Beating Skyrim With Your Torch.

This ‘play the game with a torch’ video is entertaining because I’ve played enough Skyrim to know just how badly the guy’s warped the game to do it.

The short version is: quite a lot. This is a stripped-down speed run; dude skipped pretty much everything and did a few things that I’ve never even considered, just to shave off some time. And, of course, he went around beating enemies up with a torch. It’s hysterical to watch, if you’re into that sort of thing, but I imagine it was probably as tedious as hell to actually do.

Microsoft to get rights to Cyberpunk 2077, and… Elder Scrolls 6?

Hell-o:

Microsoft has been heavily criticized for not securing the marketing rights to as many high-profile 3rd party titles as Sony has in recent years, but that may be changing if new rumors are to be believed. According to a report from Rectify Gaming (whose website is currently down but you can view a cached version of the report here), Microsoft will have the marketing rights to quite a few highly anticipated games at E3.

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Has anyone tried “Beyond Skyrim: Bruma” yet?

I mean, Beyond Skyrim: Bruma looks very pretty. And I have a fondness for the obsessive labors of love that Bethesda modders* can bring to a new lands project.  But I also don’t want to spend two days getting the loadsave to work.  Anybody try this yet?

Moe Lane

*Both Skyrim and Fallout.  Indeed, I came across this while checking up on the Fallout 4 Cascadia and Capitol Wasteland projects. I’m looking forward to both, particularly the former.




Why ISN’T there a Skyrim flick?

Have we had this conversation before?  — Anyway, below is a fan-made trailer for Skyrim*.  I understand that Chris Hemsworth is off being Thor right now, but: why isn’t somebody making this movie?

And yes, I know that video game movies generally suck.  However, there is a perfectly good story-line in Skyrim: “Dragonborn has the power of dragons, must kill Most Evil Dragon Of All to save world.”  You can get an entire series out of that.  Sure, it’d crash and burn — just like all the other video game movies that they keep insisting on making.  So I’m not sure why nobody in Hollywood wants to try with this franchise.

Moe Lane

*The singer there is Malukah, and OH MY GOD SHE’S GOT A SKYRIM ALBUM IN PREORDER THIS IS THE GREATEST DAY EVER




God, this Bethesda Creation Club thing is gonna be a HUGE PitA.

I mean, OK, as a concept Bethesda’s Creation Club for Fallout 4 and Skyrim is great.

But it’s gonna be a pure headache to everybody who has already modded the game. Because I don’t think that all that vetted content is going to be compatible with all the modded content out there, and I certainly don’t think that all the best modded content is going to end up being vetted.  For a variety of reasons.  On the plus side — and it’s a very big plus side — some modders may end up getting paid for some of their stuff.

So I guess we’ll see.




I ask Settlers of Catan / Skyrim players: would you buy this?

Because it looks like something that people who play both Settlers of Catan and Skyrim would buy. And I figure that there’s got to be some overlap, there. Via Constant Reader JAB in comments: