The Bethesda forums may be down, but Bethesda games can still be played. And if you still haven’t checked out Oblivion: Game of the Year Edition, today’s Amazon Deal of the Day may entice you.
Microsoft’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb sends word that the Xbox 360 edition of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game of the Year Edition is only $17.99 on Amazon today. As a reminder, the GOTY edition includes both the Shivering Isles and Knights of the Nine expansions.
You might recall in December we shared this crazy awesome Fallout 3 fan art from Japanese artist White Lotus. Today Tetsu Takahasi, head of ZeniMax Asia, emailed me White Lotus’ latest work (and my newest desktop wallpaper) — a tribute to Oblivion and The Shivering Isles. Amazing stuff!
Tetsu also let me know that a localized version of Oblivion Game of the Year Edition is coming to Japan on April 22nd — for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
In the past couple weeks, IGN has recounted their top games of the past decade. Within the lists, Oblivion made their top 10 list for 2006 (at #4), while Fallout 3 took the top spot for 2008. In addition to a year-by-year countdown, they also put together their overall top 10 for the decade – naming Fallout 3 to the list at #7.
Head to IGN to read the full list for each year for both movies and games.
Planet Elder Scrolls has announced the latest Hall of Fame mods for Morrowind and Oblivion. Here’s a look…
Leveled Magickaby hessi9: This mod increases your maximum magicka at 4% per level (at level 26 your starting magicka has been doubled. The mod requires having either the Bloodmoon or Tribunal expansion.
Rise of House Telvanniby Pozzo, Bhl, and Karpik777: Pictured above, this mod is an extended version of Pozzo’s Rise of House Telvanni. By a series of quests and political decisions the player can either lead House Telvanni to political predominance or expand it moderately.
Hilgya the Seamstressby Plangkye: A new shop in Dagon Fel selling some fancy threads for Better Bodies 2.o.
Great Scott! As one of the few creatures scurrying around the office, today already feels like the night before Christmas, even if it’s two nights before Christmas. Most everyone has left for the holidays, and I’ll be doing the same soon. But before I head out, I thought I’d round up some of the latest online coverage — this time dominated by coverage of the 2000s, 2009, and 2010.
Here’s a look at some holiday-inspired mods the community has been working on…
Up first, check out TES-Alliance, where there’s an interview with WhoGuru and InsanitySorrow, who created the Happy Holidays Mod. Here’s an excerpt from the interview…
What is your favorite element of your holiday project?
InsanitySorrow: My favorite aspect of the project is working with friends; I have WhoGuru building the mod alongside me and Nicoroshi modeling some nice little things for us. I think more important than that is it’s a festive project, something that should be enjoyable for all that play and I just love that aspect of the project.
Find out more on the project here. Meanwhile, Princess Stomper has put together a new mod for Fallout 3 called Winter Wonderland. This mod adds festive lights and decorations (from Dukov’s house) to key locations in Fallout 3. The mod also bring holiday treats, and some hidden Easter Eggs stocking stuffers (16 holotapes featuring A Christmas Carol).
Echoing what St. Nick noted earlier this week, let us know if you’ve worked on some cool stuff for the holidays — whether it’s cookies, mods, ornaments, etc.
The editors over at PCGamer put up their annual “Top 100 Games of All Time” list today.
The democratically-determined list features several games developed by Bethesda and id; Oblivion and Fallout 3 both made the top 10, while Quake III: Arena and DOOM II cracked the top 30. Check the whole deal out here.
Those interested in voting for the reader-selected top 100 can do so through this link. Luckily, you don’t need to put together your own 100-game list to participate.