Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: The Elder Scrolls

(Xbox 360 Review) The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

(Xbox 360 Review) The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

“From civil war to dragons, from castles to dungeons, Skyrim is a dazzling achievement in gaming, and one that belongs in any RPG fan’s collection…”

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Xbox 360 Reviews

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim ships 10 million, sets Steam record

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From its humble beginnings as a hack-and-slash dungeon crawler, The Elder Scrolls franchise has skyrocketed in popularity across multiple console generations and the PC. And now, the latest entry, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, has topped all of its predecessors with an announced 10 million-plus copies shipped around the globe. Going by the November 16 announcement of seven million shipped, that makes for nearly 800,000 copies a week since launch week. The 360, PC, and PS3 RPG has raked in around $650 million in retail sales since November, and according to Bethesda, the PC version has outsold all other PC titles over three to one in North America.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim ships 7 million copies, enjoys brisk sales

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As someone who remembers booting up Arena so many years ago, it’s amazing to see how far The Elder Scrolls series has come. The latest entry in the saga, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, has shipped seven million units across all supported platforms (360, PC, and PS3) and is estimated by Bethesda to earn them “more than $450 million in global retail sales” based on launch copies alone. Over 50% of the launch stock was sold in the first 48 hours, and Skyrim recently set a Steam record with 280,000 active adventurers simultaneously tromping around the lands.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on store shelves, dragons displeased

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Bethesda’s long-awaited sequel to Oblivion, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, has hit store shelves for the 360, PC, and PS3. Set hundreds of years after Oblivion, the land of Skyrim is in turmoil as a civil war rages in the wake of the king’s assassination. As factions fight to cede from or remain a part of the Empire, the player sets out to ensure that the prophecy of the world’s destruction by the dragon god Alduin doesn’t come to pass.

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(PC Review) The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon

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We wrap up Nick’s time in Morrowind with his 2003 review of The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon.

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Legacy Reviews, PC Reviews

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim gets Live Avatar items, premium theme

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Behold, ye adventurers, Skyrim Avatar items are now available on Live Marketplace. With the launch rapidly approaching, you might be looking to get into the mood properly and amp up the high-fantasy-ness of your dashboard. That, or your Avatar just needs some new duds. In any event, they can now be decked out in a number of Elder Scrolls-themed duds, including a Dark Brotherhood Armor panoply and a Mage Robe (pictured above).

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Xbox 360 News

(PC Review) The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

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In anticipation of the release of Skyrim, we’ve put Nick’s (huge) Morrowind review into the new layout. Coming soon: expansion reviews! Ahh! It’s 2002 all over again!

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PC Reviews

Col. Tigh and more lend their voices to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Bethesda has announced some of the bigger names that will be voicing characters in their upcoming RPG, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Among the cast are Academy Award nominees Christopher Plummer (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) as a Greybeard elder, Max Von Sydow (The Exorcist) as chronicler and Blade agent Esbern, and Joan Allen (The Bourne Ultimatum) as Blade member Delphine. Other members include Lynda “Wonder Woman” Carter as the Nord hero Gormlaith Golden-Hilt, Michael Hogan (Battlestar Galactica) as Imperial General Tullius, and Claudia Christian (Babylon 5) as Legate Rikke. These are just a handful, though, as the studio ended up hiring over 70 actors to voice the 60,000-plus lines of dialog.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Limited Collector’s Edition announced

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Bethesda has unveiled the collector’s edition for their upcoming role-playing game, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The limited collector’s edition will be available for the 360, PC, and PS3, and can be pre-ordered now at select retailers.

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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 5th Anniversary Edition now available

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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 5th Anniversary Edition has hit store shelves for the 360, PC, and PS3. The collection comes with the chart-topping Oblivion and its two expansions, Knights of the Nine and Shivering Isles. The $29.99 set also includes a collector’s steelbook adorned with Daedric art, a behind-the-scenes documentary, a full-color map of of Cyrodiil and the Shivering Isles, and a $10 mail-in rebate for the purchase of the upcoming Skyrim and a Skyrim strategy guide.

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