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Bethesda unveils Dishonored “Weapons of Revenge” site, lets you kill plagued rats

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Late last month, and transferred to internet brand protection agency Corporation Service Company.  Both names were first registered by ROKKAN, a digital design firm that often acquires names secretly on behalf of ZeniMax Media. originally redirected visitors to Bethesda’s home page on

There was no new website activity on until this week.

A website has now been unveiled that lets you kill two rats and the aftermath is graphic (as shown in the image above).  However, if you choose to spare the plagued rats, the website rewards you with a Dishonored screensaver that you can download for the Mac or PC.

Bethesda has not officially announced the website, as the Kill Count which appears after you kill the rats, only stands at about 50 (of which several are mine) at the time of this story.

I discovered the website after checking the web address earlier today to see if anything had changed.  The Spanish version of the website is available at

The launch date for Dishonored was revealed earlier this month.  The video game will be released on October 9th, 2012, for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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ZeniMax acquired ‘Weapons of Revenge’, other Dishonored-related domain names

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ZeniMax’s Bethesda Softworks unveiled earlier this week, in what may possibly become one of many marketing web sites for its upcoming Dishonored game developed by Arkane Studios.

Digital design firm ROKKAN was the initial registrant of the domain which has become Dishonored’s tagline, and after some digging around, I managed to uncover other revenge-related domain names that ROKKAN acquired on behalf of ZeniMax Media.

Two names in particular that ROKKAN purchased last year have had some recent web activity: (Whois) and (Whois).  Both names transferred to internet brand protection agency Corporation Service Company this week and now redirects visitors to Bethesda’s home page on

ZeniMax also acquired (Whois), the Spanish version of “Weapons of Revenge”.

Other names ROKKAN acquired in the same batch include:

It’s unknown whether any of these domains will be used in further Dishonored marketing efforts, but you may want to keep an eye on names like and as Bethesda steps up its online marketing tactics and the game’s release gets closer.

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Zenimax closer to revealing ‘Dishonored’ as transfers to Zenimax


Updated:  Hours after I published this post, Zenimax media unveiled the website. 


Not much is known about a suspected project called ‘Dishonored’ underway at Zenimax, the publisher of games such as Doom and Rage.  

However, the company did get one step closer to revealing ‘Dishonored’, which the company filed a trademark application for in June 2011 which was spotted by SystemLink

So, what has been revealed?

Well, for one thing, it appears Zenimax has owned the matching domain for nearly a year.

Yesterday, the domain name which is currently hidden behind Whois privacy at Corporation Service Company (a brand protection company), transferred DNS servers from CSC’s own servers to Zenimax’s DNS servers at and, where the company’s other online properties reside such as, a domain name it purchased in May 2010 at the online marketplace Sedo for $49,999 USD.

The transfer could be a sign that a website is about to be unveiled.

Here’s a look at the updated Whois record. Whois record

The domain name was acquired by CSC from well-known domain investor Mike Berkens almost a year before Zenimax filed for the trademark.  Mike Berkens, who writes a blog at, has sold a number of web addresses that have gone on to make news such as, now a website which recently made headlines after releasing the Anthony Weiner photos. 

According to Whois history, was acquired by CSC in July 2010. 

CSC is well known for providing domain services and identity protection on behalf of some of the largest companies in the world, including Microsoft and Google.

(Photo of Rage via Zenimax Media)