Smithsonian Exhibit looking for game-inspired art

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Beginning March 16, visitors to the Smithsonian American Art Museum in DC will be able to check out The Art of Video Games — featuring Fallout 3 & DOOM II!

Before the exhibit begins, the Smithsonian Institute is seeking photographs and artwork that show how games can inspire creativity. If you’ve got something Fallout or DOOM-related (or any game for that matter), be sure to upload it to the newly-created Art of Video Games Flickr page.

Skyrim around the web

Heading into the Thanksgiving weekend, here’s some of our favorite Skyrim stories from the past week…

In the video above, watch Elder Scrolls’ fans Lara and Taylor’s beautiful rendition of the themes for both Morrowind and Skyrim.

Elsewhere, check out these links:

RAGE demo up on Xbox Live; PS3 demo coming December 6

If you haven’t had a chance to give id Software’s latest a go, step right up and sit down with the RAGE demo, now available on Xbox Live.

The demo presents a slice of the early game, giving players a chance to explore the town of Wellspring and participate in races, games and other attractions. When you’ve had your fill there, you can head out to deal with some Ghost Clan raiders. Shooting might be involved.

If you’re a PS3 gamer, the PlayStation 3 demo will be available on December 6.

Dragonborn!

Back in February, we threw down a challenge: if anyone delivered a child on 11.11.11 and named him/her Dovahkiin, we would provide free Bethesda games for life.

Today we congratulate proud parents Megan and Eric Kellermeyer for completing the quest. As noted on their webcomic site (and documents shared with us), Megan gave birth to Dovahkiin Tom Kellermeyer last Friday at 6:08 pm PST.

Be it the real world or the game worlds we create, we wish young Dovahkiin the best in all his adventures. And if Alduin ever reaches this realm, we’ll be in touch.

VGA nominations announced

The full list of nominees for the 2011 VGAs have been announced and we’ve been honored with eight nominations in the following categories

Congrats to all the nominees! Winners will be announced on 12.10.11 — live in SPIKE.

Fallout: New Vegas Graphic Novel Now Available For Download

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We’re pleased to announce that the full versions of All Roads, the 48-page graphic novel originally released in the Fallout: New Vegas Collector’s Edition, is now available for download via Dark Horse Digital or through the Dark Horse Comics iTunes App for $2.99

All Roads was written by Chris Avellone, the game’s creative director, and created in conjunction with Dark Horse Comics. With cover art created by legendary illustrator and comic book artist Geof Darrow with colors by Peter Doherty, the graphic novel also features art by Jean Diaz (Incorruptible) and Wellinton Alves (Marvel’s Shadowland: Blood on the Streets, Nova).

Sneak Peek: Clans and Tournaments Update for Brink

We’re close to releasing a comprehensive update for Brink, bringing full clan support, ladders and tournaments to all versions of the game. This update is currently in the final stages of testing and will be pushed out to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and the PC version of Brink as soon as that is complete.

Since there’s a whole bunch of new stuff headed your way in this update, we thought we’d give you a sneak peek of the goodness that awaits you:

Clans & Tournaments

Once this update is available, we’ll simultaneously be launching the Brink beta site for clans and tournaments, featuring several new sections and shiny new functionality.

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