Your GameSpot 2011 Game of the Year is…

skyrim gamespot game of the yearElder Scrolls: Skyrim!

Skyrim also took home the titles of Best RPG, Best Xbox 360 Game and Best PC Game (Portal 2 was named Best PS3 Game, if you’re curious).

So, once again, congratulations to the folks at Bethesda!

December 20th, 2011

Top of the UK Charts

skyrim ukElder Scrolls: Skyrim has officially been crowned the United Kingdom’s top-selling game this Christmas. In recent years, the Call of Duty series has had a stranglehold on this position. This is, in fact, the first time a non-Activision or EA game has claimed the top spot since Grand Theft Auto: Vice City way back in 2002.

December 20th, 2011

Multiplayer Skyrim?

Ever wondered what it would be like if Skyrim was a multiplayer game?

If so, you’re not alone. And thanks to the mod community, a multiplayer version of Skyrim is indeed possible.

While it’s still in the alpha stages, the Skyrim Online mod enables players to drop into a world — where they are displayed as half-naked prisoners — and chat with one another.

You can get it here, but be aware that installing this mod involves rewriting the game’s config files, so be careful.

December 16th, 2011

Ten Million Units Shipped

skyrim ten million shippedSince its release on November 11th, Elder Scrolls: Skyrim has shipped ten million units, according to Bethesda Softworks. On the PC, Skyrim outsold all other November releases three to one. According to Valve, It has also become the fastest-selling title in the history of the Steam distribution platform.

December 16th, 2011

Skyrim Patch 1.3 is live for Xbox 360 and PC

According to Bethesda’s official Skyrim Twitter account, patch 1.3 is now live for Xbox and PC users. And it will be available for PS3 users as soon as Sony approves it. So say goodbye to backwards-flying dragons and strange magic resistance behavior (hopefully). Here’s the full list of fixes:

  • General stability improvements
  • Optimize performance for Core 2 Duo CPUs (PC)
  • Fixed Radiant Story incorrectly filling certain roles
  • Fixed magic resistances not calculating properly
  • Fixed issue with placing books on bookshelves inside player purchased homes
  • Fixed dragon animation issues with saving and loading
December 15th, 2011

How many steps is it really to get to the top of High Hrothgar?

skyrim 7000 stepsWhile the characters in the game claim there are 7,000 steps to the peak of High Hrothgar, Reddit user Jimeee took the time to count for himself. And here’s what he found out…

There are only 748 steps to High Hrothgar. Yeah, I counted.

Boredom and curiosity got the better of me so I set out on this epic quest. Please note this topic is in jest, Skyrim is awesome and I won’t be taking it back to the store after this shocking discovery!

My studies are as follows:

December 15th, 2011

Why Skyrim is Horrible for the Economy (from

skyrim wiredDave Banks of has an article out today in which he examines how Skyrim is almost completely at fault for the stagnant global economy. How, you ask?

The answer is quite simple: Skyrim is incredible. The game’s world is so big and there are so many quests to complete that those millions of dollars in sales are being nullified by players’ lost productivity and lack of economic participation in the real world.

December 15th, 2011

And the winner of’s 2011 Community Choice Game of the Year is…

skyrim destructoid gotyOut of 2,000 votes cast, Elder Scrolls: Skyrim has beat out Dark Souls, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Portal 2 and Serious Sam 3: BFE to be named‘s Game of the Year 2011 Community Choice winner! This is, of course, a precursor to Destructoid’s official Game of the Year announcement, which will be taking place next week. But in the meantime, congratulations, Bethesda!

December 14th, 2011