Game Fest 2016
GameFest 2016 concludes by crowning winners in Mumbai
6:00 pm PDT 24/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

With the gaming sector on a surge, the number of indigenous indie studios has spiked up to almost double than it was a few years back. And with the numbers being such, the competition is more than ever with giving a game the required publicity being one of the biggest challenges. However, various events have sprung up, providing the new indie developers and studios with platforms to showcase their game as well as get funding for their projects. One such … Read More

Pokemon Go
Niantic launches ‘Pokémon Go’ for Apple Watch & to increase Lure Modules time
1:00 pm PDT 24/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

According to the recent SuperData report, the mobile gaming market is leading the chart this year with a net $41 billion (up by 18 per cent) in revenues and Pokémon Go is one of the top games in that list. With Pokémon Go being the hot game of the year, this holiday season Niantic Labs recently made the game available on Apple Watch and made additional announcement stating the various giveaways. The launch comes more than three months after Apple … Read More

Steam announces the annual ‘Winter Sale’ with premium titles on discounted prices
3:00 pm PDT 23/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Following the not so different trend of holiday events, Steam is once again back with its discount event. Dubbed ‘Winter Sale’ the event will give discounted pricing on a lot of premium titles of the year. The sale began yesterday (22 December) and will continue till 2 January, 1 pm ET. Here are some of the deals that might interest you: Hyper Light Drifter for $11.99 (40 per cent off) Cities: Skylines for $7.49 (75 per cent off) Dishonored 2 for $40.19 (33 … Read More

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Mobile leads the charts as gaming revenue hits $91 billion in 2016
6:30 pm PDT 22/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Market research firm SuperData has recently released their yearly report of 2016 for the gaming industry which shows the gaming sector has managed to garner a whopping $91 billion in revenues. The mobile gaming market is leading the chart this year with a net $41 billion (up by 18 per cent) in revenues. Retail games generated $26 billion while free-to-play online games’ figure stood at $19 billion. The splurge in the mobile gaming industry can be attributed to smash hits … Read More

Starbreeze acquires Dhruva Interactive in a $8.5 million deal
4:00 pm PDT 16/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Sweden based Starbreeze Studios, has agreed to acquire 90.5 per cent shares in Dhruva Interactive. Led by Rajesh Rao, Dhruva Interactive is one of the oldest gaming companies of India and specialises in art production for high quality games.  Their credits include big titles like Forza Horizon 3, Quantum Break and Halo 5 and the upcoming OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead. The Swedish Studio is acquiring Dhruva in a deal of $8.5 million with $7 million being paid in cash and … Read More

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Developers of ‘Left 4 Dead’ and ‘Evolve’ are working on a new co-op FPS, slated for 2018
7:00 pm PDT 14/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

With the first person shooter (FPS) genre shifting a bit from conventional shooters like Counter Strike and Call of Duty, 2016 saw reveals and releases of a lot of class-based shooter like Blizzard’s smash-hit shooter Overwatch, which took home multiple accolades at The Game Awards 2016, Hi-Rez Studios’ Paladins, Gearbox’s Battleborn and some more. Clearly with the genre of FPS games is changing. Now, one more game is likely to be added to the kitty of these games. Turtle Rock … Read More

Infinite Warfare
‘Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’ is set to give players a free-trial starting tomorrow
3:00 pm PDT 14/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

As Christmas arrives, almost all the games would be (or already have) introducing Christmas events. Ubisoft had already started its giveaways, Overwatch has brought in a Christmas themed event and the same is planned for League of Legends. Infinity Ward and Activision recently released the latest edition of the famed Call of Duty franchise, titled Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. While there have been reports that the game’s sales are not doing that well, it seems the developers are resorting … Read More

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Reliance Jio and Niantic come together to launch ‘Pokemon Go’ in India
7:30 pm PDT 13/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (“Jio”) is set to delight Indian gamers by bringing the augmented reality game ‘Pokémon GO’ to India in a partnership  with Niantic – publisher and developer of Pokémon GO in association with The  Pokémon Company. With this partnership, numerous Reliance Digital Stores and select partner premises in India will appear as ‘PokéStops’ or ‘Gyms’ in the Pokémon GO game beginning Wednesday, 14 December, 2016. “We are delighted to partner with Jio to launch Pokémon GO in India.” … Read More

‘Dota 2′ brings in a decisive patch with massive overhaul to gameplay
5:00 pm PDT 13/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

With its recently concluded Boston Majors, Dota 2 event has brought in a big patch which will make the game go through a massive overhaul. Titled 7.00, the DLC update brings changes to hero’s spells (Treant Protector, Necrophos, Techies), a new talent tree like system, and the Dota 2’s first official hero, Money King. Monkey king, who would be the first hero to have been originally launched in Dota 2, was first teased few years back (unlike others, who have … Read More

Vodafone ventures into the Indian gaming ecosystem with ‘Vodafone U Game-a-Thon’
3:00 pm PDT 10/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Vodafone India, one of the country’s known telecommunication service providers, is offering gaming enthusiasts a new destination with Vodafone U Game-a-Thon, as part of the 15-day online gaming fest in the country. Available on Google Play Store, the gaming event kicked off on 1 December and includes several gaming categories including sports, simulation, puzzles, among others. Gaming has a huge Indian following. 71 per cent smartphone users play mobile games on a regular basis and it is the second highest engaging … Read More

Super Mario Run
Nintendo releases live-action trailer for ‘Super Mario Run’ ahead of its release next week
7:00 pm PDT 08/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

While Mario, one of the most iconic video game characters is making his way into the mobile platform through Super Mario Run, Nintendo seems to be bolstering its promotions just a week before the game officially launches over iOS. Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of famed gaming titles like Donkey Kong, The Legends of Zelda and even Mario was recently seen in ‘The Tonight Show’ with Jimmy Fallon, where they showcased Nintendo’s recent console addition titled ‘Switch’ which works both as … Read More

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Will Ferrel to star in Legendary’s upcoming eSports-comedy movie
7:00 pm PDT 07/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Movies based on games have gained much popularity in the recent time, from Warcraft to the yet-to-be-released Assassin’s Creed and even Gears of War. While not many movies from this genre managed to achieve any incredible feat, the numbers are surely increasing. Now, it will be time for eSports. The mode of electronic sports has garnered much attention from enthusiasts around the globe, even in India. With sponsors pouring in from various sectors, the industry is predicted to boom in … Read More