Wednesday, November 16, 2011

VIDEO GAMES: That's a lot of dead dragons.

After only two days on shelves, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim sold over 3.5 million copies! This number is insane considering it doesn't even take into account digital sales which are also enormous. This week Skyrim has been the best selling game on Steam easily beating out Modern Warfare 3 and other top titles for the number one spot. I'm so happy that this game is doing well. Not just because I've been obsessing over it for the past 6 months, or because having spent much of my time playing it over the past week I can attest to how brilliant it is, but because it's nice to see a game get such high praise when it isn't a mass appeal game like WoW. Not to say anything against WoW, but Skyrim is a game that I think some people could have a hard time getting on board with at first sight. There's no online multiplayer, the story is anything but linear and the game could literally take hundreds of hours to complete. While some may see this as a major deterrent it sounds like plenty of people are excited with the concept of creating your own experience in a game. No two people will play this game the same way and to me that's the coolest thing about it. Skyrim has also been one of the most searched topics on Google over the past couple of weeks and I'm sure that trend will continue as we all jump to the internet to learn a new recipe, find out how to defeat a dungeon boss or simply watch Youtube videos of flying mammoths and horses which are awesome. So if you haven't gone out and bought Skyrim yet....go do it now.

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