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Dead Space 3 uses Kinect for co-op commands

Dead Space 3 will utilize the Kinect to issue commands in cooperative play, Visceral Games and EA have announced.

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What's the next game to be made "better with Kinect"? Why, it's Dead Space 3. But don't expect to use it as you would in Rise of Nightmares. Instead, Visceral Games is using Microsoft's camera to implement voice commands in co-op.

Using Kinect, co-op partners will be able to issue voice commands to give each other health or ammo, find their next objective, or revive each other. The announcement implies a host of other commands as well, like "Find partner!" and "Fire stasis!" You need to exclaim these things, obviously. The announcement also references using these commands in single-player, but doesn't explain how since the single-player will have no AI companion.

It seems like shouting at your buddy might break the all-important tension that the Dead Space series is known for, but we'll have to wait until its release on February 5 to know for sure. Check out our preview for more impressions.

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    December 13, 2012 11:05 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Dead Space 3 uses Kinect for co-op commands.

    Dead Space 3 will utilize the Kinect to issue commands in cooperative play, Visceral Games and EA have announced.

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      December 13, 2012 12:03 PM

      I remember playing Binary Domain. The voice recognition system didn't work for me since I had to let out a sick death-metal growl into my microphone for the game to pick it up. Then I'd have to do it again for clarity. I can imagine facing one enemy in Dead Space when your partner is turned the other way and you have to yell the microphone off it's stand in the case of true fear.

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      December 13, 2012 12:22 PM

      commands include "SHIT PANTS!" and "TIGHTEN BUTTHOLE ONE HUNDRED PERCENT"

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        December 13, 2012 12:42 PM

        kinect is bullshit, let me use my headset. my stereo is always telling my kinect to do things...