Nuance add gaming controls to Dragon speech recognition software

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dragon-game-pack.JPGNuance have updated their Dragon Naturally Speaking voice recognition PC software to let gamers control select titles using the power of speech.

Calling out “duck” or “take cover” or “reload” among many other commands will see your onscreen character follow your orders without the push of a button.

The list of compatible games so far include Call of Duty: Black Ops, Mass Effect 2, Medal of Honor, MS Flight Simulator X, Pacific Poker, Second Life, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Vegas 2, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Convictions, Warhammer 40,000 and World Of Warcraft.

“Many of today’s popular PC games have the production quality of Hollywood blockbusters, creating a realistic gaming experience, combining the latest in graphics, sound, special effects and story-telling to create an emotionally-charged and mesmerising game play experience,” said Peter Mahoney, senior vice president and general manager, Dragon, Nuance.

“Given the real-world environment the games create, using something as natural as speech recognition creates a truly immersive experience for gamers. Using speech is far easier than learning multiple keystrokes, resulting in intuitive, quicker and more competitive game play.”

Personally I hope that someone hurries up and makes a Dragon-compatible Predator game, just so I can shout “GET TO DA CHOPPA” at the PC and watch my squad of special ops misfits run for cover.

Grab the Dragon Gaming Speech Pack at an introductory price of £59.99.

Gerald Lynch