October 16, 2012

TES V: Skyrim DLC Leaked? Possible Dragon Mounts?

Posted on October 16, 2012 by Joshua Rust

If any truth is behind the information hidden away in the PC version of the most recent patch for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, it appears that the next DLC could be called “Dragonborn” and feature ride-able dragons.

OXM reports:

“Quest markers for Solstheim, Telvanni, Castle Karstaag, Raven Rock and Miraak Temple have been discovered, alongside entries for what appear to be four new armour varieties – Bonemold, Chitin, Nordic and Stalhrim. Finally, there are files for the aforesaid dragon-riding animations. Looks like you’ll be casting spells from dragon-back, too. “

This could be all too real. I’m sure with the leak, that Bethesda will announce something concrete soon. If the patch files aren’t enough proof of this, Zenimax (parent company of Bethesda) trademarked the name “Dragonborn” earlier this year.

What say you about some dragon-riding-spell-casting action?



Report: Nintendo Wii U Pro Controller will Last 80 Hours?

Posted on October 16, 2012 by Jason Bassett

As we all know, Nintendo will be launching the Wii U in just a few short weeks and with that comes a couple of cool controllers like the Wii U Gamepad. Nintendo will also be releasing another conventional controller with the system as well. Dubbed the Wii U Pro Controller, the control itself looks like a different version of the Xbox 360 controller. Apparently, both Amazon and Gamestop is reporting some new details about the controller’s battery life:

In a report by Destructoid, retailers such as Gamestop and Amazon have been touting that the Wii U Pro Controller will last ~80 hours. A production description on Gamestop reads:

Your games, your way. However you think of your gaming style – hardcore, old school, or purely nostalgic – the Wii U Pro Controller puts you in the game. Designed for accessibility and extended gameplay comfort, the Wii U Pro Controller features the dual analog sticks and ergonomic button layout that you’ve come to expect, as well as a rechargeable battery that can last up to 80 hours on a single charge. The Wii U Pro Controller can be used for playing a variety of games – from packaged games at retail to downloadable games from the Nintendo eShop. Look on the back of Wii U game packaging to see which games use the Wii U Pro Controller. Not compatible with the Wii system or games.

This seems unparalleled to be sure. There also have been some rumbles (pun intended) that there will be no rumble feature supported into the controller. Which would give the controller a more unsubstantial boost in power. This would be a vast improvement over the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 controllers that do not get the power and will be vastly superior compared to the 3-5 hours that the Wii U Gamepad will provide.


Dead Island: Riptide Collector’s Edition?

Posted on October 16, 2012 by Jesse Lord

In a fit of genius, our friends at Deep Silver have created a survey to find out what you, their loyal fans, want most in a potential Dead Island: Riptide Collector’s Edition!  Keep in mind that right now this is just a fact-finding mission for them, and it in no way guarantees that 1) you’ll get the items you want the most from the survey and 2) there will even be a collector’s edition released!

If you want to have your opinion known, go ahead and make with the clicking right about…… HERE.

I’m personally quite excited about Dead Island: Riptide and can’t wait to get back into the shoes of my favorite zombie slaying protagonists!


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