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Gamer Works Out How To Play Skyrim With Potatoes

by : Ewan Moore on : 09 Jun 2016 13:41
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My nan once told me that every game is better played with potatoes. In fairness, it was towards the end of her life and she may have been having losing it a bit, so I wasn’t quite sure what she meant – until now. 

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YouTuber and gamer BOOM, LLC Robotater recently worked out how to play The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on a potato. I’m not sure why, but it’s oddly comforting to know that we now have the option to play Skyrim like this.

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He uses six sliced potatoes on each side, which act like an axis. When he wants to move in a certain direction, he pushes down with his fingers on the potato. He is one with the potato.

Our intrepid friend also shared a handy how-to guide on Steam, which you can find right here. It’s one thing to have the potatoes, but you’ll not get very far without the know how.

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Check out a gameplay video below, just in case you need concrete evidence of this guy’s potato based exploits – I was especially impressed when he manages to pick a lock.

In less starchy Skyrim news, there are rumours that Bethesda are planning a current-gen remaster, complete with Fallout 4 style mod support – fingers crossed for a potato mod.

Ewan Moore

Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn't gotten out of his mid 00's emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.

Topics: Gaming

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