Most video games these days let the player pause the story-driven cinemas, or even offer an option to skip the cinematic interlude of they choose when a button is pressed. Some instantly skip when you press start, others just bowl them over for the next action scene.
Sony almost seems small time now as hackers seem intent on one-upping the as-of-yet unidentified group responsible for taking down the PlayStation Network. In recent weeks, hackers have set their sites on additional gaming targets, beginning with Codemasters.
So, in Mass Effect 3 you can activate the franchise's familiar dialogue trees via Kinect. You'll actually say the lines out loud, the Kinect sensor picking up on your voice and responding almost immediately. This, according to Microsoft at their E3 press conference, is some type of spectacular advancement... except it's not. At all.