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Skyrim mod brings Shadow of Mordor’s brilliant Nemesis system to Tamriel

The mod is currently a work-in-progress, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor’s best feature was easily the nemesis system, and an upcoming mod seeks to add it to Skyrim. If you’re unfamiliar with Nemesis system, it works like this: enemies will remember the players actions, such as whether you had previously killed them or been killed by them, allowing them to move up and down the hierarchy. Get beat by a grunt often enough and it could work their way up the ladder, and they will bully you for constantly dying too. And now modder Syclonix seeks to add a similar system…

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“We hear the feedback,” says Phil Spencer regarding Redfall and Starfield delays

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The CEO says the company will “work to better meet” expectations. Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer understands the frustration fans must feel over the delay of both Redfall and Starfield, and took to Twitter to comment on the postponements. Yesterday, Bethesda announced it had pushed both Starfield and Redfall into the first half of 2023 in order to make them the “best, most polished” titles they can be. Response from those looking forward to the games ranged from understanding to…

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Skyrim gets an Elden Ring-style mod that lets players write ‘try finger but hole’ to other players

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The mod adds a small dose of multiplayer to a mostly solo game. If you ever find yourself playing Skyrim and think that you wish you could talk to other players through obscure messages like in Elden Ring, you’re in luck; there’s a mod for that now. Players messages across the Dark Souls series, and now Elden Ring, are definitely an odd way to go about multiplayer. But they also provide a sense of community in a way that a…

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Starfield’s latest developer video goes over how the game’s score will affect your experience

Like many Bethesda titles, the main theme will set the tone for the game. Bethesda has released a new video for Starfield which focuses on music and sound design. In the video, audio director Mark Lampert and composer Inon Zur discuss the artistic process, how the score will affect your experience and more. According to Lampert, the main theme song in any of Bethesda’s games frames the title. The music team always tried to “weave it through in some way,” and as you level up in Starfield and discover new locations, the music will hint at the main melody. “Starfield…

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Bethesda launcher migrates to Steam on April 27

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The previously announced migration will take place at that time. Bethesda has announced a date for its launcher’s migration over to Steam, and as noted by the headline, this will happen on April 27. As previously announced, Bethesda is getting rid of its launcher and moving everything over to Valve’s Steam service. This means that you’ll be able to migrate your PC games and Wallet to your Steam account. You won’t lose anything from your Bethesda.net account, and many games…

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Sick of playing Skyrim? Soon you’ll be able to enjoy the first two Elder Scrolls games on Steam, instead

The Elder Scrolls Arena and Daggerfall are coming to Steam soon, following the shuttering of Bethesda’s PC launcher “A lone prisoner must travel to Tamriel’s most famous and dangerous sites to collect the shattered Staff of Chaos, save the Emperor and free the Empire.” Doesn’t that sound like a better premise for a fantasy game than waking up as a prisoner then battling a series of dragons? No? Fair enough. But it’s still a bloody good game – and the premise of The Elder Scrolls Arena; the game that started it all. And it’s coming to Steam soon. Announced in…

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Starfield will feature a handy robot companion named VASCO

Get to know your robot companion. In Starfield, you will be exploring the stars with various companions, but one may stand out from the rest: the lovable robot VASCO. The latest developer diary for Starfield discusses the companion, which is a favorite among the game’s developers. “It’s always fascinating to see who the breakout characters are, who players start to gravitate toward,” said lead artist Istvan Pely. “Even early in the process, before we had the full suite of characters, people in the studio started gravitating toward a robot. Toward VASCO. “He’s your buddy, but he’s a robot. But all…

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Starfield’s lead designer and writer is an Elder Scrolls and Fallout veteran

Emil Pagliarulo is a Bethesda Game Studios veteran with 19 years of videogame experience – and now he’s lead designer on Starfield. Starfield, despite launching at the end of this year, is still very much shrouded in mystery. Whilst we know a few things about the game, we’re still without gameplay and any solid insight into what the title will acutally look like once it launches on Xbox Series X/S and PC later this year. Lucky, then, that Bethesda is starting to leave a trail of crumbs for us, heading towards – hopefully – some kind of big reveal. The…

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Ghostwire: Tokyo’s authentic representation makes a mockery of Ghost of Tsushima and Sifu’s cultural tourism

Tango Gameworks’ open world may be formulaic, but its setting has a depth that could have only come from a Japanese studio. Head to this marker, kill all the enemies that spawn, uncover more of the map, head to one of the new markers that just popped up, talk to an NPC, go to the next waypoint, fight some more enemies, go back to the quest giver, get your reward. Rinse and repeat. Break down Ghostwire: Tokyo to its basic gameplay fundamentals and you have an open world game as formulaic as they come. But the activities take on a…

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Will The Elder Scrolls 6 look better than modded Skyrim?

Skyrim with mods is beautiful – more beautiful than you’d think possible from modern games. Can Bethesda ever hope to equal it? My Skyrim doesn’t look like yours. It doesn’t even look like my Skyrim from five years ago. Thanks to a furiously talented and prolific modding community, the land and everything in it have evolved over time, deepening in detail and beauty at a steady rate for over a decade, one uncompressed 16K texture pack at a time. Its current incarnation, running over 400 mods and held together with convoluted .ini files and prayers, is probably the best-looking game…

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Ghostwire: Tokyo review – Possessed of spirit and enchanted by that Shinji Mikami magic

Sometimes a game just has a good vibe. It might be one aspect of said game – the art style or in-game world – that really lifts it above everything else, or it could just be that everything bundled together into one package is an exceptionally enjoyable time. In Ghostwire: Tokyo, the vibes are immaculate. It all begins at the Shibuya Scramble, one of the busiest pedestrian intersections in the whole world. Spooky goings on cause everyone to vanish in a dense fog, leaving only their clothes behind, and an army of spectres descends on the Tokyo Ward. It’s up…

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The Elder Scrolls 6 should have the charm of Oblivion, not just the scale of Skyrim

Bethesda’s long-running fantasy RPG series should allow itself to be sillier – and more colourful! – moving forward. By Azura, is The Elder Scrolls 6 far away! With Starfield set to arrive near the end of the year, the sixth main entry in Bethesda’s iconic saga might as well not exist right now. Of course, we’re not short on massive open worlds – especially now that SSDs are taking over and rewriting what can be done when it comes to level design – but you just can’t fill that Skyrim-shaped hole, can you? What makes The Elder Scrolls so captivating?…

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Starfield developers aiming for a game with a “vision of a future that’s grounded in reality”

Expect a future that’s believable and, “while maybe not always the most welcoming,” at least familiar. When starting development on Starfield, Bethesda Game Studios had a specific vision in mind, and that vision is something called NASA-Punk. Speaking with Xbox Wire, the game’s lead artist Istvan Pely said when trying to establish an artistic vision for the game, the team wanted a realistic take. And one that was “believable and relatable.” “Early on in this project when we were trying to establish the overall aesthetic of this game, we sort of coined the term ‘NASA-Punk’ to describe a sci-fi universe…

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The Skyrim and The Elder Scrolls 6 release gap isn’t “a good thing,” but Starfield was a ‘now or never’ project

Wave that magic wand, Todd. The Elder Scrolls 6 was announced as being in development at E3 2018 which is was a bit out of character for Bethesda as it tends not to announce a game so far in advance. The company, however, wanted to assure fans the game was in the works. Bethesda has always said Starfield would come before ES6, and zero details on the game have been provided. The studio did say ES6 it was being designed to be played for a decade or more, like Skyrim, and work wouldn’t fully start on it until Starfield is…