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Surprising No One Fallout 4 Is Still The 2nd Most Played Game On Steam

Posted on November 18, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Bethesda’s Fallout 4 is the 2nd most played game on Steam a week after its release with 256,000+ players. This comes after the game broke existing records when it launched last week with 360,000 players – the game went live at midnight on November 11th. Previously RockStar Game’s Grand Theft Auto V held the record for concurrent players with 301,000+ when it was released on PC this past April.

Fallout 4’s numbers are nowhere near the reigning champion, Valve’s DOTA 2, which had 318,000 concurrent players as of press time and a peak today of nearly a million players today! Comparing Fallout 4’s numbers to DOTA 2’s isn’t exactly fair since one game is a single player immersive RPG and the other is a 5 Vs. 5 MOBA.

Rounding out the top ten include PC staples like Valve’s own Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Team Fortress 2. Surprisingly Activision’s latest entry in the Call of Duty franchise, Black Ops III is the last place on the top ten. I would have thought Black Ops III would have been a bit higher but I guess you can’t deny the power of the wastelands.

318,155 806,386   Dota 2
256,633 292,202   Fallout 4
250,258 586,014   Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
40,526 54,472   Team Fortress 2
37,893 58,566   Football Manager 2016
30,565 39,535   ARK: Survival Evolved
27,964 33,635   Sid Meier’s Civilization V
22,566 26,840   Garry’s Mod
21,037 26,366   The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
19,739 35,395   Call of Duty: Black Ops III



Xbox Live Sale Starts Today

Posted on March 26, 2013 by Joshua Rust

For those of you who have a stockpile of Microsoft Points horded up, get ready for a sale that might make you spend them. Microsoft is hosting a sale over Xbox Live that includes Season Passes, Xbox Live Arcade games, DLC, and Games On Demand. Ranging from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Max Payne 3, L.A. Noire, The Walking Dead, and more! The sale starts today, March 26th, and will last until April 1st.Read More


Skyrim Gets Even More “Legendary”

Posted on March 4, 2013 by Joshua Rust

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is one of the best looking games you will find on a console. Probably one of the most massive worlds you will ever roam as well. It’s great to see a game, especially of this size, still getting the support it needs and deserves from Bethesda for the players who are still roaming the land in pursuit of legend, fame, and an arrow in the knee.

So, if you’ve mastered playing Skyrim on the hard difficulty get ready because when the new update launches (sometime soon) it will add a “Legendary” difficulty. In addition to that, you will be able to reset your skills once they reach level 100 (deemed: Legendary) and start leveling them back up again – along with your character level…presumably resulting in an unlimited level cap? Read on for more details.Read More


Skyrim’s Dragonborn DLC Arrives On Xbox 360 Today

Posted on December 4, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Bethesda’s latest update to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim arrives this morning on Xbox Live with the launch of the Dragonborn DLC pack. This latest expansion allows your adventurer to explore the coasts of Morrowind as well as explore the fate of Solstheim. For 1600 Microsoft points you don’t just get a new area to explore, allowing you to travel back to some of the same areas as 2001’s Morrowind but you can also gain access to new powers like additional Dragon Shouts. Check out the official description and trailer below:

Price: 1600 Microsoft Points

Dash Text: With this this official add-on for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, journey off the coast of Morrowind, to the island of Solstheim. Encounter new towns, dungeons, and quests, as you traverse the ash wastes and glacial valleys of this new land. Become more powerful with new shouts that bend the will of your enemies and even tame dragons. Your fate, and the fate of Solstheim, hangs in the balance as you face off against your deadliest adversary – the first Dragonborn.


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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim “Dragonborn” DLC Out Tomorrow – New Details

Posted on December 3, 2012 by Joshua Rust

While we are only a few short hours away from the next DLC for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim releasing, that’s not stopping the media from releasing details about it. There are some spoilers to the story, so stop reading if you don’t want to spoil it for yourself. Out of the whole list, there are new Shouts, Spells, Armor, Locations, Houses to buy, and much much more. This looks to be one of the most ambitious downloads that Bethesda has released yet. No release date has been announced for the PS3/PC versions except early 2013, but the Xbox 360 version launches tomorrow for 1600 MSP.

*Note* All of this information has come from a beta tester, so judge it accordingly.

New Shouts

  • Cyclone – creates a small tornado (that is pretty funny to use)
  • Bend Will – force a dragon to fight with you.
  • Dragon Riding – player hasn’t gotten to this one yet.
  • Dragon Aspect – creates the dragon armor from trailer and gives stronger shouts, stronger melee attacks and summon Ancient Dragonborn to fight with you when you get low on health. Can only be used once per day.
  • Battle Fury – like Elemental Fury but for NPCs

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TES V: Skyrim DLC Leaked? Possible Dragon Mounts?

Posted on October 16, 2012 by Joshua Rust

If any truth is behind the information hidden away in the PC version of the most recent patch for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, it appears that the next DLC could be called “Dragonborn” and feature ride-able dragons.

OXM reports:

“Quest markers for Solstheim, Telvanni, Castle Karstaag, Raven Rock and Miraak Temple have been discovered, alongside entries for what appear to be four new armour varieties – Bonemold, Chitin, Nordic and Stalhrim. Finally, there are files for the aforesaid dragon-riding animations. Looks like you’ll be casting spells from dragon-back, too. “

This could be all too real. I’m sure with the leak, that Bethesda will announce something concrete soon. If the patch files aren’t enough proof of this, Zenimax (parent company of Bethesda) trademarked the name “Dragonborn” earlier this year.

What say you about some dragon-riding-spell-casting action?



Hearthfire Skyrim DLC Coming To Xbox Live Next Week

Posted on August 28, 2012 by Joshua Rust

Announced today by Bethesda is a new download for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for the Xbox 360. Hearthfire is the name of the upcoming DLC in which you have the option to buy a plot of land and build a house for yourself.

You will be able to customize the house by adding kitchens, greenhouses, libraries, an alchemy room, and even a trophy room inside the house. Outside you can create gardens, fish hatcheries and beehives for all your harvesting desires!  Also, you are able to hire a steward to help you will all the daily duties that come with the house.

If that’s not enough, you can now adopt and raise orphans there as well. It’s a shame they don’t let you have your own kids with your wife/husband. What would be cooler than a Half-Orc/Half-Khajiit?

Hearthfire will arrive on the Xbox Live Marketplace on September 4th for 400 Microsoft Points. As far as I know, no details on the PS3 version of this…I assume Bethesda is still trying to get the Dawnguard DLC out first.


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