Gaming Bytes: News

24 Jan 2024


Netflix reports tripled game engagement in 2023, adds 13.1mn subscribers

Netflix had a massive increase in gaming engagement on its platform, with numbers tripling in 2023, as stated in its recent earnings report.

08 Dec 2023


PUBG Mobile-developer Tencent eyes big-budget console gaming with 'Last Sentinel'

Tencent Holdings, the Chinese tech powerhouse, has unveiled its most ambitious console game to date, "Last Sentinel," at The Game Awards in Los Angeles.

30 Oct 2023

Virtual reality

Nazara Technologies launches game publishing division to boost Indian developers

Nazara Technologies has unveiled its game publishing division—Nazara Publishing—with the goal of tapping into India's burgeoning potential as a worldwide gaming center.

04 Oct 2023


BGMI-maker Krafton announces incubator for Indian gaming start-ups

Krafton, the mastermind behind the hit game BGMI, has launched the Krafton India Gaming Incubator (KIGI). This will bolster and broaden India's gaming landscape.

16 Sep 2023

Latest Tech News

Why game developers are protesting Unity's new pricing model changes

Cross-platform game engine Unity announced plans to change its pricing model earlier this week.

27 Aug 2023


This Pokémon game involving sleep has hit 10 million downloads

Pokémon Sleep, a mobile game that rewards users with collectible Pokémon based on their sleep quality, has reached 10 million downloads.

13 Aug 2023

Battle Royale

BGMI celebrates Independence Day with new update, exclusive in-game rewards

Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) has introduced the 2.7 update, bringing in a collaboration with Dragon Ball Super and introducing the innovative ACE 32 AR gun.

08 Aug 2023


Fortnite's new update adds anime crossover with Jujutsu Kaisen

Fortnite's latest update, v25.30, has unleashed an exciting Jujutsu Kaisen anime crossover.

16 Jun 2023

Garena Free Fire MAX

Free Fire MAX's June 16 codes: Unlock multiple in-game accessories

Garena Free Fire MAX lets players unlock a range of in-game items using diamonds. However, this in-game currency can only be acquired using real money.

29 May 2023

Battle Royale

BGMI servers now live in India: How to access game

Krafton has officially activated the servers for Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) in India after the government unbanned it recently.

10 May 2023

Gaming Laptops

GIGABYTE G5 KD is now cheaper on Flipkart: Check deal

The GIGABYTE G5 KD is a solid laptop to consider for gaming sessions.

02 May 2023

Garena Free Fire MAX

Free Fire MAX's May 2 codes: Redeem multiple in-game rewards

Free Fire MAX is an action-adventure battle royale game, which allows players to compete with one another on the battlefield to improve their scoreboard ranking.

20 Apr 2023


Hyper-realistic game leaves netizens wowed and vexed in equal parts 

First-person shooter, or FPS, video games are a favorite of gamers. However, these games rarely bring something new to the table.

05 Jan 2023

CES 2023

CES 2023: Govee launches AI-powered smart lighting kit for gamers

Govee has introduced the first-of-its-kind AI-powered lighting solution for the gaming industry at CES 2023. It is known as Govee AI Gaming Sync Box Kit.

16 Dec 2022


Amazon partners with Crystal Dynamics for upcoming Tomb Raider game

Amazon is in talks to publish the next Tomb Raider game, which will feature Lara Croft, a fictional in-game character and the franchise's main protagonist.

15 Dec 2022

Gaming Consoles

Everything to know about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt update

The popular role-playing game, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt recently got a free 'Next Gen' update, which brings up the version to 4.0. It is available on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S.

28 Jul 2022

Grand Theft Auto

In a first, GTA 6 will feature playable female protagonist

In a bid to make the gaming experience more inclusive, Rockstar Studios will introduce a playable female character in the upcoming Grand Theft Auto 6 game.

19 Jun 2022

Space News

NASA launches free 'Roman Space Observer' game: How to play?

The US's National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has launched a retro 8-bit style video game called Roman Space Observer.

10 Mar 2022


Mario Day 2022: History, celebrations and more

Are you aware of the fact that a day is dedicated to the friendly mustached character of Mario from the popular video game?

