The Kinect integration in next year's Mass Effect 3 just might be a great idea. Pardon the skepticism, but after two Mass Effect games that did just fine without any connection to Microsoft's hands-free sensor, it is a surprise.
We found out on Monday, officially, that Mass Effect 3 includes optional Kinect support. (That had leaked earlier). But it wasn't until I rant into David Silverman, a BioWare developer working on the game, that I understood how useful the Kinect support can be.