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Curse Skyrim Challenge ends today!

Posted by Xenius01 Jan 31, 2012 at 22:33 UTC
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The Skyrim 15k challenge is ending today. Newly submitted mods will no longer be eligible for participating in the contest. So far over 170 mods have been uploaded to Skyrim Forge and the amount is increasing every day. <span style="font-weight: normal;">Thanks to all of you for sharing your hard work and creativity with us!</span>

The winner of the grand prize will be announced around the 3rd of February.

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Our Skyrim Wiki can be found here.

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Curse Announces the Winner of SkyrimForge's 15k Challenge!

Posted by wishfire Feb 07, 2012 at 03:39 UTC

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Curse is happy to announce the winner of the Skyrim 15K Challenge! The Grand Prize winner of $3,000 cash is Shawn Berlinghof, a.k.a. Shawkab, with the mod Dovahkiin Hideout

You can check out Dovahkiin Hideout and download the winning mod for yourself at Curse.com or through the Curse Client. You can also see all of Shawkab’s amazing Skyrim mods on his SkyrimForge author page.

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Dovahkiin Hideout is a mod that gives a hideout to every house a player can acquire in Skyrim. The basement door leads to a huge underground room featuring display cases, weapon racks and an enchanting and alchemy table. The hideout is shared between all houses the player owns, as long as you have the key for the house.

We talked to Shawkab about his experience and inspiration for creating Dovahkiin Hideout“I had a desire to collect things and the houses in Vanilla Skyrim did not accommodate it” says Shawkab.

He gathered player feedback throughout the process, but without the creation kit building the mod was no easy task.  “Learning how to do it was the hardest part because there were no tutorials or resources.  It was just trial and error,” mentions Shawkab.

The author has big plans for the future of Dovahkiin Hideout as he continues to refine the mod, “I will be adding follower/spouse support, unique textures, and a completely new structure.”  Other plans include a smaller version of Dovahkiin Hideout, an upgrade to a new mod called Dovahkiin Retreat and the creation of Dovahkiin Castle.

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Shawkab plans to participatie in Curse’s future contests and says, “I love Curse and everything they are doing for the modding community. Some people don't understand how many hours go into a mod like this and without the support from fans and from contests like Curse's, Dovahkiin Hideout would have never reached the point it did.”

Congratulations Shawkab!  Dovahkiin Hideout is definitely deserving of the grand prize.

The Skyrim 15K Challenge also awarded $10,500 cash in prizes for another 111 winning mods. Thirty five In-Game items and NPCs were selected along with thirty UI and Maps as well as eleven Quest and Dungeons mods.

We want to thank our community for their participation.  We received a ton of outstanding, creative and useful mods during the challenge.  It is mind blowing to see what everyone was able to do without the Creation Kit.  We are sure when it is released tomorrow we will see a flood of new mods inspired by all our entrants and ones we haven’t even dreamed possible yet.  Happy modding!

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Curse March Gaming Bracket Challenge - Round 1!

Posted by Xenius01 Feb 28, 2012 at 21:13 UTC
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Curse and Alienware are combining forces to present you the March Gaming Bracket Challenge! Characters from various games, including Skyrim, will be matched against each other.

The first round has already started, click the banner above to vote on your favourite characters. Your votes decide who enters the next round!

Besides casting your votes you are also able to enter our Alienware x51 giveaway! We are giving away one x51 each week, enter here to have a chance to win!

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The following characters from Skyrim are involved:

  • Ulfric Stormcloak
  • Astrid
  • Alduin
  • Lydia
  • Aela the Huntress
  • Grelod the Kind
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Curse March Gaming Bracket Challenge - Round 2!

Posted by Xenius01 Mar 05, 2012 at 22:29 UTC
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The first round has ended, you can find the results here. Today the second round has started, you have until this Friday to cast your votes on your favourite characters! 

All of the characters from Skyrim mentioned in the previous article entered the second round. It's up to you whether or not they will make it to the next round!

Enter here for this week's Alienware x51 giveaway!

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Curse March Gaming Bracket Challenge - Round 3!

Posted by Xenius01 Mar 13, 2012 at 08:24 UTC
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Last week the second round ended, go here if you would like to see the results! The third round has started yesterday, you can vote until this Friday, March 16th. 

Unfortunately only Aela the Huntress remains. Will she make it into the next round? Your votes will decide her fate!

Don't forget to go here to enter this week's Alienware x51 giveaway!

Check out the current bracket
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