10 game release to look out for in July 2020
6:00 pm PDT 27/06/2020 By Poonam Mondal

As the month of July is around the corner here are the games releases that will see the light of day in May 2020 midst of the global lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak: The Wonderful 101: Remastered (3July): The Wonderful 101: Remastered by platinum games is an action adventure game, where team of heroes from around the world must unite to protect the earth from vicious alien invaders!This band of 100 Wonderful Ones works together using their fantastic abilities to create … Read More

Gaming companies slowly rolling out no tolerance statements against any form of sexual allegation
8:00 pm PDT 26/06/2020 By Poonam Mondal

Recently more than 100 people in the gaming industry, of which most of them are women, have come forward with allegations of gender-based discrimination, harassment, and sexual assault. They have shared their stories in statements posted to Twitter, YouTube, Twitch, and the blogging platform TwitLonger. These Tweets have tremored the gaming industry and have taken notice of widespread accounts of misconduct, and some companies have also started acting upon it. The stories have already produced vast reverberations, including the resignation … Read More

Global games market to generate $159.3 billion revenue with over 3 billion gamers in 2020
7:00 pm PDT 26/06/2020 By Poonam Mondal

Games are playing a pivotal role in our society as the pillar of entertainment, social connection, and relief. Gaming has been easing the lockdown woes of millions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Consumers are spending more time gaming than ever, and the gaming market has seen unprecedented levels of engagement in the first half of 2020. The lockdown measures across the world have accelerated—and even catalysed—the growth in the games market. Ten years ago, younger generations were leaving behind traditional media … Read More

Pacific Gaming: India to witness steady growth in ‘skill sports’ sector in next few years
10:00 pm PDT 25/06/2020 By Poonam Mondal

The Indian gaming sector is the one sector that has seen the brighter side of the COVID-19 lockdown, and game of skill division of the sector has been the flag bearer. On one side where fantasy sports (which comes under the game of skill genre), has witnessed a dip due to cancellation of sporting events, whereas, real money game of skill games like rummy, poker, and others have seen an acceleration during the COVID 19 lockdown. Since the game of … Read More

Five reasons why 2020 is the year of gaming
7:00 pm PDT 24/06/2020 By Poonam Mondal

We are halfway through the year 2020 and we have seen a lot of transformation, innovation in the gaming market. As we all know that businesses shape according to the current condition and gaming is no exception. Midway to Q1 15 March, the Government announced nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic which has impacted businesses largely. When most of the businesses witnessing the descending curve, the gaming industry has witnessed an upsurge. By the end of Q2 businesses are aiming … Read More

Diversity and tokenism: How does it Influence the Game?
2:00 pm PDT 23/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Regardless of the medium, if you want to tell a good story, you need to introduce some colorful characters from different backgrounds and with different personalities. But, when the story is based on real life, it is hard to distinguish if you are using diversity or tokenism. For the people not tokenised there won’t be a difference. They can both be familiar with the stereotype and accept it as it is or be completely unfamiliar with that group and thus … Read More

Casual to serious: The effects of the lockdown on gamers
7:30 pm PDT 22/06/2020 By Poonam Mondal

As we self-isolate, we are seeing an increase in both participation and viewing in gaming. Reports from Verizon show gaming usage went up 75 per cent in the week after quarantine went into effect (Verizon Usage Report, March 2020), and on the 15 March, the gaming platform Steam hit an all-time high – with 20 million online concurrent users and 6.2 million in game (Steam Stats Figure, March 2020). Twitch has also reported a 10 per cent increase in viewership … Read More

These Indian gaming studios are showcasing their games at Steam Game Festival: Summer Edition
8:00 pm PDT 18/06/2020 By Poonam Mondal

Indian Studios- Xigma Games’  The Bonfire 2: Uncharted Shores, Holy Cow Productions’, The Cirqus’, Hobo Interactive ‘s Bot Rods,Nodding Head Games’ Raji: An Ancient Epic  and Frostwood Interactive’s  Forgotten Fields are among the 900 games who are showcasing at the Steam Game Festival: Summer Edition . The Steam Game Festival: Summer Edition will run until 22June at 10am PDT/1PM EDT and will showcase games by developers from 65 countries around the world. Valve held the initial inaugural Steam Game Festival … Read More

Indian game ‘The Bonfire 2: Uncharted Shores’ bags winner’s title in The Big Indie Pitch at Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #2
6:00 pm PDT 17/06/2020 By Poonam Mondal

Indian indie gaming studio Xigma games bagged the title of The Big Indie Pitch at Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #2 for their game The Bonfire 2: Uncharted Shores . Their official post on Facebook says “We are super chuffed to share that our game The Bonfire 2: Uncharted Shores has won The Big Indie Pitch at Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #2. This game has been our most challenging project till now and it wouldn’t have been possible without the continuous … Read More

Top card games for adults in 2020
2:00 pm PDT 17/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Sitting down on a table of card games with friends could give a heavenly feeling. Here, you enjoy an unmatched feeling when you build the deck and depend completely on the randomness that comes with the heap of cards. When most people think of card games, casinos will often spring to mind. Whether it’s playing at a blackjack table, spinning the roulette wheel or playing on the slots, casinos on Casimple have tons of games to offer, including some of … Read More

Fnatic unveils ‘Fnatic Rising’ in India and web series to record the journey of next ‘PUBG’ icon
7:00 pm PDT 16/06/2020 By Poonam Mondal

The reality web series based on gaming is all set to commence. Fnatic India and Pocket Aces’ LOCO jointly announced today the launch of Fnatic Rising in India. This is a programme that Fnatic has conducted globally and now they have officially launched it in India to sift out the next PUBG icon. “It is a seven and a half to eight months programme where we will scan the entire country and go to entire nooks and corner of the country … Read More

Gaming may help for better mental health
7:00 pm PDT 15/06/2020 By Poonam Mondal

Mental health is a topic of concern in today’s fast paced world and just like our physical well being, mental well being should be of priority as well. One of the many ways to overcome mental illness is by involving or exploring new practices, which might help in relaxing. Many researchers believe one of the popular practices can be gaming. The common approach to increasing intrinsic motivation with a digital system is to increase the inherent enjoyment of the activity through … Read More