Why you should wait on a Wii U (review)

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.

GamesBeat’s gigantic E3 2012 roundup

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!

E3 Top Trends

The top 8 trends of E3, from bows to brutality

With publishers showing so many games in such close proximity, the Electronic Entertainment Expo is a great place to discover the directions that developers are taking the entire industry for the next year and beyond. Inside are eight trends that GamesBeat’s writers noticed during the annual trade show.

The GamesBeat E3 2012 Non-Award Awards: The least prestigious awards in the industry

When we’re in Los Angeles for E3, we’ve always got our eyes out for special and noteworthy works. When we’re not doing that, we give out these E3 2012 non-award awards. Grossest quote? We have that. Most charming booth babe? Yep. Year of the Bow Award for the Most Bows? You’ll have to click to find out.

The best family games of E3

Hidden behind the violence and the cussing, E3 had enough family-friendly fare to keep most homes happy. We’ve collected the ten best from the show floor here.

Nintendo’s Wii U: Safe on first, weak on third-party

Nintendo wants you to think their new Wii U console presents “unique” gameplay opportunities, but at their 2012 E3 conference, they barely even touched “original,” and the fresh blood they needed from third-party developers felt very thin indeed.