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'Silver Lining' is a column from freelancer Taylor Cocke dedicated to highlighting moments of real potential in less than perfect games. This week he examines From Software's Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor. An interesting thing happened to me within the first hours of Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor. I...

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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 gam...

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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 game....

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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 ...

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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....

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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....

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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...

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Well, this is ... unexpected. The "Steel Battalion" franchise, perhaps best remembered for its 1,980-button controller, is coming to a platform that requires none. Microsoft has just announced that From Software will bring Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor to the 360 via Kinect. Well, technically, Micro...

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