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Posted by AttorneyAtLaw

Its great that such a gigantic game still keeps growing.

Posted by Tearhead

It would be cool if you could use this with a headset across both consoles and PC.

Posted by EndlessLotus

Goddammit, Beth. Give us some details on the bloody DLC....

Posted by ichris26

At least they are still adding features into the game.

Posted by BPRJCTX

@knightlyknave said:

People are still playing Skyrim?

Yup, i've been playing it since the beggining of January, 3 months, 150 hours later, and still so much to do...

Actually i had to stop playing yesterday, when i got to BlackReach, cos i just felt so overwhelmed, i just said to myself, "i can't take it anymore!!!".

I was in that dungeon for about an hour and a half, i was feeling claustrophobic, i had to save and quit...

Man, that game is amazing!!!

Posted by BPRJCTX

FO KRAH DIIN MOTHERFUCKER!!!

So glad i bought a Kinect (used for 50 bucks)!!!

Posted by morghanphoenix

At least the game is done rather than sinking time in to it, and a worthless multiplayer, that should have been spent finishing the game.

Posted by Mighty_Taco

Huh, why?

Posted by knightlyknave

People are still playing Skyrim?

Edited by Brackynews

@Blackout62 said:

Kinect enabled suplexes!

Ma'cho Thu'um is the only Thu'um you need.

OHHHHH YEAAAAHHHH *KAPLOW*

Posted by kennybaese

This, like Siri on the iPhone, is a really cool idea that more often than not fails in execution. Provided that they keep trying and don't just give up because of the online backlash against it, ideas like these have the potential to be really interesting.

Posted by IVofRussia

This was done on PC months ago. Console kiddies don't know 'bout my Thu'um.

Posted by Pseudonymous

@Ravelle said:

Voice commands never work, I spent an hour trying to make Binary Domain understand the words I'm saying, I just gave up after a while because it just won't register my words. Not only that but even in game it confuses the words and messing with your gamepla, you can tweak the tresshold and noice reduction but that either causes the game to respond to the sound coming from your television or not responding at all to your commands.

Sounds like faulty equipment or you need to calibrate again. I never had any issues with it.

Posted by Ravelle

Voice commands never work, I spent an hour trying to make Binary Domain understand the words I'm saying, I just gave up after a while because it just won't register my words. Not only that but even in game it confuses the words and messing with your gamepla, you can tweak the tresshold and noice reduction but that either causes the game to respond to the sound coming from your television or not responding at all to your commands.

Posted by SkilloChris

Awesome, time to dust off the Kinect. It should be worth it for the extra streamlining to the interface, dont think I'll be shouting Fos Rah do or whatever at my T.V. though...

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@Andy_117 said:

Wait, voice commands to save and load? I can't wait to stealth troll my friends playing by shouting "LOAD" at only the most inappropriate times.

Actually, this could turn Skyrim into a multiplayer title. A whole bunch of people sitting by the TV shouting commands? See what the Kinect decides to pick up? ...sounds hilarious. Now if only I had any friends dumb enough to have bought a Kinect...

The Kinect will only recognize the voice of the person playing, so you won't be able to yell "LOAD" to screw with them.

Personally I think it's going to make the game more enjoyable to play. There is alot of going back and forth to the menus (B Button) while playing and it makes the game slightly annoying. Being able to Load, Quicksave, Equip Weapons and Spells all without hitting the B Button will allow more time to focus on the game itself. The Inventory can be sorted by weight,value, and damage from what I saw in the preview as this will also save time.Be honest... You (Andy_117) don't have a Kinect because you're mommy won't drop the $150.00 for one, but why does that make everyone who bought one dumb? Don't knock it until you actually own one. It's a good thing they are trying to implement it into games that didn't have it before.

I tried using my Kinect on Mass Effect 3(Insanity), but it too fast paced and the commands are too long to get a good rythm going. They need to stick with simple "one word" commands to keep up with the flow of battle, Kinect does ME3 no justice at all. I believe Skyrim will surely benefit from this update.

Anyone who doesn't own a Kinect is going to say "This is stupid" simply because they can't use it. Have fun with your "B Button"... HA!

Posted by FoxMulder

@Haseo said:

So instead of fixing bugs and the like they think adding a crappy kinect support is a good idea? Can't help but think Microsoft just threw a bunch of money at them and told them to make it happen. Joy a kinect update for a game I own and I don't want or own kinect.

I'm sure Bethesda has the resources to have team focus on the Kinect stuff and bugs. They've been releasing patches pretty steadily since it's release so I am sure they have enough people to keep doing so.

Posted by Hockeymask27

@MisterSnig: No. Maybe just a little dumb.

Posted by Illuminosopher

So fucking stupid.

Posted by Andy_117

Wait, voice commands to save and load? I can't wait to stealth troll my friends playing by shouting "LOAD" at only the most inappropriate times.

Actually, this could turn Skyrim into a multiplayer title. A whole bunch of people sitting by the TV shouting commands? See what the Kinect decides to pick up? ...sounds hilarious. Now if only I had any friends dumb enough to have bought a Kinect...

Posted by dvorak

There's a built out landmass for the entire continent... It's just not to scale. I wouldn't give any more hope to Morrowind than any other province.

Posted by Haseo

So instead of fixing bugs and the like they think adding a crappy kinect support is a good idea? Can't help but think Microsoft just threw a bunch of money at them and told them to make it happen. Joy a kinect update for a game I own and I don't want or own kinect.

