If you follow VentureBeat but don’t regularly check our GamesBeat site, here’s a list of the best games stories we ran over the last seven days that you may have missed.
This week Minecraft on 360 broke all digital-sales records on its first day, controversial marketing specialist Paul Christoforo filed a lawsuit against N-Control, Activision Blizzard touted Skylanders as bigger than Angry Birds, and Take-Two delayed BioShock Infinite.
You’ll also find reviews for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, Toy Soliders, Lone Survivor, and Awesomenauts.
Other GamesBeat stories included:
The DeanBeat: A tale of two industry giants
7 reasons why you should play The Secret World
Vita sales struggle in a new, tablet-ruled world
Carmageddon devs run over Double Fine’s Tim Schafer in the name of Kickstarter
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition is a successful port of an imperfect gem (review)
Minecraft on Xbox 360 breaks digital-sales records in first day
Civilization V: Gods and Kings will give you a reason to rebuild your empire (hands-on preview)
Toy Soldiers: A Great War in a small box (review)
The Sims Social on life support? EA says no way
Official DICE servers disappear from Battlefield 3
Skylanders is bigger than Angry Birds, says Activision Blizzard
Activision Blizzard says Black Ops II may be the biggest Call of Duty ever
World of Warcraft still on top with 10.2M subscribers in first quarter
5 Kickstarter games we may never see
Electronic Arts and Insomniac Games announce Outernauts for Facebook
Who wants a Wii U? Not three out of four gamers
Bethesda and id release 20th anniversary edition of Wolfenstein 3D as web/mobile game
Controversial marketing specialist Paul Christoforo files a lawsuit against N-Control
Are Chinese gamers addicted to crack?
Adventure game veteran Jane Jensen reaches Kickstarter goal
Mojang talks Minecraft subscriptions, boycotting E3
Lone Survivor delivers story better than big-name games (review)
MMORPG writer discusses the thin line between labor and love (exclusive)
Awesomenauts: Think of it as multiplayer online battle arena training wheels (review)
Company of Heroes 2 explores WWII’s Eastern front
Journey designer: PlayStation Network players “more likely to be interested in artistic games” than 360 or Wii
Why China’s game business will hit $20B by 2016 (exclusive interview)
Cmune spreads UberStrike to new platforms and raises funds from Skype founder
Game sales crash 42 percent in April with a light release schedule and early Easter
Facebook games don’t have to be stupid, according to AviNation (exclusive)
Call of Duty, Skylanders lead Activision Blizzard to beat analysts’ expectations
Milestone for a mobile blockbuster: Angry Birds hits 1 billion downloads
Take-Two delays highly anticipated BioShock Infinite until Feb. 2013
EA’s focus: Brands, platforms, and talent
Zynga launches Bubble Safari as it moves into arcade-style social games
Starhawk developers learned from social games that “analytics is king” (interview)
Hackers disrupt the gameplay of Zynga’s YoVille social game
EA chief suggests that Zynga overpaid for OMGPOP/Draw Something
Angry Birds creator Rovio says merchandising is 30 percent of revenue
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