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‘The Faces Of Skyrim’ Showcases Tamriel’s Most Beautiful Portraiture

It’s almost hard to believe that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is over three years old already. It still appears on Steam’s top 10 most played games list and modders continue to make the game more beautiful.

Andy Cull shared with us his work curating some of the most beautiful images taken from the snowy wilds of Skyrim. Cull tells us that all of the images have been taken directly from the game with no touch-up work in Photoshop or other image editing program. There are two galleries of character portraits featuring many (but not all, sorry Khajiit and Argonian fans) of the different races of Tamriel. 

In addition, Cull has assembled a gallery of Skyrim landscapes, featuring snowy mountainsides, hazy forests, and craggy ruins. A separate gallery houses images of Skyrim's gorgeous vistas.

You can see the Faces of Skyrim galleries here and here. For the Dawn’s Beauty landscapes (the Aldmeris name for Tamriel), visit this page.

For those interested in beautifying their Skyrim adventure, there are a number of options available. The Steam Workshop includes a number of different mods to tweak and enhance the experience.

For those looking for something a bit more technical, last year I spent a weekend going through a process called the Skyrim Total Enhancement Project (STEP). This includes dozens of mods that change visuals, sounds, textures, and menu elements.

While my results aren’t quite as striking as what Cull has assembled, the visuals are still a big improvement from what the game manages on its own. You can read up on STEP on the group’s website.

[Images: Rahna by Dovahqueen (top), TESV 2014-05-25 20-49-22-78 by Wanako Works (middle), Heading in by Pangaliosr (bottom)]

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First Evil Within DLC ‘The Assignment’ due in early 2015

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WB uploads Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor “The Wraith” gameplay trailer

San Diego Comic-Con brought us the scoop that the identity of the Wraith in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is Celebrimbor, the “greatest Elven smith of the Second Age”. The Wraith offers a dimension to the gameplay that will allow you to find out your enemies weaknesses and exploit them, to which Monolith and WB say will offer “different experiences with every playthrough”. This sentence scares me, because this has 10-15 hour story written all over it (although I can neither confirm or deny that this is indeed the case).

We decided to save you the time and effort of clicking through to YouTube by just posting the trailer below. A Liam Neeson sounding narrator will give you the low-down on the Wraith.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will be available September 30th for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360, and October 2nd for PC.


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The next Ace Attorney is first in ‘The Great Ace Attorney’ series

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Titanfall runs ‘above 30fps’ on Xbox 360, is ‘the true experience,’ according to dev

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Listing for ‘The Last Of Us Complete Edition’ pops up on XtraLife

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