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, Animal Crossing, The Last of Us, and Minecraft dominate the June NPD sales numbers, Apple considers buying the developer of the first-gen Kinect gesture sensors, and Deep Silver Volition launches a faux government site for Saints Row IV.

You’ll also find a review for Breach & Clear as well as a preview for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified.


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Above: Saints Row IV government site.

Image Credit: Future US/Deep Silver

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