14 Nov 2021


'PUBG: New State' reportedly bricking smartphones; game developer Krafton responds

The newest addition to the PUBG game franchise, called PUBG: New State, launched last week. However, gamers soon began reporting their phones were getting bricked when they tried to run the game.

12 Nov 2021


'PUBG: New State' finally launched on Android and iOS

Krafton's latest game, PUBG: New State, has been officially launched for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices in 200+ countries, including India.

11 Nov 2021


Netflix Games finally debuts on iOS with five titles

Streaming giant Netflix announced the debut of Netflix Games on Android last week. Now, the service is available on iOS as well, and users can choose from five launch-day titles to play.

04 Nov 2021


Netflix Games begins global rollout on Android, iOS version soon

Netflix has finally decided to dip its toes in the videogame streaming industry where it would rival the likes of NVIDIA's GeForce NOW, Xbox Game Pass, Amazon Luna, and Sony PlayStation Now.

05 Sep 2021

EA Sports

EA announces beta test for 'Battlefield Mobile' coming this fall

Smartphone hardware has been getting more powerful with each iteration in recent years and mobile gamers sure stand to benefit. The popular Battlefield series is set to join the slew of PC games now playable on mobile.

02 Sep 2021


Chinese minors limited to three hours of gaming per week

Authorities in China have announced even more stringent measures to prevent children from getting addicted to online video games.

08 Aug 2021


'Super Mario Bros.' copy sells for a record-breaking $2 million

The record for the world's most expensive videogame copy sold has been broken again, and this time by an unopened copy of Super Mario Bros.

20 Jun 2021


Nintendo announces 'Mario Party Superstars' at E3 2021

Japanese video game giant Nintendo announced Mario Party Superstars for the Nintendo Switch at the E3 2021 Nintendo Direct presentation recently. The 12th installment in the Mario Party series is slated to hit Nintendo's handheld console on October 29.

02 Jun 2021

Reliance Jio

JioGames will bring popular SEGA Corporation titles to India

Home-grown telecom provider Reliance Jio has partnered with popular Japanese game developer and publisher SEGA Corporation. The partnership will make the latter's popular game titles available on the JioGames Store.

30 May 2021


Sony investor presentation suggests 'Uncharted 4' may debut on PC

During a presentation at the recently held Investor Relations Day 2021, Sony dropped hints that the popular PlayStation 4 exclusive title Uncharted 4: A Thief's End could be ported to the PC platform.

30 May 2021

Nintendo Switch

Valve is reportedly working on Switch-like portable gaming hardware

Digital video game distribution company Valve is reportedly working on the prototype of a portable hardware device, much like Nintendo Switch, that will allow Steam users to move away from their gaming rigs and play video games on the go.

28 May 2021


Streaming platform Netflix may expand into video games

In an effort to expand beyond films and TV series, Netflix is reportedly looking to hire a gaming executive to join the company.

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.

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.

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.

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.

05 Apr 2021

Gaming Laptops

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.

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.

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.

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.

25 Feb 2021

PUBG Corporation

'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.

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.

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.

09 Feb 2021

EA Sports

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.

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.

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.

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.

17 Jan 2021

Elon Musk

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

05 Apr 2020


#GamingBytes: The most underrated landing spots in PUBG Miramar

PUBG is one of the most tactically challenging Battle Royales.

01 Apr 2020


#GamingBytes: Play these video games to learn to drive

Driving is a necessary skill that everyone should have in today's day and age.

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.

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.

28 Mar 2020


#GamingBytes: Five best PUBG ambush tips

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

27 Mar 2020

Rockstar Games

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

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

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.

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.

23 Mar 2020


#GamingBytes: Best camouflage outfits for PUBG maps

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

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.

21 Mar 2020


#GamingBytes: Tips for using throwable items in PUBG

PUBG or PlayerUnknown's Battleground tests gamers' survival skills in an intense tactical Battle Royale.

20 Mar 2020


PUBG Sanhok Map: Tips and tricks to win here

PUBG has been, consistently, delivering a phenomenal 'Battle Royale' experience.

19 Mar 2020


#GamingBytes: The best weapon combos available in PUBG

PUBG is the most intense Battle Royale game. Unlike some of its competition, where gameplay rests on building structures, looting, and killing, PUBG focuses only on the latter two.