Initial operation details for ‘UCypher’ has been revealed; games to be broadcast on MTV
1:00 pm PDT 17/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

2017 looks to be promising for the Indian eSports scenario. We recently saw one of India’s biggest names in game publishing delve into the eSports sector, as Nazara Games announced their very own eSports league. However, before that, another league of a large scale was announced by USports. Titled ‘UCypher’, the league is the brain child of businessman, Ronnie Screwvala and promises the Indian players with a formidable platform to showcase their talent. Now, the first set of operational details … Read More

Women’s Day: A look at 5 bold and courageous female characters from the world of videogames
1:00 pm PDT 08/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The world of videogames is replete with female characters who do not portray the ‘damsel in distress’, but display courage, valor and intelligence. In the spirit of ‘Women’s Day’, we take a look at some of the most badass women from the virtual world of video games. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider While Indiana Jones was the name on everyone’s mind when we spoke about a treasure hunting adventurer, a female protagonist from a video game soon came in to claim … Read More

Landers, AIGF and their vision for skill based gaming!
7:00 pm PDT 07/03/2017 By Krishanu Ghosal

‘Poker is the game of the future’, says AIGF, CEO, Roland Landers, ambitiously. Formulated in 2016, the All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) has been pushing for the legalisation of sports betting. Internationally, gambling comes under the umbrella term ‘Gaming.’ From Poker and Rummy to horse racing and fantasy leagues, each one of these have some sort of betting mechanics in place. While many countries / states earn huge revenues from such events, most of these are still banned in India. … Read More

Chinese gaming company, Youzu Interactive, ventures into the Indian market; plans to create games with local content
5:30 pm PDT 07/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Chinese gaming company, Youzu Interactive has just ventured into India, as the company has recently announced the opening of its office in Pune. The company has placed Anuj Tandon, who has been associated with Nazara Games in the past, as the CEO of the Indian division. According to NASSCOM, India’s mobile game downloads are expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 58 per cent over the next five years, growing from 1.6 billion downloads in 2016 to … Read More

‘Overwatch’ reveals its newest character: Orisa
1:00 pm PDT 03/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

After almost two weeks of teases and hints, Blizzard Entertainment has finally revealed their newest hero to join the ranks of their multiplayer-shooter, Overwatch. The newest hero would be the 24th character and would be joining the roster of tanks in the game. Titled Orisa, the hero is a high-tech robot created by the fictional, child prodigy, Efi Oladele. According to the story told in Overwatch’s Universe, Efi hails from Numbani, a city known for its technological prowess and peaceful ambiance. The … Read More

‘Angry Birds’ creator Rovio Entertainment announces annual profit growth
7:15 pm PDT 01/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

After a really successful 2016, Rovio Entertainment, the company behind the famed Angry Bird franchise, has returned to its profitable stance. In 2016, the company experienced a massive surge in gaming revenues and to add to it, Angry Birds’full length Hollywood feature, ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ was pretty well received worldwide. The Finnish company has now announced that their revenues have increased by 34 per cent from the year before to €190m. The company’s gaming revenues increased significantly in 2016 … Read More

Mobile games generated over 25 per cent more direct spending than PC games last year, says report
6:30 pm PDT 01/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

App Annie and International Data Corporation (IDC) today unveiled a special joint report entitled, “Gaming Spotlight, 2016 Review.” The report analyses the mobile video games market in 2016 from several vantage points and puts it in a broader, global gaming industry context. “2016 was the best year yet for mobile games, with consumers spending nearly 25 per cent more than the year prior,” said, App Annie, SVP of research, Danielle Levitas. “The breakout success of Pokémon GO propelled mobile games further ahead of consoles, … Read More

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