The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

PC, XB360, PS3 / RPG / Release: Nov 11, 2011 / ESRB: M

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Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PC system requirements confirmed

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PC system requirements confirmed

With The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim fast approaching, how will your PC hold up? Bethesda today unveiled the system requirements, revealing that, really, as long as you're not still rocking the computer you built in 2006 to play Oblivion, you're probably all right.

Read more: Minimum and recommended specs »

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Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim live-action trailer lands

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim live-action trailer lands

The gameplay walkthrough is surely the ruler of all video game trailers, wed to trailers of edited gameplay, and support by a court of short teasers, and cinematic trailers. At the bottom of the hierarchy, we have the court jester: the live-action trailer.

Still, the fool trailers can be pretty to look at, as is a new live-action trailer for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Watch: Man versus dragon »

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Scrolls defeats interim injunction in trademark case

Scrolls defeats interim injunction in trademark case

The first, but surely not the last, judgement in the Mojang vs. ZeniMax trademark case has come down in favor of the Minecraft developer. A Swedish court denied an interim injunction against Mojang's Scrolls, ruling that it was unlikely to be confused with The Elder Scrolls series developed by ZeniMax subsidiary Bethesda.

Read more: Not the end of it all »

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim preview

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim preview

Last week, I spent three hours slaying vampires, traversing the blistering cold wilderness of a mountain-side trail, and putting my morals aside to join a guild of thieves. Yes, I played The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and I cannot stop thinking about it.

Weekend Confirmed co-host Jeff Cannata and I were handed controllers, and we made a pact to go off in completely different directions in our respective games. After the event, we discussed our progress and only had original stories to tell each other.

Read more: An Argonian about town »

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Bethesda VP says company 'forced' into Scrolls dispute

Bethesda VP says company 'forced' into Scrolls dispute

ZeniMax is pressing forward with legal action against Mojang Specifications over use of the word "Scrolls," but now Bethesda VP of marketing Pete Hines is speaking publicly on the case for the first time, with some expert analysis from lawyers uninvolved in the case.

"Mojang's public comments have not given a complete picture as it relates to their filings, our trademarks, or events that have taken place," Hines said.

Read more: 'Nobody here enjoys being forced into this' »

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Skyrim celebrity voice actors unveiled

Skyrim celebrity voice actors unveiled

You apparently can't have a Bethesda RPG without a few famous people rounding out the cast of voice actors, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is no exception. Bethesda announced this morning that it'll feature the familiar tones of Michael Hogan, Christopher Plummer, Joan Allen and other people you've seen on the telly, including Wonder Woman herself.

Read more: Hey, it's that guy! And her! But who's he? »

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Skyrim's skills and perks detailed

Skyrim's skills and perks detailed

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was recently playable at the Eurogamer Expo, letting some fans get their hands on Bethesda's upcoming RPG and its character creator for the first time. A wealth of new information about the games Perks (skill-related boosts), and information about race-specific bonuses were cobbled together by an enterprising fan at the event.

Read more: Skyrim's Perks »

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Skyrim video: twenty minutes of gameplay

Skyrim video: twenty minutes of gameplay

Bethesda showed off a lengthy gameplay The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim demo behind closed doors at E3 and PAX, but now the unwashed masses can finally see it for themselves with a long set of video demonstrations. The video set is narrated by game director Todd Howard, and takes you through some of the environments.

Watch: Twenty minutes of pure Skyrim »

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim preview

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim preview

Sitting down in a behind-closed-doors area for press, I grabbed an Xbox 360 controller to begin my hands-on demo with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the next game from developer Bethesda Softworks.

My demo was scheduled for an hour. After going through some create-a-character options, I ventured off into the world of Skyrim. What seemed like no more than twenty minutes later, I looked down at my watch--nearly two and a half hours had passed. Skyrim had captured me.

Read more: Skyrim preview from PAX 2011 »

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Skyrim DLC hits Xbox 360 first

Skyrim DLC hits Xbox 360 first

Microsoft continues its DLC strategy in the multiplatform content wars. As with Grand Theft Auto, Call of Duty, and Fallout before it, DLC for the upcoming Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be available on Xbox 360 first. According to the announcement, "the first two add-on content drops for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be releasing on Xbox 360, 30 days before it's available anywhere else."

Read more: 'More substantial' DLC planned »

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Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim races' faces shown off

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim races' faces shown off

Bethesda's RPGs have boasted impressive arrays of sliders and options to customise your character's appearance, but it's always been tricky to create someone who wasn't a bit, well, funny-lookin'. Fret no more! Snaps of the twenty default variations for each of the ten races in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim show you'll get to look quite human (or elven, orcish, or argonian, for that matter) in Bethesda's latest.

Read more: The lovely default faces »

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Daily Filter: August 18, 2011

Daily Filter: August 18, 2011

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter features a new trailer and screenshots for DC Universe Online, new race portraits for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, new screenshots for Planetside 2, a new trailer for Trine 2, a gameplay trailer for Saints Row: The Third, Gamescom 2011 trailers for World of Tanks, World of Battleships, and World of Warplanes, a customization trailer for Need for Speed: World, a gameplay modes trailer for Anarchy Reigns, a trailer for Raving Rabbids: Alive and Kicking, and a new gameplay trailer for End of Nations.

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Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim uses Steamworks on PC

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim uses Steamworks on PC

It's perhaps no surprise to hear confirmation that the PC edition of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will use Steamworks, as Bethesda Softworks has used Valve's Steam-based tools for its last few releases. Now, how you feel about that announcement, that's up to you.

Read more: What this'll mean for you »

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Daily Filter: August 9, 2011

Daily Filter: August 9, 2011

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter features a cooperative trailer for Inversion, a teaser trailer for NHL 12, two character trailers and new screenshots for Anarchy Reigns, two character trailers for Mortal Kombat, a game modes trailer and new screenshots for Driver: San Francisco, screenshots for Stronghold 3, a new screenshot for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and new screenshots for Madden NFL 12.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 'Collector's Edition' announced

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 'Collector's Edition' announced

"You should have acted! They're already here!" are the wise words that introduced the first trailer for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which will no doubt be the words yelled at us by game retailer employees as they berate us for not pre-ordering the just announced Skyrim Collector's Edition on launch day.

At QuakeCon 2011, Bethesda revealed the Collector's Edition of its upcoming title, which packs a multitude of extras for the dragon-sized price of $150.

Read more: What does the Skyrim Collector's Edition include? »

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