Tagged With skyrim

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We all know this, but it's hard to care. When you're 100 sneaking and ripping through dudes in a crowded pub before DISAPPEARING WITH A SINGLE CROUCH, it's so much fun.

But yeah, it makes no goddamn sense whatsoever, as this video hilariously illustrates.

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Skyrim: Special Edition is a buggy mess on consoles. In just a few hours playing on Xbox One, I encountered NPCs floating above chairs, twitchy mammoths, seconds-long pauses in animation, echoing dialogue and other glitches that are unforgivable for a game that came out in 2011 and, in 2016, costs $80 on console.

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Whenever a game gets remastered or upgraded, it's not always immediately obvious what makes the new version so much better. While a couple side-by-side screenshot comparisons can show surface level improvements in lighting and textures, more nuanced improvements can usually take a while to pick out.

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Bethesda has re-released its excellent role-playing adventure Skyrim. It's a massive game, with hundreds of hours of exploration, magic and mayhem.

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With a name like "Skyrim Special Edition", you'd expect everything to be better than it was in the original game or, at the very least, as good. Certainly not worse — if that's even possible. Well, it is for Bethesda, with the PC and Xbox One versions of the game having significantly crappier audio than their PS4 and previous generation counterparts.

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The fancy re-release of Skyrim is out on PC today! It's got new visuals. Still the same ol' Skyrim under the hood, though, by the looks of it.

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It's not every day that you see a video game and a national screenwriting award in the same sentence. In fact, it's never happened — until last week, when the Australian Writers' Guild gave an AWGIE not just to Skyrim, but a Skyrim mod.

The mod is available today for the PC and Xbox One versions of Skyrim: Special Edition. But it wouldn't have been available if its Australian creator, Nick Pearce, hadn't been randomly punched in the face by a stranger.