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  • It’s a Long Drop From the Top for One Unlucky Khajiit Skyrim Long Fall
    Sasha Striker makes the mistake of messing with a Greybeard near High Hrothgar, and it’s all downhill from there.
    Boy is it ever. Sasha’s Khajiit, legs frozen, rolls pitifully down the mountain for more than a minute. Over and over, silently enduring a high fantasy recreation of the end of the Springfield Gorge scene from the Simpsons.
    Finally, mercifully, it comes to an end. And there’s a dragon down there. Some days you’ve just gotta log out and come back when your luck is better.
  • Appreciate the Finer Things in Skyrim by Playing as Nazeem NazeemDo you get to the Cloud District very often? Oh, what am I saying, of course you don’t.
    Nazeem has earned his way to the top and I think we all agree he should be the true Dovakhin. Or at least ProtologolusX does, creating a preset that lets you play as Nazeem. Well, actually it’s just Nazeem’s very similar but maybe not completely exact Redguard twin, but you can kill Nazeem and pretend you slew an impostor.

    You can get the preset here.

  • New Skyrim Mod Finally Shuts Up Those Annoying Bards Bard Muting ModHaving bards in Skyrim taverns is a cool thing, don’t get me wrong. But after three years I think we could use a break. There’s only so many times you can listen to Ragnar the Red without going insane.
    To the rescue is the Bard Instrumentals Only – Sing Upon Request mod by fadingsignal. The simple mod does one thing, it stops the bards from singing unless you ask them to. And unlike other attempts at this feature, they don’t mutely mime the singing anyway.
    The mod only changes one line in the bard script. It does not gag them like the ...
  • 10 Lord of The Rings Mods to Whet Your Appetite for Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Lord of the Rings Fellowship
    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.
    The video above from ...
  • Dwemer Dog Follower Mod Adds Mechanical Mutt to Skyrim Dwemer Dog Follower
    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.
    You can download it here and check ...

  • Unnecessary Censorship Makes Skyrim Sound Much, Much Dirtier Cicero
    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.
    And yeah, we’re aware that this isn’t ...
  • Skyrim Daedric Armor Brought to Life Daedric Armor
    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 Skywind Bitter Coast
    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
  • When Skyrim Modding Goes Wrong: Too Many Dragons Edition Deadly Dragons
    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.
    Have you ever had a modding experience go wrong in Skyrim? ...
  • Skyrim Straight vs. Skyrim Modded Modded Skyrim
    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 ...