Weekend Update: ESO coverage, BFG reviews, and other abbreviations

As you enjoy your Saturday afternoon, here’s some highlights from around the web.

We start with The Elder Scrolls Online. This weekend, be sure to grab the all-new Ebonhart Pact wallpaper on the game’s official website. And if you want to learn more about the Alliance comprised of Nords, Dunmer, and Argonians, be sure to read up on ZeniMax Online’s first ‘Ask Us Anything’, which will focus specifically on this pact.

Want more ESO news? Check out these highlights from our recent press event:

Episode 43 of The Elder Scrolls Off the Record Podcast features lengthy impressions from playing the game at ZeniMax Online.

MMORPG continues a flourish of new content. On their latest podcast, interviews Matt Firor, Nick Konkle, Brian Wheeler, and Paul Sage. They also highlight 21 facts fans should know about the game, detail their visit to Crow’s Woods, explain how you’ll build your character, and describe the game’s “spot on” combat.

YouTuber Jesse Cox (aka ) gives his impressions on playing the game for four hours.Watch the video here.

MMO Attack shares hands-on impressions plus interviews with Matt Firor and Brian Wheeler. Meanwhile Ten Ton Hammer covers the game in new interviews with Firor and Sage.

More news, including reviews for DOOM 3 BFG Edition, after the break.

DOOM 3 BFG Edition Review Roundup

Destructoid (8/10): DOOM 3 holds up as a solid and atmospheric horror shooter, and the new BFG Edition works, not only as a celebration of a game that gets an unfair reputation, but as a worthy collection of the game’s three main entries, sporting as it does DOOM and DOOM II.

The Gamers Hub (4/5): if you’re a newcomer to the series or even one who hasn’t really experienced Doom 3, then you owe it to yourself to pick this up at the bargain price that it is.

ZTGD (8/10): Doom 3 BFG Edition is an outstanding package for the price tag. If you have never played the original Doom 3, it is a must for fans of the genre.

Machinima (7/10): Doom 3 has aged fantastically well. Provided you haven’t already played the games in this collection,BFG Edition is also a solid value.

God is a Geek (8/10): BFG Edition is a strong package, which for a low price gives you a highly impressive HD remake of a classic game, with a pleasant dose of nostalgia thrown in along the way.

IGN (7.6/10): “…there’s no denying that Doom 3 has improved with age.”

Cheat Code Central (4.4/5) – ” this is one of the best HD re-releases I’ve played so far.”

Dishonored News

The Escapist’s Miracle of Sound features a Dishonored tribute song, Distant Honor.

Finished Dishonored already? Don’t miss GameInformer.com’s spoiler-filled discussion of how the game can play out.

In his Why Games Matter column, International Business Times’ writer Edward Smith explains why Dishonored has given him a greater appreciation of what gaming can offer.

eGamer shares tips on how to perfect your stealthing skills.

Last but not least, enjoy these Impossible Kills for Dishonored – courtesy of YouTube user .E

Reader Comments

  1. I have pulled a 120 degree turn on ESO. Yes 120, not 180.

    I believe they are heading in the right direction but are far from getting there. They still have a lot of changes to make and things to add before it is worthy of the name “The Elder Scrolls.”

    1) Unlock races from factions, allow anyone to be neutral and allow people to join other factions with some difficulty.

    2) Allow anyone to travel anywhere in Tamriel, not force people to make 3 characters to see it all.

    3) Add hands and weapons to the first-person view.

    4) Add actual aiming for both melee and projectile combat. This can be done. Get rid of auto-targeting and hand-holding completely.

    5) Allow the “quest aura” on NPCs to be disabled, as well as allow any and all UI elements to be disabled or made context-sensitive.

    There are many other things that could be added and changed but for me, these are the final five that need to be done to warrant this being a part of the TES legacy.

  2. Excellent ESO website. Love the intense battle scenes and malevolent Daedric Titan Monster concept art. Really seems to capturing the whole Elder Scrolls universe with a Daggerfall military historical romantic age flavor. Its like stepping into a rpg pen and paper gaming shop with a very distinct alternate reality ambience.

    Thanks for the news.

    • I pray for the retirement of John Carmack! He need get out before more damage to her reputation. Doom 4 follows with basically the same “heads” in the command, the company keeps making Doom as a bad burger.

    • BFG is garbage indeed!

      Have bad textures, glitches around the map.. awful. There a completely invisible wall in phobos labs, a bug, not a limit.

      Is the most shameful thing made by id since Rage.

    • You sound exactly like someone who got dumped. Bitter comments and wishing for the offender’s misfortune and all. Get over it, not every company under Bethesda’s banner are evil, incompetent? absolutely, but evil? highly unlikely.

    • I too hope it will fail and hard and will just become a lame piece of Free To Play.
      It already ruined the good name of the series , not for me but it did.

  3. A lot of stuff for ESO will come post launch.. meh @ another game not being ready for released and being pushed out too fast, this one of the major error that most publisher does with MMO and is their main downfall.

  4. Im still not sure if this is going to be Turn base combat and if it will have a First Person View, if its going to be turn based. then i want nothing to do with this game.

    But i have to admit they at least fixed the proportions of the characters, it is starting to look more like Skyrim which is GREAT.