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GDC awards

Bethesda's Todd Howard to receive GDCA Lifetime Achievement Award


Directed Fallouts 3-4, Oblivion, Skyrim
Feb 05
// Steven Hansen
Hot on the heels of Fallout 4, Todd Howard, director of later The Elder Scrolls and Bethesda's Fallout 3 and 4, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 16th annual Game Developers Choice Awards in March. Fallo...
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Skywind

Morrowind-in-Skyrim mod Skywind is looking great in this new update video


Welcome back, outlander
Feb 04
// Joe Parlock
Skywind is a full-conversion mod that aims to recreate the much-loved Morrowind and all of its content in the newer, shinier Skyrim engine. It's been in development since what feels like the dawn of time, but things are shap...
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Elder Scrolls Online

The Elder Scrolls Online: Thieves Guild's trailer is the least sneaky thing possible


Steal everything... with explosions!
Jan 22
// Joe Parlock
One of the coolest questlines in both Oblivion and Skyrim was the Thieves Guild. Sure, it’s never been as memorable the Dark Brotherhood, but I always find planning heists and dealing with the politics of a band of thi...
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Elder Scrolls Online

The Elder Scrolls Online will launch in Japan in June of 2016


Uh
Dec 28
// Chris Carter
The Elder Scrolls Online has found a decent niche as a subscription-free game (several of my friends on all three platforms play it), but will it find success in other regions? ZeniMax is seemingly hopeful, as publisher DMM h...

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The Elder Scrolls

The Elder Scrolls: Legends has been delayed


Won't meet its Q4 2015 target release
Dec 18
// Joe Parlock
I have to admit, I'd completely forgotten about The Elder Scrolls: Legends. The collectible card game was announced at Bethesda’s E3 conference this year, but then immediately drowned out by Dishonored 2 and Fallout 4 n...
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The Elder Scrolls Online

Want to play The Elder Scrolls Online for free?


Here's everything you need to know
Dec 08
// Vikki Blake
Always fancied giving The Elder Scrolls Online a try but haven't yet been able to commit? Here's hoping you have some free time this weekend as Bethesda is giving you the chance to try before you buy.  From Thursday, Dec...
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Elder Scrolls Online

Bethesda will literally pay you to play The Elder Scrolls Online


But only if you're lucky
Dec 03
// Alissa McAloon
One The Elder Scrolls Online player is about to have their loyalty rewarded. As a response to its #MillionReasonsToPlay campaign, Bethesda has announced that it will be giving away $1 million to a single, lucky player. O...
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Skyrim Xbox One

Bethesda sitting on unreleased Skyrim port for Xbox One


Made to facilitate Fallout 4 development
Nov 03
// Kyle MacGregor
In twilight of 2013, Nintendo put out a remastered The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker for Wii U. One of the key reasons cited for the project's existence was it allowed the Zelda team to experiment and familiarize itsel...
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The Elder Scrolls Online

The Elder Scrolls Online: Orsinium brings in the Orcs


We got the green, we got the tusks
Oct 06
// Joe Parlock
You know what every single game ever needs? More orcs. The Last of Orcs, The Beginner’s Orc, Orcs Must Not At All Die for There to Be More Orcs, if there’s any game that doesn’t have enough orcs, it can be ...
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Shirley Curry is a star

Watch a 79-year-old grandmother play Skyrim, and have your heart warmed


She reminds me of my grandma so much!
Sep 19
// Jed Whitaker
Grandma Shirley, aka Shirley Curry, is a 79-year-old grandmother who "just had a beast of a gaming computer built," allowing her to "play like a Boss! LOL" according to her description on her YouTube channel. Shirley's first...
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Skyrim Splatoon

Splatoon invades Skyrim with new, goofy mod


You're a dragon now
Aug 27
// Chris Carter
Since Splatoon has been mixed with practically everything now, clever modder Higeyosi360 has created one for Skyrim. The Peryite Shooter weapon allows players to shoot ink, and is hilariously effective as it also does poison damage. If you want to download the mod, you can find it right here. I've definitely enjoyed the mods more than the core game at this point. Higeyosi360 [Twitter]
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GOG

A ton of classic Bethesda and id games are coming to GOG


Elder Scrolls, DOOM, and Fallout
Aug 26
// Chris Carter
Bethesda is making quite the entrance today into GOG.com, all of which are of course DRM-free. To celebrate, there will be discounts available on bundle packs for the next week. Here are all of the games you'll find on sale t...
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Bethesda ramps up

Bethesda aims to build toward 'three or four big titles a year'


