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How historically accurate is Skyrim? Part 2

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Dec 04
// RedHeadPeak
[Dtoid community blogger RedHeadPeak follows up his well received and delightfully educational blog about historical accuracy in Skyrim with an equally interesting part 2. What a long sentence. Want to see your own writing ap...
I am not making this up, guys.
Okay, that's it. We're done. Skyrim is vanquished, and Ronnie James Dio can now mount his big clean tiger and ride it down into the midnight sea full of shiny diamonds like the eyes of a cat in the black and blue. Or somethin...

Cairn? Cave? Cavern? Something.
My old roommate told me there's some trick to Skyrim dungeons where if you follow one of the walls all the way around, you'll find the exit, or something, but I never listened to him. I'm still actually mad because he buckled...

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Ronnie James Dio kicks a little wagon around

We played a game some more!
Oct 09
// Max Scoville
Our ongoing look at what it would be like if the late heavy metal icon Ronnie James Dio continues his exploration of Skyrim. I like to think, in a decade or so, people will look back on this video series the same way they on that Ken Burns documentary about that thing that he did. 
I'd say U2 fans, too, but who am I kidding
As Ronnie James Dio continues through the land of Skyrim on his stolen horse, we turn our magnifying glasses of journalistic criticism and nitpickery on Metallica and U2. What is the relationship between these two bands of musicians?Watch our dumb video to find out. 

Dio in Skyrim continues!
In our ongoing attempts to break YouTube by uploading the dumbest things possible into it, thereby short-circuiting the Mother Brain and freeing us all from our virtual imprisonment, we've started the second chunk of our adventures in Skyrim as heavy metal legend Ronnie James Dio. This is a bad video made by dumb people, but those dumb people had fun making it, so there's that.

Here's the fourth part of the idiotic Skyrim Let's Play series Bill and I have been doing. The hook is this: we're playing Skyrim, but our character KIND OF looks like Ronnie James Dio. So, we're talking about heavy meta...

Max would date a woman who gets that hype on Taco Bell
In the third part of our ongoing investigative series on what it would be like if heavy metal pioneer Ronnie James Dio was, in fact, a mage in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. In this installment, we forget more lyrics, and Max's girlfriend gets home from work, only to find a very special surprise waiting for her. Is it tacos? (Yes. That's exactly what it is.)

That raccoon is probably Dio's pet in the netherworld
Continuing our adventures through Skyrim; Max lays out the lengthy tale of what he did the day Dio died. Max's romp involved bottomless mimosas, a 40oz of malt liquor with a condom taped to it, and a deformed raccoon named 'Scary'. I don't really remember what I did that day. Probably listened to Dio.

We've been down too long in the midnight sea
Max and I decided to start a playthrough of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim as the late Ronnie James Dio, the heavy metal legend who had a music video that kinda looks like Skyrim. There's only one problem; Max can't remember any Dio lyrics correctly. It's okay though; we had good beer and bad tacos.

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What Skyrim taught me about pushing my best friend off a mountain

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Aug 16
// MeanderBot
[Dtoid community blogger and artist MeanderBot shares this wonderful story and comic from his time with Skyrim. (Check below for the full comic.) Want to see your own work appear on the front page? Go write something! --Mr An...
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Skyrim is finally worth it
Usually I just poke fun at Skyrim modders for rendering photo realistic horse vaginas, but I may finally play Skyrim just to play this mod aiming to recreate the first four levels of the tragically abandoned classic MediEvil.  MediEvil 3 and Bushido Blade 3. C'mon, guys. Needs to happen.  

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Oblivion is also coming to Skyrim thanks to modders

May 16
// Jordan Devore
The folks doing impressive work over at The Elder Scrolls Renewal Project aren't merely bringing the content of Morrowind into Skyrim with Skywind -- they're also giving Oblivion (and its DLC) the same treatment with a proje...
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Glean some interesting facts about Skyrim from this Did You Know Gaming? video

You know, aside from the lyrics to the main theme
May 13
// Brittany Vincent
I don't watch too many YouTube video series, but I quite enjoy some of the facts Did You Know Gaming? serves up. Sometimes I actually walk away having learned a little something. I ended up liking the latest entry to the DYK...
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The mod that's bringing Morrowind into Skyrim is coming along nicely

The best-looking Elder Scrolls project right now
Apr 18
// Jordan Devore
Devise a lofty goal for fans to work toward and they'll come together to create something truly remarkable. This is Skywind, an in-progress mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim that intends to bring the content of Morrowind i...

