Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth

XB360, WIIU / Fighting / Release: Oct 30, 2012 / ESRB: RP

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Avengers: Battle for Earth preview: Doing Kinect right

Avengers: Battle for Earth preview: Doing Kinect right

It's not easy making a good Kinect game. Just look at Steel Battalion, which tried to leverage the Kinect in a unique way, and ended up getting eviscerated by critics and gamers alike. It takes more than hands-free motion controls to make a satisfying Kinect game. A lot more.

So what does it take to make a good Kinect game? Based on experience, it's a game that mixes simple, easy-to-perform gestures with some kind of multiplayer component. Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth appears to nail both sides of the equation, and mixes in some solid cel-shading aside. If it's looking for a niche with kids seeking to act out the roles of their favorite heroes, then it's probably going to fill it pretty nicely.

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Assassin's Creed 3, Avengers, Dead Space 3 - Shacknews Daily: May 10, 2012

Assassin's Creed 3, Avengers, Dead Space 3 - Shacknews Daily: May 10, 2012

Who knew American history could be so gripping? Ubisoft has unveiled the first gameplay trailer for Assassin's Creed 3, giving us a good look at stabbing, parkour, and more stabbing. Then, a video game based on The Avengers has been announced--but it's not based on the movie. Find out more about this odd game, coming to Wii U and Kinect. Finally, EA confirms a new Dead Space game--and could it have co-op?

Check out today's episode of Shacknews Daily.

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Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth coming to Wii U and Kinect

Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth coming to Wii U and Kinect

It had been speculated earlier this week that a new Avengers game was in the works after a domain had been registered for Avengers: Battle for Earth. Ubisoft is going to be making the game after all, but you may be surprised at what platforms it is being developed for.

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