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Skyrim Dawnguard recognition mystifies PS3 owners

As we told you in our earlier article, the Golden Joystick Award winners have been announced and aside from GTA V being named as the ‘One to Watch’ winner, there’s no surprise to see that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim also took home a few awards, including arguably the biggest award of them all.

To fill you in, Bethesda scooped the most awards for a single game, winning three awards in the categories for Game of the Year, Best Gaming Moment and also Best RPG. The developer will obviously be pleased with yet another GOTY title after their success at the 2012 VGAs, but there may also be a bit of disbelief in the air from PS3 owners, who are surprised that the game is still picking up awards despite being dragged through the mud, with regards to the still missing infamous Dawnguard DLC expansion on the PS3.

As you can imagine, Pete Hines has been on Twitter again, expressing the company’s pleasure at picking up the new awards, but still found time to reply to yet another user query, asking him for any updates. Again unsurprisingly, there is still no official word or status update on the official PS3 release date for Dawnguard, leaving users still pondering whether Bethesda has truly given up on the missing content, or if they are taking a page out of Rockstar’s books and just deciding not to say anything at all.

The trouble there is that Rockstar can afford to do that, as they have the assurances of millions of gamers. Does Bethesda have the same luxury after all of the negative feedback towards Skyrim though? At the end of the day, PS3 gamers have put hundreds of hours into the game, under the assumption that their adventure would be continuing through official DLC support after release. It hasn’t happened though and there’s no excuse at the moment why it shouldn’t be available on two platforms and not the other.

Congratulations on the awards Bethesda, but would a tiny update on how things are progressing be too hard too ask we wonder? Let us know your thoughts on the agonizing wait for Dawnguard and whether there’s an element of frustration there on hearing that the game is still picking up awards.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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Elz
Elz

I gave up on Skyrim and found Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. I will encourage any one that likes open world rpgs to get it. The best part of this game is the combat its so much better then the hack and slash combat from skyrim.

mithrandir
mithrandir

News like this just makes me glad I bought my copy of Skyrim used.
With the great job Bethesda’s doing of alienating their PS3 fans, I’ll be sure to buy my copy of Dishonored used as well. hey won’t get a dime from me.

DragonSlayer
DragonSlayer

well they cant have my money without giving me my dlc. ive moved on to dragons dogma and its dlc (what little there is of it), DARK ARISEN will be coming later on. Also waiting on Hitman absolution

mike
mike

how many articles do we need on this one topic??

Colin
Colin

Yes! F&%K bethesda all to ubisoft. Bethesda has no excuse soim not wasting my cash on them anymore. AC3!

Thefallingleaf
Thefallingleaf

Anyone still wondering about this just move on, there is no point anymore, such patheticness does not deserve acknowledgment.
Gaming with besthesda has ended for me.

Michael Burnett

I personally am on complete agreement with most of the PS3 players on here. Skyrim PS3 Dawnguard shouldn’t actually be taking this long I mean it’s been over 4 months.

Rohan y.
Rohan y.

Men

Will
Will

Honestly stopped caring the wait for this dlc isn’t even worth it anymore when we’ve been getting the same answer for months now Bethesda sucks plain and simple

HellYEAH
HellYEAH

I don’t care anymore. Don’t get me wrong I love Skyrim but XBOX can have their exclusive Skyrim DLC. All that matters now is that PS3 gets Exclusive Content for Assassin’s Creed III.

Daniel Smith

Yet another pointless article to chuck into the hypothetical incinerator.

Evilution
Evilution

I give up now, going to trade in skyrim when I get Assassins creed 3. Loved the game, spent hundreds of hours on it. Will still buy other elder scrolls games and Fallout when released, just hope next time they have learned from their mistakes. But will get AC3, black ops 2 and hopefully they will tie me over until the Final Fantasy mmorpg comes out for ps3 in January 🙂

Don
Don

Done with skyrim, done with Bugthesda.

Celty BlackRider

that awarded is full of crap just like bethesda is they can take that award and shove it. they gave up it does NOT take this long to put a DLC out for PS3 now how come the other companies can get it out of ps3 quick like and yet bethesda has a thump up there butt how about ask for help! duh! i donbt even know why i read thses any more bc i know we (ps3 users) are not gonna set the DLC for a year i bet just bc they did so bad with fallout.

