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Blizzard’s title is no more
11:30 am PDT 25/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

We have come a long way with the logo of Blizzard’s by our side. Having graced our gaming screens for two decades, Blizzard is finally doing away with their identity and replacing it with ‘Blizzard’. The company announced it last September that it would be phasing out the identity. The statement from the company read, “We’re going to be transitioning away from using the name for our gaming service and the functionality connected to it. … Read More

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Persia will be the next civilisation coming to ‘Civilization VI’
4:00 pm PDT 22/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

One of last year’s most anticipated and highly rated strategy games, Civilization VI has announced its upcoming update. Firaxis and 2K have announced that two new civilisations are coming to the game accompanied by a spring update. Only one of the two civilisations has been revealed and it is Persia. The faction is ruled by Cyrus II, also known as Cyrus the Great. The leader has the ability called, ‘Fall of Babylon’ which gives all its allied units a burst … Read More

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Gaming portal launched at first Inda Gaming Conclave to link gamers
3:30 pm PDT 20/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Gaming 360, All India Gaming Federation’s one-stop portal for gaming related news and activities across India and around the globe, was launched on Friday to bring the industry together and provide it with a platform where the stakeholders can make their voices heard.   This was stated by AIGF CEO Roland Landers at the India Gaming Conclave here. He said, “We appreciate the presence of such dignitaries at the inaugural event and are hopeful that in the coming years it will … Read More

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India’s premiere gaming company, ‘Dhruva Interactive’ completes two decades of gaming
7:30 pm PDT 17/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

“It has been an incredible, exciting journey. In 1997 we were clearly too early for the market, but we were so driven by the challenge and excitement of the games industry and becoming India’s first game developer. Our name, Dhruva, is the name of the north star, the star that shows the way we have strived to lead by example all these years, staying committed to Quality and Innovation in our work. After 10 years, the fire burns as strongly … Read More

Initial operation details for ‘UCypher’ has been revealed; games to be broadcast on MTV
1:00 pm PDT 17/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

2017 looks to be promising for the Indian eSports scenario. We recently saw one of India’s biggest names in game publishing delve into the eSports sector, as Nazara Games announced their very own eSports league. However, before that, another league of a large scale was announced by USports. Titled ‘UCypher’, the league is the brain child of businessman, Ronnie Screwvala and promises the Indian players with a formidable platform to showcase their talent. Now, the first set of operational details … Read More

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Women’s Day: A look at 5 bold and courageous female characters from the world of videogames
1:00 pm PDT 08/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The world of videogames is replete with female characters who do not portray the ‘damsel in distress’, but display courage, valor and intelligence. In the spirit of ‘Women’s Day’, we take a look at some of the most badass women from the virtual world of video games. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider While Indiana Jones was the name on everyone’s mind when we spoke about a treasure hunting adventurer, a female protagonist from a video game soon came in to claim … Read More

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Landers, AIGF and their vision for skill based gaming!
7:00 pm PDT 07/03/2017 By Krishanu Ghosal

‘Poker is the game of the future’, says AIGF, CEO, Roland Landers, ambitiously. Formulated in 2016, the All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) has been pushing for the legalisation of sports betting. Internationally, gambling comes under the umbrella term ‘Gaming.’ From Poker and Rummy to horse racing and fantasy leagues, each one of these have some sort of betting mechanics in place. While many countries / states earn huge revenues from such events, most of these are still banned in India. … Read More

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Chinese gaming company, Youzu Interactive, ventures into the Indian market; plans to create games with local content
5:30 pm PDT 07/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Chinese gaming company, Youzu Interactive has just ventured into India, as the company has recently announced the opening of its office in Pune. The company has placed Anuj Tandon, who has been associated with Nazara Games in the past, as the CEO of the Indian division. According to NASSCOM, India’s mobile game downloads are expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 58 per cent over the next five years, growing from 1.6 billion downloads in 2016 to … Read More

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‘Overwatch’ reveals its newest character: Orisa
1:00 pm PDT 03/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

After almost two weeks of teases and hints, Blizzard Entertainment has finally revealed their newest hero to join the ranks of their multiplayer-shooter, Overwatch. The newest hero would be the 24th character and would be joining the roster of tanks in the game. Titled Orisa, the hero is a high-tech robot created by the fictional, child prodigy, Efi Oladele. According to the story told in Overwatch’s Universe, Efi hails from Numbani, a city known for its technological prowess and peaceful ambiance. The … Read More

‘Angry Birds’ creator Rovio Entertainment announces annual profit growth
7:15 pm PDT 01/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

After a really successful 2016, Rovio Entertainment, the company behind the famed Angry Bird franchise, has returned to its profitable stance. In 2016, the company experienced a massive surge in gaming revenues and to add to it, Angry Birds’full length Hollywood feature, ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ was pretty well received worldwide. The Finnish company has now announced that their revenues have increased by 34 per cent from the year before to €190m. The company’s gaming revenues increased significantly in 2016 … Read More

Mobile games generated over 25 per cent more direct spending than PC games last year, says report
6:30 pm PDT 01/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

App Annie and International Data Corporation (IDC) today unveiled a special joint report entitled, “Gaming Spotlight, 2016 Review.” The report analyses the mobile video games market in 2016 from several vantage points and puts it in a broader, global gaming industry context. “2016 was the best year yet for mobile games, with consumers spending nearly 25 per cent more than the year prior,” said, App Annie, SVP of research, Danielle Levitas. “The breakout success of Pokémon GO propelled mobile games further ahead of consoles, … Read More

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Google to upgrade its gaming offerings, teases new Play Store updates and games
2:15 pm PDT 28/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

It cannot be called an absolute overhaul, but Google is significantly changing the algorithm on the way game titles are displayed on the Play Store. Google offered a glimpse into numerous upcoming Android titles at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco on Monday.  The tech giant announced that they are looking forward to provide its consumers with a better searchability when it comes to games. Earlier, the games with the most downloads were featured at the top, but … Read More