Zenimax Online, the folks behind the Elder Scrolls MMO has unfortunately had to lay off a number of staff. While it would be easy to assume that this as a result of the middling reception the subscription-based, fantasy MMO has received, publisher Bethesda says that’s just not the case.
I haven't been going to the gym much anymore. I could blame it on being busy, but it's probably just laziness. Sandy often leaves us to go klap some gym, but I'm thinking of taking up home exercise, and apparently I can do a routine to make me like The Witcher's Geralt or Assassin's Creed's Altair.
When the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 era started, publishers were quick to bundle older-gen games together, selling off a slightly HD collection of previously played titles that had been given a slap of 16:9 paint. With the new-gen, that’s not going to be a passing fad, although developers and studios are quick to call re-released games “Remastered Editions”.
Using cutting edge science (SCIENCE!) and broken hearts, we’ve formed the following list of games that’ll make you forget that your love life is about as dead as most of the stars you see at night.
I have a confession to make. It’s not a particularly popular one – but I loved the heck out of Skyrim. Yes, it was a buggy and glitchy mess. Yes, its combat is frankly terrible. Yes, many of its quests are repetitive and shallow. Despite that, it was good enough to suck up 200 hours of my life. And, two years on, it just keeps getting better thanks to mods and tweaks. Now there’s a tweak that will let you have 300 (plus) player NPC battles.
One of my favourite games of the last couple of years, that I may have spent too many damn hours inside of, has to be The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It was massive, awesome and beautiful. And now it looks like it may be headed towards new-gen consoles.
Pro-gamers have a ridiculous amount of mental agility. To make hundreds of accurate clicks per second and all that - it's pretty impressive. Now, SteelSeries is teaming up with Tobii to bring gaze-tracking technology to the equation, and it's seriously futuristic. But it's not just for eSports - you can even use your eyes in Skyrim.
On the latest Xbox podcast, I made fun of Xbox guy Graeme Selvan for imagining that he'd find a woman who wanted to play Diablo with him. Most of my teasing was about the fact that she will have probably have moved on to a different game, and part of it was simply to troll him because it's just too easy. However, I have been thinking a lot about women who game, and the idea of couples who game together.
Man, these days and weeks fly by - sometimes you guys forget we're even giving away free stuff! But we are, and you should enter to win, because free stuff is always awesome.
Oh Steam, why do you do this to me? I was just about to start working through some of my console backlog, but no, you had to come with another amazing sale including The Walking Dead.
Remember Alexander Velicky? He's the 19-year-old who made Falskaar, an enormous 25-hour Elder Scrolls: Skyrim expansion, as a job application to Bethesda. Well, he got a job, but not with Bethesda.
Bethesda is one of the larger and more successful games publishers – but they haven’t reached the top of that totem pole by vomiting out tons of games. no, their growth is based on giving players quality games instead of a multitude of them.
Introducing Falskaar, a massive 25 hour Elder Scrolls: Skyrim mod created by a 19-year-old as his job application to Bethesda.
If you’re one of the three people in the world who’ve yet to play Bethesda’s sprawling, but lonely dragon-killing simulator The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, then there’s good news; the game’s inevitable re-release could be coming soon.