Weekly wrap-up 7/27/2012

The last Friday of July has sneaked up on us, and we’ve got a bunch of new content up on GameZone for your reading and viewing pleasure. Whether you’re looking for the latest reviews, trying to check out some previews of upcoming games, or just need a handy video guide to get you through a game, we’ve got you covered with the latest writing and video posts right here in our weekly wrap-up.


Wreckateer review (XBLA)

Angry Birds comparisons notwithstanding, this Xbox Live Arcade title is rife with fun destructive gameplay that gives you a reason to power on that Kinect once again.

Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai review (Movies)

It’s not without some minor flaws, but this samurai flick offers an intense dark atmosphere and impressive sword battles.

Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 review (PC)

The third entry in Penny Arcade’s RPG series gets a new coat of paint, and it delivers some slick RPG gameplay and awesome humor courtesy of Zeboyd Games.

Iron Sky movie review (Movies)

This isn’t the next big sci-fi flick, but it’s still a fun movie to check out regardless.

Sins of Solar Empire: Rebellion review (PC)

Improving upon its predecessor in practically every aspect, this RTS is a worthwhile play for any fans of the genre. And at $40, it’s definitely a good value.

Dead Island: Game of the Year Edition review (Xbox 360, PS3)

It may not exactly be worthy of the title Game of the Year, but at $30, you’re getting a hell of a lot of enjoyable zombie-killing action.

Razer Taipan review — being ambidextrous has never been so sexy

Need a good gaming mouse? Scratch that. Need an impressively great gaming mouse? Look no further.


Hands-on: Okami HD

GameZone checks out the upcoming remake of Capcom’s beloved fantasy action-adventure title starring the sun goddess Amaterasu.

Guns of Icarus Online beta preview

Are airships and huge guns your thing? Looking for some steampunk action to enjoy on your PC? Guns of Icarus may be for you. Check out our full preview of the game’s beta.

Marvel vs. Capcom Origins preview

If you're a fan of the Capcom/Marvel crossover series of fighters, then you'll have to keep the upcoming Origins on your radar.

GZ Originals

Games of Summer: Batman (NES)

GameZone revisits the classic NES title starring the Dark Knight. Challenging? Yes. Awesome? Hell yes!

Interview: Video Games the Movie

We chat with Jeremy Snead, the president and creative director behind Video Games: The Movie, an upcoming documentary on our favorite medium.

Analyzing the Wii U’s launch lineup

We look ahead at the launch titles in store for the release of Nintendo’s upcoming platform.

Ten fun things you can take away from otherwise forgettable video game films

Even bad video game movies have stuff that make them at least slightly worthwhile. Slightly.

2XL Games Interview: Going around the bend with Jeremy McGrath's Offroad

GameZone talks Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad with project director Travis Riffle. Check out this exclusive interview and get the full scoop on the upcoming racer.

Friendly Fire: Jerome Jones Interview – Orcs Must Die! 2

We get the inside scoop on Orcs Must Die! 2.

Nitpick: Uplifting atmosphere

GameZone takes a look at one of the most inspiring elements in video games, atmosphere.

No price, no release date, no dice. Why Nintendo is hurting themselves by not announcing Wii U launch details

Does Nintendo need to hurry up and announce launch and pricing details for the Wii U? Is keeping such info under wraps hurting the company’s chances of launching a successful platform?


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

Amazing Spider-Man video walkthrough | Oscorp Biological Labs (Part 1)

Amazing Spider-Man video walkthrough | Oscorp Biological Labs (Part 2)

Amazing Spider-Man video walkthough | How to beat S-02

Amazing Spider-Man video walkthough | How to beat Scorpion (Oscorp Tower)

Amazing Spider-Man video walkthough | How to stop a high speed pursuit

Amazing Spider-Man video walkthough | How to beat Scorpion (Docks)

Amazing Spider-Man video walkthough | How to beat the St. Gabriel's Bank chapter


Comic Con 2012: Lost Planet 3 Exclusive Developer Interview

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

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