Splash Damage creates a Brink Nerf Gun

Brink features tons of weapon customization, but Splash Damage artist Laurens Corijn has just taken it to another level. On their official website, see how he took a Nerf  Stampede ECS18 gun and heavily modified it to resemble the Resistance’s Gerund assault rifle. Reading the feature, the whole time I imagined him in character — wearing a gas mask and a makeshift tire jacket.

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Skyrim Nominated for 5 Game Developer Choice Awards

The finalists for the 12th annual Game Developers Choice Awards were announced today — with Skyrim receiving nominations in five categories: Game of the Year, Best Game Design, Best Technology, Best Audio, and Best Visual Arts. Bethesda Game Studios previously was nominated for Best Game for Oblivion in 2006 and won Game of the Year Award for Fallout 3 (shown above) in 2009.

This year’s winners will be announced during the Game Developers Conference on Wednesday, March 7th.

In other award news, Skyrim has recently received the following accolades:

Holiday Roundup (Updated)

Here’s one last roundup before the holidays.

On behalf of everyone at Bethesda, we wish you happy holiday season!

“Are You Dragonborn?” Contest Winner Announced

Congratulations to Adam Carini (shown above) on winning UGO/IGN’s Are You Dragonborn” contest! As the grand prize winner, Adam will receive a trip to QuakeCon, a limited edition Skyrim map signed by the team at Bethesda Game Studios, a limited edition Skyrim Xbox 360, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Collector’s Edition. He also gets a free pass to wield a tinfoil battle axe for the rest of his life.

There were plenty of other great entries. In the slideshow below, check out the runners up below…

Skyrim CE Game Guide Reprint

Exciting news from Prima. Due to unprecedented demand, they have — for the first time ever — printed a Second Edition of a Collector’s Edition Game Guide.

The Skyrim CE guide has all of the original CE guide’s features: hardback cover, two bookmark ribbons, and free access to the Interactive World Map. Oh, and they even corrected a few spelling errors.

The Second Edition of the CE guide is available today for $39.99 (US) and $46.99 (CAN). Look for it wherever strat guides and games are sold.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Prima Official Game Guide Collector’s Edition is available at select retailers in North America. Below is a list of retailers distributing this guide (availability may vary)…

Amazon
Amazon Canada
Barnes & Noble
Books A Million
Best Buy
Chapters Canada
EB Canada
Fred Meyer
Fry’s Electronics
Game Stop
Hastings

Skyrim in the news (Updated)

We’re back with another round of Skyrim news from around the web.

The picture above features members of Bethesda meeting with X-Play after learning Skyrim won their 2011 Game of the Year Award. Congrats to Todd Howard and his team on this award! In addition to X-Play, Skyrim has recently received GOTY honors from Machinima (watch the video), Jeux Video (who awarded RAGE Best Shooter), Gaming Bolt, Planet Xbox 360, The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy, MMGN, Kotaku AU and Official Xbox Magazine.

In other news, check out these stories…

  • Xbox 360 Achievements has a mega Bethesda swag pack featuring Elder Scrolls, RAGE, and Fallout swag.
  • French site Jeux Video has ranked Skyrim the #1 RPG of all-time – with Fallout 3 (#40), Daggerfall (#23), Oblivion (#11), Morrowind (#4) and Arkane’s Arx Fatalis #6.
  • G4TV shares a hilarious Thundercats-inspired mod
  • Todd Howard briefly discusses DLC plans with Joystiq
  • Popular GTA IV modder Hayssam Keilany gives a first look at his killer mod project for Skyrim
  • IGN and Destructoid announce their year-end award nominees
  • TIME and Slant include Skyrim in their Top 10 games of the year
  • You can vote for Todd Howard as Industry Gamers’ person of the year. Vote here
  • At The Escapist, listen to Miracle of Sound’s Sovngarde Song
  • Arnold is back in a new Skyrim mod shown at GameSpy

Annnd my personal favorite story of the week: how one fan made a Skyrim mask out of bacon.

It doesn’t get any better than that!