Posts Tagged ‘The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion’

Skyrim Approaching Total Sales of Oblivion

NPD Group has just revealed the numbers for November game sales, among which is the news that Skyrim was the second-best selling game of that month. More to the point, Skyrim is just half a million shy of exceeding the lifetime sales of its predecessor, Oblivion. As a point of reference, Oblivion first hit shelves in March of 2006. It has been speculated the reason has to do with Bethesda improving it’s customer segment penetration.

Source: Industry Gamers

Mr. Bubbles, Hero of Cyrodiil Become Best Buddies

Bethesda Softworks and 2K Games recently joined hands in friendship and announced that they are releasing Bioshock and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion as a bundle on July 7. The Xbox 360 version has a price tag of $39.99, and the PC version sells for a bit less at $29.99.

Bethesda to Release Elder Scrolls Novels

Fresh from reanimating Liberty Prime for Fallout 3: Broken Steel, Bethesda’s Pete Hines has announced a deal with Del Ray Books to publish a series of novels for the popular Elder Scrolls games. Continue reading ‘Bethesda to Release Elder Scrolls Novels’ »

Microsoft Slashes Prices

Not content to merely lower the price of the Xbox 360 to as little as $199.99, with the fall comes a special discount on Xbox Live Marketplace downloadable content. Until the end of October, several RPGs will see reduced prices for extras.

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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion – Staff Retroview

“Bigger and mostly better” is one way to describe Oblivion, the fourth installment in the Elder Scrolls series. An ambitious and engagingly epic fantasy RPG, Oblivion improves on many of the problems its predecessors faced. The series’ hallmarks have always been big, sprawling worlds chock full of things to do and rich in detail, with the main plot almost as a side point to the adventures you have along the way. Oblivion capably carries this torch, and admirably gives its plot a stronger focus than that of Morrowind, the previous game in the series. For fans of the series it may be hard to shake the feeling that something’s been lost, but Oblivion does possess undeniable improvements to the gameplay that should appeal to newcomers and veterans alike. Continue reading ‘The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion – Staff Retroview’ »