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  • Next TESO Update Might Include Scaling Dungeons The Elder Scrolls Online Fight With A SnakeA bit more replayability for The Elder Scrolls Online’s dungeons is something fans have been asking for since launch, and it looks like they might be getting it.
    In response to a thread on Reddit criticizing ESO and asking for cross-faction grouping, the game’s creative director, Paul Sage, said ZeniMax is looking at some changes for the next game update.
    Just wanted to chime in with what is hopefully good news. First, we aren’t opposed to cross-faction grouping for dungeons, but it is something that will take a while to accomplish. However, what you are seeing may be a result of the ...
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Will Be Tougher Than Origins Dragon Age InquisitionDragon Age: Origins was one of the few RPGs of recent years where I actually felt the combat put up a decent tactical challenge that forced me to make the right choices or wipe, at least in some of the harder and more critical encounters.
    So I’m not sure I feel about this news from PlayStation Lifestyle that Dragon Age: Inquisition will have even tougher combat.
    BioWare Producer Cameron Lee dropped this tidbit when asked if players would find using Dragon Age: Inquisition’s tactical view, which pauses the game and zooms out so you can issue commands, necessary or optional.
    “Say you were ...
  • Watch The First Episode of ESO Live The Elder Scrolls Online Emperorhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sce1q6h-KQg
    The Elder Scrolls Online team at ZeniMax has started a new livestream to keep you up to date on happenings with the game. The first episode has already aired, but yesterday it was archived on YouTube so you can watch it in the video above if you missed it. Here’s the episode description:
    In this episode, Community Manager Jessica Folsom and Assistant Community Manager Gina Bruno chat with Lead Writer Wynne McLaughlin, Assistant Art Director Mike Phillips, and fan-favorite artist SlayerSyrena. We also catch up with the guild leader of the Blue Skooma Roleplayers group, Ri’sari, and explore Dragonstar Arena with ...
  • Create a ‘Tale of the Dead’ to Win TESO Swag Tale of the Dead ContestHow do you think this feller died?
    If you have an active imagination and some decent writing skills, you can win some swag by telling ZeniMax your theory. The company is holding a second “Tale of the Dead” screenshot contest for The Elder Scrolls Online.
    Instructions on how to submit your 500-word-or-less entry describing what led to the is sad screenshot from The Elder Scrolls Online are here. You’re encouraged to be creative and put your story in any form you wish. Three winners will get a $25 Bethesda store coupon and an ESO t-shirt.
    Now, let’s see, he was on a picnic ...
  • Wasteland 2 Out Today Wasteland 2https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jn0B8fVfWFI
    It’s been more than a quarter century in the arrival, but Wasteland 2, the sequel to 1988’s Wasteland and the spiritual sequel to Wasteland’s spiritual sequels Fallout and Fallout 2, is here.
    inXile Entertainment released this launch trailer to celebrate the game’s release, which lists some facts about its 2.5 year, Kickstarter-funded development and some impressive figures about the amount of content in the lengthy, sprawling game.
    Wasteland 2 features the adventures of the Desert Rangers, who attempt to survive a post-nuclear landscape and tame the threats arising in the American southwest. It’s more than just an in-name only sequel. On board ...
  • TESO Update Four Adds Dragonstar Arena Dragonstar Arenahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd3p7E7Awso
    The fourth major update for The Elder Scrolls Online is out now. It adds a considerable amount of new content to the game, including the Dragonstar Arena, which ZeniMax has released a trailer for above.
    Dragonstar Arena is a wave-based arena experience designed for four players. It has ten arena challenges in both normal and veteran modes featuring progressively tougher enemies.
    The update also adds a new territory, Upper Craglorn, which features new settlement Dragonstar (home of the arena), six new group delves and three new group instances as your group goes up against the Scale Empire.
    The fight against the Scale Empire ...
  • Explore Morrowind’s Revamped Bitter Coast in New Skywind Video Skywind Bitter Coasthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBGJmOChIh8
    This new video from the Skywind project makes me want to check tree stumps for rings. The Bitter Coast has never looked prettier than it does in the Skyrim engine, thanks to the Skywind modders ambitious goal of recreating Morrowind in the Skyrim engine.
    The Skywind project is a volunteer effort that seeks to create a technologically updated The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, modifying the Skyrim engine to recreate the other-worldly feel of Vvardenfell and adding improvements including voice acting.
    You can find out more about the Skywind project at https://tesrenewal.com/.
     
  • Original Dragon Quest Now Out On Mobile Dragon Quest
    We’re going super old school today. I first played Dragon Quest back when it was localized as Dragon Warrior, on the NES. It was the start of a life-long addiction, one that went from early JRPGs, to more complex computer RPGs, to Skyrim and other Elder Scrolls games, of course. It’s why I was up at 7 a.m. Wednesday morning trying to beat Aec’Letec  in Baldur’s Gate, even though I had to work.
    And now it’s moved from the humble technology of the past to your fancy tablets and phones.
    “Dragon Quest is an extremely pivotal title within the industry; not only was it ...
  • Fallout: New Vegas Mods Create Beautiful Insanity Fallout: New Vegas Moddedhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoBSB9HBofQ
    We will cover the poop out of Fallout 4 if any news ever gets officially announced, but in the meantime there’s not much to do in that area but look back at older Fallout games. And mod the hell out of them.
    A Jolly Wanker (not an insult, that’s his real YouTube handle) installed as many mods as he could and tried to play Fallout New Vegas. It was a glorious disaster.
    The first challenge  his robot character was getting more than a few feet past the starting house, which was suddenly overrun by aliens and space marines. Fortunately the nearby area ...
  • Wasteland 2 Gets New Trailer Ahead of Sept. 19 Release Waste Land 2 Prisonhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-hPDdLMuN0
    You know that kind of RPG you like? The one with all the choice and consequence and clever writing, the one that’s about more than grinding or mashing a button or mapping a dungeon. That kind of RPG owes a lot to the original Wasteland, the 1987 post-apocalyptic RPG that was the inspiration for the Fallout series. This month its’ getting a sequel after 27 years, and some masters of THAT kind of RPG are on board.
    inXile’s Wasteland 2 is directed by Brian Fargo, director of the original Wasteland and executive producer of Fallout, and one of the designers is ...