Just call it the comeback king; despite looking down and out when it launched on PlayStation 3 last year, Ubisoft Montpellier's cracking Rayman Origins has broken into the UK multiformat top-ten for the first time since its release
No doubt propelled by a slew of retailer discounts, the pretty platformer managed to climb ahead of Bethesda's RAGE to finish up in ninth on this week's best-selling..
It's been a long road, but Bethesda finally appears to be on the verge of correcting many of Skyrim's biggest troubles on PlayStation 3
In a detailed patch note, the publisher has promised that the upcoming version 1.4 will bring with it "long term play optimisations for memory and performance" on the PlayStation 3. In short: the game shouldn't stutter like an out of gas car once the..
FIFA 12's still top of the league, after shutting out fierce competition from Just Dance 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to hold onto the top-spot for a fourth consecutive week
Shooty favourites Battlefield 3 and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 rounded out the top five — while Zumba Fitness reclaimed its grip on the UK, posting two titles in the top ten. We may have to dig up the old image if..
The video game industry may have pulled in a whopping $3
99 billion for the month of December in North America, but it still suffered a 21 percent decline year-over-year. By comparison, the industry raked in a whopping $5.07 billion during the same period in 2010. "Overall industry results are not entirely surprising given that we are on the back end of the current console lifecycle, combined..
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim should have got more love on this website than it did
We adored Bethesda's sprawling RPG, but couldn't wholly recommend it due to the slew of technical issues that the game experienced at launch. Sure, it's easy to overlook the odd frame-rate stutter or two — but Skyrim brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "technical inconsistencies". Despite the quality..
Buoyed no doubt by a strong week of football, FIFA 12 has held onto its position atop the UK sales charts for a third week running
With January ushering a mini-drought for new software releases, the chart is filled with familiar faces; with Battlefield 3, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Just Dance 3 and Skyrim all rounding out the top five. There was still space for id's RAGE though, which rocketed..
FIFA 12 headed into the festive season at the top of the UK sales charts, according to Chart Track's list of the top selling software for the week leading up to Christmas Eve
EA Sports' footie sim increased its sales by up to 34 percent in order to drive its way to the top of the charts, while Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 also saw a big enough boost to shoot its way into second. Just Dance 3..
It's practically unprecedented for a game not published by EA or Activision to scoop the UK Christmas number one, but after a slew of heavy discounts and promising offers, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has broken tradition
The Bethesda published RPG toppled Just Dance 3, to finish up in first. That pushed Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 into third. The excellent FIFA 12 finished up in fourth, while..
There are ten million copies of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in the wilderness, Bethesda has confirmed
The game has netted the publisher $650 million in sales since its release last month. Hopefully the publisher can spend a bit of that money fixing up the partially broken PlayStation 3 version. We are gratified that Skyrim continues to garner high review scores and accolades around the world,..
How are you getting on with Skyrim? Assuming you've got past the horrendous technical issues -- that cause the game to lag and stutter on PlayStation 3 once your save-file reaches a certain size -- then we anticipate that you've just about managing to scratch the surface, right? Bethesda doesn't care if you've already got a quest list as long as your arm, as the publisher has started to share details about the game's forthcoming DLC
Game director Todd Howard told Joystiq that the expansion packs will be "meaty". But he clarified that, be..
Our expectations are getting shattered at every opportunity at the moment
Firstly, we never expected Naughty Dog to be behind Sony's new PlayStation 3 exclusive, The Last Of Us. But it is. And now this: Skyrim has toppled Modern Warfare 3 at the top of the UK sales charts. We thought Call Of Duty was a lock at the top for the rest of the year. The Bethesda RPG got heavily discounted around the..
It was a monster month for software releases in November
Unsurprisingly, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim came out on top. But despite the high profile roster of software releases — and growth in unit sales across the board — NPD analyst Anita Frazier warned that "a decline in average retail price in all categories" resulted in flat dollar sales..
"Where's your Skyrim review?" is a question we're getting asked quite a lot at the moment
The answer is that it's in limbo. Those of you that follow all the major PlayStation websites will already be aware of the game-breaking Skyrim bug, which essentially renders the PS3 version of the game unplayable. For those unaware, we'll provide a quick recap. Bethesda's latest fantasy adventure suffers from..
