Welcome to the weekly GamesBeat Roundup. Is that the smell of the Electronic Entertainment Expo in the air?

But the news didn’t take a breather the industry prepared for one of the most important trade shows of the year. This week, we learned how digital gaming alone made almost a billion dollars last month, took a deep dive into the new ways of beating up your foes in Street Fighter V, and watched the endgame begin for “The People’s Console.”

And for everyone going to E3 next week — safe travels!


Pieces of flair and opinion


Ugliness can be beautiful in The Witcher 3.

Above: Ugliness can be beautiful in The Witcher 3.

Image Credit: CD Projekt RED

News


Battlefield Hardline: Criminal Activity has more masks for the criminals.

Above: Battlefield Hardline: Criminal Activity has more masks for the criminals.

Image Credit: EA

Previews and interview


Geometry Wars 3

Above: If you’ve never shot a bunch of crazy shapes while flying around a peanut, you’re about to.

Image Credit: Evan Killham/GamesBeat

Reviews