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Skyrim's Hearthfire DLC weighs just 75MB, out now

You pay about five pence per megabyte.

Skyrim's Hearthfire DLC has been released on Xbox Marketplace for 400 Microsoft Points (about £3.40).

The pint-sized add-on weighs in at just 75MB. You pay a little under 5 pence per megabyte.

What has Bethesda squeezed into that file size? Well, Hearthfire allows you to build a house and adopt a child. Houses require you to purchase a plot of land, source the raw materials and customise the layout.

Child adoption seemingly requires nothing whatsover. There's no criminal background checks, even if you are a vampire.

But technical issues mean PlayStation 3 gamers might never see the content, or previous Skyrim DLC Dawnguard.

"This is not a problem we're positive we can solve", Bethesda's global community lead "gstaff" explained last week.

"The PS3 is a powerful system, and we're working hard to deliver the content you guys want. Dawnguard is obviously not the only DLC we've been working on either, so the issues of adding content get even more complicated. This is not a problem we're positive we can solve, but we are working together with Sony to try to bring you this content."

Skyrim: Hearthfire.
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