New Skyrim DLC is out, lets you play house

Ever wanted to build a house and raise a family, all while in the comfort of your squalid studio apartment? Then boy, does Bethesda have a treat for you. The latest slice of downloadable content for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has become available on Steam. For the low, low price of $4.99, Hearthfire lets you achieve in-game what your crippling social anxiety and potential glandular problems make all but unattainable in real life. Behold!

If you’re too overcome with excitement to watch the whole two-minute video, here’s the sales pitch from Bethesda’s blog post:

In case you missed it, with Heathfire you can purchase land and build your own home from the ground up – from a simple one-room cottage to a sprawling compound complete with an armory, alchemy laboratory, stable, garden, and more. Use all-new tools like the drafting table and carpenter’s workbench to transform quarried stone, clay, and sawn logs into structures and furnishings. Even transform your house into a home by adopting children.

To be fair, there is something uncannily satisfying about having your own house in Elder Scrolls games. I remember, back in the days of Morrowind, choosing the nicest and roomiest domicile in Balmora, violently emptying it of its residents, and then filling it with loot. I must have spent hours arranging potions on shelves and hawking the former residents’ possessions for gold. Ah, those were the days.

Of course, now that I have a real-life home all to myself, the prospect of playing house in a video game is much less appealing. But Hearthfire does look neat… and it is only five bucks.

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    • CaptTomato
    • 7 years ago

    Waiting for Enderal…..total conversion mod for Skyrim
    [url<]http://www.moddb.com/mods/enderal/news/enderal-the-shards-of-order[/url<]

    • chuckula
    • 7 years ago

    Dude.. having to take care of a house in real life is enough work, I don’t need to deal with home maintenance in my video games too.

    • xii
    • 7 years ago

    Don’t people usually play games to get away from exactly that? I guess the next DLC is the “cubicle mod”…

    • abw
    • 7 years ago

    I would boyocott those rigged games…
    TR has made an article about CPUs and game without noticing that some
    of the results were quite unlogicals…

    Driven by 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors, you can enjoy immersive22 gaming on titles that are optimized for Intel HD Graphics21, including: Star Wars: The Old Republic, Call of Duty*: Modern Warfare* 3, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and Batman: Arkham City.

    [url<]http://m.intel.com.au/content/intel-...ics.touch.html[/url<] Now go check the last two games benchs in the "famous" TR article and you ll understand how efficients those "optimizations" were to trash the competition even using blatlantly inferior products..

    • egon
    • 7 years ago

    It’s what my little sister always wanted in a video game. Alas, this was years before anything Sims-like existed, for which I’m thankful – it meant I didn’t have to fight for time on our single home computer because she wanted to play her ‘house’ game.

    • 2x4
    • 7 years ago
    • south side sammy
    • 7 years ago

    Wow, Ken and Barbie hit Skyrim………… think they have to pay royalties ?

    • d0g_p00p
    • 7 years ago

    This is a joke right?

    • glacius555
    • 7 years ago

    NOW I know what I wanna do this evening – listen to Morrowind music..

    • PrincipalSkinner
    • 7 years ago

    Sims4Skyrim.

    • TheMonkeyKing
    • 7 years ago

    Great. You’ll have guys get their parents into the game so their character can mooch for free in their Skyrim house’s basement.

    • brucethemoose
    • 7 years ago

    Modders made this months ago.

    • Ryu Connor
    • 7 years ago

    Is it bad that the headline immediately made me think, “Hugh Laurie?”

      • superjawes
      • 7 years ago

      IT’S NOT LYCANTHROPY!

        • NeelyCam
        • 7 years ago

        Lol, clever!

    • Aveon
    • 7 years ago

    Lets activate the nude mod and build a whore house ! 😀

    A Whore a day keeps the dragon Away !

      • TheMonkeyKing
      • 7 years ago

      Already got my floor plan ready!
      [url<]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_KXWZrEefy7I/SsR1_UDVYXI/AAAAAAAAAYQ/dqTfOubgfCU/Beetlejuice_Dantes-Inferno-Brothel.jpg[/url<]

        • Aveon
        • 7 years ago

        Nice one ! Monkey king

    • Hattig
    • 7 years ago

    Can I build a dungeon? Or a massive tower? Can I force my adopted children to work in my fields 16 hours a day, in return for gruel?

      • sweatshopking
      • 7 years ago

      Y U WASTE GRUEL ON CHILRDEN?

        • MadManOriginal
        • 7 years ago

        How is babby formed?

          • bthylafh
          • 7 years ago

          How girl get pragnent?

            • sweatshopking
            • 7 years ago

            YAEH?!! WHY ONLY ADOPTION?! WHY IS MY WIFE BARREN?!?1 I ASSUME MY PARTS ARE [b<] POTENT [/b<]

    • sweatshopking
    • 7 years ago

    5$ to make a house? how can you say “only five bucks”?? damn i hate dlc.

      • MadManOriginal
      • 7 years ago

      It’s a clear sign the housing market has bottomed.

      • mcnabney
      • 7 years ago

      This is actually the kind of DLC which makes sense and I like to have available. It is not the 0-day type that feels like regular game content that was cut-out.

    • Sargent Duck
    • 7 years ago

    That house was a little dreary. Needs some curtains.

    • Alexko
    • 7 years ago

    “To be fair, there is something uncannily satisfying about having your own house in Elder Scrolls games. I remember, back in the days of Morrowind, choosing the nicest and roomiest domicile in Balmora, violently emptying it of its residents, and then filling it with loot. I must have spent hours arranging potions on shelves and hawking the former residents’ possessions for gold. Ah, those were the days.”

    You monster!

    You know, the Hlaalu quest line eventually lets you build your own estate, just a couple of minutes away from Balmora. I guess the suburban lifestyle just wasn’t for you.

      • chµck
      • 7 years ago

      [quote<] just a couple of minutes away from Balmora[/quote<] I _hated_ walking around for minutes just to get somewhere.

        • Alexko
        • 7 years ago

        Yeah, it does get annoying after the first few hours of gameplay.

    • Bensam123
    • 7 years ago

    lol! One of my friends did the same thing.

    While the DLC seems cool, you really have to visit the mods section of skyrim.nexus… There are some people that are insanely passionate about this game and make tons of content for it (adult or otherwise). Some of it is very, very well done… even on par or above professional grade work. Also another example of why PC gaming isn’t dead and why mods are awesome.

      • Faiakes
      • 7 years ago

      This mod already exists. Why pay for it?

        • mcnabney
        • 7 years ago

        Not quite. The construction interface, child interaction, and interloper defense is not. You can build your dream house with online tools, but using the DLC will be much easier.

          • Bensam123
          • 7 years ago

          I dunno… some would see using mods as building your ‘dream game’ made up of a ton of different pieces (or mods).

    • Game_boy
    • 7 years ago

    Is this coming to the PS3? I see a lot of conflicting information.

      • Arclight
      • 7 years ago

      Steam logo says only Windows PC.

        • kumori
        • 7 years ago

        That just means it’s not for OSX.

      • Jigar
      • 7 years ago

      HAHAHAHAHAHA – take that consoles. 😛

        • kumori
        • 7 years ago

        The Hearthfire DLC was first released for Xbox 360 about a month ago.

        • NeelyCam
        • 7 years ago

        You suck. I hope a nasty virus destroys your PC

          • MadManOriginal
          • 7 years ago

          Hey, just because it happened to your private parts is no reason to hope the same fate upon others.

          • superjawes
          • 7 years ago

          It’s more likely that Sony’s firmware will brick your PS3.

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