Hearthfire available on Steam

Beginning today you can download the PC version of Hearthfire via Steam for $4.99.

In case you missed it, with Heathfire you can purchase land and build your own home from the ground up – from a simple one-room cottage to a sprawling compound complete with an armory, alchemy laboratory, stable, garden, and more. Use all-new tools like the drafting table and carpenter’s workbench to transform quarried stone, clay, and sawn logs into structures and furnishings.  Even transform your house into a home by adopting children.

In addition to being able to purchase Hearthfire, visit this link to learn about the current Elder Scrolls sale they’re running.

As new information is available for Skyrim add-on content, we’ll keep you posted here on the blog.

Are you ready for Dishonored?

Arkane is! With only a few days remaining until launch, they’re already counting the seconds in their Austin office.

If you’re anxious too, we’re pleased to announce the game is now ready for pre-load on Steam!

For more on the game, check out OXM UK’s hands-on preview of the Boyle Party, as well as IGN’s spoof of our recently released interactive video. Watch below.

Dishonored – Path to Revenge

We have just released an interactive video for Dishonored. A true choose your own adventure, the trailer offers a full series of interactive videos – including a branch that allows for a non-violent playthrough.

As you make your way through the video, which was created with the help of the Twine interactive game engine, be on the lookout for hidden giveaways.

Note: The video features extended content (and minor spoilers)… you’ve been warned. We also recommend viewing the video in full screen. Enjoy!

Welcome to Battlecry Studios!

We’re pleased to announce today that Battlecry Studios is now part of the ZeniMax family! The studio is headed up by long-time gaming veteran Rich Vogel, who you’ll know from his work on Ultima Online and Star Wars: The Old Republic.

If you’re interested in applying to Battlecry, there are already positions open! Head to jobs.zenimax.com for all the listings.

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Dishonored Roundup

T-minus one week until Dishonored’s release!!

In the pic above, Harvey and Raf are all smiles as they check out final copies of the game. While you wait for October 9th, here’s some Dishonored news to catch up on:

Finally, catch out this fantastic jam from the always entertaining Dan Bull.

Dishonored is ‘Gold’ and so is this mask

We’re thrilled to announce that Dishonored has “Gone Gold”! After more than three years of development, 30+ versions of the game (accounting for different languages, countries, and platforms) are ready for release. Huge congrats to Arkane’s Lyon and Austin offices, as well as everyone else involved with the project.

Coming to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC, Dishonored will be available in North America on October 9, 2012, in Australia and Spain on October 11, 2012, and throughout Europe on October 12, 2012.

And to celebrate, we’re going to give away an extremely limited Overseer mask (note: not actually made of gold) created specifically for our PAX Prime Boyle Mansion Party, as well as a signed copy of the game. For a chance to win, read the sweepstakes rules after the break.

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Dishonored, The Tales from Dunwall – Episode 3: In the Mind of Madness

Watch ‘In the Mind of Madness’, the final chapter in three-part Dishonored webisode series entitled ‘The Tales from Dunwall’.

‘In the Mind of Madness’ introduces Piero, a key figure in the city of Dunwall, and who also plays a pivotal role in Corvo’s story.

All three episodes, which were created by Psyop and Rokkan, scored by Daniel Licht (Dexter) and narrated by Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick Ass), are currently featured on the game’s official site, www.Dishonored.com.

Dishonored Remix Reminder

Just a reminder that the Remix Competition for ‘The Drunken Whaler’ ends this Friday. If you’re looking for a little inspiration, check out contributions from co-QA Project Lead Jen Tonon and QA Tester James Stancil.

Jen, who provides rhythm guitar and backing vocals for Cassandra Syndrome, took the contest as an opportunity to play some guitar on the weekend. For James’ mix, he took a vastly different approach and turned “The Drunken Whaler” into a catchy dance track.

Don’t worry, as employees of Bethesda, neither are eligible to win :)

To learn more about submitting an entry, visit remix.dishonored.com.