Double your pleasure, double your fun; the Fallout 3 and Oblivion double pack is now available in North American stores.
You can pick up this convenient tandem of award-winning Bethesda games on Xbox 360 and PC for $29.99 and $19.99, respectively.
If you haven’t checked out this College Humor original, watch it now!
As an update for folks playing on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, the 1.5 update you’ll receive has been submitted to the console manufacturers. Once we know the live dates for PSN and Xbox LIVE, we’ll share more information.
As the weekend winds down, here’s some Skyrim goodness from around the web.
Valve recent added a new feature, Collections, to the Skyrim Workshop. To learn more, read the Steam Workshop blog and give last week’s Bethesda Podcast a listen. Here’s a snippet from the former describing the new feature:
“Help expose the talent and craftsmanship found across the Steam Workshop by creating collections of mods or items that you feel work well together or to highlight content you think other people should pay attention to. Numerous artists and fans have already created quite a few collections of the incredible items submitted to the Workshop for Team Fortress 2. And PC Gamer was eager to jump in and put together a couple collections for Skyrim, highlighting their favorite Improvements and New Content.”
“Layout is one of those things that universally is the purview of the level designer, anywhere you may go. While the specifics of the job will vary greatly based on the studio and project, pacing and the sequence are always the concern of a level designer. When we first approached Skyrim, we knew that there was one big layout problem we hoped to fix.”
Through the years, it’s become no secret that we’ve got devs that take Team Fortress 2 pretty seriously. Later this Spring, producer Phil Nelson (above left) and world artist Nate Purkeypile (right), will participate in the fourth TF 2 Mixup.
The mixup includes a selection of developers from around the industry… and you could participate, too! A donation to Child’s Play from the Mixup homepage enters you for a chance to participate and win some cool prizes.
For more details, visit the TF2 Mixup website.
In addition to our 1.5 update on Steam, here’s some notable Skyrim news from around the web.
The Christian Science Monitor recently visited Bethesda Game Studios to learn more about why people play videogames. The feature is worth a read for any gamer, and perfect to share with that family member that doesn’t understand your favorite past time. Here’s a quick excerpt:
“I was a latchkey kid,” remembers production director Ashley Cheng, 38. “When my grandmother came home, she’d feel the TV. If it was warm, that meant I was playing games – instead of practicing piano.”
More stories from around the web…
Finally, in the player above, watch wrenthereaper’s Skyrim-inspired short (no pun intended) on IGN’s YouTube channel.
Update 3/26: Today we’ve released a new Skyrim beta update, version 1.5.26, that introduces the following fixes:
Original Post: Released last week as a Beta, Skyrim’s 1.5 update is now available to all users on Steam. Those playing on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 can expect the update soon, as we’re submitting the update to console manufacturers this week.
UPDATE 1.5 (all platforms unless noted)
In the video above, watch tonight’s X-Play feature for Dishonored.
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Valve’s Dave Sawyer and Bethesda’s Joel Burgess join us as we delve into the past, present and future of Skyrim modding support. Workshop Collections are covered, and Creation Kit questions are answered.
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