Skyblivion – Oblivion in Skyrim Engine is Epic!

 

We’ve seen some impressive PC gaming mods over the years, some finished, some not finished, some that never became more than a demonstration. Skyrim has seen lots of mods, in fact, it’s seen thousands of mods! Before Skyrim, we saw and I personally used hundreds of mods for Oblivion, but now those two worlds are beginning to collide.

 

Skyblivion isn’t complete yet, there’s a lot of work to do and the team is always looking for volunteers to help complete this staggeringly huge undertaking. They’ve been working on porting Oblivion and all its details into the game engine used for Skyrim. Why would you do this? Better graphics, improved physics and just because it’s awesome; it’s effectively a modern HD remaster/overhaul and then some! Sound familiar? Those who’ve been playing Elder Scrolls for a while may remember Morrowblivion which, you guessed it, ported Morrowind to Oblivions engine!

 

There are  some issues with “navmeshes” at the moment, many lines of code that need to be ported to help navigate NPC players, but as you can see from the video below, the world of Oblivion is shaping up nicely and again, it can be improved further, but that lighting engine from Skyrim certainly makes a huge difference!

There’s lot of work to do on the project which you can help with, first step would be downloading the Skyblivion 0.2 .esm here. You can also volunteer here. Let’s not forget the still in progress Skywind project (video below).

Long story short… PC gaming is freaking awesome!

Production Image of the Upcoming Mass Effect Title Revealed

Ken Thain, Bioware’s Cinematic Director, has tweeted a production image of the upcoming Mass Effect title. The tweet states that the team is getting their “motions on at TheCaptureLab in Vancouver. A very cool scene for the next #MassEffect.”

The image shows two actors in motion capture suits getting the animations ready for the game. An image of the game can be seen, though faintly, on the left side of the image. Though the image is not so great and does not reveal a whole lot about the title, it does seem to be a start for Bioware revealing some more content and information about the next Mass Effect.

Bioware’s latest Mass Effect title should be revealed at E3 in June, where the developer is expected to reveal some gameplay footage. Until then, producer Michael Gamble states in his tweet that the title is reaching another milestone soon.

“The ‘Mass Effect’ team is finishing another milestone soon? It’s almost like we are building a real game or something.”

While Gamble seems pleased with the end of the milestone, it still does not reveal what the milestone is exactly. Also, the producer has requested that a race selection should be added for the next iteration in the Mass Effect saga, since its universe was created to be so vast and features a variety of races.

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Battlefield: Hardline Ultra vs Low Graphics Comparison

It looks like GreenManGaming has provided DSOGaming with some Ultra vs Low graphic comparison for Visceral’s Battlefield Hardline. Below you can see the comparison. Note that the Ultra screenshots are the top ones, while the Low are right below the Ultra screenshots.












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Resident Evil 4: HD Project Gets Stunning Comparison Screenshots

Modder Albert Marin has just released some new comparison screenshots of the RE4HD Mod project for Resident Evil 4. Compared to the vanilla build of the game, this mod is certainly looking amazing and for those who loved the original, this is shaping up to be a perfect reason to re-visit one of the greatest games in the series.

The textures have been overhauled and a few other tweaks applied along the way to transform the now aging title. Enjoy the shots below and be sure to check out the video!

 

First High Resolutions Screenshots of Rise of the Tomb Raider

The upcoming timed Xbox exclusive, Rise of the Tomb Raider has finally gotten its first direct feed high-resolution screenshots! So we can finally get a little taste of what this game is going to look like in action!

The game is certainly shaping up nicely and Lara is looking better than ever; even if I do still have fond memories of the angular PlayStation 1 days. Of course, if they make the PC version as stunning as the last Tomb Raider game, then it’ll certainly be worth the wait for a PC release.

Check out the gallery below and let us know what you think about the upcoming game.

