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  1. Skyrim Community Comes Together on a Mod to Honor a Player Who Passed Away

    A warrior arrives in Sovngarde.

    The Skyrim community is famous for the skillful, unique, and downright crazy mods. At the same time, there devoted players and fans and they know that it isn't all fun and games. The Skyrim community has recently built a mod that introduces an in-game shrine to honor a deceased player.

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  2. Player Piano’s On The Spot Series Continues To Wow Us With Video Game Arrangements

    As part of their recent Indiegogo campaign to raise money for Player Piano's more ambitious videos, Tom Grey asked musical genius Sonya Belousova to recreate songs from Halo, Final Fantasy VII, Chrono Chross, Skyrim, and more after hearing them from the first time. Holy cow, does she nail them. It's like Aeris is dying all over again, but... like, in a really happy way?

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  3. Dorkly Shows Us That Game Characters Are the Worst Customers Ever

    I'm STILL waiting for my plumber, guys. Never trust Mario's business.

    Man, you think it's hard working in the regular service industry? Try working in the video game service industry. At best, your pocket's probably going to get picked by some unscrupulous Dovahkiin. At least Dorkly's looking out for the common working NPC.

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  4. Godzilla, MechaGodzilla, and Rodan Throw Down in a New Skyrim Mod

    You're hiding something out there! And it is going to send us back to the Dawn Era!

    Sure, The Elder Scrolls franchise doesn't have any nuclear weapons or dinosaurs, but it does have a buttload of magic and dragons. So, why shouldn't it have its own Godzilla rampaging across the fields of Tamriel? Luckily, Modder Quechus13 decided to take matters into his own hands and fill the kaiju-shaped hole in our Dovakhiin hearts.

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  5. Enter to Win Awesome Skyrim and Tomb Raider Gear for Ladies!


    Would you like to seize the day in a shirt proclaiming you a sister of Artemis, and then head home to cuddle up in a hoodie proclaiming you a member of the Dark Brotherhood? We've got the contest for you, courtesy of Treehouse Brand Stores.

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  6. Neila Rey’s Nerdy Workouts Make Me Actually Want to Work Out, and That’s Saying Something

    Maybe it's just that for the first time in my life I actually miss having time to work out, but Neila Rey's pop culture themed work outs are really  as physically challenging and logistically easy as one could hope, and for every kind of nerd reference you might care to make. We've posted only a few here, there are lots more at her site.

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  7. Things We Saw Today: Avant-Garde Watercolor Wonder Woman

    Things We Saw Today

    Does this count as cubism? It's been a long time since Art Appreciation for Non-Majors. (via So Geek Chic, artwork by Adam Lister)

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  8. This Pirates of the Caribbean/Skyrim Mash-Up Is The Most Epic Song Ever Created

    Imagine Captain Jack Sparrow as a Khajiit?

    As a huge fan of both Johnny Depp and murdering digital chickens with a solid FUS RO DAH, I've found myself occasionally noticing the similarities between Klaus Badelt's score for Pirates of the Caribbean and Jeremy Soule's Skyrim theme. Flipboitamidles mashed up "He's a Pirate" and "Dragonborn," and there's never been anything more epically epic.

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  9. New Skyrim Mod Replaces All Dragons With Thomas The Tank Engine

    "I'm Thomas. I'm pulling a train. What ugly wheels you've got!"

    Thomas is a tank engine who lives at the big station on the Island of Sodor. He's a cheeky little engine with six small wheels, a short stumpy funnel, a short stumpy boiler, and a short stumpy dome. In Pastaspace's mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, he's also the bane of Kings, ancient shadow unbound, with a hunger to swallow the world.

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  10. Steam Summer Sale: Day 11 Deals

    We'll miss you, Steam Summer Sale. You've offered us so much.

    It's the last day of the Steam Summer Sale, which means they're offering up the most popular titles from the first 10 days. It also means that by now you know we're going to tell you what's on sale after the jump. Has it already been 11 days? Seems like only yesterday we started getting really pumped over discounted games.

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  11. Skyrim PlayStation 3 DLC Finally Gets Release Dates

    Hell must have frozen over, pigs are surely flying, and dozens of other tired phrases have obviously come to pass. It's the only explanation for the PlayStation 3 downloadable content for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim finally receiving release dates. Bethesda had promised that they'd come in February, but only a fool completely believes such claims. It's been months -- four months short of a year for Dawnguard -- since they released on Xbox 360, but PlayStation 3 users will finally get all three this month.

