Weekly Wrap-Up Dual Edition 9/2/11 & 9/9/11
With PAX taking over the bulk of our existence, you can bet last week was incredibly hectic. So we decided to hold off on posting our Weekly Wrap-Up and we now bring you the Weekly Wrap-Up Dual Edition. Check it out for all of last week's and this week's hottest reviews, previews, PAX content, and original editorial features!
Wrap-Up for 9/2/11
No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise Review
No More Heroes lands on the PlayStation 3 with HD graphics and added content. Now that Suda51's awesome brainchild has arrived on an HD console, should gamers who missed it the first time around shell out the cash for it? Find out in GameZone's review of No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise.
Guns, death, explosions, death, and destructible environments. Followed by more death. Bodycount has hit the gaming scene, but how does this new shooter fit into the genre? GameZone's Lance Liebl gives you all the details in our review of Bodycount.
Madden NFL 12 Review
We've been delivering a weekly dose of Madden goodness over the last several weeks. Now we provide the full review of the latest football game to hit the scene. Check out our in-depth look at Madden NFL 12.
SCUF DareDeVL Pro 360 Controller Review
GameZone's Mike Splechta gets his hands on a SCUF DareDeVL Pro controller for Xbox 360. How does this FPS-based controller work? Is it worth purchasing for shooter buffs? Check out the full product review on the SCUF DareDeVL Pro 360 controller and see for yourself.
Early Bird Review
Another bird game hits the iPhone, but this isn't some Angry Birds clone. No, Early Bird provides its own concept and gameplay features. How well does this new iPhone title hold up, though? Check out the review for Early Bird, straight from our resident app expert Jessica Sheriff, right here on Gamezone.
Breath of Death VII: The Beginning Review
GameZone writer David Sanchez gives you a close look at Breath of Death VII: The Beginning, a parody RPG from indie developer Zeboyd Games. How well does this game play? And is its humor enough to warrant a purchase? Check out our full review of Breath of Death VII to find out.
PAX Prime 2011 Preview - Orcs Must Die!
We get some hands-on time with Orcs Must Die! at this year's PAX. Does this action-based tower defense game provide enough solid gameplay to make it a title to watch out for? Find out in our detailed preview of Orcs Must Die!
PAX Prime 2011 Preview - WildStar
It may be entering a field full of other strong contenders in the MMO genre, but WildStar from developer NCSoft certainly shows a lot of promise. With a colorful cast of characters and fun gameplay, this is definitely a game to watch out for if you're an online gaming enthusiast. Check out our impressions of WildStar and see if you'll be adding this game to your list of must-play titles.
PAX Prime 2011 Preview - The Secret World
Another MMO that's facing some stiff competition, The Secret World looks to provide an engaging and innovative experience when it launches in April. Check out the cinematic trailer for the game and our full preview right here on GameZone. The Secret World isn't a game you'll want to let slip by.
PAX Prime 2011 Preview - Crimson Alliance
We take a look at Crimson Alliance and provide a concise preview for the game. Check it out, and see if this action RPG for Xbox 360 is worth your hard-earned Microsoft Points. Will Crimson Alliance provide fun single-player and multiplayer experiences for gamers?
PAX Prime 2011 Preview - Borderlands 2
Borderlands 2 is easily one of the more anticipated games to be announced recently. We take a look at the game and provide some PAX coverage for you to drool over. Check out our Borderlands 2 preview and get even more pumped about this first-person RPG.
PAX Prime 2011 Preview - Firefall
Developer Red 5 Studios is looking to provide one of the biggest free-to-play experiences in recent memory with Firefall, a shooter MMO that looks to pack a ton of action, all for the incredibly low price of $0. Check out GameZone's look at Firefall, and see why this title may be one of the biggest free games to hit the scene all year.
PAX Prime 2011 Preview - Gotham City Imposters
As we learn more and more about Gotham City Imposters, we can't help but get excited about its release. Check out this preview straight from PAX, and see why Gotham City Imposters is such a promising download for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network.
PAX Prime 2011 Preview - Catwoman Steals the Show
We check out some Catwoman gameplay and get hands-on time with the iconic cat burglar from Gotham City. Scope out our preview for Batman: Arkham City and see just why Catwoman stole the show at PAX.
