Skyrim

June 24, 2012

Skyrim Dawnguard DLC

The new Skyrim DLC is coming soon.  Are you ready?  Have you said goodbye to your loved ones?  Because if you haven’t you will soon.  The new DLC for Skyrim ‘Dawnguard’ comes out on June 26th.  That being said Xbox 360 users will be getting first dibs.  PC and PS3 players will sadly have to wait for a later date. 

 

Dawnguard is the first add-on in the Elder Scrolls series, Skyrim, players are asked to join the vampire hunters called Dawnguard or accept the Vampire Lord  Hakron’s invitation to become a vampire and take out the sun.  Those deciding to join the Dawnguard will be granted a slow but powerful Crossbow. 

 

There are some other key features that will be included with the DLC such as:

 

– The ability to do combat on horseback

– Ability to customize Dragonbone weaponse by collecting Dragonbone resources throughout the players Journey.  The player can craft swords, bows, daggers, axes, and greatswords.

– New Dragonshouts

– New Enemies  such as Bonemen, Boneyard Keepers, Death Hounds, Wrathmen, Trolls, and Gargoyles.

– Werewolf skill tree which includes Savage Feeding, Totem of the Moon, Animal Vigor,  and much more.

 

The expansion sounds pretty indepth and adds considerable content and customizability.  I’m sure to be purchasing it when it comes out and sinking yet another unfathomable amount of time into the world of Skryim.  Who else will be picking this up when it comes out?

December 7, 2011

Time Lapse Video: Skyrim on Ultra High settings for the PC

If there’s anyone left on this site who hasn’t made the pilgramage to Skyrim or hasn’t been able to make up your mind as to weather to buy it for the PC or a console check out this time lapsed video of the world of Skyrim and it will make the decision for you!

On the PC this world looks amzing and I totally regret buying it for my Xbox now that I’ve seen the full graphic potenial that this game has!

This was a fan made video (If you can believe it) done by Tom Harris  and it is totaly worth a watch! check it out:

November 13, 2011

Skyrim DX11 Patch?

I’ve now been delving into the wonderful world of Skyrim and have recently began to wonder why DX11 was not fully utilized on this game.  Skyrim has DX11 support but does not take advantage of any of it’s visual benefits such as tessalation and for those of us with decent gaming rigs we are left wondering where is our DX11 content.  When ask if Skyrim would utilize DX11 Bethasda said this “When it comes to DirectX 11 there are things they get us for free, like performance gains. You’re going to get performance gains out of it versus an older version. But the specifics DX11 does, like tessellation and all that kinda stuff, we aren’t taking advantage of that right now. That doesn’t mean we won’t in the future. We aren’t right now because we want to author it so it looks great.”

For any of you who have tried the heaven simulation know that the numerous brick and rocky textures in Skyrim would look amazing with DX11 and proper texture packs.  Crysis 2 recently released without DX11 support and received a plethora of rumors surrounding its release and several fake came to surface.  It wasn’t until several months’ afterword’s that PC gamers finally got their DX11 patch. 

PC gaming sales have been surging online and I think steam has shown this brilliantly as there are currently over 200,000 players playing Skyrim right now.  That is the largest number for a single game I have ever seen on steam.

While no official release date has been set I cannot imagine that Bethesda doesn’t have one in the works for one of its premiere PC titles.   I suspect we will see one here in the very near future.  If I were a betting man I would say we will see one within two months of release if not sooner.  Most likely around the same time Skyrims first DLC his Xbox 360.

November 3, 2011

Holiday Must Haves

So Christmas is just around the corner and a lot of great games are hitting the shelves to cash in on the shopping frenzy. So I put together a list of games that are a MUST! These games are what make gaming great and fun. They are the games that will be on everyone’s letters to Santa. I give you the Holiday Must Haves:

#10 Dead Island

So Halloween is over but zombies are fun all year long. First person shooter mixed with RPG elements makes for a lot of gameplay. Also four characters to choose from and co-op modes allow for different playthroughs making Dead Island a good mix of fun and blood.

#9 Gears of War 3

Gears of War helped launch Xbox in the early days and now the 3rd installment keeps us going. Great story and gameplay gives us a new Gears experience with a familiar feel. New multiplayer modes and some fixed issues really make Gears a game worth getting.

#8 Star Wars: The Old Republic

Ok seriously, why wouldn’t you want this game? Star Wars fans have been begging for this game since we heard the first rumors and now it is within our grasp. Be a Jedi, Sith, or Bounty Hunter?? Sign me up! BioWare has taken much time and care with this title and the videos we have seen so far look amazing. If it can deliver we may have a new king of MMOs.

#7 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Skyrim will have all the best RPG elements you could ask for. Mutliple ways to customize class, armor, and weapons mixed with hours upon hours of gameplay, this game will have you coming back for more. Probably an instant classic waiting to happen.

#6 Super Mario 3D Land

Ok so I may catch some crap for this one. However think about this: Anything Mario sells like crack in the gaming world and 3DS gamers have been waiting for their fix. 3D Land is going to be a HUGE Christmas seller and if you own a 3DS you have no excuse to not have it. It is after all the next Mario game! Nuff said.

#5 Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3

I know what your thinking, “MW3 only at 5??” To answer I say yes. If it added something different to the campaign than the usual I would rank it higher. I would be stupid to not mention this juggernaut of a game. Usually always great graphics, gunplay, and most played multiplayer makes this another for sure record breaker. Sales for this game will be insane.

#4 Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Uncharted is another series of games that deliver a great product everytime. One of the better storylines in a video game you will see. This game gives a good mixture of stealth and all out shoot outs. A good online component rounds this game out to give a good gaming experience.

#3 Assassin’s Creed: Revelations

Let me ask you this. When have you played a bad Assassin’s Creed? Didn’t think so. Revelations looks like it going to bring us more of what we love. More hidden blade stabs, rooftop hopping, and haydiving. I will say Assassin’s Creed is on the verge of becoming a recycled product, meaning they aren’t giving us much of anything new, but the story really drives this game. So I am willing to continue that story.

#2 Battlefield 3

Yes yes I put BF3 above MW3. Keep in mind we have seen they same thing with Call of Duty games. Bad Company was an offshoot of Battlefield. So this is the first true Battlefield game we have seen in sometime and I thought it delieverd. A good campaign with a co-op feature, another fun multiplayer, and tons of unlocks will keep your attention for a while. People have said this could knock off MW3……so far so good.

#1 Batman Arkham City

Ok if you can only have one game for Christmas, this is it. Arkham City has been getting 10 outta 10’s. It has been called the best game period. I am usually a big multiplayer guy but Batman BIFF’d me right in the face. This game has everything. An open world and a fantastic story as well as your favorite voice actors for Batman and Joker….possible game of the year.

Well that is my ten games that I think should be under the tree this year. Obviously you could re-arrange the list and it would still make sense and I know there are games that I didn’t mention that will be great too. Even if I made a top 50 list I am sure someone will think of a game not listed. Like I said from what I have seen so far with trends and what people are buying or waiting for, these seem to be the big ones. Hopefully I get to unwrap a few of these myself.

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