Laura Shigihara talks jumping from music composition to game design and how Zelda, Maniac Mansion, Miyazaki, and To the Moon have all inspired her upcoming game, Rakuen.
With the launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, we’ve seen a new drama nearly every day. Here we round up 12 of the most controversial moments from what have been a truly explosive two weeks.
Now that you’re all done pirating in the Caribbean, check out these related works.
You can basically tell the entire story of the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 console generation with Internet memes … so that’s what we did.
Editor’s Pick The Xbox One controller rumbles smarter, has better bandwidth, and is made for longer, more comfortable gaming sessions.
Devastation is a fighting game (à la Street Fighter or BlazBlue) in card-game form.
Editor’s Pick GamesBeat’s editor-in-chief compares the two consoles in a few categories that matter the most.
Editor’s Pick Microsoft spent millions of dollars to get the face buttons to look the way they do. Why? Also, check out the much-improved triggers.
Editor’s Pick Today, we look at a completely redesigned D-pad and much grippier analog sticks.
For this GamesBeat writer, BlizzCon was a strange, foreign land filled with beautiful — and confusing – sights.
Editor’s Pick Here is an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the $100M-plus creation of the Xbox One joypad. Today, we look at early prototypes and some crazy functions that didn’t make it in.
It’s time to remember the not-so-great parts of the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 generation.
The new DualShock 4 joypad has new features like a touch pad and light bar, and developers are taking advantage in innovative fashion.
Memoir ’44 is the ideal, fast-paced board game for fans of Nintendo’s Advance Wars or just little green army men in general.
GamesBeat chronicles its BlizzCon 2013 experience into one handy slideshow.
Do you know that you can go to the movies in Grand Theft Auto V’s massive world? Yep. We even found a San Andreas film critic to tell you what you should watch.
Virtual-soccer juggernauts FIFA 14 and Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 are facing off for the honor of being this year’s fittest footballing simulation. Who deserves the title?
A look back at how some of the digital people we’ve met over the past eight years have evolved and the wisdom they have for us.
If you have access to a Rift dev kit, here are four ways you can get the most out of your virtual-reality wonder goggles.
Editor’s Pick We wrap up our exclusive series with a look at the new components on the DualShock 4, plus its design and weight.
Editor’s Pick In part three, we examine how the face and shoulder buttons have changed (all for the better, by the way) for the DualShock 4.
Editor’s Pick In part two of our exclusive look at the PlayStation 4 controller, we see how Sony improved upon the things that will help you move, steer, aim, and more in the next generation.
Editor’s Pick An exclusive look at every detail on the PlayStation 4 controller. In part one, we look at the sometimes weird options Sony didn’t pick for the DualShock 4.
From a launch title like Perfect Dark Zero to the recent Fuse, these are the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 games that no one else will bother talking about.
With the next generation of consoles almost upon us, GamesBeat lists 10 independent games coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One worth keeping an eye on.
The last eight years have pitted secret agents, demigods, and masked warriors against each other. Who has made the biggest impact on fighting games?
Editor’s Pick The second game in our series is one of the wildest we’ve ever played. Imagine running a starship … with dice.
Now in its sixth year, Sony Online Entertainment’s G.I.R.L. scholarship program aims to get more women into video game art and design.
We’re kicking off a new series that takes a look at must-play board or card games for fans of video or PC games.
Want to indulge in some digital criminal mayhem, but you’re not into the Grand Theft Auto series? It’s OK. Here are seven alternative games you can play.
Publisher Trion Worlds and gaming community Raptr have analyzed player data collected from Rift, a struggling MMORPG that went free-to-play back in May. Not surprisingly, the numbers are good.
The developers of Zumba Fitness World Party gives us a good idea of the benefits and challenges of developing for the Xbox One.
Eight years of broken hardware and stellar gaming leave a lot of great memories, and the industry took to Twitter to give the Xbox 360 its due send off.
The Nintendo Entertainment System, now nearly 30 years old, is not just a platform for fueling misty-eyed nostalgia. Gamers also embracing a growing homebrew scene that’s resulting in new physical releases for the aging, but far from dead, gray box.
Editor’s Pick The SNES is far from dead. This year it will receive two new official cartridge releases. Lost gem Nightmare Busters, and a completely new SNES title from the creators of Pier Solar.
Giant mech games have migrated from retail releases to the free-to-play multiplayer arena. We break down three heavy hitters to help you determine which walking tank is right for you.
Editor’s Pick Nearly 20 years after its retail demise, the Atari Jaguar is set to host a stunning version of the classic adventure game Out of This World. Original creator Eric Chahi and Jaguar programmer Sebastian Briais discuss this unlikely port.
Editor’s Pick Time and technology has moved on since 1983, but the Commodore 64 continues to survive as a viable gaming platform, supported by a dedicated homebrew scene that’s combining old school programming skills with a modern-day indie mentality.
Warning: Beware of major spoilers in the sky and deep blue sea!
Forget the next-generation speculation. Gaming in 2013 is all about the Intellivision, Mattel Electronics’ 1979 home entertainment console.