Video Games

  • My 9 year-old nephew Justice loved it, I liked it, and lots of “hardcore gamers” I know HATE it.  I say “to each their own.” In yet another case of “what are you looking for in a game?” Here’s an in-depth review worth reading: The video game X-Men: Destiny is based on the X-Men comic book series.  Mike Carey (writer from the X-Men: Legacy comic book series) wrote the story for the game.  It flows really well with the X-Men story arcs before the current Schism/Regenesis stories. When you start playing X-Men: Destiny you choose to be one of three all new characters (Aimi Yoshida, Grant Alexander, and Adrian Luca) and you get one of three new mutant powers (Energy […]

    X-Men: Destiny

    My 9 year-old nephew Justice loved it, I liked it, and lots of “hardcore gamers” I know HATE it.  I say “to each their own.” In yet another case of “what are you looking for in a game?” Here’s an in-depth review worth reading: The video game X-Men: Destiny is based on the X-Men comic book series.  Mike Carey (writer from the X-Men: Legacy comic book series) wrote the story for the game.  It flows really well with the X-Men story arcs before the current Schism/Regenesis stories. When you start playing X-Men: Destiny you choose to be one of three all new characters (Aimi Yoshida, Grant Alexander, and Adrian Luca) and you get one of three new mutant powers (Energy […]

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  • 9pm on November 10 could not come early enough! I was set up with a gaming online site Steam.com and could start playing at midnight eastern time.  I am so glad that I live on the west coast.  I have been waiting just like everyone else, but now my precious was here.  SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT!  The introduction to the game: you are a criminal being transported to be executed.  While you are traveling in this horse cart, you are taught how to use the different controls in order to move.  You are then lined up and called out.  Since you have not made your character yet you define what your character is and how it should look.  The […]

    Bill’s Log: Skyrim Day 1

    9pm on November 10 could not come early enough! I was set up with a gaming online site Steam.com and could start playing at midnight eastern time.  I am so glad that I live on the west coast.  I have been waiting just like everyone else, but now my precious was here.  SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT!  The introduction to the game: you are a criminal being transported to be executed.  While you are traveling in this horse cart, you are taught how to use the different controls in order to move.  You are then lined up and called out.  Since you have not made your character yet you define what your character is and how it should look.  The […]

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  • The title of this article does not reflect upon the success of the game but, rather, it is a reference to a few glitches that I experienced while playing this magnificent piece of art. Let me start off by saying that I have currently clocked in around 30 hours on Skyrim and I absolutely love it. The ability to wander such a vast map and enjoy all that it has to offer can feel overwhelming at times, but nonetheless it is an amazing experience to behold. Yet, an experience that comes with bugs along the way.   That’s right. Everyone’s favorite things about these games: glitches. Now I have read about some bad bugs that people have found, but to be […]

    Skyrim: A Home Run Hitter

    The title of this article does not reflect upon the success of the game but, rather, it is a reference to a few glitches that I experienced while playing this magnificent piece of art. Let me start off by saying that I have currently clocked in around 30 hours on Skyrim and I absolutely love it. The ability to wander such a vast map and enjoy all that it has to offer can feel overwhelming at times, but nonetheless it is an amazing experience to behold. Yet, an experience that comes with bugs along the way.   That’s right. Everyone’s favorite things about these games: glitches. Now I have read about some bad bugs that people have found, but to be […]

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  • This article contains cheats for Skyrim. You may obtain any weapon you wish and utilize all of the shouts obtainable in the game.   SPOILER ALERT! THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS!!! If you enjoy a challenge please do not read this article.  In many ways these cheats will ruin the total game experience.  I highly suggest completing the main quest at normal difficulty before performing these cheats. To enter all cheats you must USE YOUR CONSOLE TILDE “~” KEY, enter the code, and press ENTER. If a BASE ID has a ‘O’ or a ‘I’ (what looks like an I) it is probably a ZERO or a ONE. DRAGON SOULS COMMAND (MAXIMUM VALUE 16 MILLION) USE YOUR CONSOLE TILDE “~” […]

    Skyrim: Cheats!

