On average, PC players spent nearly the equivalent of two work weeks slaying dragons and completing quests in the role-playing epic The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
During his keynote at the 2012 D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Create, Entertain) Summit in Las Vegas, as reported by Gamespot, owners of the PC version of the RPG spent an average of 75 hours exploring the world of Skyrim.
Howard also said since launching last November for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Skyrim has sold 10 million copies.
But the highlight of Howard’s keynote were details he provided on development work near the end of Skyrim’s completion (Gamespot has video). Howard said publisher Bethesda Softworks hosted a Game Jam, where developers got a week to work on whatever content they wanted to see in Skyrim.
So what did they come up with? Dragon mounts, mounted combat, dramatic camera
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The addictive Apple iOS title Jetpack Joyride has topped 13 million downloads since launching last fall, says developers Halfbrick.
The game — created by the same studio that worked on the equally popular Fruit Ninja — features hero Barry Steakfries as he breaks into a lab working on a series of experimental jetpacks.
Jetpack Joyride simply requires players to tap on the screen to move Barry up and down, with variations on the control scheme depending on the type of jetpack for special vehicle they use.
The game originally launched for $0.99, but switched to free last December. It’s currently available for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.
For more details, check out our review.
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Apple is planning an event in March where it will introduce the third-generation iPad, reports All Things D.
According to the report, which simply cites “sources,” the iPad 3 will look very similar to its predecessor, but will operate faster, feature improved graphics processing and a retina display.
The event will reportedly take place in San Francisco during the first week in March. No confirmed details were given on when Apple would start selling the iPad 3.
The report follows a string of rumors connected to Apple red-hot tablet computer that suggest the next iPad will also sport a bigger battery.
Meanwhile, sales of the iPad continue to surge. Last month, Apple reported selling more than 15 million iPads during the first quarter, more than double the amount sold during the same timeframe a year ago.