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Posts tagged “The Elder Scrolls”

The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr ventures into early access today

The latest Elder Scrolls Online expansion, Elsweyr, isn't officially out until June 4th, but Bethesda are letting PC players brave the cat-and-dragon infested jungle expansion two weeks early, starting today, to discover any bugs before the console folks arrive. On top of the usual new places to see and dungeons to delve, Elsweyr gives players a chance to dig deep into the weird lore of…

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Morrowind goes free today to celebrate The Elder Scrolls turning 25

To celebrate a quarter-century of Elves, Daedra and cat-people with bafflingly complex lore, Bethesda are giving away The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind today (March 25th) only, so snap it up quickly here. You'll need a Bethesda.net account and their launcher to grab the game, too. A bit of a hassle, but you're getting a sprawling adventure through a deeply alien corner of Tamriel, filled with…

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Crusader Kings 2 mod that turns world into Elder Scrolls is now easier to play

One of Crusader Kings II’s best mods just got a little less fiddly. Elder Kings is a mod that turns the world of khans and popes into one filled with cat mayors and lizard barons. It’s been around since 2013 and the developers have long been tinkering with it, but playing an up-to-date version involved a bunch of irritating steps, not so much jumping through…

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The Elder Scrolls: Blades is for phones, but it’ll come to PC one day

Before announcing The Elder Scrolls VI last night, Bethesda's Todd Howard started the The Elder Scrolls: Blades section of their E3 stream by talking about how many people Fallout Shelter had touched. He mentioned some figure in the millions about how many downloads it got, eliciting inevitable whoops from the crowd. It's probably passé to mock the things people whoop about at E3 at this…

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The Elder Scrolls VI announced

You will, I am sure, be astonished to hear that Bethesda Game Studios are making another Elder Scrolls game. Today, during their E3 pressblast, they announced that The Elder Scrolls VI is now in pre-production. And... that's about it. The game is a long, long way away, coming after Bethesda's all-new Starfield - which is itself so far out that we don't even know what…

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Clickuorice Allsort: Writing systems in videogames

This is three weeks old, but time is a construct. Philip Boyes is an expert on writing systems and cryptic alphabets, and he has looked at games that use fictional script over on Eurogamer. Zelda's ancient Hylian is mentioned, and the rune-like alphabet of the Elder Scrolls gets a shout-out too. But also discussed is Sethian, a game about deciphering a dead alien language based…

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Daggerfall for Unity: Now with a beginning, middle & end

My earliest memories of The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall were of fear and excitement at the boundless possibilities of a true fantasy sandbox. Of amazement at the most comprehensive character creation screen I'd ever seen, and of deep annoyance when I managed to fall through the floor and into an endless void in the first minute of the game. I've spent over twenty years waiting…

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Feature: Faster than a bard shot out of a cannon

The RPG Scrollbars: Quests Done Quick II

It's Summer Games Done Quick time again! You know what that means. The final seal has been broken, the rivers are turning to blood, and High Dread Azagorath is free to destroy the land. But while people wait, they're doing speed-runs. And in celebration of that, I thought I'd take a dig through the archives for a few particularly impressive and interesting ones that take…

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Feature: The Even Older Scrolls

Elder Scrolls: What The Next Game Needs To Fix

With Skyrim’s Special Edition managing to feel not that special, it’s put me to thinking about what it is I want from the next Elder Scrolls game. What are the features I would love to see in The Elder Scrolls VI: Hammerfell? What are the series' tropes that could use a tweak? I've expounded on this below.

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Feature: The joy of self-destruction

The RPG Scrollbars: Seeking Mr Eaten’s Name

Full disclosure time. I'm about to talk about Fallen London [official site] by Failbetter Games, a game and company that I've now done a fair amount of writing for. Please pause to get the necessary pinch of salt to take with anything that follows, if you wish. However, my love for this crazy Victorian universe goes back a lot further than that, and this week…

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Carded: The Elder Scrolls: Legends Is A F2P CCG

With the announcement of The Elder Scrolls: Legends, an upcoming free-to-play strategy card game set in the Elder Scrolls universe, Bethesda’s quest to become Blizzard continues in earnest. They clearly want a piece of that Hearthstone pie. At this rate we'll see Bethesda announce a MOBA, perhaps named Heroes Of The Scrolls, at E3 next year.

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Feature: Way down in the hole

Labyrinths: Deep In The Dungeons Of Daggerfall

This feature was originally published as part of our Supporter Program. Please do sign up for one bonus feature every weekday (plus assorted game-related gifts), selected highlights from which will eventually appear on the main site too. An exploration of the uncanny architecture of Daggerfall's dungeons and the interconnected worlds of Dark Souls. Dungeons, as a concept in games, are one of the great pillars…

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Bethesda’s Howard: People Discount Graphics

In case you haven't figured it out by now, the DICE Summit is a place where a bunch of game developers congregate to say things. Lots of things. Promising things, important things, silly things. But these sorts of events tend to have a unifying thread running through them - something that stitches all the itsy-bitsy baby things into a mighty Thingzilla. This year, though, it…

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Notch And Bethesda Settle On Scrolls

Because we, as a species, have allowed our reality to become so ridiculous that people can own the rights to a noun, there has been an ongoing battle between Bethesda and Mojang over the right to use the word "Scrolls" in a game name. Bethesda's very long running The Elder Scrolls first-person RPG is utterly indistinguishable from Mojang's card-collecting Scrolls. Wait, is it the other…

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Feature: The Second Eldest Scroll

Mods And Ends: Daggerfall & The XL Engine

I haven't been adding to the well of words about Skyrim, mostly because I haven’t actually managed to play it yet. Every day I think that I’ll put aside part of my evening for it but what I really need is a 48 hour period with no commitments so that my exploration can properly begin. Being a contrary entity, I have been thinking about Daggerfall…

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The Name Game: Inside The “Scrolls” Case

As you are likely already aware, Minecraft-makers Mojang are currently embroiled in the first stage of legal proceedings brought about by The Elder Scrolls-makers Bethesda, in a dispute over whether the name "Scrolls" can be used for the title of the second game. Keen to find out a little more about what it all means, I had a chat with Alex Chapman, an intellectual property…

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Oblivion And On

It's almost as if Bethesda Softworks have just finished a game and so have decided to work on a new one. Imagine! Yes, a date for The Elder Scrolls V has been confirmed. Well, sort of confirmed. Well, mentioned. A bit. "Potentially there's a new Elder Scrolls title in 2010," says Bethsoft exec Chris Oughton over at GI.biz. Woo!

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