League of Legends brings the Snowdown Showdown

Are you a League of Legends fan? If so, the game is kicking off their annual Snowdown Showdown celebration which will run through January 10th. New holiday skins are ready for several champions and a pile of snow has blanketed over the Summoners Rift battlefield with other holiday twists to find as you adventure.

Details on the holiday update:

  •  All-new, limited-edition skins
    • Festive Maokai – Everyone’s favorite grumpy old tree gets adorned with lights, ornaments, and other holiday decorations.
    • Snowmerdinger – Heimerdinger gets adorned with the classic snowman apparel, right down to a carrot nose.
    • Mistletoe LeBlanc – LeBlanc, the Deceiver gets into the holiday spirit with a red and green outfit.
    • Toy Soldier Gangplank – A perfect (and festive) wooden toy replica of the pirate champion.
  • Winter Summoner’s Rift: A snowstorm has blown through Summoner’s Rift! We’ve also hung up a few holiday decorations and even the minions are in the Snowdown spirit, donning special holiday hats to fit the occasion!
  • Holiday Runes: Save some of your valuable Influence Points this holiday season by picking up these special, limited edition holiday runes!

Here’s a few high-resolution shots of Maokai, Snowmerdinger, Mistletoe LeBlanc and Toy Soldier Gangplank to collect as well. For any details we might have missed, head over to the LoL holiday page setup for the event.

Bethesda releases Skyrim 1.3 Patch to PC

So Bethesda broke the game for a moment there but now it’s fixed or at least they’re hoping it’s all fixed again with today’s 1.3 patch for Skyrim. Xbox and Playstation users will need to hold out an extra few days as Sony and Microsoft run the patch through their approval systems, kind of a pain but it’s always that way for those platforms. PC users will notice it already loading over Steam as a game update and everything should be fine from there.

The total changelog is here:

Update 1.3 Notes (all platforms unless specified)

  • General stability improvements
  • Optimize performance for Core 2 Duo CPUs (PC)
  • Fixed Radiant Story incorrectly filling certain roles
  • Fixed magic resistances not calculating properly
  • Fixed issue with placing books on bookshelves inside player purchased homes
  • Fixed dragon animation issues with saving and loading
  • Fixed Y-look input to scale correctly with framerate

The team also plans to address 4GB memory spaces officially, users having issues can already download a patch from Skyrim Nexus to attack this directly.

Source: BethBlog

Skyrim PC 1.2 issues? There’s a fix for it

So you downloaded the 1.2 patch for Skyrim or Steam shoveled it down your PC’s throat and now your resistance is gone and Dragons are moonwalking in the sky. Instead of waiting on Bethesda to get a patch approved and out for the masses you can skip all that nonsense and grab the SKSE mod by an independent team to fix this and get your game playable. We love Bethesda but seriously, releasing a game breaking patch is a hell of a thing.

Download: SKSE Mod 1.02

You’ll also need WinRAR, Ultimate Zip or 7zip to open the file.

Credit to the community at large and The Black Horse Courier for keeping everyone in the loop