Oblivion Mehrunes' Razor add-on dated

Downloadable quest will allow PC and Xbox 360 role-players to explore the largest dungeon in Cyrodiil later this week.

Bethesda Softworks today put a release date on the latest add-on for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. PC and Xbox 360 players eager for more content will be able to download the Mehrunes' Razor quest for a fee starting Thursday.

The new quest revolves around a powerful mage in search of the Daedric artifact Mehrunes' Razor. The Razor has the ability to instantly kill enemies, and the mage intends to use it to overthrow the Empire. Players will have to explore the largest dungeon in the game in order to ferret out the mage and claim the Razor as their own. The quest will also add 17 new magic items and a dozen new books, notes, and journals to read.

Mehrunes' Razor will be the most expensive download yet, coming in at $2.99 for PC users and 250 Marketplace points ($3.13) for Xbox 360 owners. For more information, check out the official Oblivion downloads Web site.

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halogu117
halogu117

I downloaded this yesturday, ( free =O) and its a very fun quest I recommend it

Guidochua
Guidochua

this should be free, Bethesda you evil greedy scums of yore

minos30
minos30

People always have to whine about everything, if its too "expensive" $3.13...???, if the strap comes off, if its black, if bla bla bla... don't like something?? DON'T BUY IT! can't afford it?? get a job nothing is easy in life, grow up!!!

felinoo
felinoo

When will this be available in another countries, (mexico) i live in the border and things that xbox live offers are different, here in mexico all those new quest are not available, only pictures and themes, i wonder when will it be available, a friend connected to the U.S. xbox live service from here only cause he used a prepaid card that he bought in U.S., well i the point is that all downloads should be available in all countries at the same time, i don't want to start using a memory card to download stuff there and then take it to my xbox, i'm just separated by a bridge to get my downloads.

Eternal_Solitude
Eternal_Solitude

I dont know if I ll buy any now or wait and see if the prices will drop ( yeah I know im a cheap bastard but what ever) but I do want the mages tower and the pirate ship (Pirates Rule)

blackwing837
blackwing837

^^^same here...NOW IF THEY OPEN THE ARENA FOR BATTLE AGIANST OTHER REAL PEOPLE ONLINE...I AM THERE Posted Jun 13, 2006 11:08 am PT You know they will probably do that...

VDub032
VDub032

It's amazing how cheap people are. You pay 299-399 for a 360, then complain about 2.99? Please. Stop whining.

Free_Knight_92
Free_Knight_92

I purchased all of the mods (feeling stupid about that) with the hope that maybe the quality would pick up, but it was very disappointing. The Mehrunes Razor quest was slightly ridiculous. The big "quest" had a very thin and cliched story, and it was all told in journals and quest logs. There was no original dialog at all. Bethesda, you disappointment me.

DocRock99
DocRock99

Yo, I bought the (gasp) $2.99 expansion, and (having played it for a couple of hours now) it is indeed huge, there are some really great magic items (check out the Assassin's gear), and I'm not even close to having finished the mod. Maybe I'm too easy to please, but I have gotten pleasure out of all the mods I have bought from Bethesda. True, the Orrery was more fun doing the quest than having the thing work as far as what your character gets, but the graphics are make up for it; it's fascinating to watch the mechanism. The Wizard's Tower made it possible for me to enchant and create new spells before I had been inducted into the Mage's Guild, and the garden is worth the price itself. The Horse Armor does indeed give your horsie more hit points. I just use Convalescence on my chestnut after every battle on the road. The Improve Your Horse quest really does improve that horse. I have't bought the pirate ship mod, since I'm not all that stealth-based this time through the game. Next time, maybe. Look, for all the great modmakers out there, it ramains that Bethesda knows the Elder Scrolls Construction Set as well as anybody could. Nobody's making you buy mods. Did you see that Bethesda is making a "Fallout III" based on the OB engine?

snipercomplete
snipercomplete

i personally dont know about all of you, but this game needs ad-ons, it is just to small, well, not small, but very few towns, and fast-travel. i preffered morrowind, but thes graphics are better.

ryokinshin
ryokinshin

they need to put out something huge for 5-10 dollars, a lot of ppl would pay for that over small stuff fpr 2-3 dollars

BigGhostrider
BigGhostrider

Over time, they should reduce the cost of these add ons...

