If you’ve ever felt the need to consult an FAQ for an older game that you could once finish with your eyes closed, maybe you’ve just grown soft from the hand-holding of this generation of games.
Developer From Software is making Dark Souls 2 just for the fans. That means it’s going to be just as difficult as ever.
Dark Souls II apparently looks like more Dark Souls in early screenshots.
Will monetization strategies really eliminate single-player games?
NIS America and Namco Bandai are bringing Time and Eternity exclusively to the PlayStation 3 this summer.
Rayman Origins is so full of joy and whimsy that it’s tough not to fall for its charm, but the last stretch of levels is way too hard.
The precursor to Dark Souls is headed to Sony’s PlayStation 3 download store.
With the growing popularity of video games, are we favoring friendlier, more streamlined gameplay over real challenge?
It doesn’t matter how closely you follow the news or how often you refresh your browser; some companies can still manage to catch the gaming public completely unaware. Here are some of our picks for the biggest surprises of 2012.
Want to know the secret to besting one of the hardest games ever made?
That’s right. Persona 4: Golden is not only a gorgeous port to the PlayStation Vita but also the secret best multiplayer experience you’ll ever have.
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.
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.
Namco Bandai is bringing some of the PC Dark Souls content to the consoles.
Even with its “simplistic” aesthetic and presentation, Lone Survivor manages to surpass many high-profile games by way of its narrative strengths. Drawing clear influence from Silent Hill, Lone Survivor successfully builds upon the psychological thriller.
Armored Core V demands proficiency yet also provides a space for you to hone your skills. In a blend of Japanese philosophy and machine aesthetics that appeals to American values, From Software wants you to transcend the input device and become one with your core.
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.
This year has been a great one for gaming. To celebrate, here are 10 of the finest gaming related videos to have hit the scene in 2011. Some are fan made, some are by big game studios, but all are worth watching. Some are for mature audiences.
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.