NotSoHiddenBlade
NotSoHiddenBlade

I think they should add the Lilmothiit as a playable race. It is never actually confirmed that they are extinct. Plus you have three man races, four mer races, and one man/mer mix, why not add another beast race in? Also I know this has nothing to do with Dawnguard, but i think it would be a good idea for a future dlc or update.

Phoenix919
Phoenix919

I’m frankly disappointed in Bethesda. This isn’t the first time Ma*crosoft has strong-armed it’s way into their decisions. Frankly It’s enough to make me reconsider whether or not I will be joining the Elder Scrolls Online community on principle alone.

I trolololed ps3 users mumz
I trolololed ps3 users mumz

Hahah ps3 users don’t have it lololol- am ready for the bitching ps3 users

lady
lady

who even cares anymore? assassin’s creed 3 is coming out. this has lasted far too long to really be relevant anymore. i’m sure bethesda is going to realize how many people they’ve lost by dragging their feet like this.

jason bradley
jason bradley

oh yeah no dawnguard for us….yeah that’s…that’s a real shame…..oh look assassins creed 3 is out time to move on

Will Sonak

AC3 is almost out. So my boycott of Bethesda is permanent

ThinkPS3Users
ThinkPS3Users

I’m sick of reading your comments, PS3 users. I, too, have a PS3 and I, too, am a little fed up with being kept in the dark… But are you quite finished beating a dead horse? You received what you paid for- a GOTY-winning game for $60. It would be a different story if you had paid for DLC already (perhaps in the form of a pre-order like Borderlands 2 did) but didn’t receive anything. Think about this from their standpoint. The software they’re working with is tremendously different between consoles and computers, and even between Xbox and PS3. It’s… Read more »

cowill101
cowill101

At this point you might as well just wait for the GOY Edition to be released. It will have all DLC’s preinstalled, anyway. Bethesda’s done this same thing before to PS3 gamers, I’m not too surprised, but don’t get me wrong, I’m still upset that Bethesda hasn’t fixed this by now. But, when in doubt wait for the Game of the Year Edition to come out.

Allen Heffley

Screw Bethesda, I won’t be buying their DLC anymore, they can give it to me if they want. They should give it to me to make up for my disapointment. I will however be keeping this epic game; especially now that it runs perfect.

gaara1193
gaara1193

up yours pete hines and bethesda shame on you for being awarded anything while a third if not half of your customers remain with no dlc. im fed up with waiting,let alone hearing the same old crap everytime i see a new post. im going back to oblivion and am going to enjoy the DLC that at least that game has on my ps3…utterly shameful

Enough with the favoritism
Enough with the favoritism

Bethesda can suck a big fat one, I have no care in the world for them or their “amazing” skyrim anymore, the game is sour since now I know how much love and care went into the xbox version even though their main support is PC gamers. I am done with waiting xbox can get 100 more dlc before PS3 gets Dawnguard I just cant care any longer when dawnguard comes (if it does) I probably wont even buy it.

william
william

Even if they dont give us the DLC dosnt mean i wont buy them ccouse i will mainly i just like to play there games and yet iam sure there be glitches and lag witch ant no defferant then other games i get DLC is just a DLC iam getting the new assassins creed here shortly plus there is hitman that be coming out next month on the 20th medal of honor and ill give the new black ops a try again and elder scrolls online and cant for get the best one ever in my point of veiw metal… Read more »

MarkG
MarkG

As long as the backhanders from Microsoft for Xbox exclusivity continue to land on the doorstep, so does the PS3 DLC get delayed.

Microsoft’s don’t own studios making exclusive content, so they buy 3rd party exclusivity. Braindead American gamers put them in the position of having enough money to do this.

Akub
Akub

I don’t think the DLCs matter. The GOTY awards are about the core game, which still runs fine for many.

One question about this article though. I’m pretty sure Skyrim won GOTY at the VGAs last year. They can’t win it again, can they? Skyrim was a 2011 release, not a 2012 one.

ninja
ninja

I honestly don’t care anymore. It was a great game and worth the 60 dollars when they fixed it to a degree. I was pissed about it but with assassins creed 3 coming out within 24 hours, anything skyrim shall soon be forgotten.

Bom Kitinan

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