TheLewa
TheLewa

Its probably to late to get into this debate, but all of you suggest that they make this content cheaper still or even free when that is just not plausible. It takes the developer's people time to create this content, even the horse armor took plenty of time I'm sure, and most people who work don't work for free. So the money to pay them has to come from somewhere. If you don't want to pay that much (cheapskates) then dont it's that simple, you dont need to complain about the price in order to not buy it. For the record though I've never played Oblivion and hated Morrowind...so yeah...

Eggy78
Eggy78

I cannot even begin to explain or understand why I feel so driven to get into this. I'm sure I'm in some sort of strange minority here, but I feel like I got the deal of a lifetime on Oblivion. It's like all-you-can eat amazing steak or something. Really, really, fantastic, and not that expensive. I feel guilty for playing the game so much and only paying $70 for it. I do enjoy the expansions, with the exception of the Horse Armor (slightly unrelated--has anyone found the "Horse Armor Plans" in the game? I got them and it says to take them to Chestnut Handy stables, but I can't do anything with them and can't remove them from inventory because they're a quest item). I am happy to give them as much money as it takes (in $2-3 increments) to make sure that great games like this keep coming out. You get great food, you tip your waiter. You get a great game, cut the devs some slack. And, as has been said many times in this thread, if you don't want to, you don't have to, and there's nothing wrong with that. Do what you like, but don't get angry about it. I'm not mad at Wal-Mart of Best Buy for selling stuff I want but am not willing to pay for. Goodnight.

EverteMax
EverteMax

Seriously, you wan entertainment, you pay. It's the rule of the world. You don't wan to follow that rule, then go live in a cave.

thatguytony
thatguytony

Wow bloodoflamb, you showed me, again making assumptions that you can't actually back up with fact. I am humbled by your superior intellect, just kidding, I'm not. When you can actually back anything you say up with fact instead of a snide "I know more than everyone else" attitude, let me know.

Bloodoflamb
Bloodoflamb

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OPOLO
OPOLO

Although I lost my saved game because 360 HD crashed - I'll buy this and start over

BlackdogGT
BlackdogGT

I can handle $3. Most of you can too. And I'm MORE than willing to drop it on what has culminated into one of my favorite games of all time. Give me MORE, Bethesda!

vamroc
vamroc

Um if you use the proper Sigil Stones and the right weapons you can make one hit kill weapons on your own. Like my sister weapons Thor's Kiss and Odin's Wrath. The first is an Iron War Hammer that has the Dispell Enchantment Sigil bonded to it the second is a silver long sword with the Lightening Sigil bonded to it. Oh hell yes Odin's Wrath F**ks up undead in a major way by being both silver and magical. While Thor's Kiss does all the damage of an Iron War Hammer plus it dismisses all magical effects from items, weapons and enchantments the person hit by it has in there possesion for as long as 30 seconds. What do call a wizard hit by Thor's Kiss? A dead f**king wizard thats what.

arsefacex
arsefacex

O_O I can't wait until this is available!!! HUGE DUNGEON!?COOOOL! And a weapon that kills enemies instantly? Interesting............

LordGamer0001
LordGamer0001

thats cool but all these add ons could make a person go broke.

