Fallout Shelter: A Legendary Dweller from the Commonwealth

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Beginning today, you’ll have the opportunity to unlock a new Legendary Dweller in Fallout Shelter: Preston Garvey of the Commonwealth Minutemen! Preston becomes the first Fallout 4 character available in Fallout Shelter and your dwellers will also have the opportunity to brandish the weapon he wields in Fallout 4: the Laser Musket.

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Preston Garvey and the Laser Musket in Fallout 4

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Look for Preston and the Laser Musket in Fallout Shelter lunchboxes beginning today. Fallout Shelter is available now for free on the App Store.

Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 Nominations for Fallout 4, DOOM, Fallout Shelter

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This afternoon ‘Best of E3′ nominations from the Game Critics Awards’ panel were announced and we received 7 (!!!) total nominations between Fallout 4, Fallout Shelter, and DOOM. Congratulations to the dev teams from Bethesda Game Studios and id for all their hard work!

Here’s breakdown:

Fallout 4

  • Best of Show
  • Best Console Game
  • Best PC Game
  • Best RPG

DOOM

  • Best PC Game
  • Best Action Game

Fallout Shelter

  • Best Handheld Game

Winners for this year’s Best of E3 Awards will be announced on Tuesdsay, July 7th!

#BE3 = Big E3 Roundup (Updated)

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It’s hard to believe that two weeks have passed since our first-ever E3 Showcase. With a week to recover from our big night in Hollywood and a week’s worth of E3, let’s take a moment to check out some of the highlights from E3 week. And of course, if you’ve missed any of our E3 Showcase, don’t forget to check out our E3 2015 playlist on the Bethesda YouTube Channel.

But what about the rest of the web. If missed the official Xbox briefing, you might have missed exclusive new footage from Fallout 4. Check it out in the embed below (new stuff starts after talking with Codsworth).

On the same day, Todd also had the opportunity to participate in YouTube Gaming’s E3 Show with Geoff Keighley. Watch the interview below…

Fallout 4 was at the center of attention for many at E3 — winning Best of Show awards from multiple outlets, including:

Of course, there’s plenty else to discuss at E3, and one of the best at discussing all things Bethesda is our very own Pete Hines. He’s got some must-watch and must-read interviews, starting with his interview at Polygon that starts with “Where was Wet 2?”.

What else is worth seeing from Pete? Check out interviews with Touch Arcade (focusing on Fallout Shelter), IGN (on what makes Fallout ‘Fallout’), Telegraph, and VentureBeat.

Want more E3 coverage? We dig in — game by game — after the break.

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‘Father of Survival Horror’ distinguished with the Spanish Academy Of Interactive Arts and Sciences Gamelab Honor Award

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The presence of Shinji Mikami was the icing on top of an exclusive list of influencers and VIP guests visiting Barcelona this week during Gamelab 2015.

The creator of The Evil Within was presented with the 2015 Gamelab Honor Award of the Spanish Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. Mikami received this honor during Gamelab Barcelona 2015, the international conference of video games and interactive entertainment.

The Spanish Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences institutionalized the Gamelab Honor Award in 2011 to honor the careers of the most renowned professionals who, over a lifetime of work, have furthered the gaming industry.

Gamelab is supported by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, the Generalitat of Catalunya, the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism and the City Council of Barcelona.

TwitchWorks Takes on the Capital Wasteland

twitch-fallout3-bethesda_twitchworksWith the announcement of Fallout 4 (and its release date) and the surprise arrival of Fallout Shelter, we’re glowing with happiness.  And not from radiation. To celebrate all things Fallout, TwitchWorks is heading back to the Capital Wasteland!

We’ll start from the beginning — literally at the Lone Wanderer’s birth — and go from there through character creation and beyond — with your help!

The adventure begins this Friday at 4pm ET. Where will it all lead? Probably to lots of ghouls, radiation, and destruction. Visit Twitch.TV/Bethesda or stick around here and watch on the embed below.

Press Release: Fallout Shelter Debuts #1 on App Store

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FALLOUT SHELTER ACHIEVES MASSIVE GLOBAL SUCCESS; DEBUTS AT #1 ON APP STORE

Fallout Mobile Game Quickly Tops Charts in 48 countries

June 25, 2015 (Rockville, MD) – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today announced that Fallout Shelter™ – the first-ever mobile game set in the celebrated Fallout® universe from Bethesda Game Studios® – quickly became the top downloaded game in 48 countries and the top downloaded app of any kind in 25 countries following its release.

“We play games on our phones all the time, and have always wanted to make one,” said Todd Howard, Game Director at Bethesda Game Studios. “To have our first mobile game be enjoyed by so many is stunning. It just shows that gamers appreciate more depth and being treated fairly. It also shows people love Fallout as much as we do.”

Praised for its fun, addicting gameplay, and for its player-friendly approach to in-app purchases, Fallout Shelter rapidly climbed the ranks of the highest grossing apps during its first week on the App Store. Within two days of launch the game cracked the top-grossing chart, overtaking King’s Candy Crush as the App Store’s number three top-grossing app in the United States. Fallout Shelter wasn’t just a hit stateside – it also joined the ranks of the top five top-grossing games on the App Store in 37 different countries.

Fallout Shelter remains the number 1 most downloaded free game on the App Store. In the first week following its release, play sessions of Fallout Shelter have surpassed 70 million times a day by fans globally.

Fallout Shelter is a post-nuclear strategy and simulation experience that puts you in control of a state-of-the-art underground Vault. Build the perfect Vault from a variety of rooms, oversee your very own thriving community of Vault Dwellers, and protect them from the dangers of the Wasteland. Vault-Tec has provided the tools, but the rest is up to you.

Fallout Shelter is available now on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

Bethesda Booth WarZone: BATTLECRY at E3

playBattlecryBATTLECRY had many exciting announcements at E3 this year! With the introduction of a new faction and a new map, as well as the sign up for worldwide beta, players had a lot to look forward to when they entered the WarZone at the Bethesda Booth.

Three days came and went like a whirlwind, but we’ve captured the best highlights in the videos below. Don’t be the last to know the victory of battle – sign up for the BATTLECRY beta today at battlecrythegame.com.

The Evil Within – Full Screen Title Update

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Whether you’re playing The Evil Within on PC, Xbox, or PlayStation, you’ll notice a new title update based on community feedback.

The Evil Within – June 2015 Update

  • Console players can now remove the cinematic letterbox and play the game in full screen mode.
  • Casual difficulty has been rebalanced to be more forgiving to players with increased ammo amounts and adjustments to the game’s health bar.

The new update is live on all platforms — Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4.