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shodan743384d ago

While this all looks quite fun, what I'd really like from Skyrim DLC is a separate adventure with self-contained map/landscape to explore, along the lines of Point Lookout in Fallout 3.

ardivt3384d ago

I just hope you can build your house everywhere and not just in some certain places.

secretcode3384d ago

I doubt it. From the way the video makes it sound, is that there are predetermined "free lots" available.

matgrowcott3384d ago

I get the feeling you'll be disappointed. They'll give you a choice of land to buy, but that's about as much choice as you'll have.

Still, for 400 points, I don't suppose there's much to complain about.

thorstein3384d ago

Does this mean I have to start over because my "wife" died. Or can you just adopt any kid.

Grap3384d ago (Edited 3384d ago )

i can do this in pc about 8 months ago.

da_2pacalypse3384d ago

I have both the 360 and steam version, so I wont be buying this since I can already do this using the creation kit on steam.

MagicAccent3384d ago

I doubt it, that would mean a little effort from bethesdas part.

"Download Hearthfire on Xbox live"

Or alternatively, download the mod from skyrim nexus that does the exact same thing.

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Blacklash933384d ago (Edited 3384d ago )

I'm sure they're working on something along Dawnguard or that as well. This comes across as more of a side-project as I see it.

I would not mind pre-determined lots. It would be very difficult to program the ability to create homes anywhere and if there are enough lots it won't be at all bad. Though I expect someone to try modding a build-anywhere feature in.

user54670073384d ago

I'm loving the sound of this but it's not really up to Shivering Isles expectations is it...

I wouldn't complain really if these smaller DLCs were out quicker but to wait nearly a full year so you can adopt a child and build a house...well I don't know but it sounds kind of lame. With Shivering Isles we waited a year to explore a brand new region full with a massive plotline and tons of side they added the houses DLC and the Orrey/Spell tombs in the massive gap.

SilentNegotiator3384d ago

S.I. was the only reason I played Oblivion longer than 20 hours. Such a repetitive game. S.I. made things unique and funny and neatly straight-forward.

Merrill3384d ago (Edited 3384d ago )

I can't believe 360 owners are getting another DLC pack before PS3 owners even receive the first one.

Doesn't anyone else(360 or PS3 owner)find this type of practice disgusting and utterly disrespectful?

Bethesda has lost all respect from me.

I will continue to buy their games used.

NastyLeftHook03384d ago

its coming soon, i dont see why not, just play something else until it does ;)

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TheTwelve3384d ago

PS3 owners NEED to be smart and not support Bethesda in this. Bethesda is making too much of a profit in their dealings with Microsoft while screwing over PS3 owners. If PS3 owners jump on this DLC whenever it comes, like flies on crap, then Bethesda will keep doing this.


Ben_Grimm3384d ago

Hasn't this already been explained why for years now.

Is it really necessary for you to stir the fanboy war over something that everyone on here knows about?

360 has done this for a reason, to give the 360 owners first dibs on timed DLC. It's called BUSINESS, I'm sure if PS3 did this (which they do) you would not be complaining.

cleft53384d ago

I rented Skyrim for my ps3 and played it for 80 hours, that was more than enough to confirm for me that once again Bethesda was fucking over PS3 gamers. I brought Skyrim for my 360, if I had a better PC I would have got it for that.

Bethesda has a long history of fucking over PS3 customers, they did it with Oblivion, both Fallouts, and now Skyrim. I feel bad for anyone that only has a ps3, but if you want a quality Bethesda game get it for PC or settle for 360.

DA_SHREDDER3384d ago (Edited 3384d ago )

That's funny, I played Oblivion on both consoles and I know for a fact that it ran better on the ps3. The 360 problems with loading times, as to where the ps3 version didn't nearly have as much. Go to any major gaming sites review on the game, it's one of the major differences between either version. Good one though troll.

Oh, and if I was gonna settle for anything, it would be a machine that did more than play third party titles. In the meantime while you guys argue more about this, I'll just be waiting for the goty version when it sells for 15 bucks.

ROCKnROLLA693384d ago

its coz ps3 sucks. no studio cares about it. its all xbox exclusivity.

RufustheKing3384d ago

actually i find this brillant. Xbox had a two dlc contract that allowed them to have them at least a month early than the ps3 (or two months for us PS3 guys) now they have ended that agreement with a small sh**ty dlc so when the third DLC comes out(hopfully it is bigger than Dawnguard) us ps3 guys wont have to wait as long(yes i know that bethesada will f**k it up but you get where i am coming from)

it's a win, win.

ALLWRONG3384d ago

"Microsoft desperately spends money on exclusive DLC because they dont pump out exclusive after exclusive game like PS3."

Actually the 360 has more exclusives, more retail, indie, arcade, and lol DLC.

As for the DLC, Sony does the same thing so stop pretending like it's only MS.

