Learn more about the Flame Atronach’s move to ESO in a new “Creating ESO” feature at elderscrollsonline.com.
Okay, maybe a stretch, but I couldn’t help imagining James Earl Jones saying that after seeing QuakeCon’s BYOC prominently featured in CNN’s Tech Section.
- The 20th edition of ESO’s community roundup, The Tamriel Chronicle.
- An update on even more players receiving invites to the game’s private beta… check your email.
- Content Designer Blake Rebouche gets in front of the camera to share the latest Developer Question of the Week — this time focused on your favorite in-game Tamrielic spirits.
- Download an new wallpaper depicting the Fungal Grotto.
Finally, if you haven’t gotten around to watching our first gameplay stream, we’ve uploaded the 30 minute QuakeCon playthrough on the ZeniMax Online Studios’ YouTube Channel. After watching, be sure to read the latest Ask Us Anything, which answers fan questions about the stream.
Decorate your dorm room, man cave, or even the dining room (you devil, you) with our limited edition DOOM poster and & giclee.
On the left you’ll see our new high-quality giclee print, “Echoes in the Darkness” from artist WAY$HAK — featuring one of DOOM’s iconic baddies, the Cyberdemon. And on the right you’ll see Godmachines’ tribute to DOOM II’s final boss, the “Icon of Sin“.
Both 18×24 prints are limited to 333 individually-numbered prints. No clue why they’d be numbered that way
Order at store.bethsoft.com
Headed to this year’s Gamescom in Cologne, Germany? We’re pleased to let you know that as well as showing The Evil Within in a theatre, and having The Elder Scrolls Online and Wolfenstein: The New Order playable on the show floor, we’ve teamed up with Level Up Wear and for the very first time will have a booth selling Bethesda merchandise!
You can find our merchandise booth at Hall 9, Aisle B, stand 64, conveniently located just around the corner from our public booth (Hall 9, Aisle A, stand 31). The merchandise booth will feature items such as t-shirts, hoodies, dog tags, glassware, mobile cases, and mouse pads from games such as Dishonored, Doom, Fallout, The Elder Scrolls Online, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, The Evil Within and Wolfenstein.
We look forward to seeing you out at Gamescom!
Early reviews are in for The Brigmore Witches! They include:
Eurogamer (9/10) — “The Brigmore Witches emerges as one of the finest examples of how to not only expand a blockbuster video game, but also of how to enrich and deepen one.”
EDGE Online — “Like the best expansions, The Brigmore Witches offers more of the game you know while hinting at a game you don’t: a game with different powers in a different part of Dishonored’s world. Corvo’s story seemed rather tidily concluded by the end of Dishonored, but Daud’s shorter tale shows there’s plenty more to be done in the Empire Of Isles.”
Kotaku — “It’s a fine story, with a few wrinkles, and it features the Corvo vs. Daud showdown that you’ve seen before if you’ve played Dishonored.”
GameTrailers (8.9) — “If you know who Daud is, and what he’s capable of, you’ll certainly want to see his story through.”
The Controller Online (10/10) — “Not only does it do a great job of concluding Daud’s story but, when taken as a whole, it competes closely with that of the main campaign.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun — “In conclusion, then: you should get this. After Knife Of Dunwall. I’ve enjoyed them both enough to the point where I can honestly say that they are more entertaining slices of Dunwall than much of the original game.”
The Koalition (95%) — ” I cannot recommend you purchase this DLC any more adamantly, as it is simply fantastic.”
The Gamers Hub (4.5/5) — “Given that this is the final DLC for Dishonored, it’s a great send-off and one worthy of your cash if you’re fan of the city of Dunwall.”
FPSGuru (9/10) — “Arkane Studios manages to always deliver an enticing experience leaving you wanting more, you won’t stop until your finished.”
GameFront (85%) — When you take The Knife of Dunwall and The Brigmore Witches together, you get $20 of content that winds up being an extensive expansion of Dishonored at a pretty good value. What’s more, the story of the overall whole of Dishonored becomes a lot deeper and more interesting for the additions. Dishonored is better for its DLC, but the story works both ways.
BeefJack (Recommended) — “Another triumph for Arkane.”
Pixel Related (9/10) — “The Brigmore Witches is the final piece of DLC for Dishonored and it’s a fitting send off for the game.”
Digital Chumps (8.4/10) — “he idea of single player downloadable content offering a meaningful narrative and a familiar yet engaging mechanics sounds like an idea allambitious games should exhibit, but for whatever reason it rarely happens. The Brigmore Witches is another exception to the unfortunate rule.”
Strategy Informer (8.5/10) — “Combined with The Knife of Dunwall, The Brigmore Witches and the story of Daud is exactly what Dishonored’s DLC needed to be – a fun side-story with an interesting character that adds to the main story but doesn’t take anything away.”
GameRanx — “But what’s more important about this tale is the context it provides.”
Attack of the Fanboy (The Verdict: Loved) — “by the end, it’s every bit as good as the original game. ”
We Got This Covered (4/5) — “Dishonored fans won’t want to miss out on what is a fitting, thoroughly interesting and well-priced conclusion to Daud’s storyline.”
We’re pleased to announce that Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches, the final add-on pack for Arkane Studios’ critically-acclaimed first-person action game, is now available worldwide via Xbox LIVE (800 Microsoft Points). The content will be available worldwide on Steam and the North America PlayStation Store later today and on the European PlayStation Store tomorrow.
In The Brigmore Witches, you continue your journey as the legendary assassin, Daud, and bring his twisted narrative that began with The Knife of Dunwall to a close. After discovering the identity and intentions of Delilah, the leader of the Brigmore Witch coven, you set out to disrupt her from completing a powerful ritual that will spell your doom. Having already been betrayed by your lieutenant, Billie Lurk, you must rely on feuding gang factions—the Dead Eels and the Hatters—to negotiate your way through previously unseen districts of Dunwall en route to Delilah’s stronghold. Regardless of the way you reach your destination, one thing is for certain – you will finally answer for your treacherous actions and fall before the mercy, or punishment, of the Royal Bodyguard and Assassin, Corvo Attano. Additionally, your power, weapon and item upgrades, Chaos level, and player actions from The Knife of Dunwall will carry over via a compatible save file option.
Want to see more of the game in action? Be sure to check out our QuakeCon Twitch stream below.
In a new CVG interview, Creative Director Jens Matthies discusses combat methods, story, and taking Woflenstein in a new direction with The New Order.
To celebrate the release of The Brigmore Witches, we have a 3-day on Dishonored merchandise at store.bethsoft.com
Having a lazy Sunday? Take some time to check out photos, panels, and more from QuakeCon 2013.
The slideshow above features pics taken by our own Matt Ross during last week’s Con — everything from case mods in the BYOC to fans lining up for the weekend’s biggest events. Want more? There’s a near-endless supply of QuakeCon memories uploaded at flickr.com/quakecon.
Next, set a aside a few hours to watch presentations given on the event main stage. Everything’s still available on twitch.tv/bethesda, but we’ve also begun uploading them to our YouTube channel. Today we’ve uploaded:
QuakeCon 2013 Keynote Presented by John Carmack
From Sketchbook to the Big Screen | A talk by id Software’s Hugo Martin
The Physics of Light and Rendering | A Talk by John Carmack
GameTrailers’ Bonus Round with Geoff Keighley | Creating and Expanding the Virtual World
In addition to these videos, later this week we’ll be uploading YouTube versions of our gameplay streams for both The Elder Scrolls Online and Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches.
Finally, don’t forget to visit youtube.com/quakecon to watch highlights from this year’s tournaments.