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November 11, 2011

 

 

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

 

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E3 2011 Update: Maybe the giant screen Bethesda was using for the demo had something to do with it, but this was one of the few E3 demos that actually sent a shiver up my spine.

In a fight against a dragon, the player cast a storm spell that brought in a localized thunderstorm that blasted the dragon with lightning.

That was the "sold!" moment, even though some of the people were more

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interested in how the player could affect the economy by burning down a sawmill or looking at 3D inventory objects. (Someone noted, with no sarcasm detected, "Smoked salmon in 3D? So rad.")

The broad scope and detail -- there are reportedly 300 in-game books to read and the 3rd person view received a decidedly major overhaul -- looks

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incredible, as well it should. In only a few short months Skyrim will be landing on store shelves, dynamic time of day and weather effects included.

 

- Aaron Simmer

(September 5, 2011)

 


This one's mostly a visual preview of the upcoming The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which Bethesda Softworks has pegged for a November 11, 2011 launch. This is

another game that I'd like to block out of my consciousness until it ships. Too often anticipation creeps up and I feel my brain with information that more often than not blunts the impact of the game once I finally play it.

 

Here's just a little bit of what I know about Skyrim.

 

There are dragons. Max von Sydow lends his voice to the game.

 

Did I spoil anything for you? If not, check back after E3 when I've had a short look at the game when I'll definitely have more to say.

 

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- Aaron Simmer

(June 1, 2011)

 

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