Feedback -- Steam Hacked & The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Impressions

Posted: November 16, 2011
Feedback -- Steam Hacked & The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Impressions
In this edition of Feedback, Blair and G4's deadly warriors battle against the epic land of Skyrim to share with you their experiences with Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim. In addition, the Feedback crew discuss about Steam being hacked.

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  • DarthEd

    I'm tired of the anti-Sony bias Feedback has had for a long time now. They fall all over themselves to forgive Valve and say how harmless the Steam hack was (which it wasn't the hackers accessed the Steam user database via the forums, so it wasn't just the forums, Morgan) and got the details of the Sony hack completely wrong. They raked Sony over the coals for the PSN hack. Sony gave me a bunch of free stuff to compensate; where's my free Steam games, huh? Oh, it's OK. They're not Sony; Gabe Newell is a good guy! Right. So Valve gets a pass. I'm not saying Sony shouldn't have been criticized, but the fact that they're not criticizing Valve is showing XPlay's clear and recurring bias.

    Posted: December 1, 2011 11:03 AM
  • Madbagofhorses

    On PC my load times are fast enough (even when frapsing) I can't read the on screen lore/tip info and I kinda read fast. Kinda sad nobody on Feedback has it on PC to talk about the differences.

    I am doing a Youtube Master level difficulty walk through of a pure caster (even robed, no armor) under 'MadBagGamer'. I've held a perk, but I definitely don't hoard perks... keeping one perk when you're getting close to a skill level that meets a prereq is logical, hoarding them because... "you just don't know" sounds foolish. :/

    Posted: November 23, 2011 2:07 PM
  • joevero

    a flagon is a vessel or container for holding liquid not a form of measurement lmao! i thought skyrim felt alittle rushed trying to make this 11/11 deadline items deterioration/repair is non-existant makes item creation quality kind of redundant could have been another use for smithing and forging, no priest, trader or banking system they should have offered that. whats the point of being a thief if theres no incentive to stealing that which intends to be saved, jmo

    Posted: November 23, 2011 10:27 AM
  • Sarge494

    should talk about some of the bugs in Skyrim. And also the need for a patch since some of the quests cant be completed in certain areas.

    Posted: November 21, 2011 7:09 AM
  • bluch64

    Nice shirt Blair. Who Dat?!

    Posted: November 20, 2011 8:41 PM
  • Jirikisunta

    Don't any of you game on a PC? WTF? I didn't realize this was a console-only gaming show.

    Posted: November 20, 2011 2:11 PM
  • Naareth

    I love how the helmet with horns is in the background and is aligned perfectly to Blair's head the entire episode.

    Posted: November 20, 2011 8:47 AM
  • Orionsaint

    22:05 On topic of Handhelds. I see stand alone handheld devices eventually going the way of the Dodo. I mean let's be honest. Mobile devices are making handhelds not only pointless but look obsolete. I know I play all my gamer apps on my phone and tablet. Do I really need yet another device to play handheld games on? So this begs question. How long until we get the Nintendo smartphone?

    Posted: November 19, 2011 10:33 PM
  • Reno_Gammer

    I'm Very interested in Skyrim , even with the lack in character realism.

    Posted: November 19, 2011 9:14 PM
  • PrometheanArsonist

    I remember the moment I fell in love with Skyrim. I was on my way to tell the Jarl of Whiterun that the small community of Riverwood was under threat of dragon attack. "Take a left when you get to the meadery" were my instructions. I followed a path running along a river and I found the meadery soon enough. Then it happened.
    A distant city on a hill jutting up from the open plains greeted me as I emerged from the forest. The music changed as if it were reading my emotions. A delicate piano and a string accompynament were the coup de gras to my cynical shell and I just lost it.
    It's one thing for a game to have nice graphics and pretty scenery, but to capture the subtlety and grandeur of natural beauty is just... I don't know. This game was made by Ansel Adams.

    Posted: November 19, 2011 8:05 PM
  • Aalfr

    The only thing that sucked with perk system was I felt like there wasn't enough. When i play skyrim I will only play through once and lacking perks makes me feel like I will never be able to mess with certain profesions(alchemy/enchanting) . They said the max possible level was like 70 and most people should hit like 50. That only means like 49 points most of the time, and to max out like archery I think its about 18 points.

