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Weekly wrap-up 5/18/2012

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Posted by: David Sanchez

Let me talk to ya, GameZone! It's time for another look back at the week in video games. Miss anything over the past few days? If so, check it all out here in our weekly recap.

Reviews

Akai Katana review (Xbox 360)

It may be short, but this bullet hell shooter delivers a ton of shoot 'em up bliss for a reduced price.

Jetpack Joyride (Facebook) review (PC)

Halfbrick's charming running man game hits Facebook, and it's still a total blast to play.

Game of Thrones review (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)

Game of Thrones, the show, may be popular, but the game is a total mess and isn't worthy of any fan's time.

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II review (XBLA, PSN, PC)

The second chapter in Sega's revival of the classic Sonic series proves to be a successful outing for the popular mascot.

Game of Thrones: 'A Man Without Honor' recap and review (TV)

Why play Game of Thrones when you can just watch the latest episode, which is much, much better than the game?

Previews

The Last of Us gets a TV show ... kinda

Revolution reminds us a lot of The Last of Us, and it certainly has promise. We take a quick look at this upcoming TV show.

Holy crap Kevin Bacon has a TV show!

Kevin effing Bacon is back, and this time he'll be in the upcoming series The Following, which has a lot of potential to be a great Fox series.

GZ Originals

6 steps Marvel needs to take now that 'The Avengers' is a smash hit

How can Marvel ensure a great film after the incredible The Avengers? Simple: By learning from The Avengers.

Five ways to make the PS Vita suck less

The PlayStation Vita is off to a rocky start. How can Sony make it a much more enjoyable handheld system for gamers?

Blizzard takes trading to new realms with the Diablo 3 Auction House

We take a close look at the new Diablo III Auction House.

Top five excuses to give your loved ones for playing Diablo III

Want to play Diablo III? Want to avoid any human contact in the real world to play as much Diablo III as possible? Here are some excuses you can give your loved ones.

Freezes, Hiccups, locks — the downfall of game immersion

Gaming has evolved greatly over the years, but it has also fallen victim to terrible bugs and glitches. How bad do these issues affect our time with a game?

Five reasons why Guild Wars 2 is awesome

Guild Wars 2 is a beloved MMO for several reasons. GameZone presents five of the top reasons for Guild War 2's awesomeness.

Why Konami needs to announce Castlevania: Lords of Shadow II

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow was a great game and an amazing turning point for the series. Isn't it time for Konami to officially announce a sequel for gamers to look forward to?

Interview: Bringing Dragon's Lair To Xbox Live Arcade

GameZone chats with Digital Leisure's Paul Gold about the upcoming Xbox Live Arcade port of Dragon's Lair.

The games of summer: F-Zero GX

GameZone takes another look back at an oldie but a goodie. This time, we showcase the stellar GameCube racer F-Zero GX as part of our games of summer series.

Nitpick: invisible walls

Video games feature several annoyances in their design, some much bigger than others. You know what's a real pain? Invisible walls, that's what!

Today's top 10 tweets from the gaming industry - 5/14/12

Today's top 10 tweets from the gaming industry - 5/15/12

Guides

Diablo III In-Depth Walkthrough | FAQ

Videos

Time paradox: Max Payne 3 release celebration

GameZone revisits the classic action shooter Max Payne. How well does this game from 2001 hold up these days?

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