With the entire genre in flux, five games stand out for either their disruptive models or overall excellence.
Some have you saving Santa, some have you killing him — but either way, he’s giving up that holiday loot.
It doesn’t matter how closely you follow the news or how often you refresh your browser; some companies can still manage to catch the gaming public completely unaware. Here are some of our picks for the biggest surprises of 2012.
Guest Post Gamifying sales makes a lot of sense, so you should understand the types of gamers.
The same company that prints 3D models of your custom Xbox Live Avatars and World of Warcraft characters is now providing physical representations of Minecraft worlds.
Everyone has a list of really important games they just haven’t played, so we tricked some of the most influential people in the industry into revealing their piles of shame.
24GBs and 68 billion blocks later, Azeroth has made its way to Minecraft.
It’s double the price of the regular edition, but it’s worth it if you’re a committed World of Warcraft player.
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.
Zynga was the hare. EA was the tortoise. Do we know who won the race?
Guild Wars 2 is hitting store shelves today, but maybe you can ignore that in favor of the latest upgrade to World of Warcraft.
Blizzard revealed the opening cinematic for Mists of Pandaria, the latest expansion to its incredibly popular massively multiplayer online game, World of Warcraft.
Perfect World is making its move into the Western online gaming markets.
Loot and achievements are at the heart of Blizzard Entertainment’s Diablo III, and now players have an expansive new way to track both from anywhere on the game’s site.
Missed the latest news on GamesBeat? Here’s a list of the stories we ran over the past week.
Massively popular online role-playing game World of Warcraft has lost over one million subs, but could the next expansion provide a needed boost?
When Activision reports its earnings, the game world listens.
Blizzard’s massively multiplayer titan World of Warcraft gets its fourth expansion, Mists of Pandaria, on September 25.
GamesBeat’s Dean Takahashi interviews Tencent’s David Wallerstein about its approach to games in China and its investments in Western game developers.
Blizzard admits Diablo III lacks sufficient end-game content for retaining a strong community.
GamesBeat sat down with studio president Mike O’Brien to talk about making a sequel to the game that turned the AAA MMO model on its head.
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.
Activision Blizzard reported a hold-steady 10.2 million subscribers, with continued player engagement due to a recent content update and the beta of expansion Mists of Pandaria.
Activision Blizzard will report its first-fiscal-quarter earnings on Wednesday, May 9, after the market close. This will come two days after its arch-rival Electronic Arts reports its earnings, and the two together will paint a better picture of the grudge match between EA’s Star Wars: The Old Republic and Activision Blizzard’s flagship online game World of Warcraft.
Editor’s Pick 2012 will see some of the biggest releases ever in the massively multiplayer online role-playing game genre. GamesBeat has rounded up the most promising titles and asked their developers, “What makes your game unique?”
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.
We played some video games at PAX East 2012. Here’s a quick look at a few of the best from the entire show floor.
THQ layoffs, Sega cancellations, and Sony studio closures caused last week to be one of the worst in memory for the gaming industry. Compare that to mobile darling OMGPOP which was sold for $210 million based on the strength of one game. It seems like one side of the market is on its way down, while the other side has nothing but growth ahead of it, but that isn’t necessarily the case.
Blizzard Entertainment has begun beta testing for the next World of Warcraft expansion, Mists of Pandaria.
Blizzard Entertainment and NetEase.com have renewed their deal to publish World of Warcraft in mainland China. The deal will now last an additional three years.