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A meme can pop onto the internet and stay around for years if it’s handled with care, grace and the proper amount of respect. The Arrow to the Knee meme that spawned out of Skyrim has played itself out so hard that it is now coming off like the “your mom” jokes that flooded my ears when I was in Jr High. It has become the most response among “nerds” when commenting on youtube, reddit, raptr and other forums. Even now with the Ocean Marketing meme in place, the Arrow to the Knee meme is still going strong. But we kind of want it to die. Below is a letter to Bethesda, makers of Skyrim where this horrible meme got it’s life. I suggest you read it, and then watch the video accompanying that expresses exactly how we feel. Read that letter, watch the video by clicking here.
Giant wheels vs tiny wheels in an epic showdown to the death.
Skyrim is the most engrossing game I have ever played. In the some forty plus hours I have spent in the northern mountains of Skyrim I have slain dragons, joined a thieves guild, become the arch-mage of a sorcerer’s college, found treasures hidden across an entire continent, killed bandits, become a werewolf, traveled to the great beyond, gotten drunk, breathed fire and did I mention I KILLED DRAGONS! With the shear wealth of content packed into Skyrim, I’m guessing most players simply won’t ever be able to experience it all, but it’s there for those that want it. It is a brilliant investment in entertainment AND YOU SHOULD BUY IT! Read why this is a game of the year contender after the break.
Skyrim, Super Mario 3D Land, Saints Row: The Third, Need for Speed: The Run, Halo Anniversary, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, Assassin’s Creed Revelations, Jurassic Park – The Game, and Rayman Origins, just to name a few. We talk about three of these games (all of which are incredibly good). Listen in to find out which ones.
Skyrim is easily one of the best games of the year, and although I have countless more hours until I’m anywhere near experiencing all it has to offer (34 hours in and I’ve just barely scratched the surface) I can’t help but wonder what I’m going to do for the next hundred or so hours of gaming afterwards. I mean, I’ve played Oblivion, but I haven’t beaten it, and I definitely haven’t played it on PC, where I won’t have to worry about horrendous load times and fps. If you’re in the same boat as me, I’d highly recommend grabbing it this week from Steam, where the Game of the Year version is just $4.99 and the Game of the Year Deluxe version is just $1.25 more ($6.24). It includes all the DLC etc. etc. etc.
The deal lasts until Thursday, November 17th, and although I really need to stop buying games that I already own for a different platform, it’s just hard to resist when the prices are this low. Check it out right here and stay tuned for more Skyrim coverage from The 72 Pins on the podcast and upcoming video content. And now back to Skyrim…
Skyrim is one of those games that you’re able to play pretty much any way you want. While there’s no out right and open morality system that dictates massive choices with a dreaded bar that says GOOD or BAD, there are evil things you can do in the game… like steal. Actions have consequences, but now it seems as though you can circumvent some of those consequences by… well… putting buckets on people’s heads. look to see it being done live.
This video contains “explosive magic spells and brutal combat” which sounds pretty good to me. Check out this video to see what sort of violence you’ll be able to perform in just two days.
In just three days, you can experience Skyrim’s world for yourself, but if you can’t wait that long, this new video will help tide you over (albeit in a very small way). Learn about the world, the characters, and check out a handful of incredibly scenic locations after the break.
What’s the biggest improvement from Oblivion to Skyrim? The graphics? The interactivity? The Dragons? I say no. Instead it’s the voice acting, and more specifically the fact that Skyrim will have roughly 70 voice actors as opposed to Oblivion’s voice cast of Patrick Stewart, generic awful male, and generic awful female. This video, as you can probably guess from the title, details the work that’s going into Skyrim’s much improved voice acting, music, and general sound design. It’s an interesting watch that clocks in at roughly seven minutes, and you can check it out after the break.
Want to watch an in depth behind the scenes look at the making of Skyrim? I know I do, but unfortunately this isn’t it. Rather, this is a trailer for the video that you’ll get if you pre-order the collector’s edition version of the game (which you can do right here). That being said, this nearly 3 minute video does contain a few bits of the game that we haven’t seen before, and gives away a tiny sample of the behind the scenes goodness for free. Check it out and ponder whether or not the collector’s edition is worth your 150 bucks after the break.