Skyrim isn't coming to Alexa...but this makes us wish it was

CNET screenshot

Bethesda has had a busy E3 2018, announcing Elder Scrolls VI, showing off what Fallout 76 is actually going to look like and also revealing some new Doom Eternal and Wolfenstein VR action and new IP Starfield.

We don't know how much money Bethesda blew on this bit, but it is quite amusing to see the studio poke fun at itself and its many editions of Skyrim. Actually no, at least not the Alexa version, you can actually play Skyrim.

An Etch-a-Sketch
An Etch-a-Sketch

Of course, the longer Keegan-Michael Key destroys his home in the process of playing the game, it's clear that maybe voice-based gaming isn't the right fit for Skyrim. Skyrim Very Special Edition is a version of Bethesda's most-ported game for the Alexa, although it's fair to say it arrives in stripped-down form.

Then people found out they could play it. First you have to download the Skill, which is available from this link. What we saw in the Very Special Edition was quite similar to these MUDs, so much so that someone even made the comparison when I tweet that an Alexa RPG would be a good idea. Hopefully we can avoid any arrows to the knees this time around.

Related News:

  • Pompeo tries to reassure North Korea about denuclearization

    Pompeo tries to reassure North Korea about denuclearization

    He could be seen speeding through Singapore on Sunday in a black limousine adorned with large North Korean flags. President Trump has described it as a "get-to-know-you situation" and said "it's going to be a process".
    War of words erupts between U.S.  and G7 allies

    War of words erupts between U.S. and G7 allies

    Trump fired back after Trudeau's press conference, blasting the Canadian leader on Twitter as "very dishonest and weak". A few hours earlier, Trudeau had told reporters that all seven leaders had come together to sign the joint declaration.
    France striker Giroud leaves pitch with bloody forehead

    France striker Giroud leaves pitch with bloody forehead

    They are due to land later on this afternoon and will be staying in the Moscow region. But he will be able to face Australia", Deschamps said.
  • Poundworld set to become latest retail failure, putting 5100 jobs at risk

    The appointment of Deloitte as administrators leaves the future of five stores in the county hanging in the balance. A discount store has entered administration, putting thousands of jobs at risk across the UK.
    Italian mayors rebel against Salvini’s order to block migrant ship

    Italian mayors rebel against Salvini’s order to block migrant ship

    The rescuers say those on board Acquarius include 123 unaccompanied minors, 11 children, and 7 pregnant women. Malta is in full conformity with worldwide obligations & will not take the vessel in its ports.
    Erdoğan warns Austrian gov't against crackdown on mosques

    Erdoğan warns Austrian gov't against crackdown on mosques

    Erdogan responded angrily on Saturday, stating, " They say they're going to kick our religious men out of Austria . Erdogan's speech precedes presidential and legislative elections on June 24 in which he faces stiff opposition.
  • Foxconn broke Chinese labour laws-rights group

    Foxconn broke Chinese labour laws-rights group

    Foxconn, a consumer electronics manufacturer, said it's "aware" of the report and is conducting a "full investigation". In 2010, Shanghaiist reported that security guards at an Apple iPhone factory run by Foxconn regularly beat workers.
    Bitcoin slides as South Korean exchange hit by hackers

    Bitcoin slides as South Korean exchange hit by hackers

    Bitcoin is now trading at $6,752 - down from an all-time peak of almost $20,000 in the week before Christmas. The latest attack highlights the lack of security and weak regulation of global cryptocurrency markets.
    Kate Middleton showcases affordable summer style during day out with children

    Kate Middleton showcases affordable summer style during day out with children

    The tournament was Prince William's first sporting appearance since the couple welcomed Prince Louis earlier this year. Better if he was seen playing with a toy auto or football.
  • Lottery victor  wears winking emoji mask to hide identity

    Lottery victor wears winking emoji mask to hide identity

    That's why Gray isn't revealing much about herself, but she did offer a peek behind the mask to the Jamaica Gleaner newspaper. This lottery victor couldn't stop smiling mainly because she was wearing a winking smiley emoji mask.

