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There are a couple of great truck games on the iPad you might enjoy for your kids that I wanted to share. As far as construction truck and Schoolbus games for kids go, these are …

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Gameover: Who Writes This Stuff Edition

Submitted by on July 30, 2007 – 9:20 pm4 Comments

oblivion_books.pngThe other night in Oblivion I sent my High Elf trekking across the landscape to try and find the hidden shrines to activate their corresponding shrines in Chorrol’s church with the help of the official guide book. I do like to walk instead of taking the old horse given to me and instead of fast-traveling because it lets me discover dungeons, other landmarks, and gather as many flowers and herbs as I can carry to make potions with later. I finally found one of the shrines, activated it, and then as I walked away, past a low rock wall, something caught my eye. I saw a quiver of shining, silver arrows on a small chest with a book resting beside the skeleton of a long-dead adventurer. A book?

Books are everywhere in Oblivion, and unlike the stack of books waiting to be read in my real-life home I open each and every one that I can pick up without being labeled a thief. They’re fun to read, well-written, and often illuminate chunks of backstory in the Oblivion universe that might at first seem to have no bearing on the game but later can tie in to something you see or do.

The writing makes me realize that someone on Bethesda’s staff, or several someones, spent quite a bit of time penning all of these volumes scattered throughout the game. You’ll find them just about anywhere, from the upper class homes and throne rooms all the way down to the deep dark dungeons. They’re not too big, coming in anywhere from 5 to 15 short pages, but they get the point across.

Some are adventure books, while others discuss the various skills one can master in the game and their importance. One of the most riveting books I’d ever found was one describing an old scholar helping a young scholar learn all about the types of vampires living all across Tamriel. The one I picked up beside the adventurer described the rules of a special magical hunt. Not the most interesting stuff but I held on to it nonetheless. Why? Because it’s actually worth a decent amount of coin to sell once I reach a city.

What did you play this weekend?

  • TheBrain

    I’ve been playing Forza and Mario and Luigi: Partner’s in Time. Your little Oblivion story make me feel I’d be better off staring at a wall. These games have redeeming qualities but they are so devoid of excitement that I am considering not finishing them (note: I have finished 95% of my 200+ game collection). Luckily, you can set Forza to play itself via the Drivatar function, or else I would have given up long ago. It really is getting quite ridiculous.

  • Dave

    I played oblivion. My favorite book is the lusty argonian maid. Kinky!

    I finally got my conjuration skill high enough that I was able to make a spell that summons a full Daedric armour with broadsword to me for 45 seconds.

    I call it the super sentai spell, for obvious reasons.

  • Paul

    Woo full Daedric armor and broadsword!

  • Sammael

    I spent a full week playing this game, and did almost none of the quests. I eventually realized I had to stop playing for reasons involving the loss of my sanity. 100 + hours and I barely scratched the surface…