Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: The Elder Scrolls

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dawnguard DLC launches for 360

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (360, PC, PS3) Dawnguard Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Virtual adventurers have a new reason to return to the dangerous lands of Skyrim today with the launch of TES V: Skyrim’s first expansion, Dawnguard. Available on Live Marketplace for 1600 MS Points, Dawnguard centers around the hunt for the vampire lord, Harkon. Players must decide whether they want to join the Dawnguard and drive a stake through his heart, or become a vampire lord themselves.

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DLC, Xbox 360 News

E3 2012 – Bethesda: Dawnguard, TES Online, Dishonored, and more

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Bethesda made their major announcements prior to E3, but that doesn’t mean that they didn’t have plenty to show. The studio released several new screenshots from their upcoming lineup, including The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dawnguard expansion (360, PC, and PS3), The Elder Scrolls Online (Mac, PC), Doom 3 BFG Edition (360, PC, PS3), and Dishonored (360, PC, PS3).

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Convention, DLC, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Bethesda announces The Elder Scrolls Online for Mac, PC

Ever since Daggerfall, The Elder Scrolls series has offered a massive realm for players to explore. Now, after five releases going back over a decade, Bethesda is taking the next step with the official announcement of The Elder Scrolls Online. The development efforts of the upcoming ZeniMax Online Studios MMO is being guided by Matt Firor and is currently scheduled to ship for Mac and PC.

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PC News

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to support Kinect

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (360, PC, PS3) Kinect Support Announcement - Screenshot 1

I did not see this coming: Bethesda has announced that they will be adding Kinect support for the 360 version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The first of several free add-ons, Skyrim Kinect will feature over 200 Voice Commands, new special map functions, additional hotkeys, and more inventory-sorting methods.

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DLC, Xbox 360 News

(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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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

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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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

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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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

(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

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (360, PC, PS3) 360 Avatar and Dashboard Theme Announcement - Screenshot 1

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