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  • When Skyrim Modding Goes Wrong: Too Many Dragons Edition When Skyrim Modding Goes Wrong: Too Many Dragons Edition
    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 Skyrim Straight vs. Skyrim Modded
    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 Alduin, Yes Alduin, Cosplay Will Blow Your Mind
    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.”

     You can check out more photos of ...

  • Skyrim Cabbage Trickshot, With Bow Skyrim Cabbage Trickshot, With Bow
    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.
    Our forum members have small victories like this every day. Join us and check it out.
  • Go Retro With a Chiptune Version of The Skyrim Main Theme Go Retro With a Chiptune Version of The Skyrim Main Theme
    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.
  • The Cheesiest Skyrim Mod Yet The Cheesiest Skyrim Mod Yet
    Yep, as you can see in the video, the mod adds a shout that turns NPCs and enemies, even dragons, into cheese. Delicious, delicious cheese.
    The shout is “Cheese! For everyone!” Fus Ro Dah it ain’t, but it works. The enemies are hit with a cheese wheel projectile and turn into a number of cheese wheels. It turns everyone hostile and you get a bounty added. The cheesified character is gone forever, so you can easily break the game with this mod. The mod creators suggests using it on Nazeem.
    If you want to add more dairy to your diet, you can ...
  • Here’s Your Most Extensive Look at Skywind Yet Here's Your Most Extensive Look at Skywind Yet
    In this video we finally get a look at Skywind, the mod that’s attempting to bring Morrowind into the Skyrim engine, at ground level. It gives us a much better idea what it’s like to play it than previous videos that mostly featured views of the landscape through  a disembodied camera.
    The 13 minute video is from a Twitch stream, so the quality isn’t that great, but you get a good look at some of the transplanted Morrowind locales like The Bitter Coast, with giant mushroom things all over. It looks nicely alien and although it doesn’t exactly capture the otherworldly ...
  • More Amazingly Lifelike ‘Faces of Skyrim’ More Amazingly Lifelike 'Faces of Skyrim'A second Faces of Skyrim gallery, even more impressive than the first, has been uploaded, featuring Skyrim characters that look so real you’ll try talking to them.

    The gallery was chosen by Andrew Cull, with help from YourAverageGrunt, and Being-In-The-World, to put together what they felt were the best examples of Skyrim screenshot portraiture.

    Of course these images are modded to heck and back, but it’s just proof of how innovative users are expanding Skyrim’s shelf-life.
    You can check out all 18 images in high resolution at the full gallery here.

  • Modding in the Mouth of Madness Modding in the Mouth of Madness
    A bit of modding can be fun, spice up Skyrim a bit.
    But you’ve got to be careful. The freedom of modding can also be addicting. It’s easy to go out of control. And there’s only one destination on that road.
    Take Clumsy Saunter’s parody as a warning. Mod responsibly.
    Or don’t. Now where is that Pinkie Pie mod? This video inspired me to cause some cute death, and Pinkie Pie is so much more lethal than Fluttershy.
  • Explore ‘The Art of Skyrim’ in New Video Explore 'The Art of Skyrim' in New Video
    If it’s one thing about the world of Skyrim that impressed and still manages to impress me, it’s how much beauty there is to be found. And not beauty that comes from pushing a bunch of polygons, which will always fade. Instead it’s beauty that comes from just how well-designed and authentic the game feels as a place.
    In his new video Olivier Leclair explores the art that went into making Skyrim look so gorgeous, matching locales with the concept art that inspired and guided them. It’s interesting to see how much some of these early versions evolved and how different ...