“These are the closing days of the third era, and the final hours of my life.” So spoke Sir Patrick Stewart as King Uriel Septim VII in the opening moments of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, foretelling the end of his adventure and the beginning of a million others.
Why role-playing in Tamriel and the Wasteland is sometimes better than not role-playing at all.
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.
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."
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.
An open-world fantasy RPG, predictably enough.
Today at QuakeCon, Bethesda announced an all-inclusive anthology of Elder Scrolls games and add-ons coming to PC in September.
Our friends at io9 have taken an exclusive closer look at Tom Cruise's futuristic motorcycle from the upcoming movie 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.
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.
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.
Falanu Hlaalu, alchemist of Skingrad, puts the dark in Dark Elves in this brief exchange from The Elder…
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.
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.
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,…
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.
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…
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.