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.

Randy Savage Mod For Skyrim.

Some rather clever dweeb out there has managed to come up with a special mod for the PC version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which turns all the dragons in the game into some hybrid skinny version of the late great WWF wrestling star Randy Savage, complete with designer stubble, cowboy boots and pink stetson hat.

We’d all gladly take an arrow to the knee to look this sexy.

(via I Heart Chaos)

HMS Friday’s Top Game Of 2011.

Tis that time again when that big ball of fire dips down behind the hill and another year passes.

Let’s keep this brief as there’s drinking to be done today and regrets to be mulled over. It really was a year jam packed with triple A titles and if you enjoy gaming you’d be forgiven for being a little overwhelmed with major release following major release in quick succession. Apart from draining all your funds some of these games turned out to be near masterpieces Batman Arkham City, Uncharted 3 and Portal 2 to name but a few.

However one game stood out from the pack a beautifully crafted, highly detailed and enormous in scope Skyrim floored us when we first unsheathed our Dwarven Axe of Frost Damage and donned our horned helmet and stepped out onto the tundra. A sumptuous gaming experience for anyone with even a fleeting interest in the fantasy genre, although there are reports the game is broken if you play it on the PS3, we’ve logged in a fair few hours and fingers crossed our potion of Resist Major Game Bug seems to be working.

Morning Links In Brief(s).

Stuff which what we found interestin'.

Scottish comedian Limmy comes under fire from Tory MP Louise Mensch for his Thatcher comments on Twitter, (Mensch is the same MP who’s in favour of fox hunting and wants to shut down Twitter and Facebook at the slightest hint of social unrest) – (Telegraph)

We love this story. The guy who runs I Heart Chaos helps out a young 13 year-old gamer who had his copy of Skyrim stolen right out of his hands as he left Game Stop – (I Heart Chaos)

Graphic Novellist Frank Miller calls the ‘Occupy’ protestors  ‘pond scum, thieves, louts and rapists’ and in doing so has enraged a lot of his fans –  (Frank Miller Ink)

The Western Black Rhino of Africa is now officially extinct and two more rhino species are set to follow – (CBS News)

3,000 policemen storm Rio De Janeiro’s biggest slum – (CNN)

Some of the requests the Foreign Office has received throughout the years have been downright bizarre – (BBC News)

Amazon reassures buyers that the Kindle Fire can compete with the best – (The Atlantic Wire)

That Amazing Live Action Skyrim Trailer.

Make this into a movie now. Right now!

This is the latest trailer for Bethesda’s soon to be released, (Nov 11th), RPG game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and instead of generic gameplay footage, they’ve gone and upped the ante with this amazing live action effort…complete with scary dragon.

Following the crushing disappointment of the reboot of the Conan movie franchise earlier this year, this small slice of fantasy drama looks like a far better concept for a full length feature film. Just look at his f@cking helmet for Christ’s sake.