    This article contains cheats for Skyrim. You may obtain any weapon you wish and utilize all of the shouts obtainable in the game.   SPOILER ALERT! THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS!!! If you enjoy a challenge please do not read this article.  In many ways these cheats will ruin the total game experience.  I highly suggest completing the main quest at normal difficulty before performing these cheats. To enter all cheats you must USE YOUR CONSOLE TILDE “~” KEY, enter the code, and press ENTER. If a BASE ID has a ‘O’ or a ‘I’ (what looks like an I) it is probably a ZERO or a ONE. DRAGON SOULS COMMAND (MAXIMUM VALUE 16 MILLION) USE YOUR CONSOLE TILDE “~” […]

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  • Thanks to Lucavi000 on the Gamefaqs.com forums for this fix to jagged shadows! He did all the work and thus deserves all the praise!  Nice work Lucavi000!! If you don’t understand how to make these changes please check out my post Skyrim Tweaks for PC. For “shaking” or “twitching” shadows, set iBlurDeferredShadowMask=0 iShadowMaskQuarter=0

    Skyrim: Jagged Shadows Fix

    Thanks to Lucavi000 on the Gamefaqs.com forums for this fix to jagged shadows! He did all the work and thus deserves all the praise!  Nice work Lucavi000!! If you don’t understand how to make these changes please check out my post Skyrim Tweaks for PC. For “shaking” or “twitching” shadows, set iBlurDeferredShadowMask=0 iShadowMaskQuarter=0

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  • Nintendo was well-known in the videogame industry during the NES era for their restrictive licensing agreements. Third-party developers were obligated to set limits on the number of titles they produced per year (typically five) to avoid flooding the market with similar games, as well as agreeing that their games would be available exclusively on Nintendo systems for a certain period of time (typically two years). Restrictions of this kind allowed Nintendo to maintain a degree of control over both the number of games produced and the content of those games. Nintendo also had a relatively strict policy regarding sexual content, violence, language, and other mature content; and developers were required to hew closely to Nintendo’s standards in order to keep […]

    Nintendo’s Restrictive Licensing History

    Nintendo was well-known in the videogame industry during the NES era for their restrictive licensing agreements. Third-party developers were obligated to set limits on the number of titles they produced per year (typically five) to avoid flooding the market with similar games, as well as agreeing that their games would be available exclusively on Nintendo systems for a certain period of time (typically two years). Restrictions of this kind allowed Nintendo to maintain a degree of control over both the number of games produced and the content of those games. Nintendo also had a relatively strict policy regarding sexual content, violence, language, and other mature content; and developers were required to hew closely to Nintendo’s standards in order to keep […]

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  • Combat Skill Trainers Heavy Armor Journeyman Trainer Find Hermir Strongheart in the Windhelm. Expert Trainer Find Gharol of Dushnikh Yal in The Reach. Master Trainer Find Farkas of The Companions in Whiterun. Block Skill Trainers Expert Trainer Find Njade Stonearm of The Companions in Whiterun. Master Trainer Find Larak of Mor Khazgur in The Reach. Two-Handed Trainers Expert Trainer Find Torbjorn Shatter-Shield in Windhelm. Master Trainer Find Vilkas of The Companions in Whiterun. One-Handed Trainers Journeyman Trainer Find Amren in Whiterun. Expert Trainer Find Athis of The Companions in Whiterun. Master Trainer Find Burguk of Dushnikh Yal in The Reach. Archery Trainers Journeyman Trainer Find Faendal in Riverwood. Expert Trainer Find Aela the Huntress of The Companions in Whiterun. Master Trainer Find Niruin of The Thieves Guild in Riften. Smithing Trainers Journeyman Trainer Find Ghorza in Markarth. Expert Trainer Find […]

    Skyrim: Combat Skill Trainers

    Combat Skill Trainers Heavy Armor Journeyman Trainer Find Hermir Strongheart in the Windhelm. Expert Trainer Find Gharol of Dushnikh Yal in The Reach. Master Trainer Find Farkas of The Companions in Whiterun. Block Skill Trainers Expert Trainer Find Njade Stonearm of The Companions in Whiterun. Master Trainer Find Larak of Mor Khazgur in The Reach. Two-Handed Trainers Expert Trainer Find Torbjorn Shatter-Shield in Windhelm. Master Trainer Find Vilkas of The Companions in Whiterun. One-Handed Trainers Journeyman Trainer Find Amren in Whiterun. Expert Trainer Find Athis of The Companions in Whiterun. Master Trainer Find Burguk of Dushnikh Yal in The Reach. Archery Trainers Journeyman Trainer Find Faendal in Riverwood. Expert Trainer Find Aela the Huntress of The Companions in Whiterun. Master Trainer Find Niruin of The Thieves Guild in Riften. Smithing Trainers Journeyman Trainer Find Ghorza in Markarth. Expert Trainer Find […]

