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Bethesda: Moving to Next Project, No More Skyrim DLC

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Bethesda is officially over you, Skyrim. No wee-hour phone calls. No late night hookups. It’ll continue to offer support if needed, but that doesn’t mean you should come crying every time a dragon clips through a roof or a mammoth falls out of the sky; you’ve got to give Bethesda space.

In a blog post today, Bethesda wrote that the portion of the team working on all things Skyrim since its release will finally be moving on to the next adventure: “For the last year and a half we’ve been working on new content for Skyrim; from the game updates, Creation Kit, Steam Workshop, Kinect support, to DLCs. Parts of our team have also been in pre-production on our next major project, and that game is at the point where it requires the studio’s full attention to make it our biggest and best work yet.”

With three DLC expansions released – Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn – the studio won’t be delivering any more Downloadable Content. Though the studio says it is moving on, there will still be ‘minor updates’ delivered as needed.

The note closes, “We look forward to sharing our next adventure with you,” which I’m fine with, but it better be a new Fallout.

Dishonored’s “The Tales From Dunwall” Webisode Series

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Bethesda recently released three webisode episodes set in the world of Dishonored. “The Tales from Dunwall” tells the story of three different people from separate walks of life. Check out the videos below and let us know what you think by leaving a comment.

 

Dishonored Preview- What Kind of Assassin Will You Be?

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Dishonored is the brainchild of Harvey Smith and Raphael Colantonio, and is an upcoming action/adventure stealth game being developed by Arkane Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. Viktor Antonov, the designer of Half Life 2′s City 17, serves as the game’s visual design director.

In Dishonored you play as Corvo Atano, a personal bodyguard to the Empress of Dunwall. Shortly after the game begins you are accused of her murder and thrown in prison where you have a chance encounter with a mysterious man who imbues Corvo with supernatural powers. After making your escape you start on your quest for revenge against the people who framed you for murder, but how you go about it is entirely up to you.

 

 

Skyrim Dawnguard DLC Arrives on Xbox Live

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Today is the day for players of The Elder Scrolls:  Skyrim, or at least those who happen to play it on the Xbox 360.  The hit game’s first round of DLC, called “Dawnguard,” released today exclusively for download on Xbox Live.  The download, available for a retail price of 1600 Microsoft Points, includes new content that is heavily vampire-centric and aims to further explore the already expansive world in Skyrim by adding new quest material.

The Dawnguard DLC will also be released for PC and PS3 this time next month.  Click “Read More” to watch the official trailer.  Warning:  Content for mature audiences only.  

Mounted Combat In Skyrim

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The latest update to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, will finally allow players to fight from horseback. That means no more having to jump off your horse and hope you kill whatever is attacking you before your brave but stupid horse gets itself killed.

It has yet to be revealed when the update will make its way to consoles, but if you are lucky enough to have the game on Steam then you can test out the beta right now, and start decapitating enemies while in full gallop. With great mounted combat, comes great responsibility… to run your enemies through with a sword while exploring Skyrim with your trusty horse Frost. To see everything the new update will entail, follow the source link below.

Source: Bethesda Blog

TESO – First Screens Revealed and Details Begin To Emerge

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The newly revealed/confirmed existence of The Elder Scrolls: Online has set the internet ablaze and fresh information is being thrown into the mix every couple of hours. The newest details to hit the streets are twelve in-game screen shots from the MMO along with numerous details gleaned from the upcoming Game Informer magazine which features TESO as the cover story. You can head over to NeoGaf for all the major and minor bits of knowledge for yourself but after the break we’ve listed some of the more important and exciting ones along with those precious screens I know some of you are clamoring for…

Bethesda Looking for Next-Gen Talent

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The creators of Skyrim are now hiring for next gen console development. The job posting says they are looking for experienced programers to work on an unannounced next gen console game. Here are the job requirements:

 

 

  • At least 5 years of game development experience with multiple titles shipped
  • Extensive experience programming and optimizing for the Xbox 360 and PS3
  • Experience with DirectX 11 a plus
  • Passion for making GREAT games, and being part of a GREAT team
  • Ability to contribute innovative ideas towards all aspects of game development
  • Must create amazing things with minimal oversight
  • Experience playing Bethesda Game Studios games a plus

Meet those conditions? Then why not give it a shot? You might end up working on the next Elder Scrolls title.

 

Source: Job Listing here

Rest In Peace: Adam Adamowicz

 

Adam Adamowicz passed away after a battle with cancer. You may not know the name, but you will most certainly know his work as he was the main concept artist for Fallout 3 and a contributor to Skyrim at Bethesda. To be brief, please take a moment to extend your thoughts and/or prayers to Adam and his family and friends. Awesome Robo! has a fantastic tribute to Adam showing a great deal of his work from Fallout 3, one of my all-time favorite games. Rest in peace, Adam.

Skyrim Creation Kit Coming to PC This Tuesday

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The Skyrim Creation Kit was originally set to launch in January. After awhile we assumed its release would coincide with patch 1.4, but that didn’t happen either. So when can we expect it? “The Creation Kit is on track for release on Tuesday,” Bethesda VP of Marketing Pete Hines tweeted. Well, there you have it: Tuesday!

Hines also went on to tease a “special surprise” to be revealed alongside the Creation Kit. Hmm, possibly news of DLC? I guess we’ll have to wait until Tuesday to find out.

Skyrim Creation Kit – First Look

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We’ve told you of mods. We’ve told you of glitches. We’ve told you of patches to fix said glitches. But we also mentioned a Creation Kit. Finally, Bethesda gives news of this Creation Kit, which will allow official modding to begin, along with some pretty impressive tools to do so. It will also allow integration with the Steam Workshop, making installing these mods a whole lot easier – Steam will install for you, as well as keep track of them.

The Creation Kit is said to have a similar interface for veteran modders and documented tutorials for newbies. Top that all off with a load of new features that I’m sure will allow those more talented, more patient and more creative than me, to create some truly amazing things. Bethesda has released video of this upcoming Creation Kit in action, and you can view that below.