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(PC Review) The Elder Scrolls Online

(PC Review) The Elder Scrolls Online

“… a game all about expectations.”

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Wolfenstein: The New Order gets new Stealth vs. Mayhem trailer

A new trailer has been released highlighting the different gameplay paths available in Wolfenstein: The New Order. Titled Stealth vs. Mayhem, the video, clocking in at just over three and a half minutes, features B.J. tackling an assignment in two different ways. For the tactical approach, he breaks locks and takes down Nazis with knives and a silenced pistol, while the other, more chaotic approach sees him destroying cover and blowing soldiers away with machine guns and grenades.

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Blazkowicz goes ballistic in new Wolfenstein: The New Order trailer

A new trailer has been released for Wolfenstein: The New Order. In the new footage, titled Nowhere to Run, beleaguered resistance fighter B.J. Blazkowicz is embroiled in a battle against General Deathshead and his Nazi stormtroopers. There’s a mixture of live-action and in-game footage, with the latter featuring dual wielding with large machine guns, steampunk-style armor, and of course, chaingun action.

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The Elder Scrolls Online goes live for Mac, Windows PC

Bethesda has taken The Elder Scrolls into a mysterious new realm today: the Internet. The release of The Elder Scrolls Online heralds the series’ entry into the online world, allowing Mac and PC gamers to adventure around Tamriel as they take on quests for the Empire and battle one another in player-versus-player combat. After all these years, you finally have the chance to answer the question of what it would be like if Daggerfall, Oblivion, and Skyrim were multiplayer.

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Game-less Wolfenstein: The New Order Panzerhund Edition revealed

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Bethesda has announced a premium version of Wolfenstein: The New Order, the Panzerhund Edition. The set will be available on May 20 exclusively through Bethesda’s online store for $100.00 and limited to 5,000 units. Note that the game itself is not included. What the set does include is a footlocker-style box containing an 8-inch articulated Panzerhund statue with base, a classified folder with various documents (maps, blueprints, case files, letters, and an x-ray), 14 full-color vintage postcards bound in a display book, three embroidered patches, custom replica dog tags, and a steelbook case.

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First round of QuakeCon 2014 pre-registration begins today

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Bethesda has announced that the first round of pre-registration for QuakeCon will begin today at 7 p.m. CST. This first round, BYOC Select-a-Seat with QuakeCon done Quick, is $175 and limited to 250 packages. The full details of what’s included, as well as information on upcoming packages, is available below. Some of the first set’s perks include a guaranteed seat of the attendee’s choice in the BYOC area, limited reserve access for all panels and events, and a limited edition signed and numbered print.

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Bethesda announces QuakeCon 2014 pre-registration details

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The first round of pre-registration for QuakeCon 2014 will begin on March 5. This year, the premium pre-registration stage will take place over four stages with four different packages. Details for all four rounds, including pricing ($50 to $175) and bonuses, are available below. The big event will once again take place in Dallas, TX, from July 17-July 20, and remains free for those that want to arrive day of and don’t mind waiting in line. However, per-registering is required for a guaranteed spot in the Bring Your Own Computer area this year.

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Wolfenstein: The New Order launching May, gets Doom beta bonus

Bethesda has announced that the seminal first-person shooter series Wolfenstein will return later this year. Wolfenstein: The New Order, currently in development at MachineGames, will launch on May 20 for consoles and PC. And in addition to a new trailer, it was also revealed that it will be bringing an old friend to the party: Doom. As a pre-order bonus for gamers who get in early for Wolfenstein, Bethesda will be sending out beta invites for the upcoming latest installment of Doom.

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The Evil Within to make this summer a dark one, shipping in August

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Bethesda’s upcoming Tango Gameworks- and Shinji Mikami-developed survival-horror title The Evil Within has been officially dated for August 26. As detective Sebastian Castellanos, players will have to fight for their life after being attacked by a malevolent force at a crime scene and waking up in an alternate, twisted world. Players will have little resources at their disposal as they try to defeat the realm’s monstrous creatures and make their way back to reality.

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The Elder Scrolls Online voice cast revealed, interviewed

Bethesda is looking to bring a bit of Hollywood to Tamriel. The studio has released a video detailed the lineup of actors who are lending their voices to the upcoming MMORPG The Elder Scrolls Online. Some of the cast includes John Cleese as the mad lost soul Cadwell, Bill Nighy as High King Emeric, Kate Beckinsale as Queen Ayrenn, and Malcolm McDowell as the Daedric god Molag Bal. The 17-minute video shows the in-studio recording process and features interviews with the cast, with an excellent performance by Cleese kicking things off.

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