The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, played with a Kinect

by Mark R

Last summer at E3, Microsoft announced at they were putting out some very cool games for the Xbox 360 Kinect.

I will leave it up to you to decide whether or not the holiday games for the Kinect are up to par. One of the biggest games on the market for the Xbox 360 is Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and this man that you see in the upper corner of the image has figured out how to link the Kinect with this popular fantasy game.

You can watch a video after the jump, and I will have to say that it gives me hope for a more active video game future. You can see that sword slashes and spells are done with realistic pushes of the hand, but another hand is controlling the camera. Other commands are done with the power of voice.

My recent playing of The Legend of Zelda: Skyword Sword has resulted in arm strain due to the swinging of the titular blade. I would love to play this game with a Kinect interface, and the Wiimotes do somewhat of a good job. Someone needs to create some video game treadmill or something for the simulation of running and jumping.


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