Skyrim multiplayer mod will let pals dungeon crawl together

More than seven years after it first launched, and we still cant get enough of The Elder Scrolls v: Skyrim. And that’s thanks in large part to the continued efforts of its dedicated modding community, which today turns up another treat – working multiplayer support.

Though the Elder Scrolls games excel in large part thanks to their focus on solo play (the Elder Scrolls Online notwithstanding, of course), several years in and Skyrim’s large open world still begs to be explored with pals. Many modders have tried to bring this dream to fruition, but it’s the team working on Skyrim Together that has come closest to making it a reality.

It allows up to eight players to team up and take on the majority of what Skyrim has to offer, once again breathing new life into the game.

Dragon wagon

Skyrim Together is currently in a closed beta, accessible only to the team’s Patreon contributors, though that’s only set to be a short season before a wider release is enabled.

So what can and can’t you do in Skyrim Together? It seems the majority of the game is accessible in multiplayer mode, with NPCs and quest systems supported – though no effort is being made to adapt missions to make them more co-op compatible. You’ll be able to interact with objects and NPCs as you’d expect, though dragon encounters, a key elements of the main storyline, don’t quite work.

As for interactions with other players it works just how you’d hope it would – team health bars are displayed as part of the interface, and you can heal target charms with restoration spells and the like.

Could this be a sign of things to come for the Elder Scrolls series? Though its efforts proved problematic in Fallout 76, Bethesda certainly has ambitions …read more

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Moonday Mornings: Dark Web Bitcoin transactions doubled in 2018

If you didn’t notice, today is Monday, January 21, which means two things. One, it’s time for another Moonday Mornings; and two, it’s the most depressing day of the year – apparently. Goodthing we have a wrap-up of the weekend’s top cryptocurrency and blockchain news for you. Check it out: 1. A Swedish cryptocurrency trader owes his country’s authorities over $1 million (10 million SEK) in taxes, after trading Bitcoin over 10,000 times. According to local news, Linus Dunkers traded over $2.5 million since 2014, and claims the tax man is demanding over three times what he made in profit.…

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Why ‘right to erasure’ is stopping companies from complying with GDPR

Time may be relative, but most people will agree that whether you’re launching a business or planning a wedding, two years is a lot of notice, and enough time to adequately prepare for most things. Or so it would seem. But when the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) were first announced in April 2016, the European Union gave companies two years to put together a plan. Fast forward to May 2018, when those regulations were officially rolled out, and the majority of companies were and still are failing to comply. What happened? Why is it that a survey from the…

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Here are the winners of the TechRadar Middle East 2018 Awards

TechRadar Middle East 2018 Awards

We announced the categories for the TechRadar 2018 awards a few weeks back, and the list was made up of editorial and people’s choice awards. While we worked on picking our favourites, so did you, our readers, who poured in with your votes on your favourite smartphones, online retailer and favourite tech brand of 2018.

It’s time to reveal which companies and products were the best from 2018 – here are the winners of TechRadar Middle East’s 2018 Awards!

Best Phone: Huawei Mate 20 Pro

In a year where phones from other top-tier manufacturers were iterative upgrades at best, Huawei pulled no stops with the Mate 20 Pro. Featuring a gorgeous design, top-end specs and a fantastic camera, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro stood out from all other phones this year.

Best Mid Range Phone: Honor 8X

The Honor 8X looks like a phone that costs a lot more than it really does. At just AED/SAR 999, it offers a solid performance, a versatile camera and metal and glass build – a combination you don’t find in phones that cost twice as much.

Best Camera Phone: Huawei P20 Pro

The triple-camera system with Leica lenses on the Huawei P20 Pro blew us away, with its photographic skills matching what you would normally expect from much larger cameras. It’s especially impressive with night-time photography, and with a dash of AI thrown in, you’d have a hard time believing that a phone can be this good at taking photos.

Best Wearable: Apple Watch 4

Apple clearly believes smartwatches are here to stay, and the Watch 4 proves that. The design alone is a big upgrade, with the screen offering far more visibility. The health benefits are a welcome addition and show the direction Apple is heading in.

Best Tablet: iPad Pro (2018)

The iPad Pro 11-inch is …read more

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