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Skyrim on Alexa is actually a real thing

Skyrim on Alexa is actually a real thing

Last night, Bethesda poked fun at its penchant for porting Skyrim to any platform that will play it by announcing "Skyrim: Very Special Edition" for Alexa. The trailer it debuted featured Keegan-Michael Key as he navigated the frozen tundra that is Skyrim using voice commands, and at the time, everyone seemed to think it was a pretty good spoof announcement. As it turns out, however, it wasn't a spoof, and Skyrim: Very Special Edition is an Alexa game that actually exists.

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Skyrim VR is coming to Steam next month

Skyrim VR is coming to Steam next month

While most Elder Scrolls fans are probably wondering when Bethesda will finally reveal The Elder Scrolls VI, it turns out the company isn't quite finished with its long line of Skyrim ports. This new port, however, is worth getting excited about, as Bethesda has revealed that it's bringing Skyrim VR to Steam. The launch happens next month, too, so the Steam version of Skyrim VR is just a couple short weeks away.

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Sony’s PlayStation VR trial program proves an instant success

Sony’s PlayStation VR trial program proves an instant success

Just as we were getting ready to head into the weekend, Sony announced a new trial program for the PlayStation VR. Assuming you're selected to participate in the "Try PlayStation VR" program, Sony will send you a PlayStation VR headset and a copy of Skyrim VR to try in your own home for two weeks. As it turns out, that program was wildly successful with gamers from the moment it launched.

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Should you buy Skyrim on Nintendo Switch?

Should you buy Skyrim on Nintendo Switch?

One of the biggest Nintendo Switch surprises came in the form of a game that most people will be familiar with: Skyrim. From the very start, Nintendo has been advertising Skyrim on the Switch, and for good reason, as this is the first time we’ve seen Bethesda’s epic open-world Elder Scrolls series come to Nintendo consoles. As exciting as it may be, Skyrim has been available on various platforms for six years now, and many gamers have already seen what its frozen landscape has to offer. With that in mind, is Skyrim worth purchasing again just because it’s now available on the Switch?

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Skyrim on Nintendo Switch supports video capture feature

Skyrim on Nintendo Switch supports video capture feature

As a console/handheld hybrid, the Nintendo Switch is definitely lacking in terms of hardware power when compared to the PS4 and Xbox One. However, that didn't stop Nintendo from giving the system the ability to record gameplay footage with a software update that was released last month. Unfortunately it seems support for the feature is on a game-by-game basis, as only Nintendo's first-party titles have taken advantage of it.

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Skyrim for Switch and PlayStation VR released today

Skyrim for Switch and PlayStation VR released today

It feels weird that we'd still be talking about Skyrim here in 2017, but believe it or not, the game is heading to two new platforms today. One of those is the Nintendo Switch, and this launch is something we've known about since the Switch was first revealed more than a year ago. If you've always wanted to have a way to play Skyrim on the go, Bethesda and Nintendo have addressed your desires with this new release.

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PlayStation VR is getting a new Skyrim VR bundle

PlayStation VR is getting a new Skyrim VR bundle

Bethesda's eagerness to port Skyrim to any and every platform has become something of a running joke among gamers, but one port many are actually excited for is Skyrim VR. More of a re-imagining than just a simple port, Skyrim VR takes the complete Skyrim experience and - what else? - brings it into the realm of virtual reality. Sony revealed today that Skyrim VR will serve as the pack-in game for a new PSVR bundle.

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Skyrim’s Survival Mode is no longer free after today

Skyrim’s Survival Mode is no longer free after today

Just a quick heads up for those of you who own a copy of Skyrim Special Edition: the hardcore Survival Mode Bethesda has crafted as an exclusive offering for its new Creation Club service will no longer be free after today. Once the sun sets on October 10, the module will cost 500 credits, which translates to about five American dollars.

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Skyrim’s new survival mode DLC might make you angry

Skyrim’s new survival mode DLC might make you angry

Creation Club - the vehicle Bethesda will use to deliver new, paid content to games like Skyrim and Fallout 4 - has entered beta on PC, and to go along with this roll out, Bethesda has announced a new survival mode for Skyrim. Skyrim's survival mode will be distributed exclusively through Creation Club on consoles and PC, and it will ramp up the the game's difficultly in a very significant way.

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Skyrim for Switch release set for holidays 2017

Skyrim for Switch release set for holidays 2017

It seems kind of strange that Skyrim is one of the year's biggest Nintendo Switch releases. After all, the game will be turning an astonishing six years old in November, and if there's a platform that can support it, Bethesda has ported Skyrim to it. Still, Switch owners seem excited by the prospect of Skyrim on the go, turning this particular port into a highly anticipated release.

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Skyrim: Special Edition is free to play on Xbox One and PC this weekend

Skyrim: Special Edition is free to play on Xbox One and PC this weekend

If you're one of the six people left on Earth who haven't played Skyrim yet, then Microsoft, Valve, and Bethesda have some very exciting news for you. Skyrim: Special Edition will be free to play this weekend on Xbox One and Steam, giving you the chance to dive into the cold, harsh lands of Skyrim at no initial cost. This free weekend is already underway, so you can download the game now and start playing right away.

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Skyrim, Doom, and Fallout 4 VR release dates announced

Skyrim, Doom, and Fallout 4 VR release dates announced

QuakeCon 2017 kicks off tomorrow, but even before the show gets underway, Bethesda is already making big announcements. The company has chosen to kick off its QuakeCon festivities by announcing the release dates for the VR versions of Fallout 4, Doom, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. They'll all be out this year, too, so if you've got a VR headset, you'll have three excellent titles to play by the time Christmas rolls around.

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