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Happy Easter: The Video Game Easter Egg

Author:
Chris Hyde
Category:
Features
Tags:
Day of the Tentacle, Easter eggs, Perfect Dark, Skyrim, Zelda

Happy Easter: The Video Game Easter Egg

Easter isn't just about chocolate eggs from eager-to-please bunnies (I've been told there's some religious alternative purpose, but we'll gloss over that for now), it's also a perfect excuse to discuss the oft-forgotten gem of our industry - the video game Easter Egg.

Easter Eggs are essentially secrets, hidden jokes or messages left by developers and designers for you to hunt out in game. They serve no purpose and have no reward other than the satisfaction that comes with finding something that most will have missed whilst playing. The first Easter Egg was discovered in a game released exactly 35 years ago this month - Adventure for the Atari 2600. By locating and manipulating a hidden "dot" players could gain access to a hidden room, which had the message "Created by Warren Robinett" - the game's programmer. Once this secret was found, Atari decided to keep it in game and call such secrets "Easter Eggs". The rest, as they say, is history.

Happy Easter: The Video Game Easter Egg

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Would you buy Skyrim on PS4 or Xbox One? Probably... and Bethesda knows it

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Features
Tags:
Bethesda, PS4, Skyrim, Xbox One

Would you buy Skyrim on PS4 or Xbox One? Probably... and Bethesda knows it

The internet exploded earlier today when the eagle-eyed folks at OnlySP spotted an odd discrepancy on the official Skyrim website. Namely: PS4 and Xbox One versions. Twitter, Reddit and the internet's assembled hacks burst into a frenzy, all tremendously excited that Bethesda had outed a new lease of life for their epic RPG.

Except they hadn't. Turns out that it was just a website error... at least, that's the official line.

It's possible that Bethesda's denial is damage control pending an official reveal, or perhaps unbelievably devious market testing, but this morning's kerfuffle makes for a more interesting discussion. Would you buy Skyrim on PS4 or Xbox One, and what would it have to do in order to earn your moolah?

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Skyrim | £7.99 | GameFly | PC

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
Tags:
PC games, Skyrim, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Skyrim | £7.99 | GameFly | PC

Skyrim | GameFly | £7.99 (with code)
Discount Code: GFDJUL20UK | Price Comparison | Skyrim Review

Bethesda "Moving On" From Skyrim DLC To Focus On Next Game

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Bethesda, DLC, Skyrim

Bethesda "Moving On" From Skyrim DLC To Focus On Next Game

Project Described As "Our Biggest And Best Work Yet"

After the excellent Dragonborn DLC pack finally gave Skyrim an expansion worth shouting about, Bethesda have decided to stop supporting their epic RPG to concentrate on the next big thing.

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Skyrim's Legendary Patch Now Live On Steam

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Bethesda, Level cap, Patch, PC games, Skyrim, Update

Skyrim's Legendary Patch Now Live On Steam

Level Cap? What Level Cap?

Just when you thought Skyrim couldn't get any bigger, the Legendary patch comes along and slays the level cap. Players can now make level 100 skills 'Legendary' by reading the Book Of Waking Dreams, returning skill points, perk points and allowing you to start grinding again from level 15. By doing this, you can now accrue character levels above 81 as many times as you want.

Patch 1.9 is now live on Steam and headed to consoles "later this month." Patch notes after the break, which includes a new difficulty setting dragons and yet more fixes.

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Skyrim: Dragonborn, Dawnguard & Hearthfire EU Dates Confirmed

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Dawnguard, DLC, Dragonborn, Hearthfire, PS3 games, Skyrim, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Skyrim: Dragonborn, Dawnguard & Hearthfire EU Dates Confirmed

We rather thought it might be the case that the European release dates for Skyrim's PS3 DLC would clock in a day after the North American drop dates in each cases, and that's what's been confirmed by Bethesda's Pete Hines.

The Bethesda UK VP stated on Twitter that Dragonborn would hit PS3 on February 13th, Hearthfire on February 20th and Dawnguard on February 27th.

