The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: news and videos


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 such success, co...


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 approval before going...


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 Sheogorath's chee...


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 staff, led by Game ...


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 out, composer J...


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 control scheme and li...


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 users: going a s...


Skyrim patch adds resistance bugs and backwards dragons

It seems that the first big patch for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is one to be avoided until it has, itself, been patched. While Bethesda fixed several issues, it appears to have caused a few breakages in doing so, not least of all to chara...


Skyrim is the first Western game to get Famitsu's 40/40

As if Skyrim's list of achievements needed to be longer, the latest Elder Scrolls has managed to accomplish something previously unseen in this industry -- it's the first Western game to score Famitsu's perfect 40/40 review score.  The...


The Jimquisition: How Skyrim Proves This Industry Wrong

You've all heard of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, right? Surely you have, for it's a ridiculously successful little game. Interestingly, however, it should NOT be a success, at least if you believe in some of the prevailing opinions that in...


Skyrim patched for PS3, coming to 360/PC November 30

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim got its first major patch on the PlayStation 3 today, with similar patches hitting the 360 and PC versions on November 30. A number of big issues have been fixed for all the systems, including the hilarious-but-a...


eScrolls: Take your tomes of Skyrim lore on the go

I have yet to delve into the immense, dragon-filled realm of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, because I just don't have another 100 hours free to spend in a massive Bethesda RPG. For those Dovahkiin who like to peruse the local b...


Skyrim PC patch exists to lock game into Steam

Hide your kids and bar your doors, because the PC gamers are on the streets and they're mad again! Bethesda has finally issued a patch for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and it's not fixing anything. Instead, some argue it's worsening the game...


Two parents actually called their child Dovahkiin

You may remember a while ago, Bethesda set up a contest offering a lifetime supply of Bethesda games to any parents cruel enough to name their child Dovahkiin (that's dragon speak for "Dragonborn"). Well, a pair of bastards actually went th...


Skyrim lagging to a horrid degree on PS3

Despite many reports claiming that the PS3 was the correct non-PC choice for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (due to better texture rendering) it would appear that a secret problem was waiting in the wings -- crippling lag. Players are reportin...


Live show: Skyrim dragon-shouting on Mash Tactics

At long last, Mash Tactics is exploring the land of Skyrim in Elder Scrolls V. People in our channel's chat have been asking repeatedly when Carnage and Wesley will play Skyrim and today, at 4pm Pacific, the time finally comes. Come watch t...


Skyrim sells around 3.5 million copies in 48 hours

Bethesda has officially announced news that will shake the Earth -- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim had a successful launch! The publisher boasted "more than fifty perfect review scores" and expected global sales worth $450 million.  "More...


Skyrim mod adds Google Maps-style zoom

Skyrim hasn't even been out for a week yet, and we are already seeing some mods for it. One worth noting isn't really even a mod, but it changes the way that you view the map in game.  The map in Skyrim is an actual 3D version of the ...


Minecraft reference sneaks into Skyrim

Bethesda/Zenimax's legal team may be on the warpath, but the developers at Bethesda Soft bear no ill will toward Mojang Games, it would seem. Despite the Minecraft developer meeting Bethesda at court, a cute little reference to the game has...


Physics won't stop you from hunting dragons in Skyrim

If you don't follow Reddit at all, then you've missed the best meme/joke going on since everyone got their hands on Skyrim. If you are aware, then this comic by Minicrit will have you in tears. Dragons beware, NO PLACE IS SAFE! [Reddit]


Skyrim glitches are the best glitches

PC Gamer felt that this video needed more views and I am inclined to agree, so enjoy this new round of funny mistakes. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is full of silly physics and behavior errors, and like Red Dead Redemption, they're becoming...


Skyrim bags 231,593 Steam users in 24 hours

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 may be the biggest game to hit this week, but the most talked-about is definitely The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. In fact, Skyrim might be an even bigger hit than Modern Warfare 3 -- at least on Steam, where it n...


Yup, Xbox 360 players are still getting Skyrim DLC first

Bethesda had previously commented that the first two downloadable content packs for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim would be making an appearance on Xbox 360 first, as tends to be the case for certain games. Microsoft has reminded us that this ...


Skyrim launch party, a bardic tale of booze & dragons

There is a dragon in the Belasco Theatre. I repeat, there is a dragon in the Belasco Theatre. I'm not the only one that sees this, right? I am surrounded by people infinitely richer and more recognizable than me, people like Christina Aguil...


Review: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Preparing for a new Elder Scrolls game is like preparing to die. One must ensure they get all their worldly affairs in order, speak with the people who mean everything to them, and have a final meal. After all, once that disc goes in, the u...


Get your Skyrim launch avatars on XBLA now

Do you love The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim so much that you want to spend extra money on loosely related digital content? I knew you would! Let me point you to the new Skyrim launch avatars on Xbox Live Arcade. They're available now, and you'l...


