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Metal Gear Solid, BioShock Infinite and Skyrim, now with more Gilbert Gottfried

Your favorite video games would be very different if they featured the voice of Gilbert Gottfried, and we now know just how different they would be, thanks to Game Informer. Gottfried, 59, is a comedian and actor best known for his nails-on-a-chalkboard squawk of a voice, which you may be familiar with from memorable roles such as the parrot Iago in 1992's Aladdin and the duck in Aflac commercials. (He also did voice-over work for Iago in multiple Kingdom Hearts games.) Game Informer brought Gottfried into the studio to record lines in games from the 8-bit era to the present, including the original Metal Gear Solid, The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim and BioShock Infinite. If there's a more exuberant "fus ro dah" cry on the internet, we haven't heard it.

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Fan-made Morrowind restoration will feature two hours of original music

Skywind, the fan-made project rendering the world of The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind with the engine from The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, has renamed itself the The Elder Scrolls Renewal Project, and released this second development video detailing the progress made so far. The video discusses how crafting (and the tailoring customization option) will be introduced into Skywind, as Morrowind (released in 2002) did not feature crafting. The development team also is seeking volunteers to help rewrite dialogue, and is looking for voice actors with suitable talent and equipment to record lines to make characters less robotic. Volunteer composers have also created more than two hours of original music to form Skywind's soundtrack. To see the team's first developer diary, released in January,...

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What do you get when you cross Minecraft and Skyrim?

A trailer released today for Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition shows what happens when Minecraft and Skyrim combine. Check out the trailer above to see the result of Bethesda Softworks and Mojang's upcoming collaboration, The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Mash-Up pack, which is in development at 4J Studios. Announced earlier this month the pack is "coming soon" with a Skyrim texture set, 40 characters skins, 20 tracks from Skyrim's soundtrack, a revamped user interface and more, like pre-made worlds based on Skyrim's Bleak Falls Barrow, Riverwood and Whiterun.

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Skyrim live-action fan film takes viewers into the void

Machinima partner Warialasky created a live-action short film based off the world of Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim. The 18-minute video follows dragonborn hero Dovahkiin as he fights to save the world from destruction. Unfortunately, he's cursed by a vampire and must strike a deal with the Dark Brotherhood in exchange for a cure. You can watch the story unfold in the video above. Warialasky is also known for creating videos inspired by Splinter Cell and Goldeneye 64. Check out more of its work at the company's official YouTube Channel.

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Explore game landscapes in the Other Places video series

YouTube user ultrabrilliant launched Other Places this week, a series of videos that explore the tranquil beauty of video game landscapes without all the messy fighting. Watch the video above for a bird's-eye view of BioShock Infinite's city in the clouds, Columbia, created by Irrational Games. In the video below, you can see Mirror's Edge's unnamed metropolis built by EA Digital Illusions CE. Hop over to YouTube to see Pandora's aurora borealis from Gearbox Software's Borderlands 2 and Bethesda Game Studio's The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim's fantasy world.

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Explore woods and fight undead with the Dragonborn in this Skyrim fan film

Cosplayer and propmaker Shannon Clawson has taken his love for The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim to impassioned heights, bringing to life costumes and props he built himself in a short fan film, "Journey's End." In the video above, published on YouTube by TheDangerousBrew, Clawson roams the snowy woods sporting a Dragonborn helmet he made himself last year. Clawson and his compatriots take on the roles of the Dovahkiin, a wily Necromancer and undead bandits in this action-packed short. Clawson and crew were reportedly able to complete the entire four-and-a-half minute film for $100, which is impressive — as is Clawson's skill with a sword. Check out "Journey's End" above and Clawson's YouTube channel for a look into how he makes his props.

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19-year-old creates Skyrim mod as a job application

Alexander J. Velicky, a 19-year-old modder and aspiring Bethesda Softworks employee, spent a year creating a gigantic mod for The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, hoping it would help him score a job with the developer. The mod, called Falskaar, adds more than 20 hours of content, new voice-acted characters, quests, music, expands the realm by a third and more. Velicky told PC Gamer that his father supported him as he worked on the mod exclusively, and he was able to spend 2,000 hours creating the mod over the last year. "The best way to show Bethesda Game Studios that I want a job there and should be hired is to create content that meets the standards of their incredible development team," Velicky said. Falskaar 1.0.0 is available at Nexus Mods, where it's been downloaded over 36,000...

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Trade in your trophies for rare PlayStation memorabilia

BidForGreatness.com launched today, offering bidders an auction house filled with "ultra-rare PlayStation memorabilia," according to a post on the PlayStation Blog. Players will be able to bid on the items based on the number of gold trophies in their collection. "Here's how it works", social media manager Sid Shuman wrote. "You'll log into BidForGreatness.com using your PSN ID. The site will tally all of your hard-earned Gold Trophies, and you'll use them to bid on 15 unique items (don't worry, you'll keep the actual Trophies associated with your PSN ID). You'll bid on the items you want using Gold Trophies and skip the ones you don't. Each day will see a new item go up for bid for just 24 hours, so be sure to check back often!" Items up for bid daily at 4 p.m. ET July 16-30...

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Top-hat wearing mechanical fish invades Skyrim thanks to this mod

Modder "Senor Pato" has created a new option for players of The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim looking for a more interesting travel buddy: a mod that swaps out players' companion with a half-mechanical fish wearing a top hat. Mr. Unicorn the Cyborg Gentleman Fish is a fish strapped to four mechanical legs. According to his official description on popular mod site Nexus Mods, Mr. Unicorn can carry items, fight enemies and can be generally used as players would a normal human companion. He lives in the Solitude docks area and does not effect stealth. He uses his metal legs to attack enemies, but does not use magic. The only thing missing from this unique companion is voice acting — your new companion will creep along beside you in total, top hat-accentuated silence. The video below made by...

The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Releases
North America
  • Windows
    • Released 11/11/2011
    • Publisher Bethesda Softworks
    • Developer Bethesda Game Studio
  • PlayStation 3
    • Released 11/11/2011
    • Publisher Bethesda Softworks
    • Developer Bethesda Game Studio
  • Xbox 360
    • Released 11/11/2011
    • Publisher Bethesda Softworks
    • Developer Bethesda Game Studio
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