The US dates are still the same as announced a few days ago.

Skyrim: Dragonborn, Dawnguard & Hearthfire DLC Dated For PS3

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Dawnguard, DLC, Dragonborn, Hearthfire, PS3 games, Skyrim, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Skyrim: Dragonborn, Dawnguard & Hearthfire DLC Dated For PS3

After months of wrangling with technical issues, Bethesda has finally given PS3 owners a release date for Skyrim's DLC packs.

Erm, American PS3 owners, at least.

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PS3 Finally Getting Skyrim DLC in February

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
News
Tags:
Bethesda, Dawnguard, DLC, Dragonborn, Hearthfire, Skyrim

PS3 Finally Getting Skyrim DLC in February

Usually, Microsoft have to get their wallets out to ensure timed-exclusive DLC for the 360, but thanks to Bethesda’s poor PS3 development skills, they got the Skyrim ones for free. PS3 fans can now stop feeling so left out though as Bethesda have recently confirmed that all three packs -Dragonborn, Hearthfire and Dawnguard- will be coming at some point in February. There’s even more good news for the beleaguered PS3 gamer too...

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Skyrim | £9.99 | Gamefly | PC

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Adventure Games, Bethesda, PC games, RPG Games, Skyrim, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Skyrim | £9.99 | Gamefly | PC

Need a game to last you well into next year? Well, Skyrim should keep you entertained through the harsh winter months in one of the greatest RPG experiences ever released. Skyrim's world is huge and packed with months' worth of side-quests and discoverable areas in a rich range of landscapes. Climb blizzard ravaged mountains, wonder the plains, sneak through forests, explore haunted tombs, or catch a salmon with your bare hands. Do look out for the occasional bloody great dragon crashing down from the sky though.

Thanks to Bargeinion at HotUkDeals.

Skyrim | £12.99 | Game | PC

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Adventure Games, Bethesda, PC games, Skyrim, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Skyrim | £12.99 | Game | PC

This is a great price for the boxed version of one of our favourite games. The PC version is much more stable than the console versions  too, as long as you download all the patches that is. This huge adventure sees you travelling across a huge fantasy landscape full of dragons, ghouls, giants, ice spiders, yetis, and so much more. The side-quests will shut out the outside world as you can barely say hello to an NPC without them begging you to go off and find/kill something for them. Skyrim is a beautiful place to explore though, so you'll be happy to add it to your long, long quest list. Newbie hint: leave the mammoths alone - their shepherds are a bit cranky.

Thanks to sweetanglexx at HotUkDeals.

Skyrim | £17.99 | Game | PS3

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Adventure Games, PS3 games, RPG Games, Skyrim, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Skyrim | £17.99 | Game | PS3

Skyrim offers a huge adventure that will last you well into next year. The freedom on offer is exceptional and the game world is a beautiful one to explore as you pick up quests and forge your path through forests, caves, open planes and climb huge blizzard-ravaged mountains. The PS3 version is the buggiest of the three platforms, but most of the issues have been patched now. However, the DLC hasn't yet made its way to PS3 as the devs literally can't get it working. If you're not bothered about the DLC then feel free to pick up this deal. From most reports, the DLC hasn't been anything to shout about anyway.

Thanks to Calming Thunder at HotUkDeals.

Skyrim: Dragonborn Gets First Screenshots & Details

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Bethesda, DLC, Dragonborn, RPG, Screenshots, Skyrim, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Xbox 360 games

Skyrim: Dragonborn Gets First Screenshots & Details

After the debut trailer went live last week, Skyrim's latest expansion has revealed more its secrets in some new screenshots. Dragonborn will take players to the frozen island of Solstheim (which many of us will remember from Morrowind: Bloodmoon), empowering them with new shouts, weapons, armour and mounts as they take on the first Dovakiin.

