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Is that Surprised Cthulu?

I’ve totally missed the critical reception to Skyrim add-on Dragonborn, but operating on the no news is good news principle I’ll presume that people aren’t generally wanting to kill it with fire. Or maybe they’re still locked in shocked, appalled silence. I’ll find out very soon, as the PC version of the Morrowind-set, dragon power-boosting DLC is now available. (more…)

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The Magic of Skyrim Mods: A Naked Man Swimming in CabbageJust when you think you've seen it all, you really have not. The wonderful world of Skyrim mods never ceases to delight and amaze.



These screenshots recently popped up online in Japan, with a forum commenter pointing out that The Elders Scrolls V: Skyrim was a game in which you could play in a river of cabbage.





The Magic of Skyrim Mods: A Naked Man Swimming in CabbageRunning into the cool, crisp cabbage.

The Magic of Skyrim Mods: A Naked Man Swimming in Cabbage Plunging in.

The Magic of Skyrim Mods: A Naked Man Swimming in Cabbage Submerging oneself in the vegetable river.

The Magic of Skyrim Mods: A Naked Man Swimming in Cabbage Flying through the air on a cabbage. Buck naked. As one would.

The Magic of Skyrim Mods: A Naked Man Swimming in Cabbage The end.

スカイリムって山からチーズ落としたりキャベツ川に流して遊ぶゲームだろ [豚メシ速報]





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63 days after its original console release, Skyrim's Dragonborn DLC has finally appeared on Steam. With luck, you've been able to avoid too many spoilers from your thumbstick-using friends.



For those of you just joining us, the $20/£14 add-on reintroduces Solstheim (the island setting for the Morrowind expansion, Bloodmoon), and adds rideable dragons, a new Daedric realm, and a new main antagonist to contend with.



Bethesda hasn't explained the delay, which was almost twice as long as the one between the 360 and PC releases of Dawnguard, the previous story DLC. Personally, I'm just happy to finally have more Skyrim to chew on. And, as always, we've had plenty of mods to keep us company in the meantime.



What's the first thing you plan to do on Solstheim?
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dragonborn, all new content for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is Now Available on Steam.

With 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 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.

- Explore Beyond Skyrim – Leave the province of Skyrim and travel to the coastal island of Solstheim. Encounter the Dark Elven settlers of Raven Rock and the native Skaal, as you unravel the mystery of a Dragonborn’s return.

- Become the Ultimate Dragonborn – Harness the power of the Voice as you face off against the first Dragonborn. Wield new shouts and spells including Dragon Aspect – allowing you to summon the inner power of a dragon to deliver colossal blows and strengthen other shouts.

- New Powers – Discover dark powers as you journey into a new Daedric realm. Collect books of forbidden knowledge and choose new paths for your skills and abilities.

- New dungeons, creatures, weapons, and more – Suit up in Bonemold and Chitin armors and wield Stalhrim weapons as you navigate through a myriad of dungeons. Battle formidable foes like Ash Spawn, Rieklings, and more.

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Most Skyrim mods furnish Bethesda's sprawling steppes with prettier pixels, more gear, or more punishment. The tenacious team at SureAI, however, has an even more ambitious project in the works: Enderal: The Shards of Order, a total conversion package and the sequel to the Oblivion mod Nehrim: At Fate's Edge, our 2010 Mod of the Year.



Promised to be a continuation of Nehrim's massive scale and intricate storytelling, Enderal looks just as meticulously planned as any studio-born RPG. SureAI wants "more player decisions and deeper characters" for a theme of "fantasy for adults where it's dirty and immersive, and there are no fairies." Like Nehrim, Enderal's skill system splits from Skyrim's by awarding points per level gained to trade for increasingly powerful abilities.



Enderal: The Shards of Order's fairy-less fantasy doesn't have a release date yet, but SureAI's screenshots already show a world full of color and character. Have a look at some samples below, and be sure to stop by the mod's official website.



