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Skyrim-inspired course offered through Rice University’s Department of English

Skyrim is now a course you can take at Rice University in Houston, Texas – sort of. The one-time course titled: “Scandanavian Fantasy World: Old Norse Sagas and Skyrim” is being offered by the Department of English, and enrollment is limited.

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  • Bethesda hasn't started work, decided on next Skyrim DLC

    Bethesda has said it hasn’t started on the next round of content for Skyrim yet, because it hasn’t decided what it will include just yet.

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  • Watch the first 10 minutes of Dawnguard

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know the Dawnguard DLC for Skyrim has dropped on XBL. Below the break you will find a video for the first 10 minutes courtesy of CVG. Go nuts. The DLC will launch on Steam and PS3 once the exclusivity period on Xbox 360 ends.

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  • Skyrim getting mounted combat via free update

    Bethesda has announced mounted combat for Skyrim via a free title update. Those who have the game on Steam should make sure the beta version is up to date and try it out. No date just yet, but it will land on consoles as well. Patch notes can be found on the Bethesda Blog. There’s […]

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  • Trademark for Dragonborn filed by ZeniMax

    ZeniMax has filed another trademark pertaining to Skyrim, and where as last month it was the shout Fus Ro Dah, this time it’s the term Dragonborn. It was filed on May 15 under goods and services, meaning it could pertain to anything gaming related or it was filed to stop people cashing in on unsanctioned […]

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  • Skyrim 1.5 now available on 360, hits later today on PS3

    Saints be praised: the Skyrim patch PS3 players have been hoping for will arrive on PSN later today, according to Bethesda. Upgraded killcams and other goodies included in update 1.5 will also be inlcuded. Get the patch notes here.

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  • Howard: It's a "common misconception" Skyrim's PS3 issues are tied to save data

    Bethesda’s Todd Howard has said the team working on Skyrim knew it would experience a “bad memory situation” when developing the game for PS3, and worked extra hard on the code to prevent issues from occurring; however, problems did arise with “a small percentage” users.

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  • Skyrim Creation Kit "on track for release" February 7

    Bethesda’s Pete Hines has used the magic of Twitter to let folks know the Skyrim Creation Kit is on track to be released Tuesday, February 7. What’s more, the developers have a “special surprise” in store with the release. Here’s the tweet: “For our Skyrim PC fans, the Creation Kit is on track for release […]

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  • Skyrim Creation Kit and Skyrim Workshop previewed in video

    Bethesda has released a developer diary highlighting some of the features in the Skyrim’s Creation Kit, which will be made available soon on Steam.

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  • Bethesda releases second beta patch for Skyrim on Steam

    Bethesda has posted a quick note informing Skyrim players testing out the patch on Steam that an update is available.

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  • Bethesda releases preliminary patch notes for Skyrim Update 1.4

    Bethesda has release preliminary patch notes for Skyrim Update 1.4, and said the patch is current undergoing testing on all three platforms.   The patch notes are listed below, and because of this, we must warn you that certain entries may contain *spoliers*. You have been warned.

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  • Skyrim Update 1.3 now available on Steam

    Bethesda has announced that Update 1.3 for Skyrim is now available on Steam, and is currently being submitted to Sony and Microsoft. Below the break are the release notes for the update.

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  • Video shows Skyrim being played with Kinect on PC

    An industrious Skyrim modder has posted a video showing how the PC version of the game works with Kinect. As shown in the video below, using a Blootuth headset the voice control component of Kinect is used for shouts and menu navigation, and of course, the techs prerequisite arm-swinging will implement weapon and magic attacks. […]

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  • Skyrim patch: Resistance breaking bug found, some PS3 users still have lag

    It looks as though some players are still experiencing some lag issues in Skyrim on PS3, even after applying the patch released on Monday. Furthermore, both PS3 and Xbox 360 users are reporting the patch came with a new bug, which causes players to take full damage from hits despite any applied resistances.

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  • Skyrim: Morrowind and Cyrodiil accessed, gorgeous fan-made trailer created

    A Skyrim player in Finland has found through a bit of tinkering that the entire map of Tamriel has been laid-out by Bethesda in the game, with both Oblivion and Morrowind landmasses accessible when using the noclip command.

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  • Skyrim patch expected week after Thanksgiving

    Bethesda’s Pete Hines has stated over Twitter that folks can expect patches for Skyrim to hit the week after Thanksgiving. According to his tweet on the matter, the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions have been submitted for certification, and one for PC is “coming too.” No word just yet on what all be included in […]

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  • Skyrim PS3 users experiencing lag, workaround suggested until patch is released

    Skyrim players have reported issues with the PS3 version once 5-6MB of stored save data is surpassed, which is apparently causing lag and the inability to interact with NPCs.

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  • Skyrim map mod takes a cue from Google Street View

    Skyrim hasn’t been out an entire week, and already the mod community is working day and night to create various patches, enhancements, and textures for the PC version. One of the neatest we’ve seen, and there are quite a few cools ones out there, is the map mod which shows you how to tweak the […]

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  • Parents name child Dovahkiin, get free Bethesda games for life

    Back in February, Bethesda provided fans with a Skyrim challenge: have a baby on 11-11-11, name him or her Dovahkiin, and the studio would give the parents free Bethesda games for life. Today, it was announced that Megan and Eric Kellermeyer met the challenge when Dovahkiin Tom Kellermeyer was born on Friday at 6:08pm PST. […]

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  • Over 200,000 people playing Skyrim on Steam

    If you happen to glance at the Steam Game Stat tracker, you’ll notice that as of this post, 223,174 people are playing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim at the moment. From this, we can pretty much deduce that the game has at least sold close to 250,000 copies on PC already. In second is Modern […]

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