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Weekly wrap-up 5/4/2012

Hey, GameZone readers! It's another Friday, which means two things. First, the weekend is upon us. Second, it's time for our weekly wrap-up, where we look at the latest content of the week and condense it all into one small package. Miss anything? Perhaps you're interested in The Walking Dead: Episode 1 or Mortal Kombat for the Vita. You'll find the latest reviews, previews, and more right here.

Reviews

Hack, Slash, Loot review (PC)

While it may feature a charming retro aesthetic, this old school-inspired dungeon crawler fails to deliver a satisfying experiencing, relying on tedious mechanics and questionable design.

Fable Heroes review (Xbox 360)

This downloadable spin-off of the Fable series isn't without a few flaws, but it still provides some cool mini-games and a lot of fun hack-and-slash gameplay.

Mortal Kombat review (Vita)

The blood-soaked fighter that took consoles by storm last year returns in portable form, and yes, it's still really awesome.

The Walking Dead: Episode 1 review (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)

Not only is the first chapter of Telltale's take on The Walking Dead affordable, it's also impressive, offering a lot of memorable gameplay for fans of the series looking for something to do in between reading the comic books and watching the TV show.

Noitu Love 2 Devolution review (PC)

Featuring graphics and gameplay inspired by old school games, this indie download is challenging yet engaging and familiar yet refreshing.

Game of Thrones: 'Ghosts of Harrenhal' Recap and Review (TV)

Great story progression makes for an episode of Game of Thrones that may not be perfect, but it's certainly effective and entertaining.

Marvel’s The Avengers review (Movies)

Joss Whedon delivers not only a stellar comic book movie, but also a great starting point for the summer movie season.

Previews

PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale preview

We take a quick glance at Sony's upcoming crossover brawler.

Guild Wars 2's map exploration is my new addiction

GameZone gives you a close look at the map exploration system in Guild Wars 2.

The Unfinished Swan preview

Recently announced by Sony and indie developer Giant Sparrow, this first-person painting game has a lot of potential to be the next great PlayStation Network download.

GZ Originals

Conker's Bad Fur Day - Does it hold up?

GameZone plays one of the last great Nintendo 64 games (and arguably one of the last amazing 3D platformers) to see if it has withstood the test of time.

The eight worst video game endings that are actually kind of awesome

We've all witnessed some really bad video game endings, but even the worst have some decent spins on them.

Breaking the ice with Kinect

The Kinect has struggled to provide motion controls and voice commands in AAA titles that don't feel forced. Can the device find its footing with games like Skyrim?

Diablo III Launch Hub

We've got all the Diablo III details you need in one place. Check out our special hub for everything on the game.

Will PlayStation All-Stars be a true Smash Bros. rival?

What does the GameZone staff think about Sony's upcoming fighter compared to Nintendo's famed multiplayer brawler?

Seven fighters we'd like to see in Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale

Which characters need to make it to PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Extreme Party Fighting Brawler?

Ten Nintendo characters that should be in the next Smash Bros.

Nintendo has a massive cast of characters that have gone unseen in the Smash Bros. series. What favorites should finally make their debuts?

My absurd thoughts on the Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 reveal trailer

After watching the trailer for Activision's upcoming military FPS, what impression was GameZone's Lance Liebl left with?

Kim Kardashian thinks the Black Ops 2 graphics look crazy

As if Kim Kardashian wasn't annoying enough already.

The iSafe backpack will not only hold all of your gear, it will protect it as well

Need a proper backpack to keep your things intact? Check out the iSafe backpack.

The best of the Avengers in video games

We take a look at some of the best video games to feature Marvel's Avengers.

Movie releases for May 2012

What movies should you be watching out for this month? You'll find all of May's box office releases right here.

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Guides

League of Legends complete Singed guide

The Walking Dead Chapter 1: A New Day Walkthrough

Risen 2: Dark Waters Walkthrough

Videos

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition livestream

We check out Minecraft for the Xbox 360 and give you a sneak peak at what to expect from the console version of Mojang's popular sandbox game.

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