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  • Skyrim .ini Tweaks – Graphics and Performance Go to Documents/My Games/Skyrim and find ‘SkyrimPrefs.ini’ file. First, to be on the safe side, make a copy of this file and save it on your desktop.  Then rename the original file “SkyrimPrefs_ORIG.ini” just in case so you don’t accidentally copy over it should you need it in the future. Open the “SkyrimPrefs.ini” you saved on your desktop with any text editor (I use Notepad++) and find these lines to tweak them per your requirement.  We will walk you through the effects of changing these configuration variables – what benefits they bring at how much system resource. If you are tweaking Skyrim for performance, you may need to find a good balance between eye […]

    Skyrim: Tweaks for PC

    Skyrim .ini Tweaks – Graphics and Performance Go to Documents/My Games/Skyrim and find ‘SkyrimPrefs.ini’ file. First, to be on the safe side, make a copy of this file and save it on your desktop.  Then rename the original file “SkyrimPrefs_ORIG.ini” just in case so you don’t accidentally copy over it should you need it in the future. Open the “SkyrimPrefs.ini” you saved on your desktop with any text editor (I use Notepad++) and find these lines to tweak them per your requirement.  We will walk you through the effects of changing these configuration variables – what benefits they bring at how much system resource. If you are tweaking Skyrim for performance, you may need to find a good balance between eye […]

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  • Bethesda Softworks has worked tirelessly to bring us the latest installment in the Elder Scrolls saga.  Using the latest technology and a brand new graphics engine they have pushed the boundaries of gaming on multiple levels. Although the hype surrounding this game brought unrealistic expectations from many, I have tried to stay level-headed in my expectations.  Bethesda has brought us an amazing game and with this game comes both good and bad. Here are my first impressions including both my praises and my gripes. Take in mind that overall this game is amazing, thus my gripes should be taken lightly.   Five Gripes about Skyrim:   1.  The game is buggy on PC The game is buggy in places, although […]

    SKYRIM: First Impressions

    Bethesda Softworks has worked tirelessly to bring us the latest installment in the Elder Scrolls saga.  Using the latest technology and a brand new graphics engine they have pushed the boundaries of gaming on multiple levels. Although the hype surrounding this game brought unrealistic expectations from many, I have tried to stay level-headed in my expectations.  Bethesda has brought us an amazing game and with this game comes both good and bad. Here are my first impressions including both my praises and my gripes. Take in mind that overall this game is amazing, thus my gripes should be taken lightly.   Five Gripes about Skyrim:   1.  The game is buggy on PC The game is buggy in places, although […]

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  •   When choosing your race on Skyrim you should consider what class you want to be later on.  Although Skyrim moves away from the class based system of previous Elder Scrolls releases, your race will still put you on the fast track toward specific disciplines.  For example, if I want to focus on stealth and rogue-like abilities an Argonian or Kajiit might be good selections.  If I wanted to create a burly warrior either an Orc or Redguard would be a good choice. When deciding what race you will choose when starting Skyrim refer to this chart.  By looking at the skill bonuses each race starts with you will be better equipped to begin character creation in the Elder Scrolls V: […]

    SKYRIM: Which race should I choose?

      When choosing your race on Skyrim you should consider what class you want to be later on.  Although Skyrim moves away from the class based system of previous Elder Scrolls releases, your race will still put you on the fast track toward specific disciplines.  For example, if I want to focus on stealth and rogue-like abilities an Argonian or Kajiit might be good selections.  If I wanted to create a burly warrior either an Orc or Redguard would be a good choice. When deciding what race you will choose when starting Skyrim refer to this chart.  By looking at the skill bonuses each race starts with you will be better equipped to begin character creation in the Elder Scrolls V: […]

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  • Which Elder Scrolls game is your favorite?   Tell us which of the five Elder Scrolls games tops your list and why in the comments section! Arena The Elder Scrolls: Arena is a first-person role-playing game, in which you must rescue the Emperor from his dimensional prison by recovering the eight pieces of the Staff of Chaos.   Daggerfall Daggerfall seizes the player and thrusts them into a non-linear world full of plotting, conspiracy and political intrigue.  Armed with their wits and their blade, and magic if they so wish to use it, the player is drawn into one of the most immersive worlds ever to grace the PC.   Morrowind The central quests concern the deity Dagoth Ur, housed […]

    Which Elder Scrolls is your favorite?

