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Kinect/voice support coming to Skyrim

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If you’ve always wanted to shout “Fus Ro Dah” and have it actually do something besides make you look stupid, you’ll soon get your chance. Bethesda is rolling out a free update later this month for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim that adds over 200 voice commands to the game via the Kinect accessory for the Xbox 360.

Besides allowing you to issue in-game magical Shouts by, well, actually shouting, the voice-command interface will also let players use hotkey items, navigate menus, and issue follower orders.

The update will also add a new way to sort your inventory. If you want to find all those pesky dragon bones weighing you down but don’t want to scroll through your massive list, you’ll be able to view your items according to weight, name, and value.

But the real star of this update is definitely the implementation of Kinect Shouts. This will likely trigger a new wave of silly YouTube videos dedicated to torturing in-game companions.