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Submitted by kube00 1115d ago | opinion piece

Skyrim DLC is finally coming to PSN, but is it too late?

The Skyrim DLC for PSN was announced all over gaming sites the last day or so. Skyrim DLC is finally coming to Playstation 3! Bethesda says it will be available in early February and it will be 50% off the first week or so. But is it too late for gamers? Have Skyrim fans moved on? Why did it take so long to come to PS3? (Bethesda Softworks, PS3, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)

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Hellsvacancy  +   1115d ago
Of course not, Im glad its finally happening, although I traded my copy of Skyrim a long time ago, after I got the platinum

Ill buy the Ultimate edition when there is one, ive got loads of games to play at the mo

Im defo looking forward to going back to Skyrim
dedicatedtogamers  +   1115d ago
I'm sure PS3 owners would be happy to pass up on way-too-late DLC in favor of Bethesda fixing bugs that are STILL present in the PS3 version.
Reverent  +   1115d ago
I was just playing Skyrim on PS3 last night. Seems perfectly fine to me. No issues at all. And for that matter, people have completely blown that idea out of proportion. People have tried to make it seem like Skyrim was completely unplayable on PS3; exaggerating the glitches and problems to the point where there were actually people afraid to buy the game for it...

I bought the game day one for my PS3 and I ran into few issues. A couple flying mammoths here and there (not even a big issue at all) and my game froze on me TWICE (After I had already played for almost a hundred hours). That's it.

Now, today, I've been playing and everything runs smooth. I'm seeing little to no issues at all, so it is honestly getting really annoying to hear people raving about how the PS3 version is "still" broke (and it never was).

I'm not saying a support Bethesda for this either, I know the PS3 version was the lesser version in comparison to the others at least, and their delaying of the DLC's is downright unforgivable, but dammit people, stop exaggerating how bad the PS3 version of the game is/was, it wasn't THAT bad.

EDIT: Also, I know that you personally aren't saying anything like this (merely claiming it has a few issues) so I'm not directing my rant at you, just the people who complain about it in general.
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Red_Orange_Juice  +   1115d ago
buying this dlc equals agreeing with all their lies and pr tricks
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ProjectSiK  +   1115d ago

I used to be like you. Constantly saying "It isn't as bad as people make it out to be." Granted, it wasn't...

Until my game would freeze every single time I stepped in water. That was my breaking point.
slaton24  +   1115d ago
i have no problems with my skyrim...u 360 people talk about our problem with skyrim how about urs with borderlands 2
morganfell  +   1115d ago
Same here Reverent. No issues in quite a while. I own both the PC and PS3 versions. What irks me most about Bethesda isn't the PS3 delay. It's talking up the PC version as the end all be all of Skyrim and then shafting those owners. If anyone should be telling them to go take a flying leap it's PC gamers. As regards the PS3 version I really was on it last night - recent snow here has kind of set the tone form that game and it had nothing to do with the DLC. I will get the DLC for both PC and PS3 because this is a game that lasts a long, long time and though I purchased both at launch I am still running my initial character on the PS3 whereas with the PC version I have restarted characters a half dozen times due to issues induced with mods via Steamworks or Skyrim Nexus.
meatnormous  +   1115d ago
Never had a problem, but never played it till 5 months after release. I have the plat also.
jadenkorri  +   1115d ago
for me, yeah its too late, im done with the game, i still own it as i collect games.
TheFreak  +   1114d ago
It is broken for many people. My game froze 3-4 times every time I played it and lagged constantly. I quit playing the game because it was unplayable. I feel like Bethesda stole my money.
ProjectSiK  +   1115d ago

Wow, look at you! No one even mentioned the 360 version and here you are trying to start a console war. I swear, the maturity of some gamers is mind boggling, is it really so difficult to just admit when something is/was broken without making comparisons?

