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, Rock Star makes over $1 billion on Grand Theft Auto V in the first three days after launch, Electronic Arts names former EA Sports head Andrew Wilson as new CEO, and former Nintendo CEO Hiroshi Yamauchi, who is responsible for Nintendo moving into game development, passes away at 85 from pneumonia.

You’ll also find reviews for Grand Theft Auto V and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD.

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Announcements and reveals:

CastleVille Legends

Above: CastleVille Legends is a free-to-play game for iOS devices.

Image Credit: Zynga

Mobile news:



The Evil Within

Trailer hoedown:

Grand Theft Auto V:

All this funding:

Acquisitions incorporated:


Pieces of flair:

Microsoft's Windows 10 devices event is today, and you can catch all our coverage here.