GamesBeat

GamesBeat weekly roundup: Hearthstone slips on iPad, Doom returns, and our favorite 2014 games so far

Blizzard's Hearthstone card game running on an iPad.

Above: Blizzard's Hearthstone card game running on an iPad.

Image Credit: Blizzard Entertainment
Gaming execs: Join 180 select leaders from King, Glu, Rovio, Unity, Facebook, and more to plan your path to global domination in 2015. GamesBeat Summit is invite-only -- apply here. Ticket prices increase on April 3rd!

The sun is pummeling us with UV rays, the thermometer reads “too hot,” and no one is releasing any games. It’s the heart of summer, and you should jump into this nice, cool roundup of GamesBeat news and stories to stave off boredom.

Below, you’ll read about how Blizzard’s collectible-card game Hearthstone is sliding down the iPad charts, how eight games emerged from “development hell,” and what we’re looking forward to for the rest of the year.

Now, go and partake in the fruits of our labor and have an excellent weekend.


Pieces of flair


Gamers line up for a midnight launch at GameStop.

Above: Gamers line up for a midnight launch at GameStop.

Image Credit: GameStop

News


Cascade from Big Fish.

Above: Cascade from Big Fish.

Image Credit: Big Fish Games

Mobile and social


Previews and interviews