Items tagged with Oblivion

The Elder Scrolls Online got a pair of new videos this week and a lengthy multiplayer demonstration at Quakecon.Buzz around the new MMO has been building steadily for months. Much of what the two trailers show indicates a game that hews closely to Elder Scrolls conventions as well as Skyrim UI standards. There's an onscreen compass at the top of the screen that shows both the direction you're facing and points of interest. Like most modern MMOs, Elder Scrolls Online will also reward exploration and backstory research. Both first and third-person viewpoints will be an option. The Quakecon demo focused... Read more...
Bethesda Softworks released a one-two punch today; simultaneously debuting the Skyrim Creation Kit and a surprise -- new, high-resolution textures for its smash hit. The Creation Kit gives modders access to the same tools the game developers use for updating and creating Skyrim. The Creation Kit is integrated into the Steam Workshop--for those of you who missed the announcement a few weeks back, the Workshop is a community/distribution hub for user-created content. Modders working with the Creation Kit will be able to upload their projects to Steam for sharing with other users. As you can see,... 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...
Bethesda has released some new content for their top selling game, adding a new faction with some new quests, a few extras enemies, and some new items. The Elders Scrolls: Oblivion - Knights of the Nine costs $9.99, a little more than Bethesda's previous content releases, and can be downloaded in multiple languages from here. "A fallen King has been unchained from the darkness of Oblivion to seek vengeance upon the Gods who banished him. Only a champion pure of heart can vanquish the evil that has been released upon the land. You must... Read more...
The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion, Bethesda's latest RPG, has been enjoying considerable growth in it's mod community, and one cool mod to keep an eye on is a Multiplayer mod currently being worked on. At the moment there isn't much to enjoy, with only basic multiplayer connectivity(no deathmatch yet), but hopefully we'll be seeing more updates in the near feature. "MultiTES4 is my attempt at an Oblivion mod/add-on that, you guessed, adds multiplayer to this awesome game. I started the work on this project around the 7th of May, 2006. It's come a long way, and has a long way to go,... Read more...
The folks over at OCModShop.com have some good tips for Bethesda's latest RPG. The tips aren't anything amazing, but there are some good ones, such as dodging enemy arrows and then picking them off the ground for an almost infinite(and free) supply of them. "If you feel like starting a new character, but you want to get him or her off the ground more quickly, head to the Arena after escaping the character generation sewer. The entire arena quest line will take you a few hours to beat if you've sharpened your fighting skills. In the process... Read more...
Finally! There's hope for all of you wanting to run The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion on anything below a SM2.0 capable card. It certainly doesn't look as great as it would with a newer graphics card, but if you're just dying to play the game with your current hardware, you do have the option. Head on over to Oldblivion.com to find out how to get the game up and running. "Oldblivion attaches to Oblivion and applies certain patches to it. Some of these patches are for making sure that Oblivion doesn't crash when run on hardware... 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...
If you're craving for more Oblivion (XBox 360) content, you may or may not be happy to know that Bethesda has released a new quest which can be purchased for 150 with their online service. Bethesda has been trying out the pay for content concept since Oblivion's release, and has been met with a fair amount of criticism. "Now that the Orrery is functional, you are given special powers based on the phases of the moon. Make sure it is night time and activate the control panel. A message will appear stating that you now have a new power. Powers are accessed from the Greater Power section of... 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...
The Oblivion tweak guide from Tweakgudies.com is finally out. Mr. Ghazi has been hard at work, trying out just about every option in the ini file, and has delivered a very comprehensive guide on how to tweak it. There's no miracle tweak to dramatically boost performance without reducing image quality, but you'll find some decent ones that will boost performance and still leave the game looking beautiful. "However, by the same token given how beautiful and complex Oblivion is, it is only natural that it be a very demanding game on most systems.... Read more...