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The best video game trailers of 2012

Here are ten of the best game trailers to grace our screens during 2012. They represent a cross-section of the gaming world, and feature a variety of styles and budgets. The one thing they have in common? They’re done right.

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.

Why you should wait on a Wii U (review)

Nintendo’s new Wii U video-game console builds on the strengths of its smash-hit predecessor and introduces a few innovations of its own, and that’s precisely why you should hold off from buying one just yet.

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!

Nintendo’s Scott Moffitt has to create mass lust for the Wii U game console (interview)

Scott Moffitt is the executive vice president of sales and marketing at Nintendo. He’s got a tough job because video game marketing is changing. Nintendo is trying to sell its 3DS gaming handheld in the face of huge competition from Apple. And he had to create desire in the mass market to purchase the upcoming Wii U video game console. We caught up with him at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) video game trade show yesterday. Here’s an edited transcript.

Nintendo’s Wii U: Safe on first, weak on third-party

Nintendo wants you to think their new Wii U console presents “unique” gameplay opportunities, but at their 2012 E3 conference, they barely even touched “original,” and the fresh blood they needed from third-party developers felt very thin indeed.

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Zombify your face with ZombiU for the Wii U

Xavier Poix, managing director of the Ubisoft France game studios, joined Reggie Fils-Aime, president and chief operating officer of Nintendo of America, on stage during Nintendo’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) press conference on Tuesday to show ZombiU, a survival horror game where players have to fight off the undead.