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

5 game releases to look out for in March
6:30 pm PDT 27/02/2017 By Krishanu Ghosal

The month of March holds quite a few exciting releases. Here are some of the ones which we are looking forward to: LEGO Worlds So, another game like Minecraft, basically? Not completely. The only relatable thing between LEGO Worlds and Minecraft is that in both of them you can build stuff. In this sand-box, building game you can create whatever you want with lego blocks and given the building unit is lego, each and every brick is important as the … Read More

‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ goes gold
12:00 pm PDT 25/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Over the last week or so, we have had our fair share of news for Mass Effect: Andromeda. The upcoming action role-playing video game developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts had recently released a video which gave us an overview about the basics of the game’s action and weapons. The video goes on to talk about four main kinds of weapons, pistols, sniper rifles, shotguns and assault rifles. Other than that, the video also showed melee items and … Read More

‘Overwatch’, ‘Uncharted: 4: A Thief’s End’ win multiple accolades at Dice Awards 2017
3:00 pm PDT 24/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The recent instalment of industry awards was conferred yesterday, at Las Vegas. The 20th edition of the DICE Awards concluded by awarding accolades in 24 categories. The nominations were dominated by Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, which was nominated in 10 categories including Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction, design and even in the ‘Game of the Year’ category. Other games which picked multiple nominations included Playdead’s Inside, which picked up nine nominations, followed by Battlefield 1 with eight … Read More

Atari’s ‘Swordquest’ to be revived in comic-form by Dynamite Entertainment
12:00 pm PDT 21/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Around three decades back, Atari and DC came together to release a bundle of games and comics. Titled Sowrdquest, the games (and comics) were supposed to come in four parts and Atari held a competition which promised prizes of $150,000. One needed the comics in order to solve the puzzles of the game. The first three parts of the game came out, Swordquest EarthWorld, Swordquest FireWorld and Swordquest WaterWorld. The concluding edition titled, AirWorld never saw the light as Atari went through a … Read More

The upcoming update of ‘Pokémon Go’ to add 80 new Pokémons and more
4:00 pm PDT 16/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Niantic’s Pokémon Go had become an overnight phenomenon since its initial release last year. Grabbing headlines throughout the globe, the game made its presence felt across all spheres. The game was launched in India in December, last year. However, the initial hype subsided after a while and the game was just at the back on everyone’s mind rather than the initial days when everyone were on their phones to catch Pokémon and creating stories in the process. Now, after a … Read More

‘Injustice 2’ brings in Catwoman, Cheetah and Poison Ivy
3:00 pm PDT 15/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Injustice 2 is possibly one of the most anticipated game coming this year. The first edition being a fair success, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment’s superhero action game is all set to mark its return on 16 May over PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Created by NetherRealm Studios, the upcoming edition catches up from where its predecessor had left. Batman will be leading a team of superheroes to rebel against the oppressive rule of Superman. Since August last year, the … Read More

Love stories that shaped the virtual world of video games
3:00 pm PDT 14/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

While many argue that there’s no specific day to display love and affection for their counterparts, Valentine’s Day definitely has its charm. Love is not an exception bound to reality, we’ve found it time and again over various virtual worlds of video games, which goes on to show, it is without any doubt, one of the strongest emotion we live by. Here’s a look at five love stories from videogames: Uncharted: Nathan Drake and Elena Fisher: This is one of … Read More

Nazara Games to invest $20 million in eSports; league planned
6:00 am PDT 14/02/2017 By Krishanu Ghosal

With the advent of higher internet speeds coming into play and India  making a digital push, industry biggies are betting that 2017 will be the game changer for eSports and are making large investments.  What’s luring them is the fast expanding $892 million eSports global market and the fact that 2016 saw over Rs 75 lakh being plonked down in prize money in India. Amongst the first to announce its intentions was  serial media investor Ronnie Screwval’s Usports which rolled … Read More

‘Steam Greenlight’ shuts down as Valve is all set to release ‘Steam Direct’
3:30 pm PDT 11/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

‘Steam’s Greenlight’ has been a go-to place for all the indie developers who wanted Steam to be their game’s platform. Now, Valve is planning to change a lot of things, one of which is the closure of its Greenlight system. Initiated in 2012, more than 6,000 games have been launched through the system. The system had got mixed reactions from both players and developers and Valve acknowledges it by saying it was just a ‘stepping stone’. The company has now … Read More

Activision Blizzard reports 42 per cent increase in their yearly revenue figures compared to 2015
5:30 pm PDT 10/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

It has been a rather great year for Activision Blizzard, revenue-wise. The company reported a revenue of $6.61 billion for the full year during the company’s yearly earnings report. This is a record number in the company history. The numbers are up by 42 per cent than 2015 when the company reported $4.66 billion in revenues. The fourth quarter has been a winner for Activision Blizzard as it reported that their GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles, or earned) revenues were up … Read More

Atari classics would now be at your wrist with the new Gameband Smartwatch
4:30 pm PDT 09/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Wrist-wearable devices have been here for some time now. Errands for athletes might have been made easier, but now gamers can rejoice as well, as there is officially a Gameband now. After a delay of almost a week, Gameband has finally been launched on Kickstarter along with its Atari wearable device. Just like a smartphone, this ‘smartwatch’ will allow gamers to play games wherever they please. The Gameband will come loaded with 20 of Atari’s classics like Pong, Breakout and Asteroids, which you can … Read More