Skyrim’s First Downloadable Content? Dawnguard

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#101 Posted by AngelN7 (2970 posts) -

This makes me thing I should wait for the GOTY edition and get all that sweet content for free , besides the PS3 version still plays pretty bad or is it fix now?

#102 Posted by Mordi (553 posts) -

@InternetDetective said:

Linear games are for people with no imagination.

Yeah, man. Also, books are for people with no imagination.

#103 Posted by Scrawnto (2434 posts) -

Hey, before you guys freak out, remember:

DLC was announced to be a timed exclusive for the Xbox for Fallout 3 too, but it came out on the same day on the PC! It was only the console availability that was timed exclusive. Though with Windows Live gone from Skyrim, who knows if that's how it will go this time around.

#104 Posted by TheHBK (5463 posts) -

I just skeeted

#105 Posted by Saganomics (183 posts) -

@Skykin said:

@FoxMulder said:

@Ravelle said:

I stopped because of the terrible framerate drops on the PS3, is it safe to go back now?

The PS3 is much much better now because of the patches. It's still a Bethesda game so it will have problems here and there, which the Xbox has also, but it is easily much more playable now!

I think the PS3 version is still very broken. I have all versions in my house. My roommate plays the PS3 copy, and I watch her play pretty often. Anyways, after the latest patch on PS3 EVERYTIME, every single time she goes into any water the game freezes and requires her to shut off the system. I told her that starting over would probably fix it, since the save she was playing was still from release. She started over and the first time she jumps into the water (in whatever that first town is) the game crashes the system.

Before that update I honestly didn't see anything with the PS3 version that would make it unplayable, but now... I wouldn't even play it if that was my only choice. (Which thank god its not)

Anyways my two cents on the issue. Obviously the problem isn't that widespread or I would have heard about it elsewhere, but anyone assuming the PS3 version is all "fixed" up is sadly wrong :( I think they've backtracked.

Have your friend delete her game install data (not her actual character save data) and reinstall and patch it back up. The hard lock on entering water thing is a common issue with the latest patch, but this fixes it for most people.

#106 Posted by Einherjar (71 posts) -

What, no horse armour?

#107 Posted by yevinorion (691 posts) -

Awesome, I just finished getting the 1000/1000 achievements, even still there's a lot of content in this game I haven't done yet. I was kinda burnt out, but by summer I'm sure I'll be ready to get back in.

#108 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

My save file is ready.

#109 Posted by TomA (2531 posts) -

360 first? Fuck that.

#110 Posted by DrJota (700 posts) -

@Fattony12000 said:

I see what you did there.

#111 Posted by BBQBram (2200 posts) -

Oh that's right, still need to buy Skyrim.

#112 Posted by Tennmuerti (7998 posts) -

Need more actual info.
Before deciding if i should be interested or not.

#113 Posted by Jackel2072 (2236 posts) -
@TomA said:

360 first? Fuck that.

#114 Posted by EmeraldGFX (9 posts) -

ASSUMING DIRECT CONTROL

#115 Posted by stryker1121 (1343 posts) -

@nick_verissimo said:

More like Dong Guard, right you guys? Hahaha, but ya, take my money already...

I would have gone with "Schlong Guard," but this works, too.

#116 Posted by stryker1121 (1343 posts) -

As someone from the archaic land of No Xbox Live, I'm hoping this gets a disc-based release. Any chance of this?

#117 Posted by Doppelgamer (308 posts) -

Nothing surprising here. Bethesda nearly always does this, just as they nearly always design great games, but fail to program them properly. (Thank goodness for fan patches on the PC.)

#118 Posted by Finch (96 posts) -

@Swick said:

#yawnguard

#119 Posted by tourgen (4427 posts) -

dude with head tilted down, looking forward angrily. Getting to be a comical trend in box art.

#120 Edited by AlexW00d (6182 posts) -

@Bourbon_Warrior said:

@Krakn3Dfx said:

@Bourbon_Warrior said:

@Krakn3Dfx said:

I wonder how substantial this will be.

Also, fuck this Bethesda/MS timed exclusive shit. As a PC gamer who saw how Bethesda basically sold PS3 gamers a crap ass bill of goods with the base game, if anything PS3 customers should be getting this early.

Bethesda has slowly risen to Capcom/EA/Activision levels of douchebaggery when it comes to how they treat their customer base.

When has the PS3 ever had a good open world game? Its a inferior system.

Infamous, Prototype, GTA4, Red Dead Redemption, Saint's Row the Third, the Assassin's Creed series, Farcry 2, The Saboteur, all games that ran fine on the PS3.

