Ubisoft accidentally showed ads in Assassin's Creed Odyssey while gamers were playing, and users are upset despite the company's statement. Gaming 

Ubisoft’s Advertising Blunder: What Happened After Ads Appeared in Assassin’s Creed?

Ubisoft has been making Assassin’s Creed games for over a decade, and while the series has had its ups and downs, it’s developed a cult following for its mysterious gameplay and historical settings. However, fans were recently frustrated when Ubisoft accidentally showed in-game ads in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, its 2018 flagship action RPG. This affected the gaming experience, and many users reported that these ads appeared in the middle of in-game “pop-ups”. Since then, Ubisoft has acknowledged this bug and dismissed it as a “technical issue”. “We have learned that…

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Gaming as a career is on the rise, going mainstream. HP study finds nearly half of Indian gamers now view it as a viable income source. Gaming 

Parents Rejoice: Indian Gamers Making 6-12 LPA, Study Finds!

As games and eSports begin to impact the economy of content creators more than ever before, gaming careers are becoming more mainstream and diverging from the niche market that existed just a few years ago. Amidst this shift, a recent survey by HP has revealed that nearly half of Indian gamers are seriously considering gaming as a source of income. Based on the answers, they earn between Rs 6,000 and Rs 12,000. This study involved 3500 participants including 500 parents from 15 tier 1 cities and 15 tier 2 cities…

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Sony is remastering The Last of Us Part 2. It will be available exclusively for the PS5 system and will be released on January 19, 2024. Gaming 

The Last of Us Part 2: Remastered for PS5 – Out January 19, 2024!

The Last of Us Part 2 was released for the PlayStation 4 system in 2020. The game is currently only a little over three years old, but it is already receiving a remastered final version for the PlayStation 5 — The Last of Us Part. II Remastered. This version is available exclusively for the PS5 system and will be released on the 19th. January 2024. Naughty Dog, developer of the critically acclaimed series, states that the remastered version of the game will include technical improvements, new modes and new “behind…

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It's not the Vita successor we were looking for. Gaming 

Unraveling the Mystery of the PlayStation Portal: Engadget Podcast Investigates!

Sony’s upcoming gaming device, the PlayStation Portal, is an unusual gadget that has limited functionality. Priced at $200, it can only stream games from the PlayStation 5 and lacks essential features such as Bluetooth audio support. In a discussion with CNET’s Scott Stein, Cherlynn and Devindra express their confusion and disappointment with the Portal. While it does perform well in streaming games from the PS5, its high cost and cumbersome design make it suitable only for dedicated PS5 enthusiasts, who may still want to wait for a discounted price. Listen…

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The Game Awards 2023 nominees across different categories are finally out, with Remedy's Alan Wake 2, and Larian's Baldur's Gate 3 receiving most nominations. Gaming 

2023 Game Awards: Spider-Man 2 and Alan Wake 2 Nominated for ‘Game of the Year’ – Who Will Take Home the Prize?

We finally know the nominees for The Game Awards, which will take place on December 7, 2023. If you’re not familiar with these awards, they’re like the Grammys or Oscars, but for video games. Simply put, the Game Awards is a big annual event that celebrates games, culminating in the coveted Game of the Year announcement. This year, Larian’s Baldur’s Gate 3 and Remedy’s Alan Wake 2 have received the most nominations in different categories. Baldur’s Gate 3 and Alan Wake 2 are nominated for Game of the Year alongside…

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Netflix has announced that titles such as Hades, Death's Door, and more will be making their debut on the streaming giant. Here are the details. Gaming 

“Console” Games Now Available on Netflix – Get Ready to Play!

Streaming giant Netflix has been allowing its subscribers to play games on the platform for some time along with subscriptions for iOS and Android users, and over the years the streaming giant has become more and more serious about gaming – now offering around 90 games. The company recently announced that Hades, named Game of the Year for 2020 by several publications, will make its debut on the service. Notably, this is the first time Hades is available on mobile devices. However, the game is currently only available to iOS…

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Here are five games from different genres and platforms that you should check out before the year is over. Gaming 

2023’s Countdown Begins: 5 Games You Can’t Miss!

As 2023 draws to a close and awards season approaches, it’s time to reflect on the video games released this year. Not only have we seen critically acclaimed cross-platform games like Alan Wake 2, but exclusives like Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom have really shown what their platforms are capable of. . It’s safe to say that 2023 has been a great year for gaming, as the best games have appeared on all platforms. Both first- and third-party games for PlayStation, Xbox/PC and…

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Rockstar Games, the developer behind GTA, has announced that the trailer for GTA 6 is set to release next month, in December. Here's what we know so far. Gaming 

GTA 6: Rockstar Games Rocks the World with Official Confirmation and December Trailer!