This sound of Skyrim developer diary video is fascinating

As a musician, this developer diary video on the sound of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is fascinating. The series is known for its outstanding audio, and it sounds like they went all out this time around. Even as a gamer, you shou...


Unboxing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Collector's Edition!

I have been playing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim all day today, but had to briefly tear myself away from all the mammoths and flamethrower-hands to unbox the Collector's Edition, which arrived just soon after my review copy did.  Retai...


PC requirements for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim outed

There are a few games this season that are high profile enough to warrant that PC upgrade you've been putting off. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is one such title. Bethesda has posted the official system requirements ahead of the game's rapid...


Watch this live action Skyrim trailer, get excited

Live action trailers come in two varieties -- amazing and embarrassing. I can safely say that this beautifully classy one for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim does not fall in the latter category.  Watch it, get pumped up, and start to cla...


Hands-on: Three hours with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Last week, I got to do one of those things that makes me remember how cool my job is: I played The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The fifth installment in the hugely successful Elder Scrolls series and one of the most eagerly anticipated games of...


Skyrim's main quest can be cleared in around two hours

Bethesda game director Todd Howard has previously spoken about the company's internal speedrun competitions it holds for each of its titles. With The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim rapidly approaching, the company has revealed a new champion: Sam ...


Entire Skyrim manual leaked online

Some sly ape has gotten ahold of the manual for The Elder Scrolls V: Skryim and leaked it all over the Internet. If you want to save some time before the game launches on November 11, you can get clued in right now. Learn about cooking pots...


This is Skyrim's world map ... LOOK AT IT AND SEE!

The world map for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has been unleashed, and you now have the pleasure of seeing just how big that bastard is. The map was revealed at the Igromir Expo in Russia, and has been stolen Westward by fans.  There's ...


Feast your arse on these new Skyrim screens

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, otherwise known as the best videogame out of all videogames that let you stab a wolf in the head, has a batch of steaming fresh screenshots available. Why not have a look at them? The new shots seem concerned wi...


Take a peek at Skyrim's Achievements

Do people still get pumped when they see Trophy/Achievement lists ahead of time? That used to be the norm, though I suspect enthusiasm has died down considerably in recent years. If you don't mind quest-name spoilers, the Achievements for T...


Bethesda details Skyrim's award-winning voice cast

Bethesda has come right out with it and listed some of the vocal talent we'll be hearing in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Christopher Plummer (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), Max Von Sydow (The Exorcist), and Joan Allen (The Contender). Th...


The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim reveals perks, racial skills

Nobody wants to spend time agonizing over their character choices for an hour after booting a game, but RPGs like The Elder Scrolls put us through these dilemmas each and every time. Fortunately, you can get some of that out of the way earl...


Skyrim director is 'comfortable' developing on Xbox 360

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim director Todd Howard has stated that, while the PC version of his game is naturally going to look better, the Xbox 360 is easiest to develop for. He's stated that the Bethesda team has grown "comfortable" working...


ESRB: Skyrim has excessive drinking, heart-whores

The Entertainment Software Ratings Board has finally given us a summary for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and it's a beauty! There's enough sex, violence and substance abuse detailed here to make up 10% of Charlie Sheen's memoirs, and it sou...


Todd Howard takes you through Skyrim in 20 min demo

Here we have a three-part demo of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim featuring director Todd Howard. Were you green with envy every time you heard Jim Sterling or Max Scoville gushing about the title over the past few months. This is the dem...


Playable vampires confirmed for Skyrim

Remember in Oblivion, when you fought a vampire, and an hour later you noticed your character had aged by thirty years? Then you started to burn in the Sun? Then you had to take part in a two-hour fetch quest to find a cure? Oh, the glory d...


Skyrim will not fix bugs ... if they're fun

Some glitches can ruin a game, but others can make them infinitely more fun. Red Dead Redemption was loved for its variety of silly bugs, and Bethesda has promised that any entertaining screw-ups found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will st...


Bethesda not interested in Elder Scrolls MMO

Do you remember the Elder Scrolls MMO rumors a few years ago? I dare say a few gamers were relieved when Skyrim was announced as a single-player experience, putting paid to such gossip. Those gamers will be even more happy to hear that Beth...


Skyrim will fit on one Xbox 360 disc so you can relax now

In the last year or so, games on the Xbox 360 have started to expand to two (Mass Effect 2) and sometimes even three (L.A. Noire) discs. When it comes to the next installment in the Elder Scrolls series, you would be forgiven for thinking t...


Max interviews Matt Carofano about Skyrim

Bethesda brought Skyrim to PAX (surprise) and with it a giant prop of a dragon. I mean, just look at the size of the thing in the video. It's huge. I wonder what they'll do with it once they pack up and leave. Surely they're not just going...


Skyrim hands-on: Totally awesome promotional hats

Skyrim can go ahead and come out now. Seriously, the potential to have a same-sex vampire couple? It's unbearable. I was already excited for the new Elder Scrolls title to finally hit my disc tray, but Max and Jim's sheer joy at having pla...



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