One of my hobbies is matching up different albums and songs with different games. This mix and match effort has often been a resounding success, with certain combinations being granted a very prominent place in my memory. Skyrim, like the previous Elder Scrolls games before it, is poised to have an incredible soundtrack that will make crypts seem darker, mountains seem taller, and the winds seem colder. Even though I plan on playing through the majority of the game while listening to the music included with Skyrim, I thought it would be fun to find some external music that works well with the game.
Skyrim reviews are going to be a dime a dozen once the game launches, so rather than do the same thing as everyone else, we here at Living With a Nerd are going to take a different approach: we’re going to be keeping extensive notes while playing, and will be putting together short stories based on our experiences in-game. The stories will be written from the perspective of our character, and will range from epic battles to hiking through mountains at dusk.
Since Elder Scrolls games tend to affect people on a deep level that a normal review can’t describe, we feel this would be a great way to show what Skyrim is capable of doing, and what it’s like to actually play it. In an effort to keep spoilers to an absolute minimum, we will be restricting these stories to things that we do on our own; we will omit any and all reference to the main plot, and we’ll also do our best to avoid describing any of the major sidequests.
Because Living With a Nerd is just a blog run by a couple of married nerds, we don’t have any early access to games. We buy them just like you do, and don’t get to play them until you do. We’ll do our best to get the first of the stories cranked out and put up on the site within a day or two of Skyrim’s release, but it may be up to a few days until after release before you see anything on here. After all, we’ll have to try to pry ourselves away from it long enough to actually write!
11/11/11 is almost upon us, fellow gamers. Get any outstanding work completed, finish off any other games you may be playing, and prepare to kiss your free time goodbye.
Posted Oct.18, 2011 at 7:36 PM by Pojut under Games
Brittnie and I have decided to embark on a co-op retro game project, where we’ll be playing old games together, then writing about the experience. With the help of some of our friends, we’ve got a preliminary list of the games that we’ll be tackling. Even though we’ll be kicking off the project by going through Dead Space Extraction, we decided to keep the list limited to games that were released on the SNES/Genesis or earlier. Here’s what we have together so far…got any suggestions to add? Let us know in the comments. Thank you!
Posted Oct.15, 2011 at 10:41 AM by Pojut under Misc
On a recent episode of the Nerdist Podcast, a discussion was had about The Dark Crystal and the lack of parody videos/songs based on it. One of their listeners took it upon themselves to put together this simple yet hilarious video as a response. Check it out below:
Posted Oct.13, 2011 at 8:46 PM by Pojut under Games
After plinking away at it for the past month, I finally finished Hard Reset tonight. The storyline is creative (if presented a bit hamfistedly), and the voice acting is atrocious…but the gameplay? Intense, fun, and challenging.
Posted Oct.12, 2011 at 6:18 PM by Pojut under Misc
Earlier today, someone on the [H]ard|Forum was talking about how AMD’s Bulldozer architecture is forward-thinking. Their reasoning is that because AMD can fit more Bulldozer cores than Thuban cores on a single wafer, they can theoretically have really high-yield, high-quality runs once the manufacturing kinks get straightened out. Given Bulldozer’s lukewarm reception and the poster’s…unique…sentence structure, I couldn’t resist making this picture in response. FSM forgive me.