Amazon debuts its free game engine ‘Lumberyard’
1:00 pm PDT 10/02/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Online retail giant Amazon released its very own game engine called Lumberyard. Based on Crytek’s CryEngine, which has been the base for many games like Far Cry, Evolve and Crysis this one too can be used to develop games for both PC and consoles. It’s free to download and use, but one only has to pay for Amazon’s cloud services (Amazon Web Services) for multiplayer. Amazon Web Services (AWS) also allows you to make use of Amazon’s GameLift, where one can … Read More

99Games partners with Yash Raj Films for an official FAN game
2:00 pm PDT 09/02/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

99Games, mobile game publishers and film production house Yash Raj Films, announced that continuing  its association with a multi-year deal will exclusively publish FAN: The Game, the official game for Yash Raj Film’s Shah Rukh Khan starrer FAN. FAN: The Game revolves around the journey of an ardent fan and the challenges he encounters to meet the superstar he idolizes. It’s a game about connections. Fans can connect with the superstar Shah Rukh Khan at his residence Mannat, in a film … Read More

Fans hail Pokemon ad as the greatest in Super Bowl history
5:00 pm PDT 08/02/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Super Bowl in America is one of the most celebrated and televised events and getting an ad spot during it is bound to cost millions of dollars. This year, Super Bowl had close to $50 million in ad revenues and one of the companies that participated was Pokemon. To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Pokemon had uploaded a video on its YouTube channel which was already grabbing eyeballs amongst the loyalist but the Sunday’s Super Bowl spot just got people crazy … Read More

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Mac and Linux versions of Batman: Arkham Knight cancelled
3:00 pm PDT 05/02/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

One of the better games last year, Batman: Arkham Knight from Rocksteady Studios will not get a Mac or Linux release said Warner Bros. on game’s official account. In its statement Warner Bros. wrote, “We are very sorry to confirm that Batman: Arkham Knight will no longer be coming to Mac and Linux. If you have pre-ordered Batman: Arkham Knight for Mac or Linux, please apply for a refund via Steam.” The PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game were … Read More

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Alto’s Adventure to come to Android on 11 February
11:00 am PDT 05/02/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The beautiful mobile game Alto’s Adventure, landed on iOS last year and now is all set to enter the world of Android and Kindle Fire devices next week for free. Developed by Snowman, the game was appreciated for its beautiful visuals, unique gameplay and lovely soundtrack. A skiing mobile game, Alto’s Adventure is priced at Rs 190 on Apple App Store but will come to Android for free for a number of reasons, cited developer Ryan Cash from Snowman. “After … Read More

Nintendo to launch first smartphone game and new rewards system this March
3:00 pm PDT 04/02/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Miitomo, Nintendo’s first foray into smartphone gaming is coming this March and along with it is ‘My Nintendo’ customer loyalty online service, the company said via a release. My Nintendo will replace old Club Nintendo rewards program and will offer more services. The system once in place, it will have platinum points and gold points which can be earned by doing special tasks on its smartphone apps and Nintendo consoles. These points can be availed for discount coupons and digital … Read More

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Mahabharta comes to life on cards with ‘Legend of Vyas’
7:30 pm PDT 02/02/2016 By Vivek Kapadia

In today’s times children are exposed to the likes of DC and Marvel superheroes, and the ones from the Indian mythology are lost somewhere in the very books they existed. But some creative minds with their products are trying to introduce legendary scriptures like Mahabharata and Ramayana to the new age audience by bringing alive the characters from their manuscripts with a twist. With India being culturally rich, there is no shortage of stories and tales which one can explore … Read More

Activision reportedly working on a new Ghostbusters video game
3:30 pm PDT 30/01/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Few months back, the 1984 hit supernatural comedy film, Ghostbusters got its board game through a kickstarter campaign and now as the film is getting its sequel that’s been directed by Paul Feig, there are reports that it’s going to be accompanied by a new Ghostbusters video game, and it’s coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Activision is reportedly working on the new Ghostbusters game and it is expected to release alongside the upcoming Ghostbusters movie. According to … Read More

Gameloft shuts shop in New Zealand
1:00 pm PDT 28/01/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Gameloft has shuttered one more studio and this time it’s New Zealand who has been at the axe. As reported in Gamasutra, the New Zealand location has been closed and 160 of its staff members have been affected. Gameloft is a French company and was started by Michael Guillemot in 2000. Today, the studio has subsidiaries all over the world with more than 5000 employees in total. It deals predominantly with mobile titles. The New Zealand studio was a relatively young studio, … Read More

Sony restructures PlayStation business into one US based company
4:00 pm PDT 27/01/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Sony announced that it was moving its gaming business from Tokyo to California and is consolidating its game console offerings under one roof. Come this April, the Japanese entertainment and consumer electronics will have its PlayStation hardware, software and online businesses under a new company called Sony Interactive Entertainment. The company will bring together Sony Computer Entertainment and Sony Network Entertainment International and be based in the northern California city of San Mateo. It will be headed by president and global CEO … Read More

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Insomniac Games teases with a short clip of its next game
2:00 pm PDT 27/01/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Ratchet and Clank developer Insomniac Games has teased its next game, with more information this month coming on 28 January at 8:30 am CT. The teaser was uploaded on the official YouTube channel and showcased an underground trench with the Insomniac logo. The camera pans down further into the ocean as one can see ruins and seaweeds which end with the developers inviting to dive deeper on the said date . The developer has suddenly changed its focus to mobile games … Read More

Rocket League gets season 2 with new divisions and ranked play
4:30 pm PDT 25/01/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Driving meets Football game Rocket League is all set for a season two and the update is all set to release in February. Psyonix have put down detailed information of all the important stuff in a new post on the game’s Steam page. Here’s a quick look at it: The ranked play has been renamed under the ‘Competitive Matchmaking’ and will have a separate menu system which will have a separate menu differentiating itself from casual matchmaking. Rank Points from season … Read More