At last, Dragon Dictate is now offering speech packs that will let gamers give voice commands to selected games, and yes, one of those games is Second Life. Furries everywhere are chirping with delight. The Boston Herald put Dragon Dictate through its paces:
Playing “Black Ops” with the speech pack was a big improvement from the moment the first mission started. I was used to dying frequently when relying on keyboard commands to do things like taking cover, switching or reloading weapons. But barking Dragon’s voice commands kept me alive longer and also freed me up to strategize more about how to complete my objectives.
In the “Mass Effect 2” role-playing space game, the action is not as fast and furious as a first-person shooter. But the speech pack’s voice commands for this game improved my attacks on opponents and helped me to control my squad more efficiently. The speech pack also really improved the immersion factor, the feeling that you are living in the game world rather than just playing.
I am looking forward to trying it out in PvP with World of Warcraft. “I said, ‘attack gnome!’ not ‘attack no one!'”
Other games that Dragon Dictate has speech packs available for include Starcraft 2, Microsoft Flight Simulator X, Warhammer 40,000 Dawn Of War, Medal of Honor, Pacific Poker, Rainbow 6 Vegas, Splinter Cell Convictions, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.