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Elder Scrolls Legends

Bethesda reveals The Elder Scrolls Legends

A strategy card game
Jun 14
// Kyle MacGregor
This evening at Bethesda's E3 media briefing, the company announced The Elder Scrolls Legends, a free-to-play strategy card game based on the worlds of Skyrim and The Elder Scrolls Online. Expect more details in the coming months, as the title's planned for a 2015 launch on PC and iPad. photo

Bethesda games gets new hub, called

One place to rule them all
Jun 14
// Darren Nakamura
At Bethesda's E3 press conference tonight, the publisher announced its new hub (pronounced without a "dot"). The hub will handle all of Bethesda's online games. The list of games that will go through the centralized hub is shown above, including a lot of big names: Dishonored, Doom, Fallout, The Elder Scrolls, The Evil Within, Quake, Wolfenstein, and newcomer Battlecry.
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The Elder Scrolls Online

The Elder Scrolls Online suffers totally unexpected launch issues

Baffling scientists and all religions
Jun 10
// Joe Parlock
A well-known MMO suffers major launch-day issues that prevent people from being able to play. Shocker. In a turn of events surprising nobody, players of The Elder Scrolls Online on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are rep...
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Funko Pop

Fallout, Skyrim, and The Elder Scrolls Online getting Funko Pop! figures

Get your small lumps of plastic today!
Jun 04
// Joe Parlock
Do you like small plastic bits of tat as much as I do? Great! Well you might want to know that Funko has announced its three newest lines of the Funko Pop! Figurine collection. Considering a certain bit of news that might&rsq...
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The Elder Scrolls Online

'Fraudulent' Elder Scrolls Online Steam keys revoked

Pay up another $50 for the game or else
May 27
// Joe Parlock
Bethesda and ZeniMax Online have announced in a forum post that they are beginning to close Elder Scrolls Online accounts bought through unapproved Steam key resellers. Starting yesterday, May 26, accounts with codes bought f...
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The Elder Scrolls Online

The Elder Scrolls Online's console versions will require a key to activate (Update)

You're stuck with it just like PC users
May 14
// Joe Parlock
[Update: The original statements out of ZeniMax were inaccurate. Here's the latest word: "The physical console version of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited does not require a one-time game code. As with any other b...
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''s clear we didn't understand exactly what we were doing'
Earlier today, Bethesda tried to justify its decision to let people charge money for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim mods on Steam, but it was just the latest in a string of failed attempts at damage control. Now there's word fro...

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Elder Scrolls Online

The Elder Scrolls Online on console is massive, and the file size reflects that

Beta starts tomorrow
Apr 22
// Brett Makedonski
Anyone who's planning to play The Elder Scrolls Online on consoles likely knows what they're getting into. The series is known for its scale, and MMOs are massive by definition. Those two together make for a game that wo...
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Bethesda E3

Bethesda's E3 invites could hint at a Fallout 4 reveal

Sometimes what isn't said is most important
Apr 20
// Jed Whitaker
Bethesda, creator of the Elder Scrolls and the newer series of Fallout games, has sent out invites for its E3 press conference that takes place on Sunday, June 14. Pictured on the invite are reserved seats for chara...
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Elder Scrolls Online to offer 'welcome back' weekend for prior beta participants

If you skipped out on the full release
Apr 09
// Chris Carter
Did you try out the beta for The Elder Scrolls Online and promptly dip out before the final game was actually out? You'll have a chance to jump in and see what the new subscription-free version is all about next weekend,...
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Grab 22% off The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited (now with no monthly fee)

Don't pay full price, yo
Mar 19
// Dealzon
The Elder Scrolls Online did a reboot of sorts earlier this week and the game is now subtitled Tamriel Unlimited. Gamers interested in the buy-to-play, no-subscription-fee version of the game can grab any old retail copy and ...
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Elder Scrolls Online

The Elder Scrolls Online goes subscription free today on PC

Check out the new trailer
Mar 17
// Chris Carter
The Elder Scrolls Online hasn't made many headlines since its launch, but it certainly went back into the spotlight recently after the news that it would be dropping its subscription fee requirement. Like Guild Wars 2, ...
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Skyrim patch

No more file size limit for Skyrim mods on Steam Workshop

2GB textures and HDR for everybody!
Mar 03
// Jason Faulkner
Bethesda will be removing the 100MB file size limitation from Steam Workshop mods in an upcoming patch for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.  Finally, all those gorgeous gigantic textures can be installed from Steam itself, i...
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ESO cash shop details

ZeniMax details The Elder Scrolls Online's upcoming pay-to-play store

The road to hell is paved with novelty skins
Feb 13
// Jason Faulkner
The latest MMO to go the pay-to-play route is The Elder Scrolls Online. Last month's announcement was a bit of a shocker to some, as going subscription free is an indicator of bad news for MMOs. However, ZeniMax is trying its...
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Surprise, right? Guys, are you surprised?
When I reviewed The Elder Scrolls Online back at launch I thought it had potential, but not enough to keep people paying for subscription time. Plenty of MMOs have enjoyed a subscription-based model, and games like ...