Rockstar Games, the developer of the highly successful Grand Theft Auto series, has confirmed that the trailer for the next game in the series, which could be called GTA 6, will be released next month in December. This trailer is released to coincide with the 25th anniversary of Rockstar Games, owned by Take-Two Interactive. “We are very excited to announce that in early December we will release the first trailer for the next Grand Theft Auto. We look forward to many more years of sharing these experiences with you all,”…

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It’s also one of this year’s best games. Gaming 

Apple Arcade’s ‘Japanese Rural Life Adventure’ is a Captivating Tale of Renewal

I have contracted COVID-19 for the third time in less than two years, and each time I have found solace in gaming. Back in 2009, while battling swine flu, I immersed myself in Assassin’s Creed II. During my first bout with COVID, I delved into Red Dead Redemption 2 and discovered a narrative centered around illness and the fragility of human life. Now, amidst a year filled with highly anticipated game releases, such as Starfield and Spider-Man 2, I find myself snuggled under the covers with a lesser-known Apple Arcade…

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Demand for games in India was robust with 15.4 billion gaming downloads in FY23, marking India as one of the largest gaming markets in the world. Gaming 

Report Predicts Indian Gaming Industry Will Reach $7.5 Billion By FY28

India’s gaming market is likely to hit the $7.5 billion valuation mark by FY28 — a CAGR of 20 percent — driven by rising in-app purchases and advertising revenue in casual and mid-core games, a new report said on Thursday. The revenue of the Indian gaming industry was $3.1 billion in FY23. Demand for games in India was strong with 15.4 billion game downloads in FY23, marking India as one of the world’s largest gaming markets, according to the State of India Gaming report by gaming and interactive media fund…

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Thus far, 2023 has proven to be a great year for gamers, offering quality games on all fronts, whether it's PlayStation, Xbox, or the Switch. Here, let's take a look at some of the best games you need to play this year. Gaming 

5 Exciting Action-Adventure Games to Try Out in 2021

The video games launched this year have received high ratings, making 2023 a fantastic year for gamers. First-party games for PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo have been impressive, but third-party games have also been well received. This list includes five action-adventure games – both old and new – that you should consider playing this year. Notably, the games listed here are in no particular order and include games from most platforms. Starfield – PC, Xbox Series X/S Starfield was arguably the most anticipated Xbox game of the last decade, and it’s…

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The scam tricked viewers into clicking a link and sharing their Steam account login details without realising it. Gaming 

Twitch Bans Fake Rockstar Channel Promising Access to GTA 6

The popular US-based streaming platform Twitch recently banned a fake channel called NewsRockstar because the channel was mimicking the popular video game company Rockstar Games and sharing questionable links. According to reports, this fake channel was banned for pretending to be Rockstar Games and sharing phishing links in an attempt to trick viewers by promising a beta version of Grand Theft Auto or GTA 6. The fake account also garnered 20,000 viewers. This fake stream was “GTA6 OUT NOW! [BETA] – Early Access Beta Test – Twitch and Steam Exclusive”.…

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Counter-Strike 2 doesn't support macOS, and Valve has explained why, citing several reasons. Here are all the details about Valve's latest Counter-Strike game. Gaming 

Valve Explains Lack of macOS Support for Counter-Strike 2: Here’s the Reason

Last month we finally saw the much-anticipated release of Counter-Strike 2, but one major thing that was different – aside from all the updates the game brings to CS:GO – is that it’s not supported on macOS. . So last month, when players installed Counter-Strike 2 or updated the CS:GO app on macOS, they found that the new Counter-Strike 2 was no longer playable. Valve has since confirmed that Counter-Strike only supports 64-bit Windows and Linux, and that it doesn’t make sense for the company to support the game on…

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We are literally so back. Gaming 

Assassin’s Creed Mirage: A Nostalgic Welcome Back to an Old Friend

Please be aware that this article includes minor spoilers for Assassin’s Creed Mirage. The deeper I got into Assassin’s Creed Mirage, the more warm nostalgia overwhelmed me. It felt like a nice hug from an old friend. A comforting, bloody embrace. The latest release in Ubisoft’s long-running open-world adventure series takes the series back to its roots. Mirage mostly abandons the RPG approach that Ubisoft took in the last three main games: Assassin’s Creed Origins, Odyssey, and Valhalla. I’d only played the latter and it just didn’t click for me,…

