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Riding into battle against a giant in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim? Um, yes please!
I love The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. For all its little flaws and bugs and nuisances, it’s a meal I intend to keep nibbling on over time, stretching my Skyrim experience out as long as possible. Maybe 100 hours, maybe more. We’ll see.
But after seeing this video, my love for Skyrim feels slightly tainted.
Glitches are a part of the Elder Scrolls charm. They are a fact of life, like death, taxes and Mission Impossible sequels. No matter how much one game improves upon the last, there are always a bajillion glitches, and it never seems to stop them from winning awards and garnering widespread praise.
Dorkly mocks this phenomenon with a sequence of highly hilarious (and highly fictional) internal development memos that show how Skyrim‘s programmers got a little, well, out of control. Here’s a taste:
You might as well face it, you’re addicted to games.
According to press release issued by Gamasutra in partnership with GamePress, 63% of gamers surveyed said they feel “addicted” to gaming, 42% admitted they often missed out on social events in the name of leveling up and 82% said they regularly missed out on sleep because of video games.
There are, admittedly, worse things to lose sleep over than enjoying a favourite pastime, but as someone whose been stood up for a date because of Everquest, I beg of you, don’t do that. It’s douchey.
Here are the 10 console games respondents said they were most addicted to. I’m a bit bummed that machine-gun toting bros beat out dragon-slaying nerds for the top spot, but it warms the cockles of my heart to learn that Tetris is still ruining people’s friendships and health after 27 years.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – 73% of gamers who said they’d played said they felt ‘addicted’ to it
Skyrim: The Elder Scrolls V – 70%
Halo 3 – 68%
Final Fantasy VII – 63%
Grand Theft Auto IV – 58%
Oblivion: The Elder Scrolls IV – 56%
The Sims – 55%
Red Dead Redemption – 46%
FIFA 2012 – 42%
Tetris – 39%
So what games can’t you live without?
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Gaming has never been better. Consoles, PCs, mobile devices and the web all offer unique and innovative gaming experiences. Here, our geekiest gamers review the latest releases, talk trends and - once in a while - even go analog.