Skyrim Gets Creation Kit, HD Textures, Space Core Guest Star

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The long-awaited Skyrim Creation Kit has been released by Bethesda to considerable excitement in the Skyrim community. The set of modding tools will allow gamers to make changes to Skyrim and its game world, anything from deleting tiresome dialogue (“…then I took an arrow in the knee”) to creating entirely new quests, creatures or areas.

Surprisingly, one of the first mods released with the new Kit was developed by none other than Valve, developers of popular PC franchises including Half-Life, Portal and Team Fortress. The simple mod, called ‘Fall of the Space Core’, adds the titular Space Core from Portal 2 to the realm of Tamriel. While it’s nothing more than an impromptu guest appearance at the moment, it could develop into more: Valve added the ‘Vol. 1’ moniker to the end of the mod’s title. You can get it from the Skyrim Steam Workshop, which has already started to fill up with more modder-made machinations.

As well as the Skyrim Creation Kit, Bethesda also released another highly anticipated piece of content: the official HD texture pack. While you need a powerful PC to run it (at least 4 GB of RAM and 1 GB of GPU RAM), it’ll upgrade textures found in the game with much larger ones that look great at the higher resolutions.

If you haven’t yet tried Skyrim, it’s 33% off right now on the Steam mid-week sale so there’s no excuse. It’s brilliant – trust me.

This article was written by William Judd, a freelance copywriter and tech journalist. William writes for, the UK’s leading online retailer of Skylanders merchandise, including the Skylanders Triple Pack G and the Skylanders Triple Pack H

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