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Elder Scrolls Online Gets New Trailer, Will Be Free to Play on PS4 / Xbox ONE

For those who don’t know, Elder Scrolls Online from Zenimax Online Studios and Bethesda Softworks will be completely free to play when it releases for the Xbox ONE and PlayStation 4 systems on June 9, 2015 although you’ll still have to buy the game itself to gain access. The MMORPG title currently available for Windows PC and Mac OS X computer platforms has received mixed reviews and feedback from the gaming community / press with some claiming it’s everything they ever wanted in an Elder Scrolls multiplayer adaption despite leaving some things to be desired in the opinions of others who are less impressed. This summer, for the first time, console-only gamers will get to find out what they feel about the MMORPG version for one of the industry’s favorite Western Action RPG franchises. Take a look at the latest trailer below which launched yesterday showcasing the game’s world, dungeons, daily challenges, customization systems, animations, many content updates, and more.

Elder Scrolls Online – Tamriel Unlimited Trailer:

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The Elder Scrolls Online – The Confrontation Cinematic [HD]

The Confrontation Cinematic of The Elder Scrolls Online.

Genre(s): MMORPG
Platform(s): Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Bethesda Softworks
Developer(s): ZeniMax Online Studios
Release Date (NA): April 4th, 2014 (PC, Mac), TBA June 2014 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

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USA Pre-Order Chart; Call of Duty Still on Top, Elder Scrolls Online Drops

For the week of September 27, 2014, the X1 version of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare continues to sit atop the pre-order chart in the US. With an almost 6,000 increase since the previous week, the upcoming first-person shooter is estimated at 152, 377. While it saw a small increase of only 631 pre-orders, The Order: 1886 held onto its #2 spot with 140,95.

The top 10 remained largely unchanged, with only the PS4 version of Advanced Warfare and the X1 version of The Elder Scrolls Online trading places. An increase of 4,609 resulted in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare for the PlayStation 4 taking the number 6 spot (92,307) and EOS dropping to number 7 (89,642) with a miniscule increase of only 176 pre-orders. The fact that a new release date still hasn’t been revealed for the console versions — as well as any new info about the game in general, could be the reason for such little change. It’s safe to say it will continue to drop in the coming weeks.

You can view the full top 40 chart below which welcomes a few new games to the list including the PS4 version of WWE 2K15. Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V for PS4 and Xbox One has yet to debut in the top 40, despite being one month away from its November release date.

Note* These estimates are for physical pre-orders and do not include digital.

USA Pre-Order Chart

Week Ending 27th Sep 2014

Pos Game Weeks to Launch Weekly Change Total
1
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (XOne)
Activision, Shooter
6 5,897 152,377
2
The Order 1866 (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Shooter
N/A 631 140,915
3
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (X360)
Activision, Shooter
6 3,729 112,253
4
Dying Light (PS4)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
18 397 97,949
5
Driveclub (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
2 1,004 95,538
6
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PS4)
Activision, Shooter
6 4,609 92,307
7
The Elder Scrolls Online (XOne)
Bethesda Softworks, Action
N/A 176 89,642
8
Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
N/A 2,625 86,989
9
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PS4)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Role-Playing
N/A 776 84,783
10
Assassin’s Creed: Unity (PS4)
Ubisoft, Action
7 2,608 84,467
11
Dragon Age: Inquisition (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Role-Playing
2 1,492 82,077
12
The Elder Scrolls Online (PS4)
Bethesda Softworks, Action
N/A 350 76,324
13
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (3DS)
Nintendo, Fighting
1 11,140 70,120
14
The Crew (PS4)
Ubisoft, Racing
7 582 70,002
15
Pokemon Omega Ruby (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
8 5,330 69,854
16
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (3DS)
Atlus, Role-Playing
9 1,474 69,565
17
Halo: The Master Chief Collection (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Action
7 842 68,097
18
Dragon Age: Inquisition (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Role-Playing
2 1,139 67,740
19
Halo 5: Guardians (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
N/A 287 63,845
20
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor (PS4)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
1 7,509 60,264
21
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX (PS3)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
10 1,948 60,233
22
Assassin’s Creed: Unity (XOne)
Ubisoft, Action
7 1,924 55,413
23
Dying Light (XOne)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
18 155 53,457
24
Kingdom Hearts III (PS4)
Disney Interactive Studios, Role-Playing
N/A 210 49,270
25
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
6 2,432 49,061
26
Bayonetta 2 (WiiU)
PlatinumGames, Action
4 1,603 48,985
27
Batman: Arkham Knight (XOne)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
N/A 835 47,960
28
The Evil Within (PS4)
Bethesda Softworks, Action
4 1,463 47,888
29
Far Cry 4 (PS4)
Ubisoft, Shooter
8 1,307 47,418
30
Tom Clancy’s The Division (PS4)
Ubisoft, Role-Playing
N/A 529 46,110
31
The Crew (XOne)
Ubisoft, Racing
7 484 45,964
32
Dragon Age III: Inquisition (PC)
Electronic Arts, Role-Playing
2 981 43,263
33
Dragon Age III: Inquisition (X360)
Electronic Arts, Role-Playing
2 1,029 42,190
34
Sunset Overdrive (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
5 2,266 41,816
35
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PC)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Role-Playing
N/A 480 41,800
36
Dying Light (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
18 194 39,397
37
WWE 2K15 (PS4)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
14 1,450 38,299
38
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (XOne)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Role-Playing
N/A 598 38,008
39
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
3 3,391 37,299
40
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor (XOne)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
1 4,292 36,330

