The $30 game will be available on June 30th. Gaming 

Nintendo to Release Follow-up to ‘1-2 Switch’ Party Game

Nintendo is set to release a follow-up to its popular party game, 1-2 Switch, on June 30th. The new game, called Everybody 1-2-Switch!, allows players to participate in some of its mini-games using their smartphones instead of Joy-Cons. The original game featured 28 mini-games designed to add excitement to social gatherings, including some unusual ones like putting a crying baby to sleep and pretending to be a supermodel on the runway. Another mini-game required players to milk a cow. According to a report from Fanbyte last year, Nintendo has been…

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The popular game seems to be having trouble on select phone models. Read here for more details. Gaming 

Call Of Duty Mobile Could Block Players Using Smartphones From ROG, Vivo And Others

Following the ban of BGMI in India, a significant portion of its user base shifted to playing Call Of Duty Mobile on their mobile devices. However, it appears that players who use ASUS and Sony mobile phones are now facing bans of up to 10 years, as indicated in the notifications they received on their devices. Users have reported unjustified bans on the official Discord server for Call of Duty Mobile and the r/CallofDutyMobile subreddit on Reddit. The game developer has not yet addressed these grievances. It is not clear…

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'Jurassic World Evolution 2' and 'Trek to Yomi' are the other titles you can claim next month. Gaming 

June’s PlayStation Plus monthly games include NBA 2K23

Sony has announced its monthly PlayStation Plus game selection for June. These are the three games that Basic, Extra and Premium people can claim access to and keep access for as long as they subscribe. June’s title is NBA 2K23. The latest installment in the long-running series features the return of The Jordan Challenge, where you can play 15 key moments from Michael Jordan’s legendary career. The collection also includes Jurassic World Evolution 2, a construction and management sim where you can build your own Jurassic World theme park. You’ll…

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More players will soon be able to check out Insomniac's most recent gem. Gaming 

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart will be available for PC on July 26th

After our in-depth review of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, there’s even more news from the Insomniac Games camp. The studio’s previous title, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, will be available for PC on July 26. As is often the case with PlayStation-exclusive PC versions, there are some extra bells and whistles. There are “new ray-tracing shadows for natural light for outdoor areas” that allow for “realistic shadows with natural tones of softness,” notes Julian Huegbrights, an expert on the Nixxes online community (a Sony studio working on the port) on PlayStation.…

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Call of Duty Mobile, Candy Crush Saga and Carrom Pool: Disc Game are the most data-hungry games, collecting up to 17 out of 32 different data points -- including photos and videos, contact information, location data and contacts, a new report has showed. Gaming 

Call of Duty: Mobile & Candy Crush Saga holds position in India’s Most Data-Gathering Mobile Games List

In India, mobile games such as Call of Duty Mobile, Candy Crush Saga and Carrom Pool: Disc Game are the most data intensive games, collecting up to 17 out of 32 different data points – including photos, videos, contacts, location data, and A new report came out on Tuesday . According to cyber security company Surfshark, the most popular apps, Ludo King and Subway Surfers, are ranked 38th and 7th respectively in terms of “data hunger”. Notably, only Subway Surfers collects more than an average of 9.3, including contact information…

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The studio has other games in development, including a new single-player title. Gaming 

Naughty Dog says The Last of Us multiplayer needs more time

One of the most notable omissions from this week’s PlayStation lineup was anything Naughty Dog. Many (including yours truly) were waiting for the studio to reveal more details about Last of Us multiplayer, but we’ll have to wait a little longer to learn more about this title. In a statement posted on Twitter, Naughty Dog said: “We’re incredibly proud of the work our studio has done so far, but as development continues, we’ve realized it’s best to give the game more time.” As such, it now seems unlikely that we’ll…

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Watch someone blaze through 'Breath of the Wild' while blindfolded and many other runs starting on May 28th. News 

How to watch the Summer Games Fast Speed Marathon 2023

It’s time again to watch skilled players hack their favorite games as fast as they can for a good cause. Summer Games Done Quick (SGDQ) is back again with a week-long charity running marathon. The event starts at 1pm ET on Sunday, May 28th and ends early on June 4th. You can catch all the action on the Games Done Quick (GDQ) Twitch channel embedded below. If you miss an interesting tour, you can watch it later on GDQ’s YouTube channel. The event starts with Sonic Frontiers making their SGDQ…