At the end of the day, it's all about the games not the console you play them on so quit spitting the crap. Your entire post made you look like a hypocrite.
CaptainYesterday  +   1115d ago
I'm still waiting for the GOTY edition with everything on it :)
ApolloTheBoss  +   1115d ago
Planning to rent it, I hope.
MrDead  +   1114d ago
Same here, I'm not touching this until the GOTY edition comes out.
TheFreak  +   1114d ago
Do not buy the ps3 version it's a broken buggy mess. It's unbelievable that a game company can release a broken game without any repercussions.

The game froze 3-4 times every time I played it and it lagged constantly. STAY AWAY from the ps3 version if you can.
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Runa216  +   1114d ago
Really? because I played Skyrim on PS3 2 full times through, totaling nearly 400 hours, and it only glitched perhaps a half dozen times, total. by comparison, in my 15 hours I put into Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, it glitched about a half dozen times.

Granted, there were some minor visual issues, like items getting stuck in walls or weird animations, or as another user pointed out, floating enemies, but gameplay wise, it was near flawless.

I have it on PC as well, but I still prefer playing it on PS3 because I prefer the controller.
TheFreak  +   1114d ago
Can't you play skyrim on pc with a controller?
Ezz2013  +   1115d ago
i moved on long ago (i have the pc version of skyrim anyway)
but more power for who want it
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1115d ago
People really shouldn't support lazy developers.
Dungus  +   1115d ago
Hahaha... aaah Skyrim. Nah, but thanks all the same, Bugthesda!
ZBlacktt  +   1115d ago
Not sure people will go crazy like they did when the game came out. I think I heard the price is half off too. I'll get it since I Plated the game in 19 days when it first came out. Loved it that much. Then I went and got the collectors edition box. I'll be so rusty at everything since that was over a year ago.
strigoi814  +   1115d ago
Yah too late for a buggy mess
Treian  +   1115d ago
too late Betheseda. Keep your buggy mess. Not buying any of your games ever again.
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Oh_Yeah  +   1114d ago
Not buy Bethesdas games? Your gonna miss out on the most epic open world rpg games there ever was...I don't see many other devs taking a stab at the genre really. Bethesda is the originator of it.. Gotta show props. One of the top 5 devs of all time.. No doubt.
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TemplarDante  +   1115d ago
In 2013,
I do not care anymore.
I will however think twice before supporting Bethesda again.
ginsunuva  +   1115d ago
No one buy this. Make sure bethesda makes no money off their overpriced BS dlc.
slaton24  +   1115d ago
but its ok to support activision with their over price DLC...if you tell me no its up to me to buy what i want to buy...people complained about DMC reboot well i got it and its awesome...every game company has there problems...EA, Activision,and capcom just to name a few
Treian  +   1115d ago
at least Activison games aren't buggy messes.
SageHonor  +   1115d ago
Who the hell said anything about activision?
Mr_cheese  +   1115d ago
For me personally, the time frame has been too wide intentional or not. I have unfortunately stopped playing the game through over play and don't think I will be picking it up. However, it is nice to have the option in the future if I change my mind.
TemplarDante  +   1115d ago
Oh.. they better make Fallout 4 the same between PS3/360. Equality.. or.. or.. dare I say it... I will speak with my wallet sir.

EDIT: Skyrim, It launched 11.11.11 ...
After being treated like dirt for two years, they spew the content to PS3 owners.
They must think we're stupid LOL.
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HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1114d ago
I'm going to wait a few months after Fallout 4 is released since most of the reviews will be like oh wow awesome game! 10/10 for PS3, then slowly as time goes on people will start talking about the bugs and problems and that's when you will know whether to buy the game on PS3 or not.
Haha123  +   1115d ago
my sympathy goes out to those that bought the inferior version
N311V  +   1115d ago
Looks like I'm in the minority here but I'll be getting the DLC. 50% off is a satisfactory apology for me.
ZBlacktt  +   1115d ago
File share it with a friend and get it for half off half, lol. :)
N311V  +   1114d ago
That's a great idea, I always forget you can do that.
mwjw696  +   1115d ago
I cant comment to much since I have it for 360 and PC but I would say 50% off DLC sounds like a very nice try. If you still love the game why not? Do you really hate a company that much that at least tried? Yes it should have never happened but I still give bethesda a C+ for trying not an F.
violents  +   1115d ago
I dont know, I didnt have near as many problems with skyrim as other people did, by far not broken or anything, even tho I know others did have problems that bad, but either way with all the problems getting us the dlc and now a timed release to top it off. I think bethesda can get bent unless I get it for free or something to say sorry to all the consumers that were duped out of their 60 bucks.

