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Weekly wrap-up 4/6/2012

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PAX East is here, and if you're a gamer, you've got plenty of reasons to be excited for this awesome weekend. In between checking out the latest previews that we'll dig up at the major event, why not scope out anything you may have missed right here on GameZone? You'll find links to the hottest content here in our weekly wrap-up.

Reviews

MLB 12: The Show review (PS3)

This year, MLB 12: The Show once again proved why it's the king of baseball sims. Check out the full scoop in our review of the game, brought to you by GameZone's Matt Liebl.

Tropico 4: Modern Times review (360, PC)

Things get somewhat futuristic in Modern Times, the latest expansion for Tropico 4, which successfully manages to enhance the main game's experience. Check out our review by our own Doug Fairall.

Suimioni: Demon Arts review (Vita)

While it certainly presents a number of good ideas, Suimioni: Demon Arts for the Vita ultimately falls flat and fails to deliver a worthwhile experience.

Armored Core V review (360)

Challenging and MMO-like in its design, Armored Core V is a mech game worth playing by fans of the mech subgenre.

Offspring Fling review (PC)

With its colorful charm and enjoyable puzzle gameplay, Offspring Fling is an indie gem that just deserves to be played. GameZone's own Stephanie Carmichael gives you the details on this pleasing PC download.

Silent Hill: Downpour review (360, PS3)

It looks great and the story is interesting, but the bad combat and puzzles in Silent Hill: Downpour keep this survival horror game from ever being really good. GameZone's Robert Workman reviews the latest entry in this long-running series.

Yesterday review (PC)

Yesterday features an excellently horrific story and solid point-and-click gameplay, making it a must for any fans of the adventure genre.

WorldCup Cricket Fever review (iOS)

Hardly original, WorldCup Cricket Fever manages to nail different aspects of the sport, but it sadly never feels like a worthwhile gameplay experience, not even for fans. Check out our review of this iOS title by GameZone's Tate Steinlage.

Blades of Time review (360, PS3)

An unlikable main character and boring gameplay make Blades of Time a game that should be avoided at all costs, even by action gamers in need of a fix.

Ridge Racer Unbounded review (PS3)

Ridge Racer Unbounded is fast and hectic racing at its finest, delivering fresh arcade gameplay that's sure to please gamers. This ain't no Vita Ridge Racer!

Warriors Orochi 3 review (360)

Featuring fast-paced action and a great cast of characters, Warriors Orochi 3 is a great entry in the franchise, and it most certainly deserves to be played by fans and newcomers alike. Read our review by GameZone's Mike Splechta.

Closure review (PS3)

After initially launching as a free Flash game three years ago, Closure makes its way to the PlayStation Network. And in case you're wondering, it's totally worth the $15 asking price.

Diabolical Pitch review (360)

Suda51's twisted take on baseball lands on Xbox 360 Kinect, but sadly, Diabolical Pitch is not as functional as we would have hoped.

Kinect: Star Wars review (360)

While it's not without a couple of flaws here and there, Kinect: Star Wars should provide plenty of fan service for gamers who love the series. Check out our review by GameZone's Mike Splechta.

The Hunger Games review (Movies)

The Hunger Games is a worthy adaptation of the novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins. GameZone's Dustin Steiner reviews the first film in the series.

Game of Thrones 'The North Remembers' recap and review (TV)

While it's not perfect, the premiere episode of Game of Thrones, "The North Remembers," is solid and enjoyable throughout. Check out our recap and review by Eric Zipper.

Previews

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings hands-on

The console version of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is shaping up to be an enjoyable experience worth watching out for.

Hands-on: Borderlands 2

We check out Borderlands 2 and test the game out before its September release in this hands-on preview.

GZ Originals

Who do you think would win in a fight?

Time for a poll! Big Foot vs. the Jersey Devil. Who ya got?

Ten things you should do at PAX East

You in PAX East right now? Be sure to keep this checklist handy.

Top five gaming trilogies

GameZone's Carter Washington presents the top five trilogies in gaming. Agree? Disagree? Let us know!

Story modes in fighting games DO matter

After Mortal Kombat delivered the best story mode in fighting game history, it's obvious that developers can provide worthwhile campaign modes in their fighters.

Breaking the trend: Why Gary Ross' take on The Hunger Games trumps the novel

Does The Hunger Games, the movie, win out over the novel it's based on? GameZone's Alex Osborn certainly thinks so. Check out his full thoughts on the film, and feel free to share yours!

What's next for The Elder Scrolls?

After delivering one of the greatest games in recent memory, where does Bethesda take the amazing Elder Scrolls series next?

One year later: Mortal Kombat is still the best modern fighter

With inviting yet deep gameplay, an incredible story mode, and loads of content, it's obvious Mortal Kombat is a stellar fighter. But is it the best modern fighter? GameZone's David Sanchez thinks so. Let him know what you think.

President Obama is in Mass Effect 3

That's right, and GameZone's Lance Liebl has the proof!

The Dead Linger is the sandbox zombie game you’ve always dreamt about

Should you support The Dead Linger on Kickstarter? If you dig zombie games, hell yes. GameZone's Andrew Clouther encourages you to support this game.

Videos

The Rundown: New video game releases for the week of April 2nd

What should you be checking out and playing? GameZone's Tatiana presents the week's releases.

Guides

League of Legends 'Mordekaiser' guide

Tips for mastering combat and nailing headshots in Yakuza: Dead Souls

Mass Effect 3 multiplayer: tips for fun & winning

Xenoblade Chronicles | Full Walkthrough & FAQ

Xenoblade Chronicles Walkthrough | Prologue: Defeating the Mechon Invasion

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