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Review – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition and Mods

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Review – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition and Mods

By guest columnist Rich Kuhaupt.

The land is in chaos; civil war has begun, vampires and werewolves roam the cities and countryside unchecked, bandits lie in wait for unsuspecting travelers, frostbite spiders, draugr, daedra, hagravens, giants, and rogue mages are everywhere, and now dragons have returned! The time has come to return to Tamriel and save Skyrim.

This past October, Bethesda Softworks released their remastered RPG “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition” for the PS4 and Xbox One consoles, and while it may not have contained all the changes and upgrades some fans were hoping for, it’s more than worthy of addition to any RPG fans’ PS4 or XB1 library.

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Pixel Clicks Podcast #2 – A Wild Snorgeo Appears

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Pixel Clicks Podcast #2 – A Wild Snorgeo Appears

Hey you wonderful people, it’s time for the Pixel Clicks Podcast!

PCP is a gaming podcast in which Jordan, a gaming writer for Pixelated Geek, and his friends (Cody, Shane, and Sergio) discuss the week in gaming news! Or at least try to.

If you wait until the end.. you may very well get the joke. Find out more about SOE’s new name, ESO going buy-to-play, Battlefield Hardline’s latest beta, Persona 5: the new hotness and more. Read On

Trailer For “Beyond Skyrim: Bruma” Released

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Trailer For “Beyond Skyrim: Bruma” Released

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was one of the most acclaimed releases of 2011, drawing critical praise for itsart style, leveling system and changes to the series’ traditional combat. Now, Elder Scrolls modding community Dark Creations is getting ready to release the first part of a massive addition to the game: Beyond Skyrim – Bruma.

Dark Creations describes Beyond Skyrim as:

…a community-wide effort to craft the remaining provinces of Tamriel [the world where the series is set] in a single worldspace, allowing players to cross borders wherever it’s geographically possible. The project is also intended to facilitate cooperation between province expansion mods by sharing knowledge & resources.

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[E3 2013] Elder Scrolls Online Coming to Next-Gen Consoles

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[E3 2013] Elder Scrolls Online Coming to Next-Gen Consoles

In a move that we can confidently say no one saw coming, The Elder Scrolls Online, a MMO-RPG set in Bethesda Softworks venerable fan-favorite Elder Scrolls universe, has been confirmed for PlayStation 4 and Xbox ONE.

 

It has also been confirmed that while PC and Mac users will be on the same server set, the PS4 and Xbox ONE servers will be separated from the PC/Mac servers as well as each other. Given the degree to which the console debate has escalated, this is probably good news on several levels. Additionally, Bethesda has announced that the PlayStation 4 will boast the first beta access for The Elder Scrolls Online.

 

As The Elder Scrolls Online is Bethesda’s main point of focus at this year’s E3, Bethesda has released a slew of new media for TES: Online. The following features the voice-over talents of Michael Gambon (Harry Potter, Gosford Park, The King’s Speech), as well as some juicy snippets of game-play. The first-person viewpoint is something of a rarity in MMOs, but the Action-RPG system present in The Elder Scrolls Online seems to favor it. Franchise alumni will also recognize many of the iconic Tamrielic foes such as the draegloth and hagraven, as well as brief shots of locales like Morrowind and Elsweyr.

 

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The Elder Scrolls Online will launch Spring of 2014 on PC/Mac, PlayStation 4, and Xbox ONE.

E3 2012: Bethesda Releases New Information on TES: Online, Other Upcoming Titles

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E3 2012: Bethesda Releases New Information on TES: Online, Other Upcoming Titles

Bethesda has been having a very good year.  It was no surprise that some more announcements would come on the heels of their presence at the E3 conference.  Although most trailers and upcoming titles have been revealed for quite some time, we’ve got you covered on what to expect from Bethesda in the next year.

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The Elder Scrolls Online

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The Elder Scrolls Online

It shall come to pass that in the year 2013 AD an Elder Scroll MMO will arrive for PCs and Macs.

“We have been working hard to create an online world in which players will be able to experience the epic Elder Scrolls universe with their friends, something fans have long said they wanted,” said Matt Firor, the game director for The Elder Scrolls Online. “It will be extremely rewarding finally to unveil what we have been developing the last several years. The entire team is committed to creating the best MMO ever made – and one that is worthy of The Elder Scrolls franchise.” That team is the crew at ZeniMax Online Studios, developing the game.

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Top 5 Reasons to Not Overlook Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

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Top 5 Reasons to Not Overlook Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

With The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim still spinning in most RPG enthusiasts’ systems it would be easy to overlook Big Huge Game and 38 Studio’s soon to be released Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning.  However, the more I see of Kingdoms of Amalur the more convinced I am that dismissing this game would be a huge mistake.  With each new preview I’ve seen, not to mention the demo, I find myself getting more and more excited about what this game has to offer.

So here are my Top 5 reasons to not overlook Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning.  

5) Length

When he says Hammer Time everybody stops

With many of the top tier games of today coming in at totals of eight to ten hours, the length of a game has become a selling point by itself.  Kingdoms of Amalur’s developers have recently stated that some of the “speed runs” of the game, wherein the tester completed every quest, took around two hundred hours.  That’s a very encouraging number to gamers looking to throw down sixty big ones on a game.

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Bethesda Announces The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Collector’s Edition

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Bethesda Announces The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Collector’s Edition

Is exploring the embattled landscapes of Skyrim not going to be enough for you?  Will you need your very own Anduin god statue sitting next to you while battling him on-screen?  Fortunately for us, Bethesda Softworks has announced today the release of a collector’s edition for the highly anticipated The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. 

The limited collector’s edition will be available for pre-order for Xbox360, Playstation, and Microsoft Windows for $149.99 (US), €149.99 (Europe), £129.99 (UK), and A$199.99 (Australia).

What can you expect in this highly limited collector’s edition (besides your own Anduin statue)?  Read the official press release below.

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[E3 2011] Elder Scrolls: Skyrim gameplay demo

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[E3 2011] Elder Scrolls: Skyrim gameplay demo

Bethesda has recently displayed a gameplay demo for their upcoming RPG The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

The demo’s showing off a number of features, including a positively gorgeous engine and world design, dual-wield controls allowing the player to manipulate spells or weapons in either hand, and wandering, apparently unscripted and unpredictable dragon encounters. The demo video also features an informative inteview.

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Bethesda Discusses More Details for Skyrim

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Bethesda Discusses More Details for Skyrim

Todd Howard, Game Director for Bethesda Game Studios, sat down with the German gaming website Gameswelt to discuss some more details of the upcoming Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.  In the 14-minute clip, we hear a little bit more about the details of playing in Skryim and what we can expect to be different and simliar from the previous Elder Scrolls.

Howard discusses that the goal going into developing Skyrim was to explore the Norse culture of Tamriel.  Where Morrowind brought a “stranger in a strange land” feel to Elder Scrolls, Skyrim will follow Oblivion’s mythology and fantasy feel with more development on specific Norse mythology.

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