Well, it’s been a good run, ladies and gentlemen. But between Skyrim and Teamfortress 2 on the Rift I think that’s probably about it for the human race. It was fun while it lasted.
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We have previously had animations starring a dragonborn bear. This one took a while, but if this is traditionally animated as it looks, than there’s always going to be a time difference. That middle part was really stressful for me though. Just like Skyrim.
I like mods as much as the next guy, but this is ridiculous. Cool effects, nice characters, but strange acting choices even though I’m not a huge Battlefield fan. I chose Battlefield because of the hat choices.
You’re only about a year overdue, but if you’ve been grinding your teeth while you’re XBOX brethren have been fighting vampire cults or building houses with all sorts of bees or riding dragons(!) your wait is almost over. Over the month of February all three expansions well be released on the PS3, and as an apology for making you wait like a million hours they’ll all be half price the week they’re released. Sweet deal.
Meanwhile PC will be getting the Drahonborn expansion on February 5th, but you don’t care because you’re too busy with your mod that turns all the trolls into Wampas or something.
Specifically it will take you to Solstheim, the island off of Morrowind that was the setting for the Morrowind: Bloodmoon expansion. Technically part of Morrowind, it’s mostly inhabited by Nords, so you’ll still feel comfortably at home, surrounded in nordic accents. But also get ready for weird floating bugs, houses that look like they’re made of carapace, and those goddamn impossible to hit Cliff Racers. You’ll also meet more Daedric guys, have a chance to learn some dark arts, and hunt down the first Dragonborn, who’s apparently become somewhat of a dick. You’re making Dragonborn look bad, jerk! All good stuff.
Except for the Cliff Racers. Goddamn Cliff Racers.
Skyrim’s “Dragonborn” DLC might have a dumb name, since the entire rest of the game was about a Dragonborn. But who cares? You can ride a dragon! I spent countless hours beating the shit out of them and all that time I just wanted to hop on their back and ride them around. It’s finally happening! Dragon mounts! Also some other stuff, but who cares, because goddamn dragon mounts!
Again it will be exclusive to 360 to start, being released on December 4th for that system. PC doesn’t have a release date, but probably about a month or so later? And PS3 soon after that, I’m sure. *wink*
Because Bethesda’s feeling towards the PS3 seems to be “The game turned on, didn’t it? Isn’t that good enough?” they’ve basically decided that the Skyrim DLC is just too much effort. But Sony’s not putting up with that. Just because their system is ridiculously complicated to program for, that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t get all the same stuff as the 360 and PC version. So they’ve got a development team working on Dawnguard. Hooray. Turns out, like that guy that does a really shitty job washing the dishes when they first get married so that his wife will do it from then on, if you just suck at programming a game for the PS3 long enough, eventually Sony will just give up, and do it for you. Every Triple-A title should try this from now on. “Every time Connor tries to assassinate this dude, the snow turns green, but we can’t figure out how to fix it… Sony? You have any ideas?” Then you go to the bar for the rest of the day.
Everything about this is pretty awesome, except for the lack of working pipes. They aren’t even hollow, they have a black skin on top. But then maybe those are the pipes you can’t go through in Mario, they’ve all been clogged. Finally, closure. Still, I wanted to see him slide down to all those underground Skyrim caves, the ones with trolls. I guess here it would be those hard shell creatures that are immune to fire. I forgot their names. Dang it.
Skyrim: Hearthfire Trailer – Because With the Economy in the State It Is, Owning a Home Seems Just As Unbelievable As Fighting a Dragon
This is the next expansion for Skyrim, and while the first might have been about an ancient vampire conspiracy and blocking out the sun, this one’s much more down to earth, with the ability to build a house. You know, because at this point in the game you don’t already own half a dozen of them, along with giant sleeping quarters at all the various guilds that you are the master of. Cause if you had all those places to live and collect ingredients and whatnot, there’s no way that you’d want to lay down real money just so you could build your own home, right? That would just be ridiculous.
Well, okay. Say the dozen or so places you can sleep and/or craft stuff just aren’t doing it for you. Now, thanks to the Hearthfire expansion, you can buy a piece of land and then build your own home, with your own exacting specifications. Mage Guild’s herbalist table too far away from your garden? Make sure to fix that in your own home. Breezehome not have enough bees? Well in the home you build, you can have the bees you want. It’s exactly what you want it to be, so you can spend ninety nine percent of your time ignoring it an hitting wolves with fireballs. But that other one percent of the time, you are going to be super glad you spent the time and money to build a house with just tons of bees.
I never liked Cops. Most of the time it was really boring. To counter that sentiment, someone set it in the land of Skyrim. Things are better now, not better in the way that I accept Cops as quality TV, but better in that its tolerable. That, and I like how they got the old man on the road to continuously use his mortar and pestle while talking to the “cop.”