Skyrim News

  • Is it Real? Or is it Skyrim? Skyrim Hills 

    Look at that beautiful hillside. Wouldn’t you just like to climb it? Have a picnic at the top?
    If you did, you’d better be ready to fight a Blood Dragon before digging out the egg salad sandwiches, because this is a screenshot from Skyrim, with some heavy modding by Unreal.

    Unreal has provided a guide to the mods to make Skyrim look this good. Check it out if you want to try some of them for yourself, or just drool over the tons of screenshots and videos available on the site.

  • ‘The Saddest Khajiit’ Comes to the End of its Adventure Saddest Khajiit
    Aww. Being the Dragonborn is tough, especially for a kitty.
    Artist Darren Geers has completed his series of paintings of the cutest, biggest-eyed Khajiit in Skyrim, “The Saddest Khajiit.” Our poor Khajiit’s adventuring career ends in the usual way, if we’re to believe the chatter of Skyrim citizens. Although the paintings may not be the best representation of the Khajiit’s proud racial heritage, they certainly are the fluffiest.
    Check out the other images from the series at Darren’s deviantART page.
    What about your Khajiit character, which I’m assuming is slightly less cuddly? Tell us about it in the comments or on the ...
  • Check Out This Amazing Skyrim VR Rig Skryim VR Rig
    As an RPG gamer who has been content to control games by occasionally pushing a button or two since I discovered Dragon Warrior for the NES, just watching this wears me out. But judging from the big grin on his face, Cyberith founder Tuncay Cakmak is more physically immersed in the world of Skyrim than anyone else ever has been, so maybe it wouldn’t hurt to get a little exercise.
    The video is a promotion for Cakmak’s creation, the Cyberith Virtualizer omnidirectional treadmill. Unfortunately, it’s a device that isn’t commercially available yet, sorry. The rig also uses an Oculus Rift virtual ...
  • A Song for Smithing as Skyrim Burns Skyrim Forge PictureFor all of those who’ve felt the seductive call of the forge and the iron dagger, Redditor t4br1s recently uploaded an original song that might make you chuckle.
    “Anvilporn (The Skyrim Smithing Song)” is  a lighthearted look at the absurdity of spending hours at a forge upgrading your smithing skill while dragons tear through the countryside and the whole of Skyrim calls out for a savior.
    “The world of Skyrim’s really in trouble I can tell
    there’s big ol’ dragons everywhere and as Dragonborn, I should help
    Nobles, thieves, and mages all come knockin’ at my door
    sayin’ lizards need killin’
    but I’m good chillin’ by ...
  • See the Savage Beasts of the Skywind Mod in New Trailer
    What, you want another gorgeous Skywind trailer? Okay. Try not to drool, I heard that was bad for keyboards.
    Creatures and water effects are looking especially spiffy in “Savagery,” the latest trailer from the Skywind team. Skywind is an ambitious upcoming Skyrim mod that seeks to update Morrowind to use the Skyrim engine.
    The mod is the latest project of the team behind Morroblivion, which recreated Morrowind in the Oblivion engine, and seeks to do the same on an even grander scale with the Skyrim engine. The project will recreate Morrowind’s terrain quests and monters, adapt the game to use modified Skyrim ...
  • The ‘Sky is the Limit’ with the Skyrim Memory Patch, Just Don’t Crash Skyrim Memory Patch
    Want to look out into a more beautiful Skyrim horizon? Install more mods at once? Have more characters onscreen? The Skyrim Memory Patch, which was recently uploaded to the ENB forums, can do that and more by removing some of Skyrim’s last-generation memory limits.
    Okay, maybe it will also destroy your savegames and fry your computer if you overdo it, as the user who posted the fix, sheson, makes abundantly clear several times. But what’s life without a little risk?
    Building on earlier tweaks, sheson’s patch allows Skyrim to use much larger memory blocks than the vanilla game. More memory can allow ...
  • Watch How the Skywind Modders are Putting Morrowind in Skyrim The Grazelands of Skywind, a Morrowind Mod for Skyrim
    We’ve been eagerly tracking the progress of the Skywind mod, a Skyrim mod that seeks to update Morrowind to use the Skyrim engine, for a while now, and the latest development video shows we were right to be excited.
    The new video shows the progress that has been made in importing the world of Morrowind into the Skyrim engine, showing off quests, monsters, and other new additions. Work on the project has “skyrocketed” in recent months, according to the video, and the eight person team has grown to more than 70 people, including voice actors. According to the comments on the Youtube ...
  • Skywind Mod Giving Morrowind a Skyrim Sheen
    Skywind, an ambitious Skyrim mod that seeks to update Morrowind to use the Skyrim engine, continues to show progress. The mod is the latest project of the team behind Morroblivion, which recreated Morrowind in the Oblivion engine, and seeks to do the same on an even grander scale with the Skyrim engine.
    The project, which is currently in alpha, is far from complete, but it has recently added monsters and interactions that give a better impression of the potential of the mod.
    And that potential appears to be high in the latest release. Red Mountain has never looked so imposing as it ...
  • Bethesda Games on Sale at Amazon Skyrim, Elder Scrolls, Sale, AmazonThe wait until Elder Scrolls Online releases April 4 might seem excruciating, but just think of it as time to get caught up on any Bethesda games or expansions you might have missed.
    And this week is a your time to get started, because Amazon is holding a digital sale of Bethesda-published games and content on PC, with much of the company’s catalog going for deep discounts.
    Today, Skyrim is available for $7.49, while the Skyrim Legendary Edition with the Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn expansions included is just $20.39. You can also get Dawnguard on its own for $9.99, Dragonborn for $4.99, ...
  • Thomas The Tank Engine Teaches Fear in New Skyrim Mod Thomas The Tank Engine, Really Useful Dragons Skyrim Mod
    Is there anything more likely to make an adventurer in Skyrim soil his armor than a distant, but drawing ever closer, dragon roar? How about a cheerful toot?
    That’s what Polarexpresswiz, the mad genius behind the Really Useful Dragons mod thought. The mod replaces the dragons of Skyrim with Thomas the Tank Engine and other characters from Shining Time Station, the beloved, cheerful children’s show remembered for talking trains and giving Ringo Starr something to do in the late 80s as the live-action Mr. Conductor.
    And after watching Thomas placidly descend from the sky and immolate an unfortunate Skyrim denizen, I’d have ...