PAX Prime 2011 Preview - Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
GameZone's Lance Lieble checks out the demo for Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine and wastes some Orks. What are his impressions of the game as it nears its September 6 launch? Check out our latest coverage for Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine and find out.
PAX Prime 2011 Preview - Jurassic Park
We demo the upcoming Jurassic Park from Telltale Games. How is this title from the adventure game pros shaping up thus far? Read our preview of Jurassic Park and see for yourself.
PAX Prime 2011 Preview - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is definitely on many gamers' must-buy lists, and with a one-hour demo at PAX, you can bet Bethesda amped up the hype machine even more. Check out our full preview of Skyrim after we enjoyed the heck out of the game's demo at this year's PAX.
PAX Prime 2011 Preview - Dead Island
Dead Island has managed to garner the attention of gamers everywhere. GameZone's Matt Liebl takes a look at the game and gives his thoughts on what is definitely a zombie game to watch out for. Check out our preview of Dead Island.
PAX Prime 2011 - Firefall Hands-On Demo with Red 5 CEO Mark Kern
Check out our walkthrough video of the Firefall demo at PAX. In this very special video feature, Red 5 Studios CEO Mark Kern walks us through the demo. Check it out to learn more about the upcoming game.
PAX Prime 2011 - Blacklight Retribution Hands-On Demo with Perfect World's Jared Gerritzen
We take a close look at Blacklight Retribution with the game's demo at PAX. Check out this hands-on video and see how the game plays as Perfect World's Jared Gerritzen guides GameZone's Matt Liebl through it.
PAX Prime 2011 - Magic: The Gathering Duals of the Planeswalkers Interview
Check out this exclusive interview with Magic: The Gathering Brand Manager Paul Levy. We discuss Duals of the Planeswalkers and get a close look at the expansion pack set for launch in 2012.
What Makes StarCraft II Such a Great Spectator eSport
GameZone's Dustin Steiner looks at StarCraft II and gives his thoughts on why this beloved sci-fi RTS is an awesome spectator eSport. Because we all know a lot of us are guilty of enjoying just watching some high-impact StarCraft II match-ups.
Gears of War 3 B-Roll Videos
Gears of War 3 is slowly approaching its September 20 launch. We can't wait for the game to release, but sadly, there's nothing we can do until then. Well, we can check out some videos of the upcoming game. Here are three map videos from Gears of War 3.
The Gears of War 3 Season Pass: How Good a Deal Is It?
GameZone writer Robert Workman analyzes the Gears of War 3 Season Pass. How good is this deal? Should gamers be stoked about it? Find out in this special Gears of War 3 written feature.
Exclusive Michael Pachter Interview
We score an exclusive interview with the popular Wed Bush analyst Michael Pachter. What does he think about the Kinect vs. Move topic? And why does he think Battlefield 3 stands absolutely no chance of overthrowing Modern Warfare 3?
Trouble in the Third Dimension: Why the Nintendo 3DS Is Struggling
The Nintendo 3DS is currently in a strange position in the gaming market. Why have people reacted the way they have to the Big N's dual screen handheld? Is there hope for the 3DS? We analyze the current state of the stereoscopic dual screen portable from Nintendo.
Big in Japan - Gal Gun Import Review
GameZone's Richard Eisenbeis takes a look at Gal Gun. What exactly is Gal Gun? Well, it's a rail shooter where you have to make high school girls fall in love with you. Yeah, we're a little weirded out by it, too. Check out the full video review and be uncomfortable like the rest of us!
Wrap-Up for 9/9/11
Hole in the Wall Review
Hole in the Wall attempts to utilize the Kinect to provide a game show experience, but is this duo of motion peripheral and software a winner? GameZone reviews Hole in the Wall and lets you know if it's a worthwhile investment for Kinect owners.
Jetpack Joyride Review
Jetpack Joyride has hit the iPhone, and if you have the means to play it, you definitely should. GameZone's Mike Splechta reviews this awesome downloadable title and tells you why you should be getting your Jetpack Joyride on ASAP.
Elevator Action Deluxe Review
Taito has once again revived one of its classic arcade franchises for the modern generation. How does Elevator Action Deluxe stack up among the company's other resurrections? Check out our full review for all the details.
Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection
After delivering one of the best fighting game experiences of the year with Mortal Kombat, WB Games and Netherrealm Studios have decided to go old school with the Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection, a compilation consisting of the first three games in the series. Is this downloadable trilogy a worthwhile investment? GameZone reviews Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection.
Driver: San Francisco Review
The Driver series has taken to the streets of San Francisco and is now allowing you the opportunity to use some crazy otherworldly abilities as you tear sh*t up. Does Driver: San Francisco deliver the goods and offer a compelling gameplay experience to this series that greatly needs it? Find out in our in-depth review of the game.
Resistance 3 Review
Resistance 3 has landed on the PlayStation 3, and it looks to deliver another no-nonsense shooter experience. Does it faithfully capture the essence of its predecessor while offering gamers a solid modern shooter? Get all the details in GameZone's Resistance 3 review.
Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten Review
Want a crazy tactical RPG? Look no further than Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten. GameZone's Vito Gesualdi takes this strategic RPG title for a spin and lets you know why you should devote countless hours to it. Get the skinny in our review of Disgaea 4.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Multiplayer Preview
As the next entry in Activision's lauded military FPS franchise nears its release date, gamers are getting more excited to engage in some straight shooting action. In the meantime, why not check out our preview of the multiplayer in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3?
Lollipop Chainsaw Preview
Suda51 is at it once more with Lollipop Chainsaw, an action game starring a zombie-killing cheerleader. Yup, it's a Suda51 game alright. Check out GameZone's preview of Lollipop Chainsaw for more on this mind-blowing title.
Scheduled for launch next month, RAGE looks to provide an action-packed shooter adventure that's both stylish and engaging. We spend an hour playing the game and give you a brief look at what you can expect when it hits store shelves. Check out this preview of RAGE, and get stoked to play this game.
GameZone gets some hands-on time with SSX and delivers a quick look at the upcoming game. Is this title a promising effort by the SSX development team? Find out right here.
Call of Duty XP Media Event Recap
GameZone writer Robert Workman takes you along for the ride as he takes part in the Call of Duty XP Media Event. Check out the full recap for the skinny on this major Call of Duty event.
Call of Duty XP: The First Official Day Recap
GameZone's coverage of Call of Dtuy XP continues. Check out our recap of the first official day of the event. If you missed it, then look no further, because we have all the details right here.
Call of Duty XP: The Second Official Day Recap
GameZone recaps day two of Call of Duty XP. How did the second day fare? What notable moments occurred, and how did the event turn out in the end? We give you a full look at Call of Duty XP.
Professional Gamer: A Definition
We take a look at the professional gamer and give an in-depth look at those individuals who take their game to another level. It's not all about money and fame--there's a lot more that goes hand-in-hand with being a pro gamer. Check out this special look at a completely different breed of video game player.
The PS3 Needs More Than a Price Drop to Beat the 360 This Holiday Season
Will the PlayStation 3's price drop help the system outsell the Xbox 360 when the holiday season comes around? Or does Sony's machine need more than just a price cut to deliver the goods and outshine its competition? GameZone writer Alex Osborne takes a look at this touchy subject.
Why Call of Duty Elite Is Not a Rip-Off After All
GameZone's Matt Liebl takes a look at Call of Duty Elite and gives his thoughts on why this service is a worthwhile investment. Check out this analysis on Call of Duty Elite and see why you should be looking forward to it if you're a fan of the series and play seriously online.
The Sims Social Experience
The Sims has landed on Facebook, but how does this simulation franchise fare on the popular social networking site? We give you an up close look at The Sims Social.
Will the 3D Gimmick Last?
GameZone's Stephanie Carmichael takes a close look at the 3D trend and Nintendo's direction with the 3DS. Are stereoscopic visuals the future? Or is this just a fad that's doomed to fail in the long run?
Madden NFL 12 Live Stream - Green Bay Packers vs. New Orleans Saints
Matt and Lance Lieble go head-to-head in a game of Madden NFL 12. Does the outcome properly predict the outcome of the Packers and Saints game? Check out the full video in this special Madden NFL 12 feature.
The 10 Most Eligible Video Game Bachelorettes, and Why They Are Still Pretty Much Un-Dateable
We take a look at 10 video game babes that we would love to date, but probably can't. Because you know you enjoy seeing Samus Aran in her Zero Suit, even if she is, you know, digital.