Archives for October 2011

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

It’s been a while since I’ve had the time to post something on the site. What better game than Skyrim to bring me back?

If you haven’t heard, Skyrim is releasing on 11.11.11, which puts it about 12 days out but, who’s counting?

***Raises hand***

I wanted to get a pulse on how many of you readers are:

A. Planning on getting Skyrim – whether its a pre-order, day 1 purchase, or waiting for it to go cheap on a steam sale.

– I have a pre-order thanks to my brother’s superb trading skills in Team Fortress 2 (TF2).

B. Which system? 360, PS3, PC?

– I will be enjoying Skyrim on the PC (where it was born), that is, if my computer doesn’t melt from the sheer awesomeness of the game of from it’s PC requirements.


C. What class/race combination are you thinking?

– In most fantasy games I play, I tend to lean towards the ranger/archer/sharpshooter classes. I feel like Skyrim seems to have archery down as a valid means of dealing death, which has not been the case in the other games I’ve played. I don’t mind being a human or an elf, whichever looks cooler wins out in my book.

D. Have you played any of the other Elder Scroll games?

– I began with Daggerfall (PC), dabbled in Morrowind(PC), and only slightly played some Oblivion(PC).

I want to go here!

Weekend Gaming

Guess which game I’ll be playing this weekend!

Actually, I think I’m getting really close to finishing Batman: Arkham City. The ride has been fun, and while I have left a lot of the side missions unfinished, I’m too involved in the main story to notice. I say to myself “I’ll go back and do those later,” but I know that’s not true. I never do. I’ll probably go back to Fallout: New Vegas when I finish up with Batman. Who knows how much further I’ll make it in FNV. Skyrim is just around the corner. Poor Dark Souls.

What will you be playing this weekend?

(For more pics of the awesome Batman costume above, check out Comics Alliance)

I’ve been playing Batman too much…

You know how after you’ve played a bunch of Bejeweled or Tetris right before bed, you see shapes and patterns and three-in-a-rows when you close your eyes?

Well, lately I’ve been closing my eyes before bed and going into Detective Mode.

Or I’ll see little green bats with circles around them.

This game is getting to me.

So close!

I almost made it. On day 24, my goal of posting something daily for the month of October came to an end. Of course, I have no idea what I was thinking doing this challenge in the middle of the busiest time of video game releases.

Recent changes in my life have limited my gaming time even more which obviously will limit my blogging time as well. I have a stack of games and a stack of ideas for posts, but things will slow down a little here. I still plan on finishing out the month strong and I’ll still be gaming as much as I can. It won’t be as much as in the past, but once a gamer, always a gamer.

As for what has my attention at the moment, it’s definitely Batman: Arkham City. This game is so dense. So much to do, it almost get’s claustrophobic. But at the same time, it’s SO GOOD. Seriously, this game has me gripped completely.

Just one nit so far (and maybe you Batman experts can help me out): How is Batman’s grappling line so long?

Zombies ate my arcade cabinet

(via GSW)