‘Ashley, Concussive Shot!’ And Other Voice Commands In Mass Effect 3

‘Ashley, Concussive Shot!’ And Other Voice Commands In Mass Effect 3

By now you’ve surely heard that Mass Effect 3, an action role-playing game and the conclusion to developer BioWare’s sci-fi trilogy, is out today for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

But you definitely haven’t heard Kotaku intern Nick Vannucci shouting voice commands to interact with the game on our office Kinect. Mass Effect 3 supports a whole bunch of these voice commands, as Nick demonstrates in the above video, recorded with a copy of the game for Xbox 360 (the only platform that supports Kinect commands).

He says it’s awesome, but I’ll let you fine readers judge for yourselves.


  • IIs he using Kinect or a gamepad to control his character’s movements? He misses practically every shotgun blast by a good few feet.

  • Once you map the controls to the shoulder its quicker to not talk at people and just press buttons :>

  • its a nice addition, but why would you ever say ‘pick up’ or ‘activate’ when you can just press a single button for faster results

  • My Kinect sensor is right next to my centre speaker, so if theres sound coming out of the speaker the Kinect sensor cant hear me.
    I imagine I have no chance of it hearing me during a fire fight.

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