Hope everyone is having a great holiday. Wanted to share this violin (and drum) cover of Jeremy Soule’s music from Skyrim — performed by Jason Yang.
The video above is for Project Nevada, a work-in-progress New Vegas mod that includes plenty of nice features — including unique HUD visors, enhanced vision modes, new scopes, dynamic crosshairs, and even the ability to sprint and tackle (don’t miss the hilarious tackle at the 3:25 mark of the video).
Project Nevada is brought to you by the same guys that created Fallout 3 Wanderers Edition (FWE) — a project we showcased a couple years back. To learn more about Project Nevada, visit the current discussion thread in our New Vegas forums.
Remember when I used to play DOOM on PC and SNES back in the mid 1990s? Remember how you thought it was really gross? Well I thought of you when I saw this stop-motion fan video.
Happy New Year,
Drinking my morning coffee, this fan video made me smile.
With most of our department out on travel this week, Nick and I will be heading out in a few. But before we go, here’s some the latest we’ve seen around the web.
Brink Creative Director Richard Ham has been pretty busy with interviews as of late. This week he answered questions from UK site GamesTM, as well as a few community questions from Australian site Games On Net. Here’s an excerpt from the latter:
Otto-matic: If it is P2P, will you implement a strong localisation mechanism that makes it very unlikely for Australian gamers to suffer lag connecting to a US host?
Richard: On PC, we’re fully supporting a traditional dedicated server system so connections should be fine and dandy. For consoles, we’re peer-to-peer and are definitely focusing on quality of service for all our matchmaking. We’re also keying our matchmaking on friends, so that should help give console players control over the quality of the connections.
More after the break…
A few important reminders to kick off this roundup:
1. You can still win a big TV, game console and sound system on GameStop courtesy of Brink.
2. Phobos is not, in fact, populated by cyberdemons. Yet.
Now that we have that out of the way, let’s get on with the cool links. Fallout fans should be sure to check out the last one.
- The Fallout: New Vegas teaser trailer is now up on Xbox Live, and should hit PSN later today.
- Oblivion makes Ask Men’s “Top 10 Video Game Landscapes” feature
- Fallout: New Vegas, Brink and RAGE are mentioned in Gaming Bolt’s “20 Games That Will Make Your Jaw Drop At E3” list
- The Quarter to Three podcast recently talked up Oblivion
- Oblivion/Fallout 3 voice actor Wes Johnson expresses his love of chili dogs in a new interview
- G4TV gives some love to the BFG
- This fan-made, live-action Fallout short looks pretty impressive
Let us know in the comments if you’ve seen anything else out there that’s worth a look.
In case you missed our Bethesda Softworks Newsletter last week, we released four screenshots never before seen online for Brink. Check them out in our newsletter archives (where you can also subscribe) and at Brink’s Official Site.
For more news on the game, be on the lookout for the latest issue of Game Informer (issue 203), which recently hit subscribers. The two-page feature includes all-new screenshots and info from the game’s Creative Director, Richard Ham. Additionally, Richard’s full interview will be available to GI subscribers at gameinformer.com.
As I prepare to watch the season premiere of Lost, I’ve found myself looking at various fan videos, and found this one particularly cool. This video doesn’t come from Fallout 3, rather it’s a user-generated level from Sony’s LittleBigPlanet. In this video, watch as Sack Boy makes his way from Vault 101 to Megaton.
Enjoy, and if there’s a fan video you’ve seen that you think we should be sharing, shoot us an email.