SimCity drops to $28, Paradox gives away free Europa 3

Strategy gamers! Allocate your resources toward these two titles: SimCity and Europa Universalis III Chronicles. Both have big discounts this week, with one having the best of them all – free!

2012’s most innovative game ideas

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.

The top 15 swag shirts of E3 2012

Free swag is the universal language of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, and free t-shirts live at the apex of Swag Mountain. So here’s the best of what we saw at (or took home from) E3 2012.

GamesBeat Weekly Roundup

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. With all the PAX East 2012 previews and downloadable game reviews hitting, this was a busy week.

Spec Ops: The Line is hiding something (preview)

Publisher 2K Games wasn’t afraid to take up a huge portion of the PAX East show floor with its four big titles. Spec Ops: The Line is probably the lowest profile of those games, but it shouldn’t be overlooked. With an intriguing narrative and satisfying shooting mechanics, The Line has a lot of potential.