Video Proves Skyrim Really Can be Played on Anything

Video Proves Skyrim Really Can be Played on Anything

You must go wherever you're needed, Dovahkiin.

Hey, you. You're finally awake. Now I can tell you about a resourceful video author with a strange mission: A mission to play Bethesda's legendary action-RPG The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on as many devices as possible.

Can It Skyrim? is a video channel dedicated to running Skyrim on unorthodox devices. Granted, "unorthodox devices" is a narrow window for Skyrim; at this point, it's been released and re-released on everything from the Nintendo Switch to Amazon's Alexa. There's still room for surprises though, like Skyrim on an Android smartwatch. Yes! An Android smartwatch runs Skyrim! Sort of.

The watch used in the video is a Moto 360 V.2, and while it has decent horsepower (talking as someone whose first "powerful" computer was a Pentium with two whole gigs of space), it lacks some of the features necessary (Direct X, for example) for running Skyrim natively. Therefore, the watch in the video streams Skyrim from a PC—and even that is accomplished only with some technical wizardry involving a custom app. It takes some doing, but the results are a trip: We get to see Skyrim's iconic town of Whiterun running on a wristwatch. It's not native, and the frame rate is dismal, but there it is.

Is "Skyrim on a Canon Printer" next? I also eagerly await Skyrim on an Electric Toothbrush. Whatever you preferred method of playing, we have all the Skyrim guides you'll ever need.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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