New Skyrim Avatar items and Premium Theme now Xbox LIVE

New and improved Skyrim products!

Today on Xbox LIVE, you can purchase  a Skyrim Premium Theme (240 Microsoft Points) and the following avatar items:

Dragonborn Armor – 400 Microsoft Points
Dragon Bone Armor – 400 Microsoft Points
Mage Robe – 320 Microsoft Points
Dark Brotherhood Armor – 400 Microsoft Points
Dragon Bone Helm – 240 Microsoft Points
Dragon Prop – 240 Microsoft Points
Elder Scroll Prop – 240 Microsoft Points
Magelight Prop – 240 Microsoft Points
Stormcloak Helm – 240 Microsoft Points

Love that Dragonborn!

Pre-order the four-disc Skyrim soundtrack

Once 11.11.11 hits, Skyrim will be on the minds of many for weeks and months on end. To help with those awkward moments when you’re away from the game (work, driving, going to the gym), we’ve got just what you need: The Elder Scrolls® V: Skyrim™  - The Original Game Soundtrack 4-disc set!

Available through DirectSong, the four-disc set is a fantastic collector’s item for fans of The Elder Scrolls. The compilation will begin shipping the week after the game’s release. As a bonus to anyone that orders by December 23rd, copies of the soundtrack will be personally autographed by the game’s composer, Jeremy Soule!

The four-disc CD compilation can be pre-ordered now for $29.99.

Details on the music being made available on iTunes will be announced at a later date.

Watch X-Play’s new look at Skyrim

Watch 11+ minutes of Skyrim goodness (including plenty of new footage) at G4TV.com. The video receives narration from Jake Gaskill and Nikole Zivalich, who recently had a chance to play the game for three hours in Los Angeles.

After the break, watch more Skyrim footage shown on tonight’s episode of X-Play.

Note: To watch the videos in HD, be sure to click the HD button in the bottom right corner.

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Skyrim system requirements announced (updated)

Skyrim’s launch is less than three weeks away!! To help you prepare for the game’s release, here’s the recommended and minimum PC requirements.

Recommended Specs

  • Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
  • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
  • 4GB System RAM
  • 6GB free HDD space
  • DirectX 9.0c compatible NVIDIA or AMD ATI video card with 1GB of RAM (Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 or higher (i.e GTX550Ti); ATI Radeon 4890 or higher).
  • DirectX compatible sound card
  • Internet access for Steam activation

Minimum Specs

  • Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
  • Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHz or equivalent processor
  • 2GB System RAM
  • 6GB free HDD Space
  • Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 512 MB of RAM
  • DirectX compatible sound card
  • Internet access for Steam activation
Wondering if your setup is up to snuff? Check out this graphics cards hierarchy chart at Tom’s Hardware. And to discuss with fans, jump into our forums.
Updated: We’ve seen plenty of comments relating to the game only requiring six gigs of HDD space. Don’t worry… there’s still a ton of game in there. The total HDD space relates more to the compression opitmizations we’re able to do with The Creation Engine. Not only are do we think you’ll be impressed with how the game looks, but also how much faster it runs..