Velicky, a 19-year old gamer who wants to make the leap to game making, spent a full year creating a wildly ambitious mod in an attempt to turn woo renowned developer Bethesda Softworks. And it’s definitely turning heads.
Hearthfire, the next downloadable expansion to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, will let players purchase land and build houses from the ground up. The add-on is set to release for the Xbox 360 on September 4 for 400 Microsoft points. There’s no set date at this point for a PC or PS3 version.
But by the end of the month, you’ll have that option.
Chalk up another big win for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Bethesda’s much-loved dragon-slaying role-playing-game has taken home another Game of the Year award, this time from one of the most widely respected bodies in the video game industry.
The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences held its annual Interactive Achievement Awards Thursday night at the DICE summit, with Skyrim taking top honors — as well as four other awards. Uncharted 3 and Portal 2 each took home a trio of trophies.
Gaming’s an expensive hobby — and all too often, it’s questionable whether you get your money’s worth. Even if a game is plenty of fun, it’s a bummer when an experience is over in a few hours with no replay potential.
But the real gems race in the other direction, offering gameplay that keeps you coming back and enough content to keep the experience fresh even after many hours have been logged.
All totaled, the gaming industry took in $3 billion in November, roughly $10,000 more than last year, according to the NPD Group. But the overall picture was rosy for the industry — as game sales were much higher than predicted.
Retail sales of console and portable software were up 15 percent to $1.67 billion. Analysts had expected a climb of just 3 percent.
Meet Dovahkiin Tom Kellermeyer. That’s right, Dovahkiin. As in, the protagonist of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Born 11/11/11 — the same day that the game was released — he’s made his family the winners (?) of a contest that ensures free Bethesda games for life.
Bethesda Softworks says it has shipped 7 million copies of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to retailers, with about 3.5 million copies being sold through in the first 48 hours. Making that number even more impressive? That was just for the Xbox 360 version.
This past Thursday, the couple was sitting in a demonstration for Bethesda’s upcoming role-playing epic The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim when Stevi, who was nine months pregnant, began to feel what she thought were contractions.
This is when a normal person might go to the hospital. Not Stevi.