Skyrim Gets Xbox Kinect Voice Command Support; Hordes of Gamers To Go Hoarse

Skyrim Gets Xbox Kinect Voice Command Support; Hordes of Gamers To Go Hoarse

Skyrim Gets Xbox Kinect Voice Command Support; Hordes of Gamers To Go Hoarse

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April 13 2012 2:14 PM

Skyrim Gets Xbox Kinect Voice Command Support; Hordes of Gamers To Go Hoarse

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Kinect comes to Xbox for the video game "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim."

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Shout like a Dragon Born from the comfort of your own sofa! 

Bethesda Softworks has announced that super popular fantasy game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is getting Xbox Kinect support for more than 200 voice commands, making gamers and avatars everywhere do backflips. Players will be able to access Hotkey Equipping, Follower Commands, and all menu items, enabling them to speak commands to quickly navigate the world map and assign points to their skill tree. They'll even be able to hastily voice a quick-save before a giant smacks them into the atmosphere. 

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It's an update many have been waiting for, but despite Kinect also being available on the PC, voice support is only coming to the Xbox for now. That may have some gamers yelling less pleasant things than "Fus Ro Dah."

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