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Weekly wrap-up 4/20/2012

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Posted by: David Sanchez

It's Hitler's birthday and people all over the place are celebrating. Instead of celebrating the birth of an evil human being, why not play some video games? You can also check out the week's content right here. We've got reviews, editorials, and plenty of coverage from Namco Bandai GGD 2012. Because seriously, f**k Hitler.

Reviews

Anomaly Warzone Earth review (Xbox 360)

Xbox Live Arcade gets an interesting and fresh new take on the tower defense genre.

Fez review (Xbox 360)

It took five years to finally launch, but indie developer Polytron's perspective-shifting puzzle platformer is here, and it's one hell of an experience.

Turtle Beach XP400 Surround Sound Headset review

Fixing several issues from past Turtle Beach headsets, the latest model really impresses despite a few minor flaws.

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (Enhanced Edition) review (Xbox 360)

Completely negating past trends, The Witcher 2 for Xbox 360 is actually an impressive PC-to-console rendition of Warner Bros. and CD Projekt RED's engaging action RPG.

Trials Evolution review (Xbox 360)

The follow-up to Trials HD delivers one of the most satisfying downloadable game experiences of the year.

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP review (PC)

The hit iOS indie gem lands on Steam, and it successfully delivers an atmospheric experience to the PC, even despite a few gameplay quirks.

Max Payne review (iOS)

Problematic controls keep this classic hard-boiled action game from once again reaching the greatness it boasted about a decade ago.

Cabin in the Woods review (Movies)

Referencing older horror films and delivering a movie experience that's certainly worthwhile for fans of the genre, this horror flick is certainly a must-watch.

Game of Thrones: 'What is Dead May Never Die' recap and review (TV)

Despite a couple of issues, the latest episode of Game of Thrones is definitely worth watching.

Previews

Family Guy Online preview with creators Gary Rosenfeld and Ian Verchere

We sit and chat with the creators of Family Guy Online and get a close look at the TV show references, jokes, and expected content of this "MMLOL."

PAX East 2012: XCOM: Enemy Unknown preview

We catch a glimpse of 2K Games' upcoming alien-heavy strategy title.

PAX East 2012: Orcs Must Die! 2 hands-on

Last year's highly enjoyable Orcs Must Die! gets a sequel, and so far, it's looking to provide yet another compelling and incredible tower defense experience.

Namco Bandai GGD 2012: One Piece: Pirate Warriors preview

GameZone gets some hands-on time with the next entry in the One Piece series. The verdict: watch out for this one, because it looks like it's going to be a ton of fun.

Namco Bandai GGD 2012: Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch preview

Level-5 and Studio Ghibli's beautiful RPG is headed to North America next year, and we couldn't be more excited.

Namco Bandai GGD 2012: Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition (PC) preview\

We check out the PC version of Namco Bandai and From Software's punishing action RPG and give you the skinny on what to expect from this expanded edition.

Namco Bandai GGD 2012: Dragon Ball Z for Kinect preview

The popular anime-based franchise gets the Kinect treatment, and if you're a fan of the series, you should definitely watch out for this one. Just be prepare to get tired fast.

Namco Bandai GGD 2012: Star Trek preview

We get a look (in 3D!) at the upcoming Star Trek. You can expect more details come E3, but if you're a fan of the series, be sure to check out this preview.

Mark of the Ninja hands-on

While it explores risky waters by playing with 2D gameplay and stealth mechanics, this upcoming Xbox Live Arcade title from Klei Entertainment should definitely be on your list of games to watch.

World of Warplanes preview and hands-on

Need to put that flight stick to use again? Check out our coverage of this upcoming aerial combat game.

GZ Originals

Five tips for getting the most enjoyment out of Xenoblade Chronicles

The world of Monolith Soft's epic JRPG is massive. Check out these pointers so you don't feel intimidated at first.

Flashback: Ninja Gaiden:Black is still good. Also, hard

We revisit this impressive Xbox title and let you know whether or not it's still awesome. (Hint: It's still totally awesome.)

Namco Bandai GGD 2012: Interview with Hidetaka Miyazaki, Director of Dark Souls

We get the skinny on Dark Souls for PC straight from the director himself. What does Hidetaka Miyazaki have to share with gamers and fans of the cripplingly tough game?

Banjo-Kazooie - Does it hold up?

GameZone revisits one of the most iconic 3D platformers for the Nintendo 64.

League of Legends Champion What ifs: Sonic

Seriously, what if Sonic was actually in League of Legends?

Number games: the heated debate over review scores

Review scores and opinions are two of the most attacked aspects of video game journalism. What approach should we take so we don't come off as angry jerks who don't like others' opinions?

How Journey changes the art game genre

Journey is an incredible experience that pays close attention to both the "art" and "game" aspects of art games. As a result of this approach, it provides one of the best experiences in the entire genre.

Donkey Kong 64 - Does it hold up?

We take a look back at the first Nintendo 64 game to require the Expansion Pak. Is this classic cart still as hot these days as it was back in 1999?

Interview with Sundance DiGiovanni, CEO of Major League Gaming

GameZone gets some words with Sundance DiGiovanni and gets insight on Major League Gaming.

Guides

Xenoblade Chronicles Walkthrough | Part 05: The Gaur Plain

Xenoblade Chronicles Walkthrough | Part 06: Rescuing Juju

Xenoblade Chronicles Walkthrough | Part 07: Into Colony 6

Xenoblade Chronicles Walkthrough | Part 08: Into the Ether Mine

Xenoblade Chronicles Walkthrough | Part 09: Towards the Central Pit

Xenoblade Chronicles Walkthrough | Part 10: The Central Pit

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Walkthrough (X360 and Enhanced Edition)

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Chapters 2 & 3 Walkthrough (X360 and Enhanced Edition)

Legend Of Grimrock - Full Walkthrough

Tags: Fez, The Witcher 2, Dark Souls, Namco Bandai

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