E3 2017: Bethesda Predictions
Each year our editors sit down and make wild and crazy predictions about what we expect to at all of the press conferences at E3 2017. Although most of our predictions are just flat out wrong, every once in a while we nail them. So sit back, enjoy a nice libation, and join our editors as we discuss our predictions for each of the big conferences this year. Today we're on our third entry into the feature with Bethesda, who's conference is up second on Sunday, June 11th.
Allen's Top 5 Games of 2016
If there was ever a year to use video games as a means of escapism, it was 2016. I don't have to go into detail into what fury the year has wrought, so I'll spend the rest of this paragraph talking about some legitimately surprising games to come out. Overall, I'm pretty happy with the range of titles that were released, surprises (and disappointments) among them. So as 2016 prepares to belch out its last breath of air, let's take some time to reflect on the games that kept me afloat during this wild ride.
The Backlog: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
With Skyrim I decided to take a different approach. Instead of putting 10 hours in and then adding a few mods here and there, I figured I should just mod it straight out of the gate. Before I even booted the game for the first time, I had a handful of modifications downloaded and installed. But then things started to get out of control. 10 mods became 20. 20 became 40. Soon I had nearly 80 mods installed, changing everything from the density of the grass to the speed arrows fly to granting my dragon-souled warrior the ability to call for his last horse. But it wasn’t until I installed the amazing rendition of The Dragonborn Comes by Malukah as the menu music that things started to go sideways (she also does a killer version of Misty Mountains from The Hobbit).
Michael's Top 5 Games of 2011
Wow, what a year 2011 has brought us. It seems that every month we were getting high caliber games that could easily make anyone's goty post. Plus we can forget about taking the summer off of gaming with publishers being more aggressive during that season as well as Microsoft's incredible Summer of Live promotion. This was a fun list to make, but I would love to expand this to my top ten, maybe even top twenty games of 2011. Yes, we've had that many great games this year.
Joel's Top 5 Games of 2011
Usually by this time in a console cycle we are talking about all the great games that will come from future consoles; but that’s just not the case this year. It’s really impressive to see how well developers have managed to continue understanding the capabilities of the current consoles. With that being said it’s now time to look at the best of the best and so without further ado here are my Top 5 games of 2011.
Charlie's Top 5 Games of 2011
2011 came and went, and throughout the year we were treated to some seriously hard-hitting titles, with triple A-games and high caliber sequels filling the list. I've played some legitimately amazing games this year, but only one can win this five-way brawl -- so here goes my picks for the top 5 games of the year.
Allen's Top 5 Games of 2011
What a year for video games, eh? After the onslaught that was October and November, I was surprised to go back and discover the sheer number of games that came out at the start of the year and during the summer drought. While 2011 saw the return of favored franchises, we also saw some great new IP from our favorite development studios. Putting this list together was pretty difficult. I could have easily stretched this list out into a Top 10 Games of 2011, but I couldn't and after losing a night's sleep over it, I feel pretty confident in my choices. In my mind, it isn't enough for a game to be just "good."
Wake Up, Game Criticism, It's Time to Die
Gaming is a medium which asks just as much of us financially as it does emotionally. But between the monetary difficulties of staying current with the games I've been most excited to play, there's the secondary uncertainty of just how good these games are actually going to be, and that's where the reviews come in.
Our First Skyrim Weekend Commences
After several weeks of preparation and waiting for this release, I finally got to venture through Skyrim this past weekend. I just have to say that this game can quite possibly win the game of the year prize. So with popcorn and snacks plus a 24 pack of soda by my side, I ventured into this world and never looked back. And so our story begins.... Oops, sorry, wrong series. Well, that was awkward. Anyway, here's a peek of some Skyrim.