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  • Blog Post: Want To Try Modding Fallout 4? – Here's A Long-Time Modder’s Lessons

    For years, creators and users of mods have upgraded their favorite titles in ways too numerous to list. From revamping a few textures to building entire new worlds, their modifications blur the gap between players and developers. They are a hobbyist’s gateway to game design. Long a PC gaming staple... More
  • Blog Post: Five Open-World Game Essentials

    Open-world games are here to stay. This new generation has already embraced this genre with titles Watch Dogs, Infamous: Second Son, and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Even more of these games are coming; Sunset Overdrive launches today, while Assassin's Creed Unity, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and... More
  • Blog Post: Attention to Detail: 10 Things That Make Any Game Better

    Great ideas are the foundations of great games, and no one can deny that developers today create many entertaining concepts. Even so, sometimes the simple things get overlooked. Every gamer has stopped in the middle of playing and wondered why a developer failed to include an obviously useful feature... More
  • Blog Post: How Bethesda Can Bring Me Back Into Skyrim

    I love Skyrim. Bethesda’s exceptional RPG was my personal 2011 game of the year. After a hundred-plus hours in-game and a year of real time, though, I’ve moved on. Here’s what the DLC the company is teasing can do to convince me to return to the frozen north of Tamriel. Craft Some New... More
  • Blog Post: Using Kinect In All The Wrong Places

    I was watching a movie on my Xbox 360 the other night, when I had to go upstairs. The controller had long turned itself off. My hands were full of empties. Rather than drop everything onto the floor (my immediate instinct), I just said “Xbox, pause,” and the system obediently put the action... More
  • Blog Post: Meet The Glitchiest Dragon In Skyrim

    Of all the terrifying breeds of dragon in the latest Elder Scrolls game – from Frost to Elder – none inspires more fear than the dreaded Glitch Dragon. This is my encounter with one such beast…or at least, what's left of it. Join me and Jeff "Hangtime" Marchiafava (though... More
  • Blog Post: Reiner And Phil Play The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    As hardcore Bethesda fans, Reiner and I have been eager to check out the developer's latest epic, open-world fantasy ever since it appeared on our cover at the start of the year. Skyrim is finally here, and we've been whittling away hours in its massive landscape. Join us for a brief tour. In... More
  • Blog Post: Decrypting The Elder Scrolls

    In light of our upcoming cover story on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, we take a look back at the storyline and development of the role-playing juggernaut series. The tale of the Elder Scrolls began in recent years for many fans, as they explored the massive nation of Cyrodiil in The Elder Scrolls IV:... More
  • Blog Post: Game Breaking – The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

    Some gamers are always on the lookout for an advantage. Whether it's a better weapon, a more powerful spell, or a bottomless bank account, many of us don't mind living on the edges of what a game will permit. Some will pejoratively refer to this as "power gaming," since it often involves... More
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