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New ESO Expansion Dragon Bones Launches in February

New ESO Expansion Dragon Bones Launches in February

The next big expansion for The Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) will be arriving to the game’s various consoles soon. Bethesda released the first details on the upcoming Dragon Bones DLC pack, which is currently set to arrive next month. Besides introducing two new dungeons, it has a host of other new content for players to explore in the popular MMO.

The meat and bones of the Dragon Bones DLC is the set of dungeons named, Scalecaller Peak and Fang Lair. The developer describes the first as “the burial site of a long-dead Dragon Priest,” which is now filled with cultists who plan to unleash a deadly plague upon the world. The second dungeon is an ancient Dwenmer ruin where an evil mage is attempting to revive an ancient dragon.

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New Monsters and Old Friends

Players will encounter a host of new monsters contained within the two new dungeons, such as “plague-ridden ogres, powerful sorcerers and their undead creations, and even the reanimated bones of an ancient dragon.” Both will be available in ESO’s Normal and Veteran modes. The harder difficulty will also have a new challenging boss fight at the end of each dungeon which only the strongest can vanquish.

On top of the two new dungeons, the Dragon Bones expansion adds a bunch of new items, monster sets, and achievements. One of the new items players can obtain is named Renegade Dragon Priest Mask, which Skyrim players will recognize from the insanely popular RPG and can be earned by simply entering one of the game’s two new dungeons.

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Mark Your Calendars 

The Dragon Bones expansion will be hitting ESO in February. Like their previous DLC’s, it non-subscribers can purchase it from the in-game Crown Store, while ESO Plus members will be able to play at no additional cost. Along with the update’s release, Bethesda will roll out Elder Scrolls Online’s next patch, known as Update 17, which all players can take advantage of.

Update 17 introduces several new aspects to ESO, which includes the ability to make your home a storage space and a new clothing system that lets players customize the appearance of their individual pieces of equipment. The update also adds two new PvP arenas: Mor Khazgur and Deeping Drome. However in order to play Battlegrounds mode, players will need the latest Morrowind expansion. If you’d like to learn more about the upcoming expansion you can find all the details from Bethesda’s website.


Skyrim: Touched For The Very First Time

There are very few games that have a name as well known as ‘Skyrim’ by Bethesda studios. Released five years ago on November 11, 2011, this game captured the imagination of millions of people. Over 23 million copies sold, a massive living world and nearly endless adventures, Skyrim left a huge mark on the gaming community. Now with the recent re-release, one of us here at GIGAMAX was finally able to experience this incredible video game because they missed the boat the first time around.

Mack has never played Skyrim. At the time he wasn’t playing console games and instead turned his attention to World of Warcraft and other MMO’s like Rift. When Playstation 4 was released he got back into console gaming hard. Never imagining he’d ever have the chance to play Skyrim, it was a thought that faded over time but any occasion in which a friend would bring it up, he secretly resented missing that unbelievable experience.Bowl of fruit inside Skyrim house

Now, hear from Mack’s impression of Skyrim after his first venture into the game:

I never imagined that I would get the opportunity to load up Skyrim and fight some dragons. When I first popped it in, I was a bit surprised with how quickly it loaded and was a bit concerned the world wasn’t as big as everyone always said. Games have come a far way in 5 years so I didn’t want to get my hopes up and the fact it only took 20 minutes to download and install wasn’t a great sign. But damn was I wrong.

Okay, the world didn’t seem so astonishingly large at first. I’ve played my fair share of open world games and zooming all the way out  on the map didn’t blow my mind. That is until I beat that little tutorial mission and really opened up the world map. It was pretty big, surprisingly so to say the least. When I realized how damn long it was taking me to find my way around a relatively small part of the map it started to get my blood pumping. I completely ignored the first mission and ran off over waterfall and fell into the river below. Salmon swimming upstream, woodland creatures roaming around, stumbling across random villages and watching these NPC’s live a complete life was exactly what I was hoping for and I could not wait to dump hours into Skyrim like I’ve heard so many people have done before me.City of Whiterun, Skyrim

30 hours in (I work full time, I wish I had 10x that) and the game is everything I have imagined. What an absolutely astonishing world, a living world and I just can’t get enough. Been having so much fun experiencing this immersive world and I’m a huge fan of the ability to have my own house that I can build onto and continue to expand. It’s sweet too, I have a bowl of apples, strategically placed books, oh and I also adopted a street kid that brings me silver and food. Beyond all the free roaming fun I’ve been having, the combat and story are both an absolute masterpiece. Fighting dragons is one of the coolest things I’ve done in a video game. It just feels as if I’m actually there slaying these winged beasts, it’s a great time.

Overall, I wish I didn’t wait so long to give Skyrim a go. In hindsight I could have just got myself an Xbox 360 and Skyrim earlier. On the other hand, it felt kind of cool being able to play it on my PS4, with improved graphics and having some friends to help give me some insight into the mechanics before I opened this expansive world. We’ll have some pictures and video up of Skyrim periodically. We are all so happy this game will live on.

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