1. Gaming

    This Pirates of the Caribbean/Skyrim Mash-Up Is The Most Epic Song Ever Created

    As a huge fan of both Johnny Depp and murdering digital chickens with a solid FUS RO DAH, I've found myself occasionally noticing the similarities between Klaus Badelt's score for Pirates of the Caribbean and Jeremy Soule's Skyrim theme. Flipboitamidles mashed up "He's a Pirate" and "Dragonborn," and there's never been anything more epically epic.

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  2. Gaming

    New Skyrim Mod Replaces All Dragons With Thomas The Tank Engine

    Thomas is a tank engine who lives at the big station on the Island of Sodor. He's a cheeky little engine with six small wheels, a short stumpy funnel, a short stumpy boiler, and a short stumpy dome. In Pastaspace's mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, he's also the bane of Kings, ancient shadow unbound, with a hunger to swallow the world.

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  3. Gaming

    Steam Summer Sale: Day 11 Deals

    It's the last day of the Steam Summer Sale, which means they're offering up the most popular titles from the first 10 days. It also means that by now you know we're going to tell you what's on sale after the jump. Has it already been 11 days? Seems like only yesterday we started getting really pumped over discounted games.

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  4. Gaming

    Skyrim PlayStation 3 DLC Finally Gets Release Dates

    Hell must have frozen over, pigs are surely flying, and dozens of other tired phrases have obviously come to pass. It's the only explanation for the PlayStation 3 downloadable content for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim finally receiving release dates. Bethesda had promised that they'd come in February, but only a fool completely believes such claims. It's been months -- four months short of a year for Dawnguard -- since they released on Xbox 360, but PlayStation 3 users will finally get all three this month.

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  5. Gaming

    This Skyrim Class Makes Me Wish I Was Still in College

    Attention college students: Do you like playing video games? More specifically, do you like a game called The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim? If so, then I suggest you hightail it on down to Rice University in Houston, Texas, the only school that I know of with a course devoted entirely to the epic open-world RPG. For one semester only, English majors can sign up for Scandinavian Fantasy Worlds: Old Norse Sagas and Skyrim, a course that studies the psychology of gamers and the influence of Scandinavian culture in western fantasy stories.

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  6. Gaming

    Hearthfire, the Next Skyrim Expansion, Releases on September 4th

    Good news, fans of role-playing games everywhere! Bethesda Game Studios has announced the second expansion coming to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim -- and it is called Hearthfire. The newest expansion centers on building a home, upgrading said home, and all the trappings of domesticity. If this sounds suspiciously like they're bolting The Sims onto Skyrim, that's because it looks like they actually are bolting The Sims onto Skyrim. Those lucky Xbox 360 players will get to start building their own gardens on September 4th.

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  7. Gaming

    You Can Now Apply for Dawnguard DLC Beta on Xbox 360

    As if there weren't already enough slavering fans of Skyrim and all things related to it, Bethesda Softworks has now revealed via their company blog that folks can apply to be in the beta for the much-anticipated Dawnguard DLC. There's just one catch: The application is only for the Xbox 360 version of the game. Cue the disappointment for everyone on the PlayStation 3 and the rejoicing for those who have it on Xbox 360.

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  8. Gaming

    Debut Trailer for Skyrim DLC Dawnguard [Video]

    Bethesda has released the debut trailer for Skyrim's first piece of downloadable content. Dubbed Dawnguard, the trailer depicts what could be a two-faction war between some sort of every-generic-fantasy-demon-you-can-think-of group (vampires, winged imps, gargoyles, etc.) going up against the titular Dawnguard. The trailer doesn't quite let loose if you can choose either faction, though the narration provided by someone from the anti-Dawnguard camp asks the typical "which will you choose?" question. We won't have to wait much longer until E3, where all of the juicy DLCtails will most likely be divulged.

