Skyrim live-action fan film released

Skyrim into the void fan filmA couple of days ago, Machinima posted a video, made by a user with the name Warialasky, on its MachinimaPrime Youtube channel (filled with other fan-films as well). Elder Scrolls fanboys will be very happy to hear it’s a genuine 18-minute long live-action fanmade movie based on the characters and world of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, made by Bethesda. The story of the movie combines some of the best known things in Skyrim, like the Dovahkiin, the Dark Brotherhood and even a character from the first DLC (Dawnguard), a vampire. Don’t expect too much intrigue and plot twists, though, since the storyline is really thin and feels a bit  like an episode of a sitcom (the Dragonborn gets poisoned by a vampire and makes a deal with the Dark Brotherhood to get his hands on a cure), but it is still really enjoyable to watch how they brought the world of Skyrim to life with cool costumes and locations. The video is called Skyrim: into the void and you can watch it here.

Ouya donates a million dollars to Kickstarters

20130810-143702.jpgToday, the developers of Ouya, a game console designed to make indie game development easier, have announced they will donate a total of 1,000,000 dollars to several Kickstarter projects set up to fund indie games. They will divide the money among projects ranging from a 50,000 to a 250,000 dollar treshold. The fund is called Free the Games. If you want, you can check out the website here.

New Splinter Cell: Blacklist trailer

20130810-142416.jpgSplinter Cell: Blacklist, Ubisoft’s upcoming blend between action and stealth and the latest installment of the Splinter Cell series about super spy Sam Fisher, has just gotten a new trailer. In the video, you get all the info you need about the gadgets and the storyline of the game. It’s basically a mission briefing directed to the player, packed in a 7-minute trailer full of information. You can watch the Blacklist 101 trailer here.

No need for grinding in TES Online

ImageAccording to the developers of the upcoming free-to-play MMORPG The Elder Scrolls Online, the game won’t be an endless routine of grinding all kinds of low-key activities. The people at Bethesda Softworks plan to get rid of grinding to differentiate themselves from the gross of other MMOs, such as World of Warcraft and League of Legends, so don’t expect to go out in the world, continuously hunting small animals for resources to smith iron daggers, like you could do in Skyrim if you wanted to get to level 100 smithing fast.

INFO: Grinding is a term used in many RPGs and MMOs, depicting the use of repetitive tasks to level up your character without having to do some actual work (e.g. killing monsters with a low level).

TES Online releases somewhere around Spring 2014 and will be available for PC, Xbox One and PS4. If you missed out on the gameplay demo, you can watch it here.

First Metro: Last Light DLC released

ImageThe first of four DLC packs for Metro: Last Light has been made available for download by 4A Games, the developers of the game. The DLC is called “The Faction Pack” and gives you three brand new singleplayer missions to play, in which you are a specialist (Polis Ranger, Red Line Sniper and Reich Heavy) of one of the three factions who wage war in the Metro (the Reich, the Polis Rangers and the Red Line). Especially the Reich Heavy gets some new machinery and weapons, the other classes are pretty standard. The pack is priced at 4.99 dollars or 400 Microsoft Points and publisher Deep Silver has also posted a trailer on the official Metro: Last Light website. In the video you can already see what the next packs will be called: Tower, Developer and Chronicles. You can watch the trailer here.

Gaikai coming to PS4

ImageLast year, when Sony bought the cloud gaming service Gaikai, there was already some speculation about them bringing it to the PS4, which hadn’t been revealed back then. Now, however, Sony has officially stated it will use Gaikai to let people play some of the best games that were released on the PS3 (e.g. Uncharted, Dark Souls etc.), giving the PS4 some sort of backwards compatibility. The feature will launch somewhere in 2014 and at first, only people in the US will get it. After some more testing, the cloud is also going to be available for PS4 owners around the world. At E3, Sony already gave some info about it. You can watch the video here.

GTA V official gameplay trailer released

ImageYesterday, Rockstar released an all-new trailer for its upcoming game Grand Theft Auto V. It is the first trailer in which you can see actual gameplay, along with some of the features the game has to offer. In the video you can see the switching mechanic at work, which allows you to play as one of the three main characters and it is said in the trailer that this is the biggest GTA world ever created. At the end, the narrating voice also teases some upcoming multiplayer gameplay. You can watch the video here.

GTA V will release on the 19th of September 2013 for the xbox 360 and the PS3. A PC version will be released later on.