Community Announcements - gstaffBethesda
We’ve had a long and excellent relationship with our good friends at Valve. We worked together to make the Workshop a huge part of Skyrim, and we’re excited that something we’ve been working together on for a long time is finally happening. You can now charge for the mods you create.

Unlike other curated games on Steam that allow users to sell their creations, this will be the first game with an open market. It will not be curated by us or Valve. It was essential to us that our fans decide what they want to create, what they want to download, and what they want to charge.

Many of our fans have been modding our games since Morrowind, for over 10 years. They now have the opportunity to earn money doing what they love – and all fans have a new way to support their favorite mod authors. We’ve also updated Skyrim and the Creation Kit with new features to help support paid mods including the ability to upload master files, adding more categories and removing filesize limit restrictions.

What does this mean for you?

As a modder, you now have the option of listing your creations at a price determined by you. Or, you can continue to share your projects for free. For those shopping for new mods, Valve is making sure you can try any mod risk free. See Refund Policy.

For full details on these changes to the Skyrim Workshop, check out Steam’s announcement page and FAQ.

Modding has been important to all our games for such a long time. We try to create worlds that come alive and you can make your own, but it’s in modding where it truly does. Thanks again for all your incredible support over the years. We hope steps like this breathe new life into Skyrim for everyone.

Bethesda Game Studios
Jan 26, 2011
Community Announcements - nbreckon
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Catch up on all five engrossing Brink dev diaries!

<a href="http://brinkthegame.com/community/blogs/detail/?id=1">Brink Developer Diary #1 - Welcome to Brink</a>

<a href="http://brinkthegame.com/community/blogs/detail/?id=2">Brink Developer Diary #2 - A Contrasting Reality</a>

<a href="http://brinkthegame.com/community/blogs/detail/?id=3">Brink Developer Diary #3 - Ed Stern</a>

<a href="http://brinkthegame.com/community/blogs/detail/?id=4">Brink Developer Diary #4 - Aubrey Hesselgren</a>

<a href="http://brinkthegame.com/community/blogs/detail/?id=6">Brink Developer Diary #5 - Chris Sweetman</a>
Community Announcements - Nick Breckon
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After a couple months on hiatus, our <a href="http://brinkthegame.com/community/blogs/detail/?id=6">developer diaries for Brink return</a>. This week Splash Damage's audio director, Chris Sweetman, discusses his methodology for Brink's sound design -- covering everything from foley work to getting the perfect gun sound. And oh does Chris love gun sounds. If you've ever played the game BLACK (a game he previously worked on), you know you're in for a treat with Brink.

Chris' <a href="http://brinkthegame.com/community/blogs/detail/?id=6">dev diary</a> is accompanied by an arrangement he calls, "A Choir of Guns." Watch it above.
Community Announcements - Nick Breckon
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Our friends at Splash Damage have alerted us that the fan site kit for Brink has been updated with new screens, wallpapers and other fun stuff.

Not sure what a fan site kit is? Well, it's a bunch of media that makes it easy to start up your own fan site. These materials include:
<ul>
<li>Official Brink fact sheet and FAQ</li>
<li>Brink Developer Diaries</li>
<li>Official logos</li>
<li>Screenshots and concept art</li>
<li>Desktop wallpapers</li>
<li>Forum avatars</li>
<li>Audio samples</li>
<li>Website design elements</li>
<li>Developer and publisher fact sheets</li>
</ul>Here's a handy <a href="http://www.brinkthegame.com/media/downloads/fankit/">link to the kit</a>.
Community Announcements - Nick Breckon
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Over the past few months, we've shared videos from the <a href="http://www.parkourtour.com/video-episodes">Beyond the Brink: 2010 European Parkour Tour</a>, featuring freerunning expert Daniel Ilabaca. If you haven't checked out the videos, we think you should -- they're pretty rad. Above, I've posted some crazy action from the tour's stop in Barcelona.
Community Announcements - nbreckon
Our crazy Steam deals continue with major discounts on several Bethesda games, including Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas.

Head to <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/sub/6942/">this page</a> to keep up with all of the discounts. You can pick up big savings on individual titles, or purchase them all as one low-price pack.
Community Announcements - nbreckon
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There's a fantastic new feature up at CG Society on Brink. The piece delves into the game’s unique art design — with a look at the games characters, environments, and more.

Definitely <a href="http://features.cgsociety.org/story_custom.php?story_id=5958&page=2">check it out</a>, as there’s plenty of never-before-seen concept art.
Dec 1, 2010
Community Announcements - nbreckon
Just in time for the holidays, both the original version of Fallout 3 and the Game of the Year Edition are now available at new low prices!

<a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/22370/">Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition</a>, including all five DLC packs, can now be had for just $29.99 (or £19.99/€29.99) on Steam.

Likewise, <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/22300/">Fallout 3</a> now rings in at $19.99 (or £14.99/€19).

The perfect gifts for any family members that have yet to conquer the Capital Wasteland.
Community Announcements - Nick Breckon
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With Fallout: New Vegas at last reaching store shelves, and the vice-grip of Fallout addicts everywhere, it's time to see what the equally-ensnared press thought of the game.

Here is a pretty vast collection of New Vegas reviews we've seen so far. We'll of course add to the list as more start to pop up.

<a href="http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-10-19-fallout-new-vegas-review">Eurogamer</a> <strong>(9/10)</strong>: "New Vegas may jump across America for its setting, and forward several years in the timeline, but it's a seamless continuation of what Bethesda set in motion in 2008 with Fallout 3."

<a href="http://www.gamepro.com/article/reviews/216971/fallout-new-vegas">GamePro</a> <strong>(4.5/5)</strong>: "It closely matches Fallout 3 in terms of depth and content; if you loved the original, you'll probably love this one as well."

<span style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://www.oxm.co.uk/article.php?id=23028">Official Xbox Magazine UK</a> <strong>(9/10)</strong>: </span><span class="text_article_body">"All you have to do is listen to the post-game chatter of those that have played it and you'll learn that, sure enough, Obsidian has created something that's consistent yet unpredictable enough that everyone's adventure feels like it's something unique and worth sharing."</span>

<a href="http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/112/1128811p1.html">IGN UK</a> <strong>(9/10)</strong>: "Like 3 and Oblivion before it, New Vegas is a game to share stories about, one that lets you carve your own path through a beautifully constructed world."

<span style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/gamesblog/2010/oct/19/fallout-new-vegas-review?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter">The Guardian</a> <strong>(5/5)</strong>: "</span>Writing this review has been difficult simply because I've been itching to strap on my Pipboy, get back to the wasteland and do a bit more exploring – there's nothing quite like it. I think you'll feel the same."
morable locations and characters and is a worthy followup to Fallout 3."

Head to the <a href="http://bethblog.com/index.php/2010/10/19/fallout-new-vegas-review-roundup/">Bethesda Blog</a> for more reviews!
Oct 12, 2010
Community Announcements - Nick Breckon
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Last week, GameTrailers put up a <a href="http://www.gametrailers.com/video/pax-10-brink/705430">new walkthrough video</a> they captured while in Seattle for PAX. Check out new footage from Container City above -- featuring play-by-play commentary from Creative Director Richard Ham (and gameplay awesomeness from Media Director Richard Jolly).

For hands-on Brink impressions from the Eurogamer Expo, <a href="http://bethblog.com/index.php/2010/10/06/brink-roundup-3/">head to the Bethesda Blog</a>.
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