Skyrim Sound Feature — Turn it up!


Grab your headphones and head to to learn more about “The Sound of Skyrim.” Across four videos, Bethesda Game Studios’ audio director Mark Lampert discusses in-game sounds, voice acting (including the contributions of one Max von Sydow), dragon sounds and shouts, and to cap it all off, he previews new parts of Jeremy Soule’s main theme for the game.

Wanting to hear more on the game? Fear not, Game Informer has plenty more to share in the upcoming weeks.

The Temple of DOOM

Our European PR manager, Alistair Hatch, pointed me to an insane collection of DOOM collectibles on Flickr and YouTube. Collected by Mahmut Saral (aka DOOM Collector), he’s got every possible version of the game (32X!!!), as well as guns from the movie, old as dirt press kits, and even an HD-DVD.

It’s a collection that would even make John Carmack envious… unless he’s actually got John stashed in somewhere in there.

Holiday Break: What we’re playing


Being the holiday season, many of us are at home catching up with friends and family. And of course, we’re playing games, too. Knowing that there’s tons of awesome stuff coming next year — including the likes of Dead Space 2, Uncharted 3, Portal 2, and Mass Effect 3 — now is as good of a time as any to catch up on everything from 2010. Among the most popular picks are (big surprise!) Black Ops, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, and World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.

So before we getting back to work on Brink, Hunted, RAGE, and Skyrim, here’s the games we’re enjoying. Happy New Year!

Andrew Boyd: Hoping to play some New Vegas and some Demon’s Souls, but I’ll probably play a lot of Cataclysm.

Liam Wade: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, COD Black Ops, Fable III, Halo Reach, Dead Rising 2, and maybe even a little Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit.

Matt Weil: Black Ops and League of Legends.

Jason Bergman: Epic Mickey, Call of Duty: Black Ops, and Rock Band 3.

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Skyrim featured in the next issue of Game Informer


In a press release this morning, we announced the platforms Skyrim will be releasing on (no surprise: PC, Xbox 360, and PS3), as well as news that the game will be revealed in an exclusive cover story in the February issue of Game Informer.

To tide you over, check out the current issue (January 2010), which features four pages of looking back at the previous games and their lore.

Read the full release below…

Bethesda Softworks Announces The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Highly Anticipated Sequel to Launch 11.11.11

December 13, 2010 (Rockville, MD) — Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today confirmed the upcoming release of The Elder Scrolls® V: Skyrim™, the next installment in the award-winning Elder Scrolls series and follow up to the 2006 Game of the Year, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion®.

Developed by Bethesda Game Studios® under the direction of Todd Howard, Skyrim will be released on Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Games for Windows® worldwide on November 11, 2011. Details on the game will be revealed in our exclusive cover story in Game Informer®’s February issue, which ships to subscribers in early January 2011.

“It’s exciting finally to announce the game,” said Todd Howard, Game Director on Skyrim. “We’ve been working for many years on Skyrim and the technology behind it. A new Elder Scrolls game has been a long time coming, and we can’t wait to show it off.”

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