Kinect functionality is coming to Skyrim! While I maintain that trying to sort through inventory and performing most basic functions is probably no easier through speech than with a controller, getting to shout your spells does seem both reasonable and fun. And at least they didn’t try to put motion controls in there, which makes me shudder in apprehension to even think about it. All right, Kinect, I’ll give you this one. But if you think you’re out of the shit house yet for the atrocity that was Star Wars Kinect, you’ve got another thing coming.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.