More Skyrim Character Screenshots from QuakeCon!

I’ve found even more screenshots of the different characters players made at the Skyrim QuakeCon demo!

Skyrim Screenshot: Dunmer Thief

Skyrim Screenshot: Dunmer Thief

Skyrim Screenshot: Dunmer (Dark Elf) 2

Skyrim Screenshot: Dunmer (Dark Elf) 2

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Pete Hines (VP of PR) Answers Fans Questions on Skyrim!

Pete Hines is Bethesda vice president of  public relations! He recently took the time to answer some questions from fans, admittedly it doesn’t give that much information – but at-least they’re answering questions! There are new details in there!

I have also updated the Skyrim Playable Race Screenshots post with the new screens!

Skyrim Funny: Orc Paty

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Q: I heard about the multiple quest [markers] but is there an option to turn these off? It would please alot of morrowind fans.
A: you can turn off any markers you want. There isn’t a setting to do so though

Q: 1. Do you still have to sleep in a bed to level up? 2. Are kids killable in the game?
A: no. No

Q: Are there subtitles in Skyrim for deaf gamers ?
A: Yes, fully subtitled.

Q: Can you move objects in game because it seems my controllers buttons are taken?
A: Yes, you can still move items in the world. Instead of clicking button to pickup item, hold it down to move

Q: Is there any form of regenerating health without any perks etc?
A: Health, magicka, and stamina all regen slowly over time.

Q: Is the EB Games CE for Skyrim going to be available in the U.S. too? Or just Australia?
A: it’s not a CE. It’s their pre-order incentive. Not coming to US

Q: Still wondering about dual wield blocking. It seems VERY silly to not allow the player to block or parry while using two weapons.
A: Can only do one thing when you pull trigger: block or attack. That’s the tradeoff. You don’t get the best of all worlds

Q: Can NPCs dual wield the same way the player can? Like using a spell and sword at the same time.
A: Yes. They and and do wield sword and spell, two spells, etc.

Q: Is there any gameplay mechanic related to sleeping? I don’t need it to level up, I can use wait to pass time. So?
A: You get a bonus for being Rested, a la FO3

Q: Do you mean they regen noticeably even without sleeping or using the wait function? Are HP potions just a boost?
A: Health potions keep me from dying in battle



Q: How many programmers does it take to change a light bulb?
A: That’s a hardware issue.

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New Skyrim Race Screenshots and Game Details from QuakeCon

There was a hell of a lot of information unveiled at Quakecon about Skyrim. Many journalists were able to have a go themselves and turned out some really funky looking characters! Here are some screenshots showing player characters from QuakeCon and beyond!

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UPDATE: Updated the slideshow to include the newer race screenshots! 16/08/2011

We’ve also been given some more snippets of information about the actual game! Perhaps the most surprising is that you will no longer be able to create your own spells. I must admit that creating uber spells did seriously unbalance the game – being able to wipe out the occupants of a room with a twich of your finger – but still… it was fun.

On the bright side it’ll mean that you get much more out of Skyrim in terms of time and enjoyment. Anyway here is the full list of details:

  • Joinable Factions: Rebels with branching path quests (Stormcloaks) and Riverwood Tavern Warrior Clan.
  • Pickpocket skill provides greater RP opportunities and much more realistic thievery for thieves.
  • Myriad options for face-paint.
  • Even minor NPCs have much more complexity and depth compared with Oblivion.
  • Character Generation remembers your settings when switching between races
  • You can persuade various random NPCs to accompany you and they feel like fleshed out, interesting companions.
  • There are six different stages to crafting items. The first two are: Refining crude ore and Assembling materials.
  • More realistic alchemy labs.
  • In addition to alchemy ingredients there are also reagents.
  • Some spells can be learned by reading spell tomes, while others can be bought from merchants.
  • Hand to Hand attacks have a much improved gravity and physicality.
  • There are more ways to complete quests.
  • Lockpicking mini-game is improved.
  • There are bards in the game.
  • You can choose not to spend perk points each level, and hold onto them instead.
  • During Character Generation you can add laugh lines to your character.
  • There are dozens of sliders for character creation.
  • Aurora Borealis is confirmed.
  • You can have animal companions.
  • Bosmer “Animal Allies” Racial Ability confirmed.
  • NPCs can throw rocks if they are on a bridge above you
  • Glow Worms confirmed.
  • Killable Bees and insects confirmed (you can harvest bees from beehives).
  • Fast Travel costs money!
  • Perks do not stop at level 50.
  • There are more types of poison.
  • Bosmer are immune to most types of poison.
  • The Dark Brotherhood are definitely back.

