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10:30 PM on 03.16.2013

Check out the Skyrim beta for 'Legendary' features

Bethesda has opened up testing of features coming to the next update of Skyrim to those who opt in to the beta on Steam. Version 1.9 will add a new difficulty setting and allow players to tag any of their rating 100 skills as...

Conrad Zimmerman




4:15 PM on 02.19.2013

Skyrim 'Hearthfire' DLC finally available for PS3

2011's smash hit The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has finally made its first downloadable content available for PS3 users ... in 2013. Yes, today is the day you PlayStation Store shoppers can get your hands on Hearthfire!  .....

Jim Sterling




6:45 PM on 02.01.2013

Skyrim fans, kneel before the Dovahbear Companion

Fans of the Dovahbear video are in luck -- one brave modder took that ridiculous idea to heart, and made a real mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Now, for the first time, you can fight alongside of the legendary Dovahbear...

Chris Carter




3:00 PM on 11.15.2012

New Skyrim video sets the stage for Dragonborn

Here's a new story trailer for the upcoming "Dragonborn" expansion to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and it's pretty much what I would expect. It has a bunch of dragons, both dead and alive, some wicked environments and a ...

Conrad Zimmerman




10:30 AM on 11.08.2012

Bethesda is 'close' to releasing Skyrim DLC for PS3

PS3 owners who haven't burned their copies of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim have been given a little incentive to keep their discs, with Bethesda announcing that it's "close" to releasing content on the system.  Last time ...

Jim Sterling




6:15 PM on 10.16.2012

Rumor: 'Dragonborn' to be the next Skyrim DLC

With Dawnguard and Hearthfire well out of the way, it seems that we're due for some Skyrim DLC, right? That is, unless you're a PS3 user. Well, some crafty PC players from the Bethesda forums looked into the files o...

Brett Zeidler




11:15 AM on 09.05.2012

PS3 user? Mad about Skyrim's DLC snub? Just stop crying!

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim received it's Hearthfire home-building DLC this week, but only if you have the Xbox 360 version. PC users will have to wait, while PS3 users haven't even got Dawnguard -- and may never get it. Natu...

Jim Sterling




3:00 PM on 09.04.2012

Skyrim 'Hearthfire' DLC now available on Xbox Live

New Skyrim DLC chapter "Hearthfire" is now available on Xbox Live. This fresh installment in Skyrim content allows you to purchase land and build a homestead from scratch, using drafting tables and the carpenter's w...

Holly Green




5:45 PM on 08.02.2012

Dawnguard is now available for PC users

Making a surprise announcement at QuakeCon earlier today, Bethesda announced that the first expansion DLC for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim would be available for PC today. And sure enough, it's up on Steam this very insta...

Brett Zeidler




1:45 PM on 06.12.2012

Joke's over: Skyrim 'Arrow in the Knee' is an Avatar prop

Folks, time to pack your shit up and leave, because the Joke Boat has officially set sail for cleaner waters. The long-running and increasingly tired "arrow in the knee" meme has been embraced by Bethesda, and given legitimac...

Jim Sterling




8:30 PM on 06.01.2012

Bethesda wants you to sign up for the Dawnguard beta

Bethesda really likes the way the beta patches have been working on the PC for Skyrim. Because of this, they've decided to extend this over to the Xbox 360 and have opened up beta signups for the new Dawnguard expansion for 3...

Brett Zeidler




9:30 AM on 05.31.2012

The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim: Dawnguard trailer

The first official trailer for Dawnguard has arrived, showcasing the two new factions set to take center stage. One side is the titular Dawnguard, and the other is their bloodthirsty enemy -- a cadre of particularly powerful...

Jim Sterling




1:00 AM on 05.30.2012

Next Skyrim DLC may be entitled 'Hearth Fire'

With Dawnguard accounted for and well on its way, Bethesda may be preparing for the next wave of Skyrim DLC. ZeniMax Media has filed a trademark application for the phrase "Heart Fire", a phrase familiar to those well versed ...

Holly Green




5:00 PM on 05.24.2012

New Skyrim update brings mounted combat

It took enormous amounts of restraint not to type that headline with about fifteen exclamation points. I thought I'd exhausted Skyrim (250 hours and counting) but this I will start an entire new file for. Today Bethesda has a...

Holly Green




1:54 PM on 05.01.2012

Skyrim: Dawnguard DLC announced for Xbox 360

Bethesda has announced the first downloadable expansion to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It'll be called Dawnguard and it's scheduled to come to Xbox Live this Summer. No other platforms have been announced at this time, altho...

Jim Sterling




2:00 AM on 04.29.2012

Playing Skyrim like a boss

Way to be late to the bandwagon, Freddie! Are we gonna have a Mass Effect video next week? Huh? All ribbing aside, Freddie Wong and video partner Brandon Laatsch tend to go above and beyond with their productions, so I say b...