Source: VGChartz

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Elder Scrolls Online Review

Alright let me start off by saying this review is for leveling through 1-50. The game is not even half way over for me as I explore Veteran Ranks and even with that said I have over 5 days of time played. I can easily say that there is no other MMO like TESO that has brought me this much binge playing thus far. I have played few games in between and have craved the game when I am not on it. My sleep schedule has taken a toll as hours fly by and I am never aware of the time. The Elder Scrolls Online is almost exactly how I want it to be. It has the exploration I seek, the thrilling PvP I crave, and a crafting system that actually takes time. I was not very excited for this game and bought it last minute during a spur of the moment type of deal. I am very happy with what I have gotten to play and what I have experienced. While there are some issues I only encounter them only so often and understand they are working them out. I am an avid MMOer and have played many games on launch so bugs, glitches, bot, and just general annoyances of launches are nothing new to me and barely phase me, but if they do to you then you should wait for a month or two, but even then this game is just plain out fun.

Exploration is a huge thing in the Elder Scrolls series and it holds up well in the MMO adaption of the game. I sheltered myself from the game before it came out and was on the fence the week before it launched. While playing you notice a couple of things. The exploration is not hindered like many MMOs. It is on a smaller scale than the normal Elder Scrolls games, but it is great compared to most recent MMOs. The sites are beautiful, the zones are interesting, and the shards add some mystery to the game. You can quest and explore while doing so, finding public dungeons, open dungeons, mundus stones, world bosses, raw materials, treasure chests, and just random sites. The zones are large and offer something different than the previous zone. While playing I got a very nostalgic feeling of exploration and curiosity. You can find a good amount of stuff form exploring and it really brings an element that has not been seen in MMOs for some time.

Now, lets go forward to PvP. Which is pretty amazing if you can find a group, guild, or get in to the right campaign. There are several campaigns for the PvP and depending on which you pick you could be winning, tied, or getting crushed. The PvP zone Cryodiil itself is giant with plenty of things to do. You can hunt down the Skyshards, attempt to take keeps, take resources, or hunt down players. No matter what you do though the time speeds by. During actually sieges the fine details are what really matter. The walls show damage, battering rams actually reveal cracks in the doors so that you can see other players, and it is overall an actual challenge for players. You have to follow the numbers and you have to be organized. PvP is not something you can just do and while that may dissatisfy some loners it is not meant for you. You can’t take a keep by yourself and you can’t defend one alone either. There isn’t much you can do alone except get ran over. The PvP also has some PvE flair as you can do quests and to take keeps as well as resources you have to kill the guarding NPCs. I have not fought an Emperor, but seeing videos they look like the main attraction in a raid, requiring large amounts of people to focus him.

The combat can be very exciting, but at times can be very buggy as well. In some instances the combat can bug out and basically kill you, but when this doesn’t happen the combat is fluid, fun, and very much alike to previous Elder Scroll games. It is a different pace from most MMOs and makes auto targeting a thing of the past. While some other MMOs have done this it hasn’t really picked up in the mainstream. You can have 5 abilities, an ult, and at level 15 you unlock a second set that you can switch to even in combat. While the combat isn’t anything revolutionizing to me it is still fun and a great addition to the game itself. The spot where the combat shines is synergy, synergy is an effect that occurs with several spells and requires your group to activate them. Spells like Choking Talons which hold enemies in to place have a synergy ability that deal damage when it notifies members of your group to press ‘x’. The synergy feature adds in a whole new level of combat especially for dungeons. The combat can have its ups and downs, but this is really one of the first MMOs where I have grinded (By choice) and haven’t been insanely bored. As with groups of 3 or more the game gets really hard and forces you to focus. You can’t really expect to run in to large groups and easily come out alive.

