Endwar uses Speech-recognition parser system

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Rowdy Rob
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While not the first game to use speech recognition, it seems "Endwar" gets it largely right. It sounds like a modern twist on the age-old text adventure parser systems. Perhaps it won't be too long before we are able to carry primitive conversations with NPC's!

Here's a link to "Endwar: How to Talk Like a General" on Yahoo! Videogames:

http://videogames.yahoo.com/events/tom-clancys-endwar/endwar-how-to-talk...

Rowdy Rob
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Voice Recognition
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To wit, I went to all the trouble of calibrating my voice command stuff on my laptop and then never used it, despite the cool factor of saying things like, "VOICE COMMAND--OPEN WORD" and so on.

Apparently, "Endwar" uses a voice recognition technology that doesn't require voice calibration. Considering the fact that it probably has a very small parser (perhaps even compared to an average text adventure!), it might have been relatively easy to program such a voice recognition system.

I agree with you that talking to your computer is pretty annoying, and perhaps a little weird! I'm reminded of all these cell phone users with wireless bluetooth earpieces walking around talking, seemingly at nothing....

When I do talk to myself, I like to hold a cell phone up to my ear so people don't think I'm crazy. It doesn't seem to be working, though. :-)

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Bill Loguidice
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Speech Recognition

I love voice commands in games. When I played Rainbow Six 3 Black Arrow on the original Xbox, issuing voice commands to my squad mates was icing on the cake for a great game. Konami's Lifeline for the Sony PlayStation 2 was very cool in concept - where 95% of the game is controlled via often full sentence voice commands to the main protagonist - but the recognition engine was a bit spotty, which can be an exercise in frustration in an action survival horror game. I definitely embrace and always have embraced speech recognition (owning Voice Master Jr for my Commodore 64 way back when), but it has been slow to evolve. Hopefully Endwar continues the push outside of just simple command issuance to squadmates. If so and it's a decent game, I'll definitely be there.

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Hmm...This does sound

Hmm...This does sound interesting. I was thinking that something like this might be the future of text adventures, though I didn't think voice rec. was the way to go. I'd find it annoying to have to talk to my computer. :)

To wit, I went to all the trouble of calibrating my voice command stuff on my laptop and then never used it, despite the cool factor of saying things like, "VOICE COMMAND--OPEN WORD" and so on.

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Parrots Playing Endwar!

I don't know if this is fake or not, but the video shows two parrots playing "Endwar" via the speech recognition system!

http://videogames.yahoo.com/events/tom-clancys-endwar/tom-clancys-endwar...

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