Last Chance to Attend Our #BE3 Showcase + Streaming Details

lastchanceThe public registration for our E3 Showcase is closed, but fear not faithful fans, there’s still a chance to attend!

As you know, we’re hosting our first-ever #BE3 Showcase at the Dolby Theatre this Sunday, June 14th and invited hundreds of fans to attend as a big THANK YOU for all your support over the years. The response on our registration site has been overwhelming and we’re excited to see so many of you at the Showcase.

For those of you who did not receive an invite, all hope is not lost – we have reserved a number stand-by tickets that will be available the day of the Showcase.

The stand-by tickets line will open at 1:00pm PT on June 14th outside of the Dolby Theatre along Hollywood Boulevard. Any reserved tickets not claimed by 6:15 pm PT will be released to stand-by fans.

What’s more, we’re excited to announce that the first 300 people in line that do not make it into the Dolby will be taken to a satellite location to watch a livestream of the event and receive a special gift!

For those of you unable to make it to Hollywood, a reminder that our #BE3 Showcase will be streamed live via Twitch, YouTube, Gamespot, and IGN. The pre-show, hosted by gaming greats, Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb, will begin at 6:45pm PT and the Showcase will kick off at 7 pm PT.

We can’t wait to see you on Sunday!

Escape to Tamriel with Sophie Monk

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To help celebrate this week’s launch of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, our Australian office invited presenter and all-round adventurer Sophie Monk to explore the beautiful and expansive lands of Tamriel. With hundreds of hours of exploration, relaxation and adventure, it may just be the most enjoyable and cost-effective summer vacation (or winter vacation in Australia) you could have.

Check out Sophie’s adventure here.

For more information on The Elder Scrolls online: Tamriel Unlimited please visit http://www.elderscrollsonline.com.

The Console Gamer’s Guide to The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited

The day has finally come. The portal is now open for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 gamers to enter the vast world of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited. All you need to do is step through.

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Now, it’s understandable if the prospect seems a bit daunting. After all, there aren’t a whole lot of massively multiplayer RPGs available for consoles. And there are places where ESOTU diverges from its console predecessors. But there’s plenty that’s familiar, too. This is an Elder Scrolls game, after all, which means that if you’ve played Morrowind, Oblivion or Skyrim, you’ll find lots of things to make you feel right at home.

WHAT’S FAMILIAR

Take the control scheme as just one example. If you’ve played previous Elder Scrolls games on consoles, you’re going to notice plenty of similarities with ESOTU’s controls. You’ll be jumping, sneaking, swinging weapons, and firing off blasts from your staff just like you’re used to… and in first- or third-person perspective, too. Combat is every bit as real-time as before, and relies on the same pools of health, stamina and magicka. You’ll even encounter many of the same creatures from previous games – though of course they may look a bit different. (A thousand years can lead to some serious genetic drift.)

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The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited – Console Launch and New Trailer!

Console launch day is here! To celebrate the worldwide release of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited on Xbox One and PS4, we have a letter from Game Director Matt Firor, a new gameplay trailer, and launch week festivities — including contests — to share with you.

We’re excited to welcome you to ESOTU’s official launch on Xbox One and PS4. To commemorate this important day, we have a special message to share from Game Director Matt Firor…

Today is a huge day for console Elder Scrolls players, as well as all of us here at ZeniMax Online Studios. Today marks the release of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles. It’s finally time to invite our console community to experience Tamriel in the remote Second Era. We’ve put a ton of time and energy into making the console versions of ESOTU polished and fun – featuring a completely new User Interface specifically designed for console controller play, as well as a custom voice chat system engineered to make meeting and interacting with other players easy and fun.

I want to take this moment to thank our community of fans and players, without whom this moment could not have happened. Thank you all so much for your dedication, ideas, commentary, and general awesomeness. You are the reason why we do what we do. And of course, kudos to the team at ZeniMax Online, who have been working long hours to ensure that ESOTU on consoles is amazing and fun.

But we’re not done with the launch, of course. We’re continuing to work on new content, which we’ll talk about soon after console launch. We’re committed to always fix problems as we find them, and continuing to ensure that the community is happy and having fun. You are all in for a great time in Tamriel, and we are honored and excited to be the studio that has brought you this experience. Log in, meet some new friends, and adventure through Tamriel. Enjoy the ride! And as always, stay tuned for the next interesting things that we’ll be creating for you. – Matt

Visit www.elderscrollsonline.com for more… we can’t wait to see you and your friends in Tamriel!

Your First Five Hours in The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited

Greetings, Vestige. You are about to embark on a continent-spanning journey, one rife with magic and peril, treasures and terrors. You are about to enter a world where you can spend weeks – months – years of adventure, by yourself or with friends, growing ever more powerful as you range further and further afield from your humble beginnings.

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There’s just one teensy little wrinkle: You’re dead.

Welcome to The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, a massively multiplayer adventure where you get to save Tamriel once again…along with a few thousand of your closest friends. Massively multiplayer RPGs have existed on PCs for decades, but ESOTU is one of a very small number to make the leap to consoles. We’ve already written a bit about what you need to know before jumping in; now let’s take a look at what you can expect in your first handful of hours. Continue reading full article ›

Physical Copy of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood arrives in North America on July 21st

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News Flash: By popular demand, we’re releasing a disc version of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. You can pre-order the game at your favorite retailer today!

In case you’ve been sleeping since 1945, here’s details on The Old Blood:

The year is 1946 and the Nazis are on the brink of winning World War II. In an effort to turn the tide in the allies’ favor, B.J. Blazkowicz must embark on an epic, two-part mission deep within Bavaria…

Part one of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves – pits BJ Blazkowicz against a maniacal prison warden as he breaks into Castle Wolfenstein in an attempt to steal the coordinates to General Deathshead’s compound. In part two – The Dark Secrets of Helga Von Schabbs – our hero’s search for the coordinates leads him to the city of Wulfburg where an obsessed Nazi archaeologist is exhuming mysterious artifacts that threaten to unleash a dark and ancient power.

For more Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, check out recent features on the game:

To get more updates on #TheOldBlood, you can also follow @Wolfenstein on Twitter and LIKE Facebook.com/Wolfenstein.

Inaugural Video Game Hall of Fame Honors DOOM

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This past week, the World Video Game Hall of Fame announced its inaugural class of games. Congratulations to id Software on DOOM’s induction!

It’s an amazing honor to see DOOM inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame.  It’s a great testament to the impact DOOM has had, not only on our industry, but on us as a team. This honor reminds of us of our great heritage. And, at this year’s E3 we look forward to showing the world DOOM’s future.

This inaugural class is a special one, to be sure. Joining DOOM are Pac-Man, Pong, Super Mario Bros., and World of Warcraft.

June Vault Boy of the Month: Rad Resistance!

bethblog-fo-vbotm-026_There’s nothing wrong with a healthy glow to your skin, but that greenish tint is a bit much. We encourage radiation moderation with this month’s Vault Boy of the Month shirt, Rad Resistance. Let the shirt do the glowing for you!

Save RadAways as well as caps this week by getting two shirts for $30! Fast Travel over to store.bethsoft.com to secure your shirts.

The Elder Scrolls Online With Your Friends

FourFriendsThe Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited will be available on console next week.

Gather your friends (and Tony) to experience new exciting adventures!

Explore ancient dungeons, challenge and defeat mechanical monsters, fight for the Ruby Throne in Cyrodiil, or create amazing crafting pieces. Don’t miss this opportunity to create your own tales, and live them fully with your friends as you explore Tamriel and try to discover its secrets.