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 ESO Update 6 Released — March 6, 2015
 Skyrim Workshop File Size Restrictions Removed — March 2, 2015
In a surprise update to their three-year-old title, Bethesda has announced an update to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on the PC. The update will unshackle the Steam Workshop from its standing 100MB file size restriction, allowing for mods of any size to be uploaded and managed through Steam. Additionally, the game launcher will no longer need to be open to download mods from the workshop, with downloads now being handled by the Steam Client; the game launcher will still be responsible for patches.
Before the update is officially rolled out, a short, weeklong beta test is currently open to any willing participants. To join the beta for the game, all you need to do is open up Steam, go into the game tab, right click on Skyrim, select "Properties" from the bottom of the list, click on the "Beta" tab, then opt into the Skyrim beta. To join the beta for the Creation Kit
, you must first go to the "Tools" section of the library, the drop down list for the different sections can be found next to the library's search option, go to the Creation Kit, and repeat the same steps as before.
 Tamriel Unlimited — January 21, 2015
ZeniMax Online has announced an end to ESO's subscription model, as well as a release date for PS4 and Xbox One. The new model will be known as The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, and will go live on PC and Mac starting March 17. A one-time purchase of the game is still required for new players, but a monthly subscription is no longer needed. The console versions are due for release on June 9, and require Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus membership to play.
In the wake of paid subscriptions comes the Crown Store
and ESO Plus
. The Crown Store
will be an in-game microtransaction store for purchasing future DLC and items using "crowns". ESO Plus
is a premium subscription which will give access to all DLC, recurring crowns, and a 10% bonus to XP, gold drops, crafting
research and crafting inspiration
. Current subscribers will have any remaining game time converted into an ESO Plus subscription, and players will be given crowns based on the number of months they've been subscribed. To celebrate the announcement, ZeniMax have released the final part
of the ESO cinematic.
 ESO Update 5 Released — November 4, 2014
 New Elder Scrolls Books Announced — October 21, 2014
Bethesda Softworks, in a partnership with Titan Books, has announced a plethora of new Elder Scrolls books that are set to begin releasing in 2015. Titan Books, who have previously published The Infernal City and Lord of Souls, is set to release two new series of books set in the Elder Scrolls universe, one focusing on exploring the lore of Elder Scrolls Online and the other covering The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The Elder Scrolls Online centered books will detail the conflict between the competing Alliances, with the first volume being entitled "The Land", and the second one being called "The Lore". The Skyrim book series, named "The Skyrim Library", will feature a collection of the various in-game books that can be found, while providing additional coverage on different aspects of the settings. The set shall consist of three different volumes, one entitled "The Histories", the next "Man, Mer, And Beast", and the final one called "The Arcane".
The first volumes are anticipated to be ready for release by March of 2015, with no release date available on the other books provided at this time. The official announcement can be seen at the Official Bethesda Blog.
 Voice Actor Ralph Cosham Dies at 78 — October 8, 2014
One week ago, on 30 September, British-born actor Ralph Cosham
passed away at the age of 78. Cosham was known for numerous theatre and film performances, as well as audio book recordings under the name "Geoffrey Howard", but we of the Elder Scrolls community recognize him as the voice behind all of the male Bretons
of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
, which includes such memorable characters as Blades Grandmaster Jauffre
and the vampiric Dark Brotherhood assassin Vicente Valtieri
. His obituary can be found here
 ESO Update 4 Released — September 18, 2014
 ZeniMax Online Studios Face Layoffs — September 3, 2014
ZeniMax Online Studios, a day before the fifth month anniversary of the studio's first title Elder Scrolls Online, has faced a wave of layoffs this morning. In a statement released to Joystiq, Bethesda Softworks Vice President of Public Relations, Pete Hines, explained the reasoning behind it, and what it means for the future of the MMO spin-off of the series:
"As is the norm for games of this type, we had ramped up a large workforce to develop a game of vast scale, and ramped up our customer service to handle the expected questions and community needs of The Elder Scrolls Online at launch. Now that we are nearly 6 months post launch, we have a thriving online community in a game that runs smoothly. We remain strongly committed to The Elder Scrolls Online, and continue to invest heavily to develop new content for PC players, prepare the game for its console launch, and handle our planned expansion into important international territories. As for customer service, we continue to operate large support centers in Hunt Valley, MD and Galway, Ireland."
While it is fairly common for development studios to face layoffs post-release, it is always sad to hear about them. The UESP offers its condolences to those who were affected, and hopes they find new employment soon.
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 20th Anniversary
It has been 20 years since Daveh started to work on systematization of information on the early games of the Elder Scrolls series. Although the site changed domains, providers, and engines, it grew community-wise and ever since remained a collaborative source of knowledge on the Elder Scrolls Universe.
 Sir Terry Pratchett Dies Aged 66 — March 12, 2015
Sir Terry Pratchett
, an English author best known for his Discworld
series of fantasy books, has passed away today. An avid gamer, Pratchett was a fan of The Elder Scrolls series and an active member of the modding community.
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