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Weekly wrap-up 8/17/2012

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Posted by: David Sanchez

It's been a good week for gaming. We've got some new releases, and thus we've written up some major reviews. If you missed anything, though, you'll be glad to know that all of the week's latest content is right here for your reading and viewing pleasure. Check it all out in this week's wrap-up!

Reviews

Manos: The Hands of Fate review (iOS)

The low-budget cult film Manos: The Hands of Fate may not have been all that great, but the iOS game of the same name most certainly is.

The Campaign review (Movies)

Don't let its awesome trailer fool you. This comedy flick isn't all that funny, and it's definitely not that good.

Dust: An Elysian Tail review (Xbox 360)

This gorgeous downloadable title offers such compelling beat 'em up gameplay that you'll find yourself returning to it over and over again.

Symphony review (PC)

A few visual quirks notwithstanding, this downloadable rhythm shmup is a must-play for gamers who want to put their music collection to the test.

Sleeping Dogs review (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)

Though it may be a bit derivative of open world crime games like the GTA series, Sleeping Dogs is still one hell of a ride.

Darksiders II review (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)

Darksiders II expands on the great gameplay of its predecessor and delivers yet another incredible fantasy action-adventure experience.

The Book of Unwritten Tales review (PC)

Great visuals, puzzles, and humor make this latest PC adventure game a must-play for fans of the genre.

The Expendables 2 review (Movies)

Without a doubt, this action comedy flick blows its predecessor away and presents a great experience for moviegoers.

Retro/Grade review (PS3)

An engaging level of challenge and addictive rhythm shooter gameplay make Retro/Grade a must for PlayStation 3 owners.

Previews

Dead Space 3 hands-on preview

The upcoming Dead Space 3 looks to provide exactly the type of experience that fans have come to know and love over the years.

Forge preview

This MMO may be coming from a small studio, but it has a lot of potential to be a big hit for fans of the genre.

FIFA 13 hands-on preview (Wii U)

EA Sports is putting some great care into its upcoming game of footie for Nintendo's next home console, and it all starts with this version's exclusive features.

Mass Effect 3: Leviathan preview

Want more Mass Effect 3? If so, definitely watch out for this DLC expansion.

Battlefield 3: Armored Kill preview

Battlefield 3 fans are going to want to get in on its upcoming add-on content as it looks to add a great deal of fun to the overall package.

Madden NFL 13 preview (Wii U)

Are Nintendo fans getting a football game to call their own? We take a look at the Wii U version of Madden NFL 13.

GZ Originals

Games of Summer: Lords of Thunder

We revisit a great 16-bit shmup as the summer season continues and invite you to check out this retro title for yourself.

Interview with Super Amazing Wagon Adventure dev Sparsevector

We get the inside scoop on Super Amazing Wagon Adventure straight from the developer.

Why not releasing game-fixing patches is a bigger problem than you might think

Because games need to be in good working order when they launch, damn it!

Analyzing the Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 multiplayer reveal trailer

GameZone discusses the good and the bad in the recent Black Ops 2 trailer.

Top five video game inspired events that we wish were real and ready for the 2016 Olympics

Because gamers can dream, too, ya know.

Talking Epic Skater with Andy Gentile and the team

GameZone gets the skinny on the upcoming mobile title from some the folks behind Guitar Hero and Tony Hawk.

Meet the fighters of Dead or Alive 5

We run down the list of brawlers in Tecmo Koei and Team Ninja's upcoming 3D fighter.

Guides

Persona 4 Arena walkthrough | Kanji Tatsumi Arcade Mode (Battles 1-3)

Persona 4 Arena walkthrough | Kanji Tatsumi Arcade Mode (Battles 4-6)

Persona 4 Arena walkthrough | Kanji Tatsumi Arcade Mode (Battles 7-9)

Persona 4 Arena walkthrough | Kanji Tatsumi Arcade Mode ending

Persona 4 Arena walkthrough | Naoto Shirogane Arcade Mode combo video (Battles 1-3)

Persona 4 Arena walkthrough | Naoto Shirogane Arcade Mode combo video (Battles 4-6)

Persona 4 Arena walkthrough | Naoto Shirogane Arcade Mode combo video (Battles 7-9)

Persona 4 Arena walkthrough | Naoto Shirogane Arcade Mode Ending

NCAA 13 Heisman Challenge Tips: Desmond Howard

Darksiders II video walkthough | Chapter 01: The Veil

Darksiders II 'Let's Play' walkthough | Part 02: Road to the Cauldron

Darksiders II complete walkthrough

Videos

Top 10 luckiest kills in shooters

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