Into the Great White North
Bethesda’s open-world sandbox games have amazed gamers for several years now, and been the subject of many a water cooler moment, from Fallout 3’s mutant-infested Capital Wasteland to the lush forests and deadly dungeons of Oblivion‘s Cyrodiil, and everything in-between.
Enter Skyrim, the latest game in the Elder Scrolls universe, and one of the most anticipated games of the year. The build-up to this game was so monumental, even the release date of 11-11-11, that it fast eclipsed all other games that dared to oppose it. Even now, with the release a few weeks behind us, Skyrim is blazing a trail of ferocity across the web, leaving charred corpses of its competitors behind. With perfect and near-perfect reviews popping up in scores, it’s no wonder that we would choose to dedicate an entire PodBytes to just one game – an unprecedented event! The BnBGaming offices have been more than a little abuzz with our own gameplay sessions of late, and it’s time for some of our staff to share with you what’s been going on in our worlds of Skyrim.
PodBytes – Episode 12: Skyrim stars Armand Kossayan, Declan Burrowes, Pascal Tekaia, and Tom Rippon. Originally recorded on Sunday 20 November, 2011. Full run time: 68 mins
- 0:00 Introduction & Current Game Status
- 8:10 What Epic, Badass Moments Will We Remember?
- 19:00 Skyrim’s Frustrating/Entertaining Bugs
- 30:00 Realism vs. Convenience
- 35:30 Humble Beginnings & Political Intrigue
- 53:40 It’s All in the Details
- 1:07:10 Sign-Off & Closing (for all the Right Reasons!)
Theme Song: Anamanaguchi – Jetpack Blues – Download their album on iTunes, it’s awesome!
Note: PodBytes will be back with a brand-new episode on 14 December, when we’ll focus on the ups and downs of being a player of online multiplayer, the good times and the bad.
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