Good news, weary travelers of Skyrim! Bethesda has just updated the PC version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to 1.9 beta for you to test out, if you so wish. It looks like console adventurers will have to wait a little while longer, but the company is hoping to push out the patch later this month.
Version 1.9 beta carries a huge number of fixes, from the ability to drop certain quest items after quest completion to more specific issues revolving around certain quests. The biggest addition from this update is the new "Legendary" difficulty setting. Players with skills of level 100 now have the option to make that skill Legendary by resetting its level back to 15 and removing the associated perks. This will allow the player to level up the skill and regain their perks again.
Clearly, Bethesda has taken a few tips from the Call of Duty series. From a design perspective, I can understand why adding such a feature to your enormous open-world RPG would make sense: the die-hard fans can continue to enjoy the game and feel as though that they continuing to get stronger through the use of those skills. Personally, I see it as a waste of the time and effort that I had put in to attain those skills in the first place. I'll be downloading this update but leaving the Legendary setting for those made of sterner stuff, and with far more free time on their hands.
|6:00 AM on 04.19.2013|
The horrific Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle mod for Skyrim
Bethesda may be done with Skyrim now, but the fans will never be stop. Mods will continue to come, like this latest one by modder Higeyoshi that adds the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Skyrim. I'm not going to be sleeping we...more
|4:45 PM on 04.18.2013|
Skyrim Legendary Edition possibly coming in June
All Games Beta posted a link to an image of a Polish store page that lists The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary Edition for the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. We can safely assume that this is going to be a game of th...more
|12:45 PM on 04.15.2013|
Bethesda officially done with Skyrim, moving on
Bethesda has today announced that its The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is officially done. Its team has wrapped up, and will be moving on to new projects. Although there'll be no major additions, minor updates are still promised f...more
|11:30 AM on 03.13.2013|
Limited Dragonborn statues are hand-crafted, pricey
If your mantel is in need of a protector from pesky dragons, then look no further than artist Alejandro Pereira's 1/6 scale replica statue of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim's Dovahkiin, the Dragonborn. This hand-crafted, hand-pa...more
|5:00 PM on 02.28.2013|
A conversation with one of Skyrim's top modders
Callum Macarthur, AKA ThirteenOranges, has worked as a professional level designer for Ubisoft, but these days he spends his time creating mods for Skyrim, and they are among the best content available for the game. He i...more
|6:00 PM on 02.24.2013|
Top game-changing mods for Skyrim on the Steam Workshop
The Steam Workshop is a great way to install mods for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. If you are getting tired of the gameplay, here are some mods that will changes some of the mechanics to give you a different experience. ...more
|2:45 PM on 02.12.2013|
Dragonborn's amazing content held back by glitches on PC
Almost two months after coming out on the Xbox 360, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim's latest DLC, Dragonborn, has made its way onto the PC. The content here is amazing, as Chris already explained in his review back in December. He only encountered a few bugs, but the experience on PC for a lot of people is a little less stable, to the point of the game breaking in certain cases.more
|3:00 AM on 02.07.2013|
Bethesda puts out improved HD textures for Skyrim DLC
While it would have been nice to see Dragonborn for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim hit PC earlier than it did, the Steam release is now behind us, and Bethesda has a nice bonus on top of it. For those users who can handle high-r...more
|6:00 PM on 02.06.2013|
The Skyrim theme gets covered by ... Tay Zonday?
Remember Tay Zonday? The Chocolate Rain guy? Well apparently he's been making music videos ever since and his latest is a cover of the Skyrim theme. And you know what? It's actually pretty good. Go figure.more
|10:30 AM on 05.19.2013|
Ghost of a Tale meets funding goal, play your mouse lute!
Ghost of a Tale, the promising game starring a mouse with a LUTE AND A HAT, made its crowdfunding goal of 45.000€ last night. There shall be much rejoicing. The game caught attention through its incredible des...more
|6:00 PM on 05.18.2013|
Mugen Souls hits PlayStation Network next week
Mugen Souls is going digital on PlayStation Network this Tuesday, NIS America has announced. A role-playing game developed by Compile Heart, the story follows a goddess by the name of Chou-Chou in her quest to conquer the uni...more
|4:00 PM on 05.18.2013|
Multiplayer comic-adventure The Yahwg draws near
One of the problems with most narrative-focused games is that after you've played through them once, most of the surprises are over. The Yawhg, the next game from Damian Sommer (Friendship in 4 Colors), looks to circumve...more