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Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion interview

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Tim S 9th November 2005, 09:13 Quote
wow, that game looks the mutts nuts
Petor 9th November 2005, 09:16 Quote
those screen shots... AWESOME :D
K-man 9th November 2005, 10:09 Quote
I need new hardware! :D
Herbicide 9th November 2005, 10:35 Quote
I know what you mean!

- H.
The_Pope 9th November 2005, 10:46 Quote
If you think the screenshots look hot, you should check out the videos on www.elderscrolls.com

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and I don't even like RPGs!!!
Muunsyr 9th November 2005, 10:52 Quote
Hurrah! Multi-threaded gameing. My 4400+ was not in vain. Now I just need a graphics card to match.

I would almost skip Christmas to get to Oblivion's release, go Bethesda.
Skill3d 9th November 2005, 11:16 Quote
god i need money, lots of it for my new hardware o_0
FredsFriend 9th November 2005, 11:23 Quote
Things like this just make me realise how poor i am, or at least how poor i will be when the induced need to update my system takes hold
The_Pope 9th November 2005, 12:03 Quote
It seems news of our deeds travels *very* fast across the lands...

http://www.elderscrolls.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=187244
Mister_Tad 9th November 2005, 12:16 Quote
words cannot express how much I need this game, and how glad I am that theyre working in multiple threads

Was mentioning to someone just last week how dual-core support would be fantastic in this game due to the masses of AI calculations. coincidentally, my opteron 165 shipped out this morning, perfect :D

for the record, I stopped counting at 300 hours on morrowind
The_Pope 9th November 2005, 12:24 Quote
That's two hours per day EVERY DAY for FIVE MONTHS. Or maybe even 1 hour a day, every day for almost a year!

Hate to see Confessions of a WoW Addict!
kye 9th November 2005, 12:34 Quote
You should do an article like this about The Witcher.

http://www.thewitcher.com/witcher.asp

An RPG but inspired by fallout, and thus a little...adult :D

Considering the lack of decent RPG's, this one sounds like a baldurs gate, not some "blend" trying to create something new with rpg. Just hardcore rpg :D

hopefully.
Mister_Tad 9th November 2005, 12:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by The_Pope
That's two hours per day EVERY DAY for FIVE MONTHS. Or maybe even 1 hour a day, every day for almost a year!

Hate to see Confessions of a WoW Addict!

Tbh, it was probably more than 300 hours.
~12 hours a day for a couple weeks and then a few hours every few days for several months
stephen2002 9th November 2005, 12:51 Quote
It looks so very pretty, yet the animations are just as bad as the previous games. They just go into and out of a generic walk cycle and get dragged around on the ground, no attempt at all to keep the feet proper when making a turn, walking on a slope, or up and down stairs. Either way I'll probably get this when it comes out simply because it looks so good :D
dom_ 9th November 2005, 13:07 Quote
The_Pope 9th November 2005, 13:36 Quote
by the way, it isn't mentioned specifically in the interview, so I can't confirm it for sure, but did anyone notice all the lurvely HDR? :D
Nottheking 9th November 2005, 13:49 Quote
Just as an ad-on note to the article, multi-core CPUs were commercially non-existant at the time of E3 2005. This means that the videos you can find at the official site are done with a single-core processor. To think; it's heavily thread-optimized, AND will still run great on a single-core CPU. That means with a dual-core CPU... Best make sure to wear your bib!
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Originally Posted by The_Pope
It seems news of our deeds travels *very* fast across the lands...

http://www.elderscrolls.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=187244
What, you might doubt the speed of the Elder Scrolls community? :D
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Originally Posted by The_Pope
by the way, it isn't mentioned specifically in the interview, so I can't confirm it for sure, but did anyone notice all the lurvely HDR? :D
It be the purdy HDR all right. That was covered quite some time ago in another interview, over at the site called Evil Avatar. I'm still surprised that a number of people consider it to look unrealistic, until I remember that most of them probably haven't bothered to go outside during the day for the past few years. :p
Reaper_Unreal 9th November 2005, 14:02 Quote
Wow, the game looks gorgeous. Seems like there's going to be LOTS of HDR, which is nice... but I'm thinking I'm going to get very distracted very easily. I'm already easily distracted by shiny objects, but a world full of HDR? Sweeeeeeet. It's going to be interesting to see how this compares to Project Offset in terms of graphics. Either way, can't wait, and good for them for not releasing too early.
Da Dego 9th November 2005, 14:06 Quote
That was why I didn't ask about the HDR...already covered. Gavin was more than forthcoming with all of my questions, however...a true shout-out to the guys (and leading gal who helped me) over at Bethesda is in order.

I personally was amazed at the multithread abilities of it...when they started writing this game, MT processors weren't even around. But they knew they'd have it for the 360, so they were able to bring it into the PC version. Exciting stuff, makes me glad I'm saving my pennies for the new X2 setup I want.

Mr_Tad, FYI...I stopped counting at 175 in Morrowind...and that was only the wandering around. God knows how long I actually took on the game. And I still go back to it. ES3 was one of the best games ever, I'm just out of my mind with glee for this one to come out. I'm glad to see others are as excited about this as I am...I can't wait to bring a review to you all!!!
Asphix 9th November 2005, 14:30 Quote
man.. all i know is with rumors of x360 shortages I'm starting to plant the seed in my head of waiting in line for an x360 8 hours prior to stores opening on nov22. I know it doesnt have much to do with this game.. but its slightly related and the only thing thats been on my mind the past couple days :)

This game and kameo are the 2 I am looking forward to most... cant wait to see them on my big screen. Hopefully gamestop will be able to fill my pre-order.. but I'm starting to think thats unlikely.. Going to break out the tent and get ready to camp in front of wal-mart early morning Nov22.
Meanmotion 9th November 2005, 14:34 Quote
God damn it! I really need a job. The backlog of stuff that i want to buy is getting utterly ridiculous now.
Tim S 9th November 2005, 15:00 Quote
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Originally Posted by The_Pope
by the way, it isn't mentioned specifically in the interview, so I can't confirm it for sure, but did anyone notice all the lurvely HDR? :D
The HDR looks absolutely superb - the game looks very dreamey.
woodshop 9th November 2005, 20:34 Quote
Geee i announce those videos more then a week ago.
I get 3-4 responses!!..

/me curses front page postings.
Kameleon 9th November 2005, 20:58 Quote
Hi, Slashdot! :D

The game looks gorgeous, I've been waiting so long and I just want it NOW, dammit :p
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Originally Posted by Da Dego
Mr_Tad, FYI...I stopped counting at 175 in Morrowind...and that was only the wandering around. God knows how long I actually took on the game. And I still go back to it.

Exactly the same here. I played well over 200 hours of Morrowind before I even got started on the main quest, and then there were still so many other things to distract me...the scope of Morrowind was truly terrifying, and even quite daunting in places - it's the one thing I hope that can change *slightly* in Oblivion, I don't want to lose the expansiveness but I'd like to be kept on track a little more.

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Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind - released in mid 2002 - was graphically modest

Er, really? TBH I'd put it as one of the most graphically advanced games of its time. Those water effects blew me away on a GF4, and they look even more impressive now. And the game is still a bit of a system hog. Modest isn't the first word that comes to mind ;)
Xen0phobiak 9th November 2005, 21:03 Quote
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Originally Posted by The_Pope
That's two hours per day EVERY DAY for FIVE MONTHS. Or maybe even 1 hour a day, every day for almost a year!

Hate to see Confessions of a WoW Addict!

confessions of an eve addict, probably 15 hours a day weekend, 6-8 hours per day weekday....
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