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GamesBeat weekly roundup: A new social gaming King, big Xbox announcement May 21, and more

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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, Microsoft announced that it will unveil the new Xbox console on May 21, Nordic Games Licensing acquires both Darksiders and Red Faction from the THQ bankruptcy auction, and Candy Crush developer King overtakes Zynga as the largest social gaming company.

You’ll also find reviews of Monaco, Dead Island: Riptide, Injustice: Gods Among Us, and Defiance, as well as previews for Call of Juarez: Gunslinger and Kingdom Rush: Frontiers.


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Mobile News


Earnings and Acquisitions


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Nintendo’s new plan


Nextbox


Skullgirls

All This Funding


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Interviews


Pieces of Flair


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