For the first time, a game trailer officially qualifies for an Academy Award
4:00 pm PDT 08/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

It would be the first time; something related to a game might be running the Oscars race. However, it is not being exactly treated as a game but as an animated short film. The philosophical simulator, Everything, won the ‘Jury Prize – Animation’ at the VIS Vienna Shorts film festival. Going by that, now it will be in the long road for an Academy Award, which will be a first for a video game related promotion, exulted game developer David OReilly. … Read More

Nazara Games launches ‘Stick Cricket Virat & Rohit’ in partnership with Stick Sports
7:30 pm PDT 07/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

India’s leading mobile game publisher, Nazara Games, today announced the launch of ‘Stick Cricket Virat & Rohit’ featuring India’s leading batsmen Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. This game is in partnership with Stick Sports, a London and Sydney based online and mobile game developer. Nazara has exclusive rights for developing mobile games around both the cricketing stars through Nazara’s multi-year tie-up with Cornerstone Sport & Entertainment (CSE), which holds the digital rights of both the cricketers. Earlier this year Nazara … Read More

Mountain Dew kicks off the second edition of Dew Arena
4:00 pm PDT 07/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Mountain Dew today announced the second edition of its annual property – Dew Arena. This year’s edition comes on the back of a successful first edition that saw record participation from 75,000 gamers across the country, thereby becoming the largest ever gaming championship in India till date. The second edition of the Dew Arena promises to be bigger and better and the championship aims to double participation to over 1.5 lakhs. Dew Arena is a unique six month gaming championship which will give the winners, a … Read More

Kyriediculous: NBA Champion, Kia NBA All-Star MVP, and Cover of NBA 2K18
6:00 pm PDT 02/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

2K announced that Cleveland Cavaliers point guard, Kyrie Irving, will be the cover athlete of NBA 2K18, the next iteration of the top-rated and top-selling NBA video game simulation series of the past 16 years*, which will be available on 19 September, 2017. The selection of Irving marks his first appearance on the cover of NBA 2K and comes at a pinnacle point in his career after consecutive dominant years with the Cavaliers and a repeat appearance at the NBA Finals this season, which has … Read More

Under #ApolloXmanUtd initiative, Apollo Tyres launches mobile game, #EarnTheJersey
3:00 pm PDT 31/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Apollo Tyres along with WATConsult, has recently launched a digital campaign called “#EarnTheJersey”, as part of their association with Manchester United. Based on the motto, “A Manchester United Jersey is always ‘EARNED’ and never ‘GIVEN’, this initiative is part of the overarching umbrella of #ApolloXmanUtd, for the Indian market. #EarnTheJersey is a trial by which a fan can truly ‘EARN’ their Manchester United Jersey by ‘Going the Distance’ and proving that they deserve it. The users are supposed to download the … Read More

India’s indie game prowess: Take a look at this year’s upcoming indie games (Part 2)
6:30 pm PDT 29/05/2017 By Krishanu Ghosal

We had recently showcased some of the upcoming indie titles from the developers of the country. Well, that was just the beginning; we have been reaching out to more indie developers to get an idea of what they are planning to release throughout this year. In this edition we take a look at some more games which are due this year! Hatch it! Hatch it! is a pixel art style single-screen casual mobile game for players from age 10 and up. … Read More

Ubisoft announces ‘Far Cry 5’ release date and initial story details
6:30 pm PDT 26/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Today, Ubisoft announced that gamers will experience the chaos, unpredictability, and ferociousness of the Far Cry franchise with Far Cry 5 on PlayStation 4 Pro computer entertainment system, PlayStation 4, the Xbox One family of devices, including Project Scorpio, and Windows PC. Set in America for the first time, players will have total freedom to navigate this serene-looking yet deeply twisted world of Hope County, Montana solo or entirely in two-player co-op as they fight for survival and freedom, when … Read More

Casual Connect, Singapore 2017 and the indie Indian game developer  
7:00 pm PDT 25/05/2017 By Krishanu Ghosal

Casual Connect Asia 2017 is gradually increasingly becoming the place where the games industry congregates, just like its larger US parent. The latest edition between 16-18 in the Hard Rock Café on Sentosa Island in Singapore  was arguably its biggest Asian event ever; it gave attendees a chance to meet and interact with masters and enthusiasts of the industry alike. Indian indie game developers have been visiting the island nation in increasing number and Casual Connect Singapore has proved to be … Read More

Common myths and misconceptions about online slots
4:00 pm PDT 22/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

No matter how long you have been playing free online video slots, the fact still remains that you are still looking for the secrets to maximise the outcome of your gameplay. Some people actually do believe that there are secrets or rules that guarantee more winning on online slots. Most time those “secrets” turn out to be myths and misconceptions concerning online slots. Below are 6 False Beliefs About Online Slot Machines: 1. A close call indicates a greater chance … Read More

Blizzard to celebrate Overwatch’s first anniversary with brand new offerings
3:30 pm PDT 22/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

It has already been a year since Blizzard launched its character-based, multiplayer shooter, Overwatch. The game has been one of the most prominent highlights throughout the community over the year. Replete with various events rewarding various in-game cosmetics and fresh map and hero releases, the game has been pretty active and kept the players hooked to it. Furthermore, a game like Overwatch does not necessarily have a back story. Overwatch, however, has been able to weave a rich and intricate lore … Read More

‘Destiny 2’ to arrive on PC through Blizzard’s dedicated platform
4:30 pm PDT 19/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Possibly the biggest news coming along with Destiny 2 reveals was the fact that it would be available on Blizzard’s platform, Blizzard App. The app which was formerly known as was recently renamed and hosts Blizzard’s famed titles World of Warcraft, Starcraft II, Diablo III, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone and its newest IP, Overwatch. The developers of the game, Bungie, disclosed during the gameplay reveal event that the PC version of the game would be coming through Blizzard’s platform … Read More

Games The Shop announces midnight launch of ‘Injustice 2’
1:45 pm PDT 16/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Games The Shop, India’s leading specialist retailer announces midnight launch for Injustice 2, the super powered sequel to the hit game Injustice: Gods Among Us. The launch will take place at the Games The Shop store located at Oberoi Mall, Goregaon (E) on 18 May starting from 11:30 pm onwards. Fans who dress up as any DC super hero or villain character at the event, will be awarded with official Injustice 2 merchandise. Injustice 2 continues the epic cinematic story introduced in Injustice: Gods … Read More