Weekly wrap-up 7/20/2012

After a very successful Comic-Con experience, GameZone has returned to its usual format for this edition of our weekly wrap-up. Don’t worry, though, because we’ve still got some delicious Comic-Con leftovers for ya! Check out the latest gaming and movie content right here.


Ice Age: Continental Drift review (Movies)

The latest entry in the Ice Age series lacks clever writing and feels so uninspired that it’s hardly worth watching even if you’re a fan of the previous films.

Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure review (3DS)

If you’re looking for a magnificent rhythm gaming experience on your 3DS, don’t miss out on this one. Theatrhythm, ya got some competition!

DYAD review (PSN)

This combination of sights and sounds delivers one hell of an experience. Throw in some wonderfully clever gameplay, and you’ve got an offbeat game like no other.

Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition review (XBLA, PSN, WiiWare)

Frogger returns, and it combines everything people loved about previous games while adding some impressive new gameplay elements.

London 2012: The Olympic Games review (Xbox 360, PS3)

It may not be very memorable, but this Olympics-themed sports game still provides some fun moments.

Kingdom Rush review (iOS)

Looking for one hell of an addictive tower defense game to play on your iPhone? Look no further, because that game has arrived.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD review (XBLA, PSN)

It may be missing the awesome split-screen multiplayer mode that made the original so much, but this HD remake of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater is still a ton of fun.

Resident Evil: Chronicles HD Collection review (PSN)

Want some on-rails zombie action that will put those Move controllers to good use? Here ya go!

Anna review (PC)

While it doesn’t reach the ambitious level of psychological horror design that it could have, Anna is still a worthwhile experience that will give you plenty of scares.

The Dark Knight Rises review (Movies)

The finale of the Dark Knight trilogy is everything you could want in a film intended to end a masterful legend.


Comic-Con 2012: Elysium preview

Three words: Bald Matt Damon.

World of Warplanes preview and impressions

We get a close look at the upcoming flight-based MMO, World of Warplanes.

Comic-Con 2012: The Hobbit preview

If you’re a fan of The Hobbit, this film may be exactly what you’re looking for in a movie.

Comic-Con 2012: Django Unchained preview

This movie has got Quentin Tarantino all over it, which is to say it’s worthy of your excitement.

Planetside 2 preview: Is MMOFPS a viable genre?

Is this shooter more MMO or more FPS?

Comic-Con 2012: Pacific Rim preview

If you haven’t heard of Pacific Rim, well, now you have. Watch out for it.

Comic-Con 2012: Man of Steel preview

The upcoming take on Superman is interesting and could very well provide an enjoyable movie experience for fans of the comic book hero.

Comic-Con 2012: 'Iron Man 3'/Marvel Studios preview

Marvel outdoes itself at Comic-Con and gives its fans a reason to give a damn about Iron Man 3.

Going hands-on with Stained

GameZone plays the first few levels of this promising 2D puzzle platformer.

Legends of Pegasus: A 4X strategy game you should care about

If you’re looking for a potentially awesome strategy game, watch out for this one on August 10.

GZ Originals

OUYA backers seem confused by what the console actually is

Some folks seem to be unaware of exactly what this promising upcoming console is intended to do.

Wii U impressions after going hands-on with the system

Despite the skepticism, Nintendo’s successor to the Wii has a lot of potential to be great.

Five ways Kinect 2 must improve on the original

There are probably (read: definitely) more than five, but we don’t have that kind of time.

Johann Sebastian Joust interview with Douglas Wilson

We talk indie games, PlayStation Move, Johann Sebastian Joust, and much, much more with indie game designer Douglas Wilson.

Five reasons we need Battlefield: Bad Company 3 before Battlefield 4

Should the next Battlefield title really be a sequel to last year's military shooter?

Nitpick: Repetitive Music

Music is a major driving force behind so many games, so it goes without saying that it’s utterly disappointing when we get repetitive looping and uninteresting themes in our games.


NCAA 13 Heisman Challenge: Barry Sanders hints

Amazing Spider-Man walkthrough | Oscorp Tower (Pt. 2) photograph guide


Comic-Con 2012 – Resident Evil 6 Leon gameplay footage

Comic-Con 2012: Kingdom Hearts 3DS XL gameplay footage

Planetside 2 exclusive video demo / gameplay footage

Comic Con 2012: Lost Planet 3 Exclusive Developer Interview

Comic Con 2012: Family Guy Back to the Metaverse developer interview

Comic Con 2012: Is Battleblock Theater the new Castle Crashers?

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