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Skyrim Is Getting Kinect Support, Dragon Shouts Included 95

jjp9999 writes "Bethesda announced they're bringing Kinect support to Skyrim. It doesn't sound like this will include motion detection. Rather, it will be around voice commands — tons of voice commands. It supports dragon shouts, trading, navigation, switching weapons, and a whole lot of other features that usually require you to assign hotkeys or to sort through menus. They also gave a brief hint at new content, stating they've 'been hard at work on creating the first set of game add-ons that will be exclusive to the Xbox 360. This additional content will add new quests, locations, features, and much more to the world of Skyrim.'"

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Skyrim Is Getting Kinect Support, Dragon Shouts Included

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  • Re:Why not PC? (Score:5, Informative)

    by schitso ( 2541028 ) on Friday April 13, 2012 @03:51PM (#39678411)
    You mean like this? []

    These kinds of mods are exactly why I prefer PC gaming.
  • Re:Fix bugs first (Score:3, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 13, 2012 @04:04PM (#39678597)

    Christ don't be such a fucking wet blanket. The capacity of some people to bitch when a cool game company adds really cool new features post launch FOR FREE is fucking astounding.

    Elder scrolls games are going to have bugs. Lots of them. The size and the scope of the project makes this inevitable. The trick is to kill the real nasty showstoppers and IMO they did a great job with Skyrim. No, more importantly the goal is to make sure the game is FUN.

    Ex - Giants launching you in to the sky. Is it a bug? Yes! Is it fun? Oh fuck yes it is! It's a fucking riot! It went viral before the game's official launch and probably did more to sell the game than most features they spent a lot of time and money actually developing! It's not worth fixing, and it really doesn't do much to the gameplay. Why? Because its a bug in the execution animation. You'd never see a launch if you weren't going to end up dead anyway.

    Another example would be the buckets over the head of shop keepers. Hilarious and unintended, but an amazing advertisement of the game's capabilities. It showed the game had extremely fine grained collision detection and a physics model that respected it. It also showed how the NPCs had real vision based what they could actually "see".

    So take your bug fixes and stuff it. Furthermore, if you purchased the game on the "right" platform (PC) you'd know that elder scrolls games have a life years beyond their launch date due to excelent community created content.

  • by Mike Mentalist ( 544984 ) on Friday April 13, 2012 @04:11PM (#39678701) Homepage

    PC gamers already can FUS-RO-DAH in Skyrim with this mod - []

    Enough with the conspiracy theories. Your paranoid sense of persecution is unwarranted.

  • by The Dancing Panda ( 1321121 ) on Friday April 13, 2012 @04:18PM (#39678787)
    Did you bother to read any other comments? They're using the Kinect API to do voice commands, they didn't roll their own voice recognition (as that is much more difficult). Furthermore, there is apparently a mod that allows you to do this on the PC. Not everything is some terrible thing Microsoft did to fuck you over.

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