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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Announced for November 2011 231

Bethesda took advantage of the Video Game Awards this weekend to announce the fifth installment of the Elder Scrolls series, titled Skyrim. The game is planned for November 2011, and a teaser trailer has been posted on the Elder Scrolls website. Details are sparse, though the game will apparently run on an "all-new" engine.

Submission + - YouTube may lift the 15 minute time limit on video (tekgoblin.com)

tekgoblin writes: This year YouTube had raised the time limit for videos from 10 minutes to 15 minutes. Now there is talk that they may increase the limit even further for regular users. It seems that YouTube may be looking to compete with services like Hulu and Netflix. With Google TV released why would with Netflix and Hulu support, why would you go to YouTube.

Single-Player Game Model 'Finished,' Says EA Exec 439

Frank Gibeau, label president for EA Games, recently spoke with Develop about the publisher's long term development strategy. Gibeau thinks developing major games without multiplayer modes is a passing fad: "...it’s not only about multiplayer, it’s about being connected. I firmly believe that the way the products we have are going, they need to be connected online. ... I volunteer you to speak to EA’s studio heads; they’ll tell you the same thing. They’re very comfortable moving the discussion towards how we make connected gameplay – be it co-operative or multiplayer or online services – as opposed to fire-and-forget, packaged goods only, single-player, 25-hours-and you’re out. I think that model is finished. Online is where the innovation and the action [are] at."

Comment Re:Fundamental question (Score 1) 833

Over 100k people throughout the federal and state governments had access to these documents. You can't keep things secret when that many people know about them. I agree that any intelligence agency worth there salt had access to all of these documents a long time ago.

Comment Re:Who is the market? (Score 2, Interesting) 56

The market is for people that download 4-8GB Bluray rips off of the PirateBay and want to play them on their big screen HDTVs. Most laptops older than 3-4 years that were not top of the line will not have the horsepower to do a 1080p mkv, let alone have an HDMI and optical audio output.

This might not do everything, but If your main goal is to play Hires movies that you already have on your network, this is not a bad option.

Comment Re:The original fatal flaw of Ultima 6 (Score 1) 161

I remember that I accidentally broke the whole treasure map plot by finding the treasure cave on accident by just sailing around the world map with my new ship I had just bought. I always wanted to go back an play the game through the correct way after I played U7 and part 2, two of my favorite game of all time, but I never got around to it.

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