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Silky smooth Game Music Lullabies Volume II out now


Featuring Final Fantasy, Majora's Mask, and more
Apr 28
[Disclosure: Jayson Napolitano, the producer of Game Music Lullabies Volume II, previously wrote for Destructoid. As always, no relationships, personal or professional, were factored into this news post.] It seems like I was... read
'...it's clear we didn't understand exactly what we were doing'
Earlier today, Bethesda tried to justify its decision to let people charge money for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim mods on Steam, but it was just the latest in a string of failed attempts at damage control. Now there's word fro... read feature

Skyrim mods

The first paid Skyrim mod has been pulled


Stealing assets went to shit? Whodathunkit
Apr 24
Who'd have ever thought selling mods which include other people's work would be a bad idea? It turns out the very first paid Skyrim mod on the Steam Workshop has been removed after accusations that it contained work from othe... read
Bethesda E3

Bethesda's E3 invites could hint at a Fallout 4 reveal


Sometimes what isn't said is most important
Apr 20
Bethesda, creator of the Elder Scrolls and the newer series of Fallout games, has sent out invites for its E3 press conference that takes place on Sunday, June 14. Pictured on the invite are reserved seats for chara... read
Open world time
Whether its fighting random dragons or avoiding helicopter spawns, there's lots of solid deals this weekend for PC gamers. If you know for sure you're going to buy Grand Theft Auto V on PC on release day next month, you can s... read feature

Promoted Blog

How historically accurate is Skyrim? Part 5


Promoted from our Community Blogs
Mar 02
[Dtoid community blogger RedHeadPeak gives us part five of his historical accuracy in Skyrim series. I can't get enough of these. Want to see your own writing appear on the front page? Go write something! --Occams Electric T... read
Promoted Blog

How historically accurate is Skyrim? Part 4


Promoted from our Community Blogs
Feb 12
There's lots of things I enjoy about over-analyzing Skyrim, and the responses I get are a big part of that. There are a pleasingly small number of people that misread the title and my intentions ("Oh sure, the game with drago... read
Promoted Blog

How historically accurate is Skyrim? Part 2


Promoted from our Community Blogs
Dec 04
[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... read
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... read feature

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... read feature

Skyrim

Ronnie James Dio kicks a little wagon around


We played a game some more!
Oct 09
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.  read
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.  read feature

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. read feature

Spelunk-rim
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... read feature

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.) read feature

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. read feature

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. read feature

Skyrim promoted blog

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


Promoted from our Community Blogs!
Aug 16
[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... read
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.   read feature

Mods

Oblivion is also coming to Skyrim thanks to modders


Skyblivion
May 16
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... read
Skyrim

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
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... read
Mods

The mod that's bringing Morrowind into Skyrim is coming along nicely


The best-looking Elder Scrolls project right now
Apr 18
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... read

Skyrim / BioShock Infinite & Borderlands 2 / Dishonored


New bundles from 2K and Bethesda
Jan 17
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... read
Skyrim

Turns out blacksmithing is tougher than in Skyrim


Who'd have ever guessed?
Jan 13
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... read
Skywind

Skywind modders release first developer video


Yes, mods can have dev diaries too
Jan 06
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... read
Sexy cabbage

Skyrim gets sexy with cabbage


Curiously cruciferous
Dec 20
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'... read
Skyrim mod

Skyrim mod restores content cut by Bethesda


Cutting Room Floor
Dec 17
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... read
Skywind

Download the Skywind alpha and play Morrowind in Skyrim


There goes my weekend
Dec 06
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... read
Mods

This image of Skyrim modding made my day


Sven's face says it all
Nov 26
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... read
Mods

That 19-year-old Skyrim modder landed a dream job


But not at Bethesda!
Nov 26
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... read






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