The crafting system in the game so far is fantastic. You have to put time and effort in to the actual system. The system makes you find Motifs in order to actually craft certain styles. The motifs can be found in many places and aren’t overall very hard to find, but you need them to craft different styles. The styles include all the races as well as Primal, Barbaric, Ancient Elves, and Daedric. Moving forward you have to research traits on your items. The traits give your item a great bonus such as stronger enchantments, stronger armor, spell resistance, etc etc. After you research a trait the time for the next trait doubles and overall it takes 60 days for a player to research every trait for just one item. If you level up your crafting eventually you can research 3 traits at a time. The traits are also only found on existing items that you have to use to research them and are destroyed in the process. In order to get the best gear possible you would have to research all 8 traits on every piece of armor you wanted which can take up to 60 days for a single piece. While searching for some items can feel tedious it is all worth it in the long run.

Overall The Elder Scrolls Online is an MMO worth playing. It has beautiful scenery, beautiful graphics, and a huge map that people will surely enjoy. Exploration is rewarded in a great way and leveling overall is fun. The combat is fluid, the PvE content is difficult, the PvP can be epic, and the game is beautiful. Overall this game is an Elder Scrolls game, but online. While there are some major complaints such as bugs, bots, exploits, and glitches those are not a definite part of the game and I will not be reviewing them. I am reviewing the game itself and what is meant to happen. There is no point in reviewing a game based on temporary set backs in which the developers are tirelessly working out. This game is worth playing and any Elder Scrolls fan should definitely check it out. It is a huge game with a huge future that can only be halted by its developers. I am addicted to this game and have not been able to pull myself away from it too often. The game truly feels like an Elder Scrolls game and is something I’ve been wanting for some time. If you can ignore the bugs of an MMO at launch then it is very easy for me to recommend this game to you. Really for me the only thing holding down Elder Scrolls Online is Zenimax. They have to hear customers and respond in a timely manner. The future for me looks very bright as they already have their first content patch on the way and have been very interactive with the community.

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 9/10

RGN Rating: Gold Game

Developer: ZeniMax Online Studios

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

Available On: PC

Review Copy Info: A physical copy of this game was purchased by RealGamerNewz for the purpose of this review.

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The Elder Scrolls Online – Craglorn: First Adventure Zone Trailer [HD 1080P]

The Craglorn: First Adventure Zone Trailer of The Elder Scrolls Online is presented below in Full 1080P High Definition.

Genre(s): MMORPG
Platform(s): Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Bethesda Softworks
Developer(s): ZeniMax Online Studios
Release Date (NA): April 4th, 2014 (PC, Mac), TBA June 2014 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

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The Elder Scrolls Online – Creating Ambient Music Trailer [HD 1080P]

The Creating Ambient Music Trailer of The Elder Scrolls Online is presented below in Full 1080P High Definition.

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Will Console MMOs Have A Profitable Future On X1 / PS4 ?

This March Sony Online Entertainment will be turning off the servers for Clone Wars Adventures and Free Realms (which also operates on PS3) in a process that SOE calls ‘sunset’ in which the game’s characters will not be kept by long-time subscribers and the online game-world essentially comes to an ending.

With all of the resources it takes to see an MMO run well, it is still sad to see them go for people who might still play. It’s a shame that Free Realms is joining the high list of MMO attempts that have failed to convert a large number of console users. The fate of other console MMO’s coming forth this generation for PlayStation 4 and Xbox ONE include Elder Scrolls Online by Zenimax Online / Bethesda and the PS4 version of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn from Square Enix.

A lot has changed since the days of the PS3 MMO attempts and the cancelled Xbox 360 ports such as Champions Online and the Marvel Universe MMO. PlayStation NOW has been announced and the PS4’s streaming / downloading capabilities are more advanced than the PlayStation 3’s ever were. Sony has a higher chance than ever at being able to score reduced fees on MMO experiences through the PlayStation Plus discount service that has grown into a formidable opponent for the Xbox LIVE GOLD package and hopefully Microsoft will be much more helpful with MMO developers / publishers both super-massive like Square Enix or Bethesda and to the more indie-based companies like Digital Extremes who are rumored to be releasing an Xbox ONE version of PS4 / PC co-op game Warframe.