Skyrim / BioShock Infinite & Borderlands 2 / Dishonored

New bundles from 2K and Bethesda
Jan 17
// Dale North
2K and Bethesda Softworks are buddying up to release two new combo bundles of their recent hit games. One bundle combines The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim & BioShock Infinite while the other includes Borderlands 2 & Dishon...
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Turns out blacksmithing is tougher than in Skyrim

Who'd have ever guessed?
Jan 13
// Brett Makedonski
I don't think that anyone really thought that Skyrim provided an accurate depiction of a blacksmith's trade. I mean, those dudes have to hit stuff for a really long time. It looks too tedious to be fun. Unless they have...
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Skywind modders release first developer video

Yes, mods can have dev diaries too
Jan 06
// Alessandro Fillari
Last month saw the alpha release of Skywind, a Skyrim mod that transports players back to the land of Morrowind. More than just a rehash of old content, the developers have reworked and altered much of the original game's me...
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Skyrim gets sexy with cabbage

Curiously cruciferous
Dec 20
// Steven Hansen
I know this cole gallery isn't new to some of you, but it bares repeating. I love bienni-all of these magestic cabbage shots. I'm losing my head over them. The grandeur just makes this seem a magical savoyage. I do believe I'...
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Skyrim mod restores content cut by Bethesda

Cutting Room Floor
Dec 17
// Joshua Derocher
Skyrim modder Arthmoor managed to find some content that didn't make it into the game's release, and he has done his best to add it back into the game. He released the Cutting Room Floor mod to restore a few NPCs, some quest...
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Download the Skywind alpha and play Morrowind in Skyrim

There goes my weekend
Dec 06
// Joshua Derocher
Just hearing the Morrowind theme fills me with the need for adventure, and seeing the streets of Balmora makes me feel at home. Now I have a chance to revisit my favorite Elder Scrolls game as a mod for Skyrim. The epic mod...
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This image of Skyrim modding made my day

Sven's face says it all
Nov 26
// Jordan Devore
I don't feel it's inherently necessary to explain why this image is worth sharing -- does it not speak for itself? -- and I've already paid my debt with a serious story about the benefits of modding The Elder Scrolls V: Skyri...
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That 19-year-old Skyrim modder landed a dream job

But not at Bethesda!
Nov 26
// Jordan Devore
Alexander Velicky's massive Falskaar mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim impressed us back in July. What got me the most was that a large part of his motivation for this mod was to get a job at Bethesda. While that hasn't hap...
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Skyrim officially comes to Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition

As paid DLC, naturally
Nov 01
// Jordan Devore
It can be difficult to keep up with all of the content 4J Studios pumps out for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition and the millions of people that seem to own that version of the game. This seems like a big one, though. It's a DLC p...
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Next Zelda won't take inspiration from Skyrim

Aonuma tried the game because of its name
Sep 09
// Jordan Devore
When The Legend of Zelda director Eiji Aonuma said that he had played The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in an interview, word got out that he was using the Bethesda title as inspiration for the next Zelda. Naturally, that got ...

The Dragonborn fights vampires and Necromancers

Another great live-action take on Skyrim
Aug 23
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Remember that awesome live-action Fallout movie from Machinima Prime? It was the start of a series of live-action takes on videogames, and the latest one has finally arrived. This one is based on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and sees the Dragonborn has been weakened by a vampire's curse. The Dark Brotherhood captures him, and offer to cure hi if he rescues another vamprie from the Necromancers.

Every Bethesda and id game is on sale on Steam right now

Skyrim, Fallout, Quake, and so much more
Aug 01
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
[Update: I somehow missed this earlier, but ALL the games on sale here can be yours for $89.99 in the QuakeCon pack. That's 44 games, folks!] QuakeCon is happening down in Texas this week! For those of you that can't make it,...

Here's a Skyrim fan film just because

All the props and costumes were made with just a $100 budget
Jul 19
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Skyrim: Journey's End is a little fan movie starring the Dragonborn taking on a Necromancer and a couple of undead bandits. It's an impressive short, and it's made even more impressive due to the fact that the costumes and props were all made with just a $100 budget. [Thanks, Shannon!]

Buy an Xbox 360, get a free copy of Skyrim Legendary

Jul 19
// Abel Girmay
Are you in the market for an Xbox 360? Are you that one person that still hasn't played The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim? Well GameStop is going to help you correct that mistake, by offering a free copy of The Elder Scrolls V: Sky...

19-year-old spent a year making this amazing Skyrim mod

Featuring 25 hours of new content
Jul 17
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Skyrim mods are the best, like the one we just featured that brings in Dishonored powers into Skyrim. This one, though, takes the cake. Falskaar is a new mod and it features nearly 25 hours of new content. That's new charact...

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