Bethesda has been dragging out the same bugged out, dated engine for their games since Morrowind, updating it on an iterative basis with a few bells and whistles to impress the eye candy masses while at the same time dragging it down by not addressing core issues.

I personally would never buy a Bethesda open world game on anything but the PC, at least then you have a chance that when the developers don't fix the problems, the user community usually will.

All those games performed better on a 360 apart from infamous which was quite a small world anyway.

Except for RDR and GTA4, and all of the Assassin's Creed games, and the Saboteur, all of which ran better on PS3. You're just pulling stuff out your ass in some weird fanboy manner.

#121 Posted by Zacagawea (1581 posts) -

Will buy. Might have to start a new character if this doesn't add a respec ability though. Kind of sucks but, hey, at least the game won't be as easy.

#122 Posted by pyide (137 posts) -

@stryker1121 said:

As someone from the archaic land of No Xbox Live, I'm hoping this gets a disc-based release. Any chance of this?

It's possible, they did put Shivering Isles for Oblivion out as a retail disc expansion in addition to download. If this addon is not significant enough to warrant that, you may have to wait for a GOTY type bundle later this year.

I'm confused though, how do you not have Xbox Live yet can still access the internet to post this? You aren't going to need a Gold subscription to purchase and download it.

#123 Posted by Humanity (8808 posts) -

@Rolyatkcinmai said:

@Humanity said:

@Rolyatkcinmai said:

Did you play the shitty version of Skyrim? Well congrats, you get DLC first.

The shitty version of Skyrim is the PS3 unless that was just console hate.

I love my consoles.

Don't play Skyrim on a console.

I didn't have any issues with Skryim while playing on the 360. Never crashed for me once or had terrible lag. Apart from the game being somewhat dull like most Bethesda games it performed well technically. My pc would not run it any better than the 360 and I'd probably be seeing many more inconsistent lag spikes etc on there. Hey I'm even playing Witcher 2 on the 360 as we speak, crazy huh? It's also just fine on a console.

#124 Posted by Nux (2305 posts) -

Looks like it's time for more Skyrim.

#125 Posted by vaportra1l (270 posts) -

Ah well, by the time it comes to other platforms I probably won't care.

#126 Posted by PixelPrinny (1030 posts) -

Just got back into Skyrim so I'm certainly looking forward to this :D

#127 Posted by spazmaster666 (1965 posts) -

@Humanity said:

I didn't have any issues with Skryim while playing on the 360. Never crashed for me once or had terrible lag. Apart from the game being somewhat dull like most Bethesda games it performed well technically. My pc would not run it any better than the 360 and I'd probably be seeing many more inconsistent lag spikes etc on there. Hey I'm even playing Witcher 2 on the 360 as we speak, crazy huh? It's also just fine on a console.

If you're a hoarder like me, then the console versions can be very laggy since there is simply not enough memory onboard to properly deal with a large number of items in your inventory or inside a chest, container, etc. This can also have a big impact on loading times as well. If you fill your house with a ton of items for instance, loading times will shoot way up. The reason why this doesn't happen on a PC is because it has much more RAM (and thus it would take many many more items before lag sets in). Even a low-end PC these days will have at least 2-4 GB of RAM while the 360 only has 512MB shared and the PS3 has 256MB dedicated.

#128 Posted by Grimluck343 (1148 posts) -

Sucks it's xbox first but whatever MORE SKYRIM! MY BODY HAS NEVER BEEN MORE READY!

#129 Posted by TREX_1337 (2 posts) -

can't wait

#130 Posted by MistaSparkle (2148 posts) -

I'm excited, but I must finish the original game first...

#131 Posted by insane_shadowblade85 (1388 posts) -

I still need to beat Skyrim but I get so side tracked in that game that it probably won't happen for a while.

#132 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4307 posts) -

Meh, I guess Ill play Skyrim again....  If theres DLC where you get to kill those two dragon killer people or whatever theyre called Ill be on board right away

#133 Posted by FoxMulder (1626 posts) -

@spazmaster666: Same thing with me. Do you know if getting rid of saved items will knock the load times back down? My first character's load times are about 40 seconds which is frustrating. I made a 2nd character that only carries what they need. I'd like to have my first one be playable for DLC and stuff.

#134 Edited by Hashbrowns (650 posts) -

@AlexW00d said:

@Except for RDR and GTA4, and all of the Assassin's Creed games, and the Saboteur, all of which ran better on PS3. You're just pulling stuff out your ass in some weird fanboy manner.

I think you might be mistaken on a few of those.

