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.
Famed strategy-game designer Sid Meier is working full-time on an aerial tactics title.
Firaxis is focusing on culture and diplomacy for its latest Civilization V expansion.
A new studio in Detroit is going to Kickstarter to fund a strategy game about the Fall of Rome — one that’s about destroying an empire, not building one.
Whether hidden or obvious, spotting cameos in video games is always cool. Here are a 13 examples.
Nick “the newibe” Marinelli talks MAGFest: a long weekend of playing the Atari 2600 all the way through the PlayStation 3, listening to bands like Minibosses and Earthbound Papas, cosplaying, attempting game challenges, watching discussion panels featuring Sid Meier and Chris Hazard, and drinking with abandon.
New documentary The Critical Path includes interviews with the technical and creative talents behind today’s most popular video games.
Firaxis and Valve teamed up to add Steam Workshop support to Civilization V. We’ve sifted through the junk to bring you the best modifications to the turn-based strategy title.
Sid Meier’s Civilization World is available today to all Facebook users as the social game enters its public beta test.
Karl Slatoff is the executive vice president and chief operating officer at Take-Two Interactive, which has published some of the hottest-selling video games in history, from Grand Theft Auto IV to Red Dead Redemption and this year’s LA Noire. Not everything New York-based Take-Two does is golden (Duke Nukem Forever is getting bad reviews), but Take-Two is definitely carving out a reputation as a haven for some of the video game industry’s most-talented developers.