April 12, 2012, 10:33 AM —
At first I thought this was a late April Fool's joke, but apparently this is real - Bethesda Softworks is adding Kinect support to its immensely popular Skyrim video game. The support will let players use their voice to control many parts of the game, including the popular "Dragon Shouts", which cause additional damage when you shout them at your enemies. Other features include the ability to use your voice to switch weapons, command your ally and open up your quick map. Take a look at the video explaining more of the new features.
At least they didn't add Kinect support for things like firing an arrow or swinging a sword, that would get pretty tiresome after a while.
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