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This modder continues to blow away Skyrim’s lackluster artificial intelligence

We’ve written before about how the modder Ether Dynamics is outclassing Skyrim devs by giving foes with one-track-mind AI a broader variety of ways to bring the pain. As he rightly explains, “No one reminisces about the 10 skeletons they killed, because they’ll be just like every other skeleton they’ve killed up to that point and thereafter.” So, he’s spiced things up by introducing two new enemy units that react smartly. These computer-controlled cutthroats play a lot more like you and I do, by looting potions from fallen combatants, and just avoiding general bad guy stupidity. Check out his tutorial…

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Today in Skyrim mods: This giant killer rooster means business

We all know that adrenaline-soaked dread of being attacked by a snarling bear in Skyrim. But that’s nothing compared to the fear of being pecked to death by this giant clucking rooster, derp, modded into the game by a Reddit user. But relax! It seems all this male domestic fowl can do is crow and chicken-walk across the yard… for now. The creator Screeps135 has been egged on, derp again, to go back in and re-program the beast with 1000 hit-points and bandit scripting, meaning that it will be a horrible, terrifying killing machine. The Skyrim mod scene is the best…

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Pretty much everyone ever owns and plays Dota 2 (apparently)

The dark fantasy esport Dota 2 is undeniably Steam’s killer app, according to the number-crunching-smiths at Ars Technica, who found that over 25 million copies have been downloaded and played on Valve’s popular digital download service. We shouldn’t be shocked that such a hardcore, complex game—even one that takes months of practice to achieve anything close to competence—would be the game that everyone owns and plays, considering that Dota 2 is a worldwide phenomena, and that Steam is the only way to play it.  Ars’ numbers are dominated by hardcore, competitive games. With the exception of Portal, the top ten…