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  12. Laying Down My Sword: How Games Can Inspire Moral Decisions, Even Without Asking


    A curious thing happened as I was completing Mark of the Ninja a few weeks back (and yes, there are significant spoilers ahead). While the game has an entertaining story, it’s there for context and flavor, rather than being the driving force. The star of the show is the deliciously stylish gameplay, which caters to puzzle-loving adults who grew up with Saturday morning cartoons and martial arts movies. I often take satisfaction in playing stealth games as non-lethally as possible, but the combat in this one was too good to pass up. Ambushing baddies from shadowy air vents never got old. But I stopped doing it anyway.

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  13. You Can Take A Skyrim Class At A Texas University

    Here Be Dragons

    We had one comic book course when I went to college and I didn't even get to take it. Now one university in Texas is offering a course on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Maybe I need to go back to school... 

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  14. This Skyrim Class Makes Me Wish I Was Still in College

    Attention college students: Do you like playing video games? More specifically, do you like a game called The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim? If so, then I suggest you hightail it on down to Rice University in Houston, Texas, the only school that I know of with a course devoted entirely to the epic open-world RPG. For one semester only, English majors can sign up for Scandinavian Fantasy Worlds: Old Norse Sagas and Skyrim, a course that studies the psychology of gamers and the influence of Scandinavian culture in western fantasy stories.

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  15. How To Make Your Own Skyrim Helmet Without Bags Of Gold (Or Any Other Metal) [VIDEO]

    And I'll Form the Head!

    Ever wanted your very own helmet from Skyrim? The Helm of Yngol to be exact? Well now is your lucky day! YouTuber volpin, also of Volpin Props, has posted a handy tutorial of how it can be done without relying on a smithy or knowing how to use a forge. You will need a few other things of course. (via Kotaku)

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  16. Pondering What Gail Simone Said About Video Games, The Three Act Structure, & Storytelling


    Last week, comic writer Gail Simone shared some musings on her Tumblr about how video games are bucking the long-held three act model of narrative structure. The whole thing is worth a read (even though she tells you not to), and it poses a lot of good food for thought about how this fledgling medium could be starting to really shake things up. Most of my brainpower this weekend was spent mulling over her closing question:
    …are video games training us to look at stories differently, and if so, will they affect or alter the three act structure in other media?
    I can address the first part of that question with a resounding yes.

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  17. Hearthfire, the Next Skyrim Expansion, Releases on September 4th

    Good news, fans of role-playing games everywhere! Bethesda Game Studios has announced the second expansion coming to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim -- and it is called Hearthfire. The newest expansion centers on building a home, upgrading said home, and all the trappings of domesticity. If this sounds suspiciously like they're bolting The Sims onto Skyrim, that's because it looks like they actually are bolting The Sims onto Skyrim. Those lucky Xbox 360 players will get to start building their own gardens on September 4th.

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  18. This Is What Playing Skyrim As A My Little Pony Looks Like [VIDEO]

    what is this I don't even

    You may have seen someone turn the dragons from Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim into My Little Ponies. You may have even seen the audio from the video game trailer mixed with the intro to My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Here's something you probably haven't seen. Someone playing Skyrim as a My Little Pony, riding a My Little Pony. I'll leave you to it. [Editors Note: There's lots of NSFW cursing in the video as well as pony violence.]

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  19. The Game of Thrones And Skyrim Theme Songs In One Epic Mix

    Winter Is Coming

    This isn’t something I ever would have thought to do (even if I did have the skills) but now that it’s here I’m glad it exists. YouTuber GeekRemixed posted an interesting remix by Fatboy Roberts . He used, “samples from ‘Main Title’ from Game of Thrones by Ramin Djawadi, and “Dragonborn” from The Elder Scrolls […]

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  20. You Can Now Apply for Dawnguard DLC Beta on Xbox 360

    As if there weren't already enough slavering fans of Skyrim and all things related to it, Bethesda Softworks has now revealed via their company blog that folks can apply to be in the beta for the much-anticipated Dawnguard DLC. There's just one catch: The application is only for the Xbox 360 version of the game. Cue the disappointment for everyone on the PlayStation 3 and the rejoicing for those who have it on Xbox 360.

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