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In a first, GTA 6 will feature playable female protagonist

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.

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

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.

Mario Day 2022: History, celebrations and more

10 Mar 2022

Super Mario
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?

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

14 Nov 2021

Android
'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.

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

12 Nov 2021

Android
'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.

Netflix Games finally debuts on iOS with five titles

11 Nov 2021

Android
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.

Netflix Games begins global rollout on Android, iOS version soon

04 Nov 2021

Netflix
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.

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

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.

Chinese minors limited to three hours of gaming per week

02 Sep 2021

China
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.

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

08 Aug 2021

Super Mario
'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.

Nintendo announces 'Mario Party Superstars' at E3 2021

20 Jun 2021

Nintendo
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.

JioGames will bring popular SEGA Corporation titles to India

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.

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

30 May 2021

Sony
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.

Valve is reportedly working on Switch-like portable gaming hardware

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.

Streaming platform Netflix may expand into video games

28 May 2021

Netflix
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.

PUBG Mobile will be relaunched in India as Battlegrounds Mobile

06 May 2021

PUBG
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
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
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
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

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.

Microsoft in talks to buy Discord for $10 billion

23 Mar 2021

Microsoft
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

Fortnite
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

Business
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 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.

Sony announces next-generation PSVR headset for the PlayStation 5

25 Feb 2021

Sony
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
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 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.

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

02 Feb 2021

Google
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

Apple
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

iOS
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

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.

NVIDIA and AMD on GPU shortages: No improvement until May

15 Jan 2021

Technology
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

Twitter
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

Fortnite
#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: Best loot locations and landing spots in PUBG

07 May 2020

PUBG
#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

PUBG
#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
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

PUBG
#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

PUBG
#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

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

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

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