, and a copy of Skyrim Legendary Edition signed by Todd Howard. For details on how to submit your own Coub (and learn the official rules), visit here.
With a new year ahead of us, many gaming sites are taking one last opportunity to reflect back on some of their favorite moments in gaming from 2014. Back in May, Polygon heralded Wolfenstein: The New Order as one of the best shooters of the year — scoring it as a 9/10. Months later, they’ve also decided it’s one of the very best games of the year — ranking it as the #2 game of the year! Here’s a snippet from reviewer Arthur Gies:
“But it’s the people in it and their stories that hold everything together and setWolfenstein: The New Order above so many of its action contemporaries, that place it above so many story-based games in general. It’s the stories within that make it one of the best games of the year.”
Who else has Bethesda shout outs in their end of year awards? Read on below…
Total Biscuit — Named Wolfenstein his #1 Game of 2014 (!!), and in his annual “The Arbitrary Awards”, Total Biscuit declares Wolfenstein “The Game That Most Surpassed My Expectations”.
Giant Bomb — The New Order received Top 10 recognition from a few of the sites staff and guests, including Will Smith, Drew Scanlon, and Dave Lang. Also worthy of note, the site got Horror Master John Carpenter to share his top 5 games of the year — a list that includes The Evil Within!
Rock, Paper Shotgun – Named Wolfenstein the “Best FPS of 2014”.
IGN –Voting for the Best of 2014 continues. Vote for Wolfenstein in the Best Xbox One, Best Xbox 360, Best PS3, and Best Shooter categories. You can also vote for The Evil Within for Best Action Game!
Ars Technica — Wolfenstein named #6 game of the year.
PCGamesN — Wolfenstein named as one of the “Best Games of 2014”.
Games Radar –The Evil Within (#21) and Wolfenstein: The New Order (#17).
Yahoo — Wolfenstien (#14) for Yahoo’s Top 20 Games of the Year.
Guardian UK — Named The Evil Within (#20) and Wolfenstein (#13) to their year-end Top 25.
The Onion AV Club — Wolfenstein a “Our Favorite Games” selection (Drew Toal).
PC Gamer — Wolfenstein a “2014 Personal Pick” (Tony Ellis).
God is a Geek — Ranks Wolfenstein their #10 game of the year.
Halfbeard’s Hub – FPS GOTY
Telegraph — One of 2014’s Top 40 Games (Wolfenstein).
Venture Beat — Runner-up accolade for Wolfenstein (Paul Semel).
Techno Buffalo — Wolfenstein highlighed as one of the year’s top 14 games.
That’s all for now. From everyone at Bethesda, we wish you all the a happy and healthy 2015!