Elder Scrolls To Get The MMO Treatment.

When games developer Bethesda officially announced this week that their smash hit RPG game franchise The Elder Scrolls was to finally get a massive multiplayer online treatment our excitement bubbled over and we collectively made this delightful sound.

Hardly any details are yet known about what this exciting prospect will provide fans with, except that it’ll be imaginatively called The Elder Scrolls Online, will be launched in 2013 and is set one thousand years prior to the events of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Game director Matt Firor, of Zenimax Online Studios, who are developing the game said:

We have been working hard to create an online world in which players will be able to experience the epic Elder Scrolls universe with their friends, something fans have long said they wanted. It will be extremely rewarding finally to unveil what we have been developing the last several years. The entire team is committed to creating the best MMO ever made – and one that is worthy of The Elder Scrolls franchise.

It’s also known that Elder Scrolls Online will encompass the entire continent of Tamriel which will give gamers a unique opportunity to explore and interact with a gigantic world, (see map above). It’s not yet known at this stage if there are any plans to bring this game to the PS3 and Xbox 360. We can only hope.

(via Geeks Of Doom & Games Radar)

Geek Chic: Skyrim Themed Canvas Prints

If you’ve spent many hundreds of hours cutting a swathe through the land of Skyrim you’ll recognise these eye catching canvas prints of all five Dragonborn destinations.

The man responsible for this collection of gaming fanboy eye candy is Dean Walton and you can find more of his excellent artistic pop cultre based work HERE. As for the prints they’re currently available to buy from website Gamer Print for the modest price of £37.50 for the entire collection in either A3, A2 or A1 sizes.

(via Gamer Print & Mr Shabba)

Assassin’s Creed Screenshots Confirm The Rumours – The English Are The Enemy.

Chart a course for HERE to see the entire collection of screenshots.

Just to confirm all the wild rumours over Ubisoft’s next installment of the highly successful Assassin’s Creed franchise, which were swirling about the Internet this week, the game will indeed be set in North America during the American Revolutionary War as these glorious screen shots demonstrate.

Other details have emerged which include the following:

  •  The new protagonist is called Connor Ratohnhaketon who is half English and Native American.
  • He was raised by Mowhawks.
  • You can climb and leap from trees and mountain cliffs.
  • The game is set between the years 1753 – 1783 and is centred around the cities of Boston and New York.
  • You can hunt and kill a variety of different animals.
  • The English red coats are the enemy.

If you want to know a lot more about the game head over to Computer And Video Games who have a comprehensive list of all the finer details. Although this looks like a welcome change of pace for the game we can’t help but compare it to Red Dead Redemption.

 

Gotham By Gaslight – The Game That Never Was.

Above is a feature video for the now cancelled gaming title Gotham By Gaslight, based upon the DC Comic of the same name.

Apparently the game was centred around the adventures of a Victorian styled Batman, battling crime on the cobbled streets of London town while attempting to track down Jack The Ripper and bring him to justice. Game developers Day 1 and THQ pitched the idea of Gotham By Gaslight with concept art and the prototype video above, but for reason they were unsuccessful, which is a great shame as the idea of a steam punk themed Batman game sounds amazing.

(via What Culture)

The Most Epic Skyrim Machinima You’ll Ever See.

Any future machinima video, featuring the elements of Bethesda’s amazing Skyrim game, will have to be directed by Michael Bay if it wants to even come close to the epic cinematic experience that this seven minute video contains.

Put together by Tyrannicon using various mods and console commands this Great Battle Of Skyrim uses over one thousand characters and a dragon. This video is actually more  engaging and entertaining than the last three movies we’ve watched.

Game Trailer For Dr Who: The Eternity Clock.

Here’s the first official look at the new Dr Who video game which is set for release this coming March.

First off before you get all preachy about the inferior quality of the graphics that’s because it’s a PSN, (Playstation Network), title, but to be fair it still looks a bit shit for a platformer, then again what did you expect it is Dr Who…(oh yes we did).

Players will be up against the most feared monsters from the Doctor Who universe — the Cybermen, Daleks, Silurians and the Silence. 
Take control of both the Doctor and River Song to unravel the mystery of The Eternity Clock in March 2012. The clock is ticking…

Netflix Is Now Available In The UK.

If you happen to own a PS3, Xbox 360 or even a Nintendo Wii you might have noticed an unfamiliar addition to your dashboard, the Netflix streaming app, which allows you to watch movies instantly through your games console or PC.

Basically Netflix is like Lovefilm except for the fact that they don’t let you rent DVDs by post, instead you can watch them instantly through their streaming service on your TV or PC for as little as £5.99 a month. Like most new company start ups in this country your first month’s subscription is free so we jumped at the chance to try out their service. We could write an article reviewing exactly what kind of game changing elements Netflix are bringing to the table and that the days of renting DVDs may well and truly be a thing of the past, but our good friend Grahame Gallacher has already penned an in-depth article.

If you want to know exactly what Netflix are offering and how their service holds up against other established UK movie rental services then head over to Past The Pixels and read Grahame’s excellent online article.