Happy Friday the 13th, everyone! If you missed our live show today, Max and Tara showed off some of Skyrim's new voice commands, divulged rumors about a possible Steambox console release, and gushed over Trials Evolution's new level editor trailer. Also, Sleeping Dogs has a release date and Max Payne is out on iOS!
Episode 293 of the Destructoid Show:
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Bethesda has announced that Kinect support is coming to the Xbox 360 version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and will include voice recognition to let you pull off the Dragon Shouts with your own vocal abilities. (Jim Sterling)
United Front Games' Sleeping Dogs increasingly sounds like something I need to get my hands on. That'll have to wait a few more months, unfortunately -- Square Enix has announced an August 14 release date in North America for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Wasting no time whatsoever, the publisher is also talking up the pre-order incentives for Sleeping Dogs. Amazon has the "Martial Arts" Pack, Best Buy is giving out the "Georges St. Pierre" Pack, and your friendly neighborhood GameStop is offering the "Police Protection" Pack. (Jordan Devore)
Valve is recruiting, but it's not just looking for a few extra bodies. According to its job listings page, the company wants hardware boffins to help create brand new gaming experiences. Those adamant that Valve is working on a "Steam Box" believe some sort of console-like device is on the way. (Jim Sterling)
I might need one of you to hold me for a while. I've just watched this latest trailer for Trials Evolution, demonstrating the game's level editor. The scope is staggering and I can't wait to see what skilled users wind up creating with it. I'm sure they're gearing up right now for next week's release. (Conrad Zimmerman)