    Posted: November 19, 2011 4:47 PM
  • Vemiant

    I'm so happy to see I'm not the only one who feels like this game is kicking my butt with how grand it is. When your character in Skyrim has slept more than you in the last 24 hours, you need to take a break! lol.

    Totally agree that there are some glitches, that only seem big because they're frustrating when everything else is so great! But I'm sure Bethesda will iron them out as they have before, and really look forward to seeing what comes next.

    Posted: November 19, 2011 12:19 PM
  • Crash486

    For the record, Sony didn't store passwords or credit card information in plaintext format. Credit card information was encrypted, and password data was stored in a hash table. A hash table is a different method of security than regular encryption, in which the original string is input through a function which changes it into an unintelligible string of data. This method is commonly used for storing passwords as it allows you to compare a string to another string stored in a database without actually having to store the original.

    Morgan, please learn something before you spout off nonsense.

    Posted: November 19, 2011 10:20 AM
  • zimmy91

    In all honesty, Elder scroll has been one of those games I have always WANTED to like, but just couldn't get in to. I knew that eventually one of the Elder scrolls games would get me, just because what Bethesda goes for is so damn amazing every time. I am happy to say, Skyrim is that game. Nice job Bethesda.

    Posted: November 18, 2011 10:37 PM
  • Fayth

    I could see a CES announcement. It looks like Microsoft is really trying to broaden their cross platform compatibility with Windows 8. I could see a demonstration of how Windows 8 PCs, tablets, and the upcoming console will work together through a Windows 8 based Xbox live service.

    Posted: November 18, 2011 8:40 PM
  • synsofhumanity

    i think i might have the perfect indie game to be made into a movie. Limbo done by...Pixar. They showed they can go dark with parts of toy story 3, and i for one want to see how dark they can go.

    Posted: November 18, 2011 6:13 PM
  • Dexter111

    The Xbox360, with the curious decision of only incorporating 512MB RAM (and even that only thanks to EPiC: http://n4g.com/news/12934/epic -fought-for-an-xbox-360-with-5 12mb-memory ) has been pretty much outdated since it came out and the ATI Xenos (which is a hybrid between R580 and R600 from 2005-2006, those cards aren't even sold anymore for at least 3+ years) is getting REALLY old now, even integrated graphics are starting to catch up on the PC...

    Games on a new console generation are going to get new things like Tesselation, Real Time Radiosity Lighting Technology, Bokeh, improved AI routine/Physics APIs etc. not to speak from increased resolutions and framerates (the current consoles love running games at or below 720p at ~30FPS: http://forum.beyond3d.com/show thread.php?t=46241 ) and level of detail/polygons on both models and textures that will make an immediate difference right out of the box if they do it right.

    The thing about "just reaching the limitations" is a misnomer to start with, of course you can always optimize to a certain degree and make some stuff run somewhat better (not beyond the hardwares capabilities though obviously), but is it worth spending 2 out of 5 years in a dev cycle (say looking at RAGE) trying to make the things you want to do actually WORK in the first place instead of just doing them and putting in some more stuff instead? Not to say that a lot of games not being developed by the leading tech studios (EPiC, id, CryTek, DICE) go into the design process fully well knowing the limitations of now ~6+ years old tech and not even TRYING to do some of the stuff they could do on a PC by now.

    Posted: November 18, 2011 4:10 PM
  • sataricon

    Another thing i may add that had been bugging me is that why did no one of these people try the PC version?
    You can talk about the Stupid UI "for the PC"....the mods and unofficial patches coming out and the much much anticipated higher graphics MODs coming out.

    Posted: November 18, 2011 3:31 PM
  • sataricon

    Wait a minute.
    One of them says that Skyrim looks amazing on the 360 and that's why we don't need a new one.
    Then she says ohh but it takes alot of time to load so we need a new one.
    At the end he says ohh...yah i became better at twiter so need a new one.
    lol at the pro guys...

    Posted: November 18, 2011 2:49 PM
  • sataricon

    Wait a minute.
    One of them says that Skyrim looks amazing on the 360 and that's why we don't need a new one.
    Then she says ohh but it takes alot of time to load so we need a new one.
    At the end he says ohh...yah i became better at twiter so need a new one.
    lol at the pro guys...

    Posted: November 18, 2011 2:48 PM