Top gaming technologies of 2012

This year saw the continued evolution of three consumer technologies — autostereoscopy, touch sensing, and motion sense – with direct application in the gaming world.

Jedi, fedoras, and carpal tunnel: A history of LucasArts

What if LucasArts never existed? What if the irascible filmmaker, beloved (and despised) the world over for his invaluable contributions to the pop-culture lexicon, had stuck to making space operas and juvenile fantasies about archeologists in fedora hats? What if George Lucas never entered the arena of gaming 30 years ago?

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!

Update: Sony confirms God of War: Ascension (with video)

Kratos is coming back. Sony confirmed that it is producing the next game in the God of War series, subtitled Ascension. Sony had intended to surprise us all on Thursday, but a hiccup in that plan popped up on Wednesday as Amazon accidentally leaked a listing for the game.