‘Myth-o-Katha’ goes AR and gets its second season
7:00 pm PDT 17/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Myth-o-Katha is back! The animated GIF series from the house of Vaanarsena Studios has returned with its second season from 14 January after a little hibernation. Available across several social media platforms, Myth-o-Katha focuses on one mythological character through three GIFs a week and is out every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The second season has started with a fresh batch of characters and not all of them were heroes. Vaanarsena Studios’ ‘Senapati’ Vivek Ram revealed the reason for this temporary slumber … Read More

Guest Column| How immersive technologies (XR) will shape the Indian Industry in 2019?
12:00 pm PDT 14/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

XR- The 4th wave: extended-reality (XR) has opened-up limitless possibilities and real benefits for both businesses and consumers since 2013. Immersive technologies such as virtual-reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed-reality (MR) are the three major variants of XR. Unique offerings from these three technologies pose evident potentials to become mainstream in the next three to five years. Let’s try to do a brief investigation on where is the treasure, how different industries are harnessing themselves to harvest the benefits of … Read More

The technology leap in the gaming industry in 2018
7:00 pm PDT 12/01/2019 By Poonam Mondal

India has always been upfront in embracing the innovative creations and consuming limitless trends! The bigger the market size, the higher the consumption rate. Since technology and gaming go hand in hand, the gaming industry has aced the technology trends to surprise individuals. Gaming technology has taken a leap ahead in 2018 and brought surprises after surprises in every quarter. The future of gaming depends on ongoing technological renewal. For example,  classics like 90s DOS games are fun to revisit … Read More

HTC VIVE evolves premium VR portfolio with new launches
11:00 am PDT 12/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

HTC VIVE has announced new hardware, software, and content offerings that redefine how VR is experienced. With Vive Pro Eye, a new headset with built-in eye tracking, the high-end VR experience from Vive Pro just got even better. In addition, Viveport, HTC’s global app store for VR content, announced unlimited subscription access with Viveport Infinity so all the best content is available at any time. HTC also unveiled a developer kit for a future headset, Vive Cosmos, created with a … Read More

How VFX revolutionised storytelling in 2018
6:00 pm PDT 11/01/2019 By Parth Kaushik

The year 2018 swished myriad brushstrokes on the canvas of the Entertainment Industry in the past year. Ineluctably, motion pictures have gained momentum with VFX being the crucial part of the process. Indian movies over the past year have made use of the art of VFX by varying degrees. It has not escaped the notice of Indian masses that even though Indian VFX scene is purportedly in its first flushes, Indian artists have long been associated with the major International projects … Read More

Kingston to showcase upcoming consumer, enterprise SSDs and everyday life embedded solutions at CES 2019
11:30 am PDT 09/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Kingston Digital, will once again share upcoming products for consumers and business customers at Consumer Electronics Show (CES)  2019. At CES, Kingston will provide demonstrations on : Next generation four-channel NVMe M.2 SSDs providing consumers of all levels blazing speed and high performance. A side of the company that is rarely seen are its embedded solutions which power products found in your everyday life. High-endurance microSD cards for devices such as security and dash cameras. 8K video editing station powered … Read More

#FeatureFriday: Why did ‘Fortnite’ not hit the Indian popularity mark in 2018?
6:00 pm PDT 04/01/2019 By Poonam Mondal

Jump into Fortnite Battle Royale and head to the Battle Pass tab! Over one and a half years back Fortnite globally revolutionised the gaming scene. Launched on 27 July, 2017 by Epic games with various modes, it has been counted as one of the most popular video games in the world, with 200 million registered users in India alone. Despite the global appeal, Fortnite failed to hit the level of popularity mark in India widely. The game has built a global hype and thus … Read More

How Music Festivals enhance the experience with stunning visuals and animation
4:00 pm PDT 02/01/2019 By Parth Kaushik

Touted as one of the biggest electronic music festivals, Sunburn 2018 managed to pack in the crowd of close to thirty thousand enthusiasts from across the world in the hundred-acre Oxford valley Pune. Music festivals are known to gravitate enormous crowds owing to a number of elements. Despite local and governmental pressures, licensing hurdles, nippy weather and several other hindrances, Sunburn manages to bounce back with an ever-widening appeal each year.  As the festival ended this year, Percept limited MD … Read More

AR startup Blippar collapses as one shareholder objects for any further fund flow
1:00 pm PDT 22/12/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Blippar a technology company specialises in Augmented Reality and Computer Vision has announced that they are entering into administration right after recently raising more than $130 million in venture funding from investors like Qualcomm and Candy Ventures. Not only that “As part of the administration process, all employees will be let go,” said the official blog post. Over the last several months, the whole team at Blippar has focused the business on their B2B offering in order to reach profitability … Read More

ZEE to launch a users platform to engage all five senses
12:00 pm PDT 22/12/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

ZEE Entertainment Enterprises has announced a key step towards the launch of the world’s first fully immersive media experience, a platform empowering users to engage all five of their senses — touch, smell, taste, sound and sight — through technology. “This is just the beginning of an extraordinary journey, one that will change utterly how people interact with media. This platform isn’t just an extension of existing media categories, such as Augmented Reality (AR) or Virtual Reality (VR). Instead, it … Read More

‘LightSeekers’ to debut on Nintendo Switch in 2019
2:30 pm PDT 20/12/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

The heroes of Tantos are rolling towards their console debut as Lightseekers, on the Nintendo Switch by mid-January 2019. Following on from the success of LightSeekers mobile version, PlayFusion’s enhanced reality engine is primed to bring the colourful and vibrant trading card game to Nintendo’s flagship console. The easy-to-learn gameplay of LightSeekers has been a hit worldwide, with two million games played since its launching on mobile devices in July. The makers believe that players might like to join in … Read More

Turtle Beach launches gaming headset ‘Stealth 600’ in white colour
3:30 pm PDT 14/12/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Gaming headset and audio accessory brand Turtle Beach has announced its highly-acclaimed Stealth 600 gaming headset for Xbox One and PlayStation4 which is now available in white. Originally planned as an early 2019 product, Turtle Beach has made the new colour option of the Stealth 600 to make it a great gaming gift for the holidays. The headset offers gamers groundbreaking wireless connectivity and immersive surround sound, plus Turtle Beach’s unique ProSpecs glasses-friendly and comfort-driven design, as well as the company’s exclusive ‘Superhuman Hearing’ sound setting that, gives players … Read More