December Vault Boy of the Month: Toughness!

bethblog-fo-vbotm-020A 10% Damage Resistance sounds pretty good right now with the worry of icier conditions, winter sports, and holiday shopping. Sounds like the perfect time for the Vault Boy of the Month shirt to be Toughness!

For one week you can get this exclusive shirt in men’s and women’s sizes on store.bethsoft.com.

We also have good news for our friends overseas that may feel like they’ve been missing out! We are pleased to offer $15 for shipping worldwide AND you’ll receive your items in 7 business days or less.

ESO – The Road Traveled and the Journey Ahead

1b49eca040df36f15ae4973de05c526bIn the latest edition of ESO’s monthly feature, “The Road Ahead”, Game Director Matt Firor first looks back at all the ways The Elder Scrolls Online has evolved since it’s April launch. With the help of the game’s amazing community feedback and efforts of ZeniMax Online Studios, the game continues to add new features, areas, and more that have improved the overall gameplay experience.

Of course, it wouldn’t be called “The Road Ahead” if Firor didn’t get into what’s coming next. With the article, he details what’s coming in Update 6. Both the Champion and Justice systems will have a huge impact on the game, and add long sought after features that will enhance the game. In the excerpt below, Firor gives more context to how the Justice System will change the game…

“To put this into perspective, the Justice System will include huge updates to the very fundamentals of the game. Townspeople will be considered neutral and be attackable, and many items that you could take freely before will be considered owned and must be stolen. There are fences who’ll buy stolen goods—if you can get past the guards while you have a bounty on your head. These are large changes to the game, and go hand-in-hand with our vision to add more freedom and sandbox-style elements to the world. It’s going to be a lot of fun, and we just need to make sure that we phase it in carefully to ensure the best experience for everyone.”

Visit www.elderscrollsonline.com to read the full feature, which also includes the latest information on the game’s arrival on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in 2015.

Latest QUAKE LIVE Update Adds Steam Trading Cards

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On the 15th anniversary of QUAKE III: Arena’s PC release, QUAKE LIVE unleashes nine new arenas, unlocked map rotations, new announcer VO, and much more. On top of in-game features, the game now unlocks its very own Steam trading cards. Get a preview of the art, created by John Mueller, in the imgur slideshow below.

Whether you are new to Quake Live or a veteran looking to extend your current subscription, now is the perfect time to buy — QUAKE LIVE is now offering 50% Off the annual Pro subscriptions!

For full details on Update 22, visit www.quakelive.com.

Holiday Deals – It Begins!

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Between now and Cyber Monday, there will be plenty of deals on our games and merch to take advantage of. Whether you were naughty or nice, let’s get the list going, and be on the lookout for updates through the weekend.

Steam

  • 11/26 – Daily deal features The Evil Within at 66% off! http://bit.ly/1rllvMK
  • 11/28 – Daily deal features Wolfenstein: The New Order at 66% off! http://bit.ly/1jIF75V
  • Autumn sale on our full catalog – including new titles like The Elder Scrolls Online, Wolfenstein, and The Evil Within. Ends December 2nd (be on the lookout for daily deals)

Bethesda Store

  • 20% Savings on most store items
  • 11/26 – Get the Wolfenstein Panzerhund Edition for 50% off for a limited time http://bit.ly/1uIr5Dj
  • 11/26 – The Elder Scrolls Online book collection is 40% for a limited time http://bit.ly/1zvy5Yu

Amazon

Xbox One/360 

PlayStation Store

Stay tuned for more updates!

Around the web – ‘Pass the Cyberdemon’ edition

Tomorrow we’ll be at home celebrating Thanksgiving, but before we get to glorious Detroit Lions football and turkey legs, let’s check out some highlights from around the web. Setting the table is a dinner-themed tribute to DOOM — Dovahbear’s hilarious Dinner with Mancubus — shown in the embed above.

Speaking of DOOM, every second of Zero Master’s record-breaking speedrun for DOOM II is must-watch internet. After watching, head to reddoorbluekey.com for more details on DOOM speedruns.

Looking for a second serving of links? Fill your plate with these…

That’s all for now. Safe travels, everyone!

The Evil Within – #SebSelfie Screamshot Sweeps

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In our new sweepstakes, celebrate The Evil Within’s craziest moments… with a selfie!

Detective Sebastian Castellanos has a knack for getting into close encounters of the scary kind. With that in mind, we’re looking for your best Sebastian “selfie” moment in The Evil Within for our #SebSelfie Sweepstakes. All you need to do to is submit a screenshot featuring the main character, Sebastian, facing the camera in a self-portrait while in game. This can be done by rotating the camera around to face the front of Sebastian any time during gameplay.

Once you’re satisfied with your Sebastian “selfie,” submit your screenshot using the #SebSelfie hashtag on Twitter or Instagram. One lucky winner will receive a prize pack featuring Gaming Head’s exclusive edition statue of “The Keeper”, plus a poster and game (platform of your choice!) signed by The Evil Within’s game director, Shinji Mikami!

Don’t have one of these newfangled social media accounts? You can also enter here on the game’s official site.

The sweepstakes begins today and runs through December 14th for US/Canada residents over the age of 18. For official contest rules, click here.

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Wolfenstein Commentary – The Train Sequence

We’re back with the newest edition of our evolving Wolfenstein commentary series. This time around, we hear from lead narrative designer Tommy Tordsson Björk. The newest video features lead narrative designer Tommy Tordsson Björk discussing the ins and outs of one of Wolfenstein: The New Order’s most memorable moments: encountering Frau Engel and Bubi on the train..

For more commentary videos, check out Jens Matthies and Jerk Gustafsson commentary of Chapter 1 and Andreas Öjerfors walkthrough of the Gibraltar Bridge level. You can also catch commentary videos like these during our biweekly Bethesda Twitchworks livestream (note: this week we’re taking a break to celebrate Thanksgiving with our families)  — airing every other Friday at 4 pm est.