PC Gamer explores ESO

It’s getting to be the time of year where everyone focuses on what titles are coming out around the holiday season. PC Gamer (US) has placed The Elder Scrolls Online on the front of their Holiday 2013 issue! In addition to gracing the cover, PC Gamer has a nine-screenshot filled pages article going into detailing their exploration of the Khajiit homeland, Elsweyr.

Be sure to grab yourself a copy on newsstands now!

PC Gamer’s Top 100

This morning I received the newest issue of PC Gamer. Across the cover it reads “The 100 Greatest PC Game of All Time”, and immediately I thumbed through the issue to see where my favorite games made the list. Or in some cases, rechecking the list to see why a certain game didn’t make the list.

Lists like these are always fun to go through and debate with friends/colleagues where they nailed it and where you disagree. Sharing lists like these has always been fun to share on the blog, too. Yes, we know, Morrowind should be higher.

That brings us to the roll call of games in the Bethesda family that made the list, including The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim ranking #1! Amongst PC Gamer’s Top 100, these games were selected by the magazine’s editors:

  • Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth — #98
  • The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind — #93
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion — # 73
  • QUAKE — #72
  • Fallout 3 — #63
  • QUAKE III — #44
  • DOOM — #43
  • Return to Castle Wolfenstein — #42
  • Dishonored — #40
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim — #1

Look for the Top 100 PC Games issue on newsstands or in your mailbox… and let the debates begin!

PC Gamer Top 100 Games

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The March issue of PC Gamer (US) recently hit newsstands, and in it, they reveal their Top 100 Games of All Time. Notable titles from the list include:

  • #87: Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth (2006)
  • #55: Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory
  • #51: QUAKE III Arena
  • #41: DOOM
  • #27: Fallout 3
  • #22: The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
  • #3: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Congrats to all the folks that worked on these titles.

Update: The list is now online

PC Gamer’s Ten Essential Oblivion Mods

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Out of the hundreds (thousands?) of Oblivion mods that have been released since 2006, which could you not live without? PC Gamer’s Tom Senior answered that question today, narrowing down his favorites in “Ten Essential Oblivion Mods.”

We’ve made use of many mods on the list — which includes such stalwarts as Oscuro’s Overhaul and Midas’ wacky magic spells — but we’re less familiar with a couple. Head over to PC Gamer to check out the full feature.

Of course, there are plenty of other Oblivion mods worth a download, and everyone’s got an opinion on which are the best. What are your ten must-haves? Let us know in the comments.

Now hitting subscribers: Exclusive Fallout: New Vegas details in latest PC Gamer

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We mentioned this a couple weeks back, but wanted to let you know that subscribers to PC Gamer (US) should be expecting the Fallout: New Vegas cover story, written by Dan Stapleton, in their mailbox any day now (if you haven’t received it already).

If you’re not subscribed to PC Gamer, the issue hits newsstands on March 2nd. To tide you over, here’s a look at the magazine cover.