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Ratchet and Clank: A Rift Apart – Review

Our Score – 10/10 Ratchet and Clank: A Rift Apart is the latest entry in the long-beloved Ratchet and Clank franchise. The silly yet solid 3D platformer makes full use of the PS5’s offerings to take the series to a whole new height. From ray tracing to almost instantaneous load times, Insomniac has pulled all stops to create what is truly a showcase title for the next-gen console. Not only is the game a visual benchmark, but it also sets a high bar for future games when it comes to managing load times. Using the PS5’s state of the art SSD to its full advantage, A Rift Apart constantly showcases how much can be achieved from a technical standpoint, closely incorporating it into the game’s design. The plot of the game revolves around the characters falling through dif...

Shasn, Political Strategy Board Game, Is Available Now For Indian Audiences

In 2019, 3,734 successful campaigns ran on Kickstarter in the gaming category, raising more than $219 million. Of these 3,734 campaigns, there was one campaign from India that contributed to this number significantly. This campaign was SHASN – The Political Strategy Board Game, which raised over half a million dollars through crowdfunding alone. SHASN comes from a first-time creator from India, Zain Memon. Zain took the opportunity and the chance of bringing a strategic political board game to an audience that otherwise averts from engaging with politics. Witnessing successful Kickstarter campaigns from India is not a frequent experience. The SHASN team had all the odds stacked against them, yet they managed to prevail over these obstacles and pull off a historic, crowdfunding succes...

Hood: Outlaws & Legends – Review

Okay, with almost 50 hours in, it’s review time. First, let’s get the obvious out of the way – the PC version is a port and isn’t designed with the core PC experience in mind. A lot of the problems I see with this game derive from the PC port – most core points are good (detailed below), but the QoL is severely lacking. Hopefully most of the majors problems should be fixed with the incoming patches. Before throwing a bulletpoint and call it a day, I’ll need to address some things first. This game is hard and unforgiving. I’ve heard people compare Hood to Hunt:Showdown. And… to a point, yes. The core gameplay is somewhat close – you’re a team of 3/4 competing against other players and zombies/guards to extract something valuable. B...

Plunge Into Subnautica: Below Zero Today

Unknown Worlds Entertainment has released the highly anticipated sequel Subnautica: Below Zero for players worldwide to brave the cold and dive into life on Planet 4546B. Subnautica: Below Zero is a new chapter in the Subnautica universe that will drop players into a freezing underwater adventure, set after the events of the original Subnautica. Below Zero challenges players to survive the icy biomes of an alien planet by crafting tools and scavenging for supplies as players unravel its mysteries. Players can brave the cold today on PC and Mac via Steam and the Epic Games Store, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch in digital editions. The original Subnautica is available for the first time on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S as...

Resident Evil Village shipments and digital sales top three million

Total shipments and digital sales for Resident Evil Village have surpassed three million units worldwide, Capcom announced. Resident Evil Village launched for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC via Steam, and Stadia on May 7 worldwide. In comparison, predecessor Resident Evil 7: biohazard shipped 2.5 million units in the same amount of time. Total shipments for the Resident Evil series have now surpassed 100 million units. Here is an overview of Resident Evil Village, via Capcom: Representing the eighth main entry in the series, the new Resident Evil Village is the sequel to Resident Evil 7 biohazard (which has gone on to ship a cumulative 8.5 million units as of December 31, 2020) and features a higher degree of action and even more expansive, highly-engaging gameplay...

Valve president Gabe Newell hints at more games for consoles

More Valve games may be coming to consoles, company co-founder and president Gabe Newell seems to have hinted. Newell was asked if ‘Steam games’ will be coming to consoles during a question-and-answers session while speaking at a public school in New Zealand. The exchange went as follows: Will Steam be putting any games on consoles, or will it just say on PC? Gabe Newell: “You will… uh… get a better idea of that by the end of this year.” While the question was phrased in reference to Steam—which is a platform—Newell was likely answering in regards to Valve’s own titles such as Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Portal, and Team Fortress. The last game Valve released for consoles was Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which came to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 alongside PC in August 2012.