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Dubbed "Slavery Simulator," the Portuguese-language game saw players trade in slaves and strategize to prevent the abolition of slavery News 

Google removes ‘slavery’ gaming app amid racist protest in Brazil

Google has withdrawn a gaming app that allowed players to buy, sell and torture black virtual “slaves” following an outbreak of racism in Brazil. Dubbed “Slavery Simulator,” the Portuguese-language game has players trading slaves and strategizing to prevent the abolition of slavery in order to amass virtual wealth. The prosecutor’s office said it had opened an investigation into “hate speech” related to the game, downloaded by hundreds of people. The app itself came with a disclaimer condemning “slavery of all kinds” and emphasizing the game was “for entertainment purposes only”.…

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BGMI is finally available to pre-load on Android, starting today, May 27, but will be playable on May 29. On iOS, BGMI will be available to download and play on May 29 itself. Check all details here. News 

BGMI is now available to download for Android; Coming soon

Earlier this month, Krafton – the maker of Battle Grounds Mobile India, or BGMI as it’s known – claimed that the game would be returning to India. And now, the game is finally available for download on Android starting today, May 27th, but you can play it on May 29th. On iOS, BGMI will be available to download and play on May 29. We checked with our own devices and can confirm that the game is available for download from the Google Play Store, but is not yet available for…

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PlayStation Showcase 2023 ran over 70 minutes and showcased new announcements, such as the revival of Marathon by Bungie, gameplay footage of Marvel's Spider-Man 2, and hardware reveals like the handheld remote play device called Project Q. News 

PlayStation Showcase all the major announcements: Spider-Man 2 game, new handheld and more

Sony’s PlayStation Showcase, which took place after a period of nearly 600 days, has finally come to an end, lasting over an hour and ten minutes – with new announcements, the revival of Bungie’s Marathon, the progress of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, and even hardware announcements. including a new handheld remote playback device called Project Q and a new wireless PlayStation headset for PS5 and PC. Here are the key announcements from PlayStation Showcase 2023: Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 game We finally got our first look at Insomniac Games’ Marvel’s Spider-Man 2,…

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The game is set to launch in fall 2023, and the gameplay reveal offers a glimpse into the thrilling features awaiting players News 

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 gameplay revealed

The long-awaited gameplay footage of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 has finally been revealed, introducing the next exciting chapter in the beloved Spider-Man franchise. This gameplay was revealed at Sony’s summer event. The company’s PlayStation Showcase delivered an action-packed hour filled with exciting announcements, unexpected surprises and intriguing trailers, The Verge reported. First Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 gameplay revealed. Swing to PS Blog for full details:— PlayStation (@PlayStation) May 24, 2023 Spider-Man 2, which is scheduled for release in the fall of 2023, and the gameplay offers a glimpse of the exciting…

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The highly anticipated PlayStation Showcase 2023 is just hours away. Check how to watch it, what to expect, and find out the live timing for viewers in India. News 

PlayStation Showcase 2023 Live Stream: Reveals to Expect, How to Watch Live in India & More

Sony is expected to reveal a lot of upcoming first- and third-party titles during the upcoming PlayStation Showcase — hopefully full of new IPs, sequels to critically acclaimed titles like Ghost of Tsushima, new PSVR 2 games, and maybe even a remake of the Metal Gear Solid title. Sony Showcases tend to have a lot of new announcements and run much longer compared to Sony State of Play events. This time, the event is expected to exceed the hour mark and will be live on various platforms including YouTube and…

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Swedish games group Embracer on Wednesday said a large planned strategic partnership had fallen through unexpectedly and that it had lowered its profit guidance, sending shares into a tailspin. News 

Tomb Raider Games Firm Embracer Falls After Partnership Talks Collapse

Swedish gaming group Embracer said on Wednesday that a major planned strategic partnership had unexpectedly failed and that it had lowered its earnings guidance, sending shares into a tailspin. The developer, which last year bought several development studios and the intellectual property rights to several games, including the new Tomb Raider game, said the deal would have “set a new benchmark for the games industry”. “Late last night, we were informed that one major strategic partnership that has been negotiated for seven months will not materialize,” the statement said. The…

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With an initial file size of approximately 735 MB, players can now enjoy the immersive gaming experience offered by BGMI on their Android devices News 

