Esports BAR Miami attracts audiences from the esports community
10:00 am PDT 11/07/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

It’s game on for the first edition of Esports BAR Miami, scheduled to take place from 18 to 20 September, 2017. Following the success of February’s Esports BAR in Cannes, the Miami event is already attracting major esports companies and global brands that are looking to enter or develop their presence in the fast-growing esports ecosystem. Joining the list of senior brand executives heading to Esports BAR Miami are Visa LAC head of sponsorships Yuri Morales and The Coca-Cola Company’s senior entertainment marketing manager Alban Dechelotte. Esports … Read More

Indian esports: The foreign player influx begins
11:00 pm PDT 10/07/2017 By Krishanu Ghosal

It has been a rather good year for the esports community of India. The prize money and number of tournaments have significantly increased compared to the last years; however the biggest gain for the ecosystem is surely the visibility that it has garnered. More and more organisations are now keen on investing in the esports scene of the country while creating IPs which are likely to be beneficial in the near future. During the recently concluded Summer finale of the … Read More

Overwatch’s newest characters surely pack a punch
4:00 pm PDT 07/07/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

After immense speculation and anticipation, Blizzard’s famed character Doomfist is finally out of the shroud. Doomfist’s presence has been mentioned in the Overwatch universe as early as the announcement cinematic trailer. Fans have been anticipating Doomfist as the 25th hero to enter the Overwatch roster. After about days since Blizzard dropped its first tease, he was revealed yesterday with a cinematic and surprisingly was released over PTR right away. Akande Ogundimu is an important member of the Overwatch’s villain organisation, … Read More

Take a peek at the new features coming to ‘WWE 2K18’
6:00 pm PDT 06/07/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

2K today revealed the first feature set details for WWE 2K18, the forthcoming installment in the flagship WWE franchise. Visual Concepts executive producer Mark Little today provided a comprehensive overview of several key focus areas for WWE 2K18 in a blog post. Here are the key highlights: Creation Suite: The Creation Suite gets even deeper, including a new Create-a-Match feature and improvements to Create-a-Superstar, Create-an-Arena and Create-a-Video. MyPLAYER: A new MyPLAYER experience introduces fighting styles and a brand new upgrade and progression system. MyCAREER: A brand … Read More

Tencent plans to lower gaming addiction in minors with daily gaming limits
4:00 pm PDT 05/07/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The Chinese giant Tencent has taken a step to curb the apparent addiction to gaming in minors. The company announced this week that it will be limiting the number of hours that minors play the game with specific timeline in accordance to age. The role playing game Honor of Kings, which is the highest grossing mobile game in the world, is the subject of these limitations. The restrictions will be for individuals below the age of 18. People who are … Read More

Summer Season Finale of ESL India Premiership 2017 concludes in Mumbai
5:00 pm PDT 04/07/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

On Saturday, 1 June, the Summer Season Finale of OMEN by HP ESL India Premiership 2017 had begun on a high note. As the day progressed, several high-intensity e-sports matches were played in games such as Clash Royale, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and DOTA 2. These matches decided which contestant proceeded towards the next round of the event or which one had to go back to their drawing board and re-strategise their upcoming campaigns. Apart from competitive gaming, a whole gamut of … Read More

Stan Lee’s Indian superhero blasts forward with a mobile game ‘Chakra: World Siege’ from Gamesbond and Graphic India
2:59 pm PDT 04/07/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

India’s leading mobile game distribution and publishing house Gamesbond, released their latest mobile game Chakra: World Siege in partnership with Graphic India and POW! Entertainment, the IP licensors for one of India’s leading superhero characters Chakra The Invincible. Gamesbond’s development partner for the game is the studio underDOGS. Chakra: World Siege is currently available for free on the Google Play store and was featured as one of the top games in their “New and Updated” section. Chakra: World Siege has been … Read More

Super Mario Bros. now turns into an augmented reality game
2:27 pm PDT 04/07/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Niantic’s game of Pokemon Go highlighted the potential of augmented reality in gaming like never before. Such was the response that the game ended up becoming one of the most downloaded apps in the history. Now following in its footsteps is Super Mario Bros., a 1985 video game by Nintendo based on Mario series, which has now turned into an augmented reality game developed by US-based programmer Abhishek Singh. A first-person AR version of the Mario Bros. for Microsoft Hololens, … Read More

Baadshah Gaming steps closer to ‘click and mortar’ business model in the gaming space
3:18 pm PDT 30/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Baadshah Gaming has announced a strategic partnership with Casino Pride with the latter acquiring in excess of 30 per cent stake in Baadshah Gaming’s holding company OceanKing Software Solutions. This collaboration is aimed at boosting the gaming portal’s agenda of venturing into live gaming operations and the launch of the ‘Baadshah Gaming Live’ property at Casino Pride, as a significant move towards operating a ‘click and mortar’ business model. Baadshah Gaming has witnessed a significant growth of more than 200 per … Read More

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces ROG Masters 2017 India and APAC Qualifiers
12:23 pm PDT 30/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

New Delhi, 30 June, 2017 — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced that the ROG Masters 2017 – India & South Asia qualifiers and the finals will be hosted at The Lalit, Bengaluru on  19 August 2017. The registrations will start from today at their website. Hosted for 2 games; Counter Strike: Global Offensive & Dota2, the tournament is divided into 4 continents – (APAC) Asia Pacific, Americas, China & EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa). India, Bangladesh, and Sri-Lanka form the South-Asia group under APAC. The … Read More

5 Game Releases to look out for in July
5:00 pm PDT 28/06/2017 By Krishanu Ghosal

So, we are officially getting into the third quarter of the year and some game releases await us. However, not many titles are making their way through this month. Here are five titles which are indeed coming this month and we are looking forward to them. Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age: This is the re-mastered edition of the classic RPG game by Square Enix which was originally released back in 2006. Here’s the synopsis of the game: Enter an … Read More

The Summer Season Finale of ESL India Premiership to commence in Mumbai on 1 July
6:00 pm PDT 27/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

 It may be raining in Mumbai, but it might soon be sunny, at least for gamers of the city. The Summer Season Finale of ESL India Premiership 2017 will soon be making its way to the city of dreams. Mark your calendars for 1 and 2 July as the Phoenix MarketCity, Kurla, Mumbai will come alive from 11 AM to 8 PM with esports action. ESL India Premiership is the flagship esports tournament in India. The 2017 edition boasts of a whopping $100,000* prize … Read More