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You're reading Reaction Time, a weekly column that claims to examine recent events, games and trends in the industry, but is really just looking for an excuse to use the word "zeitgeist." It debuts on Fridays in Engadget's digital magazine, Distro. "Why don't you just do your job and review the game...

June 22nd 2012 at 3:10pm 0 Comments
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Only the majestic tone of the illustrious George Takei could sum up Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor's reviews so far: "Oh my!" In our two-star review we retreated back to the Kinect game classic "It's great, when it works," but at least we seem to have scraped some functionality out of the g...

June 19th 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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With my upper body poking through the hatch of my vertical tank – essentially a massive gun turret situated atop two equally massive, birdlike metal legs – I observe the surrounding landscape with a pair of binoculars. Spotting my target, I hop back into the cockpit of the VT as one of...

June 19th 2012 at 11:15am 0 Comments
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Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor is the smartest use of Kinect I've ever seen.It's a bold statement, I know, but the marriage of Kinect and controller in Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor is quite unique and, even more importantly, works well. We had concerns about the game last year, but those have disappe...

March 5th 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Capcom's Kinect-controlled Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor marches onto the battlefield on June 19 and June 22 in North America and Europe, respectively.We'll have a preview of latest build for the Vertical Tank (VT) simulator a little later today.

March 5th 2012 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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While the jury is still out on exactly how well Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor plays, one thing is clear: Capcom has no problem making excellent trailers for it. The latest highlights the many actions you can perform in the cockpit of a vertical tank. Our favorite: Scrabbling for a live grenade.

October 26th 2011 at 1:59pm 0 Comments
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The Kinect-based Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor is a concept that has a lot going for it, with a combination of controller and Kinect input opening up a lot of gameplay options to immerse the player into feeling like they're actually piloting a giant "Vertical Tank" (VT) mech. The only thing that c...

August 17th 2011 at 5:45pm 0 Comments