Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

  • Skyrim reimagines the open-world fantasy epic, pushing the game play and technology of a virtual world to new heights
  • Play any type of character you can imagine, and do whatever you want; the legendary freedom of choice, storytelling
  • Skyrim's new game engine brings to life a complete virtual world with rolling clouds, rugged mountains and ancient dungeons
  • Choose from hundreds of weapons, spells, and abilities; the new character system allows you to play any way you want, contains the premium map

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is the next installment in the award-winning Elder Scrolls series. Skyrim is the follow up to the 2006 Game of the Year, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and the next game from Bethesda Game Studios, creators of the 2008 Game of the Year, Fallout 3.
List Price: $ 59.99 Price: $ 55.98

This review is from: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Video Game)
Time passes really fast when you are playing this game. The first six hours went by in the blink of an eye yesterday ... my character is at level 10 and I feel like I have barely scratched the surface of anything. If you like these kinds of games, you will be hooked because Bethesda has managed to create something which really nails it on every level. I am a heavily magic oriented player so I spent most of my time so far in the mages' guild in winterhold. For some reason though the Dark Brotherhood wants me dead and sent an assassin to kill me. I was just messing around with some conjuration spells in a forest glen and the assassin was killed by this flame creature I had conjured before I even knew what was going on. Looted the body and found a note saying they want me dead. Stuff like that just happens and it is awesome. Dungeons btw are really fun and very well designed. I do have one gripe that I see has been addressed by some other reviewers who gave a low rating for the game on amazon. That is that you have to pause the action to switch spells. In Oblivion, I could instantly switch spells with the d-pad and then cast them with RB while wielding a sword and shield. In Skyrim, you must assign a spell to one hand or the other, so it kind of feels like you have lost your RB button. I can understand this complaint. However, if you have posted about this, keep in mind that your RB button is not idle. It has been reserved for shouts, and you will obtain shouts eventually although you have to play along the main quest until you get the first one. I have none as yet because I am focused on the mages' guild for now. However once you do you get shouts, you can instantly cast them with RB while also dual wielding whatever you choose. The bottom line though is that this game is basically like Oblivion on steroids. If you liked Oblivion and spent 200+ hours playing it like I did, you will be addicted to Skyrim. Having playing all through yesterday and now it's 4 am and I'm getting up to play some more rather than get some sleep, this is probably the best game I've ever played. That's a lot of praise coming from a life long gamer. Again, so long as you like RPG's as opposed to say, MW3 (which a lot of people are playing non stop right now as well), this is the game for you. BTW $65 almost feels like a very low price if you were to actually measure out how many hours you are going to spend playing this game over the next year or so, and divide it by $65. I could spend $65 in a heartbeat at say, a Jets game at the Meadowlands, but that money goes a LONG way when playing Skyrim. To sum up...why am I wasting my time typing this review? Time to go play Skyrim.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Why Podcast?

This has grow to be an extraordinarily widespread medium for communicating with large numbers of folks through the world wide web. A logical subsequent step within the progression of internet media, podcasting adds sound to what uncountable people had been already writing, a development like the radio. Thus why podcast? What will this young medium give for the podcast producer, and what can it achieve? What if a podcast becomes too widespread, without having advertising could not bandwidth rates turn out to be outrageous? Will you make income podcasting?

Podcasts are a outstanding medium for speaking to an audience directly, regardless of what the audience is. Podcasts will take the form of tutorials, discussions between interviewers and specialists, editorializing, and usually consist of music and alternative audio effects. If you do not have access to any sort of audio recording equipment, a podcast isn’t going to be achievable for you. In order to form yourself a podcast, you would like to be in a position to record yourself, edit those recordings, convert them to a file type playable on computers (mp3 or aiff), post them to a site, and most substantially, syndicate them by way of RSS. If you are carrying out not perceive how to attempt to to any of this you ought to do a little analysis to function out if podcasting is for you.

As a result, if you have got the capability and a theme you’d like to podcast on, why not get began. Due to the fact of a variety of podcast aggregators (the preeminent one getting Apple’s iTunes) it is straightforward to spot your product out there and produce it on the marketplace for an audience who might in no way have noticed your internet site just before. This ease of access comes with a downside, on iTunes you happen to be fighting with lots of thousands of various podcasters for the ears of the scores of listeners. As a result of of this, you ought to be ready to attend awhile prior to the feed lastly, if ever, takes off. It is necessary to preserve up a every day update schedule regardless of this, considering that listeners frequently drift far from podcasts that claim to be bi-weekly, nonetheless only appear to be updated once a month.

But what if you are doing turn into productive, so profitable after all that traffic from your internet site is beginning to price a lot of and more money? There are a few alternatives for the few for the duration of this position none of them are necessarily content alternatives. The initial, and most blatant, is to add sponsors to your podcast, permitting firms some seconds of marketing time just before, for the duration of, or soon after the podcast itself. This may possibly be a supply of some revenue, hopefully enough to cover bandwidth prices, nevertheless it can also be intrusive and disruptive, and when all, a lot of folks stopped being attentive to radio as a result of of the commercials. An additional option is to modify your hosting so that your RSS feed is linked to files on a totally free server, like those supplied by blipmedia. Whereas this implies your bandwidth is secure, you’re at the moment linked permanently to a supplier you do not control. Addit ionally, the transition to a new RSS feed could disrupt your listeners.

Podcasting will be a source of income, but the format is nonetheless young and lacking developed organization models. Some radio personalities have subscription based sales of podcasts, other people have tried a spend per episode model. If you hope to develop money in either of those fashions, it really is very best to create certain you have the most efficient podcast on whatever topic you choose, and most substantially you want to have already got an audience. In addition, it takes a bit of technical savvy to implement such a payment system. Marketing, both on your net web site and inside your podcast, is a healthy way to receive some income, but only if you are acquiring sufficient visitors. At the instant, podcasting is a young medium and not a smart means that for profit. In time, this may well modification, but for at present, podcasts represent a probability for anybody to talk to millions.
Why Podcast?

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