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  • Watch Fallout 3 Beaten in Under 24 Minutes Fallout 3
    I personally spent close to 100 hours exploring the Capital Wasteland if Fallout 3, so seeing this guy do it in 23 minutes and 55 seconds is both impressive and a little sad, because he runs by so much cool stuff. I’m sure, however, to get good enough to do this he must have played the game in full several times.
    This speedrun is from BubblesDelFuego, beating his own old record of 24:20. The run is what’s known as an “any percentage” run, which means just getting to the end.
    Of course it’s not all done straight through, or in anything like ...
  • Get the Most Out of TESO Alchemy With This Guide TESO Alchemy
    Here’s a very good guide to alchemy in The Elder Scrolls Online by Odin Online.
    The video shows you how to mix various waters and reagents for their maximum effects in potions and poisons. It also goes into other benefits of leveling the alchemy skill. It’s well edited and pleasantly laid out.
    I know that messing around with plants and potions doesn’t seem that cool compared to running around and hitting things, but as in past Elder Scrolls games, in TESO it can be very useful. If you do it right you can make some serious gold and help you out in ...
  • Skyrim Just Keeps Getting Prettier, Thanks to Modders
    This latest version of the Skyrim RealVision ENB is pure porn. The graphics have been tuned up so much by this series of modifications that it looks almost like a new game. If people want to keep shining up Skyrim indefinitely, I’m down for it.
    This new trailer for the ENB does a brilliant job of showing off how lifelike and beautiful everything can be.
    I am a little thrown by the fact that this Skyrim video features a voiceover by Leliana of the Dragon Age series, as part of a cover version of “Leliana’s Song” from that series. But it is ...
  • Funny Skyrim Glitch: Bizarre Twisted Manwolf Skyrim Half Werewolf
    The YouTuber here must have really, really pissed off Hircine. He tried to become a Werewolf, but got trapped in this freakish, glitchy form that’s a little more man than werewolf.
    The glitched form can use weapons, although not very well, do shouts, and can wear armor if you don’t mind some nightmare fuel. One leg appears to be mostly human. It also can’t die, as is the case will all truly unholy things.
    The model is extremely glitched and contorted, but it kind of makes sense if you’re roleplaying the character as horribly cursed.
  • ‘Indie Elder Scrolls’ Frontiers Delayed Fronties
    Frontiers is an ambitious Elder Scrolls-type RPG. It’s not as polished as Skyrim, but then again, it’s made by just a couple of people, so the fact that they’ve been able to get so close has been amazing. Heck, in Frontiers you have gliders, so that’s one up on recent non-flying Elder Scrolls games.
    Unfortunately, the crowdfunded game didn’t make its planned 2014 release date, and primary creator Lars Simkins says he won’t set a new date.
    “If you look at the backers’ calendar, you can see what’s left; it’s not a trivial amount of work. I’m not going to set a ...
  • The Witcher 3 Details Leaked, Map Appears to be Huge The Witcher 3
    If you’re into huge open-world RPGs, and if you’re not I think you might have accidentally come to the wrong site, then The Witcher 3 is probably on your radar. The impressively realistic RPG was one of the hits of E3.
    And it has now been quite thoroughly spoiled, including the endings, by some people that leaked files onto the internet. I don’t want to say this is why we can’t have nice things, but, well, you know, it’s true.
    CD Projekt Red, the game’s developers, released a statement to Eurogamer about the leak, which occurred when one of its employee’s Google ...
  • Craglorn and Other Updates Will Be Included When TESO Launches on Consoles When The Elder Scrolls Online finally makes it to consoles, you won’t have to wait around even longer for updates like the Craglorn adventure zone to be added to the console version.
    According to a Q&A post on theelderscrollsonline.com, “most (if not all)” of the updates for PC and Mac released between now and console launch will be included on the console versions on day one. Console players are currently sitting out a six month delay from the game’s original June release date, so the news that there wont’ be any additional delays should be welcome.
    The Q&A also addressed other questions ...
  • Skyrim Piano Medley Will Brighten Your Day Skyrim Hills
    Are there pianos in Skyrim? I’ve never seen one. If not, that’s sad, because Skyrim citizens will never get to hear this lovely piano medley of Skyrim music by Thomas Klungland.
    Skyrim music is one of the things that most evokes the emotion of the game for me, and Klungland has captured it here, albeit in a lighter form.
    Klungland says that for a limited time he’ll have the music available for download.

  • Mod Turns Skyrim Into a Creepy Wasteland Skyrim Horror ModWith Bethesda’s involvement in the Fallout series, it’s only logical that someone would take “Skyrim” and “apocalypse” and put the two together. So here’s an unusual mod that takes the vibrant and varied landscapes of Skyrim and turns them into a harsh, blighted wasteland. 

    The mod doesn’t transform all of Skyrim, it’s mostly focused on the eastern half. At this point the mod is mostly lighting and texture changes intended to create creepy “horror-like” effect, but the mod creator Vendayn eventually plans to add ruins to complete the effect.

    “My goal is to add a lot of destruction to the world…in part, to ...

  • Zenimax Lets Go 300 Employees The Elder Scrolls Online EmperorIrish media are reporting big layoffs at ZeniMax’s customer service center in Galway, Ireland.
    According to the report more than 300 have been laid off at the center in the last two months. 200 of those employees were laid off after just three weeks with the company, and that includes their week of training. As one employee complained:
    “In April, the company said it wanted 200 more workers. They went through a week of training, worked for two weeks and were let go. These would have been people taken in on two to six-week contracts.
    “Four weeks ago, another 50 were let go, and ...