Max Payne 3’s massive 35GB install vs. other big games

The PC version of developer Rockstar Games’ upcoming installment of the Max Payne series will take up 35GB of free space on on your hard drive when it launches on May 29, according to system requirements released today. Here’s how that compares to some other big PC titles.

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The DeanBeat: Building a better GamesBeat

For almost four years, we’ve been building out GamesBeat as VentureBeat’s game channel. We have held three annual GamesBeat conferences where the movers and shakers of the industry talk about the latest trends in games. Now we’re expanding to build an even better GamesBeat.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim ships 7M copies, actual sales unclear

Bethesda Softworks, publisher of last week’s long-awaited The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, has announced that its latest game has shipped seven million copies globally across the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC. Digital distribution platforms such as Steam also seem to be counted towards this figure.

Our picks for the best video games of the fall season

NOTE: Each week, I’m writing a column on videogames called The DeanBeat that’s available to newsletter subscribers a day before it appears on the VentureBeat website. This week, my column was co-written with Matthew Lynley.

Hands-on with id Software’s Rage shooter

Last year, one of our favorite games at the E3 video game trade show was Rage, the first-person shooter game coming from legendary game studio id Software. The company, which is now part of ZeniMax Media, hasn’t shipped it yet, so we’ve taken another look at it. By September, consumers will finally get their hands on it.

Five minutes of Rage trailer shows its the shooter to beat

id Software released another trailer of its Rage video game today. It shows that this game, which represents the state of the art in the multibillion-dollar first-person shooter game market, is the title to beat when it comes out this fall.

ZeniMax Media raises $150M for more gory games

There will definitely be more gory big budget video games in our future. ZeniMax Media said today it has raised $150 million in investment from Providence Private Equity Partners.