With Rieklings and Netch making a welcome return, amongst other new enemies, we hope that Dragonborn will evoke some of the more alien and unpredictable design elements that made Morrowind such a unique RPG experience.

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Bethesda "Close" To Bringing New Skyrim DLC To PS3

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Bethesda, Dawnguard, DLC, Hearthfire, PS3 games, Skyrim

Bethesda "Close" To Bringing New Skyrim DLC To PS3

Many PS3 owners seem to be up in arms about the fact that they can't spend their money on the deeply average Dawnguard and Hearthfire Skyrim expansions, but a new tweet from Bethesda suggests that there's light at the end of the tunnel.

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PSA: Skyrim DLC Reveal Trailer Hits Later Today

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Bethesda Softworks, DLC, Skyrim, trailer

PSA: Skyrim DLC Reveal Trailer Hits Later Today

Bethesda will be rolling out a teaser trailer for Skyrim's next DLC pack today, with the enigmatic artwork above acting as our only official clue about what to expect.

Unofficially, however, we expect it to take place on Solstheim and feature dragon mounts. We'll find out whether the source code search was on the money in a few hours.

UPDATE: Now this is happening.

Skyrim Premium Edition Outed, Confirmed For Europe

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Bethesda Softworks, Collector's Edition, PC games, PS3 games, Skyrim, Skyrim: Premium Edition, The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, Xbox 360 games

Skyrim Premium Edition Outed, Confirmed For Europe

Lots Of Swag But No DLC?

After making its premature debut via an Amazon listing, a new Skyrim Premium Edition has been confirmed for Europe. This weighty collector's piece contains plenty of goodies, but it's unclear whether any of the DLC packs will be included.

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Bethesda Takes Full Responsibility For PS3 Skyrim DLC Delay

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Bethesda, Dawnguard, DLC, Hearthfire, PS3, Skyrim

Bethesda Takes Full Responsibility For PS3 Skyrim DLC Delay

"It's Our Problem, And It’s On Us To Solve It"

Bethesda has spoken out to take full responsibility for the delay in bringing Skyrim DLC to the PS3, stating that inconsistent "performance" issues are still holding them back without using the platform as an excuse.

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Gangnam Bite: Skyrim Style

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Funnies
Tags:
Daily Bite, Gangnam Style, I used to be an awesome dancer until I took an arrow in the knee, PSY, Skyrim

Because we know that you love Korean pop music so much, we've decided to dedicate our Daily Bites exclusively to Gangnam Style parodies from now on... no? Fine, you win - but here's one more for the road. "Watch the magic!"

abexomotron1 via Bethesda's Pete Hines.

Bethesda: Skyrim DLC Might Never Reach PS3

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Bethesda, Dawnguard, DLC, PS3, Skyrim

Bethesda: Skyrim DLC Might Never Reach PS3

But "Working Hard" On Dawnguard

After holding back Skyrim's Dawnguard expansion on PS3 because of unsatisfactory performance, a Bethesda forum post reveals that it "is not a problem we’re positive we can solve." However, they're throwing everything they have at the problematic port.

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Bethesda: Dawnguard PS3 Delay Not Due To Hearthfire Development

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Bethesda, Dawnguard, DLC, Hearthfire, PS3, Skyrim

Bethesda: Dawnguard PS3 Delay Not Due To Hearthfire Development

Skyrim expansion Dawnguard still isn't available for PS3 even though a brand new expansion pack set to launch on Xbox Live next week. Bethesda has been fielding some pointed questions from disgruntled PS3 owners, explaining that Hearthfire's development isn't taking resources away from getting Dawnguard on to Sony's console.

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Skyrim: Hearthfire DLC Announced & Dated For Xbox 360

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Bethesda, DLC, Hearthfire, Skyrim

Build A House! Adopt A Kid! Home Invasions!

After a few months of speculation, Bethesda has formally announced Skyrim's latest DLC pack: Hearthfire. It's a more modest expansion than Dawnguard, providing a few new ways to make a permanent mark on the game world for 400 Microsoft Points.

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