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 first Star Wars release from EA after the Star Wars deal is an oldie but a goodie.
See popular game characters re-create posters of blockbuster movies like Prometheus, Avatar, and The Dark Knight.
As President Obama authorizes a study on the effects of violent media, we turn to the real experts on video-game carnage — our panel of video-game characters — for a lasting solution.
Many female characters get excluded from the game’s cover in favor of male protagonists. Did your favorite heroines make the cut?
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?
After playing hands-on with the much-anticipated Star Wars: The Old Republic, I’m reminded that some gamers love massively multiplayer games and some don’t. So it’s pretty hard for me to predict whether this game will be a smash hit or not when Electronic Arts publishes it sometime later this year on the PC. I think that if you live and breathe Star Wars, this game is for you. But if you’re not a fan or are a casual fan of George Lucas’s sci-fi series, then you’re not likely to make a big time investment in playing this game. If the stock market investors among you want a clearer answer than that, I’m sorry but I just can’t tell at this point.