I’m not ashamed to admit I’ve spent over 100 hours in Skyrim — okay, maybe I’m a little ashamed — I’ve come across every type of armor the game has to offer. Most are forgettable, others are laughable (glass armor? I’d rather not spend my time picking glass out of my body after a fight, thank you very much.), and there are a few that manage to be intensely badass. The first is the Daedric armor, which I’ve covered before, and the Nightingale armor. The latter isn’t the best stats-wise, but that’s forgivable when you slip it on and see how amazing your character looks wearing it.You may not be able to take a hit, but that won’t matter when your enemies bow before your fantasy ninja greatness.
A particularly talented cosplayer has decided to realize my fantasy of creating the full set, but she refuses to sell it to me even after I offered my life savings (basically the $0.75 I found in a cushion and a half-eaten absinthe lollipop).
Quick! What’s the coolest looking armor in Skyrim? Did I hear you say Daedric? YOU WIN! What did you win, you ask? You won the opportunity to click that little read more link to see some gorgeous Daedric armor. It looks amazing, and it’s the work of cosplayer and Deviant Artist ~Zerios88. The attention to detail is really impressive, he even went as far as to add little red LED lights so the armor glows the same way it does in the game. Check it out after the jump.
Skyrim released over a year ago, and Bethesda has done a solid job of supporting it with patches and a few expansions. Dawnguard was good fun, even if it was fairly buggy, then there’s Hearthfire, which lets you adopt kids and build big houses. What’s not to like about that? Dragonborn is being touted as the biggest update so far, though really, that’s not saying too much. It releases tomorrow on the Xbox 360 and will come to the PS3 and PC in January. Details and a trailer after the break.
Skyrim recently got its first expansion, adding new areas to explore, companions to chill with, enemies to slay and weapons with which to mow them down. It has some horror themes to it, as it expands on the vampire mythology a bit and offers you the chance to assume the role of a Vampire Lord and enjoy the many perks that come with it. Or you can choose to side with Dawnguard, an ancient faction of warriors dedicated to hunting down and eradicating the vampire menace. Either way, Dawnguard is destined to be incredible, right? Well, not quite. READ MORE
Dust off your copy of Skyrim–or for those of you who haven’t stopped playing it, carry on–because the game’s first DLC is coming out tomorrow. It pits the vampire clans against the Dawnguard and offers another 20-30 hours of gameplay, new vampire abilities, ghostly mounts and a slew of new environments. Dawnguard will be available on the Xbox 360 tomorrow, June 26th, for 1600 MSP. No word yet on when we can expect the PS3 and PC versions. READ MORE
Skyrim will soon be getting its first DLC with Dawnguard, an expansion that focuses on the war between the Dawnguard and the vampire lords. It offers many more hours of gameplay to a game that’s already brimming with things to do. We haven’t really had the chance to see the expansion in action, until now, and it looks insanely fun. Head past the break to watch vampire lords fling people around a bit, summon gargoyles to beat them up then levitate them in the air, toying with them before they eat them alive. I think I’ll use all these skills to become the biggest vampire douche the world of Skyrim has ever seen. What about you, are you on Team Dawnguard or Team Awesome Vampires Who Kill Just For Funsies?
I’ve said it time and time again to any unfortunate soul who happens to be sitting next to me at the time that one of my biggest complaints about the near-perfect Skyrim was how little Bethesda expanded on the vampire underworld. You could get infected and become one, and if you read enough books you could learn more about the various covens scattered about the world, but other than that it remained largely untouched. This makes Dawnguard, the game’s first expansion, all the more exciting because not only will we have the chance to learn more about the vampires, we’ll get to fight in the war between them and the Dawnguard. It also looks to be introducing new vampire forms, mounted combat, fucking ghost horses. Check out the debut trailer, after the break. READ MORE
Skyrim later on this month will be adding Kinect support to the game. So in case you weren’t already tired of spending 300 or so hours on the game, you can now yell at your TV in the middle of the night for the next year or so. The Kinect functionality is said to include over 200 voice commands. Though they are not yet known they will be revealing them soon. Past the break for a sneak peak video FUS RO DAH!
This happens to the best of PC games. Remember THIS? I’m almost a little more shocked the Randy Savage Mod came out first. The Skyrim Nude Females mode removes all the ladies underwear from the game. Where does it go? Underwear Gnomes perhaps?
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I’ve been hooked into Skyrim for the past several weeks. Something about slaying dragons and crafting Daedric armor (f*cking impossible to find daedra hearts) is just so badass in my mind. Hell, the Dead Pixels fellas loved it. Just check out their review.
But one thing the game didn’t have was some killer metal. And lord knows that metal makes any game better!!! So a couple of fellas decided to put together a video of what it would be like to be the ultimate metal Dovahkiin. Oh, and of course they used B.C. Rich guitars. After all, those things look like weapons no matter what the context.
At QuakeCon last week Bethesda unveiled the collector’s edition for their upcoming The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and it’s charging a pretty penny for all the goods bundled inside it. You could even say Skyrim’s collector’s edition is going to cast a spell on your wallet! You know, like one of those money draining spells? HA! Thank you, I’ll be here all night.
This special edition will run you $149.99, a price that I dare say is sky high! Fuck yeah, I’m on a roll! The game releases on November 11, or 11.11.11, so it’s as easy as humanly possible to remember when the game comes out. I mean, come on, if you cant’ remember six 1′s, than you’re probably me. Head past the break for the loot this thing will bring with it. READ MORE
The fantasy RPG series The Elder Scrolls is coming back this November with it’s fifth installment, dubbe Skyrim. The series has been known for its vast open worlds, incredible story and deep character customization. The fifth game looks to be taking what its predecessors did great and adding an even more expansive world, powered by a brand new engine and hundreds of weapons, spells and abilities. Oh, and dragons are coming back, and everyone knows a game with dragons is already awesome. Spyro being the exception here.
Skyrim also has a much bigger focus on freedom; giving the player more choices, more customization, and more ways to explore and experience the game’s massive world. I like being free, because I’m no one’s slave. Head past the break for some brand spanking new screens from the game, fresh from E3. READ MORE
It’s understandable if you missed the awards show this year, perhaps you were busy reading a particularly interesting book, watching a good movie or simply had better things to do. I don’t blame you for having a life but it’d be a shame to miss out on all the goods this year’s VGAs had to offer. Many we expected, some were rumored and a few managed to surprise (Elder Scrolls V!).
If you’re into watching kickass videos for amazing video games, I’ve made catching up on all of tonight’s premiers easy. All you have to do is click that adorable little Read More link that will then proceed to frisk you away into a land filled with amazing video game trailers, unicorns and yours truly (but not necessarily in that order). READ MORE