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Weekly wrap-up 3/9/2012

Friday is here. That means many of you get to relax for the weekend, play some video games, and recharge before you have to go back to the grind on Monday. It also means you can check out any gaming content you may have missed right here. Want to check out reviews for the latest games? Maybe you're looking to read an opinionated article. You'll find links to all of the latest GameZone content in our weekly wrap-up. Check it out!

Reviews

Grand Slam Tennis 2 review (360)

It may not be as impressive as Virtua Tennis 4, but Grand Slam Tennis 2 still provides a fun experience for fans of the sport. Check out our full review and see what clicks in EA Sports' latest tennis offering.

The Kore Gang: Outvasion from Inner Earth review (Wii)

After 10 years in development, The Kore Gang has finally launched, and it's not exactly a winner. Read our full review and get the scoop on this 3D platforming disappointment.

Asura's Wrath review (360)

Insane anime-style action and over-the-top antics make Asura's Wrath a niche game worth buying if you're a fan of crazy titles. GameZone's Mike Splechta reviews Capcom's latest action game.

Don't Fry the Frog review (iOS)

While it may not be as addictive as other mobile offerings, Don't Fry the Frog is a free iOS game worth checking out if you're looking for something to play in small bursts.

Metal Gear Solid 3D: Snake Eater (3DS)

Though it's not without a few flaws, Metal Gear Solid 3D: Snake Eater is a great handheld experience, and it's a worthwhile buy for 3DS owners. Check out our full review by GameZone's Robert Workman.

Street Fighter X Tekken review (360)

This year's anticipated fighting game crossover has arrived, and Capcom has managed to pull it off, delivering an incredible fighter that will likely stick around for quite some time. Check out the full review of Street Fighter X Tekken by GameZone's own Dustin Steiner.

Unit 13 review (Vita)

Unit 13 probably won't be the next big handheld shooter, but it is an awesome shoot 'em up that brings a ton of action game goodness to the PlayStation Vita.

Microsoft Flight review (PC)

While Microsoft Flight may not exactly be a flight simulator, it is a fun game that lets players take to the skies with ease, and it's free-to-play. Can't argue against that price. GameZone writer Doug Fairall reviews this casual flight game.

The Pinball Arcade review (iOS)

At $10, it may be pricey, but The Pinball Arcade is an excellent dose of mobile pinball goodness, and any fan should definitely check it out. Read our review, and get your iPad ready for some pinball.

Dariusburst SP review (iOS)

Shooting down waves of robotic fish is incredibly satisfying, and while we would have liked a console version, Dariusburst SP for iOS platforms is a crazy good time.

FIFA Soccer review (Vita)

Looking for a great portable soccer game? Look no further than FIFA Soccer on the PlayStation Vita. GameZone's Lance Liebl gives you the full scoop on this enjoyable sports title.

Fishing Resort review (Wii)

It may cater to a niche audience, but Fishing Resort for the Wii is a fun time, and any fan of fishing or fishing games should check it out for its robust gameplay options.

Wrestlefest Premium review (iOS)

It may not be great or even good, but Wrestlefest Premium should give wrestling fanatics and old school rasslin' lovers some enjoyment. Check out the full review brought to you by GameZone's Alex Faciane.

Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition review (PS3)

Mortal Kombat returns, this time with all previous DLC included right on the disc, which means it's just as awesome as before, plus even more awesome! Check out our review of Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition by GameZone's Stephanie Carmichael.

MLB 2K12 review (360)

It doesn't look as good as MLB 12: The Show, and it certainly doesn't play as good, but MLB 2K12 is still a fun baseball sim for fans of the sport.

The Sims 3: Showtime review (PC)

Cool new features and additions aside, The Sims 3: Showtime is definitely not a must-have. But it does provide die-hard fans of the series with something they may be desiring: more Sims. Check out our review written up by GameZone's Matt Liebl.

Midway Arcade review (iOS)

Nostalgia doesn't save the games in Midway Arcade from the clutches of poor controls and weak gameplay. GameZone's own Tate Steinlage reviews this iOS compilation and lets you know exactly why you should skip it.

