The former head of Rhode Island’s economic development agency claims that the governor had it out for Curt Schilling’s game studio
Developers and publishers have started offering elaborate special editions for the first games of brand-new franchises. How do they do that, and why would fans pay up?
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.
The collapse of 38 Studios left Rhode Island on the hook for $100 million.
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Game developers are increasingly fond of including doodads and gizmos with the premium editions of their games. Here are some of the most ridiculously expensive special editions ever released, in roughly ascending order.
In 2012, consumers voted EA the worst company in America, but the publisher just kept releasing well-received games.
Microsoft is determined to reclaim its Xbox 360 development kits from the shuttered studio.
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.
Epic Games establishes Impossible Studios and announces its first game, Infinity Blade: Dungeons for iOS.
38 Studios founder Curt Schilling broke his silence today over the financial troubles that led to the mass layoffs at his video game studio.
News surrounding yesterday’s company-wide layoff at Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning developer 38 Studios continues to roll in on as people in and around the event speak up about what exactly went wrong.
Despite a public crisis in the state of Rhode Island, 38 Studios is still plugging away at its first MMO title based on the world from Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. The developer has finally made its overdue payment, but its financial situation remains unclear.
A collection of game reviews from the first three months of 2012.
Below you’ll find a listing of every GamesBeat game review to date. They are listed in reverse chronological order with the latest review appearing at the top. Note that the dates listed are for when the review was posted, not necessarily the actual release date for the game. That information, along with platform tested and more, can be found in the actual review.
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.
Fantasy worlds in video games are getting pretty intricate. Consider the upcoming game Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, which is being developed by 38 Studios and will be sold by Electronic Arts. In this game, you can pick the pocket of a citizen in the world. Once you do that, you have to slink away because the character will start feeling his or her clothing for a wallet. When they don’t find it, they’ll whirl and look for a thief.