The Xbox version of Skyrim will be getting a free update that'll add Kinect voice support in the coming weeks. It'll let console players scream dragon shouts at the screen, bellow commands at followers and open up levelling screens with a quick word. It all looks quite neat, as long as you live alone, but why wait for the opportunity to yell dragontongue phrases into an expensive console camera when you can do the same thing for free right now with a standard microphone? The ThuuMic mod will let you do just that.
The mod's still a work in progress, but it'll already let you activate dragon shouts using your voice alone. You'll also be able to control followers and, eventually, call over your horses by name. Personally, I'd request support for a 'CARRY MY BURDEN' command when dumping spare weaponry on Lydia, or perhaps a 'SILENCE' command that shuts up NPCs mid-sentence.
The mod hasn't made it over to the Steam Workshop yet, and it'll take a bit of extra time to get it up and running. You'll need to install Script Dragon
before downloading the mod
itself. There's lots of info on how to get the mod working correctly on ThuuMic's Skyrim Nexus page
. For more Skyrim mods, check out our collections of the best Skyrim mods