Carpe_Noctum
Carpe_Noctum

No thanks. And I doubt that anyone that posted about the price can't afford it, it's a matter of value, so get off the " get a job" line.

thatguytony
thatguytony

Bloodoflamb Lol loz. They could have developed it for the PC for the same price (AND BEFORE THE XBOX360 CAME OUT), then PORTED IT TO THE XBOX360. The "steep next gen developing cost" aren't that steep. Developers and publishers are just using the excuse so they can charge gamers more. Well thank you for your expert opinion, its nice to get the scoop from a game developer. Oh, your not a game developer you say? So where do you get this info from? Out of your butt you say, well that makes sense. When you actually get a job in the industry and can back up your rants with actual facts, let us know. Otherwise, please STFU you preachy know it all.

Bloodoflamb
Bloodoflamb

Lol loz. They could have developed it for the PC for the same price (AND BEFORE THE XBOX360 CAME OUT), then PORTED IT TO THE XBOX360. The "steep next gen developing cost" aren't that steep. Developers and publishers are just using the excuse so they can charge gamers more.

nintendorocks
nintendorocks

Bethesda and 2K never cease to amaze me with Oblivion. It's just amazing how large this game is and countinues to be.

lozandier
lozandier

This is a fair price considering the hefty Next Gen prices and dev costs for "next gen" quality. Think about it; they don't have to make Additional Content but they make them for their fans and supporters of their game. With the STEEP next gen costs. you HAVE to sell a LOT of copies to turn a profit. I mean if it was the last gen, sure; you can argue the prices are way to0 high. The Math above about 200 hours of gameplay @ 70 or 60 dollars is misleading. Add the software required to make the models of the game; the costs of the workers and their hourly wages and what not and you will see WE are getting the better end of the bargain. The most overly priced content was Horse Armor Download and it is a fair arguement that is was overpriced but the other content is reasonably fair considering we don't know how long it took AND COST to make it. The content is fan service people, not content they dibliberately removed from the game and charge us for it. (Even though the Horse Armor feels ironically like that). And Take Two cares for the fans giving us this new content. Tell me what other game has more in-game content in a short period like Oblivion? And people are outraged they have to pay for this content; it is a considerable arguement... but with next gen steep prices only the blockbuster publishers and developers could afford that like EA; Take Two DEF. Can't after how much money they lost and the 75 billion dollars they COULD have loss because of the GTA hot coffee scandal....

pundog
pundog

Sure $3.00 isn't much but it adds up over time. Am I the only person here to go on an iTunes binge? Ouch.

SJTR
SJTR

Can't wait!!

bulldog7
bulldog7

ya this seems like a rip off still. it should cost 50 points at the most. and instant kills? that sounds really darn boring to me!!! I love Oblivion, but the downloads so far are just garbage for the price you pay, especially for the 360 version which already costs $10 more. arrrg. Bethesda, you truly must hate your fans, and i'm a HUGE fan!!!!!! (i'm pissed cause i'll probably end up getting it. arrrrrg!!!!)

Imavnas
Imavnas

"FUN FACT: Not having enough servers doesn't mean you aren't making a killer profit, it just means you don't want to shell out the additional money required to get more. WoW is making Blizzard a ton of money, there's no denying that. Just look at their monthly earnings. Blizzard is a great company that provides excellent consumer relations, but this doesn't mean Bethesda isn't either." Thats completely off topic. What does it matter what they earn? Did I say Blizzard didnt make a fortune? No I didnt. I said that they arent changing the monthly prices regardless of what it is they need to do to fix the game, and regardless of the amount of users (which is now a ridiculous 6 mil). But yet their fixing in game bugs and NOT telling its consumers; "Start over or too bad" like ive been getting so many times ive caled Bethesda over multiple game glitches. Yet Bethesda is continually pumping out add-ons that cost far more than they should (and yes fine, you dont have to purchase them) instead of working on PATCHING a game with an insane amount of bugs just because theyve gotten ridiculously greedy. And if you ARE a PC user, it makes even less sense why youd even SUPPORT such an add-on as the mod community released this stuff a couple months back already for free. "You say I managed to get myself a copy that doesn't have serious problems. So are you saying that some copies of the game come designed with different source code than others? If so, the only person who's out of the information loop here is you, pal. If the game isn't working right, it's a hardware issue (a problem that needs to be addressed in some cases, but you can only do so much with QA). If the game doesn't run because you got a copy with serious problems, then it's a problem with your disc and hopefully you'll get another one (companies often send new ones, I don't know what Bethesda's policy is, but I don't really care right now, either). If there's an issue with a quest or the code causing gameplay problems, then use the console, CS, etc. and IT CAN BE FIXED. All it takes is not being a dolt." You call that consumer friendly? If you cant fix the problem yourself your a dolt? How many gamers do you think know enough about comps to fix the problems themselves? Hell id venture out to guess a good deal dont even know what the term source code is. Thats like knowlingly selling someone a bad car and telling them when they come back to get it fixed that they should be able to fix it themselves or their just stupid. How many people do you know own a car and dont know anything about it except how to drive it? Alot. And yes, I fully understand it has to do with the hardware. But thats the problem. Bethesda shouldve stamped out this problem in pre production. And if they missed something, they shouldve gotten to fixing it fast, not like what theyve been doing. And theirs plenty of unfixable problems on the PC version as well. Scan through the forum links I gave you and youll find a decent few (i.e. problems with actual source code that actually require patching).

