- Your First Steps in Skyblivion, the Mod That Rebuilds Oblivion in the Skyrim Engine
Here’s a new trailer for Skyblivion. As Skywind seeks to translate Morrowind to the Skyrim engine, so Skyblivion seeks to translate Oblivion to the Skyrim engine.
Both projects are part of the TESRenewal project, although Skyblivion is being worked on by a separate, smaller team. Skyblivion is described as “very early in development” at this point and is seeking volunteers.
“We currently need people who can help us recreate Oblivion assets (armor, misc item, rock, flora etc) we also need a few skilled people to help with navmeshing. For the less experienced there is a small task that need to be done ...
- A Peaceful Day in Whiterun, Seen From Above
This video by Ozin370 gives you a nice, serene view of Whiterun from above.
At this scale the view is peaceful and contemplative. Oh, sure, you know Braith is down there somewhere, but at ant size she’s less intimidating. And it’s interesting to watch the tiny residents go about their routines.
The video uses a modified Serenity ENB preset to make it so pretty. Ozin370 shot it with a shallow depth-of-field, similar to a tilt-shift, which is sometimes used to make overhead views have a “miniature” effect like you see in the video.
- Is He Argonian? Godzilla Comes to Skyrim
Godzilla heard Skyrim was where all of the dragons hung out, and he wanted a piece of that action. He also brought Mechagodzilla to have someone to fight and Rodan to just generally fly around and be annoying. The scale of this mod by quechus13 is impressive, as is how completely outmatched the player is when he gets too close.
Nope, I couldn’t find this mod online for you to download, hopefully it will pop up soon.
- Things You Never Knew About Skyrim ”
It’s possible that you do know some of the items in Did You Know Gaming’s? look at Skyrim, but there might be a few that surprise you. Here are some highlights:
• Bethesda could have made official Game of Thrones games, based on the books, but turned down the offer to focus on Skyrim.
• Skyrim is an intentional shift toward surreal and unique culture, a direct move away from the generic fantasy themes of Oblivion and an attempt to recapture the feeling of exploration from Morrowind.
• The game’s main theme was recorded with a choir of over 30 people, with three performances layered ...
- Skyrim Gets Funky in the Netherlands
It’s always fun to see how Skyrim has influenced people all over the world. This is just your average crazy Amsterdam party featuring something called the Headhunterz, until the three minute mark, when things get very Skyrim all of a sudden. Even if you don’t like this type of music, check that part out.
- Skyrim Gets an ‘Honest Game Trailer’
The Honest Game Trailers series is supposed to be about using comedy to point out the flaws of a game, but the Skyrim version has the opposite effect. The ridiculous, distracting things it points out are why we love it so.
Killing butterflies, opening all of the things, even playing as “a thief who upgrades their sneak skill to make the game 100 hours longer than it should be” aren’t things players do instead of the fun, they are the fun. So watch this and gain a new appreciation for the crazy, weird world that Bethesda has created.
- Is it Skyrim or is it Real?
This is not an image from Skyrim.
This is not, either.
This is a real-life costume created by folkenstal. It’s made from craft foam and thermoplastics and paint instead of Ebony Ore, but it looks just as nice as the real thing.
You can see folkenstal’s step by step process for making the armor here.
- Mod Adds Prettier Teeth to Skyrim’s Dentistry-Deprived Denizens Are you tired of looking at those rotten brown stumps that are in every Skyrim citizen’s mouth? Be grossed out no longer, the Teeth Plus mod is here to fix Skyrim’s smiles.
The mod by urgarulga turns the low res teeth models into something more high-res and appealing. It’s a minor thing, but tweaking the experience in whatever ways you want is what’s so cool about Skyrim modding.
Grab the mod here.
- The Skywind Mod is Drawing Ever Closer to Adding Morrowind to Skyrim
Here’s a nice new video showing off some of the latest work on the Skywind mod, a mod which puts the lands of Morrowind in the Skyrim engine.
More information about the mods, including how you can help out, is available at the mod’s official site http://tesrenewal.com/
- A Complete Newb Tries Skyrim
Hey, we were all newbs once. Maybe not this newbish, though. Check out New Hampshire Public Radio personality Virginia Prescott’s absolute beginner’s try at Skyrim. It’s good for a couple of laughs, but it also might remind you why you like the game in the first place, as Prescott comes away impressed by the beauty of the game and sort of frustrated as she gets slaughtered.
Here’s what Virginia took away from her time with the game:
Look ahead, not up.
Know the purpose of the game before starting the game.
Be prepared to defeat your enemies at a moment’s notice – and if ...