GamesBeat GamesBeat weekly news roundup February 4, 2012 8:00 AM Dean Takahashi 0 Here’s some of the stories that ran only on GamesBeat this week. We’re running more stories exclusively on the GamesBeat section of VentureBeat now, particularly when the stories are mainly of interest to game readers. The broader interest stories are running on VentureBeat as well. And please visit the GamesBeat section to catch up on game news. We’re ramping up our game coverage, so you’ll find more and more news at GamesBeat. Here’s some of the stories that appeared exclusively on GamesBeat: Hardcore social game firm Kabam moves its headquarters to San Francisco Gene Simmons says a KISS Angry Birds game is coming PSN to get new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 maps on Feb. 28 Ubisoft server transition will make always-on DRM games unplayable Trion Worlds announces Rift Lite, offers first 20 levels of online game for free PlayStation Network to be down for maintenance most of Thursday Online Warmongers’ founder on building a balanced free-to-play shooter (interview) 100 year old gamer uses Nintendo DS to keep her mind active Tips and Tricks: The Final Fantasy XIII-2 game guide Classic online game EverQuest celebrates 13th birthday with switch to free to play business model Speech recognition trial uses DS consoles to help children with hearing difficulties And don’t miss some of our bigger stories in gaming this week. We had some great exclusives The DeanBeat: Billionaire Mark Pincus breaks out of quiet period (exclusive interview) Review: How Final Fantasy XIII-2 saves the franchise…for now Curt Schilling anxiously awaits his “opening day for games” (interview) Xbox co-creator Seamus Blackley launches mobile-game startup with Atari arcade veterans THQ CEO admits confidence was “misplaced” on children’s video games Elite game group recruits board members from the new guard at Nexon and Zynga Richard “Lord British” Garriott in space: “I might just sit up in my window in orbit and write the next game” (interview) Zynga CEO: We aren’t the copycats on Bingo social game (exclusive interview) Buffalo Studios blasts Zynga for copying Bingo Blitz social game Spry Fox sues 6waves Lolapps for copying Triple Town game GamesBeat 2014 — VentureBeat’s sixth annual event on disruption in the video game market — is coming up on Sept 15-16 in San Francisco. Purchase your ticket now to save $200!