Zynga is shaking up its management structure in the first big move under Mattrick.
But this new puzzle game appears geared for children, who aren’t supposed to be on Facebook in the first place.
Investors piled out of Zynga and seemingly right into Activision Blizzard.
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.
In the old days, Lanning’s company made $7 on a $60 console game. Now he makes $7 on a $10 digital game. And he controls his destiny.
Mattrick set his desk up among the developers of Zynga’s FarmVille franchise in an effort to get the best out of them.
Zynga said in an analyst conference call today that it decided not to invest in U.S. real-money online gambling because it needs to stay focused on social gaming and its core casual audience.
Zynga is sticking to casual social games to make its money in the U.S.
But the company sees a big drop in users in the second quarter.
Check out part two of our interview with EA Labels president Frank Gibeau, and find out more about the software giant’s approach to making blockbusters.
Editor’s Pick EA had a good E3, and Frank Gibeau is one reason why that happened. Here’s our interview with EA’s studio boss.
Microsoft’s Marc Whitten admits the company made mistakes on its Xbox One policy statements.
Or does it? After all, Microsoft will try to appeal to gamers and non-gamers at the same time.
Guest Post Zynga has all the resources a company needs to stage a big comeback. All it needs now is the proper leadership.
Zynga hasn’t found a partner in Atlantic City yet, and time is running out.
Editor’s Pick Bing Gordon, the consiglieri to Mark Pincus, gets credit for luring Don Mattrick to the top job at Zynga.
Wall Street itself liked the hiring of Mattrick, with Zynga’s stock rising another 10 percent this morning in addition to its 10 percent rise yesterday.
The Xbox One will get on just fine without Don Mattrick.
The connections among the insiders at big game companies run deep.
Zynga shares spike on the news that Mattrick could take over as CEO.
Don Mattrick might be headed to Zynga to replace founder Mark Pincus as CEO.
Our panel of experts contradict themselves and hastily backpedal to judge Microsoft’s abrupt change of heart regarding the Xbox One’s future-proof policies.
Microsoft had to cut some of its futuristic features to appease angry fans.
Rumor claims Microsoft will make big changes to its stance on game ownership and the Xbox One online requirement.
Sony’s one-two punch at E3 means Microsoft will have to change its ways.
The Xbox division says he doesn’t even know what it means to live on a nuclear submarine. We found out for him.
Join GamesBeat for a liveblog of Microsoft’s 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo press conference.
Microsoft unveiled the first details of its next-gen console at its campus in Redmond, Wash.
Call of Duty: Ghosts teaser trailer shows off masked warriors.
Microsoft is showing off its new Xbox video game console three months after Sony unveiled the PlayStation 4.
Editor’s Pick It’s easy to take shots at Riccitiello’s record, but his successes and failures were complex.
It was an exciting year for the game industry. Here’s a visual look at the visual medium of games and the people who make them.
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Editor's Pick We had a great time at our well-attended GamesBeat 2012 conference last week talking about the road ahead in games and the Crossover Era. Here’s a summary of some of the sharpest thinking we heard at this year’s event, which made clear that change is spilling over into all sectors of gaming.
Microsoft exec Don Mattrick says Halo 4 will work with Surface, the company’s upcoming tablet.
Former Electronic Arts exec and current Kleiner Perkins partner Bing Gordon was on-stage at MobileBeat 2012 today in San Francisco.
Each year, a world-wide audience of gamers collaborate to create Photoshop jokes and animated gifs based on the most awkward and odd moments of the Electronic Entertainment Expo. In preparation for E3 2012, we’ve looked back to remember some of our favorites from years gone by.
The only thing bad about an E3 photo gallery is that you can’t hear the sounds. E3, the video game industry’s trade show, is an extremely loud trade show, with game exhibitors blasting sounds as much as they can to draw attention to their games. The convention drew an estimated 45,000 people to Los Angeles this week. We were there from the first parties to the last. We saw many of the 35,000 screens showing off new games. Here’s the show in pictures.