In fact Sony has been spending money on timed exclusives before there was even an Xbox.

all facts

TruthbeTold3384d ago

I own both consoles. I'm loving Dawnguard on 360, feel bad for my friends who only own PS3 and have to wait, and am a bit jealous of my friends with Monster PC's who have access to all sorts of mods and extra content. You just have to make the most of what you have. Plenty of other games for PS3 owners to play until Bethesda gets it right. *shrug*

BrianC62343384d ago

Microsoft must be making monthly payments to keep delaying the PS3 DLC. There's no good excuse for this crap. I don't believe their excuse that it doesn't run well enough on the PS3. They've had plenty of time to figure out the PS3.

mcnablejr3383d ago

JESUS CHRIST you ps3 guys really are wound up about this aren't you?
chill out and go play god of war or something.

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StraightPath3384d ago

PS3 Skyrim is a failure and rotting.


They should have added Hardcore mode and get rid of the exploits in the game then this house would be usefull to use for cooking and other stuff...

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Emilio_Estevez3384d ago

I want it, but that adopt a child seems like a strange addition.

Blacklash933384d ago (Edited 3384d ago )

The adopt children thing was part of their GameJam feature, which was stuff they wanted to add to the game. This isn't surprising is my point.

It's a way to make homes more interesting, I guess. I'm not going to complain about new features, especially if optional.

user54670073384d ago

Wouldn't it be better to just let you screw your wife...unless a real dragonborn child would screw up the plot in future ES games.

Emilio_Estevez3384d ago

That's what I was thinking. Time might be an issue there though, it would forever be a baby (after the long wait of pregnancy) or it would be like a time warping kid. I think this was their solution to that problem.

That aside, couldn't the dragonborn child also help future plots?

user54670073384d ago

I think they like to leave things from past characters alone while they move onto a new "special" character in the next game. I mean it probably wouldn't be as fun to be another dragonborn in the next game. Look at the champion of cyrodil in Oblivion we've hardly heard anything about him despite him saving the world 200 years ago.

Still with time being quicker in this hour being a minute or so in real life, the child would grow up pretty quickly then once it reaches a fully developed child they would just stop the aging process so it dosen't become as old as you.

It would of been nice to teach your child all the shouts you've learnt.

-Gespenst-3384d ago

I think the implication might be that the Dragonborn can't reproduce with normal mortals. Either by divine decree, or due to his / her Dragon jizz / ovum, or a combination of both.

Plus, what chance would any future evil force have against multiple Dragonborns?

greatcrusader443384d ago


You actually run into the champion of Cyrodil in skyrim. He's the new sheogorath. Fun Fact:Sheogorath says in oblivion he may steal your eyes when this is all over, and Champion of Cyrodil/Sheogorath jn skyrim has white eyes, signifying he's blind.

Jockamo3383d ago

"i wish there was a shout for impotence..."

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Blacklash933384d ago

The Elder Scrolls: Harvest Moon Edition!

Joking aside this does look like a step up from the stuff on the Nexus in that you can custom build a house and it adds new features. Not that cheap player home DLC in Oblivion that could easily have been a mod. Come to think of it the new programming in this should be able to open up a lot of new possibilities for modding.

Though giants wandering in? I've never developed a character to the point I could feasably kill them myself so that could be a problem. Hopefully they'll be weaker for this.

Undecided right now. I like the concept and 5 dollars isn't much, but on the other hand this could be host to whole new batch of serious bugs and the house design could be underwhelming. I'll wait to see if that stuff works out.

NicSage3384d ago

Another DLC PS3 won't see or will be broken, o well.

bubblebeam3384d ago

It's not worth it anyway, unless yo can kill the kid or have kids with it............ jokes, no pedo.

WeskerChildReborned3384d ago

Is their even any word on Dawnguard for ps3?

ApolloTheBoss3384d ago (Edited 3384d ago )

Don't want to sound like an asswipe but what happened to the comment Mr. Howard claimed: "We want to make less DLC but bigger ones." What the hell happened? Oh yeah, Microsoft happened.

AngelicIceDiamond3384d ago (Edited 3384d ago )

MS had nothing to do with Bethesda'a DLC development? It sounds like Howard got caught up in coming out with big, but not huge addons so far. Hopefully Howard will come out with The "Big" one soon. But MS didn't have anything to do with the scope or size of there addons.

Lvl_up_gamer3384d ago

Don't be ignorant.

MS has nothing to do with what Bethesda creates for dlc. If they did MS would simply just make it exclusive.

ApolloTheBoss3384d ago (Edited 3384d ago )

Sure, they had nothing to do with it, but doesn't necessarily mean that they didn't politely ask Bethesda to speed up development time so they could make a specific deadline. They already bribed Bethesda with a ton of cash and persuaded them to bring the first two pieces of content to the 360 first. So they basically have every right (well not really) to ask them to make the DLC as quickly as possible. But this one is the last one Microsoft can get a hold of first, so that probably explains why they're releasing such a small piece of content. To hurry and get out of this deal so they can get to making the real big stuff. Just a theory though.

mcnablejr3383d ago

wow, sky high expectations, lots of work goes into this stuff you know.