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This is a weekly column from freelancer Rowan Kaiser, which focuses on "Western" role-playing games: their stories, their histories, their mechanics, their insanity, and their inanity. This week Rowan explores the one-year anniversary of Skyrim, a game that – despite critical and commercial s...

November 30th 2012 at 6:15pm 0 Comments
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You might like the look of Skyrim already, but with 100 mods running – like custom character models and over 25 landscape augmentations – you might spend more time taking in the beauty than slaying the dragons. Wait, now the dragons are beautiful too?

November 27th 2012 at 2:00am 0 Comments
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Skyrim's "Dragonborn" downloadable content flies in December 4 on Xbox 360 and we've conjured up a gallery of shots for the expansion. Taking place off the coast of Morrowind, on the island of Solstheim, adventurers with all limbs functioning will find all-new locales and baddies.The new DLC, price...

November 15th 2012 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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The Bethesda Game Studios Twitter account stated yesterday the company was close to releasing new Skyrim content on PlayStation 3 and PC. The tweet is in reference to the latest bit of DLC with an Xbox 360 exclusivity window, but it's the first real glimmer of hope PS3 owners have had for Skyrim DL...

November 8th 2012 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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Bethesda has unveiled the latest downloadable "add-on" for Skyrim. "Dragonborn" will be released first on Xbox 360, with a December 4 release date and a 1,600 Microsoft Point price. The PS3 version will ... probably be a while.The trailer for the DLC shows off some of the new environments and enemi...

November 5th 2012 at 10:08am 0 Comments
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Skyrim Premium Edition was revealed earlier today on Amazon Germany, with Bethesda telling Joystiq the special bundle is not coming to the States. First noticed by Examiner, the bundle includes a world map, T-shirt, postcards, physical novel and a bonus disk with special features.Bethesda tells us...

October 29th 2012 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Look, you don't need an expensive piece of paper from some institution to know that you're the Dohvakiin. You know it, we know it, the guy you yelled at until he died knows it -- that's all that really matters in the long run. But, if for some reason you did want to expand your knowledge of the anc...

October 20th 2012 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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According to code pulled from the latest Skyrim patch, the game's next piece of DLC is thought to be called "Dragonborn." Eurogamer took note of Bethesda forum member "Mardoxx," who went code diving and came up with a few unconfirmed details. Dragonborn will take place on the island of Solstheim, i...

October 16th 2012 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Skyrim's Dovamestic "Hearthfire" add-on is available now on PC. The $5 piece of country kitchen downloadable content allows players to buy land, build a home, raise a family and live out a simulated Elder Scrolls adventuring housefrau life. The pack is available in English, French, Italian, Ger...

October 4th 2012 at 2:42pm 0 Comments
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So I've been spending a lot of time with Skyrim. I know, it's not an MMO. But it's MMO-like in every way except for the lack of other players, from the sprawling world to the familiar fantasy setting to the fact that it seeks to make you the heroic center of the universe. This last bit is hugely...

October 1st 2012 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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A Sony support team is working closely with Bethesda to bring Skyrim's Dawnguard DLC to PS3. Dawnguard launched on the Xbox 360 in June and on PC in August. Bethesda previously notes that Skyrim is a "massive and dynamic game that requires a lot of resources" and it's not sure if it will be able to...

September 9th 2012 at 12:10pm 0 Comments