GamesBeat Best of GamesBeat 2012 roundup December 28, 2012 10:30 AM Jasmine Maleficent Rea 0 If you follow VentureBeat but don’t regularly check our GamesBeat site, here’s a list of the best video game stories we ran over the last seven days that you may have missed. This week, GamesBeat celebrates the biggest games and news of 2012 with several retrospective features. Even though the year is almost over, that doesn’t mean we’re completely out of news yet, however. You’ll also find stories on Nintendo patenting a specific use for the Wii U’s dual-screen functionality, Microsoft releasing an iPhone and iPad game with Xbox Live Achievements, and where to buy the documentary Minecraft: The Story of Mojang without digital rights management. Best of 2012: The DeanBeat: Game industry predictions for 2013 Here’s the scorecard on our 2012 predictions for the game industry The biggest gaming trends of 2012 The news that shook the game world in 2012 Kickstarter game projects raised $79M in 2012 GamesBeat’s 2012 Game of the Year: The Walking Dead The best games of 2012 (GamesBeat staff picks) The worst gaming trends of 2012 The best MMOs of 2012 12 of the best games for your new mobile device The best video game trailers of 2012 The biggest gaming disappointments of 2012 The best video game soundtracks of 2012 The biggest gaming surprises of 2012 Top 15 mobile games of 2012 2012′s most innovative game ideas Top gaming technologies of 2012 5 of the best original games of 2012 The best indie games of 2012 The video game industry’s 2012 holiday cards News: Blizzard: ‘We are going back to the drawing board’ for team deathmatch in Diablo III International Game Developers Association appoints new executive director This week in The Nintendo Download: Wii U discounts, Lost Levels, and Mega Man Nintendo uploads tip videos for New Super Mario Bros. U to YouTube Nintendo secures the patent for a specific use of the Wii U’s dual-screen functionality How to gain early access to the Dead Space 3 demo Microsoft launches first game for iPhone, iPad with Xbox Achievements Where to buy Minecraft: The Story of Mojang documentary without DRM Previews: The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct is an ambitious shooter that’s faithful to the show (preview) Pieces of flair: How Canada has become America’s mobile app guinea pig A tale of two zombie games: The Walking Dead vs. The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct 5 worse BioShock Infinite covers How major MMOs are celebrating Christmas in-game (gallery) The many major missteps of Far Cry 3 Outlandish factoids from Street Fighter’s expanded universe (gallery) Don't let cyber attacks kill your game! Join GamesBeat's Dean Takahashi for a free webinar on April 18 that will explore the DDoS risks facing the game industry. Sign up here.