Bethesda has recently announced that an updated version of the Prima strategy guide for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be released this Tuesday, June 4th, alongside the Legendary Edition of the game. This updated guide covers the base game and its three add-ons: Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn.
The standard edition of the guide comes with over 1,100 pages detailing the various items, quests, enemies, and locations, with 4,205 screenshots. The Standard Edition of this guide comes with a two-sided map poster. Also available is the hardcover bound Collector's Edition, which contains ribbon bookmarks and a 24" poster with signatures from Bethesda Game Studios employees. More information about these guides, and where to buy them, can be found…
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A few blue moons ago, Bethesda announced that they were moving on to a new adventure, leaving The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim behind to work on other projects. This disappointed me, as I felt that the game had at least another add-on in it. It's not that I think the game is in any way incomplete, it just feels like they could have done more with its life cycle. I wouldn't have even minded if they supported Skyrim with little downloadable titbits like a weapon back or a unique set of armour. Unfortunately, I was left wanting more... and not in a good way.
Hearthfire was the add-on for which I was most excited, and it certainly did deliver in some aspects. I actually wrote a review for this one, so some of the points mentioned there will overlap with…
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Bethesda has recently announced that they are ready to release The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary Edition. This version of the game will come with the most recent patch of the game (1.9 update), as well as the game's three add-ons: Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn. It will be made available for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 at $59.99 on June 4th. It will be made available in Europe a few days later, on June 7th.
Of all the add-ons that recently came to the PS3, the one for which I was most hyped was probably Hearthfire. This was probably because I'm the sort of fellow who really enjoys roleplaying in roleplaying games (isn't that an odd concept). I wanted to really explore my character and flesh him out. I wanted to give him and his wife a home that would suit his character. At first, I really enjoyed my options. It's pretty much what I asked for, so did I find any fault with it? Well, let's find out.
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Bethesda has recently released an update to the HD Texture Pack for PC players. This update adds high resolution for the base game, as well as Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn.
For those who already have the HD Texture Pack, this update is approximately 4.7 GB. Bethesda warns that PC's should exceed the minimum system requirements for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim before installation. That includes:
- Windows Vista/7
- At least 4GB of system RAM
- DirectX 9.0c compatible NVIDIA or AMD ATI video card with a minimum of 1GB RAM.
In other PC news, Dragonborn is now on Steam, priced at $19.99. PlayStation 3 owners can expect to see the add-on hit the PlayStation Store February, 12, at half the price for the first week.Read more >