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Old 11-12-2010, 03:10 AM   #1
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Do Canadians have voice controls?

I read awhile back that Only Americans and Mexico will have voice commands at launch, but I haven't heard anything since. I'm Canadian and want to know if I can even talk to Kinect before I buy it
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Old 11-12-2010, 04:52 AM   #2
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Voice support wasn't originally going to be available to mainland Europe and Canada until spring 2011, but it appears that for some reason (English) Canada got it at release. So yes, you can talk to kinect
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Old 11-12-2010, 05:43 PM   #4
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I'm a newfie and it understands me!
If it can understand newfie, its got to the most advanced voice recognition program out there. I can't understand it most of the time.
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What are the voice commands? I've tried a few things and I'm either not loud enough or its not a command
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Old 11-12-2010, 07:43 PM   #6
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If it can understand newfie, its got to the most advanced voice recognition program out there. I can't understand it most of the time.
Lol, I know what you mean...I'm from there and half the time I don't understand either. I've been living in Alberta for the past 4 years so my accent has faded quite a bit now too.

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What are the voice commands? I've tried a few things and I'm either not loud enough or its not a command
I've just been using a normal speaking voice with no problems.
If you say the word "XBox" the commands for everything onscreen will come up. So you can say "XBox....Kinect" to go to the Kinect menu, then "Xbox...Achievements" to view your achievement list.

If you are having problems, try recalibrating the voice system. When I first set mine up, I had similar issues. TIP: do your calibration at the same place you will be playing from, and using a normal speaking voice.
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Old 11-13-2010, 02:54 AM   #7
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Good to know... and if Kinect understands Newfies it can understand anything :P
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Old 11-13-2010, 03:31 AM   #8
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yez b'y, me an dat der kin'ct is goan 'ave a keen bad ol' time eh wha?
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Old 11-13-2010, 01:43 PM   #9
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I've just been using a normal speaking voice with no problems.
If you say the word "XBox" the commands for everything onscreen will come up. So you can say "XBox....Kinect" to go to the Kinect menu, then "Xbox...Achievements" to view your achievement list.

If you are having problems, try recalibrating the voice system. When I first set mine up, I had similar issues. TIP: do your calibration at the same place you will be playing from, and using a normal speaking voice.
Cheers, I'll definitely give it another calibration
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Old 11-13-2010, 05:14 PM   #10
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If it can understand newfie, its got to the most advanced voice recognition program out there. I can't understand it most of the time.
That is truly awesome, it seems to understand everything, though often gets the wrong idea. I said "XBox. Pleasure me!" so it played Kinect Adventures.
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Old 11-13-2010, 11:52 PM   #11
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That is truly awesome, it seems to understand everything, though often gets the wrong idea. I said "XBox. Pleasure me!" so it played Kinect Adventures.
Well, that shows the Kinect can't comprehend commands with um... "other meanings?" The limitations of modern technology at it's best!
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Old 11-14-2010, 12:49 AM   #12
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wOt????1!!! i thot cOnNeCt speaked AMERICAN ONLY.
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Old 11-14-2010, 09:33 PM   #13
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haha Do Canadians have voice controls of corse we do we all do
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Old 11-15-2010, 08:02 AM   #14
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yeah im here in new brunswick and it hears me just fine sometimes when it wants to
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Old 11-15-2010, 08:33 AM   #15
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Hahaha awesome!
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Old 11-15-2010, 03:13 PM   #16
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wOt????1!!! i thot cOnNeCt speaked AMERICAN ONLY.
You are from MN. Our accents are practically Canadian.
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Old 11-21-2010, 07:43 PM   #17
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I'm English, with a rather broad South Yorkshire accent, and my Kinect understands me fine, what do you think aboot (deliberate typo, yeh) that?

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