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  • More Australian Retailers Yanks ESO From Shelves CraglornIn a move that will not quiet the rumors that Elder Scrolls Online is going free-to-play, another Australian retailer is reportedly pulling the game from its shelves.
    Following a similar decision from EB Games, Australian retailers JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman are also getting rid of its ESO stock, according to a report.
    This coupled with the fact that ESO stopped selling six month subscriptions recently has some thinking that The Elder Scrolls Online will move to a free-to-play gameplay model soon, but ZeniMax has not commented on the speculation. We expect to hear more on this story soon.
  • ESO Patch Kills Bambi Before the big 1.6 update adds the new Justice and Champion systems, Zenimax has pushed out one more minor update for The Elder Scrolls Online.
    This latest update focuses mostly on gameplay tweaks, but it also bizarrely eliminates deer and torchbugs from Cyrodiil. Yep, ZeniMax says this was done to reduce server strain. Deer must be hell on networks.
    The full patch notes are below:
    OVERVIEW
    The Elder Scrolls Online v1.5.8 is an incremental patch that addresses a variety of outstanding issues surrounding gameplay, dungeons, and quests. In an effort to improve performance in Cyrodiil, we have also escorted all deer and torchbugs to ...
  • Microsoft Lists Feb. 24 release Date for The Elder Scrolls Online on Xbox One A newly updated product page from Microsoft shows The Elder Scrolls Online releasing Feb. 24 on Xbox One.

    Debates are already raging about whether this is the real date for the console releases or just another placeholder. Bethesda has said they want the Champion and Justice systems from the upcoming 1.6 update to be fully implemented before the console versions are out, so although it would be possible, it seems a little soon.
    Adding fuel to the fire that ESO is soon going free-to-play, the product page does not mention the game requiring a subscription other than Xbox Live. It does, however, ...

  • Rumor: Elder Scrolls Online Pulled From Retail Store in Australia Rumors that The Elder Scrolls Online will soon go free-to-play keep getting additional fuel. A report says a major Australian retailer is pulling it from its shelves entirely.
    EB Games says this move is part of a normal stock recall, but it’s pretty weird to pull an online game that’s still selling and functioning. Kotaku Australia says its sources show that other games being recalled are only having excess stock removed, but everything related to ESO will be completely wiped from the store by Aug. 14.
    This is definitely in the rumor category, of course, and so far there’s been no confirmation ...
  • Beyond Skyrim Opens Up the Rest of Tamriel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btOb2XqnNTw
    Bethesda’s blog has an in-depth interview with Will Smith, one of the modders from the Dark Creations Team that has been working for three years on the ambitious Beyond Skyrim mod.
    Beyond Skyrim seeks to make other areas of Tamriel available in the Skyrim engine, including Cyrodiil and High Rock.
    “Beyond Skyrim is a series of interlinking mods which will ultimately allow players to visit other areas of Tamriel within the Skyrim engine. Assets for each new region are being painstakingly created from scratch, including architecture, creatures, weapons, landscapes, textures and objects created by our artists and modelers. We pride ourselves on ...
  • Here’s What You’ll Need to Run The Witcher 3 on PC If you’re like us, you’re eagerly awaiting the next installment of The Witcher series by CD Projekt RED, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. If you’re like us, but also a PC player, you’ve also been looking at screens of the gorgeous game and wondering if your rig can handle it.
    Here’s your answer. CD Projekt RED has released the game’s system requirements. Bit of an ouch for those with older setups. Does your rig make the cut, or is time to upgrade? You’ve got until May 19, when the game is out on Windows, PS4 and Xbox One.
    Minimum System Requirements
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  • Fallout 3 Wazer Wifle Rap Will Get Stuck in Your Head https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx6UdrZ1nhM
    Still no Fallout 4, sorry, but here’s a fun look back at Fallout 3.
    This catchy rap song is dedicated to one of Fallout 3’s most interesting weapons, the Wazer Wifle, and the person you get it from in Little Lamplight, a sad little boy with a speech impediment named Biwwy.
    The Wazer Wifle is no ordinary laser rifle mispronounced, it’s better. It’s more durable, does five more damage and has a 30 round magazine instead of 24. Good enough for Open Minded to rap about how it turns fools to dust and Caedo Genesis to make a funny music video ...
  • Here’s a Strong Hint The Elder Scrolls Online Might Go Free-To-Play The Elder Scrolls Online EmperorIs free-to-play the future of MMORPGs? After experiencing some free-to-play MMORPGs that get dangerously close to a “pay-to-win” model, I’m not so sure.
    But some people certainly think so. And The Elder Scrolls Online was heavily criticized by those people when it launched last year with a traditional subscription model instead of a free-to-play scheme. Those people may get their wish soon.
    As PC Gamer reports, ZeniMax has pulled its six month subscription option from its site. All that are left are options up to 90 days.
    That’s a familiar pattern, as other MMORPGs have yanked longer subs before going free-to-play. It’s also ...
  • Trailer Surfaces For Final Fantasy Creator’s Lost JRPG, Cry On https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBR3CcJslC4
    Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi recently uploaded something very unexpected to YouTube, a concept trailer for his long-canceled RPG Cry On.
    Cry On was first announced as an Xbox 360 title for Sakaguchi’s studio Mistwalker in 2005 and canceled in 2008, and it definitely has the look of a JRPG from that time period. Look at all that cel-shading! Cry On’s theme was supposed to be tears of sadness and joy, and there are tears aplenty in the concept trailer. You also get a glimpse of a large golem that was to be a main character/gameplay mechanic.
    No way to judge gameplay ...
  • ESO Wins ‘Great MMO Faceoff’ Newbie Category ESO has had a rockier year than many anticipated, with a lot of early players jumping ship and the promised console version being delayed until 2015.
    But here’s some good news. The game still managed to eke out a win as the best new MMO in an online poll.
    ESO beat Funcom’s The Secret World in the “Newbies” category of MMORPG.com’s “The Great MMO Faceoff” poll semi-finals. ESO just squeaked out a victory, beating the more obscure horror MMO game 51.3 to 48.7 percent. That means that along the way it was also judged better than other new entries like ArcheAge, Wildstar ...