Weekly wrap-up 10/19/2012


[NYCC 2012] The Walking Dead Panel: Cast hails Season 3 as 'best season yet'

We get a close look and some hype on the newest season of The Walking Dead.

[NYCC 2012] Preview: Disney Epic Mickey: The Power of Illusion unveils new Little Mermaid level

GameZone gets a look at one of the new areas in Mickey Mouse's handheld quest.

[NYCC 2012] Preview: Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two adds all new surprises

We check out some of the new areas and surprises in Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit’s upcoming adventure.

[NYCC 2012] Interview: Talking DmC Devil May Cry with Motohide Eshiro and Alex Jones

We get the skinny on the upcoming DmC: Devil May Cry straight from the producers.

[NYCC 2012] Preview: Hands-on with the new Flavor Monsters update

The anti-smoking mobile title delivers a new update, and we check it out firsthand.

[NYCC 2012] Preview: Gearbox shows the suspenseful side of Aliens: Colonial Marines

Gearbox delivers a different look at the world of its upcoming take on the Aliens franchise.

[NYCC 2012] Preview: Marvel Heroes is MMOre than I expected

The Diablo-style gameplay, Marvel characters, and low price point (It’s free, you guys!) of this upcoming MMO make it one to watch out for.

[NYCC 2012] Lost Planet 3 is bringing some humanity to the bug hunt

Though it doesn’t seem to offer much that’s different from its predecessors, this upcoming shooter from Capcom looks to deliver some intense action gameplay.

Preview: Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two on Wii U offers up interesting GamePad features

What does the Wii U version of Epic Mickey 2 offer? Some compelling GamePad features, that’s what!

Preview: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is the first great RPG for Nintendo 3DS

GameZone checks out this upcoming action RPG on the 3DS, and there’s definitely a lot to be excited about here.

[NYCC 2012] Remember Me deals in false memories and familiar gameplay

With gameplay mechanics rooted in western design, what types of gamers will this Capcom-published title appeal to?

[NYCC 2012] Interview: Lost Planet 3 will be a narrative-driven experience

GameZone talks Lost Planet 3 with Capcom Producer Andrew Szymanski.

Preview: Guacamelee delivers brawling, platforming, and chickens

Beat ‘em up gameplay, fun platforming, and references to old school games make indie developer Drinkbox Studios’ upcoming PlayStation 3 and Vita game worth watching out for.

Preview: Hotline Miami is a pleasantly brutal blood fest

Hotline Miami is unique, action-packed, and bizarre, and it looks pretty awesome. Watch out for this one.

GZ Originals

Interview with Dan "ROOTVibe" Scherlong, StarCraft II WCS USA Champion

GameZone chats it up with StarCraft II pro player Dan “ROOTVibe” Scherlong.

Borderlands 2 Class Breakdown: Axton the Commando

We give you a rundown on Axton from Borderlands 2.

The Dispatch: The Last GDC in Austin, Part 1

What did you miss out on during the last Austin GDC?

League of Legends' aspiration to evolve from eSport to traditional sport

Riot Games wants to leave its mark on video games and eSports, and it wants to shoot for the stars and attempt to create something akin to a traditional sport. Can it succeed?

[NYCC 2012] Flavor Monsters booth interview with Rod Maxwell

We talk Flavor Monsters with special effects artist Rod Maxwell.

Ten games made from arts and crafts

These games have an undeniable amount of charm, and it’s partially due to the artistic visual design they so boldly encapsulate.

Zeroing in: Terraria fans' unsettling sense of entitlement

Are Terraria fans entitled to anything? Hell, are gamers in general entitled to anything? No, we are not. Sadly, not a lot of folks realize this.

Why Angry Birds Star Wars is one of the best crossover ideas ever

Popular thing A plus popular thing B equals awesome idea.

There were costumes a plenty at New York Comic Con 2012, see them here!

Check out some of the awesome cosplaying that went on at this year’s New York Comic Con.

Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 lead reveals new characters, Dragonball Z DLC

GameZone talks Naruto with the developer behind the upcoming game in the series.

Creating memorable moments at IndieCade 2012

This year, IndieCade 2012 was a truly wonderful spectacle rife with great games and awesome moments for everyone involved.

