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“Like Skyrim With Guns” is a memorable quote by Adam Kovic of the Machinima YouTube channel comparing the open world first-person shooter game Far Cry 3 with the action role-playing game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim which was widely mocked by the online gaming community.
At the Gamescom conference in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany held in August 2012, Machinima host Adam Kovic interviewed Far Cry 3 producer Dan Hay, saying the game was “like Skyrim with guns.”
Adam Kovic: I didn’t realize what you guys were demoing and it’s open world… and I’ve already told you this, but it feels like Skyrim with guns.
On August 17th, 2012, Kovic tweeted that he hoped Ubisoft used his “Skyrim with guns” quote on the Far Cry 3 game box.
Far Cry 3 so far was my biggest surprise of the show. Hopefully Ubisoft uses my quote "…it's Skyrim with guns" on the box.— Adam Kovic (@adamkovic) August 17, 2012
On November 13th, IGN Forums member Shaggy_Drew posted a thread questioning why the Machinima quote “Like Skyrim with guns” was featured in advertisements for the game Far Cry 3 (shown below). On November 29th, the game developer Ubisoft released Far Cry 3 for the Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 platforms.
On November 30th, Machinima’s Adam Kovic posted a video defending his “Skyrim with guns” quote (shown below). In the first two years, the video garnered upwards of 190,000 views and 2,100 comments.
On December 6th, Redditor ronasd4 submitted a promotional image for the 2008 roleplaying game Fallout 3 titled “This is the original ‘Skyrim With Guns’” to the /r/gaming subreddit (shown below, left). On December 12th, 2012, redditor “thedz” submitted a screenshot of a Far Cry 3 character walking up the side of a mountain titled “Wow, Far Cry 3 really IS Skyrim With Guns” to the r/gaming subreddit (shown below, right).
On June 6th, 2013, YouTuber Peckett uploaded footage of a modded Skyrim game which allows the player to dual wield revolvers as functional weapons within the game (shown below).
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