First programme highlights of 26th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film revealed!
12:30 pm PDT 20/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

With cinematic discoveries, an unusual supporting programme, and festival atmosphere all over the city, the 26th International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) will turn Stuttgart into a centre of the world of animation again from 30 April to 5 May 2019. Anticipations and expectations about the event are already reaching highs. Audiences and professional visitors can look forward to a European focus, a curated programme linking science and animation and two days of music featuring concerts and workshops. With almost … Read More

Cobx Gaming announces ‘Cobx Masters’, a multi-title international esports tournament
9:00 pm PDT 19/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Cobx Gaming, announces Cobx Masters, India’s largest multi-title international esports tournament to be held from 5 to 7  April 2019 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. This is the second leg of the Cobx Masters announced earlier last year, the Phase I of which was successfully conducted during the summer of 2018 across 10 cities in India. The tournament will have a massive prize pool of approximately $200,000 which has been increased since its first announcement and will be split equally across two … Read More

Dream11 hits five crore user mark
3:30 pm PDT 19/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Dream11, India ’s sports gaming platform, announced that it now has more than five crore registered users, which is the highest number on any sports gaming platform in India. The company has more than doubled its user base in a short span of 12 months, from two crore last February to 5 crore till date. As per a report by Indian Federation of Sports Gaming (IFSG) & AC Nielsen, Dream11 holds almost 90 per cent market share within the Indian fantasy … Read More

LEGO systems builds on momentum with key 2019 launches
6:00 pm PDT 18/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

North American International Toy Fair – building on momentum from 2018. With the recent nationwide premiere of The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, LEGO Systems, unveils hundreds of building sets for the first half of the year that leverage its compatible system of play to continue a history of reinventing the way kids learn through play. New toys are displayed in booth hashtag 1335 in Hall 3B of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center from 16-19 February. In 2018, … Read More

‘Overwatch’ monopoly card game and toys to be available on stores from August
4:00 pm PDT 18/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Hasbro is launching a series of toys and games themed around the character-driven shooter, including Monopoly Overwatch Collector’s Edition. The boardgame which costs around $50 is available for pre-order at GameStop and aims to release this August 2019. The board game has turned maps into properties, cards into loot boxes and player pieces into familiar characters like D.Va and Winston. However, the collection also includes the action figures in particular to the game Overwatch which stands out. Blizzard who is … Read More

#FeatureFriday: LGBTQ and video games
7:00 pm PDT 15/02/2019 By Poonam Mondal

Gaming is for all! The importance of a cultural narrative in video games and diversity has been witnessed in recent years and surprisingly, LGBTQ influence in gaming is one of them. The gaming industry is inclusively transforming, with the gasp of LGBTQ characters and LGBTQ theme in gaming. The representation of the LGBT community in mainstream video games and diversity in the gaming communities has dazzled the industry with the rainbow flag rising bright in the midst of the world. … Read More

Sky Esports Tournament in Chennai to showcase both mobile and PC games
5:00 pm PDT 15/02/2019 By Krishanu Ghosal

The esports rally for the country seems to have been pushing forward at a lucrative pace. With 2018 being a fruitful year with multiple big scale tournaments in place, 2019 is already looking packed with prospect! The recently announced Sky Esports Tournament in Chennai stands testimony to the same. Slated to be held on 23 and 24 March, the tournament will feature four games, PUBG Mobile, Overwatch, CS GO and Clash Royale. Says Sky Esports head, Shiva Nandy, “This is … Read More

Here’s how popular games are celebrating Valentine’s Day!
5:30 pm PDT 14/02/2019 By Poonam Mondal

As Valentine’s Day is just right around the corner, some people will be planning out dream dates and buying gifts, where for some of us it’s an excuse to curl up on the couch to play games. On the one hand, there’s a wide variety of Valentine’s day themed games available on Google PlayStore, on the other side, some of our favourite games have strapped up to get soaked in the love season with their appealing features and developments. Here … Read More

‘Dragon Quest Builders 2’ to arrive on PlayStation4 in July
2:00 pm PDT 14/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Square Enix announced that block-building role-playing game Dragon Quest Builders 2 will bring a charming single player campaign and new robust multiplayer building mode to the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system on to be launch on 12 July 2019. As the follow-up title to the critically acclaimed 2016 game, Dragon Quest Builders, Dragon Quest Builders 2 packs in even more content and unlimited building combinations in an all-new original story with new characters, world, and gameplay to satisfy longtime fans and … Read More

Nerdist and Warner Bros.’The Science Of Mortal Kombat’ series to premiere on 18 February
5:51 pm PDT 13/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Nerdist’s hit series Because Science has collaborated with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to explore the science of fatalities and iconic moves featured in the upcoming Mortal Kombat 11 videogame. The original limited series, The Science of Mortal Kombat, premiere 18 February, guest starring reigning UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier, and marks Nerdist’s largest production ever, highlighting the creatively brutal and visually stunning gameplay which the best-selling Mortal Kombat franchise is known for. The Science of Mortal Kombat will feature host … Read More

Fifth popular Twitch streamer Félix xQc Lengyel joins Sentinels for Gladiators Legion
5:00 pm PDT 13/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

The Sentinels has announced the signing of Félix xQc Lengyel to the organisation. The variety streamer will also be playing as a substitute for the Gladiators Legion in Overwatch Contenders. According to  Twitch metrics, xQc has been the fifth most popular individual on streaming platform Twitch for the last 30 days with 4.4 million viewer hours, even surpassing pop culture icon Ninja; he also surpassed the official ESL CS:GO channel. Originally from Québec, xQc is known for his entertaining streams … Read More

PhonePe joins Dream11 to offer direct UPI payments solution
3:00 pm PDT 13/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

PhonePe the payments platform, has entered into a partnership with Dream11, India’s sports game. As part of the association, PhonePe is live and first to offer direct UPI payments solution on the Dream11 platform. Commenting on the partnership, PhonePe director – online business Ankit Gaur, said, “We are very excited to partner with Dream 11, the country’s biggest sports game. Over the last few years, Dream11 has seen phenomenal growth with a constantly growing user base. The next few months will see some of the biggest … Read More