BGMI now available for download from the Google Play Store: Install like this

Good news for the Indian mobile gaming community, Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI), the highly popular battle royale mobile game in the country, is now available for download on the Google Play Store. Currently, the game is exclusively available for Android users, while iOS users have to wait for its release. With an original file size of around 735 MB, players can now enjoy the immersive gaming experience offered by BGMI on their Android devices. As the game is now listed on Play Store, Android users can download BGMI on their…

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Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of Rockstar, may have disclosed the launch timeframe for the highly anticipated next installment in the monumental Grand Theft Auto franchise, GTA 6. The game could potentially launch as early as next year. News 

Take-Two Hints GTA 6 Could Release in 2024; Projecting $8 billion in revenue

Take-Two Interactive, Rockstar’s parent company, may have revealed the release schedule for GTA 6, the highly anticipated next installment in the Grand Theft Auto franchise. The game may be released as early as next year. This revelation comes hot on the heels of Take-Two’s annual earnings report press release. In the report, the company has predicted its earnings for the coming fiscal year 2025 (April 2024). As noted by IGN, Take-Two’s press release states that the company is ushering in “a new era by launching several ground-breaking titles that we…

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Dell has launched new Alienware gaming laptops in India—the Alienware m16 and the Alienware x14 R2. These laptops are powered by 13th Gen Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs. News 

Dell Launches Alienware m16, x14 R2 Gaming Laptops in India: Price, Specifications and All Details

Dell has launched new Alienware gaming laptops in India – Alienware m16 and Alienware x14 R2. These laptops are powered by 13th Gen Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs – and feature Alienware’s Legend 3 design and Alienware Cryo-tech for improved thermals and durable performance under load. Alienware m16: Specifications and features The Alienware m16 can be configured with up to a 13th Gen Intel Core i9 13900HX CPU and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 GPU, and users can get up to 9TB of storage. To enhance…

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The new games added to the Arcade catalogue are not available on any other platform according to the company. News 

Apple introduces new games to Arcade: the full list

Apple has released 20 new games to its game subscription service Apple Arcade, which offers unlimited access to more than 200 fun games. The new Arcade games added by Apple are: WHAT CAR? TMNT Splintered Fate Disney SpellStruck Cityscapes: Sim Builder Apple claims that all these games are only available on Apple Arcade. The extension also adds popular games from the App Store to the service, including Temple Run+, Playdead’s LIMBO+, PPKP+ and more. “Today’s release strengthens our award-winning lineup with 20 new games that people love to play and…

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said the GST Council is deliberating on taxation policy for online gaming and exuded confidence that the sector will attract investment once it is finalised. News 

Online gaming to attract investment after tax policy is finalised: Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said the GST Council will discuss the taxation policy for online gaming and expressed confidence that the sector will attract investment once finalized. He was responding to a question from Korean gaming company Krafton about which games India plans to attract foreign investment in gaming companies. The Minister said that the GST Council will hold ministerial-level discussions on various aspects of online gaming, including taxation and regulation. The Goods and Services Tax Council is chaired by Sitharaman and consists of state finance ministers. “When…

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Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings said on Monday its selfdeveloped video transcoding chip Canghai has entered mass production and is currently supporting services from cloud gaming to video live streaming. News 

Tencent says its self-developed video transcoding chip will go into mass production

Chinese technology giant Tencent Holdings said on Monday that its self-developed video transcoding chip Canghai has entered mass production and currently supports services from cloud gaming to video streaming. The Shenzhen-based company, best known for its popular messaging platform WeChat, said in a post online that tens of thousands of its Canghai chips announced in 2021 have served customers from cloud gaming to streaming. The Canghai chip “focuses on solving the impossible triangle of high image quality, low latency and low video encoding and decoding costs,” the company said in…

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With Limiteds, creators can specify the quantity of their creations giving them control over their scarcity. News 

Roblox introduces limited content for creators to make and sell limited avatar gear

Gaming platform Roblox has announced “Limiteds” to its user-generated content (UGC) program to allow creators to sell digital items that are only available in limited quantities. Limiteds allows creators to set the number of their creations, allowing them to control their scarcity. Limited products can also be resold, according to a post on the developer forums. In addition to what creators currently earn from creation and sales, the company said creators will also benefit from a 10 percent initial creator fee each time a product is resold. Additionally, the company…

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