Weekend Update

This weekend we help you scour the web for cool stuff, including:

Finally, like many of you, everyone at Bethesda was eager to learn about the PlayStation 4 this week. Following the announcement, our own Pete Hines caught up with Geoff Keighley to discuss excitement. Watch the interview below.


Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

ESO Roundup

Here’s a quick roundup of recent highlights on ElderScrollsOnline.com

Just before the weekend, the ESO Community Team posted the latest answers in their continuing “Ask Us Anything” series. Here’s but one of the questions they tackle:

The Blades have been a central part of the character’s main storyline in Elder Scrolls games. To what extent, if any, will The Blades be involved in ESO? – By Christian McAllen

At the time of ESO, remnants of the Akaviri Dragonguard who protected the Emperors are still around, but they have not yet re-formed into the secretive Blades of later eras.

Head here for the remaining answers, and be sure to check out more highlights on the official site:

Hearthfire Release & FIGS DLC Details (Updated)

Update: Hearthfire is now available PS3 to users in North America and European territories.

The English version of Hearthfire will be available for download on PSN later today in North America and will be available in English language European territories tomorrow. Like Dragonborn last week, it will be available for 50% off for one week.

Looking ahead to next week, we’re set to release the English version of Dawnguard for 50% off next week. Additionally we’ll be releasing Dragonborn, Hearthfire, and Dawnguard to French, Italian, German, and Spanish territories on Wednesday, February 27th. In preparation for release, we are releasing the 1.8 title update for these territories later today.

Alliance Leader Short Story – Daggerfall Covenant

The latest web update for ESO includes an introduction to High King Emeric, leader of the Daggerfall Covenant. Read on for the story of his upbringing, the breaking of the Siege of Wayrest, and his ascension to the throne, told in his own words. Below is a short excerpt:

King Ranser, alas, was wroth that I had not accepted the hand of his daughter, and he withdrew his ambassador from the court of Wayrest. Although Ranser was invited to my wedding to Maraya in the spring of 566, like the other kings of the Covenant, he stayed, seething, in Shornhelm.

What of the Aldmeri Dominion and Ebonheart Pact? In case you missed it, read tales of their respective leaders, Ayrenn and Jorunn the Skald-King.

Now Available on PSN: Dragonborn

We’re pleased to announce that the English version of Dragonborn is now available to PS3 users in North America and European territories. It can be downloaded from the PlayStation Store for 50% off ($9.99/£6.49) this week. We’re still awaiting release dates for France, Germany, Spain and Italy. A release date for those territories will be confirmed as soon as possible.

Have a great time in Solstheim.

Around the web: Dragonborn PS3 Countdown Edition (Updated)

Updated: Wait is over! If you visit PSN and search “Skyrim” you’ll be able to find Dragonborn!

As you wait for the North American PlayStation Store update, here’s some fun links to check out from around the web.

In a recent fan poll at Gametrailers, Skyrim and Fallout 3 were named the #1 and #2 fan favorite RPGs of this generation. See the full list here, and let us know how it stacks up with your top five.

Elsewhere…

  • Pixar animator Austin Madison recaps this year’s NFL season with some hilarious drawings that tie-in pop culture. We all got a kick out of the Vikings-Rams imagery posted above.
  • AnimBowz popular Dovahbear video has inspired an in-game Skyrim mod.
  • Kotaku shares a Skyrim performance by the legendary creator of Chocolate Rain.
  • The popular Christopher Walkenthrough Machinima series explores the Super Skyrim Bros. mod.
  • PC Gamer previews Enderal: The Shards of Order — a total conversion mod from the makers of Nehrim.

And in quick Dishonored news, the 2012 BAFTA Award nominees were announced earlier today and we’re pleased to share news that Dishonored received three nominations: Best Game Design, Best Story, and Best Game. Read the full nominee list at Guardian UK. Congrats to the team at Arkane Studios!

And now back to the countdown…