The Mag II peripheral feels natural and works with most current-gen console and PC games — even when you’re using it wrong.
Retro Studios is known for its stellar work on the Metroid Prime and Donkey Kong games. It’s also based in Austin, Texas. So naturally, we asked Retro president Michael Kelbaugh what its favorite BBQ place is.
Katsuya Eguchi never played Zynga’s popular casual game.
Red Barrels’ survival-horror title is heading to PC and PlayStation 4 — and it might make you soil yourself.
Oculus was able to get four high-def prototypes ready in time for the biggest week in gaming tech.
Cloudrobots brings toys and games together for a 21st century version of Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots.
It’s been so long since we last saw Final Fantasy Versus XIII that Square-Enix dropped the “XIII” entirely in favor of a slightly bigger number.
Redbox Instant, Flixster, and other apps are heading to PlayStation consoles soon.
Titanfall is a first-person shooter from many of the folks who left Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare developer Infinity Ward. It is a futuristic sci-fi title with warriors in giant, agile robot suits.
Dead Rising 3 retains the previous game’s open-world levels, but it also apparently comes with a nifty new feature: no load times.
The Xbox One uses SmartGlass for a second-screen experience with a smartphone or tablet.
Insomniac CEO Ted Price introduced Sunset Overdrive with a stylish trailer filled with tons of shooting and alien-like monsters, describing it as an “open world shooter” with “inspired” world events.
Watch Dogs CGI E3 trailer leaks and show the game’s hero using technology and guns to solve his problems.
The God of War studio and the former Call of Duty guys will show something new next week.
E3 chief Mike Gallagher expects the event to draw 45,000 to 50,000 people to Los Angeles the week of June 9.
E3 approaches, and Ubisoft is confirming its roster of titles.
Sony’s hints at the design for the PS4 with fuzzy imagery, closeups, and quick cuts.
Nintendo has decided not to host an E3 press conference this year.
Nintendo president Iwata announces that new installments for some of the company’s biggest series will be at E3.
Editor’s Pick It’s going to be a year full of interesting gaming news, from new console launches to new mobile device debuts.
First-person shooter games have become a multibillion-dollar market. But no one has really succeeded in the massively multiplayer online space with high-end hardcore shooters. Sony Online Entertainment hopes to change that with the upcoming launch of Planetside 2. John Smedley, head of SOE, believes that the game will set a new bar for online shooters, with more than 2,000 people fighting together in the same region. He also believes that the free-to-play business model for the game will attract a much larger audience than is typical for an MMO. Smedley also feels that Sony Online learned some important lessons from last year’s hacker attack, which brought down the company’s network of games for weeks. We caught up with Smedley at the recent Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) video game conference in Los Angeles. Here’s an edited transcript of our interview.
Learn guitar while playing video games. What’s not to like? Turns out, it depends on how you like to play and learn.
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.
This year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) video game trade show had all the potential for disruption but none of the follow-through.
We’ve corralled the entirety of our E3 2012 coverage from the showfloors, meeting rooms, conference halls, and beyond. If you missed out — or need a refresher — on GamesBeat’s E3 coverage, take a look here!
Crytek’s leaders believe their CryEngine is the best
We analyzed over 16,000 comments on the NeoGAF forums to see how gamers reacted to Nintendo’s E3 2012 press conference.
We analyzed over 16,000 comments on the NeoGAF forums to see how gamers reacted to Sony’s E3 2012 press conference.
We analyzed over 16,000 comments on the NeoGAF forums to see how gamers reacted to Microsoft’s E3 2012 press conference.
Established and new video game companies are moving to the mobile side of the industry, bowing to the inevitable.
We left the industry trade show with very different opinions on what we saw. Here are our final thoughts.
In one of the coolest sounding cross-platform schemes we’ve seen, Ubisoft’s upcoming open-world hacking playground Watch Dogs allows players to interact with each other’s games through a companion mobile app. It’s time for some technological warfare.
The 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) was the year of dubstep.
Ascension’s senior game designer spent some time with GamesBeat and broke down in detail just exactly what’s new with this God of War. Warning: Hardcore details ahead!
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is Valve’s effort in transporting PC shooter classic Counter-Strike onto consoles, and the game’s straightforward design surprisingly shines.