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GameStop Black Friday has a bunch of MMOs on sale

Prices so low, you'll scream
Nov 26
// Dealzon
Deals brought to you by the crew at Dealzon. FYI: sales from certain retailers go toward supporting Destructoid. Well, this came out of left field for us. GameStop just started up its digital PC Games Black Friday Sale. We're...
I am not making this up, guys.
Okay, that's it. We're done. Skyrim is vanquished, and Ronnie James Dio can now mount his big clean tiger and ride it down into the midnight sea full of shiny diamonds like the eyes of a cat in the black and blue. Or somethin...

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Ronnie James Dio kicks a little wagon around

We played a game some more!
Oct 09
// Max Scoville
Our ongoing look at what it would be like if the late heavy metal icon Ronnie James Dio continues his exploration of Skyrim. I like to think, in a decade or so, people will look back on this video series the same way they on that Ken Burns documentary about that thing that he did. 
Here's the fourth part of the idiotic Skyrim Let's Play series Bill and I have been doing. The hook is this: we're playing Skyrim, but our character KIND OF looks like Ronnie James Dio. So, we're talking about heavy meta...

That raccoon is probably Dio's pet in the netherworld
Continuing our adventures through Skyrim; Max lays out the lengthy tale of what he did the day Dio died. Max's romp involved bottomless mimosas, a 40oz of malt liquor with a condom taped to it, and a deformed raccoon named 'Scary'. I don't really remember what I did that day. Probably listened to Dio.

We've been down too long in the midnight sea
Max and I decided to start a playthrough of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim as the late Ronnie James Dio, the heavy metal legend who had a music video that kinda looks like Skyrim. There's only one problem; Max can't remember any Dio lyrics correctly. It's okay though; we had good beer and bad tacos.

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Skyrim promoted blog

What Skyrim taught me about pushing my best friend off a mountain

Promoted from our Community Blogs!
Aug 16
// MeanderBot
[Dtoid community blogger and artist MeanderBot shares this wonderful story and comic from his time with Skyrim. (Check below for the full comic.) Want to see your own work appear on the front page? Go write something! --Mr An...
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Dishonored is $4.99 in the yearly QuakeCon Steam sale

The Elder Scrolls Online is also making its Steam debut
Jul 17
// Alasdair Duncan
The horribly cynical part of me is wondering what's going to actually happen at this year's QuakeCon; now that John Carmack is gone from the company and Doom 4 still just exists as a trailer, is there much to look forward to?...
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The Elder Scrolls Online

The Elder Scrolls Online is coming to Steam today

Announced at QuakeCon 2014
Jul 17
// Dale North
Announced at QuakeCon 2014 as a kick-off announcement, The Elder Scrolls Online is coming to Steam. Today. Both the Standard Edition and the Imperial Edition will be available for purchase later today.  It sounds like ev...
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Elder Scrolls Online

Elder Scrolls Online will revamp its Veteran Rank system soon

That's the max level content
Jul 10
// Chris Carter
Elder Scrolls Online is a good game in many ways, but it failed to meet my expectations in terms of a service worth subscribing to. ZeniMax is responding to some complaints by revamping its Veteran Rank content, which is aime...
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Elder Scrolls

That Elder Scrolls mod by way of Skyrim's engine is entering alpha soon

Jul 07
// Chris Carter
Morrowind remains my favorite Elder Scrolls game, and soon, you'll get a chance to try it out by way of the Skyrim engine. A group of modders have been hard at work with the Skywind mod, which transforms the b...
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ESO creation

The Onion spoofs character creation in this ESO video

'Create the muscular skeletal system that's right for you'
Jul 03
// Chris Carter
We're not quite at the point where we can customize individual organs and bones in a character creation screen, but The Onion humorously takes a look at a fictional Elder Scrolls Online system that does just that -- and...
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Bethesda's Final Fantasy

Morrowind kept Bethesda from going out of business

Bethesda's Final Fantasy
Jun 06
// Steven Hansen
A lot of people think they do their best work with their back up against the wall. That's the narrative Bethesda's Todd Howard is going with. In an interview with GameStar, Howard talked about how Morrowind was basically the...
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The Elder Scrolls Online gets its first major update

May 26
// Chris Carter
The Elder Scrolls Online is delivering new content in the form of "Update 1" -- the first big content update since its launch. It'll have a new storyline specifically designed for Veteran (max level) players, as well as new q...
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Oblivion is also coming to Skyrim thanks to modders

May 16
// Jordan Devore
The folks doing impressive work over at The Elder Scrolls Renewal Project aren't merely bringing the content of Morrowind into Skyrim with Skywind -- they're also giving Oblivion (and its DLC) the same treatment with a proje...

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