In Arkham Origins, Batman’s biggest foes are bugs and odd design choices.
Video games have given us some amazing stories this generation. Now’s the perfect time to remember them as we anticipate the next wave of consoles.
Everybody wants great story and characters, but let’s not forget about the gameplay.
Invisible Predator Online is a three-way battle between Joker’s gang, Bane’s gang, and Batman and Robin.
Capcom’s action-adventure title struggles to find its way amidst too much gameplay confusion, but much of what it does is shiny and new.
Batman: Arkham Origins senior producer Ben Mattes and his team inherited one of the top-rated game franchises of all time. All they had to do was figure out where they could leave their own stamp on the winning Arkham formula … and what they had to leave alone.
Batman: Arkham Origins rewinds the Arkhamverse to early in the Dark Knight’s career while carbon-copying the gameplay from its predecessors. It’s a combination that might just work.
Electronic Arts ended the unpopular Online Pass program aimed at cashing in on the used-games market, but the reason may have more to do with Sony and Microsoft’s new consoles than customer dissatisfaction.
Sponsored Post For those of us who didn’t get Company of Heroes 2 beta access earlier this month, there’s always the option of forking over cold hard cash to get what you want.
Can the boy wonders at WB Montreal step in to fill the boots of Batman: Arkham City developer Rocksteady Studios?
Batman: Arkham City sequel is due this year.
See popular game characters re-create posters of blockbuster movies like Prometheus, Avatar, and The Dark Knight.
EA will provide off-screen play in the Wii U version of Criterion’s latest racing game.
See the transformation from concept art to 3D models for 15 video game characters like Cortana, Nathan Drake, and Bayonetta.
See costumes featuring characters from The Legend of Zelda, Borderlands 2, Final Fantasy, Batman, and more from the New York Comic Con.
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.
With everything from cost to content vying for your attention, how do you know the right time to play?
Batman’s romp through interactive games has been spotty. We cover the highlights of the Caped Crusader’s pixelated and polygonal adventures.
Before Batman starred in some of the best 3D adventure games of all time, the Dark Knight made his debut as a two-dimensional detective.
Editor’s Pick Movie-licensed games are experiencing an extinction by evolution. Mobile apps and quality releases based on specific characters are displacing these often mediocre titles.
If you’re looking to catch up with the day’s E3 news, be sure to check out the GamesBeat E3 Roundup each day of the show.
Images obtained from Reddit suggest that our friends in the United Kingdom will be getting a less cluttered cover.
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition became the most-played Xbox Live Arcade title in the first week of its release. Turns out digging for mono-colored boxes is actually fun.
If you ever doubted the impact that blockbuster games have on monthly software sales, then this new infographic will convince you of the importance of AAA titles.
If you had any conversations with the imprisoned villain Calendar Man in last year’s action-adventure hit Batman: Arkham City, you know that he hints at a few special dates…one of them being today, April 1. If you visit him today in the basement of the Solomon Wayne Courthouse (in the northwest corner of the city), he’ll have this special message for you:
The National Academy of Video Game Testers and Reviewers (NAVGTR, pronounced “navigator”) announced its list of nominees for their 2012 NAVGTR video game awards. Voice actors Tom Sizemore and Tara Platt were on hand to present the nominations.
The organization plans to have a panel of game journalists and other industry folks debate the list and predict the winners during the PAX East festival this April. It will announce the winners shortly afterwards.
And the nominees are…
Twisted Metal Game Director David Jaffe was one of a few speakers selected to give a presentation at DICE this year. Jaffe’s vulgar language and lack of self-censorship have placed him in the media hotseat many times over the years, most recently with an admittedly tasteless fellatio joke during a GameTrailers interview at the Twisted Metal launch party.
[vimeo 33998301 w=550 h=309] Last week, VentureBeat announced its Game of the Year choices. Now you can see the video of VentureBeat’s top game writers, Dean Takahashi and Sebastian Haley discussing the picks. Enjoy the talk and let us know your favorite game of the year in the comments below.
This year, with our ramped up our GamesBeat review team, we’ve taken our Game of the Year choices much more seriously than we have in the past. We asked our reviewers to select the semifinalists and then picked the final winners ourselves. But our vote on the best game of 2011 ended in a tie, so we had to hold a tie-breaker round to pick our winner.
For almost four years, we’ve been building out GamesBeat as VentureBeat’s game channel. We have held three annual GamesBeat conferences where the movers and shakers of the industry talk about the latest trends in games. Now we’re expanding to build an even better GamesBeat.
Editor's Pick NOTE: Each week, I’m writing a column on videogames called The DeanBeat that’s available to newsletter subscribers a day before it appears on the VentureBeat website. This week, my column was co-written with Matthew Lynley.
Game retailer GameStop is handing out $50 gift cards as an apology to gamers who bought PC copies of Deus Ex: Human Revolution after the retailer pulled coupons from the boxes for free versions of the game from cloud gaming service OnLive.