The Game Showdown wins hearts in its first edition
4:00 pm PDT 25/11/2014 By Vivek Kapadia

The Game Showdown 2014 ended on 22 November, with a great line-up of eminent speakers from the industry coming down to the venue to encourage kids and professionals alike and give them the correct guidance and insights as to how to enter the industry. The event started with a video about how the video games have evolved over the years and how the advanced technology has enabled us to make the video games that are almost life-like in today’s day … Read More

Angry Birds franchise now available for free on Windows Phones
1:30 pm PDT 25/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Rovio in a major move to attract the gamers from the Windows phone community has made all of its Angry Birds franchise games free. The move is not part of promotion but rather a permanent move from Rovio that has seen a dip in the users who have now moved onto different casual games like Candy Crush and Clash of Clans. This move is also expected across all the mobile platforms and also with new games releasing from the studio … Read More

Sony PlayStation pulls the plug on its blatantly sexist TVC
12:00 pm PDT 25/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Sony has widely pulled out an ad from its European PlayStation YouTube channel, presumably because of the spot’s obvious sexist connotations. The ad, which first went online on 21 November and was soon set to “private” can still be viewed elsewhere on YouTube. It features an attractive brunette ‘doctor’ who at first appears to be suggesting the viewer has been ‘pleasuring himself’: “I bet you’ve already done it today. Or are you afraid you’re doing it too often? In your bedroom … Read More

‘Need for Speed: No Limits’ under development for Android and iOS from the EA stable
5:15 pm PDT 24/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

A new game in the Need for Speed franchise titled Need for Speed: No Limits is being developed by the Real Racing Series developers Firemonkeys, who also have made the mobile mod for the Need for Speed: Most Wanted. The game will be available in 2015 across the Android and iOS devices in 2015, and Electronics Art has been very vocal about the power of the mobile devices and the new tablets pack and deliver. “We’ve built No Limits from … Read More

Telltale Games releases the first ‘Game of Thrones’ teaser
4:15 pm PDT 24/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Telltale Games released the first teaser of its long awaited game of the most watched television series ‘Game of Thrones’. The game will feature the ‘House Forrester’, a House which has been kept under the blanket in both the books and the TV series as well. The game will be a six part series with the first part titled ‘Iron from Ice’. The teaser has Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) narrating with Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage); Margery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer) and … Read More

World of Warcraft turns 10; shows promise of sustaining more another decade
10:45 am PDT 22/11/2014 By Vivek Kapadia

It would have been surprising to not have the 10th anniversary for one of the best MMORPG games that has been one of the turning points for the gaming industry with rise of the internet all over the world. It is the month Blizzard has been awaiting for long. With the announcement of the new game at Blizzcon 2014 (Metallica played a gig here!) – ‘Overwatch’, Blizzard also released the new expansion pack for World of Warcraft (WoW) called the … Read More

Microsoft India announces new Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Bundle
10:00 am PDT 22/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Microsoft India is very optimistic of the growth of console gaming in India and to further take console gaming experience, the company has announced an exclusive Xbox One ‘Assassin’s Creed Unity’ bundle with Kinect in India for Rs 45,990. The bundle is available from Amazon and will contain Assassin’s Creed Unity and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag as downloadable games, which will be available for free for download when you first set up the console. So the Indian gamers, be … Read More

NASSCOM Game Developer Conference: A Mecca for Indian gaming talent
1:00 pm PDT 20/11/2014 By Vivek Kapadia

A weekend for the gamers, by the gamers is the best way to describe NASSCOM Game Developer Conference. The event was held at The Westin, Pune and had more than 1,300 delegates, more than 60 speakers and over 40 sessions built around the Indian video game industry with the sessions divided into Marketing, Game Design, Indie and Technology. Being one of the members of the Game media I felt the conference is doing a lot good for the new and … Read More

Flipkart invests in an offline games start-up MadRat Games
11:10 am PDT 20/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Flipkart founders Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal, have made an investment in an offline games start-up MadRat Games. The other investors who have participated in the funding round of about $1 million (about Rs 6.2 crore) include the founders of IT outsourcing firm GlobalLogic – Rajul Garg, Sanjay Singh, Manoj Agarwala and Tarun Upadhyay. MadRat, founded in 2010, started out by launching a Hindi word game Aksharit. Since then, the company started by IIT graduates Rajat Dhariwal, Manuj Dhariwal and … Read More

Video games, e-commerce booming in Middle East, North Africa
10:50 am PDT 20/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Video game and e-commerce markets are growing “exponentially” across the Middle East and North Africa, driven by the mobile revolution and new youth-produced content, according to a recent study. The gaming market is expected to nearly triple in size, from $1.6 billion in 2014 to $4.4 billion in 2022, said the study conducted by consulting firm Strategy& and the Abu Dhabi media regulatory body twofour54. “Gaming in the region is growing faster than the global average, exceeding even other fast-growing … Read More

Game Showdown 2014: A platform to showcase your gaming brains
1:50 pm PDT 19/11/2014 By Vivek Kapadia

After the game jams and the game developers conferences comes a Game Showdown like none other. A game jam with a twist is what Game Showdown 2014 can be described as in a nut shell. It’s an online gaming competition where students from schools and colleges along with professionals from the gaming industry will be participating for the ultimate glory. Game Showdown 2014 is particularly focusing on bringing young students from all over India to the fore in the world … Read More

Reliance Entertainment is intent on acquiring western game studios in 2015
8:00 pm PDT 17/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

India’s Reliance Entertainment has shown clear intent to begin acquiring North American and European mobile game studios starting in early 2015, in hopes of becoming a significant global player in the fast-growing mobile games industry. The company, which is the biggest stakeholder in DreamWorks Studios, is in talks with bankers to identify and acquire upcoming mobile game studios in the North American and European regions to boost sales, Reliance Entertainment – Digital bigwig Manish Agarwal told Reuters in a telephonic interview. “We … Read More