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  9. Entertainment

    Bethesda’s Office Now Has a Real-Life Alduin’s Wall From Skyrim

    Bethesda has had Alduin's Wall from Skyrim just lying around after it was used for E3, PAX, and the Skyrim launch party. So, instead of letting that gigantic art wall go to waste, they shoved it into their place of work, where it is now a permanent fixture of how cool it must be to work at the place that makes The Elder Scrolls games. More pictures after the break.

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  10. Entertainment

    NCIS Can’t Help Itself, Makes Arrow to the Knee Reference [Video]

    Today on the docket of generic television procedurals either trolling gamers or not knowing what they're talking about but rolling with it anyway, we have the above scene from NCIS. Not only does it begin with some technician at a company that produces routers derogatorily using the term "dweeb" due to a character's interest in said routers, but the clip moves toward a mention of Skyrim and "Old Republic," calling them "dorky roleplaying games." Best of all, the clip ends with everyone's most hated Skyrim meme, taking an arrow to the knee.

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  11. Gaming

    Bethesda Teases Us With Screenshot of Grizzled Man, With a Caption of “Tomorrow”

    Earlier today, Bethesda posted the above screenshot to their Facebook page with a simple, yet mysterious caption that reads "tomorrow." What could it mean?!

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  12. Gaming

    Glow-in-the-Dark Skyrim Sneak T-Shirt

    Much better than the BWONK! from Metal Gear Solid, the Elder Scrolls series has been pretty good about letting the player know just how hidden their character is at any given time. Now, the iconic open and closed eyeball crosshair can be owned on a shirt that glows in the dark from behind. If you're anything like a cat, you'll believe your shirt when it tells other people that you can be seen from the front, but completely vanish when viewed from behind. You can get your own sneaky crosshair shirt over on Splitreason for $18.95. It's 100% cotton, so it unfortunately won't provide any worthwhile light armor bonus.

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  13. Gaming

    Why Oblivion Ruined Skyrim

    The Elder Scrolls series is, and has always been, one of the most immersive series in video games. When Morrowind first released, I'll admit, I was too young and my gaming palate to unrefined to enjoy it. About ten minutes in, I realized I could click just about everything and put it into my inventory. That was when I gave up. Years later, I gave Oblivion a shot; older, with my gaming palate more refined. I have never been as immersed in a virtual world as I have been in Oblivion's, and I played a MUD for fourteen years. Over 200 hours logged in Oblivion, with my character's skills trained high enough to where he could literally standing jump over a single story building, I never even completed the very first quest. My character still has that amulet in his inventory. So, I was obviously stoked for the next installment in the series, Skyrim. I got the game the day of release, eschewed my daily gym routine, and booked it home straight after work in order to spend the next hour making my character and ignoring the game's main quest line in order to get lost in the world. It's been months since the game's release now, and I only have a few hours logged into my save file. I really hate to admit it, but I just can't seem to bring myself to play Skyrim. Here's why.

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  14. Gaming

    Official Skyrim Portal 2 Mod Might be Hiding a Portal 2 Quest

    Yesterday, Skyrim's official mod tools released to the masses, and along with a high resolution texture pack, came a somewhat out of left field Portal 2 mod, wherein the Space Core plummeted to Skyrim's fertile ground. Today, through console commands, YouTube user Memorable found a hint that either a Portal-related quest now resides in Skyrim so long as one has the Space Core mod, or a Portal-related quest is incoming in a future update. Video and explanation after the break.

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  15. Gaming

    Official Skyrim Mod Tools Released, Along With Portal 2 Space Sphere Mod

    Only the second title to be featured on Steam Workshop, the creation area of Valve's community, Bethesda has finally brought us Skyrim's official modding tools, the Creation Kit. Along with giving players the ability to legitimately mod Skyrim, the kit comes with a high-resolution texture pack for the game, and oddly enough, teamed up with Valve to release a Portal 2 mod for Skyrim, the Space Sphere mod. That's right, everyone's favorite insane personality sphere can now follow players around the world of Skyrim. The creation kit is free, and around only 40 megabytes in size, so go grab it, and start modding your Dragonborn heart out, and visit the Creation Kit wiki for all your modding needs.

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