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Published on April 22nd, 2011 | by Louis Garcia, Contributor

Weekly Round-Up: The Portal Edition

OK, Portal 2 isn’t the only good news of the week, but if you follow anything gaming related, you’d know the talk about the greatness of this sequel is spreading like wildfire. Check out our review if you’re still unsure of purchasing this Game of the Year contender. And the game has meaningful co-op. Any game with a good co-op mode is ace in my book – especially if it has robots.

The truth:

Fireburst seems like an odd game. Find out who the characters are in this racer.

You like the Mega Man Legends series, right? Silly question, I know. Chick this video out.

Find out what new mode awaits those who delve into the 3D version of Ocarina of Time.

Retro Studios, the team behind the Metroid Prime series and Donkey Kong Country Returns, is working on a title for Nintendo’s new console.

What on this earth has four 37″ LCD HDTV’s, stadium seating, and can host multiplayer matches? Read Greg’s article to find out.

Indie game Dead Shift is causing quite the stir. It features an open world and zombies – sounds like a winner.

Find out what the Gears of War 3 beta has Kyle going through. Is it fun? Is it bloody? Is it as boring as drill? Find out!

We expose Alienware’s new gaming machines.

Sonic Generations is either really lazy or brilliant. Current Sonic teams up with the original Sonic incarnation (pudgy sonic) to speed through classic levels remade into HD.

The reviews:

Portal 2

Portal 2 is very nearly a perfect game. Any failings it has are minuscule compared to the greatness of the whole. Every inch of the game displays such a tremendous amount of care, thought, design, and love that I don’t hesitate for a moment in calling it an essential experience for anyone who cares about games. You’ll smile like an idiot, but feel like a genius. The only disappointing thing about Portal 2 is that it ends.

SpiderPodium Tablet

The SpiderPodium is a unique device that can hold your electronic devices without problems. It can bend in any direction you see fit, and the rubber that the exterior is made of keeps it in place without sliding. If you ask me “is the device worth the money”? Yes it is, especially for travel. Home use may be a little less functional but for traveling it’s genius.


The overall exuberant tone of this game is quite entertaining and humorous –using rather enjoyable visuals like cartoonish characters and animations to reinforce the overall feel of the game. Starzzle‘s unique style, gleeful musical tracks, and puzzle dynamics all come together to form an original and fun Xbox Indie experience . While some gamers may not enjoy the tedious and trial-and-error maze-like puzzles in the game, I’d recommend this title to all gamers who enjoy puzzlers that make players think strategically.

Rabbids Travel in Time 3D

Rabbids Travel in Time might have been better off as a party title. While it does stand testament to the platformers that came before it, it did little to showcase the Nintedno3DS capabilities, or its abilities to perform as a platformer. The simple slapstick comedy that is almost synonymous with Rabbids did not exist in this title. Instead we got a limited storyline and repetitive gameplay. While there were a ton of levels packed into the four eras visited, there was no level of satisfaction upon completion of the game. If you are looking for a decent platformer with a lot of levels, it might be worth your rent.

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