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Weekly wrap-up 7/6/2012

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The first week of July is coming to an end. Here at GameZone we hope you all had a fun and safe Fourth of July. We get that you may have missed some of our latest content due to the festivities, so if that's the case, why not catch up? We've got all of the week's reviews, previews, and editorials primed and ready for ya right here in our weekly wrap-up.

Reviews

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy review (3DS)

Square Enix celebrates 25 years of Final Fantasy by compiling some truly outstanding music into one package rife with stellar rhythm gameplay and beautiful imagery.

Vampire Season Review (iPad)

It may be free, but this tower defense title is anything but just another mobile title. You may need to spend a few bucks to get some of the cooler features, but the great gameplay certainly makes dropping a few coins worth it.

Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad review (XBLA, PSN)

It may not be the most outstanding or varied racing experience, but this downloadable title still provides some fun, and at $10, it's not at all pricey.

Ted review (Movies)

Ted may be stupid, but it's fun nonetheless, and it has plenty of laugh-out-loud moments for moviegoers.

Fireburst review (PC)

Tight controls and pretty graphics don't save this racer from being painfully underwhelming.

Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends (Xbox 360)

This may not be the worst racing game out there, but that's hardly a good recommendation. Skip this one and play something else instead.

Magic: the Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 review (XBLA, PSN, PC)

Though fun at first, Planeswalkers 2013 can get tiresome after a while. Still, it should provide fans of the series with some fun moments.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Dawnguard review (Xbox 360)

It's a bit on the short side, but this Skyrim expansion is still a great experience, and one that fans hungry for more gameplay should definitely check out.

The Amazing Spider-Man review (Movies)

Was a Spider-Man reboot really necessary? Probably not, but the latest film in the series is still a fun flick for movie buffs and Spidey fans.

Civilization V: Gods & Kings review (PC)

Civ5 just got even more awesome with this truly stellar expansion that's sure to keep players engaged once more.

Spelunky review (XBLA)

The popular indie roguelike lands on XBLA and delivers a satisfyingly punishing retro-style experience.

Battlefield 3: Close Quarters review (Xbox 360)

Simply put, Close Quarters is a must-buy expansion for Battlefield 3 that manages to both reinvigorate and enhance the military shooter's value.

The Binding of Isaac: Wrath of the Lamb DLC review (PC)

Wrath of the Lamb turns a great game into an amazing game, infusing a ton of new content for perma-death roguelike aficionados to really sink their teeth into.

Unchained Blades review (PSP)

Uninteresting story and gameplay combine to create an RPG experience that falls short of expectations.

GZ Originals

Games of Summer: The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction

See? Batman isn't the only hero who can appear in a kick-ass video game.

Five advantages PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale has over Super Smash Bros.

Does Sony's answer to Smash Bros. have distinct advantages as it enters the fray?

Six ways video games can help you make the most out of your life

Video games come with real life lessons. You just need to take them to heart.

What should we expect from the next generation of consoles – Sony

What does Sony have in store for its line of home consoles following the PlayStation 3? What can we look forward to?

Excellent games that don't exist: Outer Rim

So many touchscreens, so little time. Why not do something fun with Xbox SmartGlass when it launches?

The 100 Best Movies of the 2000s: 100-91

The 100 Best Movies of the 2000s: 90-81

The 100 Best Movies of the 2000s: 80-71

The 100 Best Movies of the 2000s: 70-61

The 100 Best Movies of the 2000s: 60-51

What should we expect from the next generation of consoles – Xbox 720

Better Kinect integration and BluRay support are just two features Microsoft should look into when it releases its next platform.

More than a blog post, more than a company

Here's the short version: Play Guild Wars 2.

Interview: Everybody's Gone to the Rapture and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs

We chat with Creative Director Dan Pinchbeck about his two upcoming titles. Get the full scoop in this exclusive interview.

Yes, no, hmmm, wft - that's enough internet for today

The f*ck?

What should we expect from the next generation of consoles – Wii U

What do we want from Nintendo's upcoming console? Some great launch titles and a good online component would be great.

Why Pokémon Black and White 2 should have been on the 3DS

Should Nintendo have developed Pokemon Black and White 2 for its current handheld instead of the DS?

Nitpick: Teaching you to play, it does not

League of Legends? Yeah, not the most friendly teacher.

Games of Summer: The Adventures of Batman and Robin

We take a look at one of the dark knight's earlier escapades.

Guides

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Walkthrough

Amazing Spider-Man video walkthrough | Balout Hospital audio evidence guide

Spec Ops: The Line Walkthrough

Amazing Spider-Man video walkthrough | How to beat the Rhino

Amazing Spider-Man walkthrough | Oscorp Archives audio evidence guide

Amazing Spider-Man walkthrough | Oscorp Archives security manual guide

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