Alongside the news of cancellations (Wizardry Online and Vanguard: Saga of Heroes will also be shut down on July 31, 2014) Sony Online Entertainment is also touting new investments in the MMO world for the PlayStation 4 and Windows PC platforms including of course EverQuest Next, Kingdom Under Fire 2, Planetside 2, Deep Down, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Elder Scrolls Online, and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. A new unannounced MMO game recently was teased by SOE as an upcoming “home” for Star Wars Galaxies fans as well.

Given the history of titles eventually removing online fees (like DC Universe Online did on PS3), when it comes to console MMOs an increased challenge is met by attempting to convince a customer-base used to trade-in offers and game-hopping every year to invest monthly in an MMO separately from what they already pay for a service such as XBL Gold or PS+. This fee system seems to be the main opponent to successful launches on the console platform and Elder Scrolls Online in addition to these other next-gen MMO projects will be an interesting indicator if anything has changed in that regard for PS4 / X1.

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The Elder Scrolls Online – Be Who You Want to Be Trailer [HD 1080P]

The Be Who You Want to Be Trailer of The Elder Scrolls Online.

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The Elder Scrolls Online – Character Creation Trailer [HD 1080P]

The Character Creation Trailer of The Elder Scrolls Online.

 

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The Elder Scrolls Online – The Flame Atronach Trailer

The Flame Atronach Trailer of The Elder Scrolls Online has been released by Bethesda for the upcoming MMORPG which will release on Xbox ONE, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC in 2014. Click here to sign up for the Beta today!

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The Elder Scrolls Online – Creating The Scamp Trailer [HD]

The following trailer of The Elder Scrolls Online has been release by Bethesda today.

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RGN Daily News #36: New Black Ops II DLC + More News

The RealGamerNewz brings together all of today’s news including the confirmation of our earlier rumor of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2’s new DLC including “Buried” cowboy zombies mode and 4 new multiplayer maps. We also discuss a lot of other topics including shootings related to gaming, the latest DLC and game releases, and more. Apologies for all who were waiting for today’s episode which arrives a little later than usual due to a few technical difficulties.

Some of the topics discussed include:

-Oddworld: New N Tasty Not Releasing on Xbox ONE After All

-Black Ops 2: Vengeance DLC Rumor Confirmed

-DriveClub PS+ Edition Explained by Sony… Again

-inFamous Second Son Could Have Multiplayer

-Today’s Deals on Games

-State of Decay Xbox 360 Exclusive Sales Figures

-TitanFall Will Arrive on Windows PC and Xbox ONE

-Elder Scrolls Online and Monster Hunter Online Beta Invites Arrive

-Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection Releasing July 9, 2013

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Bethesda Releases Journey to Coldharbour Video of Oblivion Realm of Elder Scrolls Online

As Bethesda Softworks heads to the approach of The Elder Scrolls Online’s eventual release on Windows PC and Mac OS X, players can now sign up to Beta test the game. E-mails were sent out today sending players to the following address (CLICK HERE) to sign up for the Beta today. If you’ve already signed up, it appears you’ll have the option to do so again.

Here’s a quote thanking players after the signup is completed:

“The moment you have been eagerly awaiting is finally here! Now is the time for future members of the Aldmeri Dominion, Daggerfall Covenant, and Ebonheart Pact to rally and show your support!”

Check out the recently released Journey to Coldharbour video released by Bethesda as well.

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The Elder Scrolls Online – Gathering and Exploration Trailer Released by Bethesda

Today’s Elder Scrolls Online gameplay trailer released by Bethesda takes a look at the Gathering and Exploration that will take place in the Massively Multiplayer Online title heading to the headline Western Role Playing Game which is sure to turn heads with its name alone. The Elder Scrolls Online releases on Windows and Mac PC on a to-be-announced date in 2013.

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New In-Game Elder Scrolls Online Footage Released by Bethesda

In the following video gamers are going to see the in-game engine gameplay video footage of an enemy within caves of the world of Elder Scrolls Online (ESO for short) which will serve as a behind-the-scenes sneak peak of the title being developed by Zenimax Online for Bethesda Softworks & Zenimax Media and is set to release at an unannounced date.

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