    Which Elder Scrolls game is your favorite?   Tell us which of the five Elder Scrolls games tops your list and why in the comments section! Arena The Elder Scrolls: Arena is a first-person role-playing game, in which you must rescue the Emperor from his dimensional prison by recovering the eight pieces of the Staff of Chaos.   Daggerfall Daggerfall seizes the player and thrusts them into a non-linear world full of plotting, conspiracy and political intrigue.  Armed with their wits and their blade, and magic if they so wish to use it, the player is drawn into one of the most immersive worlds ever to grace the PC.   Morrowind The central quests concern the deity Dagoth Ur, housed […]

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  • 11/9/2011 we are 1 day and 18 hours away from the physical launch of SKYRIM. If you’re a Steam subscriber and have pre-ordered through their system you’ll have the game rolling on your PC 3 hours earlier than those of us who wait in line for a midnight release! I thought it would be fitting to take a look back at the history of the Elder Scrolls game series released by Bethesda Softworks over the years.  Most of us started playing right around Morrowind, others Oblivion, but the history goes much deeper than that.  Today we will dig up the old skeleton overlords living in Bethesda’s closet and take a look back at what made Bethesda what it is today. […]

    SKYRIM: 1 day left! ~ The Elder Scrolls: A Look Back…

    11/9/2011 we are 1 day and 18 hours away from the physical launch of SKYRIM. If you’re a Steam subscriber and have pre-ordered through their system you’ll have the game rolling on your PC 3 hours earlier than those of us who wait in line for a midnight release! I thought it would be fitting to take a look back at the history of the Elder Scrolls game series released by Bethesda Softworks over the years.  Most of us started playing right around Morrowind, others Oblivion, but the history goes much deeper than that.  Today we will dig up the old skeleton overlords living in Bethesda’s closet and take a look back at what made Bethesda what it is today. […]

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  • While I do not support downloading the game for free, there’s no harm in getting a sneak peek!  Check out these links to snag the leaked Skyrim gameplay footage (new as of 11-8-11!)  Then pre-order your copy below! Skyrim Leaked HD Gameplay Footage – Part 1  Skyrim Leaked HD Gameplay Footage – Part 2

    SKYRIM: Leaked HD Gameplay!

    While I do not support downloading the game for free, there’s no harm in getting a sneak peek!  Check out these links to snag the leaked Skyrim gameplay footage (new as of 11-8-11!)  Then pre-order your copy below! Skyrim Leaked HD Gameplay Footage – Part 1  Skyrim Leaked HD Gameplay Footage – Part 2

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  • Dragonborn Dragonborn by his honour is sworn to keep evil forever at bay and the fiercest foes rout when they hear triumph’s shout Dragonborn for your blessing we pray and the scrolls have fortold of black wings in the cold that when brothers wage war come unfurled Alduin bane of kings ancient shadow unbound with a hunger to swallow the world ~ Dovahkiin Dovahkiin Naal ok zin los vahriin wah dein vokul mahfaeraak ahst vaal ahrk fin norok paal graan fod nust hon zindro zaan Dovahkiin fah hin kogaan mu draal ahrk fin kel lost prodah do ved viing ko fin krah tol fod zeymah win kein meyz fundein Alduin feyn do jun kruziik vokun staadnau voth aan bahlok wah […]

    SKYRIM: 2 days!

    Dragonborn Dragonborn by his honour is sworn to keep evil forever at bay and the fiercest foes rout when they hear triumph’s shout Dragonborn for your blessing we pray and the scrolls have fortold of black wings in the cold that when brothers wage war come unfurled Alduin bane of kings ancient shadow unbound with a hunger to swallow the world ~ Dovahkiin Dovahkiin Naal ok zin los vahriin wah dein vokul mahfaeraak ahst vaal ahrk fin norok paal graan fod nust hon zindro zaan Dovahkiin fah hin kogaan mu draal ahrk fin kel lost prodah do ved viing ko fin krah tol fod zeymah win kein meyz fundein Alduin feyn do jun kruziik vokun staadnau voth aan bahlok wah […]

