GAME have dropped their price for Skyrim: Legendary Edition on console down to £13.99 for today only. The PC crowd will be giggling with glee at the game having been half this price recently for them, but if you're a console gamer, this is a cracking deal that'll save you a couple of quid or so. Already a leviathan of a game, the Skyrim: Legendary Edition also bundles in the Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn DLC.
We'd recommend the X360 version over the PS3 for stability reasons.
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It's Skyrim. With all of the DLC.
It's excellent, and you should buy it immediately if you haven't already.
It's also the PC version, so you can have the very best of times mucking about with some absolutely fantastic mods and marvelling at a game that somehow looks better than TESO...and plays immeasurably better too. If you're looking for a quintessential Elder Scrolls experience, accept no substitutes.
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It's Skyrim. It's amazing. And on PC there are a whole host of mods to enable you to pretty much do anything you want, which are super easy top install and get up and running thanks to Steam Workshop. Thanks to jaystan @ HUKD!
This is even cheaper than the Steam sale price a few weeks ago for the Legendary Edition of Skyrim. This comes with all of the expansion pack DLC released for the huge fantasy RPG. The PC version is the least broken version when compared to the console releases too. We'd heartily recommend this over the new Elder Scrolls Online as there are months of exploring available and you don't have to pay a ridiculous monthly fee for the pleasure.
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This is easily the cheapest price we've seen the Legendary Edition of Skyrim. This comes with all of the expansion DLC released for the game. The PC version is the least broken version when compared to the console releases too. We'd heartily recommend this over the new Elder Scrolls Online as there are months of exploring available and you don't have to pay a ridiculous monthly fee for the pleasure.
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HD remasters and re-releases are big business, and in the wake of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition earlier this year, and the Final Fantasy X/X-2 re-release a few days ago, I've been thinking about some of the other games from the past fifteen years that would make for no-brainer re-releases on current, new-gen platforms like the Xbox One, the PS4, and the Wii U.
Sometimes, it's all too easy to attribute a re-release to a cashgrab, and the line shifts depending on who's drawn it, and how much the person in question values a game. Convenience is often one of the greatest reasons for picking up a game again on a new platform, particularly if it's a beloved title. But there are also certain practical improvements that we all look for when it comes to these revamps, from graphical improvements -- resolutions, textures, framerate, AA -- to additional content, smoother handling, new features, and making the most of the opportunities afforded by new tech.
In the case of the Xbox One and PS4, that means gameplay broadcasting and sharing services. On the Wii U, that extends even further to the unique capabilities of the GamePad and a greater focus on online multiplayer.
With that in mind, here are a few of my own personal picks for games I'd love to see make the jump from previous generations to the current one.
Metroid Prime Trilogy
This is a no-brainer. Metroid Prime still, somehow, looks absolutely outstanding, and both the first game and Echoes received a bit of spit and polish for the Collection that released on the Wii. Not only is it the best and bravest move Nintendo have made with one of their precious properties, but the explortory nature of the gameplay would lend itself brilliantly to incorporating the Game Pad. Scanning alien planets, pinpointing enemy weaknesses, plus you could use the motion control to steer the Morphball, and if Nintendo fancied adding in a spot of extra gameplay, you could get a nice little Commander-esque mode going on with the Game Pad in competitive multiplayer.Click here to read more...
If you’re looking for something to fill up your summer then this sale from Gamefly will certainly do the trick. All of the recent Fallout titles and everything to do with The Elder Scrolls have been reduced, with savings to be found across the board regardless of whether you are picking up DLC to complete your collection or if you’re getting everything all at once. The saving can be made even better by using the voucher code GFDJUL20UK – this will knock a further 20% off the total, but do bear in mind that it will not affect standalone DLC purchases.
So, let’s get on with what’s on offer:
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim | £9.99
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dawnguard DLC | £6.99
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Hearthfire DLC | £1.75
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dragonborn | £6.99
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Legendary Edition | £19.99
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We'll be honest, this week's podcast goes a little off of the rails. What we originally envisaged as a discussion centred around artificial intelligence programming in terms of companion characters in games became a hearty chinwag about some of our favourite companions.
We even manage to make a case for Slippy Toad being the Best Video Game Companion Ever!
Parental Advisory: We've tried to keep it as conversational and informal as possible, and you should be warned that there may be a few instances of strong language.
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PS3 owners rejoice! Skyrim's Dragonborn DLC has hit the PSN, and to apologise (we assume) for the delay, it's 50% off for the first week, so it'll set you back (£6.49 / €7.99 / AUS$11.75)
The release of the English language versions of Hearthfire and Dawnguard kick off on February 20th and 27th respectively, and you can find a full list of release dates and pricing over on Bethblog.com.
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.
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.Click here to read more...
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.
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Our newest recruit Chris takes a look back over a long year that saw the second year in a row won for him by Bethesda, a surprisingly muted launch for the Wii U, a flawed gem in Capcom's Dragon's Dogma, and a glorious Platinum in Skyrim at last!
For me, Bethesda pulled it out the bag again this year with their stealth, magic, assassin, first-person, action game. The first thing that really works for this game is that its so easy to get absorbed into it. With the first-person perspective, and the “choice” system of how to complete missions that makes a difference, it really does take you in and feel as though your really are Corvo Attano pacing through the streets of Dunwall. It makes you think about how you should continue, and not in a forceful way, like a game like Dark Souls, but in a personal way of how you want to play the game, and how you want it to pan out. And there’s so much fun to be had on further playthroughs to discover where different decisions could have led.
And the way in which you can make those decisions also made this a great game. A combination of weaponry and various powers at Corvo’s disposal provide you with plenty of options to tackle each enemy and situation. I also found the AI to be a step up from most games, where a quick hide in a corner might be enough, but Dishonored is less forgiving of rash movements – in a good and thought-provoking way. To top it off the visual style of the game is also very good and the landscape of Dunwall oozes character, creating an overall gaming experience that for me was the best this year.Click here to read more...
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.
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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.
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Bethesda have announced that PC and PS3 fans will be getting Skyrim's Dragonborn DLC early in 2013, following its release on Xbox LIVE tomorrow.Click here to read more...
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.Click here to read more...
As foretold earlier, Bethesda have dropped the reveal trailer for Skyrim's upcoming DLC pack - "Dragonborn". The trailer features some more chanting Nords as well as a host of new enemy types, some tourist shots of Solstheim, dragons with their bones picked cleaner than a KFC bargain bucket on a Friday night, and...wait...is he...is he riding the dragon?
Why yes, yes I do believe he is.Watch it after the jump >>>