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Skyrim DLC Hearthfire Out Now on Xbox Live

Though it was just announced last week, Skyrim's second DLC, Hearthfire has already landed on Xbox Live.

Hearthfire is a relatively small add-on in comparison to Dawnguard, Skyrim's first DLC that added extra story content to the game. Skyrim's second DLC isn't quite as ambitious. Instead, the add-on is meant to improve the Skyrim homemaking experience. Rather than being forced to stay in an already-built home, Hearthfire now allows players to buy land, build their own homes, and even adopt children to make the game's verisimilitude of domestic life more realistic.

Like Dawnguard, Hearthfire has been made available for Xbox 360 first for 400 Microsoft Points ($5). Presumably, a PC release will be coming in the following weeks. However, PlayStation 3 players will be once again forced to sit out. The original technical issues that prevented Dawnguard from making it onto PS3 plague Hearthfire as well, so it'll be a long while before any Skyrim DLC, if ever, make it onto PS3.

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  • devotiecon
    lol at ps3 owners
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  • dingo07
    I'm actually excited about this DLC (for PC of course)- I can't wait to be able to build my own house, just so that I can house all the dope gear and weapons I accumulated - and I'm only 193 hours into Skyrim to begin with. I just hope the Weapon Room, or whatever its gonna be called, is Huge.
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  • I wish I could move my PS3 save over to my PC. Unfortunately at the time when I bought Skyrim I didn't have a PC
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  • ZakTheEvil
    Eh, makes me want to go back and play Skyrim, but I've spent over 500h playing it in January. I'm afraid to start again :)
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  • john_4
    Sad to see Bethesda become a bitch for MS.
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  • alextheblue
    Dingo07I'm actually excited about this DLC (for PC of course)- I can't wait to be able to build my own house, just so that I can house all the dope gear and weapons I accumulated - and I'm only 193 hours into Skyrim to begin with. I just hope the Weapon Room, or whatever its gonna be called, is Huge.I just had a horrible, terrible thought. How the eff am I going to haul all my crap from my existing homes to my new giant custom home?? A few hundred pounds at a time? I hope they add some sort of moving service where you can hire somebody to haul stuff away and put it in your new home in a designated box. That would be completely awesome for major digital packrats like me.john_4Sad to see Bethesda become a bitch for MS.The Xbox version has been very lucrative for them. I own the game and first expansion on PC (via Steam) and I'm not the least bit resentful, because as long as they thrive and continue to put out a PC version, I'm happy.
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  • alextheblue
    Mercury8619My message to Bethesda is...."I'm so done with you because you guys make excuses not to release dlc's for PS3.Nice excuse about not being able to release Dawnguard for PS3 because...You guys cant fix it because PS3's frail RAM cant take handle. Yeah,real cute,blame it on Sony,stupid Motherfu#kers."The PS3 only has 256MB of main memory and 256MB for the GPU. The 360 has 512MB of shared memory which developers can divide between CPU and GPU however they need to. They had a hard enough time getting it to run as well as it does on PS3. Frankly I thought it ran pretty well on PS3 for this type of vast open world game.
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  • madjimms
    This is one of the things that I always enjoyed about Bethesda games, HOUSES! I love the idea of DESIGNING a house, not just living in one.
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  • fuzzion
    Elder scrolls IV with updated graphics,etc in addon version 2.0 is a must for those that have never tried part IV.
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  • Pinhedd
    ZakTheEvilEh, makes me want to go back and play Skyrim, but I've spent over 500h playing it in January. I'm afraid to start again
    500 HOURS? There are only 744 hours in a month. This means that you played for over 16 hours per day! Well done!
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