Kirk Hamilton, 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 about 10 minutes long. [YouTube]
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