Posted by White

Someone already made this for the PC. Sorry 'Thesda.

Posted by tweddle29

Not sure my neighbours will enjoy me shouting Fus Do Rah at three int he morning.

Posted by Blackout62

Kinect enabled suplexes!

Posted by scampskin

Yeah this looks pretty cool for what it is. I'm stoked to try it out and look like an idiot yelling at my TV.

Posted by Nakiro

Why can't they just use a regular mic that you would use for online?
It's voice recognition so it should work just as well if not better.

Posted by StrangePhysics

Is it bad that I want to get a 360 copy now so I can actually yell out the shouts?

Posted by Zaxex

Fus Ro Dah, right?

Interesting and optional.

Posted by Mister_Snig

@Hockeymask27 said:

@Godlyawesomeguy said:

Skyrim is getting some inoffensive Kinect support? SO GET REALLY ANGRY ABOUT IT GRRRRRRRRRRR ITS GONNA HAVE A FEATURE IN IT.

HOW DARE IT BE FREE AND OPTIONAL

Are you fucking people stupid?

Posted by Example1013

@Tennmuerti said:

It took Bethesda half a year to do what PC modders did a few weeks in.

Except it was actually done in prototype form before the game was even released. But y'know, that's just details.

You see the videos of Cyrodiil? From a very far distance (I think still in Skyrim) you can see what looks roughly like the White-Gold Tower (up close it's just a solid piece of grey rock, but it fits general outline).

Posted by obscurefan

I'd like to go ahead and apologize to all my neighbors, because they're going to hear me shouting Dragon Shouts at 3AM in the morning for weeks.

Posted by joelalfaro

@Godlyawesomeguy said:

Skyrim is getting some inoffensive Kinect support? SO GET REALLY ANGRY ABOUT IT GRRRRRRRRRRR ITS GONNA HAVE A FEATURE IN IT.

What he said :)

Posted by warley

Im more excited about the baroque band update and lute and drum peripherals that will soon be released. It should make the bard quest line much more interesting.

Posted by owlmassive

i asked ashley to do nawty things to me and she said "on it! " hahahaha

Posted by ShinjiEx

ARROW TO THE KNEE!!!

Posted by Besetment

So let's say you're playing a mage on master difficulty, and during a fight with a dragon it suddenly decides to turn and breathe fire on you. Will you trust the Kinect enough to yell "FEIM" and expect it to recognize that you're trying to become ethereal, and activate the shout in the one second it takes for you to burn to death?

I know I would!

Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam

Wait a minute, Patrick. You say that you "probably won't" use the new Kinect features, but you go on to say in the caption that "[your] neighbors will probably not appreciate the Kinect update", implying the use of such features by you. I FIND THIS ARTICLE TO BE DISINGENUOUS!

Posted by umdesch4

@Zacagawea said:

@hughesman said:

It's funny seeing people say that this is the most interesting use of kinect when it would probably work better with a headset.

Yeah you're right, it would work so much better with a headset

The fuck is wrong with people these days

I don't understand you exactly. I mean, yeah, it really would work a lot better with a headset. Any time I've done any kind of voice recognition on a PC using a headset, it's been much better, faster, and more accurate than the Kinect. I think it's due to less need to filter out ambient noise in the environment, etc.

I agree with the sentiment that if you've got a $150 sensor array at your disposal, simply using the microphone for voice recognition and calling it Kinect support is a little disingenuous. I was controlling my sequencing software from across the room by dictating voice commands at my Windows 98 PC so I could record my MIDI drum kit, using the same headset I was getting my click track from. "Cakewalk. Rewind to start. Arm record. Go." That sort of thing. Dirt cheap, and over a dozen years ago, using hardware and software that is laughable by today's standards, and it worked so well that people who came to my home studio thought it was magic.

Dunno where I'm going with this...I just think the Kinect has SO MUCH more potential than voice recognition that's almost, but not quite, as good as what we had over a decade ago.

Posted by nintendoeats

I used the Kinect quite a bit in ME3. It definitely wasn't perfect, but it's the best use that I've seen so far of the hardware. I hope that this works just as well.

Posted by m0nty

I haven't tried playing Skyrim for about a month. I was really disappointed with the endless roadblocks I ran into in the form of doors that can't be opened to complete quests. I still don't have high res textures, even after the patch.

Posted by BigChief

Heh, you know, usually this kinect stuff seems tacked on and dumb, but doing dragon shouts actually kinda sounds fun and awesome.

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Posted by Z3RO180

@two_socks: i think all those ideas will come out in the near future

Posted by Summoboomo

@jasondesante:I'm pretty sure there's a mod for voice support on the PC already!

Posted by sirdesmond

This will be a massively awesome update if I can say "Quick Save" and it will quick save since navigating those menus and saving was a ton of time (since I'm a saving fiend).

Posted by 2kings

@uglykitten said:

"Hey dude, go look at Jarl Balgruuf real quick. Wait, get closer. Right there, on his crown if you look closely- FUS!"

This will happen.

LOL. YES!!

Posted by hermes

@AiurFlux: Because Kinect has a lot of voice recognition software that simplifies the process. Otherwise, Bethesda would have to develop a recognition module to work in Skyrim, which seems like too much work for a novelty.

The same reason why voice commands in Mass Effect 3 are only available with Kinect.

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