It looks as though there will be loads more joinable factions in Skyrim than Oblivion, and it just seems to be far more detailed, polished and interesting!


Q. How do you separate sailors in the Khajiiti navy?

A. With a hammer and tongs.

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What to do While Waiting for Skyrim…

Today is the 11th of August, that means that there are 92 days left untill The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is released (11/11/11). That’s a long time. So the question is: What to do in the mean time?!

1. The most obvious thing to do is to replay Morrowind (PC only) and Oblivion AGAIN! Both games have come down in price substantially. You can pick-up the game of the year edition of Morrowind for £3!!! As for Oblivion, the 5th anniversary edition looks quite cool – it’s out in the US (launched last month) but we’ll have to wait a little bit longer to get it in the UK. Here’s what it includes:

  • The Complete Oblivion SagaThe Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The Elder Scrolls IV: Knights of the Nine Expansion Pack and The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles Expansion Pack.
  • Collector’s Steelbook – A beautiful collectible metal case masterfully embossed with Daedric symbols.
  • Making of Oblivion – A behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of Oblivion.
  • Oblivion Game Map – A full-color map of Cyrodiil and the Shivering Isles.
  • Savings on Skyrim – Contains a $10 mail-in rebate offer for the purchase of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and a Skyrim strategy guide.

So you can actually save money on Skyrim!

Morrowind and Oblivion Pictures:

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2. Enter our Skyrim Competition to win an AWESOME glass dragon!

Skyrim Competition Prize

Skyrim Competition Prize: Glass Dragon

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Skyrim QuakeCon Gameplay and a NEW Character Screenshot!

QuakeCon is an annual BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) gaming event which features new games – like Skyrim! The 2011 event is now over and I’ve found some really good gameplay footage of Skyrim which is completely NEW! Todd Howard is onstage and narrates the whole thing. It also gives a good idea of what it’s like at QuakeCon!

As I mentioned in the previous post that Bethesda conducted a poll their “The Elder Council” Facebook fan page – basically a fan page for Skyrim and all the other Elder Scrolls games. Well the results are in! The race and class that everyone seems to want to see is that of a Dark Elf (Dunmer) Thief. As promised a Skyrim Dunmer screenshot was released:

Skyrim Screenshot: Dunmer Thief

Skyrim Screenshot: Dunmer Thief

What do you guys think? Will you be playing as a Dunmer Thief or isn’t that your style?

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Q: What’s the difference between a horny Dunmer and a non-horny Dunmer? A: The second doesn’t exist!

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A New Skyrim Character Screenshot On The Way!

In a post on the “un-officially official” Bethesda Blog it has been announced that a brand spanking new screenshot will be released! This one will show us another character from Skyrim, in fact on the 1st of August there was a vote on what race and class of character should be released. You can check out the post here!

Dovahkiin Wallpaper Skyrim

New Character Screenshot On the Way!

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Sounds and Music of Skyrim (Gameplay) + More Prize Picture

We saw a LOT of awesome footage from the Skyrim E3 Demo (E3Post), However the footage I posted was overlayed with an interview given by Todd Howard (Executive Producer and Game Director). In this gameplay footage there is no interview meaning that you can hear fully the sounds and music of Skyrim.

