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Platform 360 Publisher Microsoft Developer LucasArts Release Date 04/03/2012

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Kinect Star Wars review: This is not the game you're looking for

Two decades before Kinect Star Wars released, I was 12 years old, and starting up Super Star Wars on the SNES for the first time. I actually called my dad into the room as the digital simulacrum of John Williams' triumphant theme eked out of my TV's speakers and a pixelated prologue crawled across the screen. This was Star Wars, but also ... a video game. For a 12-year-old, that's a lot to process. The last 20 years haven't been kind to the franchise. The world that Kinect Star Wars enters into is one in which half of the Star Wars movies in existence are pretty darn bad, and simply setting a game a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away isn't going to do much heavy lifting for you. For Kinect Star Wars, a game that doesn't have a heck of a lot else going for it, this is very bad...

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Good Deal: 'Deus Ex: Human Revolution,' 'Final Fantasy XIII-2' DLC at half price on Xbox Live

Deals on downloadable content for Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Final Fantasy XIII-2 are the highlights of upcoming sales on Xbox Live. The deal of the week is for Deus Ex: Human Revolution, with three pieces of content being offered at a 50 percent discount: the "Missing Link" expansion (600 Microsoft Points), Explosive Mission Pack (120 MS Points), and Tactical Enhancement Pack (80 MS Points). That sale runs from today through September 24th. Also going on sale this week are the Kinect version of Dragon's Lair at 400 MS Points for one week, and Fable Heroes, which will cost 400 MS Points from now through October 15th. Next week, from September 25th through October 1st, all Final Fantasy XIII-2 content will be available at half price. That includes weapons, costumes, extra episodes,...

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North America
  • Xbox 360
    • Released 04/03/2012
    • Publisher Microsoft
    • Developer LucasArts
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