How the art and music of League of Legends goes beyond the expectations of gaming

Is League of Legends an animators dream? It may very well be!

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Another week of gaming goodness has come and gone, and we’ve got some new reviews, previews, and original content up on GameZone. We’ve also got a lot more awesome New York Comic Con coverage, so be sure to check all of that out. Miss anything on the latest releases? You’ll find it all here in our weekly recap of the latest stories on the site.


Review: Angry Birds Trilogy on consoles is the HD version of a game you never knew you wanted

This compilation from Rovio offers surprisingly rewarding and compelling gameplay that you may have otherwise just shrugged off.

Review: Carrier Command is a shining example of a terrific idea, terrible execution

Despite some interesting concepts, this strategy title fails to live up to its potential thanks to archaic visual design and poor gameplay.

Joe Danger 2: The Movie PSN review

Thanks in part to the added content, the PlayStation Network version of this stunt driving title definitely has a leg up on the Xbox Live Arcade iteration.

Review: Angry Birds Trilogy on the 3DS is still overshadowed by its mobile brethren

Despite the fact that its bursting with levels and has solid controls, this version of Angry Birds Trilogy still can’t match up compared to the mobile experiences.

Bad Piggies review

This Angry Birds spin-off delivers a fresh take on the series and offers some interesting mobile gameplay for just $1.

Review: Happy Wars for XBLA is fun and free, so get it!

Free and awesome? Yeah, this one’s a no-brainer. Download Happy Wars on Xbox Live Arcade now!

Seven Psychopaths movie review

This comedy flick delivers a multifaceted experience that delivers on all fronts. Plus, Christopher Walken is in it. Also, Olga Kurylenko!

Review: Dragon Ball Z for Kinect is a pretty, yet shallow experience

It may be flashy and nice to look at, but this Dragon Ball Z experience has nothing going for it aside from the impressive visual design.

Review: The Unfinished Swan is more art than game, yet still deeply engaging and full of whimsy

One of the most artistic experiences to land on the PlayStation Network in recent memory is also a fine game worthy of your time.

Review: Code of Princess is a case of style over substance

Despite some issues with repetitive combat, this 3DS RPG is certainly entertaining and can provide a worthwhile romp.

The Walking Dead recap and review: 'Seed' hits the ground running

The Walking Dead kicks off its third season with one hell of a thrill ride that’s hopefully indicative of what we’ll see throughout the next few episodes.

Review: XCOM: Enemy Unknown will abduct your free time and probe your interests

This action-packed strategy experience is so riveting and well-designed that you’ll find yourself sinking hours upon hours into it.

(XCOM: Enemy Unknown video review)

Movie Review: Here Comes the Boom is a run of the mill inspirational, underdog story

Despite being rooted in comedy, this flick carries quite the inspirational message and is an enjoyable watch overall.

Review: Fable: The Journey is a surprisingly good Kinect effort, despite a few issues

It may not be great, and it certainly suffers from a few long drawn out sequences, but this Kinect title is certainly fun in spots.

Review: Crazy Taxi for iOS recreates the crazy arcade experience, Offspring and all

Crazy Taxi drives onto iOS platforms and delivers a cab-riding adventure that’s faithful to the original.

Tech Review: Sony Pulse Elite Edition is easily one of the best on the market

This gaming headset is comfortable, loud, and compatible with PCs. Sounds like a pretty damn impressive purchase to us!

Review: The Walking Dead Episode 4 nudges close to the edge, lining up the highly anticipated finale

It may not be as strong as previous chapters in The Walking Dead, but this latest episode is still an emotional and gripping zombie adventure.

Review: 007 Legends proves that this spy needs his license revoked

Boring gameplay and unfulfilled potential make this latest Bond game a total disaster.

Review: Retro City Rampage is an awesome NES game

Brian Provinciano’s 8-bit crime adventure isn’t just a love letter to NES games. It is a NES game.

Review: Forza Horizon is an adrenaline filled, masterful spin-off

The latest racer in the Forza series is a fast-paced joyride that will entertain and captivate fans of the genre.