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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. read feature

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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
[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... read
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QuakeCon

Dishonored is $4.99 in the yearly QuakeCon Steam sale


The Elder Scrolls Online is also making its Steam debut
Jul 17
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?... read
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The Elder Scrolls Online

The Elder Scrolls Online is coming to Steam today


Announced at QuakeCon 2014
Jul 17
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... read
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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
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... read
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Elder Scrolls

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


Yes!
Jul 07
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... read
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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
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... read
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Bethesda's Final Fantasy

Morrowind kept Bethesda from going out of business


Bethesda's Final Fantasy
Jun 06
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... read
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ESO

The Elder Scrolls Online gets its first major update


Craglorn
May 26
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... read
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Mods

Oblivion is also coming to Skyrim thanks to modders


Skyblivion
May 16
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... read
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Skyrim

Glean some interesting facts about Skyrim from this Did You Know Gaming? video


You know, aside from the lyrics to the main theme
May 13
I don't watch too many YouTube video series, but I quite enjoy some of the facts Did You Know Gaming? serves up. Sometimes I actually walk away having learned a little something. I ended up liking the latest entry to the DYK... read
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In some ways, it's elder alright
It's been a long month in The Elder Scrolls Online, full of ups and downs. At first, ESO wowed me unlike essentially any other MMO before it. Similar to Lord of the Rings Online but with much more bravado, the openi... read feature

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ESO

The Elder Scrolls Online delayed six months on consoles


Official FAQ was updated, then pulled
May 08
[Update: ZeniMax has responded to the situation, confirming the delay. Players will be able to transfer their characters to the console versions for free, and eligible PC players can buy the PS4 or Xbox One version for a... read
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ZeniMax

ZeniMax gives out an extra five days of gametime for The Elder Scrolls Online


As a thank you for dealing with gold spammers and bugs
May 02
It's been about four weeks since The Elder Scrolls Online launched, so we've reached that fated point in any subscription based MMO's life -- the date where everyone who got their first month free now has to choose ... read
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It should have come with a barf bag
Bill and Max unravel the mysteries of the Elder Scrolls Online Imperial Edition. What slumbers inside the gilded box could never have been imagined... or wanted. read feature

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Mods

The mod that's bringing Morrowind into Skyrim is coming along nicely


The best-looking Elder Scrolls project right now
Apr 18
Devise a lofty goal for fans to work toward and they'll come together to create something truly remarkable. This is Skywind, an in-progress mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim that intends to bring the content of Morrowind i... read
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Elder Scrolls Online

ZeniMax confusingly endorses an online forum to support trading in Elder Scrolls Online


It's not in-game
Apr 14
As I've mentioned in my review in progress for The Elder Scrolls Online, the game did not ship with an Auction House -- a system in place in nearly every MMO that allows players to conveniently buy and sell goods within the g... read
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The first 20 levels
[We'll be reviewing The Elder Scrolls Online over an extended period of time. For more details, check out our new Reviews in Progress program.] I've been hard at work playing Elder Scrolls Online this week... read feature

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Check out the latest cinematic trailer too
The Elder Scrolls Online is officially available today for the masses on the PC and Mac. To celebrate, Bethesda has released another badass cinematic trailer, titled The Siege. Along with this trailer comes a neat little inf... read feature

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Our first 24 hours in Tamriel
[We'll be reviewing The Elder Scrolls Online over an extended period of time. For more details, check out our new Reviews in Progress program.] In many ways ZeniMax is fighting an uphill battle with Elder Scrolls Online.... read feature

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ESO

The Elder Scrolls Online launches today for Early Access folk


It's pretty stable so far
Mar 30
The Elder Scrolls Online officially launches today by way of the Early Access program for select pre-orders. Specifically, it kicked off at 7AM EST this morning, and I was there to test out the soft launch and see how Zenimax... read
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If you already redeemed a key last time, no need to reapply
[Update: Beta weekend over! Hope you had fun.] Bethesda is kicking off another massive beta weekend today for their upcoming MMO The Elder Scrolls Online, and we've got a bunch of codes to hand out to lucky Dtoiders! The beta... read feature

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Play the game all weekend long
Update! Non-Huge members can now get in on this action. Click here to snag your beta keys before they're all gone! Our friends at Bethesda are kicking off a massive beta weekend this Friday for their upcoming MMO The Elder Sc... read feature

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Elder Scrolls Online

Stop & smelt the flowers: Elder Scrolls Online blacksmith


'Oh man, there are a lot of flowers to pick up'
Feb 21
The Elder Scrolls Online looks to be rewarding players who want to put effort into crafting. The keen eye ability will highlight scroungable resources so you don't miss precious elements. Or flowers. You can even gain enough... read
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ESO

Elder Scrolls Online may take 150 hours to get max level


Info from playtesters
Feb 18
If you play as many MMOs as I do, one of the first questions you'll probably have is "what is the maximum level cap, and how long does it take to reach it?" Well with The Elder Scrolls Online, we may have an answer. According... read
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Elder Scrolls Online

Pay extra to play as an Imperial in TES Online


They aren't calling this the Imperial Edition for nothing
Jan 29
Bethesda has announced The Elder Scrolls Online Imperial Edition, available in a physical form ($99.99) or digitally ($79.99). It contains the typical bonuses one would expect of an Elder Scrolls collector's edition, but then... read
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Even if you're not a fan you'll appreciate this amazing cinematic
Yes, it's a cinematic, but it's one hell of an impressive cinematic. Fan or not, you can't help but get excited for The Elder Scrolls Online after watching this eight minute long movie. Makes you really wish for an actual El... read feature

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The Elder Scrolls Online Imperial Edition details leaked


Amazon accidently reveals the collector's edition
Jan 28
Whoops! Looks like Amazon screwed up. An Amazon user by the name of Char noticed that the Dishonored Game of the Year listing had an image of The Elder Scrolls collector's edition instead. The Imperial Edition as it's called ... read
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Elder Scrolls Online

The Elder Scrolls Online won't require a PS+ subscription


A Twitter Q&A
Jan 28
A Twitter Q&A session on the official PlayStation Blog has confirmed that a subscription to PlayStation Plus won't be required to play The Elder Scrolls Online. Game director Matt Firor says that just the already confirme... read
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DTOID News is part of a balanced breakfast
Here's Max to cap off the week of videogame news. He claims his laptop battery is almost out of juice but I think he just wanted to get the weekend started early. I'd have done the same thing. The new Thief and Middle-earth:... read feature







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