Huge Steam sale on Bethesda games, while Dawnguard is quietly released on PC

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim

By on August 3, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Bethesda are having a huge sale on Steam for the next couple of days. Until the end of the weekend, you can pick up the QuakeCon 2012 pack, a huge collection of id software and Bethesda softworks titles for $134.99, which is a massive 74% off. I think I counted about 26 individual games in there, with all their DLC and expansions including Skyrim, Oblivion and Morrowind, Fallout and New Vegas, and basically every Quake ever.

If you’re not interested in picking up the whole deal, Bethesda will be having smaller sales on individual games over the weekend as well, starting with all The Elder Scrolls at up to 66% off today (include Skyrim). RAGE will be 50% off tomorrow, followed by all the Fallout titles, then all Quake and DOOM titles on Monday.

There is a further deal available whereby if you preorder Dishonored at the same time as the QuakeCon pack, you will receive even more of a discount (and Arx Fatalis) but unfortunately that deal isn’t available in Australia yet, as Dishonored has not yet been rated.

As an even further side note, showing up on Steam today is the Skyrim DLC Dawnguard, which was mysteriously dropped overnight without a word of warning or announcement – despite saying less than a week ago that they “had no timeline” for the release.

Source: Press Release

10 comments (Leave your own)

My steam says that dawnguard is coming out today and is going to be 25 bucks, seems a little sudden but good news i guess

 

Dawnguard isn’t discounted. Also, it’s price jacked $5 for Aussies for no apparent reason.

 

They can’t even use the normal excuse that its our retailers pressuring for price parity, as this is DLC. Its Bethesda purely embracing region pricing for their own profit and nothing to do with local distributers.

 

Good point Pal, I’ll edit that.

 

Last year Aussies could get the quake con pack at the same price as the US (its the only reason I have most Bethesda titles in my steam library) This yeah they jacked that up too, The US get the Quake con pack for $99

 

Just bought Skyrim :) Getting ready to say goodbye to many hours of my time…

 

matthewdev:
Just bought Skyrim :) Getting ready to say goodbye to many hours of my time…

Don’t bother… it’s pretty poor

 

neodewolf: Don’t bother… it’s pretty poor

don’t listen to this guy, it is – at the very LEAST worth you money to give it a go. a lot less could be said of other games.

That said… I think Bethesda should actually be applauded for their conduct in this manner. They drew up a shitload of press-a-bulloo in saying they didn’t know when it was coming for PC; but didnt leave it too long without releasing it.

Perfect amount of cheeky-shittery. Well played Bethesda :D

 

zombywolf: don’t listen to this guy, it is – at the very LEAST worth you money to give it a go. a lot less could be said of other games.

Exactly I figure for only $30 it’s not the end of the world if I don’t get right into it :) And the vast majority of people I know who have played it rate it pretty high

 

matthewdev: Exactly I figure for only $30 it’s not the end of the world if I don’t get right into it :) And the vast majority of people I know who have played it rate it pretty high

Something else to consider, Skyrim has excellent mod support (for a new game). You can use the integrated steam workshop or mods from Skyrim Nexus etc.

$30 doesn’t just buy you Skyrim (which in itself is a good game), but it also buys you a butt-load of mods and potential which directly translates to more re-playability and value for money.

Just have a look at something like MERP (Middle-Earth total conversion that’s shaping up well). The fact that it’s even possible is incredible. Same goes for the previous games in that engine (Oblivion, Fallout 3 + NV). Some of the mods give them infinitely more replay value. Despite these games usually having problems, many of them get fixed with mods, which simply doesn’t happen with other games.

If you have a beefy machine, I’d start with more of the visuals-centric mods and bug-fix mods (Skyrim Unofficial Patch, crafting/smithing fixes etc) for a more vanilla experience. Then have a go at the more gameplay changing stuff afterwards.

 
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