Bethesda Underground: Know Your Devs – MachineGames’ Jerk Gustafsson

Today we kick off our series of Bethesda Underground videos from our recent trip to Machinegames HQ. Up first, we meet one of the principal founders of MachineGames, executive producer/managing director, Jerk Gustafsson (pronounced Yerk).

In the video (it’s not a dev diary), Jerk discusses working on Wolfenstein, how he got started in the industry, and what he almost got instead of his first computer.

Meet the Team: Bethesda Underground Travels to Machinegames

Back in November of 2010, we announced the opening of our Swedish gaming studio, MachineGames. Formed by the founders of Starbreeze Studios, this week we’ve lifted the wraps on their first project – Wolfenstein: The New Order.

Recently, video editor Sal Goldenberg and I spent a week at their studio in Uppsala to learn about the taleneted men and women working at Machinegames. Over the next few months, we’ll be sharing numerous videos from our trip – beginning with our studio teaser today.

Stay tuned for updates throughout the year.

Wolfenstein: The New Order revealed today at Gamespot

The FPS that started it all is back! Visit GameSpot.com today to watch our announcement trailer for Wolfenstein: The New Order — in development from our team at MachineGames!

Keep your eyes peeled for new updates on Gamespot.com this week, and follow the game on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

For high-level details on the game, check out our hot-off-the-press release after the break…

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ESO Roundup

Last week we opened the doors of Oblivion to the plane of Coldharbour, the realm of Molag Bal; but even more events are happening within the ever growing world of ESO.

Dark Elves, Space Marines and the Dark Brotherhood

We’re not working on a DOOM/Elder Scrolls crossover project, but you can always pretend while playing with our ever-growing collection of Bethesda figures.

In the imgur slideshow above, check out Symbiote’s newest additions, including:

To order any of these, plus the original Dragonborn figure, visit SymbioteStudios.com.

Play Testers Wanted

Over the years, we’ve gained valuable experience from player feedback, and now we’re ready to take it to the next level. Beginning this month, we’re opening our Bethesda Play Test Lab in Dallas, TX (stationed at idSoftware’s offices).

In the coming weeks and months, we’ll be kicking off our first play tests with folks that apply from our official website. Folks that apply will be able to play games before they release and even score some cool Bethesda swag.

We are looking for people of all skill levels who enjoy playing games. We’re interested in your feedback, whether you are a person that only plays games once in a while or the hardcore gamer that plays everything. If you’re over 18 and in or around the Dallas area, apply at playtest.bethsoft.com.

Discover Coldharbour

Molag Bal, the God of Schemes, threatens all of Tamriel in The Elder Scrolls Online. Watch this new video to visit his Oblivion plane of Coldharbour and learn more about his plans.

We’re taking you straight to Molag Bal’s realm in this new video. Watch it to get a glimpse of Coldharbour and some of its inhabitants and to learn more about this malevolent Daedric Prince’s plans for Tamriel—and your soul.