With the launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, we’ve seen a new drama nearly every day. Here we round up 12 of the most controversial moments from what have been a truly explosive two weeks.
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An unexpected talk show was born last night when a young couple gathered 200,000 views on their first live stream direct from PlayStation 4.
Twelve games industry figures, including David Jaffe and Cliff Bleszinski, told GamesBeat which current-gen games they think deserved a wider audience.
Nintendo has reported a small profit for the financial year to date, but the Wii U continues to significantly under-perform.
Here are 26 tips and tricks to help your character thrive in the immersive world of Grand Theft Auto Online
Here are four fixes that could get you past Grand Theft Auto Online’s loading problems.
Grand Theft Auto V players have been making Michael, Trevor, and Franklin take some awesome selfies. Narcissism and sharks inside.
Video analysis of GTA V on the PlayStation 3 shows that the disc version offers a better experience than the digital download.
MirrorMoon EP developer Pietro Righi Riva helps shed some light on the mysterious nature of this space exploration gaming odyssey.
Artists on the Miiverse have created a selection of Pikmin 3 art. We’ve collected the best ones.
Looking at the Dreamcast lineup for 2013, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Sega’s 15-year-old system had never gone away.
The Nintendo Entertainment System, now nearly 30 years old, is not just a platform for fueling misty-eyed nostalgia. Gamers also embracing a growing homebrew scene that’s resulting in new physical releases for the aging, but far from dead, gray box.
Editor’s Pick The SNES is far from dead. This year it will receive two new official cartridge releases. Lost gem Nightmare Busters, and a completely new SNES title from the creators of Pier Solar.
Sidekick Cycle is a smartphone game that hopes to engage players in worthwhile causes.
Editor’s Pick Nearly 20 years after its retail demise, the Atari Jaguar is set to host a stunning version of the classic adventure game Out of This World. Original creator Eric Chahi and Jaguar programmer Sebastian Briais discuss this unlikely port.
Editor’s Pick Time and technology has moved on since 1983, but the Commodore 64 continues to survive as a viable gaming platform, supported by a dedicated homebrew scene that’s combining old school programming skills with a modern-day indie mentality.
Forget the next-generation speculation. Gaming in 2013 is all about the Intellivision, Mattel Electronics’ 1979 home entertainment console.
With over 20 billion games downloaded across all smartphone and tablet platforms in 2012, the mobile gaming market is shifting inexorably away from dedicated handheld consoles.
North Americans spent $14.80 billion on video game content last year, but less than half this total was on new, physical releases.
8 fan-made GTA V trailers should help ease the pain of an 8 month wait for the game to release. Minecraft, Lego bricks, Battlefield 3, old GTA games, Mario, and the real-life streets of Rio De Janeiro. They’re all represented here.
San-Francisco based start-up WibiData is gamifying its recruitment process, by using a custom modified version of Portal 2 to help find new employees.
Lode Runner Classic, a remastered version of the classic 1983 video game, releases for iOS and Android smartphone devices today.
Eccentric, unnecessary, and often downright insane, here are the inductees into GamesBeat’s Kickstarter gaming gadget hall of shame.
Here are ten of the best game trailers to grace our screens during 2012. They represent a cross-section of the gaming world, and feature a variety of styles and budgets. The one thing they have in common? They’re done right.
Editor’s Pick Toys based on video games are nothing new, but what does the gaming industry think of Gears of War toys being marketed directly at eight-year-old kids?
Capcom set up a human butcher shop in London to promote Resident Evil 6. GamesBeat went along to grab some photographs of the horrors on display.
Is storytelling irrelevant to MMOs, or does it just need improvement? RuneScape mods Dave and Mark share the secrets of engaging millions in a story.
Free to play is the future of gaming, even for traditional game publishers, according to Jagex Games Studio CEO Mark Gerhard. He talks to GamesBeat about the rush to the free-to-play model, Jagex’s potential market value, and the development of upcoming MMO Transformers Universe.
8 billion fish caught, a player dying every 27 seconds, 58,000 times more gold than Fort Knox…check out this fascinating infographic for RuneScape, holder of the Guinness World Record for the most popular free-to-play massively multiplayer online game.
A teenager in Taiwan collapsed and died at the weekend, after spending 40 hours playing the popular PC action role-playing game Diablo III.
PlayStation 3 exclusive Dyad draws inspiration from titles such as Rez and Tempest, artfully transcending these roots to create something that is both fresh and blissfully addictive.
Taikodom, a free-to-play massively multiplayer online sci-fi game that has been in development for six years, is finally ready to enter closed beta testing, publisher Reloaded Games revealed exclusively to GamesBeat.
Reloaded Games Inc., an online games company which develops and powers leading free-to-play massively multiplayer online (MMO) games, today announced it has completed a round of financing and is finalizing a full merger with pioneering MMO publisher K2 Network Inc.
For better or worse, it seems like big-budget live-action trailers for video games are here to stay. It’s just as well that some publishers are doing them right, as seen in these 10 impressive examples.
This gallery shows a dozen Lego models inspired by video games, which are a testament to the creativity of both the Lego and gaming communities, and a reminder of the versatility and power of the humble Lego brick.
Further details about the much-anticipated Xbox 360 shooter Halo 4 have emerged today, breaking down the schedule of the episodic Spartan Ops downloadable content and providing some multiplayer details.
Scottish audio company Euphonious has taken the innovative step of making memorable and dynamic Sonic Logos, like Sega’s choral chant and Intel’s “plink, plunk, plink, plunk,” affordable for any company — even those without budgets like the big boys.
APB Reloaded is proving that positive reviews and long-term success don’t necessarily go hand-in-hand, as it flies in the face of criticism from the gaming press and continues to gain new users on a near day-to-day basis.
BBC News in the U.K. has mistakenly used the logo for Halo’s United Nations Space Command during a serious report about the ongoing conflict in Syria.
Editor’s Pick Drawing on a rich heritage of horror movies and games, such as Dawn of the Dead, Resident Evil and Left 4 Dead, Zed Events has crafted a unique ‘real life’ zombie experience in the UK that is the stuff of nightmares.