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, Zynga’s stock took a serious plunge, Harmonix announced the release date for Dance Central 3, and GamesBeat’s Mike Minotti got the scoop on this fall’s most-anticipated games straight from his…mother.
You’ll also find a preview of New Super Mario Bros. 2 and an infographic showing how Facebook gamers spend their money.
Microsoft wants to make Wii Music HD
EA attempts to calm nervous investors during its annual stockholder meeting
Gameloft’s second quarter growth gives hope to the mobile market
Local developers and students look beyond the stars at Baltimore’s Gamescape 2012
New Dishonored video shows 3 ways to escape in style
New Super Mario Bros. 2 focuses on what really matters in life: Money (hands-on preview)
Confirmed: Trion Worlds will co-publish Crytek’s free-to-play shooter Warface
Bubble Witch Saga for iOS is the first mobile game to sync player progress with Facebook
Microsoft shuts down Flight game, bailing out of flight sims for second time in 3 years
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria expansion releases September 25
My mom previews Assassin’s Creed III, Black Ops II, Halo 4, and the other big games of this fall
Mobile and online game acquisitions heat up in 2012
Big Fish Games launches casual cloud gaming service for TVs, mobile, and PCs
Nvidia nabs executive from rival to hone its console chip pitch
Study: 10 percent of mobile gamers play at church, while driving
Aeria Games assimilates three of Ijji’s most popular online shooters
Harmonix announces Dance Central 3 release date (and Vanilla Ice!!)
Lead creator of the Metal Gear series opens up about its 25-year history
Patent infringement suit against Mojang sparks debate over “evil” intellectual property rights
How to fail up in the game business
A quick history of Batman in video games
Analysts and game industry reeling from Zynga’s shocking earnings report, stock down 39 percent
BustVille: Zynga shares down an astounding 35% in after-hours trading
Zynga to launch real-money gambling online games in 2013
Zynga misses Q2 earnings estimates by a wide margin, incurring Wall Street’s wrath
Valve’s Gabe Newell discusses the frontiers of gaming, from wearable technology to “tongue controllers”
Nintendo reports operating loss of $132M as Wii sales drop off a cliff
Donkey Kong’s failing liver: What the death of the CRT display technology means for classic arcade machines
Facebook outlines the opportunities in social games
Profiling the Facebook gamer: Who’s buying what and how often? (infographic)
Weboolu uses smartphones to create virtual game consoles on any display
Search for world’s greatest Tetris player: Ecstasy of Order documentary now available
Ruby Seven Studios unveils 3 casino games on Facebook and mobile
Ludei unveils CAAT game engine for quick mobile development (exclusive)
Verizon Wireless gamifies its site and gets 30 percent more logins
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