With the entire genre in flux, five games stand out for either their disruptive models or overall excellence.
stories by Kat Bailey
Who needs Nathan Drake when you've got the original Lara Croft?
It's a feat worthy of Solid Snake that Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance should be so wildly inventive and yet so wildly conventional.
Medal of Honor rips its missions from the headlines.
Ubisoft's next shooter is Thunder Wolves, a game from Hungary-based studio Most Wanted.
Legendary game designer Will Wright is so cool that even his PowerPoints are fascinating.
Marketing local, social, and casino games to underserved markets in Latin America and Southern Europe net Akamon the top prize.
Kixeye branching away from Facebook to browsers and continuing its pursuit of hardcore gamers.
Editor's Pick Yves Béhar's designs have shaken up the world of laptops and speakers. He now turns his attention to consoles with Ouya.
EA believes gaming's future will prune away the barriers of the walled garden.
Editor's Pick Indie devs trumpet the importance of quality content, ridicule free-to-play gaming.
GamesBeat 2012: In Will Wright's vision of the future, the player is the game.