Items tagged with Elder Scrolls

It’s time to throw on your best hauberk and head to Tamriel. That’s right, The Elder Scrolls Online is taking names for a public Beta. Gamers who have been debating whether the online fantasy game will live up to the hype will finally have the chance to find out for themselves. What sets The Elder Scrolls Online apart from related Elder Scrolls game is that it’s an MMORPG, in the vein of World of Warcraft. Of course, The Elder Scrolls strives to be different than the MMORPGs already on the market, and it already has one clear structural difference: one server to rule them all.... Read more...
PC and XBox 360 owners have been enjoying Oblivion for over a year now(especially me!), and now Playstation 3 gamers have the opportunity to save Tamriel as well. Bethesda has announced today that the PS3 version of the game has begun shipping to stores in North America. The PS3 version contains the full game, as well as the mini expansions released by Bethesda. A full fledged expansion for Oblivion, the Shivering Isles, is still slated to be released later this month. "Released in March 2006 for Windows and Xbox 360TM video game and... Read more...
Bethesda released a few content add-ons for their highly praised RPG last year, but 2007 will see the first full expansion pack for The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion. The Shivering Isles is expected to be released in the second quarter of 2007, and will contain about 30 hours of added gameplay, with new monsters, new quests, and a new land "that you can watch change according to your vital life-or-death decisions". We Can't wait! "etting the scene, it's explained that an ominous-looking gate has opened in Nibben Bay, the portal leading... Read more...
There is no question that Oblivion is definitely one of the best looking games of 2006 thus far and as you would expect, it seriously beats on even the fastest 3D Graphics cards from either NVIDIA or ATI.  We'll be incorporating it into our benchmarking suite here, as soon as we get a consistent repeatable method of testing it.  Until then, we'll have to "work" with it a bit more. Guru3D has obviously been putting in some quality time in the Oblivion worlds as well... "When deep in the woods it is extremely hard on all graphics hardware, while in a cave or mine, or fighting... Read more...
ATi has released a beta Cat 6.3 driver with the "Chuck" patch to allow High Dynamic Range Lighting (HDR) and Anti-Aliasing (AA) to be enabled in Oblivion at the same time. HDR with AA was only previously available on Xbox 360, and is now possible on the PC platform with ATi cards. Crossfire support was also added in this patch, with boosts up to 80% in performance. The lucky ATi owners can grab the patch here. It's called the "Chuck patch" in honor of our guy that found a way of enabling this functionality. Of course the reason why this is so important is Oblivion is one of the best looking... Read more...