You can basically tell the entire story of the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 console generation with Internet memes … so that’s what we did.
Video games have given us some amazing stories this generation. Now’s the perfect time to remember them as we anticipate the next wave of consoles.
As we celebrate the Fourth of July, our patriotic panel of game characters traitorously define what makes America so gosh-darn great.
The senior programmer on Dragon Age: Inquisition reveals a screen and talks about working for BioWare.
Spare yourself a full week of non-stop coverage. Our panel of game characters spill their insider knowledge on everything that’ll happen at 2013′s Electronic Entertainment Expo.
Electronic Arts ended the unpopular Online Pass program aimed at cashing in on the used-games market, but the reason may have more to do with Sony and Microsoft’s new consoles than customer dissatisfaction.
The gaming community can change so much in a single day, but it doesn’t last.
See popular game characters re-create posters of blockbuster movies like Prometheus, Avatar, and The Dark Knight.
Robin Sachs, the actor behind gruff, cynical bounty hunter Zaeed in Mass Effect, has died at the age of 61.
In 2012, consumers voted EA the worst company in America, but the publisher just kept releasing well-received games.
Dead Space 3 may not be the pure survival-horror experience the series was once known for, but it’s still a hell of a lot of fun.
Our all-knowing panel of completely unbiased game characters talk commercials, steroids, and Beyoncé’s lip-syncing prowess as they predict the outcome of the big game!
As iterative releases become more commonplace on all game platforms, they effectively reduce the “complete” feel of the product on day one. Going forward, how will this effect consumers’ ideology on a complete retail product, and on the notion that they are simply buying in to an incomplete project?
Discover some of the best inside jokes and secret content of the year in games like Far Cry 3, Halo 4, and Black Ops II.
Many of us have already celebrated the finest games of the last 12 months, so now it’s time to dig a little deeper into 2012′s catalog of hits and misses.
You’re being charged more and more money for less and less content these days. How do you feel about that?
We had some decent trends in gaming this year, but let’s go negative.
Here are ten of the best game trailers to grace our screens during 2012. They represent a cross-section of the gaming world, and feature a variety of styles and budgets. The one thing they have in common? They’re done right.
This was an outstanding year for game soundtracks. Whether chiptune or orchestral, the top 10 soundtracks of the year are beautiful and moving in vastly different ways.
Now that we’ve reached the end of 2012, it’s time to sit back and reflect on all the things that let us down this year. That’s totally healthy, right?
The video game industry always moves forward, striving to do more. The games we played in 2012 impressed and surprised us with the risks they took and gave us great hopes for what comes next.
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 Walking Dead may be GamesBeat’s Game of the Year for 2012, but here’s the other titles our staff picked as contenders for the crown.
While Mass Effect 3: Omega has its good, trigger-happy moments, it doesn’t bring enough of the saga’s signature storytelling to the forefront.
Raptr released its annual Raptr Report detailing the most played games of 2012, and it carries a few surprises about how gamers spent their time this year.
See Booker DeWitt, poster boy of BioShock Infinite’s generic box art, star in other action games like Tomb Raider, Mass Effect 3, and Max Payne.
See the transformation from concept art to 3D models for 15 video game characters like Cortana, Nathan Drake, and Bayonetta.
We talk to GameStop’s director of retail digital distribution, Brad Schliesser, about the retailer’s philosophy behind in-store DLC sales.
Most players probably don’t know that Mass Effect 3’s latest single-player content pack, Omega, is out because they don’t care about the franchise anymore. And EA should do something about it.
Nintendo’s new Wii U video-game console builds on the strengths of its smash-hit predecessor and introduces a few innovations of its own, and that’s precisely why you should hold off from buying one just yet.
How did all the third-party ports fare on Nintendo’s new hardware? We run down the best and the rest from the Wii U’s launch-title lineup.
Prepare yourself for the launch of Nintendo’s new console by catching up on our Wii U coverage.
The Master Chief and Cortana finally return in an epic game that frequently sticks too close to the Halo playbook but still moves the needle in smart, important ways.
We’ve heard of developers hiring economists and military consultants for their games before, so why not scientists, too?
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.
Who would you want to see as Commander Shepard in the Mass Effect movie?
Despite having different content, the Xbox 360 and PC versions of the Mass Effect Trilogy will both cost $59.99.
Games or cake? It’s a tough choose, but we come with good news: You don’t have to pick only one.
Two new games from the Mass Effect team are in the works at BioWare.
Nintendo is playing a little loose with its definition of a launch window, but you can still play all of these Wii U games within a few months.