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.
Visual mastermind Matt Nava started Giant Squid, where he’ll work with Journey’s composer and Flow’s designer.
The company shows that Ouya is still gathering momentum as the little console among the living room giants.
The PlayStation 4 is the perfect chance for developers to start changing their depictions of minorities, who represent a considerable share of audiences.
Editor’s Pick The game became the bestselling PlayStation Network game of all time, but the team fragmented after it was done.
What’s everybody waiting for? We polled some of the most famous names in the game industry to find out about their most anticipated titles of 2013.
Guest Post Here’s a primer on a hot new area of games from the organizer of the NeuroGaming conference.
The carrot of encouraging more creativity will work better than the stick of banning violent video games.
This was an outstanding year for game soundtracks. Whether chiptune or orchestral, the top 10 soundtracks of the year are beautiful and moving in vastly different ways.
The video game industry always moves forward, striving to do more. The games we played in 2012 impressed and surprised us with the risks they took and gave us great hopes for what comes next.
Think originality in gaming is dead? Here are five titles that prove you wrong.
We pick the year’s best games from independent developers.
The Walking Dead may be GamesBeat’s Game of the Year for 2012, but here’s the other titles our staff picked as contenders for the crown.
Composer Austin Wintory was just happy to win for the musical score to Journey.
Editor’s Pick Journey’s Grammy-winning composer Austin Wintory is working on the music for the adult-humor adventure game.
The game industry’s big executive and developer summit is in for some changes.
Everyone has a list of really important games they just haven’t played, so we tricked some of the most influential people in the industry into revealing their piles of shame.
The musical album was once only available for download on iTunes and PlayStation Network but the creators are releasing it in as a physical disc for the first time this November.
Enter for your chance to win a copy of The Art of Journey signed by thatgamecompany’s Jenova Chen and artist Matt Nava!
The Art of Journey will provide owners with tons of unseen art, the full musical score, and augmented reality from the acclaimed PSN title
Journey is so beautiful that Sony and developer Thatgamecompany decided to make a book about its art.
Journey developer Robin Hunicke clarifies the points from her talk at GDC Europe, providing a more balanced look at her message about creating indie and downloadable games.
Minority Media’s debut game, Papo & Yo, is an exotic trip into an imaginative but fundamentally unsteady world.
If you follow VentureBeat but don’t regularly check our GamesBeat site, here’s a list of the best games stories we ran over the last seven days that you may have missed.
The battle of the press conferences at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is over. Now it’s time for Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo to interpret the competing events and declare victory. The latest to do so is Sony’s head of digital games, Jack Buser. Buser says that while Sony showed some great new content, rivals lost the plot.
Journey director and Thatgamecompany co-founder Jenova Chen thinks that most games lack the mature themes and depth required to appeal to adults.
Journey lead designer Jenova Chen told GamesBeat why he prefers working with Sony. It has everything to do with the audience that he wishes to reach with his work.
Kellee Santiago is co-founder and president of Thatgamecompany, the Santa Monica, Calif.-based game studio she started with Jenova Chen. After three years of work, the company’s Journey game on the PlayStation 3 will go on sale as a downloadable title on the PlayStation Network on March 13. The game has already gotten accolades from game critics, including a high rating of 90/100 from GamesBeat. In the game, the player goes on a solitary journey across the desert to a distant mountain. The visual effects of the wind and sand are beautiful, and the story is told without any words.
Earlier this month, VentureBeat published a list of 10 of the most anticipated video games of 2012. Some of you had plenty to say about our picks, especially the fact that most of them were sequels. With many established franchises moving to a yearly release schedule, one might start to wonder where all the originality in gaming has gone.
We are still showing off all of the goodies we saw at the E3 trade show last week in Los Angeles, where 45,000 attendees got their first look at the video games of the future. At the Sony booth, we caught up with Jenova Chen, co-founder of Thatgamecompany and co-creator of Journey, one of the best games at the show. Amid the noise of E3, you can hear in Chen’s own words the thinking behind the game while VentureBeat’s Matthew Lynley plays it in the background.
We saw lots of video games at the E3 trade show in Los Angeles last week.