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Build your own home in the Homestead update for Elder Scrolls Online

Hearthfire may not have been the best DLC for Skyrim, but fans latched onto the base-building mechanics and loved their inclusion in Fallout 4. Many felt it was an integral part of the fun factor for the title, allowing you to stake a claim...   read

 
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RPG deals: $12 Dragon's Dogma, $26 Elder Scrolls Online Gold on PC

It's the season of triple-A as Battlefield 1, Civilization VI, and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare arrive. If you're a patient gamer who yawns at these upcoming releases and prefers to partake in the fine nectar of oldies but goodies (at equ...   read

 
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The Elder Scrolls Online is going to be less restrictive

Two big showings dropped for fans of Bethesda's massively multiplayer role-playing game The Elder Scrolls Online. The first was a trailer for the assassin-focused expansion, The Dark Brotherhood. There was a lot of stabby-stabby, like you'd...   read

 
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Half-price Fallout 4, $12 Elder Scrolls Online in GMG's PC Spring Sale

Update: Spring sale is over but GMG has a new Deep Silver sale. Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, rain is turning the ground into a muddy sponge, and Fallout 4 is now at its lowest price ever for the digital Steam copy. It's that ti...   read

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

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 thieves really coo...   read

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

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 has acquired the...   read

 
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Want to play The Elder Scrolls Online for free?

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, December 10 until ...   read

 
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Bethesda will literally pay you to play The Elder Scrolls Online

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. Official contest...   read

 
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The Elder Scrolls Online: Orsinium brings in the Orcs

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 improved by jus...   read

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

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 products can go ...   read

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

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 Xbox One. Have ...   read

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

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 to only $12 af...   read

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

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 helps). I was ab...   read

 
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Bethesda teases The Dark Brotherhood in Elder Scrolls Online

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 this year. Yep, ...   read

 
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The Elder Scrolls Online suffers totally unexpected launch issues

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 reporting the inab...   read

 
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'Fraudulent' Elder Scrolls Online Steam keys revoked

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 from certain gre...   read

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

[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 boxed PS4 / Xbo...   read

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

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 won't be anything...   read

 
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Elder Scrolls Online to offer 'welcome back' weekend for prior beta participants

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, from April 17 ...   read

 
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Grab 22% off The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited (now with no monthly fee)

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 auto upgrade to...   read

 
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The Elder Scrolls Online goes subscription free today on PC

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, users can play ...   read

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

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 best to allay ...   read

 
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Surprise! Elder Scrolls Online is dropping the fee for existing subscribers, console version dated

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 World of Warcra...   read

 
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The Elder Scrolls Online is coming to Steam today

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 even more announc...   read

 
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Elder Scrolls Online will revamp its Veteran Rank system soon

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 aimed at keeping pe...   read

 
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The Onion spoofs character creation in this ESO video

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 creates plenty...   read

 
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Review: The Elder Scrolls Online

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 opening act of the g...   read

 
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The Elder Scrolls Online delayed six months on consoles

[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 discounted rat...   read

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

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 to subscribe. Z...   read

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

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 game. Apparently...   read

 
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Review in Progress: The Elder Scrolls Online (Early-Access and Launch)

[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 (you can check...   read

 
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Over 5 million people registered for the Elder Scrolls Online beta

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 infographic Bethes...   read

 
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Review in Progress: The Elder Scrolls Online (Early-Access)

[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. In an era incr...   read

 
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The Elder Scrolls Online launches today for Early Access folk

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 handled the in...   read

 
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Get your Elder Scrolls Online beta keys here!

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 Scrolls Online, a...   read

 
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Stop & smelt the flowers: Elder Scrolls Online blacksmith

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 expertise in w...   read

 
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Elder Scrolls Online may take 150 hours to get max level

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 to playtesters...   read

 
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Pay extra to play as an Imperial in TES Online

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 you get to the...   read

 
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You must watch this Elder Scrolls Online video right now

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 Elder Scrolls ani...   read

 
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The Elder Scrolls Online Imperial Edition details leaked

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 will include a ...   read

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

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 confirmed monthly subsc...   read

 
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The Elder Scrolls Online's voice cast sounds expensive

Don't get me wrong, I appreciate great voice work and after seeing the lineup for The Elder Scrolls Online, I don't think the game will disappoint in that regard. But going for big-name, recognizable talent runs the risk of taking me out o...   read

 
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The Elder Scrolls Online receives M rating from ESRB

Bethesda announced on their Facebook page that The Elder Scrolls Online will be rated M for Mature. The statement from Bethesda stated the company disagree with the ESRB's rating, but they also "do not plan to challenge" it. They have no p...   read

 
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Elder Scrolls Online will let you become Emperor

More news on The Elder Scrolls Online has arrived, and this time, it's regarding the top dog position in the game's world -- the Emperor. ESO director Paul Sage spoke with OXM a bit about the role, and how players will be able to ...   read

 
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The Elder Scrolls Online hits PC/Mac first in April

ZeniMax Online Studios has come out with a suitably memorable release date for The Elder Scrolls Online: April 4, 2014 (aka 4.4.14). That's when the massively multiplayer online role-playing game will arrive on PC and Mac -- hopefully with...   read

 
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Elder Scrolls Online trailer explains character building

Like past Elder Scrolls games, Elder Scrolls Online will feature a first-person viewpoint, in addition to your typical elements of character progression. This new video explains a bit how that process works, from leveling up your...   read

 
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This is The Elder Scrolls Online's character creator

I've come to warm up to The Elder Scrolls Online after seeing it at a few different events. One aspect that never disappointed me, even early on, is the MMORPG's character creator. Granted, I wasn't able to dig too deeply, as you can only ...   read

 
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Bethesda wants to waive XBL cost for Elder Scrolls Online

The Elder Scrolls Online is among a handful of noteworthy MMOs to stick with the subscription model. That's not necessarily a bad thing -- it means we're (in theory) getting a full game instead of the illusion of one -- but it's not going t...   read

 
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Elder Scrolls Online will also have a cash shop

The German website ESOHUB had a chance to interview Matt Firor, lead developer for the upcoming subscription-based MMO Elder Scrolls Online and uncovered some interesting and even startling news: Elder Scrolls Online will have a c...   read

 
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Bethesda shows off 30 minutes of The Elder Scrolls Online

During the second day of this past weekend's QuakeCon, Bethesda gave an extended look at its upcoming MMO, The Elder Scrolls Online. With such a well-known license behind it, the hype is understandably palpable, even from people such as my...   read

 

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