rykh
rykh

Not for me, I can rent a whole game for 5 days at that price.

Jamesp2005
Jamesp2005

Simple solution. If you think the add ons is a rip off then don't buy them. There are enough different forums online to find out what all is on each add on so you can find out before you buy.

bigcaz
bigcaz

yeah i agree wiv Imavnas

RoboWizard
RoboWizard

"Luck of the draw, as simple as that. You managed to get yourself a copy that doesnt have serious problems. With that said, Bethesda is still being quite ignorant of their consumer fanbase by releasing priced add-ons while doing little to nothing to fix the problems. And worse yet, the one patch they DO release is aimed at fixing a problem that ISNT hampering gamers but is actually giving them a little entertainment. And in the end it didnt even fix that." Calling into question my knowledge of the game industry? Oh, it's on now. You say I managed to get myself a copy that doesn't have serious problems. So are you saying that some copies of the game come designed with different source code than others? If so, the only person who's out of the information loop here is you, pal. If the game isn't working right, it's a hardware issue (a problem that needs to be addressed in some cases, but you can only do so much with QA). If the game doesn't run because you got a copy with serious problems, then it's a problem with your disc and hopefully you'll get another one (companies often send new ones, I don't know what Bethesda's policy is, but I don't really care right now, either). If there's an issue with a quest or the code causing gameplay problems, then use the console, CS, etc. and IT CAN BE FIXED. All it takes is not being a dolt. "And yet Blizzard has been adding an enormous amount of content since a month after its release, and every content adding patch also fixes a myriad of bugs found within the game. Considering their dealing with 6 million + users, and that even now their lacking enough servers to keep many users in Europe from even logging on, its amazing that their not passing the costs over to the consumer and charging more than 13 bucks a month to pay for the enormous server costs. From the sound of it, I dont think you understand where money goes to in the gaming industry at all." FUN FACT: Not having enough servers doesn't mean you aren't making a killer profit, it just means you don't want to shell out the additional money required to get more. WoW is making Blizzard a ton of money, there's no denying that. Just look at their monthly earnings. Blizzard is a great company that provides excellent consumer relations, but this doesn't mean Bethesda isn't either.

