Shouting at the Dead with Alexa Game Control in Dead Island 2.
Amazon is launching its latest game integration with Alexa Game Control support built into Dead Island 2, an upcoming open-world zombie game expected in late April.
I got to play around with a preview version of the game, using a headset mic to issue commands and taunt zombies.
Alexa Game Control doesn’t require an Amazon Echo device.
Instead you use a desktop mic, your PC’s built-in mic, or a headset, although you have to link the game and your Amazon account.
Setup, via a QR code, was simple, and you can set up voice commands to work as push-to-talk, tap once to talk or just leave the mic hot full time.
I went with the simple push-to-talk option, which uses the B key by default.
Besides PCs, Xbox will also be supported.
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This isn’t my first shot at voice-powered gaming.
I recall being floored by the potential of a 2002 game called Star Trek Bridge Commander, which promised gamers the chance to issue verbal commands to the crew of your ship.
Foreign [Music] Shouting at the Dead with Alexa game Control in Dead Island 2 Amazon is Launching its latest game integration With Alexa game control support built Into Dead Island 2 an upcoming open World zombie game expected in late April I got to play around with a preview Version of the game using a headset mic To issue commands and taunt zombies Alexa gain control doesn't require an Amazon Echo device instead you use a Desktop mic your PC's built-in mic or a Headset although you have to link the Game and your Amazon account set up via QR code was simple and you can set up Voice commands to work as push to talk Tap once to talk or just leave the mkhot Full time I went with the simple push to Talk option which uses the b key by Default besides PCS spox will also be Supported to stay up to date with latest Top stories make sure to subscribe to This YouTube channel by clicking the Button above this video this isn't my First shot at voice power gaming I Recall being floored by the potential of A 2002 game called Star Trek bridge Commander which promised Gamers the Chance to issue verbal commands to the Crew of your ship after buying a headset Mick and hooking it up to my 2002 era PC The novelty wore off quickly voice
Commands worked but it ended up being Much easier to use keyboard commands Instead in 2023 the situation feels Similar I tried Dead Island 2 with Alexa's voice commands and found a few Useful cases but was often stymied by The restrictive language needed by far The best use case was drawing an idol Zombie toward you by saying hey zombie Or something similar out loud that way I Could pick off zombies one at a time From a larger group instead of getting Surrounded and chomped every time I Turned a corner locating and adding Waypoints to map highlights like Workbenches and Traders is another Option but I found it much easier to Just look at the in-game map to navigate Weapon selection can also be done via Voice but the terminology is awkward one Useful tool is asking the game to Auto Select your best current weapon which Keeps you from having to open a menu and Compare stats the final game will also Have online Co-op multiplayer and voice Commands can be used to trigger generic Replies or moves like a dance or a Thumbs up after several hours I can say That Dead Island 2 looks and plays Pretty great overall it takes place in Los Angeles so the island part is a bit Of a misnomer but I enjoyed the Satirical take on Hollywood cliches and All the end jokes and sight gags for the
Most part the Alexa game control Features didn't add a ton of extra Playability to the game and I'm not sure I'd leave it on for the entire game that Said the hey zombie command was very Useful and the voice command I used far More than any other Dead Island 2 is Expected on April 21st for PC and Consoles it's the first game supporting This new Alexa game command initiative But Amazon says there are more games to Follow [Music]