A Postmortem—or an Autopsy—on Steel Battalion's Failures

Kirk Hamilton, the Kotaku features editor, appeared with Anthony Carboni on revision3's New Challenger to discuss the shambling pile of fail that is Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor, why scathing reviews differed so much from optimistic previews, and what this means for core games development on Kinect. The segment is… » 6/24/12 2:00pm 6/24/12 2:00pm

Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor Trades Its Massive Controller for Really…

In 2002 Capcom released Steel Battalion for the Xbox, a mech game so complex it was bundled for $200 with a massive proprietary controller. It didn't sell particularly well, but Capcom didn't let that stop them from creating a sequel that will probably sell worse. » 6/20/12 10:00pm 6/20/12 10:00pm

Take a Bite from Steel Battalion's Most Unsanitary Moment

Bad enough I got drafted into Steel Battalion's janky, totally unplayable war, but what made things worse was having to fight alongside a guy with pee-covered hands. Oh, and another guy who apparently likes having unholy relations with Vertical Tanks. » 6/20/12 9:30am 6/20/12 9:30am

This is Why Everyone Was Hating on Steel Battalion Today

Maybe you're thinking to yourself, "Geez, Evan, you sure made Steel Battalion sound like a terrible experience in your review today." Damn right I did and deservedly so, might I add. And it wasn't just me. Over at Polygon, Justin McElroy rounds up a few other game critics who related just how unplayable this Kinect game … » 6/19/12 9:30pm 6/19/12 9:30pm

We Need More Kinect Games Like Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor, Please.

We've been subjected to some bad Kinect games this past year and a half. Maybe it's time for a really good one? I'm stepping on board the fully-mechanized Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor bandwagon, because here is a Kinect game that looks fun and—this is key—appears to use the Kinect sensor sparingly. » 4/10/12 8:00pm 4/10/12 8:00pm

Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor Is The Hardest-Core Kinect Game Yet

» 3/05/12 2:00pm 3/05/12 2:00pm

Holy crap, this tank is taking fire from all sides, I can't see anything, I need to vent out the smoke but one of my crew members just got shot and we can't stay still for too long or enemy soldiers will climb in and kill us, and I can't reach the vent button, and the window just cracked, so now I'm flying blind,… » 3/05/12 2:00pm 3/05/12 2:00pm

The Weekend Xbox Japan Conquered Akihabara

On a chilly afternoon this past weekend, well over 100 people waited in line in Akihabara to see Microsoft's " Xbox 360 Kansyasai in Akiba » 3/01/12 6:00am 3/01/12 6:00am" (Xbox 360 Festival of Thanks in Akihabara). The event was a joint effort between Microsoft and Capcom, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Japanese release of the original Xbox…

In Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor You Are Half of the Controller

As Brian Ashcraft reported during the Tokyo Game Show in September, Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor foregoes the pricey, complicated controller of the original game in favor of a slightly less convoluted control scheme that uses Microsoft's Kinect and a real gamepad. » 10/26/11 2:20pm 10/26/11 2:20pm