Tony Ponce




1:30 PM on 04.27.2012

Patch files hint at crossbows and Snow Elves in Skyrim

Downloadable content for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, you say? I haven't even completed the main quest yet! A user on the Bethesda forums scanned through files in patch 1.5.26 and came across a few interesting tidbits that se...

Jordan Devore




9:30 PM on 04.24.2012

Make your own Draugr helm with help from Volpin Props

Well fus ro damn. Harrison Krix of Volpin Props, the man behind Mr. Destructoid's gleaming robotic dome, is busy as always. This time instead of showing off his latest prop or project, he's giving us the chance to get an insi...

Holly Green




12:00 PM on 04.22.2012

Skyrim: Is it really better with Kinect?

Based on my hands-on time with the Kinect functionality last week, I'd have to say, "yes." Don't take my word for it, though! Max sat down with Bethesda's Pete Hines last week to talk about how exactly the idea came to fruition, what exclusive commands you'll be able to use, and why you'll want to make sure you own a Kinect before your next visit to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Tara Long




9:30 AM on 04.12.2012

Kinect support coming to Skyrim, allows voice commands

Bethesda has announced that Kinect support is coming to the Xbox 360 version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and will include voice recognition to let you pull off the Dragon Shouts with your own vocal abilities.  "In a...

Jim Sterling




3:30 PM on 03.15.2012

Skyrim Beta update 1.5 adds new cinematic kills

I'm not sure what the greater gift is here, a Skyrim update or this beautiful montage of new kill moves. Today Bethesda has announced via their blog that Skyrim Beta update 1.5 is now live on Steam. With it comes a number of...

Holly Green




9:00 AM on 03.08.2012

Skyrim: Game Developers Choice Award's Game of the Year

The Game Developers Choice Awards took place last night in San Francisco, and Bethesda's Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim took home top prize as Game of the Year. It beat out hit titles Portal 2, Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Batman: ...

Dale North




10:00 AM on 03.03.2012

Skyrim's Lydia is a total badass

Wren Weichman whipped up a Skyrim parody to demonstrate once again how hilariously awesome the game's glitches can be. It's actually a live-action remake of this particular gameplay footage that showcases your follower Lydia...

Tony Ponce




8:00 PM on 02.21.2012

Skyrim Beta update fixes several Workshop bugs

Pictured above: a bug I hope never, ever gets fixed. Bethesda has announced today via their blog that Beta Update 1.4.26 for the Skyrim Workshop is now available on Steam, resolving a number of mod related issues. Among those...

Holly Green




5:00 PM on 02.21.2012

Skyrim Interactive Map App now available on iTunes

Over 200 hours into my Skyrim file, and I still have my issues quickly navigating the map. I don't know if I should be ashamed or Bethesda proud. Probably both. Lucky for me, the makers behind the Skyrim Official Game Guide, ...

Holly Green




2:00 PM on 02.14.2012

Skyrim Workshop hits 2 million mod downloads in a week

The Skyrim love never ends. It was already one of the biggest titles of 2011, but it shows no signs of stopping this year. Just last week Skyrim took home top honors at the Annual Interactive Achievement Awards. We recently h...

Dale North




3:30 PM on 02.09.2012

Unholy horrors! 1000+ Skyrim warriors go to war

Rolling 2500 cheese wheels down a mountain? That's old hat! When it comes pushing what mods can truly do, you can't get any more intense the ballet of ultra-violence seen above. YouTuber Tyrannicon assembled 500 Draugr, 200 ...

Tony Ponce




11:30 AM on 02.09.2012

Bethesda 'Game Jam' results in a better, odder Skyrim

Bethesda Game Studios' Todd Howard opened the 2012 D.I.C.E. Summit with his talk, titled "Why We Play, Why We Create." During the keynote, he revealed a startling figure: the average play time for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim...

Jordan Devore




6:00 PM on 02.07.2012

Skyrim gets Creation Kit, high-res textures, and a sale

The Creation Kit for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is here, which to me feels like we're only just at the very beginning of what the game will one day become. Steam Workshop is supported, allowing players to more easily view an...

Jordan Devore




8:00 AM on 02.06.2012

Skyrim Creation Kit finally out tomorrow

The long-awaited Skyrim Creation Kit is finally gracing Steam users tomorrow, according to Bethesda marketing mushroom Pete Hines. With this kit, modders will finally be able to create their own campaigns using the same tools...

Jim Sterling




4:00 PM on 02.04.2012

The Weekend Modder's Guide: Skyrim (2012)

This week, I'm not going to be talking about an older game. Rather, I'll be talking about something fairly new: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Now, the game looks great as it is, but we all know the PC can look far better than ...

Joshua Derocher




2:45 PM on 02.01.2012

Skyrim's Creation Kit is awesome, way over my head

Bethesda is giving you almost endless power with their Skyrim Creation Kit. This new video briefly goes over how deep this mod tool really is, as well as how seamlessly it works with Skyrim Workshop on Steam for uploading an...

Dale North




9:00 PM on 01.20.2012

Skyrim mod changes dragons to My Little Ponies

PC modders will add anything to games, and usually the stuff that we actually want doesn't come out right away. What does come out are nude mods, oversized weapons, and a Me Gusta moon. The newest of these crazy mods ch...

