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Elder Scrolls Online Gets Its First Preview Video

Look, there it is right there. Crouch into sneak mode and hit play before it runs off.

It never seems to matter if you’re injecting an existing franchise into an MMO format or rolling something new, the same genre trappings are almost always there. Soft lighting? Check. Smooth rounded corners on nearly everything? Check. Slightly oversized environments designed to accommodate the mere possibility of large crowds? Check.

That said, at least the combat is looking somewhat more active than the usual MMO routine. The music is well in-line with Elder Scrolls past (Jeremy Soule again, perhaps?) and there’s potential in the backstory. Whether or not any of those positives will be enough to hook series fans or newcomers for more than the expected 14-day trial period, that remains to be seen.

The easiest jokes to make could very well be the most truthful: “Bethesda’s offline Elder Scrolls games are already buggy as hell so imagine how janky the MMO will be”; “if there’s a PS3 version it’ll never be updated”, etc. Regardless of all that, I can’t wait to find out.

Source: Massively. Image: Giant Bomb.

Go Home And Be A Family Man With Skyrim’s Hearthfire DLC

“CF writer who refers to himself as Delsaber, are you posting this just so you could make an old Street Fighter joke?” Why yes, dear reader, I am. But if you insist on me making this a little more substantive than just “here’s a meme, haha!” then I suppose I can give it a shot.

Fun Fact #1: I wish you could just stake a claim to any random spot on the map and homestead on it, rather than buying deeds to what I assume are predetermined plots.

Fun Fact #2: Aside from occasional vendor dumps, this will probably eliminate the need for a “home city” for most players.

Fun Fact #3: You can move your spouse into the home you just built and adopt children, but you can’t make children yourself? Aww…

Fun Fact #4: If there is no upper limit for these adoptions, then those invading giants can expect to be met by waves upon waves of orphan minions, Zap Brannigan style.

Hearthfire will be available September 4th on Xbox Live; presumably about a month later on PC. PS3 users… well, maybe light a candle, start a few incantations, and hope for the best.

Source: Giant Bomb / Image: YouTube