Around the network - late June edition

All the best gaming and tech headlines from around the web

It's late June, Euro 2012 madness rules the nation as England go from perennial under-achievers to plucky quarter-final underdogs and the nation curses our double edged group-topping success which means the Italy game falls on a Sunday night. Damn, if we win, how many sickies will be pulled on Monday morning? Yet amid this summer of sporting celebration, the world of games and tech soldiers on, with our friends and colleagues labouring manfully and erm womanfully to bring you the very best from around the web. Here's what they've unearthed this week.

Games Radar
Wii U vs Wii: Are they REALLY that different?
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown is the best fighting game of this generation - here's why

Golden Joysticks
Lollipop Chainsaw Review
Assassins Creed 3 Preview

The 10 oddest celebrity cameos in video games
Sort out your European eShop pricing, Nintendo

MacBook Pro 2012 with retina display review
LG Optimus L7 review

Official Nintendo Magazine
3DS XL UK release date, first pictures
Wii U specs explained

Official PlayStation Magazine
Okami HD PS2/PS3 comparison screens
The 10 best PS3 shooters

Official Xbox 360 Magazine
Eight things you can already do with Xbox SmartGlass
GTA 5 killers? Four games Rockstar needs to worry about