The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Dawnguard DLC Teased For Skyrim, More Details Promised at E3
Written Tuesday, May 01, 2012 By Lee Bradley
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Bethesda has just announced The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s first DLC. It’s called Dawnguard and... well, that’s pretty much all we know for sure. 

The add-on was teased with an image on Bethesda’s blog this afternoon. It shows a dude in a horned helm with a quiver of arrows on his back and some mean looking glowing eyes. And that's it, other than the description beneath. Below the image it simply says, “Coming this summer to Xbox 360. More details at E3.”

Now we're fairly certain that that the lack of a PS3 name-check refers to the timed-exclusivity deal Bethesda struck with Microsoft, rather than any outright exclusivity. Dawnguard is likely to come to PS3 at some point... but exactly when we don't know.


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Comment #1 by JackCarson09
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 01:52:38 PM
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Never buying Bethesda again, the support/treatment given to PS3 players has been shameful.

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Comment #2 by CynicalNerd
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 01:55:03 PM
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There was plenty of support. You just don't understand how the bug/glitch fix process works. Part of the blame goes to Sony for having a lame certification process.

As far as PS3 having to wait a month after Xbox, well its just business. No need to be bitter over it.

Skipping Bethesda games? Have fun missing out on gaming gems.

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Comment #3 by ManlyGenius
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 02:00:48 PM
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I can wait a month for the DLC. But i stand by my thinking that this game took a little too much hints from a song of ice and fire (teh book series the TV show "A game of thrones" is from) for the nords culture

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Comment #4 by JackCarson09
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 02:01:11 PM
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@2 I understand it just fine, just as I understand that if the xbox hadn't been having similar problems, we ps3 owners would have been lucky to see patch 1.2, never mind 1.5.

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Comment #5 by sanchezz4387
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 02:01:54 PM
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Doesn't matter when it arrives in my oppinion as long as its coming, do people really care that much about getting it day 1? So what if Xbox has it a month earlier as long as it actually makes it to ps3 and its quality material it could be 6 mo ths after for all I care

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Comment #6 by SSWORM69
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 02:02:01 PM
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What else does PS3 get first for DLC other that BF3? But the thing is, that s only for 1 fucking week. Then, the X-Box DLC, COD, Skyrim, and Fallout are exclusive for 1 month. >:(
Still can't wait for Skyrim DLC even though I would have a full grown gray beard by the time that happens for PS3.

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Comment #7 by SparkleMoon
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 02:08:43 PM
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Cool, i bought it for the 360 anyways so no issues here. ive been waiting to play this game again since i completed everything. this DLC should be great, i can't wait. :)

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Comment #8 by kal-el
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 02:12:57 PM
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lol..skyrim is a 360 game guys...and as some1 that hates kinect...i gotta say the kinect support is actually very's so useful LOL can't wait for this dlc :) day 1 download for me

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Comment #9 by DanDx
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 02:15:10 PM
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I'll do the same I did for FNV and FO3... Wait until they've patched the hell out of it until it's 100% glitch free and until it's at the price of 15 euros.

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Comment #10 by Psikorps
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 02:20:42 PM
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I greatly enjoyed Skyrim, and the DLC will be a day one purchase for me, however...

The "timed-exclusivity deals" need to stop.

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Comment #11 by Bounty V
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 02:23:14 PM
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Omg 360 getting dlc first? I'm totally buying a 360 and a 360 copy of Skyrim. NOT.

On a serious note, doesn't that guy in the picture look like the guy from Dishonored?

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Comment #12 by JoBot 8000
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 02:29:39 PM
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Oh great, another long wait for DLC -__-

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Comment #13 by drkrZEN
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 02:32:03 PM
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@#6 Its obvious Microsoft has a budget to line publisher and developer pockets. Personally I think this works in favor of the PS3.

Early bugs are squashed in the 360 version of DLC expansions and rarely make their way to the PS3, as seen with the Fallout 3 DLC. And, knowing Bethesda, those WILL be present, lol.

Also! With the aforementioned budget nabbing exclusive DLC, Sony seems to nab up and coming exclusives like LittleBigPlanet, Demon's Souls and others that turn into commercial successes. Of course, the 360 still pulls attention with its lookit all these shooters like Call of Duty and HALO! crowd.

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Comment #14 by SSWORM69
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 02:34:47 PM
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@#7 But it still sucks to wait too long. Besides, does the PS3 Version have more lag problems than X-Box Version? I wish not.

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Comment #15 by SSWORM69
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 02:35:51 PM
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Shit, I meant to say to #13. Sorry!

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Comment #16 by SparkleMoon
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 02:47:09 PM
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@14 That's ok.

it seems that the angry fanboys are in full force today, i don't see how comments like #2 and mine get thumbed down. it seems non fanboys/people who are fine with this can't state their opinions. its sad....

