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Margin Makers: Guide to Elder Scrolls merchandise

Bethesda’s fantasy RPG series made its MMO debut on PC last year. This month, Elder Scrolls Online comes to consoles. MCV looks at the latest merchandise for the franchise With a history stretching back more than two decades, the real-life legacy of Bethesda’s fantasy Elder Scrolls IP has become as …

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DayZ, Garry’s Mod and Dear Esther creators weigh in on Steam Workshop paid modding debate

The developers behind successful PC hits DayZ, Garry’s Mod and Dear Esther, all of which saw their origins as mods for other games, have weighed in on Valve’s recent introduction (and subsequent removal) of paid modding. Steam Workshop saw the ability to charge for mods added a few days ago, …

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Premium Workshop mod pulled from Steam

Day one for Steam’s new paid mods from the Steam Workshop is not going well. As reported this morning, Steam has for the first time allowed mod makers to charge a fee for their efforts. Skyrim is the first title to offer premium mods. However, just hours after going live …

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MARGIN MAKERS: Guide to fantasy merchandise

They might deal with swords and shields, but fantasy games remain as popular as ever in the modern games market. MCV sets off on a quest Fantasy has come a long way since the dice-rolling days of the original Dungeons and Dragons. With floods of video game titles allowing players …

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How do you sell a ‘menace’ like Dark Souls II?

A game like Dark Souls has no right to be talked about in the same breath as Skyrim. An incredibly difficult Japanese RPG sounds as niche as it gets, yet Namco Bandai’s series has become a hit. The spiritual successor to PS3 favourite Demons Souls, Dark Souls launched in 2011 …

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Skyrim hits 20m copies sold

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has surpassed 20m copies sold across all platforms, Bethesda has announced. The studio revealed the figure yesterday, which accounts for retail and digital sales of the game and its Legendary Edition. Though the company failed to mention if it was referring to units shipped or …

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Bethesda and 2K Games team up with new game bundles

Two new cross-publisher bundles have been announced for the US. 2K Games and Bethesda are to release a single SKU containing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and BioShock: Infinite on Xbox 360 and PS3. Also on the way in a single release are Dishonored and Borderlands 2. Both SKUs will …

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UPDATE: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim heading to PS4 and Xbox One?

Could smash-hit RPG The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim be the next game in line for a next-gen re-release? NeoGaf spotted a change to the game’s info page on the Bethesda website that listed both PS4 and Xbox One amongst its supported formats. These additions have since been removed. There’s other …

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Bethesda defends Elder Scrolls Online subscriptions

The announcement may have met a mixed reaction, but Bethesda is confident consumers will deem its upcoming MMOto be worth the monthly fee. The publisher announced this week that The Elder Scrolls Online will require monthly subscriptions, something that is becoming less common and frowned upon by some consumers, given …

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