- A Complete Newb Tries Skyrim
Hey, we were all newbs once. Maybe not this newbish, though. Check out New Hampshire Public Radio personality Virginia Prescott’s absolute beginner’s try at Skyrim. It’s good for a couple of laughs, but it also might remind you why you like the game in the first place, as Prescott comes away impressed by the beauty of the game and sort of frustrated as she gets slaughtered.
Here’s what Virginia took away from her time with the game:
Look ahead, not up.
Know the purpose of the game before starting the game.
Be prepared to defeat your enemies at a moment’s notice – and if ...
- Messing Around With The Elder Scrolls Online Emotes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfzWOT0frX8
If you’re playing around with Emotes in an MMORPG you, almost by definition, have nothing better to do. But they can be occasionally useful, and at least fun to try out when you’re waiting for a guildmate or something. The Elder Scrolls Online has 172 for you to try.
Here’s a look at some of the more fun ones from IGN. Bonus points for featuring a kitty, uh, I mean Khajiit.
If you want to check out the Emotes in animated form, there’s a huge list here:
- Amazing Shrine of Azura Statue Available for You to Worship
For my money, Azura is the hottest of the Daedric Princes. Okay, okay, Sheogorath has got it going on, too, but that whole quirky clown thing is a little too played out. Too much time with him is like being stuck in a Tim Burton movie with Johnny Depp.
So if there was any I would want to own in statue form, it would be Azura. This upcoming statue from Gaming Heads is 18-inches tall, or 1/6 scale, and lovingly detailed by artist Todor Kolev, with attention to making it accurate to Azura’s representation at her shrine in Skyrim.
Azura’s love doesn’t ...
- Bethesda Endorses Player-Created Trading Solution for TESO As you might have noticed, The Elder Scrolls Online has no auction house. But that’s not going to stop players who want to trade, so a fan solution has sprung up.
The fansite TESO Elite has established a marketplace and set of rules for safe trading. Well, safer trading. Nothing is guaranteed in MMO trading. I learned this the hard way, as a young noob, the first time I tried to trade in Everquest 14 years ago and got ripped off.
But the guidelines set up by the fans seem sensible and there’s a promise of community moderation and feedback, so it ...
- Xbox 360 Skyrim DLC 75 Percent Off This Week Are you an Xbox 360 Skyrim player? Is there a piece of Skyrim DLC you’ve wanted to try but skipped because it’s too expensive. Then today’s your week, because it’s all now deeply discounted as part of Xbox Live’s Spring Sale?
From now through April 21st the DlC is 75 percent off. that means you can get Dawnguard and Dragonborn for $4.99, and Hearthfire for $1.24.
DLC for several other games is included in the sale, too, including Bethesda’s Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas at the same 75 discount. Check them out here:
- Are You Willing to Pay Separate Subscription Fees For Each Version of The Elder Scrolls Online? Unless you’re some kind of bling-covered Richie Rich gamer, looks like you’re going to have to pick a version and stick with it when it comes to The Elder Scrolls Online.
According to Crave Online, each version of The Elder Scrolls Online will require a separate subscription fee, so those that are playing it on PC will have to pay more to check it out on consoles and vice-versa. If this is the case when the console versions launch in June, it’ll be kind of a bummer for PC gamers that have friends that only play on those.
The info comes from ...
- PAX East: High Strangeness Doubles Down on Nostalgia by Evoking 8 and 16-bit RPGs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYsesK2n8J8
One of the more interesting RPGs to be shown at PAX East is Barnyard Intelligence Game’s High Strangeness. The homage to 8 and 16-bit Action RPGs has been in the maxing for quite a while, being the first video game ever funded on Kickstarter back in 2009.
The game’s double-dose retro nostalgia sees the player switch between 8-bit worlds that evoke Legend of Zelda and 16-bit worlds that look and play more like Secret of Mana. There are advantages to each state, and in some places the player must switch to solve puzzles.
In this video from Gamestop, Ben Shostak, lead developer ...
- PAX East: Transistor Release Date May 20 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTik6sYT_BE
One of the most beautiful RPGs I played last year was Supergiant Games’ Bastion. The even more stylish follow-up, Transistor, now has a May 20 release date for PS4 and PC.
Supergiant announced the date in advance of this weekend’s PAX East in Boston, where it planned to allow attendees some hands-on time with a near-final build of the game at its booth.
The game will retail for $19.99 on PlayStation Network and Steam.
- Turbine Unlocks All Champions For Infinite Crisis In honor of PAX East being in their hometown of Boston, gamemaker Turbine has decided to open all champions for their game “Infinite Crisis”. In addition, Turbine is offering half-price for all augments, mods and stolen powers.
“Infinite Crisis” will have unlocked champions and half-price augments, mods and stolen powers only from April 9-16, 2014.
- Waste Your Time Fishing in The Elder Scrolls Online
I don’t understand why fishing in MMOs has always been so appealing to me. I don’t like fishing in real life, but when I fired up my first MMO, EverQuest, a fishing pole was one of the first items I obtained. As others were joining guilds and going on epic quests I stood by myself, happily catching virtual fish.
Fishing in The Elder Scrolls Online is, at least at the moment, a near complete waste of time. The rewards for it are just not enough to make it worth the effort. But there is still a whole guild dedicated directly to ...