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  • The Witcher 3’s Coming Out Party Will Be at Comic-Con
    CD PROJEKT Red’s The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt will have a major presence at this week’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, including the first public showing of the game.
    The Witcher will be featured in a panel kicking off 10 a.m. Thursday morning at the show. The highlight will be the first ever consumer preview of the game. There will also be a peek at the Dark Horse comics based on The Witcher franchise. Panelists will include Doug Cockle (Geralt of Rivia, The Witcher franchise), Dark Horse Comics author Paul Tobin (The Witcher House of Glass), Nick McWhorter, CD PROJEKT RED’s ...
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Delayed Dragon Age: InquistionTime for a boo and maybe a hiss. Dragon Age: Inquisition has been delayed until more than a month, from October 7 to Nov. 18.
    This is the word from the game’s executive producer, Mark Darrah.
    I’m writing to let you know that Dragon Age: Inquisition has a new release date of November 18, 2014 in North America (November 21st in EU). We appreciate the enormous support we’ve received from all of you to get to this point, and while this extra few weeks may not seem like a lot, I know the game you’ll play will be all the better for ...
  • Crime Must Pay The Penalty in Upcoming TESO Update The Elder Scrolls Justice
    The Elder Scrolls Online Team showed off a new crime and punishment system coming to the game, a system that will feel pleasantly familiar to Skyrim players.
    At this point in the game Tamriel is a bit of a socialist hippy commune. There are items lying around that just anyone can take, apparently community owned.
    But, as shown in this video from “The Future of TESO,” panel at last week’s QuakeCon, under the criminal system being introduced those items will now be listed as stolen. And if you get caught stealing them you’ll be accosted by a guard and can pay your ...
  • New Guar Plush is Cute, Sturdy guar plushBethesda recently showed off this bit of cuteness, a guar plush based off the version of Morrowind’s favorite pack animal from The Elder Scrolls Online.
    The plush guar is being made by Gaming Heads. It’ll set you back $20.
    As a bonus, the guar also comes with a code for The Elder Scrolls Online that can be used to get your a digital guar pet in the game.
    I guess you could also make a wild guar equivalent with some scissors, if you wanted. The white guar might take some more customization.
  • The Elder Scrolls Online is Now Available on Steam Kicking off QuakeCon, this week’s celebration of all things id and also ZeniMax, is the announcement that The Elder Scrolls Online will finally be available on Steam, the popular digital games platform.
    Both the standard and Imperial editions will be available through Steam. To celebrate the addition the game will be 50 percent off through July 21, 10 a.m. PT.
    The game’s Steam page is here.
    Expect more TESO news as QuakeCon rolls on. A panel called The Future of TESO is scheduled for 5 p.m. CDT tomorrow, and TESO developers will give some insight into where the ame is going. You can ...
  • TESO Takes On QuakeCon QuakeConQuakeCon starts tomorrow in Dallas, Texas. Now, although you might reason that this is a con for people to sit around play Quake, and only the original Quake (it’s not called Quake 2 con after all), it’s not.
    ZeniMax now owns Quake creator Id software and QuakeCon, so expecting to see Elder Scrolls stuff there is like expecting to see Big Macs at McDonald’s.
    The QuakeCon The Elder Scrolls Online events will include a panel on the future of the game, and there may be some juicy announcements. You can watch the panel and some of the other events live on Twitch.tv/bethesda.
    Here is ...
  • Got a Gravelly Voice? The Skywind Mod Wants You, Maybe Skyrim Dark Elf
    This new video for the Skywind Mod, an ambitious mod that seeks to recreate Morrowind in the Skyrim engine, lists lots of ways for people to help the mod to completion.
    The main thing the modders are seeking is for people to preview voice acting performances to serve as a filter to keep from overwhelming the mod’s sole voice acting editor.
    But the sexiest bullet point is the chance to play a dark elf. If you sound kind of like your grandma who has smoked Camels every day of her life since she was 12, you might have a shot at filling ...
  • ‘Faces of Skyrim’ Exhibition Captures the Most Lifelike Skyrim Portraits Aela The HuntressThese faces are so realistic looking, you’d be forgiven for thinking some of them are altered photos. Not bad for a nearly three year old game.

    The gallery was chosen by Andrew Cull, with help from YourAverageGrunt, and Being-In-The-World, to put together what they felt was the best examples of Skyrim portraiture. 
    Of course these aren’t vanilla Skyrim images, but it’s a good example of what can be done with mods.

    Check out all 18 images from the gallery in high resolution here. The gallery got so many submissions that Cull says he will post a second one soon.

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Lets You Shape its World The Witcher 3The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is, technically, very impressive, with beautiful environments and terrifying creatures to hunt. But what about the story?
    Game Director Konrad Tomaszkiewicz told AusGamers that the story of The Witcher 3 will be less linear than the story of the earlier games, and it will feature a nice helping of that choice and consequence that WRPG gamers love so much.
    “Right now, we start of with the prologue, which is quite an independent story; it’s got an obligatory tutorial, where it’s mostly putting you in the Witcher world and setting you up for the Witcher and so on — ...
  • A Nice Long Look at Dragon Age: Inquisition Gameplay Dragon Age: Inquisition
    Here we have sixteen minutes of Dragon Age: Inquisition gameplay. A version of this demo was presented last month at E3, but has only recently been released to the public.
    Eariler Dragon Age games had tight, repetitive, relatively simple areas to explore. Even the outdoor areas felt more like “levels” than a world to explore. And don’t get me started on the recycling in Dragon Age II.
    What we see in this video, however, feels much more like Skyrim, a big hunk of world to explore. It’s not as Impressive as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, but it does seem ambitious. The ...