It's 11-11-11, the day of remembrance. It's also the day one of our most anticipated games of the year releases: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Read our Skyrim review to see why it's a game of the year contender, but if you're reading this, you already know that.
With the epic, open-world adventures Bethesda continues to create, PC gamers are given the chance to share in the creativity as well. Oblivion, like Morrowind before it, offered tool kits for the motivated gamers to mod the game and add their own content. In the case of Skyrim, one PC player took that to a whole new level by getting hands on with his Skyrim creation.
Albert Wesker of Resident Evil fame, as it turns out, is a hardcore PC gamer and forum user, or at least, someone who uses Wesker as their Avatar. Whoever it is, they are genius.
After failing to convince his GF to name their kid Dovahkiin (which means Dragonborn - remember that Bethesda baby naming contest?), he still wanted to birth something related, so he built his own Skyrim-themed PC gaming rig and it is incredible. He's even got a birth certificate:
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There's a massive set of images of how this PC case was constructed, so head to Overclock.net for the details. Well done, sir.
Next up is a custom Skyrim-themed Xbox 360. While not as impressive as Wesker's homemade PC, it's official and still looks sweet. This console is a contest item and you can try to win it yourself by heading to Bethesda's Facebook page for The Elder Scrolls and trying out the puzzle game.
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I want both. The custom Xbox 360 is to help promote the DLC exclusivity deal Microsoft has with Bethesda to have Skyrim DLC arrive on the Xbox 30 days before the other platforms with the first two DLC add-ons coming exclusively to the Xbox 360.
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is now available for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.