Bethesda has released a downloadable add-on for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, which adds barding - that's horse armour - to the game. Xbox 360 owners can purchase the download for 200 Microsoft points (or £1.50) from Xbox Live, but PC users will have trot over to Bethesda's official site, and shell out $1.50 (about 85p) for their upgrade.
It's great to see the game is being supported, but £1.50 sounds a bit steep for a few bits of horse-bound metal. Still, you don't have to buy
Tuesday 28 March 2006
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion has pushed its way to the top of the all-formats sales chart in the UK, overtaking EA's The Godfather and Sony's Buzz! The Big Quiz in the process.
We always knew that Oblivion was riding high on people's most-wanted lists, but the finished article has managed to trump one of EA's biggest new properties, centred on one of the world's best-known movies.
To celebrate today's release of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion on Xbox 360, we've teamed up with 2K Games and Prima to offer one lucky winner an Xbox 360 Premium pack, a copy of the game and the Prima official game guide - everything you need to get started in Cyrodiil. Five runners up will bag themselves a copy of the game and the guide.
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is a massive, free-roaming RPG with incredible graphics and a 'go-anywhere, do anything' game structure. Of course, there is a
The truly massive Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion will soon be assaulting Xbox 360 and PC, and we've unearthed some brand new screens of the enormo-world RPG to whet your appetite for adventure.
Oblivion isn't your average roleplayer and with an extensive world to explore, quests to complete and a whole kingdom to save, it'll offer a hugely involving experience. It's out on 24 March, so sharpen your olde-worlde accent and prepare yourself for a giant
Today sees the release of two top-notch PC expansion packs - Empire Earth II: The Art of Supremacy and SWAT 4: The Stetchkov Syndicate.
To celebrate, we've teamed up with Vivendi to give away a set of JBL Creature II speakers, along with both new expansions and the full versions of the original games. Three runners-up will each receive the expansion packs and original games.
The speakers allow you to enjoy high-quality audio from a variety of devices, such as digital music players, PCs and
Handheld musical oddity Electroplankton isn't a typical game. It's a bizarrely freeform melody-maker for your DS - as this video will show you.
We've already been acquainted with an import version of this beautiful freak but now you can see for yourself what makes Electroplankton on DS so quirky.
By manipulating the game's onscreen plankton with the handheld's touch-screen and microphone you can create and share your own plinky melodies.
Sure, it sounds pointless; there're no 'respect'
Activision has released a flurry of Enemy Territory: Quake Wars shots that illustrate just how much detail has been put in to the outstanding character models and vehicles.
The online strategy shooter pits the armies of Earth against an alien Strogg invasion. Gamers can take sides in the conflict choosing to fight as one of five different class of soldier.
The action is similar to that of EA's Battlefield 2, but Quake Wars developer Splash Damage has upped the ante with the amount of detail
Stunning new shots of multiplayer battles in Enemy Territory
Activision has bombarded us with some thrilling new screens for Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, the Battlefield-esque multiplayer shooter set during the Strogg invasion of Earth that acts as a prequel to id's Quake 2.
The game was *announced at LA's E3 games show in May last year*, promising radically different on-foot and vehicular combat options for both the Strogg and Earth forces - like the superb mech-walker you can see in these
Vivendi has announced that it's releasing an expansion pack for its epic, epoch-bridging strategy game, .
Called Empire Earth II The Art of Supremacy, this first add-on bundle will provide three new campaigns and 10 new combat units to reinvigorate conquests.
There will also be two entirely new modes to master, as well as an editor feature that will allow players to create unique civilisations.Empire Earth II The Art of Supremacy will be released for PC in spring
THQ has released some new screenshots of Evil Dead Regeneration - the latest game in the cult Bruce Campbell-led franchise.
Once again it is your job to guide square-jawed lead character Ash (Bruce Campbell) as you blast and chainsaw your way through hoards of rotting zombies and other random creatures of the night.
If you have an interest in amusing zombie games featuring loads of blood and over-the-top weaponry, check out the screenshots now.
Evil Dead Regeneration will hit PC, PS2 and