That doesn't mean Skyrim 2
Aug 20
// Steven Hansen
While Bethesda’s VP of Marketing Pete Hines recently said it would be "a very long time" until the next Elder Scrolls -- Skyrim's follow up -- would be announced, it seems the publisher  also wants to avoid a black...
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Daedric axe

Skyrim's Daedric axe is even more badass in real life


Smithing level high
Aug 12
// Brett Makedonski
You know that feeling when you acquire a particularly awesome weapon in a video game? Hours of work finally paid off and now you're going to go wreck some fools. This thing will be covered in viscera in just a few minutes, a...
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Skyrim cartoon mod

'Toon Skyrim' mod looks bonkers


It's not out yet
Aug 10
// Chris Carter
Every so often, I'm compelled to install total conversion mods and replay an entire game over again. I might be doing that for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in the future, if this early build of Toon Skyrim is any indicati...
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Not surprising

Fallout fallout: 'Very long time' until Skyrim sequel


Don't expect Elder Scrolls VI soon
Aug 10
// Steven Hansen
Maybe the wasteland isn't your bag and, really, you just want a Skyrim follow up. Well, you're out of luck and wrong. Bethesda’s VP of Marketing Pete Hines confirmed to Dual Shockers that it would be a "very long time" ...
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ESO

$12 Elder Scrolls Online deal returns in GMG Summer Sale encore


All 1,400+ game deals return as well
Jul 21
// Dealzon
Update: Interestingly enough GMG is limiting copies of ESO to 1 per customer. Remember that $12 ESO deal from 9 days ago? We sure do -- the game actually went "out of stock" halfway through the sale last week. (Yep, digital p...
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Skyblivion

43 minutes of the Oblivion-to-Skyrim port, Skyblivion


Not the easiest name to say. Oblivirim?
Jul 20
// Joe Parlock
Skyrim came out four long years ago now. For four years, we’ve been striding out into the tundra, exploring new cities, fighting in the civil war, all of which conveniently requiring us to go into yet another crypt ful...
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Elder Scrolls

Elder Scrolls Online's Imperial City is DLC, costs roughly $20


2,500 Crowns
Jul 15
// Chris Carter
Elder Scrolls Online is still chugging along with its free-to-subscribe model on PC and consoles, and now you can get a look at the Imperial City pack, which is set to arrive on August 31 for PC, and September 15 on PS4 and ...
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Elder Scrolls

Elder Scrolls Online is now only $12 (until tomorrow anyways)


$8 Skyrim Sanic Legendary too 8)
Jul 12
// Dealzon
Update 7/21: Deals are back for next 48 hours or until OOS. If you were ever hesitant on Elder Scrolls Online, GMG is giving extra incentive on Day 3 of their Summer Sale by pricing The ELder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited...

Elder Scrolls Online feels fine on consoles, but it doesn't fix the core game

Jul 09 // Chris Carter
In my time testing the PS4 version I noticed a lot of dead areas, likely due to the lower install-base, compared to all of the MMO players out there who already had a PC version and didn't feel like buying the game all over again. Dungeons are still fun (and far more active with a controller), but open world exploration hasn't really been addressed. At times leveling can be a crawl, and most world events fall flat. The next bit of content coming to ESO is Cyrodiil and Orsinium (Imperial City and the city of Orcs respectively), which will launch later this year. Also, the Dark Brotherhood is being teased. which is likely enough to pull me back in to complete their questline. In the meantime, I'm going to be playing other MMOs instead.
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Waiting for an overhaul
To my surprise, The Elder Scrolls Online works pretty well on a console. In fact, it feels almost identical to my experiences with Morrowind and Skyrim on the Xbox and Xbox 360 respectively (first-person mode h...

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The Elder Scrolls Online

The Elder Scrolls Online tops the UK retail charts


Buff orcs and raptors best the Witcher
Jun 17
// Joe Parlock
Well, this is a surprise. The Elder Scrolls Online is currently at the top of UK retail charts, managing to sell over 100,000 copies in its first week. I really like TESO, but it is a game that released over a year ago to mid...
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Elder Scrolls

Bethesda teases The Dark Brotherhood in Elder Scrolls Online


Hopefully sooner than later
Jun 14
// Chris Carter
It was a bit muted, but during Bethesda's E3 conference today, new zones were announced for The Elder Scrolls Online. The Imperial City and Orsinium will be playable, and one more bit of content was teased for release later t...
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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.
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Bethesda.net

Bethesda games gets new hub, called Bethesda.net


One place to rule them all
Jun 14
// Darren Nakamura
At Bethesda's E3 press conference tonight, the publisher announced its new hub Bethesda.net (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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'...it'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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