Joshua Derocher




6:30 PM on 01.20.2012

Muggers get a FUS RO DAH to the face

Corridor Digital demonstrates a real-world application of Dragon Shouts. FUS RO DAH!!!! [YouTube]

Tony Ponce




12:30 PM on 01.20.2012

Skyrim is getting full mod tools next week

We've already got some crazy awesome mods for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on PC. The funny thing is that these mods are being made without the official mod tools. Next week, the floodgates can open: Bethesda is rele...

Joshua Derocher




10:00 PM on 01.12.2012

Bear, the Skyrim chronicles

Good news and bad news time! Bad news: this is not about SQUIDbear. Good news: no "arrow to the knee" bullsh*t. Enjoy the harrowing tale of... a bear. Skyrim : Bear [YouTube] (Very nice job, Joe!)

Tony Ponce




4:15 PM on 01.10.2012

Bethesda targeting Skyrim lag on PlayStation 3 this month

You've likely heard the horror stories about the PlayStation 3 version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim if you have not experienced them first hand already. Progress on this front wasn't looking good, until today. Bethesda plan...

Jordan Devore




5:00 PM on 01.07.2012

This is what I wanted Skyrim to be like

Some people like Skyrim. Some people don't. From what I can tell, the difference between the two groups lies in their interest (or lack there of) in wandering around in a virtual landscape that earnestly attempts t...

Jonathan Holmes




4:00 AM on 12.23.2011

New cooking show makes videogame food a reality

Okay, are you guys ready for this? Jimmy Wong, the brother of SFX guru Freddie Wong, has conceived a new web series called Feast of Fiction, which takes foodstuffs from fictional media and prepares them for consumption. In t...

Tony Ponce




3:30 PM on 12.22.2011

Mega64 made the perfect Skyrim movie

When tasked with making a fan film of the Game of the Forever, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the boys of Mega64 decided to steer away from their typical modus operandi. The result is not a parody but a serious production fill...

Tony Ponce




9:20 AM on 12.21.2011

Skyrim (officially) patched for 4GB RAM support

Those Skyrim players with 64bit system (in other words, most Skyrim players) no longer need to rely on fan patches to unlock 4GB of beautiful RAM.  Until now, using the Large Address Ware patch was the only way for Skyri...

Jim Sterling




10:30 AM on 12.19.2011

Skyrim becomes the UK's Christmas number one

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim can add yet another accomplishment to its growing list, becoming the United Kingdom's number one charted game for Christmas. This is the first time that the prestigious slot has gone to a game not ...

Jim Sterling




11:30 AM on 12.16.2011

Skyrim be makin' mad cheese... literally

Ten million copies of Skyrim have been shipped. How many millions of dollars is that? What would someone even do with all that cheddar? ... Oh. Okay. Skyrim : 2500 Cheese wheels rolling off a mountain. [YouTube]

Tony Ponce




6:45 PM on 12.15.2011

Bethesda shipped ten million units of Skyrim

Bethesda Softworks are doing a bit of bragging today, having announced that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has shipped ten million units worldwide since releasing last month. Hardly surprising news that the game is seeing s...

Conrad Zimmerman




1:30 PM on 12.15.2011

Skyrim update 1.3 on Xbox Live, awaiting PSN approval

If you haven't already had to download update 1.3 for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, you'll be prompted to do so the next time you fire up the Xbox 360 version. The patch, also available to PC users, is waiting on Sony's approv...

Jordan Devore




5:00 PM on 12.11.2011

Put down that axe and Fus Roh DANCE!

Between the civil war and the return of the dragons, Skyrim is a pretty tense place. But if people would only put down their weapons and dance like this, then the dragons would probably just bugger off. Highlights include Sh...

Fraser Brown




9:23 PM on 12.10.2011

Spike VGA game of the year: Skyrim

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is the 2011 Spike Video Game Awards Game of the Year. I knew it. I won't tell you what I chose as a Spike Video Game Awards panelist judge, but I bet you could guess.  It was a shame that the staf...

Dale North




3:30 PM on 12.08.2011

Unboxing Skyrim's four-disc soundtrack

It's been over a month since we posted about pre-orders for the four-disc soundtrack to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and we know that fans have been getting a little impatient waiting for their orders to arrive. As it turns ...

Jayson Napolitano




5:00 AM on 12.06.2011

New mod makes it possible to play Skyrim with Kinect

Well, that didn't take long at all. In less than a month, someone has come up with a way to make Skyrim fully functional with the Kinect. And I am absolutely impressed. YouTube user KinectFAAST shows off the intuitive contro...

Brett Zeidler




10:30 PM on 12.01.2011

Skyrim Creation Kit, Steam mod integration coming January

Bethesda has shared plans to put out its development tools for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The Creation Kit, as it's known, will be available on PC for free in January. This great news for modders is also beneficial to mod u...

Jordan Devore








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