Oblivion

Essays

Mac Miller Is at His Lyrical Best on 'Swimming'

The Pittsburgh rapper's new record is about recovery, but he's sharp enough to resist the simple narratives.
Alex Robert Ross
8.7.18
Postscript

How A Surprisingly Insightful 'Oblivion' Quest Tackled Police Abuse

In highlighting a frightfully real-world problem in a power fantasy setting, 'Oblivion' illustrated both problems, and the false promise of simple solutions.
Cameron Kunzelman
10.6.17
Gaming

Why 'Skyrim' Forever Remains in the Shadow of 'Morrowind'

Fans of The Elder Scrolls maintain the third game is the series' best—and its makers have paid attention since the missteps of 'Oblivion.'
Jim Trinca
10.17.16
Morrowind

Why 'Skyrim' Forever Remains in the Shadow of 'Morrowind'

Fans of The Elder Scrolls maintain the third game is the series' best—and its makers have paid attention since the missteps of 'Oblivion.'
Jim Trinca
10.17.16
Gaming

Goodbye, Xbox 360, and Thanks for the Memories

Normally, console discontinuations wash over you, but there is something especially sad about the end of the 360's run.
Jonathan Beach
4.28.16
VICE vs Video games

Bittersweet Victory: On the Void Left Behind When Your Favorite Game Is Completed

The final boss was defeated, but this wasn't victory I felt. I wasn't happy. I was gutted, and had a new gap in my life.
Scott Craig White
8.13.15
Culture

'Oblivion' Is the Software That Could Automate the 'Right to Be Forgotten'

Can machines help enforce online privacy?
Jordan Pearson
6.22.15
VICE vs Video games

Dear Bethesda, Please Make 'The Elder Scrolls VI' More 'Oblivion' and Less 'Skyrim,' Thanks

Nothing is more depressing than the cold, and now that the "snow one," aka Skyrim, is out of the way Bethesda can concentrate on making something that's a bit cheerier.
Joe Bish
3.16.15
Design

Inside The Geometric Mind Of A "Cubic Obsessive" Designer

GMunk gives us a map to his cubic world.
TCP Staff
3.4.14
The Creators Project

Creating the Post-Apocalyptic Sky World of 'Oblivion'

While CGI undeniably allows for scenes which might be impossible to film, there's another way of doing FX. And that's using in-camera special effects, which are essentially created in front of the camera rather than added in post. A recent example of...
The Creators Project
4.23.13
video

Exploring The In-Camera Effects Of Oblivion

Learn how the futuristic environment was created using in-camera effects.
TCP Staff
4.19.13
Film

Creating The Post-Apocalyptic Sky World Of Oblivion

Learn how the futuristic environment was created using in-camera effects.
Kevin Holmes
4.19.13
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