Games

Crass Infoitech
Crass Infotech CEO shares the story of creating AAA games in India
4:00 pm PDT 21/10/2016 By Krishanu Ghosal

In an indigenous ecosystem where mobile games (and developers) have taken the lead in churning out IPs, there are only a few companies which are dedicated in creating AAA content. For people who are unfamiliar with the term, AAA games or Triple-A games refer to titles which are of high quality and have high development and promotional budgets. AnimationXpress reached out to one such indigenous company named Crass Infotech. “We have developed and published around seven apps and we have … Read More


SAG AFTRA
Video Game voice actors go on a strike as no conclusion is reached between SAG-AFTRA and publishers
3:00 pm PDT 21/10/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Video Gaming industry is undoubtedly a booming one, having already proven its worth; it is showing signs of only soaring ahead in the coming future. But just like any other industry, it is not devoid of its issues and problems. Various video game voice actors have gone on a strike given an almost two years long negotiation attempt between the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) and publishers failed to reach a conclusion … Read More


Nintendo Switch
Nintendo reveals its new portable console codenamed Switch
8:30 pm PDT 20/10/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

After almost a year and a half that it was announced, Nintendo has finally revealed its upcoming home console. Codenamed ‘Switch’ (which was earlier dubbed as ‘NX’), the console was revealed with a small video over YouTube and it pretty much gives a person the basic idea about the consoles while also providing glimpsed of some games that would be playable in it. The console was announced way back in March of 2015. As it was being highly speculated, the … Read More


Smite Tactics
Hi-Rez Studios announces new turn-based strategy game set in the Smite universe
3:00 pm PDT 20/10/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Hi-Rez Studios made a mark in the gaming/eSports sphere with its third-person MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena), Smite and in addition to that they have recently taken their upcoming multiplayer fantasy-shooter Paladins into open beta. While the company has other titles to their name, Smite was especially popular and it seems that the company would be focusing their next IP based on the same universe and elements. While the development on both Smite and Paladins continue, Hi-Rez Studios has just … Read More


Overwatch
Overwatch fans are upset with its latest ARG developments
5:00 pm PDT 19/10/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Overwatch has proved itself to be one of the best gaming titles of recent times. While the developers Blizzard Entertainment did not leave any stone unturned in bringing the game to what it is now, it seems that a large number of fans are not so happy by the recent results of the supposed alternate reality game (ARG) by which the developers were teasing their upcoming playable character of the game named ‘Sombra’ whose alleged image has already been leaked … Read More


Candy Crush
Candy Crush, a new one hour live-action game show, to be created by CBS, King and Lionsgate
2:00 pm PDT 19/10/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

CBS has ordered Candy Crush, a new one-hour, live action game show series based on the globally renowned mobile game franchise. CBS, Lionsgate and King will join together on the new format created and executive produced by Matt Kunitz that will be distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and internationally by Lionsgate. In the game Candy Crush Saga, players match colourful candies in combinations of three or more to win points, defeat obstacles and progress through more than 2,000 levels. … Read More


Gears of War poster
‘Gears of War’ movie to be made by Microsoft and Universal
12:00 pm PDT 08/10/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Microsoft and Universal Pictures have joined hands to create Gears of War movie. The long running Xbox franchise adaptation into a film was announced during a livestream for the upcoming release of Gears of War 4. The movie is being developed with Universal Pictures under the supervision of veteran film producers Scott Stuber (Ted, Central Intelligence) and Dylan Clark (Rise of the Planet of the Apes). A movie based on the popular third-person shooter franchise has been rumoured for years, … Read More


Gaming console
10 game releases to look out for in October
8:00 pm PDT 30/09/2016 By Krishanu Ghosal

As another month approaches, some amazing game releases await us. Here are the games releasing this month that we are really excited about. Mafia 3: A well known and beloved franchise is all set to entertain its audiences with its third edition. The third installment of the third person shooter game was officially teased by 2K in 2015 and since then the loyalists of the game have been waiting eagerly for more information and later the game was officially revealed … Read More


9Apps ties up with Disney to offer 300 mobile games in India
3:00 pm PDT 30/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

9Apps, part of Alibaba Group, has tied up with Disney India’s Interactive business to host and promote over 300 popular mobile games from its gaming catalogue. As India’s most popular third-party Android app market, 9Apps will now showcase games that include Inside Out Thought Bubbles, Mickey Cup, Minnie Cake Factory, Toy Story: Smash It!, Where’s My Water?, Lion King, Cricket World Cup Fever, ABCD2, Arjun: The Prince of Bali and many more. Announcing the association, 9Apps, country manager, Ebrahim Popat … Read More


8th eSports World Championship
ESFI to send a team to represent India at the 8th e-Sports World Championship
5:00 pm PDT 29/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Electronic Sports Federation of India (ESFI) will be sending a team to the 8th e-Sports World Championship Jakarta 2016 (World Championship) organised by International e-Sports Federation (IeSF). The World Championship will have 500 eSports athletes from 37 countries,  207 participants from 15 countries of Asia (including India), 169 participants from 14 countries of Europe, 39 participants from 3 countries of America, 23 participants from 2 countries of Oceania, and 41 participants from 3 countries of Africa. Game Titles for this … Read More


Being SalMan
‘Being SalMan’ by PlayIzzOn Games: Another feather added to independent celebrity games
4:00 pm PDT 28/09/2016 By Krishanu Ghosal

It is a known fact that games inspired from specific IPs are quite popular now. They not only help users connect to the brand or the celebrity, but also act as a powerful marketing and promotional tool given the acute digital penetration throughout the masses. The most common indigenous games involving celebrities as the protagonists are based mainly on the movies, but now it seems like there’s a paradigm shift in that trend too. PlayIzzOn, the game developing and publishing arm of … Read More


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PlayStation Experience 2016 details announced
3:00 pm PDT 28/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

With its inaugural edition in 2014, the PlayStation Experience has become an annual fan event for the enthusiasts of PlayStation consoles. Now, the details of this year’s event have been announced by Sony. It seems like the event will be switching its location again for the third consecutive year. The first edition in 2014 was held at Las Vegas, the next one in 2015 at San Francisco and this year’s venue would be the Anaheim Convention Center at Anaheim California, … Read More