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  •   Night Owl Games Presents: Dungeon Overlord   When it comes to games of competition that are a worthwhile investment of time, Night Owl Games has hit the mark with their new game Dungeon Overlord. Dungeon Overlord is a completely free to play Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) through Facebook. The game is set up through a Facebook account. If you feel like making your advancements quicker, to be able to attack your neighbors and rivals, you can purchase upgrades with Facebook points. These points are purchased through Facebook and can be used for available upgrades.   When I first saw how this operated I thought of Farmville, then I posed that question.  I felt after it was explained to the […]

    Dungeon Overlord

      Night Owl Games Presents: Dungeon Overlord   When it comes to games of competition that are a worthwhile investment of time, Night Owl Games has hit the mark with their new game Dungeon Overlord. Dungeon Overlord is a completely free to play Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) through Facebook. The game is set up through a Facebook account. If you feel like making your advancements quicker, to be able to attack your neighbors and rivals, you can purchase upgrades with Facebook points. These points are purchased through Facebook and can be used for available upgrades.   When I first saw how this operated I thought of Farmville, then I posed that question.  I felt after it was explained to the […]

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  • THIS IS THE FINAL COUNTDOWN!  Let’s celebrate t-minus 3 days with a screenshot and NT link extravaganza!  It’s time to drool my friends! Skyrim Mods Skyrim Answers from Bethesda (NERD TREK Exclusive!) Skyrim Interview with Todd Howard Skyrim at E3  [nggallery id=7]

    SKYRIM: 3 days left!

    THIS IS THE FINAL COUNTDOWN!  Let’s celebrate t-minus 3 days with a screenshot and NT link extravaganza!  It’s time to drool my friends! Skyrim Mods Skyrim Answers from Bethesda (NERD TREK Exclusive!) Skyrim Interview with Todd Howard Skyrim at E3  [nggallery id=7]

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  • I’m going to turn this into an opinion piece in 2 seconds flat. In the past if I stumbled upon a torrent on Piratebay for the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim I would have jumped at the chance to get an early start.  I mean, I’ve been waiting for this game ever since Oblivion.  I have watched every single trailer, drooled over the giant dragon at PAX Prime, even got to play it for 2 hours while the guys interviewed Art Director Matt Carofano.  But I’m not going to download it.  Why not?  For the same reason hundreds of other Piratebay users are refusing to download.  WE LOVE BETHESDA. The forum at the Skyrim torrent on Piratebay has gone wild with […]

    Skyrim torrent leaked for Xbox 360 prior to launch!

    I’m going to turn this into an opinion piece in 2 seconds flat. In the past if I stumbled upon a torrent on Piratebay for the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim I would have jumped at the chance to get an early start.  I mean, I’ve been waiting for this game ever since Oblivion.  I have watched every single trailer, drooled over the giant dragon at PAX Prime, even got to play it for 2 hours while the guys interviewed Art Director Matt Carofano.  But I’m not going to download it.  Why not?  For the same reason hundreds of other Piratebay users are refusing to download.  WE LOVE BETHESDA. The forum at the Skyrim torrent on Piratebay has gone wild with […]

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  • Anyone who has read any of my previous NERDTREK posts should know one thing by now, I HATE REBOOTS! Of course, for every rule, there is an exception. Thus, my love of the recently re-released Ico/Shadowof the Colossus package. I’m not sure whether or not I would actually call this a reboot, moreover a hi-def makeover of two epic and underrated games from team Ico. Unlike a lot of other games that get pushed onto consumers over and over again, like Mario Galaxy Seventeen blah blah blah, these two games needed to be re-released, so younger gamers can experience the beauty and wonder they provide. And, what better way to play them than the two games getting redone to look […]

    A Reboot Worth Talking About

    Anyone who has read any of my previous NERDTREK posts should know one thing by now, I HATE REBOOTS! Of course, for every rule, there is an exception. Thus, my love of the recently re-released Ico/Shadowof the Colossus package. I’m not sure whether or not I would actually call this a reboot, moreover a hi-def makeover of two epic and underrated games from team Ico. Unlike a lot of other games that get pushed onto consumers over and over again, like Mario Galaxy Seventeen blah blah blah, these two games needed to be re-released, so younger gamers can experience the beauty and wonder they provide. And, what better way to play them than the two games getting redone to look […]

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  • Only 4 days left until SKYRIM!!!!  We’re almost there guys!  What will your first character be?  Race?  Class focus?  Please share in the comments below!!!  

