While we’re gearing up for the dragon-slaying awesome that is said to permeate The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, it never hurts to take a peek back at the past. Part of Oblivion’s allure lies in its massive game world, a world made even larger by the utterly insane number of well-written books scattered around the land. Even more insane, one enterprising DIYer gathered all of those documents and created a real-life tome comprised of every book Oblivion offers.
We're all for peeling the cobwebs off our old games and firing a few blasts at the past, but let's face it: rare is the game that ages gracefully. However, while owners of Lower Platforms are forced to endure hideous textures and lighting techniques originally employed by the ancient Egyptians, PC gamers get mods. And every once in a while, a mod comes along that successfully vaults over “Hey, that's neat” and clotheslines itself on “Damn, that's incredible,” sustaining horribly painful fall wounds in the process. But we digress. Point is, these two overhauls fit that bill perfectly, so you should check out their trailers and overload on eye candy.
Horse armor. It's a phrase that – if you were around back in DLC's formative days – probably dredges up memories of a time when the digital space was a lawless land, and people would drop precious coin on, well, a pair of glorified horse pajamas. Seriously. The craziest part, though? It's still happening. As in, right now – in the year 2011.