Today marked the release of the first piece of downloadable content for Bethesda's world-crushing RPG Skyrim. It's called Dawnguard, and as you may have heard… bats are involved.

However, not all of us got to play the game today—specifically, those of us who play the game on PS3 or PC, since Dawnguard is exclusive to the Xbox 360 for an unspecified amount of time. We can only live vicariously through the coverage of others. And you know what? That's just what we're going to do here.

Everyone with Skyrim and an Xbox 360 has returned to the tundra, fields and mountains of Tamriel's most Vikingish province, where they either became a Vampire Lord or joined the Dawnguard, presumably to try to kill Vampire Lords. (Again, I ask you: who the heck is going to play as Dawnguard?)

Actually, that merits more than a parenthetical. I really want to know. What are you first going to play if and when you get Dawnguard?

Here's How You Start Skyrim's Brand New Dawnguard Quest [UPDATE]

Today, a new quest hit The Elder's Scrolls: Skyrim called Dawnguard. This video provides a helpful walkthrough on how to start the Dawnguard quest. Have a look. More »

Playing A Vampire In Skyrim: Dawnguard

Crossbows, mysterious pale women, and a castle packed with nasty vampires: although the first few hours of Skyrim's first downloadable content start off a little slow, they've got some awesome things to offer-and they hint at even more to come.
Dawnguard, the expansion pack-sized DLC that... More »

Watch Me Turn Into A Swarm Of Bats And Rip People Apart In Skyrim: Dawnguard

Here's some video footage we just captured of Skyrim's first DLC, Dawnguard, which I've been playing today.
Watch me turn into a bunch of bats. Watch me drain peoples' lives. More »

Here's Your First Look At Skyrim's DLC In... Action

This is Skyrim's first piece of downloadable content, Dawnguard, which comes out tomorrow for Xbox 360. I loaded it up for the first time about half an hour ago. More »

"How to Get the Crossbow."

The title says it all! This welcomely straightforward video shows how to obtain a crossbow in Dawnguard.

So that's that. Happy Dawnguarding, Xbox owners! Get your yuks in on us PC folks while you can, and try not to fall through the world.

Update: (Dang, you guys are blowing my "Everyone Wants to be a Vampire" theory right out of the water, aren't you? Maybe vampires really have gone out of style...)