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Skyrim 1.6 adds mounted combat

By Andrew Yoon, May 24, 2012 2:15pm PDT

Bethesda has announced details for their next Skyrim update. Patch 1.6 will add one of the fans' most-requested features: mounted combat.

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"Why would anyone choose to play in 3rd person? Big model in your way, further away from the bad ..."

- bladderfish see all 11 comments

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

By Steve Watts, May 08, 2012 10:30am PDT

Elder Scrolls Online creative director Paul Sage talks about how to retain the feeling of individual heroism in the transition to an MMO.

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"We need a ShackPool on this one. What is the over/under on this before it gets canceled? ..."

- Dessicator82 see all 24 comments

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim PC mod downloads top 13 million

By Steve Watts, May 03, 2012 12:30pm PDT

Bethesda Game Studios has revealed that the Skyrim Steam Workshop has reached 13.6 million mod downloads.

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"If I was still doing it, I wouldn't bother modding any of these FPS games that spawn a sequel ..."

- ThomW see all 6 comments

The Elder Scrolls Online announced

By Steve Watts, May 03, 2012 9:30am PDT

Bethesda has announced The Elder Scrolls Online, an MMO set in Tamriel coming to PC and Mac in 2013.

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"What disappoints me about this announcement is that the care and forethought , and perhaps even ..."

- Kelevor see all 153 comments

Skyrim: Dawnguard DLC coming to Xbox 360 this summer

By Andrew Yoon, May 01, 2012 11:15am PDT

Bethesda has finally announced the first expansion pack for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Titled Dawnguard, the DLC will arrive first on Xbox 360 this summer.

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"Woah nice patch update, items too heavy for your NPC are shaded in the inventory now."

- not work safe see all 34 comments

Skyrim Kinect patch live tomorrow, complete commands list available now

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 30, 2012 4:00pm PDT

As promised, Bethesda's Kinect-powered update to Skyrim is going live tomorrow. The patch will enable a variety of voice commands, such as quick access to the map and saving.

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"Yup, I think the guy who made it expanded the kinect integration so that you could play the ..."

- InfernoAblaze see all 12 comments

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim getting Kinect voice controls

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 12, 2012 8:45am PDT

Kinect-powered Dragon Shouts are officially coming to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in a free title update for Xbox 360, due later this month.

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"This seems more like a back alley deal than "features" added to an existing title. As you ..."

- rtricoche see all 26 comments

Mojang and ZeniMax settle Scrolls trademark dispute

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 12, 2012 6:15am PDT

2011's slightly silly legal battle between Bethesda parent company ZeniMax and Minecraft developer Mojang over the name 'Scrolls' has drawn to a close with a settlement that sees both parties sort-of getting what they wanted.

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"Fuck. That. Black Marsh should be their first game in the new engine."

- AgentPothead see all 5 comments

Skyrim's PS3 problems explained by Bethesda

By Steve Watts, Feb 17, 2012 3:45pm PST

Bethesda's Todd Howard talks about the problems plaguing the PlayStation 3 version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, how the developer tried to prevent them, and its attitude towards fixing them now.

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"Hur hur hur, Dork Doronis, yes because all PS3 games are broken. Moron"

- rythex see all 11 comments

Skyrim Workshop touts 2M downloads, 2,500 mods

By Steve Watts, Feb 14, 2012 8:30am PST

One week since the launch of the Skyrim Workshop, Bethesda has announced over 2 million downloads and 2,500 mods published.

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"I went red-eye as an Ork and butchered a bunch of bluecoats, I really miss chopping off arms, I ..."

- Zolneirz see all 63 comments

Shack PSA: Skyrim PS3 players should create new manual save

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 10, 2012 3:30pm PST

PS3 players were promised more stable play with the newly released 1.4 patch. However, you'll have to jump through a few steps to get the best performance.

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"i started seeing some slowdown in my game when i got to around 100hrs but this is on 360. ..."

- dantastic see all 2 comments

Shack PSA: Skyrim 1.4 update on Xbox 360, PS3 today

By Steve Watts, Feb 09, 2012 9:15am PST

The Skyrim 1.4 update is now available on Xbox Live, and should be hitting PlayStation 3 later today. It brings a host of bug and quest fixes.

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"Without getting into contract details, in general, it costs to do a patch no matter what. It's ..."

- GaratNW see all 4 comments

Skyrim dragon mounts made in Bethesda 'game jam' experiments

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 09, 2012 7:15am PST

Dragon mounts, home-building, Kinect shouts, werebears, spears, and other strange and wonderful experiments were whipped up for Skyrim by the folks at Bethesda in a 'game jam' week after the game was finished, director Todd Howard has revealed.

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"That video was great actually, I watched the whole damn thing. I couldn't stop."

- Gwyndion see all 35 comments

DICE 2012: Skyrim PC players average 75 hours in game; Designer Todd Howard explains why

By Garnett Lee, Feb 09, 2012 6:45am PST

Data from Steam shows that gamers playing Skyrim on PC have racked up an amazing 75 hours of average playtime.

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"Yea. There's probably a few in there who bought it without meeting the min specs too."

- Wikidd see all 29 comments

Skyrim gets HD texture pack, Portal 2 Space Sphere

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 07, 2012 11:30am PST

Canny Steam users had spotted records indicating an official high-resolution texture pack might be the surprise teased for the launch of Skyrim's PC mod Creation Kit, and it did indeed arrive today, but there's something else too--Portal 2's adorable Spac

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"This is really the version I wish I played - apparently I played the beta version :("

- Jobos see all 87 comments