This weekend, several Game Informer editors are trying to break Guinness Records for gaming — including the longest RPG marathon. As we speak, Bryan Vore is trying to accomplish the feat while playing Oblivion. Learn why he picked the game and follow his record-breaking attempt here on UStream
Hot off the press! This afternoon we’ve officially announced The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 5th Anniversary Edition — coming to North America (more details on Europe soon) on Tuesday, July 12. Read the full release below:
The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion 5th Anniversary Edition Available July 12th!
We are pleased to announce that The Elder Scrolls IV™: Oblivion® 5th Anniversary Edition will available in North America on Tuesday, July 12, 2011.
The anniversary edition, which has a suggested retail price of $29.99, is the complete collection of the original award-winning game as well as the Knights of the Nine® and Shivering Isles® expansions. With countless ‘Game of the Year’ awards and overwhelming critical praise, Oblivion still remains a defining game in the role-playing genre. Celebrate one of the most expansive next-generation titles ever to be released on the Xbox®360, PlayStation®3, and PC platforms with this definitive, limited-edition compilation.
The Elder Scrolls IV™: Oblivion® 5th Anniversary Edition includes:
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion: With the empire ready to crumble, the gates of Oblivion open and demons march upon the land. You must find the lost heir to the throne and unravel the sinister plot that threatens to destroy all of Tamriel.
Knights of the Nine: A fallen King has been unchained from the darkness of Oblivion to seek vengeance upon the Gods who banished him. Only a champion pure of heart can vanquish the evil that has been released.
Shivering Isles: Enter the torn realm of Sheogorath – a world where Mania and Dementia reign. Do you have the strength to survive his trials, to tame a realm fraught with paranoia and despair, and wear the mantle of a God?
The North American 5th Anniversary Edition also includes:
Collector’s Steelbook: A beautiful collectible metal case masterfully embossed with Daedric symbols.
Making of Oblivion: A behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of Oblivion.
Oblivion Game Map: A full-color map of Cyrodiil and the Shivering Isles.
Save on Skyrim: Contains a $10 mail-in rebate offer for the purchase of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and a Skyrim strategy guide.
Details on the versions that will be available in the rest of the world and their contents will be released soon.
Above is the newly-released (and awesome) trailer for Andoran: Prologue — the second part of a Russian mod trilogy for Oblivion (part 1, Axis, is already available for download).
The mod is planned to be completed later this year. For more details on the project, visit the Andoran website. Just be ready to use Google translate if you’re not fluent in Russian.
Thanks to forum member Mehrunes Artem for pointing me to the trailer.
Xbox LIVE’s Deal of the Week brings 1/2-off savings to Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers on select Fallout 3 and Oblivion content. The following content is included in this week’s promotion::
Fallout 3 Content
Mothership Zeta – 400 points
Broken Steel — 400 points
Operation: Anchorage — 400 points
Vault Boy Head Avatar item — 80 points
Vault 101 Suit avatar item — 120 points
Shivering Isles – 1200 points
Knights of the Nine — 400 points
Horse Armor — 100 points
Before we look forward to Skyrim, we first look back to Oblivion.Last week we marked the fifth anniversary of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion’s release. In this episode of the podcast, we revisit the game that served as a landmark for Bethesda. Listen as key team members recount their memories of working on the project, followed by a roundtable discussion with Todd Howard and Pete Hines.
While many of you (and us) are looking ahead to Skyrim’s release (t-minus 236 days), today marks an opportunity to look back at its predecessor, Oblivion, which released five years ago today.
Have a favorite Oblivion memory? Whether it’s from pre-launch, launch day, or the countless hours you played and modded the game, share them with us in the comments section.
Welcome to another round of Around the Web… step right up and read the news!
But first, with RAGE’s new trailer unveiled, we thought we share some archived coverage for those of you catching up on the title. Above is a GameTrailers’ interview (featuring gameplay) from QuakeCon last year with creative director Tim Willits. For more of RAGE (and Tim), check out the videos embedded here.
Moving along, one of my favorite stories of the year so far is this one I spotted a week back on Kotaku. It’s about a Fallout fan named Gareth. Unlike most of us, Gareth can’t play games with his hands, but he’s put together a setup that allows him to play games using his chin. Watch a video of him playing New Vegas here… cool, inspiring stuff.
Check out more on New Vegas at these sites…
- British Academy of Film and Television Arts (that’s BAFTA) has announced their GAME British Academy Video Games Awards’ nominees with New Vegas receiving nominations for Best Strategy Game and Best Story
- Game Industry News has nominated the game for Best RPG
- GamePro includes New Vegas (and Oblivion) in a feature on the 10 Best RPGs you should be playing
Skyrim news (and more) after the break…
This… this IS history!
And by this, I’m referring to The Art of Video Games — a new exhibit coming to the American Art Museum in 2012. To prepare for it, Smithsonian is letting you vote for the games that will be on display.
It might take a second to load, but Fallout 3 can be found in Era 5′s Modern Windows category, while Oblivion is categorized under Xbox 360. Meanwhile, id’s DOOM II is listed in Era 4 under DOS/Windows.
Voting runs between now and April 7th. To get started, register here.