Required listening: Ni no Kuni, Anarchy Reigns, and an interview with Aliens: Colonial Marines composer Kevin Riepl

Required listening is a new monthly feature focusing on game soundtracks and the people who lovingly create them. For the first edition, we’ll take a look at Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, DmC: Devil May Cry, and Anarchy Reigns, as well as an in-depth interview with Aliens: Colonial Marines composer Kevin Riepl.

With Kinect, Skyrim’s Dragon Shouts are easier to bellow (hands-on)

Microsoft’s Kinect motion-sensing system is making its way into hardcore games, but not in the way everyone thought. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, one of the hottest-selling games from the fall, will exploit the voice-recognition feature in Kinect so that you can more easily navigate through the game’s complex interface. And you can cast spells more easily by shouting them.