Horsing around in Oblivion

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'sofficial 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 it, after all - although we're sure there won't be a shortage of willing punters. Let's just hope the next 'hand out' comes rather more generously equipped.