It’s finally here! After waiting for so long, there I sat at my PC – I’ll admit, I’m still enough of a nerd that I prepared well for this. My normally cluttered desk had only gotten worse, now filled with soda, snacks, with my favorite pair of slippers on standby since my house gets cold this time of year. I spent a couple agonizing days looking at my computer, where Skyrim sat downloaded but unable to install before the release date, and meanwhile I pestered everyone with that incessant question: “Is it Friday yet?”
It seems a shame to break a street date as awesome as 11.11.11, but Skyrim is now on the shelves. – kronjob
That quote comes straight from the Xbox Australia and New Zealand Facebook page. Rumours are awhirl that the culprit is one Harvey Norman store somewhere downunder, but that all hardly matters now (well, it does, something like a ten million dollar fine probably matters a great deal to the company).
So, it seems Aussies can now grab their Elder Scrolls 24 hours earlier. Unless they’re Steam users, who will have to patiently wait at their desks for the proper release.
All outlets are now selling, so jump on that Shadowmere and get a giddy-up to GAME, EB Games, Kmart, Harvey Norman, etc – your pre-orders are waiting.
Man, I feel like a Forerunner. Ten years after unsealing the hushed casket, the boys at 343 Industries – Bungie, in spirit — are honouring their long-time legendary loyalties with next week’s enhanced anniversary edition of the real 2001 space odyssey, Halo: Combat Evolved, Bungie’s breakthrough that redefined the first-person shooter’s limitations and set the genre loose on the home console market. Rest assured, we’ll have Anniversary’s review for you and more, but to satisfy your insatiable nostalgic appetite until its release, we thought we’d take a look back at Master Chief’s original outer-space outing before coming around full circle.
First, the looming question: why is Halo so significant to gaming culture? What impact and legacy has it left on the hearts and minds, both developer and player alike, within our illustrious industry? To mince words, what’s the big deal? Twenty years have forged the first-person shooter into the most popular genre in gaming, sure, but where Doom formulated, Halo reinvented, shocking the desktop shooter skeptics convinced that a control stick was no match for a mouse. Bungie proved the naysayers’ negativity null and moot.
Behind the Wall: The Making of Skyrim contains exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, including interviews with the Bethesda Game Studios team as they take you from concept to creation and provide insights into the story, gameplay, setting, legacy of the Elder Scrolls franchise, and much more
No one is quite sure if the pictures of an Xbox 360 manual for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim are legitimate or not, but they sure are causing a stir in the gaming community! The pictures surfaced on imgur.com, and quickly went viral among those eager to get a quick look at its contents.
I took a look at the features, and picked out some of the more important ones. Here’s a quick list of things worth mentioning that I saw in the pics. Please note that the content is not 100% confirmed, and that nothing is final.
I’ve always been a huge fan of the Elder Scrolls series. Bethesda has shown, time and time again, that they make games that I really enjoy when they keep to their formula…and I’m talking games made by the company, not just produced by them. Morrowind, Oblivion, and Fallout were all very strong titles that showed a very clear progression of effort and technology, and each brought out new things to love (while, admittedly, producing some ardor about changes made to the game system that some players despised). After seeing (and yes, briefly playing) Skyrim for the first time, I can say that this latest game will be no different.