Project X review (Movies)

A poor premise, weak execution, and a lack of overall entertainment combine to make Project X a teen party comedy that isn't really worth watching. Get the full details in our movie review courtesy of GameZone's Joe Donato.

The Walking Dead: 'Judge, Jury, and Executioner' recap & review (TV)

We give you the scoop on the latest episode of The Walking Dead. Check out the full recap and review from GameZone writer Eric Zipper.

Previews

GDC: Medal of Honor Warfighter demo impressions (360, PS3, PC)

Set to launch in October, Medal of Honor Warfighter already looks like a military FPS to watch out for. Get the skinny on this upcoming game and check out our preview.

GDC: Lollipop Chainsaw hands-on (360, PS3)

We take Juliet Sterling out and demo the upcoming Lollipop Chainsaw, Suda51 and James Gunn's zombie-themed high school action game. The verdict: watch out for this one!

GZ Originals

Help me: I want to care about The Last of Us

GameZone's David Sanchez knows The Last of Us is a game worth getting stoked over, but he just can't get into the hype. Care to help him out?

UFC fighting games: then and now

We take a look back at the history of UFC games. How has this particular type of sports game changed over the years?

Three gaming trilogies that may never be finished

GameZone looks back at three series that never delivered proper threequels. We're looking at you, Mega Man Legends!

Things we can't wait to see at the Game Developers Conference

What were we most stoked about prior to GDC? What were we looking forward to seeing at this year's show?

Why Mass Effect 3 is destined to be the Uncharted 3 of 2012

Can Mass Effect 3 meet its fans' high expectations? GameZone writer Alex Osborn doesn't seem to think so. Check out this editorial feature and see exactly why.

Too poor to buy Mass Effect 3? Try these space-themed free-to-play games

Got a hankering for some video game space exploration but can't exactly afford Mass Effect 3 at this moment? Maybe you'd like to give these free titles a chance.

Eight TV characters who need their own game

There are some awesome characters across a number of different TV shows. Which eight deserve to star in their very own video games?

Reckoning the value of innovation and ambition in today's games

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is a good game, and it's certainly ambitious, but GameZone's Joe Donato questions if it's worthy of hype and praise like other titles such as Dark Souls and Skyrim.

FFXIII-2 fragment / secret monster / wild artefact guide

Hunting down those secrets in Final Fantasy XIII-2? Refer to this guide if you get stuck.

Why consoles need better digital download services

While Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network may be viable digital shops, they certainly don't match up to Steam. GameZone's Erich Sherman gives his thoughts on console download services.

Five reasons I can't believe Metal Gear Solid 3 is one of my favorite games ever

GameZone's Alex Faciane expresses his love for Metal Gear Solid 3 and lets you know why he thinks it's one of the best games ever.

Jessica Merizan interview (Mass Effect 3)

We talk video games with Mass Effect 3's community and social media manager in this exclusive interview.

Why can't Rocksteady make the next Ninja Turtles game?

GameZone's David Sanchez wants the team behind Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City to make the next Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles video game, and he lets you know why in his latest editorial.

Mobile gaming -Will hardcore gamers ever truly embrace it?

Mobile gaming has risen to incredible heights, but will gamers who only play core titles ever warm up to it? GameZone writer Adam Vjestica gives his thoughts on the matter.

Why Bungie leaving Halo has been the best thing for the franchise

Despite the talents of Bungie, a new studio has the potential to truly make the Halo series shine like never before. Now's the time to get super excited if you're a fan of the series.

Videos

Video game releases for the week of March 5th

What games launched this week? Anything you may need to go out and buy? Check out all of the week's releases brought to you by GameZone's Tatiana.

Offsides episode 1 - Madden NFL 13 cover, Linsanity, and The Show vs. 2K12

GameZone's Liebl brothers talk sports in the first episode of Offsides. Who's right? Who's wrong? Who do you agree with?

Checkpoint Reached episode 1

We take a look at some hilarious internet videos. What's got us cracking up right now? GameZone's Lance Liebl hosts the first episode of Checkpoint Reached.

League of Legends Last Hitting guide

This week's League of Legends video tip is based entirely around Last Hitting. Need some pointers? Check out this video guide.

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