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Comment #17 by Metalboy921
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 02:47:42 PM
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@8, it's a PC game genius.

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Comment #18 by bobbygo20
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 02:57:32 PM
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@8 what the fuck? an xbox kid on a ps3trophies web site? seriously what the fuck?

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Comment #19 by The Captain097
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 03:04:46 PM
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@14 It's Xbox, not X-Box
@18 Ps3T and X360A are sister sites(there is a link to the other site in the top left corner)Why are you so shocked to see an "xbox kid"?

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Comment #20 by SilverGriever
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 03:44:58 PM
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@1 It's your own fault for buying a game like Skyrim on a console.

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Comment #21 by lilwaynesuckz
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 03:45:29 PM
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They rarely ever work to fix issues when the DLC is released on other platforms. "Operation Anchorage," and "Dead Money"'s issues that were in the 360 version were still on the PS3 version (if not moreso)

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Comment #22 by lilwaynesuckz
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 03:49:08 PM
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The best way to get back at Bethesda is actually to buy the DLC for the PS3 version and NOT the 360 version (if you have both versions) which is what they want you to do. Microsoft thinks this strategy works and that's why they continue to pursue it. I'd much rather they have included Elder Scrolls IV for free with Skyrim as an incentive to purchase the 360 version.

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Comment #23 by JackCarson09
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 03:56:49 PM
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@22 no, the best way to beat them is to not buy it at all, which is what they definitely don't want you to do. They don't deserve to be paid for the crap they throw out.

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Comment #24 by Eric-B14
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 03:59:39 PM
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Comment #25 by nycking
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 04:15:17 PM
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Fine by me I'll be getting it for pc.

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Comment #26 by jqtaxpayer
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 04:33:24 PM
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Timed exclusivity!? OH, THE HUMANITY!! How can I go on!?

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Comment #27 by chris21
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 04:35:56 PM
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Can't really blame Sony for not paying crazy money just to get DLC a bit early.

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Comment #28 by lilwaynesuckz
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 04:36:05 PM
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Its really a double edged sword but you're right, it'll hurt them if PS3 owners don't purchase it at all. There are 4 million PS3 Skyrim owners and if barely any buy it. it will hurt Bethesda (hopefully)

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Comment #29 by SoPoF
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 06:08:58 PM
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Timed exclusivity sucks. Since they seem to not need our money thanks to having been bribed by Microsoft, I demand it to be cheaper for PS3 when it releases later.

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Comment #30 by Ridley
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 06:48:58 PM
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If Bethesda is like every other company, they will take MS money, give them the timed exclusive, then use the money to polish the content before the PS3 release. Xbox content is really just a the beta release these days.

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Comment #31 by wheatley
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 06:53:21 PM
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I haven't touched this game yet, bugs and size put me off a little. Will look to get the complete edition whenever it sees a release.

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Comment #32 by Crush834
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 07:17:45 PM
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I can wait for the DLC as I sold the game back to gamestop for 35 bucks, after the dlc is released i will deff go pick up another copy if im not busy with another game at the time, still need to finish up fallout 3.

as afar as MS buying companies out, that just goes to show that MS wish they had as good as a system Sony has and think they always gotta one-up Sony.

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Comment #33 by Banacheckfps
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 07:27:22 PM
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Skyrim was a bit overrated thank god it never got GOTY on the PS3 with it's major frame rate issues, which Skyrim should have not been released on PS3 with major problems. After all the problems the PS3 fans had with the game Bethesda should give the PS3 owners the DLC for free, but at the end of the day Bethesda could not give a shit about there fans on the PS3 else that would never have happened in the first place.

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Comment #34 by IamCaboose
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 08:21:27 PM
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I'm ok with Xbox getting it first...let them find the quest breaking glitches instead of us.

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Comment #35 by BrokenLegacy--
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 06:43:19 AM
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I acTually don't have a problem with glitches in Skyrim the way others do. Some of the most memorable moments in the game come from those funny little mistakes. I have fun trying to find ways to use glitches to my advantage ( for instince, I beat the final boss, Alcuin, without taking any damage at all).

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Comment #36 by losisnojoke
Thursday, May 10, 2012 @ 05:36:22 PM
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at least it's not EXCLUSIVE to 360...that would suck balls!

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Comment #37 by Re1Greatest
Sunday, May 27, 2012 @ 07:49:05 PM
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Okay so the only thing that any company seems to give the ps3 as an exclusive is nothing and glitches nowadays, well besides the kick ass exclusive games

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Comment #38 by Re1Greatest
Sunday, May 27, 2012 @ 07:51:01 PM
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Now that I think about it, bethesda didn't really sell that many copies of skyrim so I can understand them selling out a small portion of their crowd, made up for some of their lost profits

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