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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.

This week, Sega shut down several studios world-wide, Zynga held a press event in San Francisco revealing tons of new Facebook social games, and developer Radical Entertainment shuts its doors.

You’ll also find a review for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim expansion Dawnguard and Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes.


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The DeanBeat: Zynga battles to dominate the red ocean, not the blue

The Last of Us’ “Truck Ambush” trailer: now with 100% more Sackboy (video)

Console game studio Radical Entertainment shuts its doors

Sega closes multiple offices worldwide and focuses on digital

Nintendo hires a networking chief to shore up a weak spot

Dawnguard finally brings a sense of urgency to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (review)

How we voted in the Game Critics Awards

Infinity Blade is more profitable than Gears of War

Valve releases the magically fiery ‘Meet the Pyro’ video

Halo 4′s free Spartan Ops content detailed: 50 missions spanning 12 hours

Past sales point to a ‘win’ for Nintendo with the 3DS XL

New Smart TV device allows game-streaming via OnLive

Sulake un-mutes Habbo Hotel in select countries for first time since sex scandal

CCP’s David Reid says Dust 514 heralds a new free-to-play era on consoles (interview)

Dragon Eternity lets iOS gamers play with Android users

4 games that should be in Kirby’s 20th Anniversary Collection

GamesBeat casts the Need for Speed movie

Lego Batman 2 tries to redefine the franchise but stumbles (review)


Delaware’s approval of online gambling will make social game companies perk up

Gaikai streams Bulletstorm console game in the Chrome browser

Meet the judges for our GamesBeat 2012 ‘Who’s Got Game’ game-startup competition

Lara Croft will invade your Chrome web browser this fall

Hello, Hero Academy: $2M deal helps mobile-platform Yodo1 bring Western games to China

New institute gets $10M to gamify education for kids

The new console war pits Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony in an Apple arena

Pocket Gems launches All Talk voice-based mobile game

Pamela Anderson takes on Zynga with BamPoker game

YoYo Games launches a series of Chrome games with the flip of a switch (exclusive)

Zynga’s big Unleashed event strikes out with investors

Earn real recipes while playing Zygna’s new game, ChefVille

Zynga confirms that FarmVille 2 is in the works

Zynga With Friends to feature live synchronous multiplayer

By the numbers: Zynga’s total words, drawings, users, and more

Take-Two aims big in China with free-to-play NBA online game with Tencent

Google transforms its homepage into a Turing machine minigame

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