Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Someone's worked out how to play Skyrim with a potato


Elder Scrolls: Skyrim is the sort of game that grabs a load of superlatives by the scruff of the vowel and gives them a liberal beating.

It's a glorious, fantastical, magnificent, singularly brilliant achievement, seated at the head of the role playing game table. You get the idea. 

What it doesn't need is to be made any more challenging - yet one gamer by the name of Robotater has decided to add a hitherto unexplored element of difficulty, by playing the game using only a potato for a controller.

Why? Why the hell not.

Using a potato, a Makey Makey circuit board kit and some wires, Robotater constructed the spud equivalent of a keyboard and set about tackling the dragon-filled world of Skyrim. You can find out how he made the 'tater controller right here, and watch it in action below.

We'll just stick to trying it with the difficulty cranked all the way up...


Parappa the Rapper.jpg

The 20 greatest rhythm games we've ever played


The greatest game I ever played


5 moments from Donkey Kong 64 that still haunt us


'The Sims' is not escapism, it's the saddest game ever made

Want an escape from real life? Do anything but reinstall The Sims

by Tristan Cross
29 Jul 2017

Man runs Football Manager for 1000 years and insane things happened

The future of football is a weird, wonderful place

by Dave Fawbert
18 Jul 2017

Mario Kart VR is a real thing and it looks ridiculously fun

Imagine Rainbow Road

by Matt Tate
14 Jul 2017

People are freaking out over this totally stupid Super Mario puzzle

Who invented this?!

by Alex Finnis
14 Jul 2017

I went in search of the last trainers still hooked on Pokémon Go

Can the app still draw mass crowds one year on, or is it all just Pokemon G(h)o-st towns now?

by Hussein Kesvani
06 Jul 2017

The Crash Bandicoot remaster is a time machine to your childhood

Was it always this hard?!

by Matt Tate
05 Jul 2017

This little easter egg about Mario's appearance is really satisfying

This can't be a coincidence

by Alex Finnis
27 Jun 2017

How well do you remember the 'Crash Bandicoot' games?

Wind back that clock to happier times

by Matt Tate
21 Jun 2017

There is a Theresa May fields of wheat game and it's pretty naughty

It's also really addictive

by Matt Tate
21 Jun 2017

10 great E3 games you can play in 2017

So much good stuff, not long to wait

by Matt Tate
16 Jun 2017