Us nerds are actually very social creatures, as long as we’re in the right environment. Checkpoint Gaming Lounge is aiming to create that environment. You can sit back, chat about games – getting excited about next weeks releases over a beer, and the best part – everyone else is going to nerd out with you. Or you could get some lunch with your mates while hammering out Mileena’s fatality against your nemesis who’s beat your face in more times than you can count, BUT NOT THIS TIME!
But Checkpoint can’t do this without some help from you. This whole thing is groundbreaking for Wales. There is nothing like this in the country yet.
Personally, I’ve been waiting for this for a looooong time. Nerds of a certain age will remember GamesMaster, this pretty much set the scene for spectating gaming in the UK, even during a time when it was against the grain to have anyone over the age of 13 playing computer games. But there was a crazy amount of fun to be had just watching the crowd go nuts after an insane challenge was completed just in the nick of time! Just imagine being IN the crowd!
E3 is upon us and so is another Elder Scrolls game! Usually we have to wait aaaaages, but this is undoubtedly the shortest wait we’ve ever had and also biggest Elder Scrolls game to date.
This time we go online for Co-op and probably PvP play so you can bet this is going to be much faster paced than previous games. I’ll highlight some of my favourite moments from the E3 trailer because I want you to be as excited as I am!
0.05 – Just mere seconds into the trailer we find ourselves in the northern lands of Skyrim.
0.12 – We see a giant mushroom in what looks like Vvardenfell from Morrowind – though I could be wrong on this one and it may just be Tamriel, it certainly isn’t Skyrim.
0.21 – A fairly significant piece of text, “The Next Chapter” would indicate that the events of ES:O take place after the events of Skyrim. They haven’t gone for the prequel treatment (à la Star Wars The Old Republic) meaning that the events which take place during this game will have an impact on the future of all Elder Scrolls games. The knowledge that what you are taking part in actually impacts the future story always makes things more interesting.