    SKYRIM: Only 4 days left!

    Only 4 days left until SKYRIM!!!!  We’re almost there guys!  What will your first character be?  Race?  Class focus?  Please share in the comments below!!!  

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  • Only six days left guys.  Ever since I completed Oblivion (like 10 times) I have been waiting for this day.  The biggest Elder Scrolls ever to grace my computer screen is soon to break loose in a blaze of fire and dragons!  If I had to choose one thing that make the Elder Scrolls games different than any other video game it is this:  FREEDOM.  Freedom to do what I want, when I want, where I want.  The game world feels real and reacts to the things that I do.  I am very excited to know that Skyrim has an entirely new engine and a radiant story that will grow and change with my character.  I have been a fan […]

    Only 6 days until Skyrim…

    Only six days left guys.  Ever since I completed Oblivion (like 10 times) I have been waiting for this day.  The biggest Elder Scrolls ever to grace my computer screen is soon to break loose in a blaze of fire and dragons!  If I had to choose one thing that make the Elder Scrolls games different than any other video game it is this:  FREEDOM.  Freedom to do what I want, when I want, where I want.  The game world feels real and reacts to the things that I do.  I am very excited to know that Skyrim has an entirely new engine and a radiant story that will grow and change with my character.  I have been a fan […]

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  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning features the lead designer of Morrowind & Oblivion as the game’s executive director.  Not only that, but renowned fantasy author R.A. Salvatore has created the games universe and lore along with Todd McFarlane the creator of Spawn building the world’s artwork.  How the heck could you go wrong with this one? Game: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Developer: 38 Studios & Big Huge Games Website:  http://reckoning.amalur.com/  Key points: Lead Designer of Morrowind & Oblivion, Universe/Lore by R.A. Salvatore, Art by Todd McFarlane Release Date: February 7th, 2012   

    Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

    Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning features the lead designer of Morrowind & Oblivion as the game’s executive director.  Not only that, but renowned fantasy author R.A. Salvatore has created the games universe and lore along with Todd McFarlane the creator of Spawn building the world’s artwork.  How the heck could you go wrong with this one? Game: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Developer: 38 Studios & Big Huge Games Website:  http://reckoning.amalur.com/  Key points: Lead Designer of Morrowind & Oblivion, Universe/Lore by R.A. Salvatore, Art by Todd McFarlane Release Date: February 7th, 2012   

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  • Nintendo has always had a wide variety of internal and semi-internal development teams: from Retro Studios and Brownie Brown to Intelligent Systems and HAL Laboratory, the different directions and approaches emphasized by each of these quasi-autonomous developers has always been evident. This system of development teams has its roots in the early days of of the NES.   Before the hugely successful launch of the Famicom, Nintendo created and marketed a variety of products, from playing cards to light-beam games. In 1969, Nintendo manager Hiroshi Imanishi was tasked with creating a division of the company that would focus on electronic toys and games. This new unit was appropriately referred to as Nintendo R&D1. Gunpei Yokoi joined the team in 1970 […]

    Nintendo Dev Teams

    Nintendo has always had a wide variety of internal and semi-internal development teams: from Retro Studios and Brownie Brown to Intelligent Systems and HAL Laboratory, the different directions and approaches emphasized by each of these quasi-autonomous developers has always been evident. This system of development teams has its roots in the early days of of the NES.   Before the hugely successful launch of the Famicom, Nintendo created and marketed a variety of products, from playing cards to light-beam games. In 1969, Nintendo manager Hiroshi Imanishi was tasked with creating a division of the company that would focus on electronic toys and games. This new unit was appropriately referred to as Nintendo R&D1. Gunpei Yokoi joined the team in 1970 […]

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  • Friday, November 11, 2011 is a really big day in many aspects.  I am just wigging out about everything I will have to do that day.  Three big items get released that day that I have to balance and do them all, in the same day.  These items that are so important to me are: The release of SkyRim (Elder Scrolls V) The DVD/Blu-Ray release of the final film Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 The release of the Immortals movie in theaters SkyRim is the game of games for me.  I have three copies that are being sent to me which are:  the PC copy, PlayStation Copy, and Xbox copy.  But I know that I’ll have to […]

