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July 31st, 2006
Oblivion oddity
by Scorpia

Now that I’ve been going through the guild quests and other jobs, something strange has turned up in the game. Whenever the cursor crosses something that belongs to someone else, it turns red. If you take the item, it’s stealing.

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July 30th, 2006
Looking For New Prey
by Scorpia

With Oblivion done, it’s time to look for a new game. While I’m replaying, it’s unlikely I’ll be doing a walkthru. For one thing, I’d have to suffer through that 15-minute time limit with the last gate. And for another, I really have no desire to join the Assassins Guild. Outright murder just isn’t my thing.

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July 29th, 2006
The End
by Scorpia

The end? Yes. Not the end of gaming, but the end of the game. All too often, game finales leave much to be desired. Not so much the usual Foozle Fight – though some have been less than stellar – but what comes after in terms of the final reward or payoff for the player. Too often, designers put a lot of effort into making a very fancy intro sequence, and little into the closing one.

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July 28th, 2006
Oblivion Review
by Scorpia

An Oblivion GateFourth in the Elder Scrolls series, Oblivion takes us to the imperial province of Cyrodiil, home of the emperor. Naturally, sinister events are taking place, and your character will have to set things right.

The goal, as usual, is to save the world. Mehrunes Dagon, nasty daedra (demon) lord, through his pals the Mythic Dawn cult, has the current emperor and his sons assassinated. The magical dragonfires die, and the daedra can now open gates to invade the world.

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July 26th, 2006
Oblivion – Finished
by Scorpia

So it’s done. The world has been saved once more. Not that it was easy. No, it wasn’t easy at all there in the final minutes. Frustrating, too.

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July 25th, 2006
Oblivion – Closing In
by Scorpia

I’ve been meaning to mention that some of these side quests – not for the guilds – are interesting. For instance, there was the vampire hunter, the man who vanished from a locked room, the brothers who wanted their farm back (that was a two-parter, which netted me a couple of good items), and the woman who bought a cursed staff, among others.

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July 24th, 2006
Oblivion – Gates
by Scorpia

I hate NPC’s. Really. They’re supposed to help, but most of the time, I find them getting in my way. But let’s pick up the thread first.

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July 23rd, 2006
Oblivion – Mainlining
by Scorpia

Well, didn’t get much done Friday as storms came in. Real storms not game storms ;) Did manage a little playing time, and got caught up in a few more side quests. Cleaned those up and finally went back to the main line Saturday.

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