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, the GamesBeat staff takes an in-depth look at the Xbox One’s launch lineup Activision blames Pokémon and Disney for lagging Skylanders Swap Force sales, and Puzzle & Dragons developer GungHo teams up with Rovio to bring Angry Birds into its game.

You’ll also find reviews for PlayJam’s GameStick console and Call of Duty: Ghosts (along with news about its $1 billion day) as well as previews for Ryse: Son of Rome, Forza 5, and Dead Rising 3.

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Angry Birds and Puzzle & Dragons together.

Above: Angry Birds and Puzzle & Dragons together.

Image Credit: GungHo Online Entertainment

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Tiny Death Star from Disney

Above: Tiny Death Star from Disney — it even has a tiny Bossk!

Image Credit: Disney


All this funding:


Trailer hoedown:


Forza Motorsport 5

Above: Forza 5’s damage engine is entertaining to witness, but clean driving will benefit your Drivatar best.

Image Credit: Turn 10 Studios



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