Disc be gone! If you haven’t picked up Skyrim on Xbox 360, the game is now available on Xbox LIVE as a Games on Demand title.
Quick update for console players. Skyrim’s 1.5 update is now available on Xbox LIVE and for PS3.
We want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of the game. This week Todd informed me that the average Skyrim play time (across all three platforms) is 85 hours, and 30% of you have played more than 100 hours of the game. These are truly astounding numbers!
In the comings weeks and months, we’ll have some exciting news to share on the game. Stay tuned.
After the break, check out the features and bug fixes that 1.5 introduces for console players.
We’re pleased to announce that id Software’s FPS classic, DOOM, has returned to the Xbox LIVE Marketplace worldwide. This even includes Germany, where the the game was de-listed from a banned list last year.
Face off against Hell’s army as you experience the revolution of DOOM. Lay waste to hordes of demonic monsters with an arsenal of classic weapons including the infamous BFG 9000. Take the deathmatch online via LIVE and battle your friends for dominance of the leaderboards, or team-up with a friend in co-op.
DOOM is available now for 400 Microsoft Points.
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!
Countdown the days to Skyrim in style on Xbox LIVE! Today, LIVE users can download the first round up Skyrim Avatar items (that’s right, more are coming)::
Between today and October 10th, we’ve got 50% savings on a number of our downloads on Xbox LIVE, including:
- Fallout 3: Mothership Zeta – 400 points
- Fallout 3: Point Lookout – 400 points
- Fallout 3: Broken Steel – 400 points
- Fallout 3: The Pitt – 400 points
- Fallout 3: Operation: Anchorage – 400 points
Fallout Avatar items
- The Vault Boy Suit (Avatar Item) – 120 points
- Vault 101 suite (male/female) – 120 points
- Vault Boy Head – 80 points
Fallout: New Vegas
Xbox LIVE Arcade
*Awesome helmet not included
In a few hours, fans at PAX Prime will finally be able to play Skyrim for the first time. Until then, we wanted to share the latest Skyrim news from around the web.
Earlier this morning, Microsoft announced that the first two pieces of game add-on content for Skyrim will be releasing exclusively on Xbox 360 — 30 days before they’re available anywhere else. When we have more details on the content, we’ll let everyone know.
Elsewhere, don’t miss Dave Oshry’s Skyrim preview posted yesterday at RipTen. The preview is significant, as he’s the first person we know that encountered vampires in his playthrough. Read the four-page preview here.
Fun fact: Pete Hines is actually dragonborn. At least that’s my explanation for how he survived all the interviews he did at Gamescom.With more than 275,000 attendees in Cologne last week, Pete used the power of the voice to conduct countless interviews with sites like Gamespot, Computec, Destructoid, and FBC.
The following “QuakeCon Collection” RAGE avatars were announced today and are now available on Xbox LIVE. Click the links to purchase at Xbox.com.
- Wingstick Prop — 240 Microsoft Points
- RAGE logo shirt (Male, Female) — 80 Microsoft Points
- RAGE Wingstick shirt (Male, Female) — 80 Microsoft Points
- RAGE logo hat — 80 Microsoft Points
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