The Great Battle of Skyrim: When Video Games, Mods And YouTube Come Together
There’s no denying the absolute runaway popularity of Bethesda’s Skyrim. A quick Google search of “Game of the Year, 2011” reveals as much, but make no mistake, the popularity of the game is well-earned.
What makes a great thing even better, however, is when fans offer their take on an already-great intellectual property, much like YouTube user Tyrannicon has provided us. Uploaded on February 7th, the video has already amassed over 700,000 views, thanks in large part to its promotion on sites like Joystiq and to a lesser extent, Reddit.
As you can see, the video absolutely takes an awesome thing and adds just a touch more “awesome” to it:
According to the video’s description , the video was made with the following characters:
Epic machinima battle of 500 Draugr, 200 skeletons, 500 Dwarven Warriors and a dragon using mods and console commands.
And for all you SOPA/ACTA watchers out there, Tyrannicon even added something of a copyright disclaimer, one that extols the virtues of fair use:
Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.
Would that be enough, under a SOPA-controlled Internet, to satiate the copyright enforcers?