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PUBG Mobile will be relaunched in India as Battlegrounds Mobile

06 May 2021

PUBG Mobile will be relaunched in India as Battlegrounds Mobile

PUBG players who aren't desperate and/or technically savvy to bypass the India ban with VPN will finally be able to get back to their old habit.

Sony announces partnership with Discord; Integration into PlayStation by 2022

05 May 2021

Sony announces partnership with Discord; Integration into PlayStation by 2022

Discord's unofficial acquisition discussions with Microsoft might have fizzled out, but Sony has since struck a deal with the fledgling video game communications entity.

PUBG Mobile permanently bans 1.6 million players for cheating

07 Apr 2021

PUBG Mobile permanently bans 1.6 million players for cheating

PUBG Mobile has long had a chronic problem with cheaters. The developers have been releasing weekly reports detailing anti-cheat measures. And, now the company has permanently banned a massive 1.6 million player accounts in the five-day period between March 28 and April 1.

Super Mario Bros. copy from 1986 auctioned for $660,000

05 Apr 2021

Super Mario Bros. copy from 1986 auctioned for $660,000

A mint condition copy of Super Mario Bros. was auctioned for a whopping $660,000 (around Rs. 4.9 crore). The unopened cartridge was sold by Dallas-based Heritage Auctions, which had previously sold another copy of the same game last year.

HP announces gaming scholarship with benefits worth Rs. 12 lakh

05 Apr 2021

HP announces gaming scholarship with benefits worth Rs. 12 lakh

HP has announced the OMEN Esports Gold Quest in India in collaboration with AMD. The scholarship is meant to help esports players establish their gaming careers.

Microsoft in talks to buy Discord for $10 billion

23 Mar 2021

Microsoft in talks to buy Discord for $10 billion

Microsoft is reportedly in talks with Discord to buy the gaming-centric voice and chat platform for a whopping $10 billion. According to unnamed sources privy to Bloomberg, Xbox chief Phil Spencer is allegedly involved in the talks.

Latest Fortnite season adds Lara Croft and Neymar Jr.

18 Mar 2021

Latest Fortnite season adds Lara Croft and Neymar Jr.

The undisputed king of battle royale games, and favorite of 11-year-olds everywhere, Fortnite has launched Season 6 with a new battle pass and a barrage of new skins.

Roblox goes public; Stocks soar 54 percent on first day

11 Mar 2021

Roblox goes public; Stocks soar 54 percent on first day

The meteoric rise of online gaming platform and game creation system Roblox shows no signs of abating. The company went public on Wednesday at a reference price of $45, which valued it at $45 billion.

'PUBG: New State' announced for iOS, Android; Unavailable in India

25 Feb 2021

'PUBG: New State' announced for iOS, Android; Unavailable in India

The battle royale phenomenon PUBG Mobile is getting a sequel set in the same universe. Launching on a yet unspecified date in 2021, PUBG: New State will be launched on both iOS and Android platforms.

Sony announces next-generation PSVR headset for the PlayStation 5

25 Feb 2021

Sony announces next-generation PSVR headset for the PlayStation 5

Sony is working on a virtual reality headset for its PlayStation 5 console. The new PlayStation VR (PSVR) will include an expanded field of view, higher resolution, and a single cord to improve ergonomics.

NVIDIA's $329 RTX 3060 will hit stores on February 25

14 Feb 2021

NVIDIA's $329 RTX 3060 will hit stores on February 25

NVIDIA had announced the RTX 3060 graphics card in January. Roughly a month later, the GPU maker has now provided a release date.

EA acquires Glu Mobile for $2.1 billion; Eyes mobile games

09 Feb 2021

EA acquires Glu Mobile for $2.1 billion; Eyes mobile games

The Katamari Damacy of the corporate world has assimilated yet another burgeoning video game studio. Electronic Arts has paid a whopping $2 billion for Glu Mobile.

Google kills off Stadia's in-house game development studios

02 Feb 2021

Google kills off Stadia's in-house game development studios

In a news that will surprise no one, Google won't be making any first-party Stadia games. The company's blog post announced the shuttering of the cloud gaming service's North American development studios at Montreal and Los Angeles.

NVIDIA's GeForce NOW cloud gaming service enables M1 Mac support

01 Feb 2021

NVIDIA's GeForce NOW cloud gaming service enables M1 Mac support

Gaming on Macs was pretty much a source of memes for the longest time, but that is about to change with Apple's new M1 chips. NVIDIA's game streaming service GeForce NOW has just added native support for the M1 silicon-based Macs.

Plex Arcade enables subscription-based retro game streaming to mobiles, devices

27 Jan 2021

Plex Arcade enables subscription-based retro game streaming to mobiles, devices

Popular media streaming service Plex is foraying into video games. The new Plex Arcade service won't be competing with Stadia, PS Now, or Project xCloud, but will instead focus on the retro gaming scene.

'Cyberpunk 2077' developer sorry for the experience, promises patches soon

17 Jan 2021

'Cyberpunk 2077' developer sorry for the experience, promises patches soon

Gamers are foul mouthing Cyberpunk 2077 out of the sheer frustration they have been facing as bug-riddled gameplay on consoles left their joysticks a bit too clean since the game's release on December 10, 2020.

NVIDIA and AMD on GPU shortages: No improvement until May

15 Jan 2021

NVIDIA and AMD on GPU shortages: No improvement until May

The latest GPUs from NVIDIA and AMD have been nigh impossible to purchase from launch day itself. The precious few cards available were quickly lapped up by scalpers using bots and re-listed on eBay for a staggering premium.

