Wreckateer is one the most addicting Kinect experiences available on the Xbox 360.
It has been a long time since I have picked up a Kinect title. I love the features that Kinect offers, but there haven’t been many titles, in my opinion, that have used the peripheral correctly. When Microsoft showed off Wreckateer at E3 2012, I was genuinely interested.
The whole idea behind Wreckateer is destroying large castles infested with Goblins, and achieve a high score to obtain a gold medal. Essentially Wreckateer is very similar to an insanely popular game most people have played, Angry Birds. I usually hate to compare titles during a review, but the similarities are uncanny. Luckily, Iron Galaxy has created an experience that is just as addictive, but changes enough of the Angry Birds formula so Wreckateer doesn’t feel like a cheap cash in.
This weeks’ episode of For the Love of Gaming Podcast is a little slow, but still awesome as always.
Chris spent some more time with The Prince of Persia.
Another Diablo 3 rant/discussion breaks out.
Casey tells his Steam Summer Sale tragedy/accomplishment.
Cory got some time with Wreckateer.
Ten Minute Topic: Why does Nintendo have the Wii U Pro controller?
EA says next gen consoles will be out in 2013.
Final Fantasy 13 versus rumored to be canceled.
Windows 8 coming October 28th.
Sam Rami leaves the World of Warcraft film.
Xbox Live Summer of Arcade is hitting soon
Every summer Microsoft has their Summer of Arcade which are usually a handful of exclusive arcade games that hit the XBL marketplace. This year is no different. The event will run for five full weeks and will start next month. The lineup is looking very good.
Here is the lineup for the event including prices. Also if you purchase three out of the five games you’ll receive 400 Microsoft points for free.
July 18: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD (1200 Microsoft Points)
July 25: Wreckateer (800 Microsoft Points)
August 1: Deadlight(1200 Microsoft Points)
August 8: Hybrid (1200 Microsoft Points)
August 15: Dust: An Elysian Tail (1200 Microsoft Points)
Will you be buying any of these games? Is this a better line up then last years Summer of Arcade? Sound of in the comments below and let us know your thoughts.