Also, as I promised in the last post here’s another picture of the Skyrim: Competition prize!

Skyrim Dragon Competition Prize

The Skyrim Competition Prize!

In regards to the competition not many people have entered so far, so just by attempting it you have a good chance of winning! Click HERE for details!

The best comment I’ve seen so far is:

“Is that dragon perched atop a… phallus?”

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Skyrim Competition! Win a Unique Piece of Dragon art!

In a previous post I mentioned visiting a glass workshop who’s dragons reminded me of Skyrim. Well I’ve commissioned a Skyrim esque dragon to be made as a prize for this competition!

Glass Dragon Skyrim Competition

Skyrim Competition Prize

The Competition?

The Skyrim Competition is to use the Character editor in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion to create the sexiest (or funniest) character you can!

Then just post a picture of your creation on the My Skyrim Blog facebook page. Simple!

Competition Judging:

The winning entry will be the one with the most “likes” on the My Skyrim Blog facebook page! This means that it is up to YOU to make your character screenshot interesting/funny/sexy/ugly to get the “likes”!

Entry Requirements:

Step-by-step Entry Guide

  1. Create a new game in Oblivion. Within a few minutes you will be given the option to customise your character. Do it!
  2. Create your sexy/funny character and then perhaps find some nice clothes, find an appropriate setting etc. Be inventive! It’s up to you!
  3. Once you’re happy with your creation take a picture/screenshot and upload it to the My Skyrim Blog facebook page!
  4. Get as many likes as you can! The upload with the most likes will win!


The competition prize is the Skyrim esque dragon pictured above. The Dragon was hand crafted by a glassblower in North Wales and is stained with numerous metallic oxides such as platinum and silver (Silver gives the amber colouring) to give it its deep colouring. The glass is also annealed in a specialist kiln to strengthen it.

Closing Date

The winner will be announced August the 30th 2011. Any Entries on that day will not be counted.

Other Rules

  • No Nudity Mods/18+ material
  • Graphical mods are allowed. I’m sure voters will take into consideration the imagination that has gone into your character, the setting etc.

I’ll get some more pictures up in the next post. Good luck!

JOKE:                                                                                                                                                    Q: What do you get when you cross a Dunmer and Orc?
A: A Dorc!

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Skyrim: More Screenshots + Glass Dragons!

Here is the latest batch of Skyrim screenshots that I’ve found on the web. My personal favourite is the campsite screenshot. Enjoy!

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I’ve also put a huge list of them all at the very bottom of this post!

On another note, up in the wilderness that is rural North Wales is a little glass studio called The Glassblobbery. Their speciality? DRAGONS! Dragons which instantly reminded me of Skyrim!

Skyrim Dragons: Glass Dragon

Wall Hanging Glass Dragon

If you’re like me and can’t get enough of the fire-breathing fiends you should check them out!

JOKE: “What do you find in Skyrim?”                                                                      “Nord a clue!”

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No Demo for Skyrim – It’s too Sexy!

The lead producer for Skyrim, Craig Lafferty, recently let slip in an interview with Gameplanet that Skyrim will not in fact be getting a Demo! This will not be a surprise to many of you  – after-all neither Oblivion or Morrowind had a demo. This is due to the fact that the Elder Scrolls games are so vast, detailed and frankly sexy! A demo simply wouldn’t do Skyrim justice. Here is what Skyrims lead producer said himself:

Pretty House Skyrim Screenshot

Skyrim Screen Pretty... House (Totally un-related screenshot)

“For a game of this size and complexity it’s really hard to do a demo that represents the game truly, and it would be a gigantic demo, so we won’t be doing a demo.” – Craig Lafferty

So there you go! You really will have to wait untill 11/11/11 to get your hands on Skyrim. BUT on the other hand this simply proves that Skyrim will be worth the wait.

JOKE: “What do you do when your slave escapes?…..Go and khajiit.”

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