Just when you thought the PS Vita was going to be the most important launch in the gaming week, we decided we'd come and steal all of the thunder by offering up our brand-new look back at the last seven days in gaming.

True, we can't boast dual-joysticks or an OLED screen, but on the bright side we're not going to try to convince you that a rear touchscreen is a good idea.

PS Vita - After a couple of firmware updates, we decided to completely overhaul our PS Vita review ahead of the UK and US launch this week; unsurprisingly we decided that this is definitely very, very good for gaming, which is presumably the main tick box checked.

We also found time to get the PS Vita video review up, in which we cheerfully tell you that nobody else can reach the middle of the screen when holding it properly either.

The Amazing Spider-Man - You have to feel sorry for Spider-Man; normally he'd be top billing, flinging his webs down on us like a monkey lobbing its, erm, barrels. But obviously with Vita and, of course, '7 days in gaming' launching the latest Activision trailer barely merits a view. Oh go on then…

Kinect Star Wars - Dancing round in our bedrooms pretending we're superheros is one thing, but we're not entirely convinced we'll be rushing to show off our prowess in the Kinect Star Wars' dancing mini game. Wiggle your hips for Jabba? Next you'll be telling us that the force actually comes from micro-organisms… [CVG]

Valve - Gabe Newell from Valve has always been a man to tell it like it is, so when he even hints at the potential of the gaming giant making its own kit should the rest of the gaming world fail to innovate you know he means it. [Penny-Arcade]

Mass Effect 3 - If you happen to love sunflowers and apocalyptic violence you should definitely check out the stunning CGI trailer for Mass Effect 3

And because we have no truck with the adage about leaving people wanting more, here are some of the finest gaming features from our Future friends at GamesRadar, CVG, ONM, OPM and OXM.

Computer and Video Games.com
24 games that will define gaming in 2012
The 5 most overlooked game sequels ever

GamesRadar
The 47 best and oddest photos of Metal Gear Solid's Hideo Kojima
GamesRadar UK Podcast 008 - Knocking a dog off
So last night I had one of the most amazing gaming experiences of my life. This is what happened...

Official Nintendo Magazine
Brain Training 3DS game announced
Last Story review

Official PlayStation Magazine
Hideo Kojima is sticking girls in a 3D scanner
Picture: PS Vita's midnight launch this week.

Official Xbox Magazine
Alan Wake's Arcade Mode tips: how to dominate American Nightmare
Xbox Live update: what's new this week?
Mass Effect 3 review: Shepard needs you