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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition now available for pre-order

PC may have the best pre-order deal on Steam at the moment.

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Bethesda unveiled a remastered edition of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim at E3, showing off some really nice visualls for the five-year-old game. If you were impressed, you can start pre-ordering now.

Pre-orders have started for the Special Edition, which will launch on October 28, comes with the three add-ons of Dragonborn, Hellfire and Dawnguard. The game sells for $59.99 on Xbox One and PS4, and PC through the Windows Store. However, a quick look at Steam shows that, while the game is not available for pre-order yet, you can buy the original game and the three add-ons at a discount of $39.61, then get the Special Edition free when it comes out.

The Skyrim Special Edition offers better textures, water and snow shaders, screen space reflection, and depth of field. At E3,  many of the most popular modswere being ported over to current-gen consoles from PC.

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    August 15, 2016 12:49 PM

    John Keefer posted a new article, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition now available for pre-order

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      August 15, 2016 1:16 PM

      I'm really looking forward to this. Every time winter rolls around, I get a strong urge to play a lot of Skyrim (and I always do) so this will be released with perfect timing.

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        August 15, 2016 1:19 PM

        That was the one thing that bummed me out about getting a PS4, not being able to play skyrim. I'm a sucker for that game, and will definitely be getting this for the PS4. Maybe someday I'll build a pc again.

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        August 15, 2016 4:27 PM

        Back when I lived in a place that had a winter, I would load up skyrim, turn off the heat and crack the windows. The chill, frozen breeze flowing inside the house added a great level of immersion

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          August 15, 2016 6:22 PM

          post...+....user

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          August 15, 2016 6:24 PM

          Lol. Kind of like that time I was playing bf 3, we had a mini earthquake, and I thought it was the game being super intense.

          The match ended, I heard car alarms and walked outside to see everyone else out in the street.

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          August 15, 2016 6:25 PM

          I used to do this when I lived up in Nunavut!

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          August 15, 2016 6:31 PM

          no gay stuff.

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          August 15, 2016 8:26 PM

          That is great. To contrast that, I had a winter where I played Far Cry 2 non stop... exploring the African Savannah and killing all the men I see. Then I would go outside to the 7-Eleven next door in 18" deep snow. It was such a jarring contrast every time I went outside after playing FC2 for hours.

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      August 15, 2016 8:54 PM

      Are they only adding the graphics stuff from FO4, or also the game play with snappier movement and better gun/bow-play?