ONLINE CHESS AMONG GAMERS’ TOP 3 PREFERENCES; POPULARITY AND DEMAND PROMPTED ULTIMATE BATTLE TO LAUNCH A DEDICATED PLATFORM FOR CHESS

Ultimate Battle (UB), India’s first-ever one-stop esports platform, had recently conducted a study to understand the gaming preferences of users and close to a lac gamers’ playing choices were studied in which chess featured among the top three preferred games that was opted by players on the UB platform. The popularity of chess prompted UB to launch an independent interface for chess on its platform for the dedicated community to not only play for fun but compete against best in the business. The popular esports platform UB, though, has been a destination for playing many action-packed games with high-end graphics, the study, however, indicated the gamers’ preference for chess in the list among the top three games. Garena Free Fire topped the list as the most played game with 40% preferen...

Git Gud with Knighton – A Gaming Show By The Youth And For The Youth

Video games have boomed in India during the past few years, thanks to the accessibility of network and hardware. As a gaming company, there isn’t really much more that we could wish for, but something feels amiss. In the pursuit of excellence, we forgot that video games were meant to be fun. So when it came to promoting a positive and inclusive gaming environment, we were supposed to take the logical steps to raise awareness, make a petition and yada yada. But did the opposite. We got a bunch of our favourite influencers and video game newbies and pitched them against  Iduex Gundyr, the first boss of Dark Souls 3.  The goal is to survive as long as they can to claim the title and ‘Git Gud’, a play at ‘Get Good’. Regarded as ‘the toughest game ever’, Dark Souls 3 is not the kind of game you...

AMD – The No 1 Trusted Silicon Brand in India

TRA Research, one of India’s foremost data insights companies released its 10th edition of ‘The Brand Trust Report, India Study 2020’ recently. AMD has been recognized as the Most Trusted Brand of India under the Semiconductor Category in this annual brand study. “2020 was a breakthrough year for AMD as we made tremendous progress in establishing AMD as the high-performance computing leader across PC, gaming and data center markets”, said Mukesh Bajpai, Marketing Head, AMD India Private Limited. “We are thrilled to be recognized as India’s most trusted Semiconductor brand by TRA Research. This is a testimony to the deep mindshare, and consumer confidence, we have established in India. We thank our engineers for building the finest products in the market, and our OEM and channel partners fo...

Watch Dogs: Legion Multiplayer First Impressions

The multiplayer mode for Watch Dogs: Legion is set to release on March 9, but we got a chance to play an early access version of the upcoming mode last month. And we have to say, we were impressed. If you’re waiting eagerly to jump into the game with your friends, read our hands-on impressions to know what you can expect. There isn’t much in terms of the story when it comes to the multiplayer modes from what we’ve seen, but the missions do become a lot more interesting when you have to adjust for your teammates. After all, adding multiple people to a game that’s supposed to be based around stealth will surely lead to some shenanigans. Not only have single-player missions been adapted to suit the co-op, exploring the open world with your squad is a lot of fun too. If...

Watch Dogs: Legion Getting An Online Multiplayer Mode Via Free Update in March

Today, Ubisoft announced that the online mode for Watch Dogs: Legion will be available on March 9 for all owners of the game via a free update for Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, the Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Store on Windows PC, Stadia, and Ubisoft+*, Ubisoft’s subscription service. The online mode of Watch Dogs: Legion will include the following features for all players as part of the March 9 free update Free-roam open-world co-op where players can team up with their friends for up to four-players and explore London, encounter city events, complete challenges and participate in side activities. New co-op missions for two-to-four players using new co-op gameplay mechanics and giving players the opportunity to recruit the perfect team and fight back against Lo...

BlitzkriegXP announces Streamer Sangram

BlitzkriegXP, India’s first experiential esports organization has announced a grand Free Fire tournament in India with the unveiling of “Streamer Sangram”. This event will feature India’s biggest and most popular Free Fire streamers that will pit them against each other in a 5-match series. The squad which emerges victorious after the series of exciting matches will be crowned as the Streamer Sangram Champion and will claim the grand prize of a TVS Apache 160 4V bike per player In this one of its kind event, the 12 Streamers will act as 12 team captains and open up the contest to their fans on YouTube. BlitzkriegXP always believes in creating opportunities and providing platforms to the talented esports oriented youth of India and Streamer Sangram is driven by a similar strive. The remaini...


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