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  • Blog Post: Skyrim Review: An RPG Worth Shouting About

    The Elder Scrolls has always had a dedicated following, but given the success of Oblivion and the expectations for its sequel, I assumed Bethesda would play it safe and deliver a slightly enhanced continuation of the franchise. Instead, I walked away feeling I had played the next evolution of the series... More
  • Blog Post: Get A Peek At The Skyrim Making-of Documentary

    Back at QuakeCon, Bethesda revealed that the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim would be getting collector's edition. One of the goodies contained in the bundle is a making-of DVD, and we've got a little sample of it today. Since it's a teaser, there's not a whole lot of information in the video... More
  • Blog Post: Behold The Skyrim Map

    This is the territory where you'll spend hundreds of hours uncovering Daedric artifacts and slaying dragons. Thanks to the folks at and , we now have a glimpse at the land mass filled with dragons, wooly mammoths, and trolls where I'll be spending the majority of... More
  • Blog Post: Check Out Skyrim's Race and Perk Skills

    Thanks to the hard work of Bethesda forum poster Sammutehgreat, we now know the finer points about some of Skyrim's race and perk skills. Sammu spent some time during a hands-on session at the Eurogamer Expo perusing the available perks for some skills and the special racial perks. Take a look for... More
  • Blog Post: Bethesda Unleashes 20 Minutes Of Gameplay

    Betheda realizes that not everyone was able to check The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim out at E3, so they've released footage of that demo today. It's an extended look at the game's world, with about 20 minutes of gameplay footage, including exploration and plenty of combat. The demo has been split... More
  • Blog Post: Lazy? Here's Who You'll Be Playing As

    The Elder Scrolls series boasts one of the best character-creation systems in the business, allowing players to design the avatar of their dreams. Or a dopey looking catman with dreads. Bethesda realizes that not everyone enjoys wading through menus to determine the precise level of eye rotation or optimal... More
  • Blog Post: A New Beginning

    We’ve had a lot of Skyrim coverage lately, and for good reason: It’s kind of a big deal. Few developers do open-world games as well as Bethesda, and the Elder Scrolls series has a huge following. At Gamescom today, Bethesda’s Pete Hines took the controller and gave us an hour-long look... More
  • Blog Post: UPDATE: More Skyrim Character Races Revealed

    Three more screens join a batch of screenshots that reveal the dramatic variety of character options available to players. We've compiled them all in one place. UPDATE: Bethesda sent over three more as yet unseen screenshots created by journalists at QuakeCon, including another Argonian female, an... More
  • Blog Post: I Used Skyrim's Character Creator And This Is Who I Made

    I often spend way too much time in any game's character creator. I usually surf through all of the options, make weird looking characters to laugh at, and then hone in on the character that I really want to make. At this year's QuakeCon, I had the chance to tinker with The Elder Scroll V: Skyrim's... More
  • Blog Post: Bethesda Drops A New Skyrim Screenshot

    Get your first look at the Dunmer thief! Bethesda polled the community on their Skyrim Facebook page about what race/player class people wanted to see revealed, and the Elder Council has spoken. Click below to get a larger view of the screen. Source: Bethblog More
  • Blog Post: In-Depth Skyrim Footage From QuakeCon

    Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is more and more on people's minds with each passing day, and this extensive video footage should not only increase your interest but also answer your questions as well. This crowd-shot video from Bethesda's QuakeCon 2011 presentation of the game from... More
  • Blog Post: Skyrim Hands-On Impressions

    After years of waiting, the next installment of The Elder Scrolls finally lands in our hands. Follow my journey from Riverwood to Whiterun. As we mentioned in yesterday's quick look at the QuakeCon Skyrim demo, my experience started in the character creator. My Twitter followers wanted to know about... More
  • Blog Post: New Skyrim Info Bursts Out Of QuakeCon

    Time seems to slow down when you're excited for a big game, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim feels like an eternity away. To help fill the long hours until Skyrim's November release, here are some brand-new details straight out of the QuakeCon demo of Bethesda's sprawling RPG. Reiner is our... More
  • Blog Post: My Favorite Things About Skyrim

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is one of the year's biggest games, in terms of both scope and anticipation. As someone who has poured hundreds of hours into the Elder Scrolls, I understand the excitement. While lots of things about Skyrim sound cool, here are a handful of moments that struck me as particularly... More
  • Blog Post: Shots From The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    A new batch of screens for Skyrim have arrived, and you can't look away. The game comes out on November 11, and these impressive new screens range from ranging mammoths to getting knifed in a dark tavern (check out the gallery at the bottom of the page). Player-created characters will show no less... More
  • Blog Post: Bethesda BFG Skyrim Showcase

    We had the honor of revealing the next installment in Bethesda’s epic Elder Scrolls franchise – Skyrim – to the world back in January. Our exclusive cover story provided an extensive look at what is in store for fans when the anticipated game releases this fall. A second chance to view... More
  • Blog Post: Latest Elder Scrolls Screens Are Legitimately Good

    Consider us a little gun shy. April Fools' Day has taken on a particularly prominent role in the lives of the gaming industry, with publishers, developers, and members of the gaming press competing to out-do one another for the best fake stories. That's why I was a little suspicious when I saw... More
  • Blog Post: Inside Skyrim's Menu System Overhaul

    In a game as large as the open world RPG The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, comprehensive menus are a necessary evil. Though they may not be pretty, players need a way to easily manage items, review skills, and map out directions to their next dungeon crawls. The menus in Oblivion functioned, but they were... More
  • Blog Post: Skyrim: Building Better Combat

    In game development, the visual improvements, non-player character AI tweaks, and new storytelling philosophies are all for naught if the base activity the player performs the most frequently is uninteresting or unrefined. In the case of an action role-playing game like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, those... More
  • Blog Post: Skyrim’s Dragon Shouts!

    Many aspects of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will feel familiar to longtime fans. The exploration of a vast open world, first-person combat, and interacting systems of melee, magic, and stealth are all tent pole ideas within the franchise. However, Skyrim introduces something new into the gameplay mix... More
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