Elder Scrolls


The Elder Scrolls fan Ben Toth takes us on a look back at the world of Tamriel as The Elder Scrolls world reaches it’s 25th anniversary.

“Wake up, We’re here. Why are you shaking?”, these words were my introduction to the world of Tamriel and The Elder Scrolls. It was 25 years ago that the first game, Arena, was released by Bethesda, but I didn’t play until the third game in the series, 2002’s Morrowind.
Morrowind was, for me, a formative game. Along with Ultima it set my taste in games, gave me my love of RPGs. Its deep world, expansive lore, and, frankly, a convoluted storyline with no clear sense of who’s telling the truth was, and is, deeply compelling. The game drops you into it right from the start and lets you be the fish out of water your character is, and it works wonders.

 

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Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE:  Take my love, take my land. Take me where I cannot stand. I don’t care, I’m still free, you can’t take the NOMS from me. [Geekdad]

Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut.

Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

Watch what might be one of the single, greatest sitcom pranks of our generation. Patton Oswalt, comedian, writer and all around nerd tweeted yesterday, “Forgot I did this. I stayed absolutely motionless in the opening scene from a King Of Queens episode. EERIE.” And that’s exactly what hilariously happens. (Nerdist)

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Bethesda, best known as developers of RPG franchise hits like Fallout and Elder Scrolls, created a very unique challenge to their audience. They promised to award free games (by their company) for life to any child born on the release date of their newest game, Skyrim. To prevent thousands of people getting free shit, they included a very special stipulation: the child must be named “Dovahkiin”, after the game’s protagonist.

Sure, winning free games is nice and all, but is it really worth it to make your child hate you for life? As you can see by the young hatch-ling (above) pinned by video games, some parents sure as hell did. Dovahkiin Tom Kellermeyer was born at 6:08 on 11/11/11, entitling him to a lifetime of free Bethesda games and a lifetime of school yard shame. The kid’s only a week old and he’s already getting embarrassed online by his parents. This is how criminal masterminds start people!

By the way…Skyrim is AWESOME. Here’s an illustration that sums up my week:

30 hours in, 8 red bulls, 6 bags off cool ranch Doritos and a little bit of my soul lost. I think I may need to call a support group.

Via: Geekologie

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