It should be with us at the end of the year.
Now where's the beta?
The Septim's have come and gone, out of the ashes of an Empire came a Nord, who went by the name of Paul Nord'Dude. On the 17th of Frost Fall in the year of 3E 433. He proclaimed himself Emperor of all Tamriel.
Finally after centuries of fighting for the freedom of the men of Tamriel in the first era, the Nords take their rightful place as masters, the weak and ungrateful Imperials would still be slaves to the elves if it wasn't for the power of the Nords, the mongrel Bretons will never forget their true blood lines it is to be stamped upon the heads of all - Elvish scum no Fargoths allowed.
The first year of the forth era shall be marked with a strong empire, an empire free from the damn wood elves and their buddies. Imperials shall now take their place as cannon fodder for the Nordic hordes, the beast races will be set free with lots of magic moonsugar and we will hunt down and locate S'virr so we can promote him to commander of the Nordic-Tamriel fleets.
The second year of the forth era shall be marked with a strong empire that shall expand to cover the entire world - we shall have our revenge on the Akaviri - nothing shall stop the Nordic advance, not when we have S'virr in charge of our ships.
It is with a strong heart and a frosty chill that we welcome the beginning of the forth era, the next time the sun rises it shall rise on a new era and a new emperor.
As much as Oblivion rocks and looks amazing. We're still seeing Bethesda's weakness when it comes to animation dampening the experience.
Overall the animation is poor, but the real salt in the wound is the 4 legged animals, in the E3 footage they simply turn around on the spot - I had hoped this would be fixed, but after seeing new footage showing horses. It's not.
Kameo showed what good animation can do for a game - it makes it look believable and real, seeing a horse turn on the spot while doing the regular walking animation blows the experience.
Bethesda please hire some more animators to patch up animation as much as possible for the first expansion. It's just gutting for such an awesome game to have such a tiny flaw that sticks out so much.
About 56 million years ago a star, exploded into what we call a Type 1A Supernovae.
Here it is announcing itself to us, we first detected this about 3 weeks ago and it's around peek brightness now, over time it will fade back down and we'll probabaly never see it again.
I love supernovae, that one star outshines everything in it's galaxy. All the other stars in that image around the same brightness are actually in our galaxy - so they're around ten thousand times closer.
Now if only Eta Carina would finally go, or better yet something I can see from the northern hemisphere!
On the novel front, we had our last story meeting with Eric Nylund, who will almost certainly be delivering a thrilling new Halo novel in the near to mid future. His story outline is fantastic, thrilling stuff and he's already well into the process of writing it. We are in the lucky position of seeing it grow and evolve into what I predict will be another NY Times bestseller.
The funny thing is, 10 to 15 thousand words into the novel, and the hardest few words are the title. Eric is still mulling a few alternatives. We tried to help and Eric said all my suggestions were "interesting." I am glad he appreciated these gems and look forward to seeing which one he for sure picks:
Attack of Awesome
Superalien Space Horrorfiends
Oh Teh Noes!!117
March of the Intellibots
Pure awesomeness. Been waiting ages, let's get more novels and the second volume of the Halo 2 soundtrack out! If it's not released with Halo 2 on Windows Vista I will start getting annoyed.