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  • Bethesda Endorses Player-Created Trading Solution for TESO The Elder Scrolls Online EmperorAs you might have noticed, The Elder Scrolls Online has no auction house. But that’s not going to stop players who want to trade, so a fan solution has sprung up.
    The fansite TESO Elite has established a marketplace and set of rules for safe trading. Well, safer trading. Nothing is guaranteed in MMO trading. I learned this the hard way, as a young noob, the first time I tried to trade in Everquest 14 years ago and got ripped off.
    But the guidelines set up by the fans seem sensible and there’s a promise of community moderation and feedback, so it ...
  • Xbox 360 Skyrim DLC 75 Percent Off This Week Skyrim Mage MageAre you an Xbox 360 Skyrim player? Is there a piece of Skyrim DLC you’ve wanted to try but skipped because it’s too expensive. Then today’s your week, because it’s all now deeply discounted as part of Xbox Live’s Spring Sale?
    From now through April 21st the DlC is 75 percent off. that means you can get Dawnguard and Dragonborn for $4.99, and Hearthfire for $1.24.
    http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Skyrim/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802425307e6?DownloadType=GameAddon#LiveZone?cid=majornelson
    DLC for several other games is included in the sale, too, including Bethesda’s Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas at the same 75 discount. Check them out here:
    http://majornelson.com/2014/04/15/xbox-360-spring-sale-and-this-weeks-deals-with-gold/
  • Are You Willing to Pay Separate Subscription Fees For Each Version of The Elder Scrolls Online? The Elder Scrolls Online SiegeUnless you’re some kind of bling-covered Richie Rich gamer, looks like you’re going to have to pick a version and stick with it when it comes to The Elder Scrolls Online.
    According to Crave Online, each version of The Elder Scrolls Online will require a separate subscription fee, so those that are playing it on PC will have to pay more to check it out on consoles and vice-versa. If this is the case when the console versions launch in June, it’ll be kind of a bummer for PC gamers that have friends that only play on those.
    The info comes from ...
  • PAX East: High Strangeness Doubles Down on Nostalgia by Evoking 8 and 16-bit RPGs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYsesK2n8J8
    One of the more interesting RPGs to be shown at PAX East is Barnyard Intelligence Game’s High Strangeness. The homage to 8 and 16-bit Action RPGs has been in the maxing for quite a while, being the first video game ever funded on Kickstarter back in 2009.
    The game’s double-dose retro nostalgia sees the player switch between 8-bit worlds that evoke Legend of Zelda and 16-bit worlds that look and play more like Secret of Mana. There are advantages to each state, and in some places the player must switch to solve puzzles.
    In this video from Gamestop, Ben Shostak, lead developer ...
  • PAX East: Transistor Release Date May 20 Transistorhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTik6sYT_BE
    One of the most beautiful RPGs I played last year was Supergiant Games’ Bastion. The even more stylish follow-up, Transistor, now has a May 20 release date for PS4 and PC.
    Supergiant announced the date in advance of this weekend’s PAX East in Boston, where it planned to allow attendees some hands-on time with a near-final build of the game at its booth.
    The game will retail for $19.99 on PlayStation Network and Steam.

  • Turbine Unlocks All Champions For Infinite Crisis In honor of PAX East being in their hometown of Boston, gamemaker Turbine has decided to open all champions for their game “Infinite Crisis”. In addition, Turbine is offering half-price for all augments, mods and stolen powers.
    “Infinite Crisis” will have unlocked champions and half-price augments, mods and stolen powers only from April 9-16, 2014.
  • Waste Your Time Fishing in The Elder Scrolls Online
    I don’t understand why fishing in MMOs has always been so appealing to me. I don’t like fishing in real life, but when I fired up my first MMO, EverQuest, a fishing pole was one of the first items I obtained. As others were joining guilds and going on epic quests I stood by myself, happily catching virtual fish.
    Fishing in The Elder Scrolls Online is, at least at the moment, a near complete waste of time. The rewards for it are just not enough to make it worth the effort. But there is still a whole guild dedicated directly to ...
  • The Elder Scrolls Online Celebrates Launch Day With New Trailer The Elder Scrolls Onlinehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MySC13H_2cE
    This celebratory trailer for today’s official The Elder Scrolls Online PC and Mac launch doesn’t contain gameplay. But it does look awesome, so it’s worth checking out.
    In addition to the trailer Game Director Matt Firor released this note to players:
    Welcome to April 4, 2014! Today’s worldwide release of The Elder Scrolls Online for PC and Mac  is a landmark day for our many fans and all of us here at ZeniMax Online Studios.  I am incredibly proud of the team that has been working hard to bring Tamriel to life online and am extremely grateful for everyone in the ever-growing ...
  • Someone Offered Their First-Born Child For a Beta Key, and Other Weird TESO Facts TESO TRSo how many mudcrabs would you have to kill to reach level 50 in The Elder Scrolls Online? Fortunately, Bethesda has helpfully provided the answer, as well as lots of other weird and funny trivia bits, in this huge infographic to celebrate the game’s impending PC and Mac launch. 32 hours to read all the books? I’d better get crackin.’
    As a reminder, here are the launch times. Console players will have to wait until June.

    North America (East): 7:00 PM EDT, Thursday, April 3rd–
    UK/IE: 12:00 AM WEST, Thursday, April 4th–
    Central Europe: 1:00 AM CEST, Thursday, April 4th–
    Sydney, Australia: 10:00 AM AEDT, ...

  • Will The Elder Scrolls Online Be Worth the Money? TESO SiegeThe Elder Scrolls Online is only a few days away from the official launch April 4, and that’s the question people are still asking. Bethesda is still defending its choice to go with a subscription model.
    Bethesda’s Global Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations, Pete Hines, recently told Games.On.Net that the decision to charge a $15-a-month subscription fee was a mutual Bethesda and Zenimax decision.
    “It would be fair to say it was a mutual decision,” said Hines. “It wasn’t like they decided it, and we didn’t mandate it. There was a lot of conversation around it.”
    “I worry about it,” admits ...