On last night’s episode of Conan, longtime sidekick Andy Richter shared a segment about his magnificent voice work for Skyrim. Too bad he wasn’t a member of the cast… apparently it increases your shot at landing an Oscar nomination.
Elsewhere, today’s front page of The Wall Street Journal includes a feature about players taking the peaceful/pacifist route when playing Skyrim. The article includes quotes from Todd Howard and Felix the Peaceful Monk creator, Daniel Mullins.
Last but not least, visit Game of the Year Picks Blog to check out an updated list of the GOTY awards Skyrim has received. By their count, the game has won 190 GOTY awards — making it the third Bethesda Game Studios title to be named their “Big Winner”.
Welcome back for another roundup. Plenty of fun happenings Skyrim happenings around the web! We start with Skyrim: 2012, a fan video created by GoBroPros that shows what happens when Skyrim and real life cross over. The video has some pretty great post-production effects and definitely had folks smiling around the office. For more fun stuff, check out these links…
Game Informer named Skyrim their Editor and Reader pick for Game of the Year!
Our own Nick Breckon started a Twitter account (@SkyrimMom) featuring notable quotables from his mother as she plays through the game.
Game Informer does their best Highlights magazine impression by placing famous videogame items and icons within Alduin’s Wall. See if you can find them all.
A little late to the party, but we’d be remiss to call out the fantastic Dragonborn Comes/Main Theme cover by YouTube user malufenix. It’s been mesmerizing folks at our office for weeks now.
Other highlights from around the web…
Machinima presented their Inside Gaming Awards last night — with Skyrim winning Game of the Year, the Gamers’ Choice Award, and the Realm award (Best RPG). Meanwhile, Fallout: New Vegas’ third DLC, Old World Blues, won Best DLC!
Check out NVIDIA’s helpful PC Tweak Guide to get the most out of the game
IGN asks the question, “Should there be a Skyrim movie?”
Famous Japanese magazine Famitsu awards Skyrim a perfect 40/40 score!
Watch YouTube user greQ111’s dragon fight art come to life in a time-lapse video
Whoa! German site ElHabib reviews Skyrim giving it an 11/10!
If you haven’t watched Giant Bomb’s highly-entertaining quick look for Skyrim, watch the embedded video above. I’ve gone ahead and set it to the 28:45 mark, so you can catch the clip I’ve been watching over and over.
Elsewhere, check out Skyrim coolness at these sites:
Stuff.co.nz (9.5/10) — “… without any shadow of doubt, the best RPG experience available right now.”
Now Gamer(93%) — “Building upon everything that made Oblivion such a joy, Skyrim has easily secured the crown as the biggest game this gen and also as one of the best. Even if you don’t ordinarily like ye olde fantasy RPGs, this is brilliant.”
With less than five days until Skyrim’s launch, here’s some good stuff from around the web to occupy .01% of the remaining wait time. In the video above, watch Dan Bull’s Epic Skyrim Rap. If the name sounds familiar, Dan also did an Oblivion rap late last year.
Elder Scrolls fans won’t want to miss tomorrow night’s episode of GameTrailers TV. Following host Geoff Keighley’s recent visit to Bethesda Game Studios, you’ll be treated to all-new interviews and gameplay footage!
Stay up late tomorrow night to watch the episode at 1 am ET/12 am CT. While you wait, take a look at the latest online coverage from our recent press tour..
G4TV – “The session ended with a vicious showdown with an Ice Wraith that was protecting something called a Serpent Stone. Activating the stone gave me the ability to paralyze enemies for five seconds. It didn’t help bring down the Ice Wraith (my dual-wielded fire spell sure did though), but I’m sure it would have come in handy had I been given another three, or preferably 300, hours to put it to good use. Thankfully, in less than a month, that’s precisely what I’ll be able to do, and I can’t horking wait.”
PC Gamer – “I can’t shake the obsession Skyrim has left me with. I’m pulling screenshots up on my monitor just to feel like I’m playing again. I’m scribbling character builds on napkins. I’m replaying only the snowiest bits of Oblivion. And I’m wondering what the hell November is doing way over there.”
GamePro – “Skyrim pushes all the right buttons in that regard–it’s a big, open, snowy world with fortresses, bandits and quaint little villages. If not for the mountains, it would be just like being home in Minnesota.”
Wizard World – “Bethesda has created a living, breathing, glorious world, and you’re going to want to spend a lot of time in there.”
And for more on Skyrim, UK readers can check out EDGE, OXM, PC Gamer previews via iTunes!