Weekly wrap-up 9/30/2012

It’s Sunday, and as the weekend comes to an end, we hope you’ll get some solid gaming done before it’s back to the regular ol’ weekly routine tomorrow. We’ve got a bevy of new reviews for you, so if you want to read up on games like Jet Set Radio, Hell Yeah!, and Borderlands 2, we’ve got you covered. We’ve also got some movie coverage, as well as previews and original content. Check it all out here.


House at the End of the Street review (Movies)

This may not be the best horror flick to come along in recent memory, but it does feature some pleasant surprises.

Kirby's Dream Collection review (Wii)

Nintendo’s pink puffball celebrates 20 years of gaming awesomeness in what can only be called one heck of an anniversary compilation.

The Sims 3: Supernatural review (PC)

Though thoroughly enjoyable, this expansion to the popular life simulator may warrant some gripes from Sims purists.

Rayman Jungle Run review (iOS)

Ubisoft’s limbless hero delivers a genuinely enjoyable platforming/runner experience on iOS that’s just a sheer joy to play.

GridBlock review (iOS)

Offering up a worthwhile experience tailor made for the mobile platform, this puzzler definitely deserves the attention of iOS gamers.

End of Watch review (Movies)

Some great surprises, a defined attitude, and impressive storytelling plot elements make this cop flick worth watching.

La-Mulana review (Wii)

Many thought it wouldn’t happen, but the indie gem La-Mulana has landed on WiiWare, and it delivers a satisfying dose of retro-inspired awesomeness.

Fractured Soul review (3DS)

If you’re looking for a unique platforming experience on your 3DS, look no further than this eShop download.

The Secret World review (PC)

Despite some clever writing, this MMO doesn’t manage to offer up enough substantially enjoyable gameplay to keep it going for longer than a week.

Jet Set Radio HD review (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)

Years after its Dreamcast debut, it’s great to see that a classic like Jet Set Radio can still deliver a rewarding experience.

Kinect Nat Geo TV review (Xbox 360)

Featuring interactivity between the Kinect and Nat Geo Wild episodes, this Xbox 360 title certainly allows for some fun family interaction.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD review (PC)

Sadly, age has not been kind to Tony Hawk. The game, not the actual person, of course.

Kinect Sesame Street TV review (Xbox 360)

If you’re looking for something to play with the kiddies, you can’t go wrong with this Kinect title.

Jack Lumber review (iOS)

Lighthearted and visually pleasing, this iOS time sink is also remarkably enjoyable, and it’s worthy of mobile gamers’ attention.

Borderlands 2 review (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)

This worthy sequel to Geabox Software’s 2009 hit manages to reward players with incredible RPG/FPS gameplay and fantastic loot elements. It’s great to be back on Pandora!

Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit review (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)

If you’re looking for an offbeat yet still highly enjoyable 2D platforming romp, Sega and Arkedo Studio have you covered.

Tokyo Jungle review (PS3)

One of the most unique titles to land on the PlayStation Network is also a refreshing and impressive game that’s worthy of your time and attention.

F1 2012 review (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)

Codemasters brings Formula One racing fans one hell of a fast-paced racer with its latest project.

Realms of Ancient War review (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)

Save your $15 and buy something else. This fantasy dungeon crawler is hardly worth the trouble.

Dead Or Alive 5 review (Xbox 360, PS3)

Team Ninja delivers the most balanced Dead or Alive title to date. Also, there’s a ridiculous amount of jiggle in this game.

Looper review (Movies)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis team up in what can best be described as a smart and rich sci-fi flick.

Way of the Samurai 4 review (PS3)

It’s not without a few flaws, but this samurai-themed action-adventure experience is hilarious and entertaining to play.


Asssassin's Creed 3: Liberation a strong contender for PS Vita GOTY

If you own a Vita and you dig Assassin’s Creed, then by all means feel free and get totally stoked for Liberation. Go on.

Assassin's Creed 3's Wolf Pack co-op fails to excite

The upcoming co-op mode in Assassin’s Creed 3 may not be all that revolutionary, but it’ll likely be a decent addition to the game.

AC3 is the best Assassin's Creed ever … There, I said it

As if you weren’t already excited enough for this upcoming action-adventure romp.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown demo preview

If you’re not already sold on XCOM: Enemy Unknown, the demo may just change your mind.

NBA 2K13 Demo impressions

Some much needed changes make this basketball game one to watch out for if you’re a fan of the sport.

Rayman Legends hands-on

The use of cool GamePad features makes this upcoming platformer a game to keep an eye on if you’re planning on buying the Wii U.

Wii U Pro Controller hands-on impressions

The Wii U Pro Controller is light and comfortable, which makes it an ideal choice for gamers who will purchase Nintendo’s upcoming console.

Assassin's Creed 3's Domination multiplayer delivers a true spy party

Fun multiplayer action awaits you in Assassin’s Creed 3.

Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion preview

This could very well be one of the best 3DS titles once it launches on Nintendo’s dual screen handheld.

GZ Originals

Sinister makes me want to destroy family pictures and videos

This sh*t looks crazy creepy, you guys!

Let's Talk About Doctor Who: The Power of Three

What’s going on in Doctor Who? We take a look back at the latest episode.

Akaneiro: Demon Hunters interview: Red Riding Hood heads to Japan, and she's bringing friends

GameZone gets an inside look at this Red Riding Hood tale set in Japan straight from developer Spicy Horse.

Assassin's Creed 3 Wolf Pack co-op and Domination multiplayer interview

We chat with Ubisoft about the multiplayer modes in Assassin’s Creed 3.

Interview with CompLexity's Ryze and coL academy's Fuzzy, StarCraft II Professionals

GameZone talks it up with two StarCraft II pros Brendon “Ryze” Walker and Nick “Fuzzy” Degtiarev.

Ten things to discover about the Resident Evil 6 demo

Looking forward to playing Capcom’s Resident Evil 6? Here are 10 things to note about the recent demo.

Nitpick: presentation matters

We take a look at one of the most story-driven elements in video games: cutscenes.

Ten Wii U games that should be on your radar

Plan on buying a Wii U? If so, you should definitely be watching out for these games.

What can Treyarch change in Black Ops 2 to keep Zombies mode fresh?

Are you a fan of Zombies mode in Call of Duty? What do you want to see from the undead-based component in Black Ops 2?

Interview: Talking awesome 80's music with Double Dragon Neon composer Jake Kaufman

GameZone talks ‘80s music with Jake Kaufman, music producer for Double Dragon: Neon.

Five characters we need in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale that haven’t been revealed

What characters are missing from the roster in Sony’s upcoming crossover fighter?

Interview with Genna Bain, manager of the newly formed Axiom eSports

We get the inside scoop on Axiom eSports straight from its manager Genna Bain.

Alpha watch: Crashtastic promises to deliver physics based fun

We take a look at this potentially awesome physics-based game that’s being created by a single dev, Mark Smith.

Borderlands 2 needs to learn to shut up

Does all the talking in Borderlands 2 get in the way of the enjoyment when multiple players are engaged in the game?

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