Red Dead Redemption's softer and murkier visuals on the PS3 were pretty well documented. Similar issues occurred with GTA IV, but if I remember correctly the only major difference there was the PS3 rendering at a lower resolution but managing a slightly smoother frame-rate in a few cases, so take your pick. The majority of reviews and analysis I read mentioned the Assassin's Creed games being sharper and running more consistently on the X360. I distinctly remember Kevin VanOrd's review only because he mentioned the PS3 version was smoother, and that the consensus of virtually every other review was the opposite case.

Maybe the Saboteur ran better, I don't know. You could mention Portal 2, which definitely looked better on the PS3. The PS3 is a fine system, I really like mine, but I have to acknowledge it must be a booger to program for.

#135 Posted by Corvak (898 posts) -

Microsoft paid out the big money to get this first, so their users could bugfix this thing before it hits Steam.

#136 Posted by spazmaster666 (1965 posts) -

@FoxMulder said:

@spazmaster666: Same thing with me. Do you know if getting rid of saved items will knock the load times back down? My first character's load times are about 40 seconds which is frustrating. I made a 2nd character that only carries what they need. I'd like to have my first one be playable for DLC and stuff.

The best thing may be to put all your unneeded items into a corpse, since those will eventually disappear.

#137 Posted by RecSpec (3763 posts) -

Grunka lunka dinkity dawnguard.

#138 Posted by gunslingerNZ (1899 posts) -

Gah timed exclusive? Why must PC users suffer for console competition. Oh well plenty of stuff left to complete in Skyrim for the time being.

#139 Posted by ComradeKhan (687 posts) -
@Fattony12000 said:
  
#140 Posted by MrKlorox (11206 posts) -

I wonder how much of the DLC would work on the PC version if it was extracted from the 360 download. I bet we'll find out.

#141 Posted by Asmundergunderson (32 posts) -

@RecSpec said:

Grunka lunka dinkity dawnguard.

SHUT THE HELL UP.

That was an awesome episode.

#142 Posted by Unchained (1080 posts) -

They said from the start that DLC would be 360 timed exclusive. You'll only have a wait a month or so before you can play on PC or PS3. I'll play it first on 360 and then later on PC. No big deal.

#143 Edited by xyzygy (9892 posts) -

@seanfoster said:

After playing The Witcher 2, all this Skyrim stuff seems so quaint.

Yeah I know. Where's all the incest, rape, regicide, and nudity?

Skyrim will feel boring going back to after The Witcher 2. Combat is slow and dull, the world is lifeless, story is weak, dungeons are devoid of anything interesting...

@Krakn3Dfx said:

I wonder how substantial this will be.

Also, fuck this Bethesda/MS timed exclusive shit. As a PC gamer who saw how Bethesda basically sold PS3 gamers a crap ass bill of goods with the base game, if anything PS3 customers should be getting this early.

Bethesda has slowly risen to Capcom/EA/Activision levels of douchebaggery when it comes to how they treat their customer base.

Not sure if you heard, but Microsoft also makes Windows.

#144 Posted by Joker369 (868 posts) -

Still need to finish the game proper

#145 Posted by thebigJ_A (996 posts) -

Vampires? Oh what I wouldn't give for Skyrim to have those secret vampire clans, with their own quest lines from Skyrim. If you got infected by a vampire from a certain clan, you could join it (if you could find it).

#146 Posted by Mikemcn (6955 posts) -
@ChosenOne

I want Vigilants of Stendarr quests, so I can hunt all the Daedra.

Because that always goes well, maybe a dlc where you hunt down and beat into submisson every vigilant of stendarr for Malog bal
#147 Posted by NegativeCero (2976 posts) -

Cool, haven't played Skyrim in a while.

#148 Posted by Agent072 (9 posts) -

@NegativeCero: Why not?

Online
#149 Posted by NegativeCero (2976 posts) -
@Agent072: Just did everything I wanted to do. And I can't be bothered to create another character.
#150 Posted by DesertDog (20 posts) -

@thebigJ_A said:

Vampires? Oh what I wouldn't give for Skyrim to have those secret vampire clans, with their own quest lines from Morrowind. If you got infected by a vampire from a certain clan, you could join it (if you could find it).

Corrected. You're welcome. Also yes. Also they won't. Also it obviously refers to Meridia's quest line and the entire business of her not liking dead things at all. Look at the Dovahkiin's eyes. Dawnbreaker was one of my favorite swords that I played with that entire game. His eyes are basically the same as that sword's glowing mini-sun in the middle.

This would be in line with Oblivion's expansion where you not only had a main game Deadric statue quest for Sheogorath but also the expansion let you travel to his realm. Perhaps we shall travel to Meridia's realm or help and fight against an undead invasion or something.

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