Creation Kit and High Resolution texture pack released

February 10th, 2012

From Gamercast:

Modders get to your battlestations! The Skyrim Creation Kit is now officially available alongside the Skyrim High-Resolution Texture Pack.

With the Creation Kit, fans can now upload, download and install custom content officially through the Skyrim Workshop, making your all-important mod sharing so much easier than before.

The Skyrim High-Resolution Texture pack allows you to finally play Skyrim the way it was intended.

Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
Memory: 4GB System RAM
Video Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible NVIDIA or AMD ATI video card with 1GB of RAM (Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 or higher; ATI Radeon 4890 or higher)

You can grab the texture pack from Steam, for free and the Creation Kit from the official website.

The World of Skyrim trailer

November 9th, 2011

This new video offers a sneak peek at the majestic world and colorful characters you'll find while exploring in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

System requirements officially announced

October 26th, 2011

The minimum requirements:

Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHz or equivalent processor
2GB System RAM
6GB free HDD Space
Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 512 MB of RAM
DirectX compatible sound card
Internet access for Steam activation

And the recommended requirements:

Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
4GB System RAM
6GB free HDD space
DirectX 9.0c compatible NVIDIA or AMD ATI video card with 1GB of RAM (Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 or higher; ATI Radeon 4890 or higher).
DirectX compatible sound card
Internet access for Steam activation

And yes, we're thinking 6GB of disk space must be wrong too. Maybe they mean 16GB?

Xbox 360 achievements revealed

October 5th, 2011

Xbox 360 Achievements have posted the complete list:

Unbound (10g) – Complete “Unbound”
Bleak Falls Barrow (10g) – Complete “Bleak Falls Barrow”
The Way of the Voice (20g) – Complete “The Way of the Voice”
Diplomatic Immunity (20g) – Complete “Diplomatic Immunity”
Alduin’s Wall (20g) – Complete “Alduin’s Wall”
Elder Knowledge (20g) – Complete “Elder Knowledge”
The Fallen (20g) – Complete “The Fallen”
Dragonslayer (50g) - Complete “Dragonslayer”
Take Up Arms (10g) – Join the Companions
Blood Oath (10g) – Become a member of the Circle
Glory of the Dead (30g) – Complete “Glory of the Dead”
Gatekeeper (10g) – Join the College of Winterhold
Revealing the Unseen (10g) – Complete “Revealing the Unseen”
The Eye of Magnus (30g) – Complete “The Eye of Magnus”
Taking Care of Business (10g) – Join the Thieves Guild
Darkness Returns (10g) – Complete “Darkness Returns”
One with the Shadows (30g) – Returned the Thieves Guild to its former glory
With Friends Like These… (10g) – Join the Dark Brotherhood
Bound Until Death (10g) – Complete” Bound Until Death”
Hail Sithis! (30g) – Complete “Hail Sithis!”
Taking Sides (10g) – Join the Stormcloaks or the Imperial Army
War Hero (10g) – Capture Fort Sunguard or Fort Greenwall
Hero of Skyrim (30g) – Capture Solitude or Windhelm
Sideways (20g) – Complete 10 side quests
Hero of the People (30g) – Complete 30 Misc Objectives
Hard Worker (10g) – Chop wood, mine ore, and cook food
Thief (30g) – Pick 50 locks and 50 pockets
Snake Tongue (10g) – Successfully persuade, bribe, and intimidate
Blessing (10g) – Select a Standing Stone blessing
Standing Stones (30g) – Find 13 Standing Stones
Citizen (10g) – Buy a house
Wanted (10g) – Escape from jail
Married (10g) – Get married
Artificer (10g) – Make a smithed item, an enchanted item, and a potion
Master Criminal (20g) – Bounty of 1000 gold in all nine holds
Golden Touch (30g) – Have 100,000 gold
Delver (40g) – Clear 50 dungeons
Skill Master (40g) – Get a skill to 100
Explorer (40g) – Discover 100 locations
Reader (20g) – Read 50 Skill Books
Daedric Influence (10g) – Acquire a Daedric Artifact
Oblivion Walker (30g) – Collect 15 Daedric Artifacts
Dragon Soul (10g) – Absorb a dragon soul
Dragon Hunter (20g) – Absorb 20 dragon souls
Words of Power (10g) – Learn all three words of a shout
Thu'um Master (40g) – Learn 20 shouts
Apprentice (5g) – Reach Level 5
Adept (10g) – Reach Level 10
Expert (25g) – Reach Level 25
Master (50g) – Reach Level 50

Voice actors announced

September 30th, 2011

Bethesda have revealed the screen legends lending their voices to the latest Elder Scrolls game; Skyrim. Whilst Star Trek fans may not be as excited this time round, there are two literal legends of a bygone era are present including Christopher Plummer and Max Von Sydow, alongside Sci-fi and fantasy regulars Lynda Carter, Michael Hogan, Claudia Christian and Diane Louise Salinger that make up a cast of more than 70 voice actors that deliver over 60,000 lines of dialogue.

"It's been incredible to have all these actors together," said Todd Howard, Game Director. "When you start a project, you always make your wish-list of actors, and to actually hear them in the game, it's amazing. We can’t wait for everyone to experience it."

20 minute gameplay footage

September 16th, 2011

Todd Howard gives us all the details in this new 20 minute long gameplay footage from Skyrim. Great for catching up if you've missed a some videos over the last few months.

Skyrim character creator/gameplay footage

September 2nd, 2011

For those wanting to check out what the character creator is like, someone at PAX I assume took some footage:

The video is no longer on YouTube.

It also reveals Argonians have decent looking tails! We also get to see a bit of gameplay that we've seen before a tad more of the menu system in action.

Recent Skyrim updates - including character faces

August 28th, 2011

With The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim's release just around the corner excitement is starting to bleed its way onto the internet. Not only are playable builds being shown at events, but exclusivity rights are also being grabbed.

So firstly if you're an Elder Scrolls fan get ready to pop to PAX this weekend if you're in America or go over to the Eurogamer Expo in London to have a chance to give it a go as well. There hasn't been any confirmation to if it's just the character creator which is playable at Eurogamer Expo or if it's a section of the game to get your mits into, we're hoping it's the latter. The Eurogamer Expo is taking place between the 22nd-25th September and tickets are selling out fast so pop to the website to buy tickets so you can play some Skyrim! We didn't even get to play it at E3 so it's a great exclusive for the UK.

As well as having a chance to check out the character creator, Microsoft have now announced that Xbox Live is going to have exclusivity for the first two pieces of DLC for Skyrim for the first 30 days. Then afterwards other platforms will gain access to the DLC. So if you're looking forward to DLC it would seem Xbox 360 is the platform to buy it on. Although if you don't mind waiting for the DLC you can pick it up on whichever platform you prefer.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is due for release on 11/11/11, fingers crossed the release doesn't slip as it's a pretty great date to come out on. Skyrim will be available for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Windows. Also don't forget you can pre-order the Skyrim collector's edition.

Also just in case you were wondering what the character creation is like for Skyrim I've popped together a picture of my favourite head shots from the images that Bethesda recently released.