Here are some of the stories that ran on GamesBeat this week. We’re running more articles exclusively in the GamesBeat section of VentureBeat, particularly when they’re mainly of interest to our game readers. The broader-interest posts will continue to run on VentureBeat as well. Please visit the GamesBeat section to catch up on the latest game news. We’re ramping up our game coverage, so you’ll find a larger amount of deeper news at GamesBeat.

Here are the best stories that appeared exclusively on GamesBeat this week:

Co-op vs. Zombies: Leading Resident Evil to multiplayer shooter territory (interview)

How to get your start in the game industry

DICE rolling out nearly 300 fixes and tweaks in major Battlefield 3 patch

John Robertson on The Dark Room, his merciless and hilarious YouTube game (interview)

Vivox launches its next-generation game chat for gamers on the run

NeuroSky launches Focus Pocus learning app that kids can control with their minds

World of Warcraft could help your grandma focus

Check out this printable Mass Effect 3 voice command “cheat sheet”

Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational is Vita’s surprise delight (review)

Bejeweled maker PopCap bets on Facebook casino-game gold rush

You’ll fall 70 stories if you lose in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Overwatch map

Double Fine’s Tim Schafer on Kickstarter success: It can happen again (interview)

In an alternate reality, video games changed world history

Reality Fighters: All style, no substance (review)

Red Dead Redemption studio worked on an “interactive girlfriend project” for Microsoft

Ridiculous: 300 Space Cores rolling down a mountain in Skyrim (video)

And here are some of our big game stories of the week:

The Facebook gaming boom is fizzling out, analyst firm says

After Disney, Bungie founder dives into mobile games with Industrial Toys (exclusive interview)

The DeanBeat: Creating a pop icon that will never age (exclusive)

Game analyst Michael Pachter: The Wii was a bubble, but social gaming isn’t

Game Closure raises $12M for HTML5 cross-platform games

OnLive delivers ridiculously fast web browsing on the iPad

PlayStation Vita starts moving off the shelves

Everything you need to know about the PlayStation Vita

Sony’s marketing chief: PlayStation Vita to be biggest marketing spend ever in U.S. (interview)

Striiv says its step-counting gadget inspires people to walk more

PlayStation Vita: THE hardware review

Peak Games acquires Saudi Arabia’s Kammelna as games go social in the Middle East

Uncharted: Golden Abyss is a flawed flagship for the PlayStation Vita (review)