Illustration for article titled Being Scottish With An Xbox One Is A Daily Struggle

But only if you want to use Kinect.

Hello, my name is Mark Serrels and I'm overwhelmingly Scottish. People are sometimes taken aback by just how Scottish I am when they first meet me. The blank vacant stares of people trying to understand what the hell I'm saying: I recognise this look. I know it well.


If Kinect on the Xbox One had a face, it would make the same expression.

People think I'm exaggerating when I talk about just how difficult it is for me to use Kinect, so I decided to record myself trying to redeem a code today. Yeah, that was a blast. Literally I have to put on a posh English accent to have any hope of successfully using voice controls on Kinect.

But here's the thing: I can't even blame Kinect. Siri, for example, is 100% worse. I also have written proof of that.

Does anyone else have the same issues with either Kinect or Siri? I have never been able to make voice recognition software work for me ever. Ever.

This post originally appeared on Kotaku Australia, where Mark Serrels is the Editor. You can follow him on Twitter if you're into that sort of thing.


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