We told you Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 wasn't going anywhere
The Activision published shooter has held its place at the top of the UK sales charts for four weeks now — and we doubt it's planning on relinquishing that spot anytime soon. With few new releases, FIFA 12 climbed into second, while Assassin's Creed: Revelations moved into third. Saints Row: The Third maintained its position in..
We have a rule: never read a novel with a map inside the front-cover
It's just not worth it. Thus if Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was a novel, we'd avoid it like the plague. Thankfully, it's a video game, and a gigantic one at that. Indeed, Skyrim is so big that it's easy to get lost. And that's where the helpful folks at GameBanshee come in. They've produced an enormous printable map of..
What has happened to Japan? Only last week Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 toppled Ni No Kuni in the region's sales charts, and now Famitsu has awarded the Western developed Skyrim a perfect score
It's the 17th game to be awarded top-marks from the publication, joining the likes of Ocarina Of Time and the original Soul Calibur.
Users on Bethesda's official forum are reporting that the promised patch for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has launched in parts of Europe
The 92MB fix is designed to solve stuttering issues that occur when players have invested a significant number of hours into the enormous open-world RPG, and initial feedback is positive. "Yeah, it fixed it," explained one jubilant poster. Bethesda's yet..
Unsurprisingly, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has maintained its position aloft the UK sales charts
Despite seeing a sales dip of 41%, the Activision published shooter maintained its position at the top of the charts. Assassin's Creed: Revelations finished up in second, while the excellent Saints Row: The Third climbed up into third. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim dropped down into..
You shouldn't be surprised to see Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 at the top of the UK charts for a second week
The record breaking Activision shooter beat off strong new competition from Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Revelations and THQ's Saints Row: The Third — both of which debuted in second and fourth respectively. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim dropped to third, while FIFA 12 finished up in fifth..
Terrified of your Skyrim save-file hopping over the dreaded 6MB limit? Bethesda's got your back -- but you're going to have to wait until the week after Thanksgiving first
(That's the week starting November 28th for everyone outside of North America.) According to Bethesda's Pete Hines a patch is in submission with Sony. No word on exactly what the patch contains, but we're expecting the publisher..
Bethesda employees will be donning their cosplay costumes and dancing around the office this evening, as the publisher has just announced that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has sold a whopping 3
5 million copies globally in just 48 hours. The company expects the game to rake in an eye-watering $450 million worldwide in retail sales. We are grateful for the fans response to Skyrim, said chuffed..
It wouldn't be a Bethesda game without a game-breaking bug hanging over it
PlayStation 3 owners of the publisher's mammoth role-playing game, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, have voiced concern over the game's performance hindering save file bug. In a slew posts on Bethesda's forum, players have noted that once the game crosses a certain save file size threshold (around 6MB) its performance is..
The only real surprise to this week's UK sales charts is that despite its $400 million opening, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 did not manage to outsell its predecessor's first week
In fact, according to Chart Track, sales were down by 1.5 percent on Black Ops. Someone get on the blower to Bobby Kotick quick. Thankfully, revenue was up by 1.6 percent. Ridiculously, Modern Warfare 3 moved "just..
We're now ostensibly hours away from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
That means Bethesda's finally dropped us some good news — no more trailers. These things have been bombarding our inbox since this time last year. Seriously, how much Skyrim do people want? Oh that's right yeah, lots. Well we suppose this animation trailer should tide you over until release on Friday. Come on guys, hold it together..
If you're eager to get a taste of Bethesda's upcoming fantasy RPG behemoth, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the publisher's just let us know that it will be holding two midnight launch events in the UK
The GameStation branch in Birmingham will be joined by Oxford Street's GAME to celebrate the release, with goodies including CDs and strategy guides doled out to the first 100 fans in line. The..
Behind the scenes development videos always fascinate us, but nothing intrigues us more than those discussing the audio
In a new Skyrim developer diary, Bethesda has blown the doors off the sound design process. The video accompanies a new podcast and blog post, outlining the process in a little more detail. You can find more information on Bethesda's official website.
Dragons are a bloody nuisance aren't they? You've just got your village how you'd like it and suddenly, boom
Gone in a jiffy. At least there will always be mute protagonists wearing spiffing armour to save the day. As is the case in this breath-taking live-action Skyrim trailer. Top-notch stuff.
