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Bethesda's Skyrim is an immersive experience as it is, but combine it with a set of Sony VR goggles and Microsoft's motion-sensing add-on, Kinect, and you get one of the most fun-looking gaming rigs I have ever seen.

In the video below, one PC gamer shows how to turn the Elder Scrolls into a virtual reality experience. His expensive setup makes use of a Sony HMZ-T1 for head tracking, a Microsoft Kinect for body movements and action correlation, and a stack of PC apps to tie it all together in a 3D stereoscopic adventure. Super badass.

If you fancy giving the kit a go yourself, and have a wad of cash to pick up all the ingredients, the full list of what is needed can be found below. Further details and instructions on the Skyrim VR experience can be found over on Zookal. ®

  • Skyrim, PC version
  • Sony HMZ-T1
  • Microsoft Kinect
  • TrackIR5, for Head tracking
  • TrackClip Pro. Used with the TrackIR5 for more accurate head tracking
  • Shoot, command-based speech recognition software
  • FAAST 0.9, software used to map Kinect gestures to the keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Windows 7
  • Nvidia Graphics Card with Nvidia 3D Vision Support

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