    My to do list for 11/11/11

    Friday, November 11, 2011 is a really big day in many aspects.  I am just wigging out about everything I will have to do that day.  Three big items get released that day that I have to balance and do them all, in the same day.  These items that are so important to me are: The release of SkyRim (Elder Scrolls V) The DVD/Blu-Ray release of the final film Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 The release of the Immortals movie in theaters SkyRim is the game of games for me.  I have three copies that are being sent to me which are:  the PC copy, PlayStation Copy, and Xbox copy.  But I know that I’ll have to […]

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  •   Let’s cut the crap, here’s the SKYRIM System Requirements: Recommended Specs Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit) Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU 4GB System RAM 6GB free HDD space DirectX 9.0c compatible NVIDIA or AMD ATI video card with 1GB of RAM (Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 or higher; ATI Radeon 4890 or higher). DirectX compatible sound card Internet access for Steam activation Minimum Specs Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit) Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHz or equivalent processor 2GB System RAM 6GB free HDD Space Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 512 MB of RAM DirectX compatible sound card Internet access for Steam activation Need to test your computer specs? Check out this graphics cards hierarchy chart […]

    Skyrim System Reqs

      Let’s cut the crap, here’s the SKYRIM System Requirements: Recommended Specs Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit) Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU 4GB System RAM 6GB free HDD space DirectX 9.0c compatible NVIDIA or AMD ATI video card with 1GB of RAM (Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 or higher; ATI Radeon 4890 or higher). DirectX compatible sound card Internet access for Steam activation Minimum Specs Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit) Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHz or equivalent processor 2GB System RAM 6GB free HDD Space Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 512 MB of RAM DirectX compatible sound card Internet access for Steam activation Need to test your computer specs? Check out this graphics cards hierarchy chart […]

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  • Bethesda Softworks, I am so proud of you. You have come a LONG ways since the days of Arena, Daggerfall, and Morrowind.  Thank you for this gift. If you haven’t seen the live action trailer for SKYRIM yet, feast your eyes upon this!!!

    SKYRIM: Live Action Trailer

    Bethesda Softworks, I am so proud of you. You have come a LONG ways since the days of Arena, Daggerfall, and Morrowind.  Thank you for this gift. If you haven’t seen the live action trailer for SKYRIM yet, feast your eyes upon this!!!

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  • These are my top five choices for the best armor in the Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. 1.      Dwarven Armour The Dwarven armour is a newly obtained armour in my inventory but it is so far my favourite, besides the awesome looks of the golden armour with patterns all over it, it is very durable and it will help you get through the troll ridden caves and when you resist arrest with the guards (Don’t do it, it will end up in disaster).   2.      Shrouded armour The Shrouded armour is the armour that you will obtain when you join the dark brotherhood. It is enchanted with a spell that fortifies your sneak by 5secs. This helps […]

    Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion – Guide to the Five Best Armours

    These are my top five choices for the best armor in the Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. 1.      Dwarven Armour The Dwarven armour is a newly obtained armour in my inventory but it is so far my favourite, besides the awesome looks of the golden armour with patterns all over it, it is very durable and it will help you get through the troll ridden caves and when you resist arrest with the guards (Don’t do it, it will end up in disaster).   2.      Shrouded armour The Shrouded armour is the armour that you will obtain when you join the dark brotherhood. It is enchanted with a spell that fortifies your sneak by 5secs. This helps […]

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  • As you can probably tell from my first article, I’m a big Oblivion fan. I’m writing this article to inform you on my top 5 favourite Weapons for Oblivion- Elder Scrolls IV. You can enchant your weapons so they can be stronger and deal more damage. They can Drain Magika and Personality. The possibilities are very much Endless.   1.      Elven Longsword My Favourite weapon would probably have to be the Elven Longsword because of the amazing looks and it gives a fair amount of damage to a foe when you strike them.   2.      Dwarven Claymore The other night I was Goblin Hunting in a derelict mine and I found an Elven Claymore which happened to […]

    Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion – Guide to the Five Best Weapons

    As you can probably tell from my first article, I’m a big Oblivion fan. I’m writing this article to inform you on my top 5 favourite Weapons for Oblivion- Elder Scrolls IV. You can enchant your weapons so they can be stronger and deal more damage. They can Drain Magika and Personality. The possibilities are very much Endless.   1.      Elven Longsword My Favourite weapon would probably have to be the Elven Longsword because of the amazing looks and it gives a fair amount of damage to a foe when you strike them.   2.      Dwarven Claymore The other night I was Goblin Hunting in a derelict mine and I found an Elven Claymore which happened to […]

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