Nintendo Switch Pro specs leaked; details data-mined from firmware

11 Jan 2021

Nintendo Switch Pro specs leaked; details data-mined from firmware

Well-known data miner and console hacker SciresM has leaked specifications of what could be the Nintendo Switch Pro. The details were buried within the firmware of the current-gen Switch console.

#GamingBytes: Best loot locations and landing spots in Fortnite

09 Jun 2020

#GamingBytes: Best loot locations and landing spots in Fortnite

Fortnite is one of the most popular online multiplayer games. Its Battle Royale mode follows a simple format.

#GamingBytes: Five tips to defeat PUBG squads single-handedly

13 May 2020

#GamingBytes: Five tips to defeat PUBG squads single-handedly

PUBG is one of the most tactically intense Battle Royales where gamers play in solos, duos or squads, trying to win the chicken dinner.

#GamingBytes: Best loot locations and landing spots in PUBG

07 May 2020

#GamingBytes: Best loot locations and landing spots in PUBG

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds or PUBG is one of the most popular 'Battle Royale' games.

#GamingBytes: Five PUBG tips for quick healing

03 May 2020

#GamingBytes: Five PUBG tips for quick healing

PUBG has made its mark in the Battle Royale genre for its military tactical approach. Due to this, both planning the looting and killing in-game become instrumental in winning the chicken dinner.

PUBG Mobile: Five best guns to use in Miramar

23 Apr 2020

PUBG Mobile: Five best guns to use in Miramar

PUBG Mobile is one of the most tactically intense Battle Royale games and for players to survive, their choice of weapon becomes really important.

#GamingBytes: Five guns pros prefer to use in PUBG Mobile

21 Apr 2020

#GamingBytes: Five guns pros prefer to use in PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile is a competitive Battle Royale and the intensity increases with a rise in the number of gamers.

#GamingBytes: Five easy tips to win chicken dinner in Sanhok

20 Apr 2020

#GamingBytes: Five easy tips to win chicken dinner in Sanhok

PUBG Mobile is one of the most tactically intense Battle Royale games and the competition is getting tougher with an increase in the game's popularity.

#GamingBytes: Use these guns in PUBG Vikendi, win chicken dinner

18 Apr 2020

#GamingBytes: Use these guns in PUBG Vikendi, win chicken dinner

The snow map of PUBG or PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Vikendi, delivers an intense experience.

PUBG Mobile: Five tips to win squad games in Vikendi

17 Apr 2020

PUBG Mobile: Five tips to win squad games in Vikendi

PUBG Mobile enjoys immense popularity in India as it delivers an intense Battle Royale experience.

#GamingBytes: Five ways to make money in GTA 5

16 Apr 2020

#GamingBytes: Five ways to make money in GTA 5

Grand Theft Auto 5 or GTA V is one of the most popular open world games with an interesting choice-driven storyline.

#GamingBytes: Five tips for Counter-Strike beginners

13 Apr 2020

#GamingBytes: Five tips for Counter-Strike beginners

Most gamers acing popular Battle Royales like PUBG and Fortnite, made their bones playing Counter-Strike.

#GamingBytes: Which weapons to choose in Counter-Strike Global Offensive?

18 Aug 2018

#GamingBytes: Which weapons to choose in Counter-Strike Global Offensive?

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) is, undoubtedly, one of the best games of all time.

#GamingBytes: The most underrated landing spots in PUBG Miramar

05 Apr 2020

#GamingBytes: The most underrated landing spots in PUBG Miramar

PUBG is one of the most tactically challenging Battle Royales.

#GamingBytes: Learn driving while playing these video games

01 Apr 2020

#GamingBytes: Learn driving while playing these video games

In today's day and age, driving is a basic skill set that everyone should possess.

#GamingBytes: Five things H1Z1 does better than PUBG

30 Mar 2020

#GamingBytes: Five things H1Z1 does better than PUBG

PUBG, also called PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, gets its name from the creator, Brendan 'PlayerUnknown' Greene.

#GamingBytes: Five tips to camp in PUBG's Sanhok

29 Mar 2020

#GamingBytes: Five tips to camp in PUBG's Sanhok

PUBG offers competitive tactical gameplay in the Battle Royale genre and its Sanhok map speeds this up due to its smaller size.

#GamingBytes: Five best PUBG ambush tips

28 Mar 2020

#GamingBytes: Five best PUBG ambush tips

PUBG is an intensely tactical game, which requires near military planning and accurate shooting.

#GamingBytes: Five best 'Red Dead Redemption' Easter Eggs

27 Mar 2020

#GamingBytes: Five best 'Red Dead Redemption' Easter Eggs

Red Dead Redemption 2, by Rockstar, is one of the finest open world games currently available.

#GamingBytes: Five reasons SMG is best weapon for PUBG Vikendi

25 Mar 2020

#GamingBytes: Five reasons SMG is best weapon for PUBG Vikendi

PUBG delivers one of the most tactically intense experiences and its snow map Vikendi is a testament to the balanced gameplay it offers.

#GamingBytes: Top five tips to win PUBG squad games

24 Mar 2020

#GamingBytes: Top five tips to win PUBG squad games

PUBG is famous for delivering one of the most electrifying and realistic 'Battle Royale' experiences.

#GamingBytes: Best camouflage outfits for PUBG maps

23 Mar 2020

#GamingBytes: Best camouflage outfits for PUBG maps

PUBG tests the survival skills of players in solo, duo or squad battles.

#GamingBytes: Beware of these PUBG cheats

22 Mar 2020

#GamingBytes: Beware of these PUBG cheats

PUBG brings a different degree of intensity to the Battle Royale genre. As players are pitched against competitive opponents, all trying to win the chicken dinner, there will always be people who try shortcuts to success.