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Skryim, Modded Until Reality Goes Mad

by Shawn Hopkinson March 16, 2015
The unofficial motto of Skyrim has become “mod it, until it breaks.” Videogamedunkey pushes that about as far as he can go in this funny video, and although he manages to do it with crashing his machine on camera, the threads of logic and sanity that hold the game together eventually pop with a quiet […]

Etrian Mystery Dungeon Shows the JRPG is Still Kicking

by Shawn Hopkinson March 12, 2015
RPG fans sometimes get gloomy when reminiscing about traditional Japanese RPGs. There was a time when the Chrono Triggers and Final Fantasies dominated, at least on consoles, but those glory days seemed to have faded a bit. But they’re not gone completely, especially if you play on handhelds. Etrian Mystery Dungeon is living proof. A […]

Skyrim Helps Gamer Remember Lost Brother

by Shawn Hopkinson March 11, 2015
Reddit poster lastrogu3 recently shared the heartbreaking tale of the death of their brother, and how Skyrim has helped them remember him. Their brother, Taylor, was a gamer who spent most of his gaming time on Skyrim, using a dark elf character he named Bear. Taylor drowned in 2013 while wakeboarding in a river, when […]

Here’s Some Stuff You Can Buy in The Elder Scrolls Online With Real Money

by Shawn Hopkinson March 10, 2015
The Elder Scrolls Online’s Crown Store won’t open for business until the game drops its subscription model March 17, but here are some previews of some items you’ll be able to spend real money on when it does. The items pictured in the three images below are vanity items. Some of them are similar, but […]

PAX East: No Witcher 1 and 2 Re-Releases Planned for New Platforms

by Shawn Hopkinson March 9, 2015
At a panel at last weekend’s PAX East conference, CD Projekt RED quashed a fan’s hopes that The Witcher 1 and 2 would get a re-release in conjunction with the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Company staffers said a re-release was considered but they decided the resources could be better used on The […]

Do Androids Dream of Electric Brahmin? Learn About Fallout’s Synthetic Humans in New Lore Video

by Shawn Hopkinson March 6, 2015
Here’s a very well-made new Fallout lore video from Shoddycast that takes a deep dive into the history of androids in Fallout. Fallout’s retro future can be disarmingly low-fi, so some times it’s possible to forget that the technology exists in that timeline to create androids so realistic that they can be mistaken for human. […]

Video Shows Off ESO’s New Features

by Shawn Hopkinson March 5, 2015
For months ZeniMax has been telling us the 1.6 update for ESO would be better, but sometimes showing is more convincing. So ZeniMax has put out this video that shows the bullet points of what to expect in the new version. The big changes are the Justice System, which allows you to steal and kill […]

Experience Massive Elder Scrolls Battles With Total War Mod

by Shawn Hopkinson March 4, 2015
Remember the times in Skyrim when what was supposed to be a massive civil war seemed a bit underwhelming in scope? This total conversion mod for Medieval 2: Total War – Kingdoms seeks to provide a more epic experience. The mod replaces the units from the strategy game with units representing factions that were active […]

The Elder Scrolls Online Beta

Elder Scrolls Online 1.6.5 Update Out Now

by Shawn Hopkinson March 3, 2015
The Elder Scrolls Online entered a new era today, rolling out an update that will transform the game from a subscription-based service to a buy-to-play game. The 1.6.5 updates adds a new Justice system, a Champion system for high level character improvement, a cash shop and much, much more. It clears the way for ESO […]

The Elder Scrolls Online’s Big Update Will Launch Tuesday

by Shawn Hopkinson March 2, 2015
We now have a precise date and time when The Elder Scrolls Online’s game changing 1.6 update will be available. The update will start being applied to the servers at 8 A.M. EST Tuesday in North America and 3 A.M. GMT Wednesday in Europe, according to a server message. No word on exactly how long […]