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Weekly Wrap-Up 11/18/11

We know you've been busy playing games lately. Maybe you've been too busy to eat. Maybe you've been too busy to sleep. And Maybe you've been too busy to keep up with the latest reviews, previews, and news. We've got all the latest scoops right here.

Serious Sam: The Random Encounter Review

Before Serious Sam 3: BFE launches, should you take the time to check out Serious Sam: The Random Encounter? The game is ridiculously short, but is it fun while it lasts?

PowerUp Heroes Review

Does PowerUp Heroes allow you to live your childhood fanatasy of being a superhero? We give you the skinny on the latest Kinect game.

Super Mario 3D Land Review

Mario returns in a brand new platformer for 3DS and quite possibly the most anticipated game for Nintendo's dual screen handheld. How does the Italian plumber's latest adventure fare? GameZone's Robert Workman reviews Super Mario 3D Land.

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Review

Halo: Combat Evolved has gotten the HD treatment. How does the legendary sci-fi first-person shooter hold up now? Is it a worthwhile purcase for fans and newcomers alike?

Rayman Origins Review

The Rayman series returns and puts its limb-less protagonist back in a platforming world. We all know the game looks gorgeous, but how does it play? GameZone's Ben PerLee gives you the details on Rayman Origins.

Assassin's Creed: Revelations Review

Is Ubisoft milking the Assassin's Creed franchise? Possibly. Is it still making awesome Assassin's Creed games? Definitely. Check out our review of Revelations right here on GameZone.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Review

It's Marvel vs. Capcom 3! Umm ... again. GameZone reviews the updated edition of Capcom's latest fighter. Is it worth your hard earned cash?

Need for Speed: The Run Review

Need for Speed gets a change in The Run, the latest take on the popular racing series. What's the verdict on the game? Find out in our review.

Selk'bag 4G Lite Review

Are you cold when you game? Are you looking for something other than Snuggies? Maybe you should invest in a Selk-bag 4G Lite. Check out Mike Splechta's review of this incredible new gaming device ... or jacket. Whatever.

uDraw Gametablet with uDraw Studio Review

The uDraw Gametablet has landed on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. How well does it work, and are its accompanying games any fun? Find out as GameZone reviews the peripheral and its games.

Star Wars: The Old Republic Beta Impressions

SWTOR Beta is upon us, and here at GameZone, we've got a few gamers who eagerly looked forward to playing it. Did it live up to their expectations?

Improving Rock-Paper-Scissors Based Gameplay

Turn-based RPGs tend to come under scrutiny more than ever before these days. With gamers wanting a more action-oriented experience, how can the traditional formula meet modern standards in gameplay design?

Five Reasons to Get Excited About Super Mario 3D Land

GameZone's Stephanie Carmichael gives you five reasons why Super Mario 3D Land is worthy of your attention.

The Five Most Bullsh*t Mario Appearances in History

Mario is no stranger to questionable games. What are the five most unforgettable flukes in the history of the series?

What Not to WiiWare - Anima: Ark of Sinners

GameZone's resident WiiWare specialist David Sanchez gives you the scoop on one of the latest titles to land on Nintendo's download platform. Is it any good?

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - Does It Hold Up?

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is considered a classic among Zelda and SNES fans. How well does this 16-bit game play after all these years?

Skyrim Golden Claw / Dragon Claw Puzzle Solutions Guide

If you're playing Skyrim, you know exactly why we made this guide. Check it out if you're stuck. You can thank us later.

The Legend of Zelda & Zelda II - Does It Hold Up?

We take a look back at the first two entries in the Zelda series. How well do these NES classics play today? Are they more than just nostalgic titles?

Five Lego Games That Should Exist

Lego games tend to add a certain level of charm to existing franchises. What titles would be awesome if they got the Lego treatment?

The Colorful Characters of Rayman Origins

Rayman Origins is a wonderfully designed game full of color. We take a look at some of the characters that bring Rayman Origins to life.

Skyrim Companions, Followers, and Marriage Guide

We bring you another Skyrim guide. This time we focus on companionship for those of you who are feeling a bit lonely in the massive world of Skyrim as of late.

The Five Weirdest Mario Power-Ups of All Time

Mario has a wide array of power-ups at his disposal, some more odd than others. GameZone's Vito Gesualdi looks back at the series and presents the weirdest Mario power-ups of all time.

Skyrim Vampire Guide

Want to be a vampire in Skyrim? It certainly beats those lame vampires in Twlight. Check out this handy guide on the ins and outs of being a vampire in Skyrim.

Skyrim Werewolf Guide

Just read what we said above but replace the word "vampire" with "werewolf."

I'll Get This Out Before SOPA Censors It

GameZone's outspoken editorialist Lance Liebl shares his thoughts on the free speech censorship that SOPA stands for. A great read for those of you who like the internet, which is pretty much most people reading this right now.

A Look Back at the Water Temple - Best Zelda Dungeon Ever?

The Water Temple in Ocarina of Time is one of the most notorious dungeons in the entire series. But could it be that this temple is the greatest Zelda dungeon ever created?

Ten Reasons Why Being an Assassin in Real Life Would Be Awesome

We run down 10 reasons why being an assassin in real life would be, like, the greatest thing ever. Two words: naked chicks.

The Five Coolest Periods Assassin's Creed 3 Should Be Set In

When should Assassin's Creed 3 take place? Well, we've got five suggestions and a number of additional suggestions. Because let's face it, we need a new locale.

Halo Anniversary Still Popular Among Halo Fans

The original Halo was one of the most powerful FPS games ever developed. Now that the first game has gotten a graphical upgrade, it's still a winner among fans. Check out this written feature on Halo and its fans.

Eight Ways to Kill Time While We Wait for Mass Effect 3

What can you do until the launch of Mass Effect 3? It turns out there are a lot of things you can do, and we here at GameZone would like to gladly give you some pointers for what seems like an incredibly long wait.

A Mario Player's Letter to PETA

Stephanie Carmichael expresses her thoughts on those douchebags over at PETA. We agree, and as gamers, we think you will, too.

Guide: Armor in Skyrim

We give you one more Skyrim guide this week. This time, we inform you on the wonderful topic of armor, because you're really going to need it.

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