Weekly Wrap-Up 12/16/11
It's Friday, so you know what time it is. It's time for your Weekly Wrap-Up to get you caught up on all the gaming reviews, previews, and editorial content you may have missed.
Where Is My Heart? Review (PS3, PSP)
Where Is My Heart? is a great example of how to successfully change up the platformer genre. GameZone's David Sanchez gives you the skinny on this PlayStation mini title and tells you why it's impressive in terms of both aesthetics and gameplay.
MotionSports Adrenaline Review (360, PS3)
Like Hulk Hogan's Main Event and Blackwater, MotionSports Adrenaline is the perfect example of how terrible games can get. Check out our review instead of wasting money on this dud.
Joe Danger: Special Edition Review (360)
Joe Danger makes the jump from the PlayStation Network to Xbox Live and delivers an experience that at times feels much better than its original release.
Marvel Pinball: Vengeance and Virtue Review (360, PS3)
Marvel Pinball gets a few new tables that deliver the goods in terms of fun gameplay and replayability. Check out GameZone's review of this pinball expansion for full details.
Sonic DC Review (360)
GameZone's Robert Workman reviews Sonic CD. Here's the short version: This game is still great even after all these years. Check out the review for a full look at Sonic CD on Xbox Live Arcade.
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD Preview (PS3)
We take a look at the upcoming Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD. Is this HD remake worth getting excited over? Find out in our preview of the game.
Binary Domain Preview (360, PS3)
Binary Domain is scheduled to launch on February 14, but we take a close look at the game to see what it's all about. Is this a shooter you'll want to keep an eye on?
Jagged Alliance: Back in Action Preview (PC)
GameZone's Ben PerLee previews Jagged Alliance: Back in Action for the PC and gives you the skinny on this upcoming strategy game. Read all about it and decide for yourself whether or not you'll be picking it up in February.
Best Skyrim Mods: Roleplay as Your Favorite Character
GameZone takes a look at a couple of Skyrim mods that make this amazing game even more awesome. That's right, Skyrim ... more awesome!
Video Games Can't Tell Stories? Go to the Moon!
If you thought video games couldn't offer an excellent narrative with great plot devices, think again. GameZone's Stephanie Carmichael takes a close look at indie game To the Moon, a game that relies heavily on its storytelling to really captivate the player.
Ten Reasons Why Skyward Sword Is Better than Ocarina of Time
We compare the beloved Zelda quest that captured our hearts back during the N64 era and the utterly impressive Skyward Sword for the Wii.
GTA V Fans, Why So Angry?
Some GTA V fans seem to think other gamers aren't entitled to their opinions regarding the GTA V trailer and the game itself. What gives?
GameZone's 2011 Holiday Gift Guide for Gamers
What should you get the gamers in your life this holiday season? We give you some great gift ideas that should make your shopping easier this year.
Complete Battlefield 3 Assignments Walkthrough
We give you a full list of Battlefield 3 Assignments and unlocks. Check it out to see what you may be missing in the Back to Karkand DLC.
Stupid Site Claims "MW3, BF3, and GTA V Could Be Responsible" for Virginia Tech Shooter
A "news" site blames Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3, and the unreleased Grand Theft Auto V for a horrid shooting at Virgina Tech.
New Rainbow 6: Patriots Trailer Showcases Modern Day Class Struggle
GameZone's Vito Gesualdi discusses the trailer for the potentially awesome and controversial Rainbow 6: Patriots.
Command & Conquer: Generals 2 - Let the Nostalgia Return
BioWare and EA surprised everyone with the big Command & Conquer: Generals 2 reveal at the VGAs. 2013 is a long wait, but GameZone's Andrew Clouther discusses why it looks like Generals 2 may be interesting enough to make it worth the wait.
We discuss just why the North American localization of Xenoblade Chronicles for the Wii is so awesome for owners of Nintendo's shiny console.
What's Really Wrong with the VGAs
Gamers, developers, publishers, and the entire video game industry are deserving of a better awards show. Why the heck can't the VGAs deliver? GameZone's Tate Steinlage addresses the problems with this horribly organized event.
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker - Does It Hold Up?
We look back at Link's grand sea quest. How well does this GameCube original play after all these years? And more importantly, is it worth revisiting after the recent launch of the incredible Skyward Sword?
What I Hope to See in GTA V
Grand Theft Auto V is officially a highly anticipated title. What would GameZone's David Sanchez want to see in the upcoming open world crime game from Rockstar? Agree? Disagree?
Gamers ... We Aren't All Like This
Fat, living in our parents' basements, and obsessed with anime. These are just a few of the stereotypes that people seem to peg on gamers. Our own Lance Liebl addresses these crazy stigmas and talks about why not every gamer is a blood-loving douchebag.
Mobile Game Devs, Stop Making Ridiculous Claims
Mobile devs and analysts like to tell us that console gaming is dying. Yeah, like that's going to happen! We take a look at the absurd remarks made by individuals who like to assume console manufacturers will ditch their fans.