Dawnguard out on 360

Dawnguard, the first add-on for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, is now out for the Xbox 360 in the UK, priced at 1600 MSP.  French, Italian, German and Spanish players will have to wait for localised versions in mid-July.. and there’s no word yet on a release date for PC and PS3 versions of the game.

The new content will be accessible to all players, though only those above level 10 will hear rumours via city guards, or receive a note about the Dawnguard via courier.

Dawnguard allows players to side with the vampires and become a Vampire Lord, or oppose the vampires as a Vampire Hunter.  Vampire Lords get their own upgradeable perk system, and gain the ability to hover, transform into a bat, and levitate their enemies, while Vampire Hunters get crossbows and summonable minions to assist them.

Skyrim: Creation Kit and High Res Texture Pack Available Now

Bethesda have now released the Skyrim Creation Kit on Steam, and along with it, a free high-res texture pack!  The Creation Kit will be available when you next log into Steam, with the texture pack an optional extra.  A wiki for the Creation Kit can be found here.

You can also now browse the Steam Workshop.. and discover another little surprise: Fall of the Space Core, Vol. 1!

To celebrate the opening of the Steam Workshop for Skyrim, Valve and Bethesda have teamed up to bring you the Space Sphere mod, which’ll let the aggressively space-centric little robot tag along on your adventures in Tamriel!

ScampLAN

Instead of going to Multiplay’s messed up i43, we’ve gone for a smaller, friends-only LAN at home.. in our newly decorated lounge 😀

So far we’ve mostly played singleplayer games, with the guys nagging me to complete Crysis 2.. which I’ve now done, though I was shown up by Ali completing both Bulletstorm and Red Faction: Armageddon in two days!

The demo for Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine made an appearance too..

Yay for lots of dead Orks!  I found the first level harder than the second, with many retries of the last room.. the big Orks were a bit painful.  The second level was much easier as the Jump Pack meant that for quite a way, all I needed to do was land on enemies to kill them 🙂

This game is now on the wanted list.. along with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Gears of War 3..

I’ve also tried out DC Universe Online, but I’m not going to rush to buy it.  Although what I played was quite fun, I think the appeal may run out after a while.. from what I’ve heard, there isn’t a lot to do at max level, and unless I had friends playing too, I can’t see that I’d want to run around doing the same thing too many times.  Maybe if the game turns up cheap..

We’ve also picked up the DLC for Borderlands, as it was cheap on Steam.. though we now have to get on with our game sometime!