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This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"! The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was one of the best games of 2011. 2011? It's 2013! No matter, Skyrim lives on, thanks in part to its fancy outfits.



The game continues to get downloadable content. Last month, the PS3 and PC versions of Dragonborn were released. It had been released on Xbox 360 last December (the Kotaku review's here).



Skyrim also lives on via cosplay. Here is a round up of some, certainly not all, of the best Skyrim cosplay the internet has to offer. Thankfully, there are no tired arrow-in-the-knee gags!



Have a look and suss out who pulled off the best Skyrim cosplay.




This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![Aicosu]

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![AndrewDobell]

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![Artyfakes]

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![audrey-vista]

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![Beebichu]

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![BrianFloresPhoto]

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![Deviant-Kaneda]

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![Drgibbs]

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![emilyrosa]

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![FlorindaZanetti]

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![KasuzameYuu]

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![Ken-Eden]

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![kethien]

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![Kim-san]

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![la-baronesa]

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![LordXanathos]

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![Mech-Infect]

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![NicciFett]

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![RocknamLee]

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![SanDrawGames]

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![vani]

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![Zerios88]


Kotaku

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"! The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was one of the best games of 2011. 2011? It's 2013! No matter, Skyrim lives on, thanks in part to its fancy outfits.



The game continues to get downloadable content. Last month, the PS3 and PC versions of Dragonborn were released. It had been released on Xbox 360 last December (the Kotaku review's here).



Skyrim also lives on via cosplay. Here is a round up of some, certainly not all, of the best Skyrim cosplay the internet has to offer. Thankfully, there are no tired arrow-in-the-knee gags!



Have a look and suss out who pulled off the best Skyrim cosplay.




This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![Aicosu]

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![AndrewDobell]

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![Artyfakes]

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![audrey-vista]

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![Beebichu]

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![BrianFloresPhoto]

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![Deviant-Kaneda]

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![Drgibbs]

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![emilyrosa]

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![FlorindaZanetti]

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![KasuzameYuu]

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![Ken-Eden]

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![kethien]

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![Kim-san]

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![la-baronesa]

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![LordXanathos]

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![Mech-Infect]

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![NicciFett]

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![RocknamLee]

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![SanDrawGames]

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![vani]

This Skyrim Cosplay Will Make You Shout "Fus Ro Dah"![Zerios88]


Kotaku

Become Dishonored's Deadliest Assassin in Next Month's The Knife of DunwallI've played through the beginning of Arkane Studio's Dishonored at least a half-dozen times, each time dreading the moment the killers make their move. Launching worldwide on April 16, Dishonored's second helping of downloadable content puts the assassin's dagger in players' hands. Can The Knife of Dunwall be redeemed?



It's chilling, seeing Corvo and the Empress from that angle and knowing what comes next, isn't it? That tragic event launches the master assassin Daud on a quest for redemption. The mysterious Outsider is an equal-opportunity enhancer, granting fresh new powers to this anti-hero to aid him on his journey. He'll track down Bone Charms and Runes with his Void Gaze, while learning to use deadly variations of Corvo's abilities.



Along with a little black magic, Daud will be able to summon his assassin brethren, daze enemies with Chokedust and Stun Mines, and launch a wide variety of darts from his concealed Wristbow.



Along with fresh locations like the Legal District and the whale carcass-studded Rothwild Slaughterhouse, Duad's journey will also grant players fresh perspective on key events from the main game.



More than just a simple side-story, The Knife of Dunwall is only the beginning of a larger tale, introducing players to a mysterious woman named Delilah, whose story, along with Daud's, will continue in the upcoming final add-on, The Brigmore Witches.



The Knife of Dunwall releases globally for the Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 3 on April 16 for $9.99 or 800 Microsoft points.



Become Dishonored's Deadliest Assassin in Next Month's The Knife of Dunwall



Become Dishonored's Deadliest Assassin in Next Month's The Knife of Dunwall



Become Dishonored's Deadliest Assassin in Next Month's The Knife of Dunwall


Kotaku

This is Obviously a Heavily-Modded PC Version Skyrim StatueNow available for preorder from the fine folks at Gaming Heads, this $299.99 statue of Skyrim's champion would not be possible without the PC modding community. You just don't get this sort of visual fidelity with today's game consoles.



Now I'm not saying a great statue couldn't have been based on the unmodded PC or console versions of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. They're perfectly capable of conveying enough visual data to allow artist Alejandro Pereira to craft a reasonably accurate facsimile of Bethesda's ideal Dovahkiin. He's still be 16 inches tall, cast from high quality poly-stone and dressed in the finest tiny fabrics tailored by what I can only imagine are ridiculously small fashion design students. He'd still be limited to 1,000 pieces for the standard version or 500 pieces for the $329.99 exclusive version with light-up fireball. He'd still ship in Q4 of 2013.



It just wouldn't be anywhere near as smooth and well-defined.



Now that I think about it, I'd pay extra for a special edition jaggy Dovahkiin. Missed opportunity, Gaming Heads.