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Sony's PS5 console is currently on sale for a reduced price of Rs 44,990 on both Amazon and Flipkart during the ongoing festive sales. However, there's a way to purchase it at an even lower cost. Here's how the deal works. Gaming 

Sony PS5 On Sale For Less Than Rs 45,000 During Amazon and Flipkart Festive Deals

The PlayStation 5 disc version is now available at an all-time low of Rs 44,990 during the Amazon Great Indian Festival and Flipkart Big Billion Sale. So, if you are thinking of buying one, now may be the ideal time to do so. First, as part of the Amazon India deal, users can buy the PS5 console for Rs 44,990 without offers, but if you combine the SBI card discount, you can buy Sony’s latest console at an effective price of Rs 41,999. On Flipkart, you can use the ICICI…

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Plans for an Xbox Series X console without a disc drive have been found in the documentary evidence from Microsoft's recent legal battle with the FTC. Here's what we know. Gaming 

Leaked Details of Microsoft’s Disc-Free Xbox Series X and New Controller Revealed

It’s been almost three years since the release of the Xbox Series X/S consoles, and as we slowly approach the console’s mid-life, new plans have surfaced in the release for an alleged disc drive-less Xbox Series X console. documentary evidence from Microsoft’s recent legal battle with the FTC. As spotted by The Verge, the new console looks like a cylindrical version of the currently-outgoing Xbox Series X, but without a disc drive—which is essentially a digital version of the Xbox Series X—and 2TB of storage instead of 1TB, but the…

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Bethesda has acknowledged some of the widely reported shortcomings of Starfield and has stated that the publisher is working on bringing highly-requested features in the near future. Gaming 

Starfield To Get Popular NVIDIA DLSS, Brightness Slider Enhancements Soon

Xbox and Bethesda launched their space exploration RPG Starfield earlier this month. The game received mostly positive reviews, but some publications and gamers criticized its lack of key features such as brightness and contrast sliders, DLSS support for PC, and HDR calibration. The developers have since acknowledged these flaws and announced that they will be added to the game in future updates. “Initially, our priority is to ensure that any major blocking bugs or stability issues are fixed, and we’ll add quality-of-life features that many have requested,” Bethesda said. So…

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The next-gen console is expected to arrive in 2024. Gaming 

Nintendo Expected to Demonstrate Switch 2’s Ray-Tracing and DLSS Features to Developers

Despite its age, the Nintendo Switch still has a promising lineup of games scheduled for release until 2024, such as Super Mario Bros. Wonder, Detective Pikachu Returns, and potentially Metroid Prime 4. However, acknowledging the console’s aging status, Nintendo is preparing for the future by showcasing tech demos of its next-generation system to developers during a private event at Gamescom last month. One of the Switch 2 demos was an enhanced version of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. That’s according to Eurogamer , who note that this…

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In this interview with Danny Tang, CFO and co-founder of VSPO, we discuss the new 'creator economy,' where she sees esports in a decade and the potential role of STEM degrees in the overarching narrative. Gaming 

VSPO CFO Danny Tang Highlights Generative AI’s Role in Streamlining Gaming Access

As investments in eSports and gaming increase, especially in countries like Saudi Arabia, the industry as a whole is changing how things work. In addition to seeing the “creative economy” shaping a new story for the world, we are also witnessing women taking leadership roles, artificial intelligence being used to develop games, and the foundation for the “next sport” of esports. One such player serving esports creators and organizing esports tournaments is VSPO. The Saudi Arabian government has reportedly bought a $265 million stake in the Tencent-backed company. During the…

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We spoke to Jamie Ottilie, CEO of Telltale Games, about the anticipated release of The Wolf Among Us 2, the challenges and differences in game development between Unreal Engine 5 and Unreal Engine 4, and the burning question surrounding subscription models like Xbox GamePass and Sony's PS Plus. Gaming 

Telltale CEO Jamie Ottilie Declares Premium Mobile Games Unprofitable

Over the years, story-driven episodic games like The Walking Dead series, “The Wolf Among Us” and even names like the “Life is Strange series” have grown in popularity. This rise is due to their unique approach to storytelling and character development – offering a fresh style of play tailored to players looking for an experience where their choices have a significant impact on the overarching story. Recently, at the Next World Forum organized by the Saudi Esports Federation, Shaurya Sharma of ReturnByte Tech spoke with Jamie Ottilie, CEO of game…

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