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“Skyrim” – get it whilst it’s cheap!

What's that, nice Gamestation man, you have a deal for us?

I post games deals on the blog when I can find them – you’ll find that the nice people at Frugal Gaming are really good for sniffing out the best prices – so it is with your best interests at heart that I point out that UK chain Gamestation are selling “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” until 14th December for the frankly stupid price of £22.49.

If you’re in the UK, I’d rush down to your local branch and snap up a copy before they run out.

Fortunately, this lovely Terrier doesn't come with the game. But, so cute!


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Thinking about buying “Skyrim”? Don’t buy it on PS3…

No matter how you slice it, the PS3 has had its share of problems in this gaming generation.  The latest of which would appear to be Bethesda’s PS3 version of “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim”.

Bethesda's PR department took the latest news badly...

Eurogamer‘s Digital Foundry bods have examined problems that people have been having with the game’s save system – when their game saves head north of thirty hours, this kind of thing begins to happen.  Not good, is it?

As “Skyrim” has a marketing campaign which prominently notes the depth of content and game that you get for your money, that’s going to be something of a problem…

In any other industry you suspect that customers would be able to return their games to the store as they don’t appear to work properly.  I know that gaming is a business where things move quickly (not on the evidence of that Digital Foundry video.  Oh, I went there…) but this kind of nonsense shouldn’t be stood for.

It’s not like “Skyrim” was turned around in five months to meet a movie release tie-in date.  At the bare minimum, the game should work – Bethesda’s games are noted for their bugs, but this lag is not dragons flying backwards or bits of scenery disappearing.   When the game starts to resemble still images with the occasional moment of animation, it’s time to get your patching trousers on and handle these problems properly.

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“The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” – video walkthrough

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - expect a mass outbreak of Man Flu in IT departments worldwide on November 11 2011...

Another one of the major players in the Autumn Games Apocalypse (TM) is tipping its hand – “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” is viewable in video walk-through form via Shacknews.com.


This is the demo that had grown men foaming at the mouth, during E3 in July, keenly anticipating the prospect of sinking hundreds of hours of their lives into the latest instalment in Bethesda’s Role Playing Game series.

As someone who dares not buy “Fallout 3”, “Fallout: New Vegas” or “The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion” for fear of becoming just such a refugee from real life, I’ll be skipping “Skyrim” but looking forward to seeing more videos like this….

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