A while ago, Eiji Aonuma, best know as being the longtime producer and director of "The Legend of Zelda," told the whole world that he had checked out "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim."
And as is often the case, one thing led to another, and next thing you know, there were rumors going around that the next Zelda would be heavily influenced by Skyrim.
Which to be honest, is not the craziest of notions; word has it that playing "Shadows of the Colossus" at E3 many years back played a part in Twilight Princess. Though the most piece of speculation is just that and nothing more.
"Dragon Age: Inquisition," BioWare's hotly anticipated -- by yours truly, at least -- follow-up to the much-maligned "Dragon Age II," is the cover story for this month's issue of Game Informer. As a result, new details are starting to leak out like so many demons from a tear in the Veil.
"Falskaar" is a fan-made mod for "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim." That's not really that unusual -- mods for popular games are a dime a dozen -- but "Falskaar" took 19-year-old Alexander Vilicky over 2,000 to design, develop, and implement, and it adds almost 25 hours of Draugr-slashing content, 26 quests (including a new storyline), unique spells and abilities, full voice acting, and its own soundtrack.
Bethesda's offerings at E3 last week included "Wolfenstein: The New Order," Shinji Mikami's "The Evil Within," and "The Elder Scrolls Online." A fine presentation, I reckon, but notable for the lack of any word on "Prey 2" or a new "Fallout" project.
Pete Hines, the vice president of PR and marketing at Bethesda Softworks, has been making the rounds since then, though, giving fans much-needed (though not always illuminating) updates on his company's stable of games.
Deviantart user fireofashk created this collection of house banners for the various factions in "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" in the style of "Game of Thrones"--complete with house mottos and sigils, and everything.
After the jump, check them out. Which is your favorite? While Gray Mane is a little too Third Reich for my taste, Storm Cloak and Storm Fist are the best of the lot, to my mind.
Kiala again! From the XBox livestream! I have feelings to share with you about stuff I disliked. Enjoy.
Ahhhh the livestream. It always feels like attending a Tony Robbins motivational seminar - or a school assembly. I generally spend the entire thing hoping someone will trip or swear or say something blatantly offensive because I am a 12 year old at heart forever. And yet, this XBox event was (unfortunately for me) relatively smooth and nary an awkward moment to be found. I did manage to find fault with some stuff because criticizing amazing leaps in technology which I have no talent for is fun!
The only thing better than controlling an awesome character in a game is making that character ride an awesome mount. The years have been filled with many to remember, and we've selected some of our favorites (from giant shoes to undead horses) to share with you after the break! Read More...
Hey, remember that crazy contest to any parent that could birth a child by 11.11.11. and also name him/her Dovahkiin? Bet this sultry tune would have helped out in the process!
Am I the only one getting all hot and bothered from that video? Who knew the Dragonborn was so smooth -- what with the velvety notes of a tenor sax making sweet love to the main theme of "Skyrim." Read More...