This is Obviously a Heavily-Modded PC Version Skyrim Statue This is Obviously a Heavily-Modded PC Version Skyrim Statue This is Obviously a Heavily-Modded PC Version Skyrim Statue This is Obviously a Heavily-Modded PC Version Skyrim Statue This is Obviously a Heavily-Modded PC Version Skyrim Statue


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Sit back and watch two decades of video game graphics flash before your eyes. YouTube user drloser333 has uploaded a video from French site NoFrag that unfurls the graphics of more than a dozen first-person shooters, from 1992's Wolfenstein 3 to 2011's Battlefield 3.



Did the FPS get better-looking? They have at least become way more realistic, But maybe you're more of a fan of older, more abstract styles?



Graphic evolution of First Person Shooters: 1992-2012 [YouTube, uploaded by drloser333; more details (in French) at NoFrag.com]


Kotaku

Trophy Listings Point to Dishonored's Next DLC, "Other Side of the Coin"Ten new trophies for Dishonored hint that the title of its second DLC extension is coming soon, and it'll be titled "Other Side of the Coin."



When additional chapters were first mentioned by publisher Bethesda back in the fall, it said the second installment would deal with Daud, the leader of "The Whalers," a group of supernatural assassins. "Make your way through new Dunwall locales and discover Daud's own set of weapons, powers and gadgets in this story-driven campaign. How you play and the choices you make will impact the final outcome," the listing said at the time.



Five of the trophies call the series "The Other Side of the Coin." Bethesda has declined to comment on the listing. The game's first DLC package, "Dunwall City Trials," released in December and cost $5.



Dishonored Trophies [PS3Trophies.org via Polygon]


Kotaku

You Won't Blend In Wearing A Snazzy Dishonored ShirtIt looks like I may be about to add a third outlet to my tiny list of "stores I buy gaming shirts from", because Gametee—a new outlet that's about to hit its Kickstarter goal—is designing some very attractive tops.



As they should! One of the partners is British artist AJ Hately, whose Dishonored work floored us a few weeks back (and which features, at least partly, in this line).



You can see the full line below.



Gametee: Premium T-Shirts for Video Gamers [Kickstarter]


Kotaku

RAGE's Mod Tools Are Daunting, But Might Result In Awesome "New" GamesHaving been promised for an age, id Software finally made good last week on a pledge to release a modding tool kit for its ambitious, if slightly wonky 2011 shooter RAGE.



And what a set of tools it is.



If you were hoping for a friendly system full of handy tips and giant buttons, sorry. These are basically the same tools id used to build the game themselves, and carry warnings like the fact this stuff is "not be interpreted as consumer-ready", and that it's "only for the technically sophisticated and adventurous!"



Only serious modders need apply, but then, the payoffs might be worth the toil; RAGE had a ton of potential, especially in terms of its game world, that was capped only by some repetitive action and a pretty terrible ending.



In the hands of someone other than id, with the power of serious tools, who knows...we might get a game built using RAGE's bones, but better. Or not. But hey, it's a nice day outside, given the talents of modders I'm going to be optimistic!



The tools—which are 35GB in size—are available on Steam, with an intro guide below.



RAGE Tool Kit Available Today on Steam [Bethesda]


Kotaku

The Magic of Skyrim Mods: A Naked Man Swimming in CabbageJust when you think you've seen it all, you really have not. The wonderful world of Skyrim mods never ceases to delight and amaze.



These screenshots recently popped up online in Japan, with a forum commenter pointing out that The Elders Scrolls V: Skyrim was a game in which you could play in a river of cabbage.





The Magic of Skyrim Mods: A Naked Man Swimming in CabbageRunning into the cool, crisp cabbage.

The Magic of Skyrim Mods: A Naked Man Swimming in Cabbage Plunging in.

The Magic of Skyrim Mods: A Naked Man Swimming in Cabbage Submerging oneself in the vegetable river.

The Magic of Skyrim Mods: A Naked Man Swimming in Cabbage Flying through the air on a cabbage. Buck naked. As one would.

The Magic of Skyrim Mods: A Naked Man Swimming in Cabbage The end.

スカイリムって山からチーズ落としたりキャベツ川に流して遊ぶゲームだろ [豚メシ速報]





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A Man Who Made Jason Brody (And Master Chief, And A Badass Nord)Mathieu Aerni is a character artist at Blur Studio, they of amazing video game trailer fame.



He's worked on trailers and cinematics for games such as Halo 4, Far Cry 3, The Elder Scrolls Online, Lord of the Rings: War in the North and Dishonored.



Over the years he's also worked on a number of motion pictures, including Wolverine, The Grey and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.



You can see more of Mathieu's work at his personal site.





To see the larger pics in all their glory (or, if they're big enough, so you can save them as wallpaper), right-click on them below and select "open in new tab".

Fine Art is a celebration of the work of video game artists, showcasing the best of both their professional and personal portfolios. If you're in the business and have some concept, environment, promotional or character art you'd like to share, drop us a line!



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