2020’s global games market will generate revenues of $159.3 billion due to COVID-19 pandemic
6:00 pm PDT 12/05/2020 By Poonam Mondal

The world is currently undergoing a harrowing and unprecedented event: the COVID-19 pandemic. During these trying times, gaming has become a means of escapism and time filling for many. As a result, one of this year’s growth drivers is an increased interest in gaming due to COVID-19-related lockdown measures. However, the launch of the next-generation consoles toward the end of the year is also a key contributing factor. According to Newzoo report published by Sr Market Analyst Tom Wijman, 2020’s … Read More

‘Call of Duty: Mobile’ in game comics ‘Wild West’ added fresh essence to the game
7:00 pm PDT 11/05/2020 By Poonam Mondal

Once upon a time in Rust, Season 6 of  Call of Duty: Mobile has brought a bag full of surprises for Call of Duty: Mobile fans from the new map Rust and Salon to introduction of esports World Championship 2020, it has all. One of its latest additions is the in-game comics named Wild West which voices the story of the popular character of this season, Cow Boy Zombie. The comic book has been divided  into four parts two of which … Read More

Rising internet users, COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing results increase in game consumption
5:00 pm PDT 08/05/2020 By Poonam Mondal

The disruption caused due to COVID-19 pandemic and practicing of social distancing, have resulted in boredom and mental illness like depression, anxiety, and more. To survive the battle of social distancing, consumption of the content is the only option, and the internet on mobile devices being the fastest medium has witnessed a surge in growth. BARC and Nielsen Media jointly rolled the seventh part of the report on “Crisis Consumption on TV and Smartphones” which says social networking, gaming, and … Read More

All you need to know about ‘Call of Duty: Mobile’ season 6 ‘Once Upon a Time in Rust’ update
8:00 pm PDT 06/05/2020 By Poonam Mondal

Call Of Duty Ahoy! Cowboy boots, hats, and vintage guns — all boxes ticked. Riding the range, much-anticipated Call of Duty: Mobile Season 6 Once Upon a Time in Rust galloped its way to millions of mobile phones and COD Mobile fans went bananas. With nearly the entire planet reduced to a pandemic-induced house-arrest, playing video games has become the biggest saviour from the thrum of tedium. Cashing in on lockdown, Tencent and Activision dropped their best Season 6 update to give … Read More

BARC: Lack of sports pushed sports audiences towards virtual connectedness and gaming apps
7:00 pm PDT 04/05/2020 By Poonam Mondal

BARC and Nielsen Media jointly rolled the sixth part of the report on “Crisis Consumption on TV and Smartphones” which says lack of sports has pushed the sports audiences to more virtual connectedness and gaming apps. The Covid-19 pandemic has led everyone to unprecedented circumstances. BARC and Nielsen have put together for the industry to enlighten how it has impacted television consumption and smartphone usage. BARC and Nielsen Media ran a 12000 strong smartphone panel in India passively capturing smartphone behaviour. … Read More

Ludo Lakhpati: Paytm First Games launches India’s first free to play Ludo tournaments with over Rs. 1 Lakh prize money daily
4:00 pm PDT 30/04/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Paytm First Games has announced the launch of ‘Ludo Lakhpati’, which will be India’s first and biggest Ludo tournament with a prize pool of Rs. 1 lakh every day. The multi-player championship will be held from 1 May to 5 April, and players can register for free on the Paytm First Games app and on the Paytm app from 1 May onward. The ‘Ludo Lakhpati’ tournament will be organised in an online, knockout format, and players will compete across different … Read More

FanCode garners over 15 million users, launches fastest interactive live scores and live streaming in one year
12:00 pm PDT 30/04/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

FanCode, the multi-sport aggregator platform from the house of Dream Sports, has completed one year with over 15 million app installs. Since the launch in March 2019, FanCode has partnered with multiple sports brands and events and brought sports content to India, across nine sports and over 50 sporting events. The brand has also launched the ‘fastest interactive live scores’ experience and comprehensive live streaming of long-tail sports and some premium cricket tournaments. In the last one year, the company has significantly enhanced the sports … Read More

Report: 55 per cent can sustain remote working style for eight months to a year in VFX industry
8:00 pm PDT 29/04/2020 By Poonam Mondal

Over the past few months, almost everyone has experienced a change in their way of work. Everyone has been practically, emotionally been dependent on technology to squeeze out productivity as everyone worked from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But this period has opened up a realm of possibilities in the world of remote working especially for the industry where work from home possibility was a rare example, the visual effects industry. The reasons behind it are many of which … Read More

10 game releases to look out for in May
6:00 pm PDT 28/04/2020 By Poonam Mondal

As the month of May is around the corner here are the games releases that will see the light of day in May 2020 amid the global lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak: John Wick Hex: John Wick Hex is an action strategy video game based on the John Wick franchise scheduled for release on 5 May. The game was developed by British studio Bithell Games and is distributed by Good Shepherd Entertainment. The game serves as a narrative prequel to the film series. It … Read More

Previous Google doodle games can now be accessed while at COVID-19 lockdown
10:00 am PDT 27/04/2020 By Poonam Mondal

Search giant Google adds it doodle games every now and then celebrating the occasions, and because of the doodle games many are attracted to the search engine and many have been seen actually playing these games. As a result of that, Google has opened its window of google doodle games for its users by creating the doodle archive which can be accessed by anyone wherever they are. As COVID-19 continues to impact communities around the world, people and families everywhere … Read More

Gaming platform WinZO to add 500+ games to its platform by end of 2020
8:00 pm PDT 25/04/2020 By Poonam Mondal

The online gaming market is skyrocketing with COVID-19 pandemic lockdown and people are eyeing for variations in gaming content like never before. Being optimistic about the current market scenario, gaming platform WinZO is going to add 500+ games by the end of this year. “We are going to add 500+ games in this year and we aim to provide more personalised and vernacular content on the platform. We aim to approach this in a very scalable manner through the WinZO Developer … Read More

Level up: Covid-19 lockdown is boosting India’s online gaming scene
7:30 pm PDT 25/04/2020 By Krishanu Ghosal

As the world continues its efforts to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, the resulting scenarios have changed the dynamics of regularity by large and this change is expected to grow further. However, amid all the chaos and uncertainty, there’s been an evident and significant beneficiary: Online Gaming. Nationwide shutdown has led to Indians spending more time on their mobile devices. As we do not venture out and go about our daily schedules most of us are glued to our screens, to … Read More