Worried you're going to have to set aside hundreds of hours in order to complete The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim? There's hope for you
Sort of. Bethesda's announced that Sam Bernstein, a member of the publisher's quality assurance team, has finished the game in over two hours, beating level designer Jeff Browne's time. Bernstein was previously recognised for competing against Bethesda employees in a..
Such is the furore surrounding Bethesda's upcoming colossal RPG, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, that someone has took it upon themselves to leak the game
.. 's instruction manual. That's right, the entire manual has been uploaded onto Imgur. We've decided against re-producing it here for obvious reasons, but we will include a friendly link for you. The manual includes a variety of morsels, including..
Bethesda's announced the cast list for its highly anticipated fantasy RPG The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The game features the voice of Christopher Plummer (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) as a powerful Greybeard elder named Arngeir. Plummer's joined by Max Von Sydow (The Exorcist) as Esburn and Joan Allen (The Bourne Ultimatum) as Delphine, "one of the last remaining members of the Blades an..
It's fitting that a game that will take you about 100 hours to play through should get a trailer of similarly silly length
Bethesda's released a brand new gameplay blow-out for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and it's a mere 20-minutes in length. The footage is narrated by Todd Howard and is based on the same stretch of gameplay that the publisher showed at E3 earlier in the year. Catch all three..
An exclusive should stay an exclusive as far as we're concerned
Microsoft disagrees. In a move that's becoming all too familiar, the XBOX 360 platform holder has signed up for timed exclusivity on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim's first two DLC packs. The content will be available "exclusively" on Microsoft's platform for a period of 30 days, before appearing on PlayStation Network..
Bethesda has been launching Collector's Editions for some time now, so it comes as no surprise that Skyrim will be getting its own super special version
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Collector's Edition will come pre-packed with an official art book, a making of DVD, and a 12" model of the game's primary antagonist, Alduin, perched atop a dragon wall. Oh, you also get a copy of the Elder..
Eurogamer has a useful tidbit regarding in-world relationships in Bethesda's upcoming open-world RPG, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Deriving information from Bethesda marketing exec Peter Hines, Bethesda has seemingly included the option to befriend and marry non-player characters of either gender, forming lasting benefits for the player to earn over the game. Companion NPC's might ask a favor of you..
Bethesda's announced the collector's edition for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The classy package includes a 200 page hard-back artbook, a making-of DVD and a statue of a dragon. You'll get the game too, obviously. It's classy, high-quality stuff for sure. The "extremely limited" package will retail for £129.99 / $149.99. We suppose if you're a massive Elder Scrolls fan, you'll be all over..
We're going to catch a lot of flak for offering an opinion on Bethesda's latest Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim trailer, but we're not all that bothered
As anticipated, the trailer does absolutely nothing to excite us. There are dragons. Woo-hoo, we can hardly contain ourselves. It's more or less what we expected, fantasy games are never likely to appeal to us and that's ok — we'll still continue to post..
To be precise, we'll get our first in-game glimpse of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in approximately 19 hours, 54 minutes and 48 seconds
That's at the time of writing anyway. How do we know? Bethesda's whacked up a handy little countdown clock on their website to help you keep track. 19 hours, 53 minutes and 39 seconds now by the way. Gah. To be perfectly open and honest with you guys, we're not all..
May 20th will either be one of the best days for new video game releases, or worst depending on your wallet's flexibility
Bethesda's slapped a May 20th release date (May 17th in North America) on ambitious multiplayer shooter Brink. Unfortunately, that's the same day as Rockstar's L.A. Noire. Decisions, decisions. The publisher's also put a June 3rd release date on Hunted: The Demon's Forge. Rage..
Like all the best games, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has a big emphasis on walls
The memorable stone slab featured in the game's debut teaser trailer holds a number of secrets about the title's lore. There are several events depicted on the wall, all of which surround a dragon named Aludin. The dragon once terrorized the gameworld of Tamriel, and is now out to seal the fate of Skyrim. Opening the..
Well that was a surprise
Bethesda's Todd Howard dropped by Spike TV's VGA awards show last night to announce Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The game will launch on November 11th, 2011. No platforms have been confirmed, but expect it to release on PlayStation 3. According to Howard, the game's been in development for two years. The game's debut trailer is after the jump.
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