Imavnas
Imavnas

"Yes, the PC version has bugs. Yes, I've come accross my fair share of them. Why am I still satisfied with my Oblivion Experience? Because I can use fan-made mods, the construction set, the console, or often-times just a little ingenuity to overcome these problems, and so far nothing has slowed down my progress for more than a few minutes." Luck of the draw, as simple as that. You managed to get yourself a copy that doesnt have serious problems. With that said, Bethesda is still being quite ignorant of their consumer fanbase by releasing priced add-ons while doing little to nothing to fix the problems. And worse yet, the one patch they DO release is aimed at fixing a problem that ISNT hampering gamers but is actually giving them a little entertainment. And in the end it didnt even fix that. "...but then you have WoW, a game that does the exact same thing, only in a different manner, and these same people shovel more and more of their money into them without objection simply because it's become a standard within the industry. The idea is: double standards are lame." And yet Blizzard has been adding an enormous amount of content since a month after its release, and every content adding patch also fixes a myriad of bugs found within the game. Considering their dealing with 6 million + users, and that even now their lacking enough servers to keep many users in Europe from even logging on, its amazing that their not passing the costs over to the consumer and charging more than 13 bucks a month to pay for the enormous server costs. From the sound of it, I dont think you understand where money goes to in the gaming industry at all.

bigcaz
bigcaz

hell to that its a rip off i like oblivion the way it is and paying for new stuff is just not happenin

SolidRanger84
SolidRanger84

Sounds cool to me...I think I can come up with that much out of my change jar

RoboWizard
RoboWizard

"And the PC version is also filled with Bugs. Want proof? Heres the link to the Elder Scrolls forums subection called: Hardware And Software Issues. - http://www.elderscrolls.com/forums/index.php?s=be7ecd805157889a36 3f4646b93db333&showforum=23 Even if we assume that 2/3 of the threads in that section arent related to bugs, that still leaves an ENORMOUS amount of bug issues. And by the way, theres like 15 to 20 x360 related threads on there, the rest are all PC. So your just lucky." Yes, the PC version has bugs. Yes, I've come accross my fair share of them. Why am I still satisfied with my Oblivion Experience? Because I can use fan-made mods, the construction set, the console, or often-times just a little ingenuity to overcome these problems, and so far nothing has slowed down my progress for more than a few minutes.

RoboWizard
RoboWizard

The point is people keep raising trivial objections about a "pay as you go system" wherein Bethesda plan to make a profit off of their work instead of simply: A) handing it out for free or B) charging only what is necessary to cover their costs ...but then you have WoW, a game that does the exact same thing, only in a different manner, and these same people shovel more and more of their money into them without objection simply because it's become a standard within the industry. The idea is: double standards are lame.

Imavnas
Imavnas

"And this is why I have the PC version." And the PC version is also filled with Bugs. Want proof? Heres the link to the Elder Scrolls forums subection called: Hardware And Software Issues. - http://www.elderscrolls.com/forums/index.php?s=be7ecd805157889a36 3f4646b93db333&showforum=23 Even if we assume that 2/3 of the threads in that section arent related to bugs, that still leaves an ENORMOUS amount of bug issues. And by the way, theres like 15 to 20 x360 related threads on there, the rest are all PC. So your just lucky.

Bloodoflamb
Bloodoflamb

It's one of the reasons I don't play MMO's. However, what you first stated made it seem like people shouldn't be paying anything per month to play these games.

RoboWizard
RoboWizard

There are much bigger scams in this world than charging $2.00 for an aethetic enhancement to your horse. Some people like it, some don't. Either way, you're not going to declare bankruptcy over it, so who cares?

RoboWizard
RoboWizard

"And this site CONVENIENTLY forgot to mention that some versions of the game are FILLED with bugs, and that even the patch Bethesda just released does VERY little to fix them. Personally, Id give this game an 8/10. Why so low? When you take 200 hours of your life trying to power lvl a character in an rpg just to have it stop short because of a 'unfixable" glitch (these jerks could fix it in a seconds notice too if they concentrated on stamping out the bugs and not on charging you for add-ons) in the game, you get pissed. When you Call Bethesda and they tell you to START OVER, you curse the bloody hell out of them and wish their game burn in the deepest pits of oblivion." And this is why I have the PC version.

Bloodoflamb
Bloodoflamb

www.rif.com I stated that I did download some of the previous add-on offerings with no indication of the amount of content that would be added. After I found that each one was a 5 minute or less offering I was pretty pissed. Why add these minimal offering if you're going to charge so much for them?