My bad I didnt see the 50% off part, that does help but unfortunatly Im still hesitant to support them more, just merely for spite.
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Reborn  +   1115d ago
No longer have a copy. Nor do I feel like reacquiring it.

Sorry Beth.
MizTv  +   1115d ago
Same here
cyclindk  +   1115d ago
Well sorta, for me anyway, got it all on PC (most).
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xXBlondieVanHarlowXx  +   1115d ago
Waaaaaaaay too late. Too much dust to blow off. my Skyrim box. No offense but i'm not sure if the %50 off thing is a nice gesture or them kinda laughing at us.

Maybe Fallout 4 will be better,,, probably not. :[
Thnx anyways Bethesda.
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Drabent  +   1115d ago
Yep, sold this after first playthrough. Lets hope bethesda learns the recipe so that weapons in elder scroll games have meaning.... of coarse Demon/Dark souls is the only game I've played to get this right.
TemplarDante  +   1115d ago
..yes, Its weird how they were struggling to get the 1st DLC to work on PS3.. lo and behold.. they all hit PSN simultaneously...
Psssst... it wasnt a coding problem.. it was ALWAYS a Microsoft timed exclusive...
frankboy2012  +   1115d ago
Agree with you on that one bud, money talks at the end of the day and bethesda are that cocky enough to treat ps3 users like dirt and expect us to swallow our dicks and get on with it :(
aLucidMind  +   1114d ago
It certainly was, for the first two DLC ONLY with the contract stating release on other platforms would be one month afterwards for ONLY the first two DLC.

It was coding problems, as the PS3 is harder to code for when you're making an XBox version to port over (had they made it for PS3 or PC and ported to XBox, all versions would be more stable on release); thinking it was a timed exclusive ploy is just evidence you WANT to be angry at Bethesda and are trying to look for a reason to be, even if you have to make something up or blow something out of proportion.
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USEYOURFIST  +   1115d ago
I completed skyrim on PS3, with hardly any glitches...but I wont be buying it as I have moved on from it and the last dlc I brought from them was unplayable crashing every 5 mins (fallout 3)
J86blum  +   1115d ago
Way to late cause there is no promise that the DLC wont be full of glitches, or crash your ps3, or corrupt your data.
MizTv  +   1115d ago
For me it is
Soldierone  +   1115d ago
Honestly lose interest in anything "timed exclusive" especially if a developer tries to hide it.... Activision did it with Tony Hawk HD, had money put in my account specifically to buy that. Timed exclusive crap happened, bought a different game instead.

A lot of missed money. I'd love to buy Minecraft on a console, not going to go buy another 360 to do so though.
DigitalRaptor  +   1115d ago
For me, yes. After all this time, the game is still going to have bugs, and now that time and thus the hype has passed, you can really tell how godawful the combat system is, which is what you're doing 85% of the time. No thanks Bethesda.
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trenso1  +   1115d ago
seeing as that ive sold the game and deleted all data from my system id say its too late
taijutsu363  +   1114d ago
After 2 years you really think I still have that buggy infuriating mess?

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aLucidMind  +   1114d ago
Its only been one year and two months since Skyrim released.
mt  +   1114d ago
it is too dam late, I sold my copy long time ago.
Barneyco  +   1114d ago
Everyone I've talked to says the first two DLC's suck anyway so no buy for me. If they were like Shivering Isles maybe I'd bite but these are nowhere close to that expansive.
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