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A dragon gets its own "heeere's JOHNNY!" moment in this Skyrim pic from consistently excellent screenshot taker, Chewiemuse. It's got it all. Fire, a surprised Dark Elf, misty green underbrush tones that set off the inferno and a big inquisitive lizard. Bethesda's dragon designs seem to work better when the beasts are stationary. It's easy to imagine that head mounted on your wall above the fireplace. Perfect for freaking out visiting Jehova's Witnesses.











Alice: Madness Returns

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Here's the first of a couple of shots from Nic Clapper that'll be featured in this round-up. Alice: Madness Returns is absurdly colourful most of the time, but this well composed shot captures the darker side of Wonderland rather well. If you like good screenshots I'd heartily recommend having a glance over his Flickr account, which features shots like this one from Mirror's Edge, this one from Rage and this from Chronicles of Riddick. Lovely stuff.











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I always wanted to saddle up Skyrim's Saber Cats and ride them across the frozen tundra. They did not prove co-operative, which led to many scenes similar to the shot above. It turns out all I needed was this Saber Cat Mount mod, but don't tell Chewiemuse that or he'll stop fighting them and taking sweet pictures. It's the fine details that really sell this scrap, like the crisp footprints these combatants have left in the snow.











Deus Ex: Human Revolution

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An artful shot of one of a ceiling in Deus Ex: Human Revolution. This shot made me realise that I've obviously never looked up in Human Revolution , and that ceilings are weird in the future. There's something very calming about this one that I can't put my finger on. Perhaps it's the gentle golden gradient that shifts from light into shadow. Perhaps it's the sight of all that pristine geometry at a skewed angle. I have no idea. All I know is that it's now my desktop background.











Deux Ex: Human Revolution

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I don't know about you, but I suddenly want to play Human Revolution again. It was never a graphical powerhouse, but Eidos Montreal did a great job of turning their gorgeous concept art into game assets, and created a restrained and elegant vision of our augmented future. There's a slight smokiness intruding on the pragmatic corporate design that hints at the smog outside, and there's a bit of an ENB filter on to up the contrast and deepen those shadows.











Project Cars

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It wouldn't be a screenshot round-up without Project Cars, the pretty and intensely detailed racing sim from Slightly Mad Studios, which seems to have spawned more screenshots on our forums than any other game (except perhaps Skyrim). It's easy to see why. Sunshine shots show off the vehicles' reflective surfaces nicely enough but this image from Leviathan demonstrates a different mood more in line with the traditional British weather we've been experiencing recently. But completely uniform blank grey skies can be beautiful too, right> RIGHT?



That's your lot for now. Reckon you could do better? We'd love to see more of your screenshots, and you never know, they might end up in future round-ups here on PCGamer.com. Submit your entries, or peruse our readers' fine works on our forums.
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Bethesda have made a number of soundtracks from their back-catalogue available digitally, many for the first time. Albums for Dishonored, Rage, the two Fallouts, as well as Jeremy Soule's excellent Elder Scrolls scores have been released. Now you can pretend that simple chores are epic undertakings, re-imagining your vacuuming as a fight against giant spiders and their webs. It's not just me that does that, right?



Most of the soundtracks are available for £8, although the 53 track Skyrim score is inevitably a bit costlier at £15. The only problem with the deal is that they've only been released to iTunes, Apples abhorrent mess of music store. Is a Spotify upload really too much to ask for?



Still, battling against the creaking iTunes may just be worth it for songs like this.



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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dragonborn is Now Available for Pre-Purchase on Steam!

With 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 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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Looks a bit like Robyn?

SWTOR got it wrong – oh so very wrong – but here we are once again, looking at a mega-bucks MMO that could> make World of Warcraft wriggle around uncomfortably, like it’s wearing underwear a size too small. Like it or not, Skyrim is a game which crossed to The Other Side, that strange and terrifying world of people who play games but don’t follow gaming. Y’know, Normals. As such, Bethesda’s upcoming massively multiplayer monster-stabber The Elder Scrolls Online has at least a chance at a very big audience, not purely the MMO-educated. We shall see!

Today’s big news, though, is that Bethesda have opened up beta sign-ups for TESO, and they have a fancy-pants new trailer too. Guess where I’ve put that? (more…)

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