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Kinect Voice Recognition Available Only In Select Regions At Launch

Now here’s a bitter pill many Kinect future owners will have to swallow come launch day – it turns out that the much-touted voice recognition will be limited to select regions when Kinect releases this November and won’t be made available for the rest of the world until as late as Spring 2011.

The lucky few countries who won’t be getting the short end of the stick are the United States, Canada (only in English), UK, Mexico, and Japan. All the rest of the bunch will have to wait until Spring 2011 for voice support to be added to Kinect. This means that even if you speak English, but don’t reside in any of the aforementioned regions, you will have no choice but to take that glass of water and swallow the devilish pill.

Feel free to vent your disappointment in the comments below.

Source: Eurogamer and Shacknews

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Comment by The_Glovner on 2010-09-02 09:14:01 | Reply

Cue swedish pete.

Comment by Harvey on 2010-09-02 13:14:04 | Reply

Yes its coming to the UK, without voice regonition it just makes the whole kinect thing pointless.

Comment by Swedish Pete on 2010-09-02 16:07:20 | Reply

Thank you, The_Glovner! Well… ehum *cough, cough*. Oh well, you obviously already not what I’m about to say so instead, I’ll take the opportunity to debunk a myth: fingernails do not grow on dead people as commonly thought by some people. The skin, however, can retract leaving the impression that fingernails and facial hair actually continue to grow.

As far as the Voice Recognition news goes, I figure that British citizens should be able to master (that’s master, not mawhster) US English and sound a heck of a lot cooler in the process. Problem solved.

Comment by Tony on 2010-09-02 16:39:00 | Reply

I had Day Ja Vu when I read this :D

Comment by Swedish Pete on 2010-09-02 20:06:57 | Reply

Hey Tony, that’s quite an exotic spelling :-). It’s actually Deja Vu, which you probably would have known if you had played the super cool (and super hard) Commodore 64-game Deja Vu: A Nightmare Comes True.

The_Glovner: My pleasure, my good sir.

Comment by Tony on 2010-09-03 00:57:59 | Reply

Wha…?!

Comment by The_Glovner on 2010-09-02 16:20:59 | Reply

I didn’t actually know that, thanks Pete.

Comment by The_Glovner on 2010-09-02 16:22:49 | Reply

Regards to the voice recognition.

I have a nasty feeling that like most things like that it will accept Queens English and struggle with an accent.

I wait to be happily proved wrong.

Haha yeah I am expecting it to struggle with Scottish, Geordie and Bristolian accents.

Comment by spazz4393 on 2010-09-02 18:30:27 | Reply

this hole thing is gay i will never buy this and i dont no y other ppl did buy this its a wast of money if they make a shooter like mw2 or BF then yes i will buy it but not anytime sooner

Comment by Tony on 2010-09-02 18:48:09 | Reply

Not everybody has the same tastes as you.

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