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With Diablo III going through growing pains, perhaps you've found yourself going back to Skyrim to pick more pockets and to slay a few more dragons. The problem with Skyrim is that even though there's so much to do, it has a tendency to get repetitive, though continued updates and mods are helping to keep things fresh. The newest update, straight from Bethesda, adds a brand new element to Skyrim in the form of mounted combat.
"Skyrim now allows you to do melee and ranged combat while riding a horse," Bethesda explains in a blog post.
This is where PC elitists can thumb their nose and stick out their tongue at their console brethren, because the update is only available on the PC platform. It's currently a beta patch, but it's available today if you opt into the latest Steam Beta Update (Steam > Settings > Account tab > Beta Participation > Change).
"As far as release on other platforms, we'll let you know when have more information," Bethesda says.
In addition to mounted combat, Bethesda whipped out its mallet and squashed a boatload of bugs, a handful of which apply to the Xbox 360 even though it's not available for that platform just yet. And of course there are the usual general stability and memory optimizations.
Does the thought of mounted combat get you interested in Skyrim again? Sound off in the comments section below.
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