- Skyrim – Spells And Powers (Collection) by WarriorKeKe: Skyrim Workshop Link
- Dragon Bone Weapons Complete by ktacreations: Skyrim Nexus Link or Steam Workshop Link
- The Dance of Death – A Killmove Mod for Update 1-5 by DaedalusAI: Skyrim Nexus Link or Skyrim Workshop Link
- The Cartographers Map Markers by Feyawen: Skyrim Nexus Link or Skyrim Workshop Link
- Actor Magnet (Katamari Dovahkiin!) by Verteiron: Skyrim Workshop Link
- Gamespot UK (above) — Extensive 12-minute trailer breakdown
- PlayStation Official Magazine UK — Ten Things We’ve Learned
- Game Podunk — Dissecting the Dishonored Trailer: What Secrets It May Hold
If last week’s trailer was your introduction to Dishonored, below is a recap of previous coverage on the game.
- Dishonored – The Heritage of Arkane Studios
- Dishonored and the Art of Creative Control
- The Art of Dishonored
- Game Informer Cover Story Highlights
- Gamespot — Creating Steampunk Beauty
- Gamespot — Stealthy, Gruesome Murder
- Xplay — First Look Preview
Now that you’re up to speed, be on the lookout for new impressions of the game this week.
Gamespot continues their search for the best Skyrim mods (video above) featuring the following great mods:
- UFO – Ultimate Follower Overhaul by fLokii: Skyrim Nexus Link
- Colossus – The Ancient Arena – Beta v.1.2 by ZedalisDesign: Steam Workshop Link
- Spell Master The Time And Space by WarriorKeKe: Skyrim Nexus Link
- Dovahkiin Relaxes Too by perplexmachine: Steam Workshop Link or Skyrim Nexus Link
- Bonus Mod: Grim Reaper Hoods by Kempalot: Steam Workshop Link
- Levelers Tower v13 by WillieSea: Skyrim Nexus Link
Have a great weekend!
In addition to our 1.5 update on Steam, here’s some notable Skyrim news from around the web.
The Christian Science Monitor recently visited Bethesda Game Studios to learn more about why people play videogames. The feature is worth a read for any gamer, and perfect to share with that family member that doesn’t understand your favorite past time. Here’s a quick excerpt:
“I was a latchkey kid,” remembers production director Ashley Cheng, 38. “When my grandmother came home, she’d feel the TV. If it was warm, that meant I was playing games – instead of practicing piano.”
More stories from around the web…
- Bethesda Game Studios have advanced to the Elite 8 of The Escapist’s March Mayhem Developer Showdown. Register and vote here.
- Engadget covers an impressive virtual reality experience for Skyrim put together by YouTube user chriszaharia
- Gavin Dunne (aka Miracle of Sound) wrote a tribute song to Skyrim, Legends of the Frost, featuring vocals from Malukah!
- The Legend of the Meme Continues! Check out two new Arrow to the Knee tributes — both in written and music video form.
Finally, in the player above, watch wrenthereaper’s Skyrim-inspired short (no pun intended) on IGN’s YouTube channel.
- Quest: And the Realms of Daedra by ThirteenOranges: Steam Workshop Link or Skyrim Nexus Link
- Deus Mons by ElDiabs & Daemonjax: Skyrim Nexus Link
- Moon Deathstar (Various Types) by [BlueEye]TerrorKiller: Skyrim Nexus Link
- Magicka Sabers by Lord Haun: Skyrim Nexus Link
- Elvenwood by Nick7575: Steam Workshop Link or Skyrim Nexus Link
- ColloseusX’s Toy Soldiers: Steam Workshop Link
In other news, both Bethesda Game Studios and id Software have advanced to Round 2 of The Escapist’s March Mayhem Developer Showdown. Show your support as id takes on Nintendo, while BGS challenges Hal Laboratory.
- Dwemer Autoblade by Pirate — Steam Workshop
- TESV: Journeys: Black Marsh by hereiamhereibe2 — Steam Workshop
- Deadly Combat by Borgut1337 — Skyrim Nexus Link
- Horses for Followers by Spudgunner — Steam Workshop Link or Skyrim Nexus Link
- Throwing Knives by Nez — Steam Workshop Link or Skyrim Nexus Link
Looking for more Skyrim mods. Techland’s Matt Peckham has a new feature sharing his top 20 mods for the game.
Elsewhere on the web, check out these links…
- Learn how to make an awesome Dovahkiin helmet out of paper
- UGO shares their “must visit” location in Skyrim
- World’s Greatest Floor Hockey Team
- The Escapist has created a Choose Your Own Adventure-esque tale based on Skyrim.
Before we go… we leave you with BenSpinSpace’s piano arrangement for Morrowind.
Here’s a look at some notable links from around the web…
- A trip to the Skyrim Reddit page revealed an amazing Skyrim tribute to Star Wars. See the full-res image here
- Both GameFront and UGO share their favorite Skyrim Workshop mods.
- GameRevolution shares photos from Reddit user Freezing0verHell’s trip to the Mojave
Wasteland. Check here to see some of the real world locations that made it into New Vegas.
- Read Game Informer’s DICE interview with Todd Howard.
- NVIDIA shares details on their new drivers that bring a significant performance boost to Skyrim.
A few news items to share from around the web.
A group of teenagers in Washington state are participating in a 60-hour Fallout 3 marathon this weekend in an effort to raise money for Child’s Play. Their goal is to reach $2,000, and to help out, we’ve sent them some cool Fallout 3 prizes — including (2) limited Fallout 3 bobbleheads signed by Todd Howard. Visit the Fallout 3 Marathon site for more information.
Across the pond, nominees for the 2012 BAFTA Video Game Awards have been announced. Skyrim has received nominations in categories for Best Game, Artistic Achievement, Design, Original Music, and Story. Additionally, as announced last week, you can vote for Skyrim in the Game Award of 2011 Category.
And finally… just when you thought you’d see everything, here comes Fus Ro Dog!
We start with a video found on Geekologie of a happy couple’s first dance to Malukah’s cover of “The Dragonborn Comes.” We wish the couple all the best in their marriage and if they reach out to us, we’ll send them a wedding gift.
Another video to catch is YouTube creator Tyrannicon’s video, The Great Battle of Skyrim
Elsewhere, check out these links…
- PC Gamer shares their favorite mods from the first 24 hours of the Skyrim Workshop.
- Win a custom Skyrim PC from iBuyPower in a new Skyrim Nexus modding competition.
- See Part II of GoBroPros’ Skyrim 2012 series.
- Watch MatthewPegoli’s video, Skyrim Theme Rock Remix.
- Visit UGO’s Facebook Page to vote for your favorite THU’UM
- Check out Gamespot’s favorite PC mods.
- I recently had the opportunity attend the Inaugural New York Videogame Critics Circle Awards where Skyrim won Best Game.
- Find out which popular country/folk/rock singer tweets about Skyrim.
- Cosplay enthusiast Jessica Nigri goes Dragonborn
That’s all for now. If you see something online that belongs here on the blog, drop us a line.