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  • 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 ...
  • Skyrim Cabbage Trickshot, With Bow Skyrim Cabbage Trickshothttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cvSp2CtLxE
    Sometimes the things you do in Skyrim are pointless. Sometimes they’re amazing. And sometimes they are both.
    Case in point, this Skyrim cabbage trickshot by Rabbit’s Respawn. Who knows how many tries it took him to knock a cabbage across a keep with an arrow into a tiny bucket, but he did it, damn it. He believed in himself, he did it, and that’s something to be proud of.
    Our forum members have small victories like this every day. Join us and check it out.
  • Layoffs at The Elder Scrolls Online Developer ZeniMax Online Studios, the developer behind The Elder Scrolls Online, announced a round of layoffs this morning.
    TESO publisher Bethesda’s VP of PR and Marketing Pete Hines gave a statement about the layoffs to Joystiq about ramping down the number of people working on the game.
    “As is the norm for games of this type, we had ramped up a large workforce to develop a game of vast scale, and ramped up our customer service to handle the expected questions and community needs of The Elder Scrolls Online at launch. Now that we are nearly 6 months post launch, we have a thriving online community in a ...
  • Fan-Made Fallout MMORPG Coming Sept. 5 Ashes of PhoenixDo you sometimes get misty and nostalgic thinking about that time you creatively murdered Myron in Fallout 2? Do you still look back at that era of RPGs as a golden age? Then get ready, because you can experience it again with a new free MMORPG coming very soon.
    Fallout Online: Ashes of Phoenix, uses the Fonline Engine, a fan-made construction kit that allows the creation of singleplayer and multiplayer games and has been used for fan-made games like Fonline 2 and Fonline: Reloaded. You can download Ashes of Phoenix here and play for free, although you need a copy of Fallout 2 ...