Take the Todd Tour

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Game Informer continues their month long coverage on Skyrim with a video tour led by Todd Howard. See where the developers work, eat, play… and even battle. Keen observers will  notice Skyrim concept art and much more. And if you’re really paying attention, you’ll even get a glimpse at where Nick and I record the Bethesda Podcast — woohoo!!

Start your tour by heading to Game Informer. But remember, there’s no basement in the Alamo.

Reader Comments

  1. A great little tour. Only one thing though at 2:37 in the video, we see a poster (looks like concept art) of a Viking (savage warrior) looking guy encountering a mammoth carcass and a bear. But he has wings on his helmet. I beg of you no wings or silly horns. I know this is fantasy, but you obviously take a lot of things from the “savage” cultures of northern Europe. None used them. It’s a bit of a sore spot (especially for the Scandinavians) and it looks silly. Please don’t let those things make it to a final model or as an alternative don’t make it a part of some sort of Nordic amour set, but a set where it fits better.

  2. @DanishMIKI: I get where you’re coming from, and I agree that all the misconceptions regarding Vikings with horned helmets are frustrating, but… this isn’t set in Scandinavia – it’s set in Skyrim! They’re not Vikings, but Nords! So if they want to put wings on their helmets, why not? They may even have a perfectly good cultural reason – such as different Nordic tribes having different things on their helmets.

    It’s derived from Norse lore, but not copy/pasted. Same goes for armour.

  3. Awesome does not begin to describe this video. I remember bugging for a vid like this sometime early last year. Seeing the machine in action is always great motivation for me, hoping someday through hard work for the privilege to get up early every day to experience those very things. Fantastic video!

  4. Its not working so well for me, but I did see the Fallout posters. You guys NEED TO PUT THEM OUT THERE FOR US IN THE GENERAL PUBLIC!!! Seriously, sell them them whatever. I WANT THEM!!!!! AND MORE CONCEPT ART!!!

  5. @DanishMIKI @Darkstorne is correct, Nords may be based on vikings to a degree but they are not a historical representation. They are their own race with their own culture. :)
    Also, it’s important to note Nords having horned helms isn’t new in the Elder Scrolls amour set. In morrowind there was a Nordic Iron Helm which had horns.

    Also, also, Fantastic tour! I love behind the scenes stuff like this :D

  6. The Feng Shui flows mightily in this Bethesdian paradise alive with the warmth of home and hearth.

    Thanks for the greatest tour in all the quantum realities Todd Howard!

  7. Darkstone and outlander as you might have noticed i wrote: ” I know this is fantasy, but you obviously take a lot of things from the “savage” cultures of northern Europe. None used them”.

    meaning I realize this is so, but when the references to especially Norse and Celticculture are so strong as they have been in past Elder Scrolls games. I’ve played them all so I know how they have have portrayed the Nords before. It is really hitting a sore spot. I think people need to be carefull with other peoples legacy and history, even if they mix it heavyly with things they have created them selves.
    if the references are cleart beware.

    I don’t recall a horned “Viking style” helmet in Morrowind pic? i remember the adimantium amor having spike/horn/ving kind of ornementation on the helmet, and the Nordic amor set from bloodmoone having spikes, but that’s about it.

  8. [DanishMIKI wrote on January 11th, 2011

    but when the references to especially Norse and Celticculture are so strong as they have been in past Elder Scrolls games. I’ve played them all so I know how they have have portrayed the Nords before. ]

    I wonder what the Orcs will be like. I hope they’re not buetiful. That would offend the ugliness that is me WEE!

    Ye gads its just a game Sir, a fabulous one of a kind game based on FUN fantasy. Me personally i think horned vikings are awesome and i have yet to see Bethesda do anything crass in any of their masterpiece rpg creations so i dont worry about it. If anything it made things more immersive when i saw how prejudice the Dunmer were against Orcs in MORROWIND. It made me want to go in there lay down the law til i realised that would be tantamount to genocide since the whole continent and even beyond thought of Orcs in the same manner. I just hope one day Orcs can walk the streets of Skyrim peacefully singing Cumbya My Lord without looking like absolute freaks :D