- 10 Lord of The Rings Mods to Whet Your Appetite for Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQU3GgBGh_Q
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is out now for various consoles and PC. The new game fills in some of the gap between The Hobbit and Lord of The Rings and features a ranger named Talion who gets killed and comes back to life seeking revenge. Yes, it sort of does sound like your creepy cousin’s Lord of the Rings fanfic, but it’s getting some great reviews.
However, if you aren’t able to pick it up right away, you can still get that Lord of the Rings feel, right there in Skyrim, thanks to the work of various modders.
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- Dwemer Dog Follower Mod Adds Mechanical Mutt to Skyrim https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5VhyBtunwQ
Sure, there are dogs in vanilla Skyrim. But they’re all flesh and bone, which will let you down eventually. The Dwemer Dog Follower mod adds a new type of dog made of unyielding metal and gears.
Yes, he will feel cold and empty when you try to pet him. And yes, an unliving thing can never feel love. But your Dwemer dog K9-Centurion will follow you and protect you just as loyally as the other dogs of Skyrim.
The mod, created by Verkister, puts the dog in Mzinchaleft, or you can obtain it through console commands.
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- Unnecessary Censorship Makes Skyrim Sound Much, Much Dirtier https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ukenrGitjw
One of the funniest bits on late night TV has, for years, been Jimmy Kimmel Live’s Unnecessary Censorship. It’s a brilliantly juvenile concept. Simply censor certain words in video clips with bleeps and our brains, accustomed to hearing the bleep blot out bad words, will fill in the blanks with the most outrageous obscenities.
Unnecessary Censorship Central has given Skyrim this treatment, and the results are quite giggly in a schoolboy way. It even managed to make Cicero sound more perverse, if that’s possible. Heck, every Skyrim citizen does with just a few well-applied bleeps.
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- Skyrim Daedric Armor Brought to Life
Here’s some amazing cosplay Daedric armor. Doesn’t it look all dark and badass and serious and …
Hmm. Okay, maybe not completely serious.
The armor was created by cat-sup on Reddit, who made it out of EVA foam mats. She joked that she made many iron daggers to get her smithing high enough.
You can check out more images here.
- Explore Morrowind’s Revamped Bitter Coast in New Skywind Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBGJmOChIh8
This new video from the Skywind project makes me want to check tree stumps for rings. The Bitter Coast has never looked prettier than it does in the Skyrim engine, thanks to the Skywind modders ambitious goal of recreating Morrowind in the Skyrim engine.
The Skywind project is a volunteer effort that seeks to create a technologically updated The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, modifying the Skyrim engine to recreate the other-worldly feel of Vvardenfell and adding improvements including voice acting.
You can find out more about the Skywind project at https://tesrenewal.com/.
- When Skyrim Modding Goes Wrong: Too Many Dragons Edition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffOV6bhYwaU
We recently showed you what can happen when you overmod Fallout: New Vegas. The same thing can happen with Skyrim as well, as this video demonstrates.
Ethan Ketell installed Deadly Dragons, Dragon Combat Overhaul, and ASIS on his copy of Skyrim, then found himself be swarmed by an entire armada of dragons. You can hear them before you see them, and it sounds spooky. Ethan tries to hide and then to run, but it doesn’t do him any good and he’s quickly struck down by multiple attacks from the scaly horde.
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- Skyrim Straight vs. Skyrim Modded https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sanw21NSdEY
How much can you change Skyrim before it just isn’t the same game any more? I think we’re pushing that limit with mods, as this video from JustinJNB shows.
Justin is showing off the differences between “vanilla” Skyrim and a Skyrim modded within an inch of its life. The modded version is certainly more lush and attractive, but does it keep the same character? Does it still feel like the same place? The one thing that strikes me is that there’s definitely too much bloom going on, washing out the realistic bright blue skies and green trees of Skyrim for a ...
- Alduin, Yes Alduin, Cosplay Will Blow Your Mind https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yroF7r_YH_E
Yes, you could slap some blue paint on your face and say you’re a Dunmer, but other cosplayers go way, way beyond that.
This Alduin cosplay from Sedulous Studios took a month and a half to build, and the results shocked and amazed attendees at the recent DragonCon 2014. It might cut down the awe a bit to see Alduin scratched behind the ears and called a “good dragon,” though.
The photo below from Sedulous Studios’ Facebook page shows the might dragon in the course of construction, and the clever elements that went into building its “skeleton.”
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- Skyrim Cabbage Trickshot, With Bow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cvSp2CtLxE
Sometimes the things you do in Skyrim are pointless. Sometimes they’re amazing. And sometimes they are both.
Case in point, this Skyrim cabbage trickshot by Rabbit’s Respawn. Who knows how many tries it took him to knock a cabbage across a keep with an arrow into a tiny bucket, but he did it, damn it. He believed in himself, he did it, and that’s something to be proud of.
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- Go Retro With a Chiptune Version of The Skyrim Main Theme https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuinWWy0oZk
This is what it says on the tin, a chiptune version of the Skyrim main theme that sounds like it might have emanated from your Sega Genesis if Skyrim had been released a couple of decades earlier (okay, maybe a few more instruments).
Somehow, though, it sounds good. It sounds right.
This version was created by tarrzo, who said on Reddit that it was made by transferring a MIDI file of the theme to this program.