RAGE Strategy and Interactive Map Pack available on iTunes

Finding yourself stuck in RAGE’s wasteland? Prima’s new iPad/iPhone App might be just what you need.

Visit iTunes to download the app and with it you’ll get access to the Hagar Settlement Map and Ghost Hideout Map for free. The maps allow you to view key locations, keep track of items you need, and zoom in/out on points of interest.

You can also purchase maps of the Wasteland and Eastern Wasteland along with their interior maps, a complete Mission Flow Chart of every quest and mission, and the RAGE Frenzy Card Game Tutorial with a list of all cards and their locations. Purchase each one separately or buy all five for $5.99.

  • Hagar Settlement & Ghost Hideout Map (FREE)
  • Engineering Schematic (FREE)
  • Wasteland and Interior Maps ($1.99)
  • Eastern Wasteland and Interior Maps ($1.99)
  • Mission Flow Chart ($2.99)
  • RAGE Frenzy Tutorial and Card List ($0.99)

Don’t have one of those newfangled iThingies? You can still purchase the official game guide in print and digital formats.

Skyrim Team Diary #1

The first team diary for Skyrim — “Completely Blue Sky: The Concept of Skyrim” — is now live on the Elder Scrolls community page!

Featuring concept artists Ray Lederer and Adam Adamowicz, the diary offers a full article, over 40 pieces of concept art and a slick concept-to-reality montage video. Head over there now to check it out.

Supporting the article is also the first Skyrim podcast, which you can listen to there, or grab separately in the regular places:

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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..

 

Catch last night’s GTTV Skyrim special PLUS more!

If you couldn’t stay awake for all the Skyrim excitement on last night’s episode of GTTV, fear not. The entire episode — featuring new Dragon Shouts, interviews with Todd Howard and Matt Carafano, and a special chicken cameo — can all be watch in full HD at GameTrailers.com!

And for more Skyrim coverage, read new previews at OXM (part 1, part 2, part 3, interview with Matt Carafano), GamesRadar, UGO, The Mercury News, and IGN.