Will Dead Space 3 be scary or not? It's not quite clear yet. But if it is, if it manages to make some of you scream, then something might just happen in-game -- if you happen to be playing on Kinect, that is.
According to a CVG interview with DS3 executive producer Steve Papoutsis, it works like this:
"We actually have some commands that people will need to figure out," he explains, "But there are commands where you might be in a certain situation and you might yell a specific expletive and it might behave in a way that you want it to."
So if you're the type of person that goes all SH*T F*CK F*CK PISS or whatever after something scares or frustrates you, your potty mouth might result in something beneficial instead of just making other people uncomfortable.
That's not the only curious usage the Kinect will see with Dead Space 3. The game features co-op, and you can give voice commands to do basic stuff like sharing ammo. Not all of these actions are so kindhearted, though. You can grief, but "just your friends!" according to Papoutsis.
These are certainly some of the more amusing uses of the Kinect that I've heard about.