Shirley Curry is probably best known as the beloved grandma who's Let's Plays of Skyrim have made her the subject of much adoration. Though she recently made changes to her YouTube channel after a string of mean comments, many consider her a formidable player of the Bethesda epic. Now, it looks as though she's been immortalized in a mod.
Posted to Nexusmods earlier today, Shirley is an unofficial add-on for Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim which adds her to the game and will allow players to hire her as a follower. The description on the page says the mod was a "love letter" to everyone's favorite online grandma. It's also worth noting that the mod developer actually approached Shirley with the idea, to which she expressed delight.
The mod was hinted at just over a year ago. Back in January 2020, it was announced that Grandma Skyrim would be appearing in the game. A video posted gave a little tease as to what her character model would look like. The video spliced in several iterations of Shirley's YouTube greeting where she begins her playthroughs by saying "good morning, grandkids." The video then shows her character model as she turns around and addresses the player in the same way.
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is no stranger to the modding community. Mods alter or improve the game in various ways, such as through graphical tweaks, new missions or even the mod that adds a penguin to the game as a follower. Whether the latter will be as popular as Shirley's mod remains to be seen.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim released to huge critical acclaim and has sold consistently years after its original release. Skyrim has now had several re-releases and successfully spanned two console generations while becoming an essential title for players on all consoles. Naturally, any game that has had such a cultural impact will have its niche audiences, yet few players would have anticipated the title appealing to a grandma. Shirley Curry (Skyrim Grandma) proved that games appeal to all audiences when she began her YouTube channel. At 83 years old, Shirley Curry's YouTube channel now has over 750 thousand subscribers and her fan base only seems to be growing.
Shirley first made headlines when she started her YouTube channel. Large numbers of fans were surprised by an older player enjoying Skyrim, while others were impressed by how talented she was as a gamer. From this point on, Curry has made over a thousand videos attracting views from all over the world. The Skyrim Grandma has become a huge part of the Skyrim community and it was recently revealed that through a Mod Shirley Curry would become a playable character in the game.
Shirley Curry's journey began when she inherited an old computer from her grandson. The gamer began with a game that was also left to her by her grandson, Sid Meier’s Civilization 2, and it turned out she had a talent for gaming. As time progressed she wanted a new challenge, and this is when she found Skyrim. Curry enjoyed the freedom that the game offered and after seeing her gaming peers on social media channels, she decided to join them. From this point on, Curry's following has grown in size, and although initially shocked at the response to her videos, she has embraced her "Skyrim Grandkids".
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