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  • Got a Gravelly Voice? The Skywind Mod Wants You, Maybe Got a Gravelly Voice? The Skywind Mod Wants You, Maybe
    This new video for the Skywind Mod, an ambitious mod that seeks to recreate Morrowind in the Skyrim engine, lists lots of ways for people to help the mod to completion.
    The main thing the modders are seeking is for people to preview voice acting performances to serve as a filter to keep from overwhelming the mod’s sole voice acting editor.
    But the sexiest bullet point is the chance to play a dark elf. If you sound kind of like your grandma who has smoked Camels every day of her life since she was 12, you might have a shot at filling ...
  • ‘Faces of Skyrim’ Exhibition Captures the Most Lifelike Skyrim Portraits 'Faces of Skyrim' Exhibition Captures the Most Lifelike Skyrim PortraitsThese faces are so realistic looking, you’d be forgiven for thinking some of them are altered photos. Not bad for a nearly three year old game.

    The gallery was chosen by Andrew Cull, with help from YourAverageGrunt, and Being-In-The-World, to put together what they felt was the best examples of Skyrim portraiture. 
    Of course these aren’t vanilla Skyrim images, but it’s a good example of what can be done with mods.

    Check out all 18 images from the gallery in high resolution here. The gallery got so many submissions that Cull says he will post a second one soon.

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Lets You Shape its World The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Lets You Shape its WorldThe Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is, technically, very impressive, with beautiful environments and terrifying creatures to hunt. But what about the story?
    Game Director Konrad Tomaszkiewicz told AusGamers that the story of The Witcher 3 will be less linear than the story of the earlier games, and it will feature a nice helping of that choice and consequence that WRPG gamers love so much.
    “Right now, we start of with the prologue, which is quite an independent story; it’s got an obligatory tutorial, where it’s mostly putting you in the Witcher world and setting you up for the Witcher and so on — ...
  • A Nice Long Look at Dragon Age: Inquisition Gameplay A Nice Long Look at Dragon Age: Inquisition Gameplay
    Here we have sixteen minutes of Dragon Age: Inquisition gameplay. A version of this demo was presented last month at E3, but has only recently been released to the public.
    Eariler Dragon Age games had tight, repetitive, relatively simple areas to explore. Even the outdoor areas felt more like “levels” than a world to explore. And don’t get me started on the recycling in Dragon Age II.
    What we see in this video, however, feels much more like Skyrim, a big hunk of world to explore. It’s not as Impressive as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, but it does seem ambitious. The ...
  • Skywind Alpha Coming Soon Skywind Alpha Coming Soon
    Here’s a nice new progress video for Skywind, the project that seeks to reboot Morrowind in the Skyrim engine.
    The video is filled with impressive visuals, but perhaps the most tantalizing part is white text on a black background at the end, which teases a “Public Developer Alpha” coming soon. Details to come
    What that means exactly is the “to come” part, I guess. It doesn’t not sound like it’s a straightforward alpha for bug testing, it may only be available to those who have resources or skills to put toward the project.
    You can go to http://tesrenewal.com/ to keep up with the latest news ...
  • Couch Co-op For Skyrim? There’s a Mod in the Works Couch Co-op For Skyrim? There's a Mod in the WorksExploring Skyrim can be a beautiful, but lonely experience. Sure you’ve got followers and pets, but they’re more like pack mules and shields than other people.
    Some people feel that the loneliness adds to the beauty.
    But if you don’t, there’s a mod that will allow you to let a friend tag along.
    Couch Co-Op Companion is in alpha and nowhere near finished. It allows your friend to essentially plug in a controller and start controlling a companion on the same screen. And yeah, you can keep your AI companion if you need Lydia to carry stuff and complain.
    The modder Nenilai Xilodel explains the ...
  • Character Creation Goes Completely Out of Control in This TESO Parody Character Creation Goes Completely Out of Control in This TESO Parody
    OK, this is an ad. But it’s a hilarious ad. This sponsored content from The Onion hypothesizes a version of The Elder Scrolls Online where a player can design their character right down to the DNA.
    Spend five hours designing a liver? Sure thing.
    Of course, if your knowledge of human anatomy and the biomedical sciences isn’t comprehensive, well, your character will die. Or become a horrible mutant.
    Is it weird that I actually want this? Or at least a more user-friendly version. I did spend hours trying to get my Oblivion character to look as much like Alyson Hannigan from Buffy ...
  • Watch Fallout 3 Beaten in Under 24 Minutes Watch Fallout 3 Beaten in Under 24 Minutes
    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 Get the Most Out of TESO Alchemy With This Guide
    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 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 ...