Technology

#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


Autodesk and Unity Expand Collaboration to Design, Make and Virtually Experience
6:00 pm PDT 05/12/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Augmented, virtual and real-time reality technologies have the potential to shape how we imagine, design and make, not to mention experience, everything from factories, buildings and cars, to training, learning and entertainment. Also worth mentioning is the growth potential of VR content, which is outpacing VR hardware. Imagine having the ability to see and feel the immediate impact of design changes or train muscle memory in dangerous and complex environments (construction sites or factory floors) but do so in the … Read More


Are vertical videos the future?
5:00 pm PDT 30/11/2018 By Parth Kaushik

In 2017, 320.57 million people in India accessed the internet through their mobile phone. In 2021, this figure is projected to amount to 462.26 million mobile phone internet users. Undoubtedly, Indians are gobbling up content, especially, video entertainment content, like there is no tomorrow. When you access your smart-phone, like billions of people do, how do you hold your phone? Do you hold it vertically or horizontally? Do you find it slightly off-putting to have to hold it horizontally? If … Read More


Logitech G upgrades G502 Gaming Mouse with HERO 16k Sensor
5:00 pm PDT 27/11/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Logitech G upgrades the existing Logitech G502 Gaming Mouse with HERO 16K sensor. The mouse is coupled with Logitech G’s 11 programmable buttons, five optional weights and braided cable. Retaining the same iconic shape as the original, the new mouse has been updated with the latest technologies, including Logitech G’s next-generation HERO (High-Efficiency Rated Optical) 16K sensor, with the highest performance and most accurate sensor available. “The original G502 is a fan favourite, but we’ve developed some incredible sensor technology since … Read More


Acer rolls Predator Thronos finally in India
4:00 pm PDT 26/11/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Acer unveiled Predator Thronos, the ultimate gaming cave finally in India, which is hyped as one of the most awaited products to hit the Indian gaming market. The launch was made at an extravagant event; the Night of the Predator was held in Mumbai. The Predator Thronos is much more than just a chair, said the company in the official release, explaining that the motorised throne packs leg rests, a mount for three computer monitors and blue mood lighting galore. It reimagines … Read More


WeChat teams up with overseas developers to expand mini games ecosystem
2:30 pm PDT 20/11/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

A mobile app with over one billion active users, WeChat has become one of the world’s biggest social networks. WeChat mini games has been showing its potential as a key business with over 310 million users. The seven-day user retention rate of some popular mini games rocketed to 45 per cent, exhibiting effective user accessibility and game feature APIs. The social networking site provides ways to attract users through social media sharing, advertisements and redirects from mini apps to mini … Read More


Famous Studios and Centroid join hands to launch Motion Capture Lab in India
11:00 am PDT 19/11/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Famous Studios brings Motion Capture to India in collaboration with Centroid, UK. The two are ready to create magic for Indian visual content. Set up at Famous Studios, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai, the lab is fully-equipped. Famous Studios managing director Anant Roongta said, “At Famous Studios, it has always been our endeavour to deliver the best, be it technology, ideation or any kind of support. With Centroid, we lay the foundation for India to drive a new dimension of art, thus fostering … Read More