The Elder Scrolls is Ready for Total War

Nearly all the Scrolls games talk up great battles, but you never actually get to fight one. Now there's a Medieval II: Total War: Kingdoms mod to change that. » 3/04/15 6:00am 3/04/15 6:00am

You Have Been Chosen... To Admire This $210 Skyrim Statue

The subject of Gaming Heads' next Elder Scrolls shrine replica is Azura, AKA Azurah, AKA The Daedric Prince of Dusk and Dawn, AKA Unlimited Soul Gem Woman. Specifically, the replica takes after her Skyrim rendition, which leaves us with a really good-looking statue. » 4/18/14 6:30am 4/18/14 6:30am

Lawsuit Against Bethesda Over Oblivion Bugs Went Nowhere

In 2012, Colorado resident Landis Edwards sued the folks behind The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion over a bug that erased one of his game files. The bug, Edwards said, violated the marketing copy on the back of Oblivion's box, which promised "open-ended" gameplay with "unlimited possibilities." » 1/27/14 5:06pm 1/27/14 5:06pm

Making weapon replicas, or building armor sets from Skyrim, or any other Elder Scrolls game is one thing, but creating a whole shelf of Elder Scrolls potions, scrolls and books is some next level stuff. Here's Faasnu's shelf, featuring tons of potions and even the Mysterium Xarxes from TES IV: Oblivion. » 1/08/14 8:30am 1/08/14 8:30am

North Korea Propaganda Now Using The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Not content with images of President Obama in a ball of fire, North Korea's propaganda arm decided to spice up its latest YouTube video the only way it knows how: with video games. » 2/20/13 4:00am 2/20/13 4:00am

These Video Game Towns And Villages Were Doomed From The Start

Oh those lovely hometowns, starting villages... Their peaceful and harmonious atmosphere ensures that there's nothing to worry about; our journey is yet to begin. And then suddenly, it's all gone, leaving behind nothing but dust. And sometimes a bit of fire. » 2/13/13 9:30pm 2/13/13 9:30pm

Let's Rank The Elder Scrolls Games, Best To Worst

We here at Kotaku have been having a lot of fun with rankings lately, from Halo to Grand Theft Auto to Final Fantasy to Pokémon. And now, it's time to rank the big daddy of single-player RPGs: the Elder Scrolls series. » 2/04/13 5:00pm 2/04/13 5:00pm

I Never Thought my Favorite Games Could Look so Good as Eye Make-Up

I don't ordinarily think of "makeup artist" and "gaming" as going together. After all: the characters whose stories we so ardently follow are virtual people, and they are as fantastic or as plain as any other set of pixels can be. » 8/06/12 8:30pm 8/06/12 8:30pm

What's the Fine for Necrophilia in Cyrodiil?

Great moments in gaming humor finally makes it to The Elder Scrolls! Just because series stars a silent protagonist doesn't mean it has to be a dour, humorless affair. It can be an affair with a corpse as well!


Falanu Hlaalu, alchemist of Skingrad, puts the dark in Dark Elves in this brief exchange from The Elder… » 6/18/12 4:40pm 6/18/12 4:40pm

Oblivion, Fallout Get Combined Release in April—but Not on PS3

For those whose first foray into Tamriel came this year with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the series' maker will offer the preceding entry, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion combined with another outstanding role-playing game, Fallout 3. The combo will be $29.99 on Xbox 360, $19.99 on PC in March. » 2/18/12 5:00pm 2/18/12 5:00pm

Middle Earth is Being Recreated, Tower by Tower, in The Elder Scrolls

Ever since EA binned The White Council, I've been dying for an open-world RPG set in the world of The Lord of the Rings. I am also far from the only one, as a team of modders has been working on building themselves just that, using Bethesda's Elder Scrolls games as a base. » 2/09/12 1:00am 2/09/12 1:00am

You Can Hire These People To Write Term-Papers About Anything, Even…

If you want, you can buy your college term-papers. This has been true for as long as there have been academic institutions—some students just don't want to deal with the agony and all-nighters required to pull together a massive paper. They'd rather be socializing than sitting in front of a computer, bleary-eyed,… » 2/08/12 6:00pm 2/08/12 6:00pm

"Fans say 'I want something new,' but clearly they want the same thing…

The lead designer behind The Elder Scrolls III and IV, the creator of Morrowind and Oblivion wants nothing to do with the latest entry in the storied franchise. » 11/25/11 10:00am 11/25/11 10:00am

Like Rich Wine and Sharp Cheese, Some Games Just Go Well Together

I've noticed over the years that I enjoy playing games in pairs, coupling them like a fine wine and a dry, aged cheese. (Or a hoppy beer and a slice of spicy pizza, if you prefer.) I've got professional obligations now that I didn't have in the past, but all the same, I find that I tend to experience my gaming two… » 11/22/11 10:00pm 11/22/11 10:00pm

Oblivion Is Made Better when Burger King Punches Men with a Fish

If you've ever wondered why PC gamers are so passionate about mods, or why people love/hate/love the Elder Scrolls series so much, watch this. » 8/02/11 4:30am 8/02/11 4:30am

And Just Like That, Oblivion Looks Amazing all over Again

It's aged a little now, but when Oblivion was first released, it was breath-taking. This new mod, Andoran, restores a lot of the game's swagger. » 7/06/11 4:30am 7/06/11 4:30am

Yes, Female Armour is Somewhat Inadequate

While this clip was minted with fantasy clichés in general in mind, seeing as video games draw from them (and are as guilty of perpetuating them) as anything else, this is still highly relevant. » 6/29/11 1:00am 6/29/11 1:00am