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Saturday, 29 October 2011

Flame Atronach!

Hahahaha!!! I laugh at the poor design of Oblivion's flame atronach, which by the by, I hated! That was the enemy we got the least response from when we hit and it ruined the image of an epic battle for Kvatch that I had in my head, time and time again.

But let the complaining stop (for now) and the epicness begin! The Frost Atronach were among the first revealed enemies, leaving the question: Will there be more atronachs? Uummm... Yeah, there will! I've taken the liberty of acquiring some recently released footage and there was a flame atronach and... Yeah, well just look at the pretty pictures.


So far it is going a little like this:

Cool Frost Atronach ---> Awesome Frost Atronach
Crappy Flame Atronach ---> Rad Flame Atronach
Storm Atronach ---> ?

Skooma?

I'm confused - We've had months and months to ask for details about Skyrim and yet no one has asked if there is Skooma!

Don't know what Skooma is? Skooma is an illegal, liquid drug manufactured from refined moon sugar, which we saw from time to time in Morrowind and Oblivion - We could even find the Skooma Den in Bravil.
Originally it was banned by The Empire, due to its usually devastating effects, but I'm thinking: 200 years later!

It's not that drugs are all of that, but it just sort of adds to the immersion that they also have illegal street medication, like us non-fictional people do (I'm not saying that we literally have it in our possession, but that it exists.)

I like the idea of finding out that the well respected noble is a Skooma addict, by accidentally stumbling upon his private room, fall, and by sheer coincidence having our lockpicks fall out of our pockets and into our hands, whilst it slowly approaches the lock on his chest and just happens to lock it up in the process.

Anyway - I was just wondering.

Grab it!

Was it Z? I think it was Z.
Am I talking about V's twin brother, whom I just made up saying this sentence? hah! No!
I am talking about the button we had to press on our keyboard in order to pick up stuff and move it in Oblivion.

So are you like me? Do you need your home neatly decorated with eye-catching artifacts and ill-gotten goods, but am afraid that we no longer have that option? Well, fear no more my friend, 'cause with Skyrim you can do it all on your own terms - Move a flower pot, let your sword lean up against the wall for display, or drag the civilian you "accidentally" killed into a river and watch her float away!

Skyrim - Buy it today, if you're awesome

Da-da-dam-daaaaam-
 - Because You're worth it!-

Friday, 28 October 2011

Too cool for school

There are awesome people out there. So awesome that they let their children off of school so that they together can direct their full attention on saving the world from Alduin - The World Eater - Bane of Kings! Sounds too good to be true?

I suggest you direct your attention to this letter I've obviously planted in this post . Coolest. Dad. EVER!

Can I haz child?

Is it human nature to wish for a future, where you come home to a warm cozy house, a loving wife or husband, and of course your offspring, eagerly awaiting your arrival with a hug at the ready? It sounds nice to you, doesn't it? - Nah, I know what you're thinking: It sounds like fucking hell, or Desperate Housewives without the 90210 elements which keeps it going, but in spite of that, there are tons of people out there screaming for answers! Can we have children in Skyrim?!

Why you would want to spawn a money-draining, time consuming piece of offspring is beyond me, but I guess it is not my place to judge and I may not be the proper guy to do that either, given my reaction to Fable 3's relationship system which went a little like this:

- You can bang? ----> I wanna try that!
- You can get married? ----> Let's see what that entails!
- I got married ----> Fail!
- Now what ---> More sex!
- Wife is pregnant ---> FUCK!
- Child grows up ---> To be annoying
- Wife has divorced me and left with child ---> I guess the game ain't that bad after all

But that aside, we had a question to be answered! As far as I've gathered, Bethesda has released no answer to this question, and I've been watching carefully (Until security found me and threw me out of their building,) but let us just take a minute to think about it people, please!

How long does it take for women to process a child (Yes, I call it that) - Approximately 9 months (right?)
Then there is a baby! Then baby grows up - Years goes on! This also means that all the other children grow up and become adults and that the young people grow older and eventually die. Does this sound like an Elder Scrolls game? No! Time doesn't actually pass in Skyrim! The world is static in that way! Beth just can't do that, which is why I suggest that we all drop the subject and go home.

As a few comforting words for the people that I've just upset: If we could have had children, I would've named mine: Snotlocker. What would you have named yours?

Thursday, 27 October 2011

6 Gigs?

If Pete ever snaps from taking crap, I won't blame him, given the massive rage against Bethesda that has occurred after the release of the very late PC specs. It is quite common for people to act in an aggressive manner when fear strikes and it seems that the fear of Skyrim being small, ugly or having lack of content is no difference.

I am of course referring to the fact that Skyrim only will take up approximately 6GB of space on your hard drive, which have gotten people worried.

For months, I have been answering your questions and gathering intel, but now I think it is time for me to ask you one - From all you've seen and all you know of Skyrim and the team behind it, how can you ever, EVER doubt that this game will max out on the epic scale? Time and time again, Bethesda has proven that they go above and beyond - Always!

So why does Skyrim only take up 6GB? As Pete stated: They use a new engine and they have simply become very skilled at compressing.
My advice: Be happy - Don't look a gift horse in the mouth - Leave Pete alone.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

PC Requirements - Part 3: The Official PC specs

The moment all of us PC users (awesome people, Chris; Awesome) have been waiting for: The PC specs! Sir Hines took the liberty to post them on his twitter account earlier and I gladly reaped what he sowed.
We both have the min. requirements and the recommended requirements, so rejoice; I will post them both!

Also, If you are not a computer whiz and ain't sure what it means or whether you can run it or not, feel free to post a comment and ask. Then you shall receive my wise answer.

Anywho, here it is my friends!


Minimum Specs
  • Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
  • Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHz or equivalent processor
  • 2GB System RAM
  • 6GB free HDD Space
  • Direct X 9 compliant video card with 512 MB of RAM
  • DirectX compatible sound card
  • Internet access for Steam activation


Recommended Specs
  • Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
  • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
  • 4GB System RAM
  • 6GB free HDD space
  • DirectX 9 compatible NVIDIA or AMD ATI video card with 1GB of RAM (Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 or higher; ATI Radeon 4890 or higher).
  • DirectX compatible sound card
  • Internet access for Steam activation

Skyrim Live-action trailer

Recently there have been sightings of some real-live action pictures on Skyrim's facebook page and as expected, they were hinting at a live-action trailer - And get this: It is already done! I've taken the liberty to add the video to this very post! Enjoy it!

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