Skyrim With 100 Mods- A Glimpse Of Next-Gen?

I have written about amazing screenshots from Skyrim before that uses certain mods, but these screenshots take it 10 steps further! These were taken from a game using 100 of the best graphical improvement mods for Skyrim to make a game that looks light years better than the original game and gives us an insight of what we might come to expect as standard from the next-gen consoles.

Check out the full article with more images over on Kotaku: What Skyrim Looks Like When You’re Running 100 Mods At Once.

Screw Your Friends Playing Skyrim Using Kinect

There is a funny video over on Kotaku showing this perfectly, but sadly they do not allow embedding of the video. Go and check it out.

They’ve sort of added multiplayer to Skyrim via the game’s new Kinect voice-control update. Not real multiplayer. Not the kind that lets two people play the game together or against each other. No, they’ve simply added voice commands. But when a friend barges in on your gaming session and yells “ally attack” and then “quicksave” while you’re just visiting a town, well, you get the best kind of griefing that you usually can only get from multiplayer games.

“Ally attack” will start fights in towns where your friend might not have wanted to start fights. This will begin the bloodbath.

And “quicksave” will simply overwrite your friend’s last quicksave.

Walk in on your Skyrim-playing friends and do this to them. They’ll love it! (They won’t.)

The aggrieved player will probably want to reboot the game or at least load an old save to revert to their more peaceful version of their adventure.

Think of the fun you can have with this! Surely, this is why they didn’t make Kinect voice controls speaker-specific, right? Microsoft wanted to encourage people to mess with each other. That’s my theory, at least.

Skyrim Kinect Integration And DLC Out Today

I am not sure if these Kinect commands for Skyrim improve the game or are a bit gimmiky. I did use the voice control in Mass Effect 3 for the first couple of hours but then I couldn’t be bothered and just used the controller. I have only had time to play 15hours of Skyrim so far so I will be able to see how useful these voice controls really are throughout the game, but I think I will end up just using the controller like in Mass Effect 3.

Download the PDF with all of the voice controls and Kinect support from the Bethesda Software website.