Skyrim 1.8 Beta Update, no final fix in sight
With news that Steam users can opt into Skyrim’s 1.8 Beta update there still doesn’t seem to be a final fix on the horizon, and even though this update is expected on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 issues already experienced in the game have still not been addressed. As we wait patiently for a final solution we thought it would be a good idea to look at some of the bug fixes with the new update.
Available now on Steam the 1.8 Beta Update is said to rectify problems with stability improvements and the general memory, along with a rare crash when using vampiric grip. In addition, there is also a fix for the issue where Arnleif and Sons Trading Company could become permanently locked, as well as a problem relating to duplicate NPCs, and a rare issue where exterior door would not open properly. Highlighting the fixes the Bethesda Blog also has details for those wanting to download the 1.8 Beta Update on Steam with a systematic guide.
Some gamers expecting a final fix are starting to feel that Skyrim is becoming like Oblivion, Fallout 3 and many others with no end solution to the problems within the game, and some may suggest that they need to pay less attention to the DLC aspect when there are bugs in the actual game that urgently need addressing. In other news, those that are looking to get a new Xbox 360 with Skyrim may find a report on Examiner interesting, as they mention a price cut by Microsoft for the holidays. The announcement of two new bundles means a pattern is forming with news of Nintendo doing a similar thing for their Wii console. This gives us the impression that both companies intend to get the most out of consumers this Christmas, so we are waiting to hear whether Sony will come up with any decent offers.
The first bundle that Microsoft are offering is a 250GB Xbox 360 Slim console and a voucher to download “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” via the Games on Demand marketplace, along with a copy of “Forza Motorsport 4″, a controller and a headset, as well as a months worth of Xbox Live. The second bundle is for the more casual gamer and this involves a 4GB Xbox 360 Slim, Kinect, with Kinect Disneyland Adventures and Kinect Adventures along with a month of Xbox Live. For $250 each, the best deal is the one that includes the Kinect and the games, when you consider the price of them individually.
As far as consoles are concerned, last week we spoke about whether PS3 owners playing Skyrim are being punished for choosing the wrong console, and apparently many disheartened gamers have chose to give a decent title like Dishonored a wide berth because of Bethesda’s involvement in the game. Are you a PlayStation 3 owner that will not entertain titles like Dishonored due to Bethesda’s involvement?
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Meh, PS3 miles in lead now with all those Xbox getting RROD or drive failures. LIVE sucks too nowadays with its tiny user base with under 1/2 Xbox having LIVE Gold vs everyone with a PS3 playing on PSN with its 32-256 player matches and FREE access to FREE internet services vs PAYING (lol) for free internet services on LIVE. Also Skyrim runs almost as bad on Xbox as PS3 so DLC or not its still rough as hell on either console.. Pc is the way to go for Skyrim,