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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 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
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
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
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: 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 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
'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.
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.
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.