It’s a good time to sit down, relax, and listen to the soothing sounds of your favorite video game scores. Starting in July, rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes will start their tour to bring video game score performances to cities worldwide. Listen carefully and you may even hear the familiar tunes of Oblivion and Skyrim.
For more information on the touring schedule or the featured titles visit replay-symphony.com
Every year Classic FM hosts the largest poll for fans of classical music. For the last two years, Jeremy Soule has worked his way up the list making a tremendous jump from being ranked #238 on 2012′s Hall of Fame to #5 on the 2013 Hall of Fame!
If you’re a fan of The Elder Scrolls (or just beautiful music), lend your support and vote for Jeremy Soule on Classic FM’s Hall of Fame 2014. For those of you who prefer music that reminds you of exploring the Capital Wasteland or sneaking around Dunwall , vote to get Inon Zur on the list for the score of Fallout 3 or Daniel Licht for the music of Dishonored.
All you need to do is head on over to Classic FM’s Hall of Fame and follow their directions to cast your vote. And for updates, follow the Get Video Games Music into the Classic FM Hall of Fame Facebook page. Voting ends in February, so help show your support for your favorite games.
Need a refresher before voting? All of our scores and soundtracks are available digitally on iTunes!
When Fliggerty is not ruling over his Great House, he is working as a Software Engineer for the UK2 Group in Hyrum, Utah. He took time out of his schedule to give us the inside details on what its like reigning over the Great House Fliggerty.
It’s been a long time since we last talked, what’s new for you?
It has been a long time, and a lot has changed. The biggest and most important part for me is that I’ve spent a lot of time and effort modding my family, and as a result it has doubled in size. We now have two gorgeous little girls (which, unfortunately, has seriously cut into my gaming/modding time.) Aside from that there is my career; during our last talk I was making garbage bags for a semi-living, but now I get to write code professionally. The great thing is that I got a job with the company that hosts Great House Fliggerty, and basically used my site and mods as my portfolio and resume. So if anyone ever tells you that modding is a waste of time, just point them towards me and I’ll set them straight. (Even my wife has finally conceded that point!)
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Today store.bethsoft.com has a new collection of lithographs commemorating Fallout 3, Oblivion, and Skyrim.
Last year your votes helped the Dragonborn theme from Skyrim become one of Classic FM’s Hall of Fame entries. This year you can support specific game soundtracks, including those for Skyrim, Oblivion, and Fallout 3!
To vote, visit Classic FM’s page and search for Soule (Skyrim & Oblivion) or Zur (Fallout 3). And for updates, follow the Get Video Games Music into the Classic FM Hall of Fame Facebook page.
Lastly, don’t forget that iTunes now allows you to get all three of these soundtracks digitally on iTunes.
We are pleased to announce that the official soundtracks for seven of our most popular games are now available for purchase on iTunes. Soundtracks include:
To purchase these soundtracks, just click on the album names above and you’ll be taken directly to iTunes.
This week’s Xbox LIVE Deal of the Week is dedicated to The Elder Scrolls and features savings on Oblivion, Skyrim, and their respective DLC content.
Oblivion (Games on Demand) – $9.99 this week
Shivering Isles - 600 MS Points this week
Knights of the Nine – 200 MS Points this week
Skyrim (Games on Demand) - $44.99 this week
Dawnguard – 1200 MS Points this week
Hearthfire – 320 MS Points this week
NOTE: This sale is for Xbox LIVE Gold members only.
It’s not surprising when you hear that someone spent most of their summer vacation playing Oblivion. Especially not on this blog. But what about playing Oblivion and receiving college credit? That’s exactly what happened this summer at the The University of Wisconsin – Whitewater.
Below is an interview conducted this past month with Cindy Lee Anderton & Elizabeth King, colleagues in UWW’s College of Education and Professional Studies. This summer they used Oblivion for their course “Cultural Studies/Gaming” using Oblivion.
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When did you come up with the idea for this class?
Cindy: This idea started hatching itself when Beth and I discovered we were both women in our 40’s and loved role playing games. I had started playing Oblivion in July of 2011 and as I kept playing it I started to realize how often I would link what was occurring in the game to our society today in terms of cultural differences, inequalities, and social justice issues. I realized that my own play reflected aspects of my identity development, my belief system, and values and attitudes that I had. I also realized the game itself presented experiential opportunities for understanding discrimination, oppression, power, privilege, etc.
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This week Xbox LIVE Gold users can save 50% on the following Oblivion and Fallout 3 DLC items:
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Shivering Isles – 1200 Microsoft Points
Knights of the Nine – 400 Microsoft Points
Operation: Anchorage - 400 Microsoft Points
The Pitt- 400 Microsoft Points
Broken Steel - 400 Microsoft Points
Point Lookout - 400 Microsoft Points
Mothership Zeta - 400 Microsoft Points
Catch these deals between now and July 16th!
Double your pleasure, double your fun; the Fallout 3 and Oblivion double pack is now available in North American stores.
You can pick up this convenient tandem of award-winning Bethesda games on Xbox 360 and PC for $29.99 and $19.99, respectively.