You’ll Soon Be Able to Take Screenshots on Your Xbox One

Xbox’s Phil Spencer has personally let it be known that Xbox One users will soon be able to take screenshots of their gameplay.

While this isn’t the first mention of this feature, Spencer shared a picture of him taking his own screenshot via Twitter.

While we don’t exactly know when the feature will be available to everyone, with this news today, it seems that it won’t be too long before we can all snap screens from our Xbox One.

Source: Engagdet

Want to Push Your Graphics Card to The Limit? Get Playing Skyrim Again!

Skyrim, the one game that just doesn’t want to fade into obscurity. Modders have been working tirelessly since the games release, beating it into a pulp, then rebuilding virtually every aspect of the Bethesda studios creation into something new and wonderful.

Missions added, lighting improved, bugs fixes, 4K textures, models improved, new characters added; if it can be modded it has been.

ENBSeries members have been sharing a lot of screenshots this week that show off their new high-resolution custom textures for the games environments, buildings, plants and more. Combined with custom ENBSeries Configs, it’s a perfect example of how you can make Skyrim look incredible; all you need is a little spare time and the patience to download and install lots and lots of mods. Keep in mind that most of the best graphics mods are on Skyrim Nexus, not on Steam Workshop.

Images courtesy of ENBDEV.

Metal Gear Online Screenshots Revealed

The latest addition to the Metal Gear universe is almost here! The PlayStation 4 masterpiece is already confirmed to run at 1080p and 60FPS, although I wouldn’t have expected anything less from Kojima and his team.

Huge open world environments, plenty of action and no doubt a colossal range of hidden features typical of a Metal Gear game.

The graphics look incredible and the thought of competitive Metal Gear is very exciting, let’s just hope the game doesn’t take too long to get released. The game is currently said to come bundled with Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, which is pegged for a 2015 release.

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Windows 9 Screenshots Leak

The next version of Microsoft’s Windows operating system has long been rumoured – but now fresh Windows 9 screenshots seem to have leaked onto the web, revealing the future of the desktop computer. More than 20 photo’s have been shown off from sites WinFuture and ComputerBase – even though it would seem that the photo’s are from a “Windows Technical Preview” – they still offer a very good insight as to what’s to come.

The Start Menu and Windows taskbar have all received some fairly fresh new design work with new icons and buttons that look like a link to virtual desktop features. Everything seems to have been even further flattened with the design UI language across the board. The virtual desktop is shown off in some of the leaks in later photos, with a handy pane that runs across the bottom of the Windows desktop that enables easy swapping between both the desktop area of the OS and the virtualised system. Big news on top of it all is the inclusion of Metro-style icons hitting the regular desktop.

Things seem to be shaping up rather well for the new operating system, and should hopefully meld together a more refined experience for both business and consumers across devices.

As of writing Microsoft hasn’t commented on the leaks.

Image courtesy of WinFuture and ComputerBase.

Skyrim Modders Still Pushing The Limits, New Screenshots Are Mindblowing

Skyrim is one of the best games around for mods, it has been tweaked far beyond what Bethesda created to push the graphical limits of its game engine, create new quests, new monsters, new leaves on trees and a whole lot more weird and wonderful things that have created what often feels like a completely new game.

With ENBSeries members electricsheep26354, Gionight, kaffeekranz, LucidAPs, saltr, Unreal, WoodsOfYpres and YetiASX being some of the best Skyrim tinkerers around, they’ve taken the stunning screenshots you see here. Unfortunately there isn’t a list of mods used, but you can bet your butt that it’s easily over a hundred mods on each of their builds, as virtually every aspect of the world has been tweaked and improved to provide this level of detail.

Of course you can always mod the game yourself via the Steam Workshop, but if you really want to push the game to its limits you have to get your mods from outside Steam, with sites such as Skyrim Nexus being one of the best places to get you started.

Enjoy the screenshots below, if they don’t get you excited enough to reinstall the game again, nothing will.

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