- 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
Who knew Nick Breckon’s initials also stood for Nature Boy? His recent (and totally awesome) Skyrim mod, Plant Trees, lets you purchase and plant seeds throughout the world. Watch the video above to see how trees grow over time.
If that’s not cool enough, his v0.5 update adds a new item, the Staff of Efflorescence, that allows you to fire off some pretty potent flower power. Watch the video below to see it’s impressive effects.
Download Plant Trees on the Skyrim Workshop
UK radio site Classic FM recently asked fans to vote for their favorite classical pieces, and we’re happy to share news that Skyrim’s main theme, Dragonborn, cracked the Top 300 list at #238.
Thanks to everyone that voted, and congratulations to Jeremy Soule and the team at Bethesda Game Studios on this honor.
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!
Fully knowing that you can’t get enough of your favorite dragon shouts, we’re pleased to announce that Kinect for Xbox 360 support is coming to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Available for free as a title update slated for release this month, Skyrim Kinect for Xbox 360 Support will feature more than 200 Voice Commands… including the game’s dragon shouts.
In addition to Dragon Shouts, the Kinect for Xbox 360 integration offers voice commands throughout the game including Hotkey Equipping, Follower Commands, and all Menus (Items, Magic, Map, Barter, Container, Favorites, and Skills). With Voice Commands, quickly create and load saves during gameplay and access menus and inventories. Skyrim’s Kinect for Xbox 360 Support also adds new functionality including special map functions, additional hotkey options, and the ability to sort inventory items by name, weight, and value.
To get an early look at Kinect for Xbox 360 support, watch the video above featuring programmer Ricardo Gonzalez, who put together the preliminary concept for Kinect for Xbox 360 Support during the Skyrim Game Jam.
A full list of Voice Commands will be revealed in the coming weeks, and we’ve got more Skyrim news coming. Bethesda Game Studios has been hard at work on creating the first set of game add-ons that will be exclusive to the Xbox 360. This additional content will add new quests, locations, features, and much more to the world of Skyrim. Stay tuned for more details.
Quick update for console players. Skyrim’s 1.5 update is now available on Xbox LIVE and for PS3.
We want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of the game. This week Todd informed me that the average Skyrim play time (across all three platforms) is 85 hours, and 30% of you have played more than 100 hours of the game. These are truly astounding numbers!
In the comings weeks and months, we’ll have some exciting news to share on the game. Stay tuned.
After the break, check out the features and bug fixes that 1.5 introduces for console players.
If you haven’t checked out this College Humor original, watch it now!
- Fixed issue with frequency of first person kill cameras
- Underwater effects now display properly
- Fixed crash when loading certain plugins (PC Only)
- Fixed issue where sun would not appear properly after fast travel
As an update for folks playing on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, the 1.5 update you’ll receive has been submitted to the console manufacturers. Once we know the live dates for PSN and Xbox LIVE, we’ll share more information.
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.