    Alisson will give no thought to his future during the World Cup

    The Switzerland worldwide has a £12m release clause following their relegation from the Premier League last season. Liverpool target Alisson will not be giving any thought to his future during the World Cup, he has insisted.
    Mario Götze hints at reunion with Jürgen Klopp at Liverpool

    Mario Götze hints at reunion with Jürgen Klopp at Liverpool

    There have been a few developments at Liverpool and their transfer business. He is a world-class coach and that's why it's always an option.


Most liked

Indian Scientists Discover New Planet 600 Light Years Away
But it does not necessarily mean that these planets are also habitable or have conditions necessary to support life. The first exoplanet (51 Pegasi b) was discovered by Michael Mayor and Didier Queloz in 1995.

Mom wanted me to do a film like 'Sairat': Janhvi
Ishaan shines as the much in love Romeo, and Janhvi's Juliet has quite the spunk and charm! Apart from acting, Jahnvi's also stealing hearts with her hot yet cute style statements.

Poundworld set to appoint administrators, putting jobs in west Cumbria at risk
The future of discount retailer Poundworld has been cast into doubt following Alteri Investors withdrawal from their buyout. It also has a Poundworld Plus outlet at the Peel Centre, Dumfries.

IHOP reveals what IHOB will stand for
The restaurant's website, still found at www.ihop.com claims their new Ultimate Steakburgers are "un-burgerin"-believable". Among the burgers now available are Big Brunch , Cowboy BBQ , Mushroom Swiss, Jalapeno Kick and Mega Monster .

Kate Middleton wore a $69 Zara dress for a surprise family outing
Little Charlotte adorably practiced her headstands in front of mother Kate, and was even sporting a pair of very cool sunglasses. Prince George and Princess Charlotte stole the show as dad Prince William took part in a charity polo game yesterday.

'Kaala' sets momentum for a good run in Chennai Box Office!
Even before the film's release, Kaala has already done great business by raking in Rs 230 crore with satellite and music rights. The movie is estimated to have earned Rs 8 crore for the distributors in these regions in three days.

US Air Force Nabs Deserter After 35 Years
The only clue Hughes left behind was a trail of bank withdrawals, where he pulled out $28,500 from 19 different branches. He had been scheduled to return to the Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque , New Mexico on August 1.

Migrants remain at sea as Italy-Malta standoff intensifies
Muscat said he told Conte "that Malta is acting in full conformity with its global obligations". "Malta takes in nobody", he said. Maltese Premier Joseph Muscat also refused to take in the Aquarius ship of the humanitarian group SOS Mediterranee.

Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump in Singapore for historic summit
Curious onlookers wait for the departure of Donald Trump's motorcade from Singapore's presidential palace. Kim Jong Un met Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong shortly after his arrival, driving from the St.

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is coming to Xbox One
The original Tales of Vesperia launched back in 2008, and it was one of the few JRPGs that were released on the Xbox 360. Are you looking forward to playing the complete version of Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition? .

Victoria Beckham Steps Out With Husband David After Shutting Down Split Rumors
The former England captain looked stylishly low-key in a tan-coloured jacket and brown pants which he teamed with suede shoes. A friend of the couple said they had laughed about the claims and it was a "mystery" as to how they had started.

Farrell wants England unity after Boks loss
Still, we only scraped through in the end and we made too many errors, so there is a lot for us to work on. Especially when they win'. "They told me to go find it myself, so I'll have to go find it myself".

Eminem draws backlash for using 'gunshot' sound effects during show
Eminem is facing criticism from festival-goers after he caused panic by using "realistic" gunshot sound effects during his Bonnaroo festival show.

Iran, China discuss JCPOA, all-out ties on SCO sidelines
Founded in 2001, the SCO also includes the former Central Asian Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

The next Elder Scrolls game is coming to mobile
What games are you excited about? There will, however, also be combat which will work entirely on the mobile touch screen. Bethesda confirmed it'll be possible for players to visit the towns of their friends.