Valkyrie321 - Machinima channel worth checking out

Soon after I started making machinima, I found an Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion movie that really got me interested in making machinima in Oblivion. I just started playing Oblivion then and after creating a few machinima in other games, I was looking what can be done in Oblivion. I discovered this video, and immediately subscribed to the channel, looking through previous videos made by the creator. That creator was none other than Cody Bergland, or better known by his Youtube channel, valkyrie321, and the owner of Jaggyroad Films.

Over the years Cody has gotten better with making machinima and also went commercial, making a lot of advertisement type videos for Flight Simulator X. Although the Oblivion machinima are in the past, his new stuff is just as rich, and for any machinimatographer, it is worth a look.

Above you saw one of the first machinima I saw that he made, and below you see some favourites that really catch my attention. The newest one being the machinima he just released yesterday, created in the racing game DiRT. The scenes are beautiful, the effects outstanding and the music fits it perfectly. 100% worth a watch.

Till this day, Cody is a great inspiration to me to make machinima that will really make you go "wow". Although my stuff haven't come close to the level he is on, I will continue to be inspired by his stuff to make something better each time.

Be sure to check out his channel for more videos and his website where you can download most of the videos in great detail.

Dragon Age: Redemption Released!

Now if you do not know yet, where have you been?! It's been online since the tenth of October... well ok... I just noticed it today too...

So what is it? Well Dragon Age: Redemption is a web series written and starring none other than the cute Felicia Day and is set in the world of Dragon Age, a role-playing game created by Bioware. It is a story about an elvish assassin called Tallis who gets a chance at redemption, hence the name. Here is the trailer.

Felicia is mostly known for her famous series called The Guild, a show that is about an online guild in a MMORPG where they spend a lot of their daily lives. She was also seen in the funny Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog with Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion and her voice is heard in the post apocalyptic game, Fallout: New Vegas.

With the release of the first episode comes something really cool for all the Dragon Age II players, Mark of a Assassin. A downloadable adventure where Tallis, voiced by (yes you guessed it) Felicia Day and looks a bit like her, join your side to steal a precious relic. You can hear Felicia talk about it here.

So far what I have seen I like. Especially for Dragon Age fans, it will be nice to see the Dragon Age world come alive in this series. Below you can see the first episode, and keep your eyes open for the rest of the series.

Skyrim Nexus Launched!

If you do not know who or what the Nexus sites are, its a group of sites focused mainly on game modifications like Houses, Land, Weapons, Armour and more, launched by Robin Scott (aka DarkOne) 10 years ago! With that, images from the games, forums, news and chat also exist on the site.

A lot of my time have been spend on the Nexus sites, looking at mods and images, downloading mods, reading forums and even having my hand at creating a mod and some images. A lot of the Elder Scrolls and Fallout machinima I made will not be possible without the amazing mods created by the Nexus Community.

The Nexus sites have also recently received an overall of its old look, and in my opinion, for the better. It looks good, work very well and it is easy to find mods your looking for and download what you like.

The current sites are: Dragon Age Nexus (Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age 2), Fallout 3 Nexus, New Vegas Nexus (Fallout New Vegas), The Elder Scrolls Nexus aka TESNexus (for Morrowind and Oblivion) and the Witcher Nexus.

Well that was the current sites, until today, in preparation for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and the modifications that are sure to follow, Skyrim Nexus has joined the family which will be home to mods, images and news off the game. There is some really nice featured articles worth a read about details from Skyrim, and also a big and noticeable countdown timer.

So keep your eyes on that site, in about 36 Days, that website is going to get very busy!

New Theme!

As you might have noticed, the blog has a new background, logo and colours!

The old blue theme always were to cluttered for my liking, and although the big room picture was something interesting to look at, it did get boring after a while, not to mention the fact that you needed to scroll a screen size down before seeing the first post.

The new theme is a lot cleaner with a nice simple and clean logo. If your screen support high enough resolution or if your zoomed out on your browser, you will see images on the sides. These images include machinima, logos and other that I value and shows what this blog is about. The same sparkle effect that I have on my Youtube Channel can also be seen.

Hope everyone likes the new theme and feel free to share your opinions in the comments!