GamesBeat Weekly Roundup

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.

4 celebrities (other than Curt Schilling) whose games failed

Former baseball pitcher Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios may have just recently collapsed, but he isn’t the first celebrity from another profession to have difficulty making video games. Here’s a list that includes two world-class directors, a Hall of Fame NBA star, and Vin Diesel.

GamesBeat weekly news roundup

Here’s some of the stories that ran only on GamesBeat this week. We’re running more stories exclusively on the GamesBeat section of VentureBeat now, particularly when the stories are mainly of interest to game readers. The broader interest stories are running on VentureBeat as well. And please visit the GamesBeat section to catch up on game news. We’re ramping up our game coverage, so you’ll find more and more news at GamesBeat.

Top 10 new game brands of 2012

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.

Pitcher Curt Schilling shows his passion for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Curt Schilling, the former Boston Red Sox pitcher who won three World Series championships, is stoked about the 2012 launch of his first video game, a fantasy role-playing game called Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. Built by Schilling’s 38 Studios, the video game will be published in 2012 by Electronic Arts.