"Mass Effect 3" Kinect Voice Commands Include "Boom Stick" and More

"Mass Effect 3" Kinect Voice Commands Include "Boom Stick" and MoreSad Shepard is sad.

We've sort of been fantasizing about a shooter to play with Kinect, where you mime an overhand throw to chuck a grenade, bring your pretend-weapon up to your face to start shooting, and crouch behind the couch to duck in cover. Mass Effect 3 won't be that game (we're pretty sure it wouldn't work that well anyway), but it will take advantage of Kinect's voice command recognition with a whole repertoire of savory sayings.

We're only slightly ashamed to admit we copy-and-paste'd this entire list from IGN, but we couldn't help ourselves after we read the "boom stick" thing (scroll down).

Is this how you expected Kinect to be used in Mass Effect 3? Do the gamers out there who don't have Kinect feel like they're going to be missing out on some cool features? let us know in the comments or on Twitter.

Exploration Commands

Command

Description

"Activate"

Interact with panel

"Bypass"

Bypass a locked door

"Deactivate"

Deactivate a turret

"Examine"

Interact with object

"Open"

Open doors or cases

"Pick up"

Pick up weapons, ammo and items

"Reactivate"

Toggle a turret or device on

"Salvage"

Salvage parts and materials from an object

"Support"

 ???

"Talk"

Talk to an NPC

"Warn"

 ???

"Quick Save"

 Saves the game

Combat Commands

Command 

Description

"Switch Weapon"

Switches Weapon

"Sniper Rifle"

Equips Sniper Rifle

"Shotgun"

Equips Shotgun

"Submachine Gun"

 Equips SMG

"Assault Rifle"

Equips Assalut Rifle

"Heavy Pistol"

Equips Heavy Pistol

"Sidearm"

Equips Sidearm

Class Powers

Soldier

Command

Description

"Adrenaline Rush"

Activates Power

"Concussive Shot"

Activates Power

"Frag Grenade"

Throw a Grenade

"Incendiary Ammo"

 Equip Incendiary Ammo

"Disruptor Ammo"

Equip Disruptor Ammo

"Cryo Ammo"

Equip Cryo Ammo

Secret Voice Commands

Soldier

Command

Description

"Boom Stick"

 Equips Shotgun

Character-Specific Command Lists

James

Command

Description

"Move"

James moves forward

"Attack"

James attacks enemy

"Follow Me"

James follows Shepard

"Carnage"

Uses Carnage

"Fortification"

Uses Fortification

"Incindiary Ammo"

 Uses Incindiary Ammo

"Throw Grenade"

Throws Grenade

"Frag Grenade"

Uses Frag Grenade

"Assault Rifle"

Equips Assault Rifle

"Shotgun"

Equips Shotgun

"Switch Weapon"

Switches Weapon

Liara

Command

Description

"Move"

Liara moves forward

"Attack"

Liara attacks enemy

"Follow Me"

Liara follows Shepard

"Singularity"

Uses Singularity

"Warp"

Uses Warp

"Stasis"

Uses Stasis

"Warp Ammo"

Equips Warp Ammo

"Submachine Gun"

 Equips SMG

"Heavy Pistol"

Equips Heavy Pistol

"Switch Weapon" 

 Switches Weapon

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