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Skyrim: Dawnguard beta invites going out; patch 1.6 hits PC

Skyrim: Dawnguard beta invites going out; patch 1.6 hits PC

In a double-barrelled blast of Skyrim news, invites are now going out for the Xbox 360-exclusive beta test of the 'Dawnguard' DLC, while the patch which introduced mounted combat has now arrived on PC. Don't get too excited about your chances of getting into the beta, though.

Read more: "Half of one percent" of applicants got in »

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Skyrim 'Dawnguard' tentatively set for late June

Skyrim 'Dawnguard' tentatively set for late June

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is preparing its Dawnguard downloadable content, and it may be coming sooner than expected. On the Xbox 360, at least, the content is tentatively scheduled for late June, which means PC and PS3 players would have to wait until at least late July.

Read more: 'Tentatively, it's coming June 26' »

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Skyrim: Dawnguard beta coming to Xbox 360

Skyrim: Dawnguard beta coming to Xbox 360

Can't wait until this summer to play Skyrim's first expansion pack? Bethesda has announced a new beta program for Dawnguard, exclusively for Xbox 360 players. Applicants for the beta will be selected in about a week, and those that receive early access will get a download code for the full version of the expansion pack--complete with Xbox Live achievements.

Read more: Registration takes a few minutes »

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Dishonored debut gameplay trailer sneaks in

Dishonored debut gameplay trailer sneaks in

With E3 almost upon us, trailers created for that odious event are starting to creep in early, lest they be lost in the kerfuffle. The first gameplay trailer for Arkane's first-person emergent 'em up Dishonored arrived last night, and it's oh so lovely.

Watch: Sneaky stabbings abound »

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Skyrim's 'Dawnguard' DLC gets first trailer

Skyrim's 'Dawnguard' DLC gets first trailer

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has been teasing its Dawnguard downloadable content, but short of a name and a teaser image we haven't had much to judge for the add-on. That all changes today, with the release of a rather long trailer for Dawnguard, giving hints at the story and some of the enemies you'll be facing.

Read more: Skyrim gets vampires »

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Doom 3 remastered with BFG Edition for PC, Xbox 360, PS3

Doom 3 remastered with BFG Edition for PC, Xbox 360, PS3

Why, it seems like only yesterday that we were all jazzed about the launch of Doom 3, but at almost eight years old (eight!) it's now being remastered for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The BFG Edition of Doom 3 includes its expansion pack Resurrection of Evil, a new seven-level mission, the first two Doom games, and changes including... an armour-mounted flashlight!

Watch: The announcement trailer »

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Elder Scrolls Online dev discusses interesting quest design

Elder Scrolls Online dev discusses interesting quest design

Ah, dull quest design! Every MMORPG likes to think they don't suffer from it, yet most do. The Elder Scrolls Online is the latest to talk up its adventures, with developer Zenimax Online Studios explaining that quests are tied together in little connected television drama-sized episodes.

Read more: Making quests more personal »

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Elder Scrolls Online plans to sort out bugs with long beta

Elder Scrolls Online plans to sort out bugs with long beta

The Elder Scrolls Online has some fans reasonably concerned about game stability. Bethesda has gained somewhat of a reputation for buggy single-player games in the Elder Scrolls and Fallout series, and adding the complications of a full-fledged MMO seems like it will only complicate things. TESO game director Matt Firor concedes that it will be hard, but promises a long beta test to sort out potential problems.

Read more: Beta will build to 'thousands and thousands of players' »

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Skyrim 1.6 adds mounted combat

Skyrim 1.6 adds mounted combat

Bethesda has announced details for their next Skyrim update. Patch 1.6 will add one of the fans' most-requested features: mounted combat. With the update, players will be able to do melee and ranged combat while riding a horse, as seen in the screenshot above.

In addition, the 1.6 patch will add a flurry of bug fixes, including general stability and memory optimizations, AI pathfinding optimizations, and crash fixes for data leaks. The update will be available on all three platforms, but there's no date yet.

Read more: Full list of bug fixes »

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The Elder Scrolls Online main story will be '100 percent solo'

The Elder Scrolls Online main story will be '100 percent solo'

Ever since Bethesda Softworks announced that it is working on an MMORPG set in the beloved Elder Scrolls universe, fans of the solo games have been brimming with questions about what the game will actually be like when it releases. In a recent interview with The Elder Scrolls Online's creative director Matt Firor, a number of general things about the game were discussed, ranging from learning lessons from past games in the genre, to the fact that the main story will be playable as a solo experience.

Read more: Raids, dungeons, and solo-play »

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Dishonored to be released on Oct. 9

Dishonored to be released on Oct. 9

When we had a chance to get an early look at the stealth action game Dishonored late last month, we really like what we saw with the different styles of game play. And now we have a launch date to build our anticipation.

Read more: Coming Oct. 9 to North America »

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Elder Scrolls Online director details how to be 'the hero' in MMOs

Elder Scrolls Online director details how to be 'the hero' in MMOs

The announcement of The Elder Scrolls Online has been a long time coming, but some fans weren't sure how the series' tone would transition to a larger world. The Elder Scrolls is known for being a large-scale, solitary experience, and the player is featured as the center of all the plot. The game's creative director, Paul Sage, has explained how he doesn't believe the core experience of The Elder Scrolls needs to change much.

Read more: 'When the NPCs see me, they see me as the hero' »

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Rumor: 100 v.100 PVP, 120 hours to level cap in The Elder Scrolls Online

Rumor: 100 v.100 PVP, 120 hours to level cap in The Elder Scrolls Online

The announcement yesterday of The Elder Scrolls Online MMO didn't offer much in the way of details, but intrepid posters who have access to the massive Game Informer cover story are getting the information out there.

Read more: Nine races among the three factions »

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The Elder Scrolls Online trailer released

The Elder Scrolls Online trailer released

Hot on the heels of The Elder Scrolls Online's announcement yesterday comes the first official trailer. It's all cinematic, with nary a glimpse of gameplay, but perhaps that old epic fantasy vibe is enough to get you jazzed.

Watch: The TESO announcement trailer »

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The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim PC mod downloads top 13 million

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim PC mod downloads top 13 million

PC owners peeved about having to wait for the first-on-Xbox DLC for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim can take solace by embracing the game's enthusiastic mod community. Since incorporating Steam Workshop in early February, Bethesda has announced it's reached a whopping 13.6 million mod downloads.

Read more: Third-party mod sites boast strong numbers too »

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