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The Elder Scrolls Online launches week-long free weekend

If the news outside of the game-o-sphere wasn't enough to convince you we're living in a post-truth world, then maybe this will change your mind. The Elder Scrolls Online is launching a free weekend that starts from today and ends on December 6th, but apparently that doesn't mean you can take every day until Wednesday as a day off. I've checked. TESO was pretty shonky…

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The Elder Scrolls Online’s Horns of the Reach DLC is out next month

Horns of the Reach, the minotaur-themed DLC pack for The Elder Scrolls Online [official site], will be coming out next month, Bethesda have announced. The DLC will add two dungeons to the MMO as well as new items, enemies and companions. There's no word on pricing, yet – just that it will be free to ESO Plus members and that it will be available on the in-game crown…

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Feature: Weaponised nostalgia

Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind is scratching that itch

I have been cynical from afar, which is a polite way of saying I've been privately thinking 'aargh, kill it with fire' about The Elder Scrolls Online's [official site] massively multiplayer recreation of revered singleplayer roleplaying game Morrowind. I didn't want to be a snob, but the pairing of an MMO hamster wheel with the high watermark of Bethesda's Elder Scrolls series read to me…

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The Elder Scrolls Online launches week-long trial

The Elder Scrolls Online [official site], the other MMORPG with orcs and elves, has just launched a week-long full-game free trial. I know, I too half-remember it going free-to-play but no, it has only dropped mandatory subscriptions. I've little interest in the world of The Elder Scrolls myself, our boy Brendy was not a fan when it came out, and Cobbo last year found it…

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Feature: Back in Balmora

How Morrowindy is Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind?

I will admit to a certain wateriness in my eyes when I heard the music. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind was and is, I believe, almost more a state of mind than it is a roleplaying game. A strange and desolate place, built upon a foundation of distrust, it is almost aggressively lonely. As an RPG, the precursor to Oblivion and Skyrim is all over…

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The Elder Scrolls Online: Wherever you hang your cheesewheel, that’s your home

Homeownership is now possible in Tamriel thanks to The Elder Scrolls Online's [official site] first chunky DLC hit of 2017 (that's a phrase, right?). The free update has already landed in the PC version of the MMO and offers your characters the ability to buy real estate from apartments to islands. The only person I can think of off the top of my head who…

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The Elder Scrolls Online is going to Morrowind in June

When The Elder Scrolls Online [official site] first slunk into the world I was not impressed. At a preview event, I was reticent, and at release I was still unconvinced. The MMO shackles just didn’t fit with the Elder Scrolls I have always known. But Zenimax have been hacking away at the RPG’s extraneous limbs and replacing them with whole new ones, which has reportedly…

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Feature: It's a small world after aaaaaaaall...

The RPG Scrollbars: The Elder Scrolls – One Tamriel

I make no secret of not having liked The Elder Scrolls Online [official site]. Believe me, I wanted to dig it, but nothing this side of Planescape Torment Kart could have felt more not like the game it was meant to be without being part of some fever dream. That said, I do admire the fact that the creators have spent their time since launch…

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The Elder Scrolls Online Gets Dark Brotherhood DLC

If I'm honest I'd totally forgotten that The Elder Scrolls Online [official site] is a thing that still exists. ZeniMax haven't, though. In fact they've just launched the latest DLC for the MMORPG: Dark Brotherhood. If you have even a passing familiarity with Elder Scrolls games you've probably worked out that the Dark Brotherhood stuff is about trying to join the franchise's guild of assassins:

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends Delayed Into 2016

As the end of the year approaches, a whole load of games optimistically slated to launch "in 2015" are about to become formally late. Such as The Elder Scrolls: Legends [official site], Bethesda's free-to-play CCG. When they announced it at E3, it was due to launch this year. Now it's not. In other news about The Elder Scrolls facing a tough time aping Blizzard, The…

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The Elder Scrolls Online’s First DLC Visits The Imperial City

Now that The Elder Scrolls Online [official site] has dropped its subscription fees (that came only eleven months after launch), it's getting settled into typical subscription-free MMORPG practises. TESO's first "DLC game pack", The Imperial City, will launch on August 31st. It'll bring new lines of story, more quests, new areas, new dungeons, extra monsters, extra craftable items... you know, DLC stuff.

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The Elder Scrolls Online Still Exists, This Video Is Proof

ZeniMax are keen to remind you that The Elder Scrolls Online [official site] is still an actual, real MMO that you can play if you'd like. They’re doing so by releasing a series of videos showcasing the game's key features, the first of which can be seen below. It details the level of freedom and choice found in the game, by having the guy who…

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The Elder Scrolls Online Drops Subscription Fees

When a new MMORPG launches, one question nowadays is: how long until it ditches subscriptions or goes free-to-play? For The Elder Scrolls Online [official site], it's been eleven months. Zenimax's unremarkable MMO take on the sprawling fantasy series stopped charging subscription fees yesterday, as planned. You'll still need to own a copy to play, you simply won't need to pay extra, like Guild Wars 2…

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Elder Scrolls Online Getting NPC Theft, Dark Brotherhood

So, how about that Elder Scrolls Online? It sure is... um. It sure has... er. What I mean to say is, well... at least it looks nice. I really, honestly think it could've been great too, and maybe it still can be with time and work. Lots of time and work. Is Zenimax Online on the right track? It looks like we'll find out sooner rather…

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Feature: Scrolls To The Bottom

Impressions: The Elder Scrolls Online

I don’t know what to tell you. My first few days in the Elder Scrolls Online universe have left me feeling very fed up. It was always going to be a tough job for Bethesda to recreate the awe and adventure of their single-player fantasy games for a mass(ively multiplayer) audience. But there was a hope that, actually, everything might turn out all right for…

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Oh So Cinematic: The Elder Scrolls Online’s Launch Trailer

Alien shapes swarm across a once-majestic landscape, now fractured and ruined. An endless battlefield unfolds before our eyes. A struggle against surely-impossible odds, yet camaraderie pulls us together. Death. Chaos. Madness. We field terrible weapons which may save the day but at what cost to our our humanity? From all this, a lone hero rises, the only one who can save us all. The Elder…

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Elder Scrolls Online’s Skill System Lets You Be Everything

When I was little, I wanted to grow up to be a fireman and an astronaut and a cowboy and a monster truck and Batman and a shoe and a barn and a machine that could produce infinite popsicles and the head of a moderately successful middle management firm. Eventually, however, I realized that I'd have to settle on just one thing, so I decided…

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In Your Face: Character Creation In Elder Scrolls Online

How do you take your Elder Scrolls characters? Green? Purple? Thick? Lean? With one lump or two hundred disfiguring scars and gashes? These are questions you should probably begin asking yourself - at least, if you plan on playing The Elder Scrolls Online when it launches next year. True to Elder Scrolls tradition, the big, hopefully not bad MMO spin-off will allow for character customization…

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Zounds! – Elder Scrolls Online To Be Subscription-Based

Hello! Welcome to Bizarro Land. In this reality, I'm British, everyone else is American, my hair is flat and lacking in ambition, Jim hates both snazzy hats and robots, John is an adorable kitten, Adam is very mean and also 100 stories tall, Horace IS FINITE, and Alec is still on parental leave... for a brood of fire-puking spider demons (who strongly dislike repeating game titles over and…

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