Amazon was roped in as the exclusive partner for sale of EA’s FIFA 16 in India. However, some recent developments have disappointed gamers. To start with, people who had pre-ordered this game received an email on Tuesday stating that the game will only come on or after September 30.
The delay is not the only problem here. Rumor also has it that the game would be available to offline retailers in the gray markets in cities like Chennai, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Delhi.
A source close to Amazon told NDTV that the orders were placed only five days back. The source also said that the company probably wanted to see how many pre-orders they get because they confirm to EA.
With everything taken into account, it is quite upsetting to see how the e-commerce giant is handling the release of one of the most anticipated games of 2015.
FIFA 16 would be available on Amazon India at a price of Rs. 3,999. However, it would be available everywhere else at a cheaper price. While this is good news for many gamers, this has irked all those fans who pre-ordered the game.
There is no news from Amazon yet on their plans for launch of the game in India.… Read the rest
Mad Catz has made two major announcements recently–that they will now be shipping the Rat Pro X and they have released the Rat Pro S. These are adjustable gaming mice that resemble the Transformers and also double up as accessories. You can also customize the Pro X with more features than the preceding versions.
What’s New With Pro X?
With the Pro X, you get hands on a huge number of modular parts that allow you to choose between laser and optical sensors. These sensors come with in-built memory that let you to store up to nine profiles.
The Details And Pricing
The Pro X offers a rest area for your pinkie, apart from a swappable thumb design. There is also an adjustable pivoting palm rest and a number of different materials and textures for its feet. Mad Catz have also stated that the mouse is future proof.
Coming to the Pro S, buyers can get a cheaper mouse but without modular capabilities. At the same time, the Pro S retains some essential features from Pro X. Users can get a 5,000 DPI optical sensor and support for up to three profiles. The Rat Pro X will cost $200, while the Rat Pro S is priced at $70.
The Indian audience will have to wait for these devices before they make their way into India.… Read the rest
According to reports confirmed by Gadgets 360, Sony is expected to cut the price of their PlayStation 4 for India. Expected to happen sometime in the middle of October, the price drop is expected to be at around Rs. 5,000. At present, the 500GB variant of PS4 stands at Rs. 39,990. If the price slash applies, the new price will stand at Rs. 34,990.
What Sony Is Planning?
Now before you get so excited, do note that Playstation will soon launch a new 1 TB variant in India as well as see limited supply on its 500 GB variant. The new 1TB model will come with a price tag Rs. 39,990. Sony will offer a bundle of games on the 1TB PS4. PS4 has been seeing heavy sales ever since its release in January last year but Sony seems to be working on newer and heftier versions.
Upgrade To The 1 TB Model
For shoppers looking to pocket the PS 4 500 GB version, you can easily add a laptop drive of 2 TB by throwing in about Rs. 8000. Therefore, for so little, you can actually upgrade to a 2 TB model without much ado.… Read the rest
If one of your first introductions to video games was Mario Super Bros, it’s time to celebrate. Nintendo’s classic game with a plumber in blue overalls turned 30 this weekend and it’s a great time to go back to the game. To help you celebrate, Nintendo has launched a new title called “Super Mario Maker”. Infused with ample nostalgia, this game also allows players to design and share different levels.
The levels in this game are reminiscent of Mario Bros as it appeared in the 80s and 90s. So you get the fun knocking sounds, repetitive levels that are so easy to scrape through and finding magical hidden treasures. It was a simple game that didn’t need an instruction booklet. Instead, it challenged players to find hidden tricks and cheats on their own.
An eventful celebration
Nintendo also organized an event where several artists dressed up as the hyperactive plumber while the theme music was played for fans. Mario’s creator Shigeru Miyamoto was also present during the event felt quite emotional while singing the birthday song with the audiences.
Fans Stay Glued
Fans of the game, most of whom grew up with the game, are ga-ga about the game till today. Most of them associate the game with many childhood memories and their introduction to video games. Some even dedicate their glasses at an early age to the game. Many fans have taken to the social media to say that Super Mario was their hero. For some, it was their way of exploring something new.
Super Mario was introduced as a console game way back in September 13, 1985. Ever since, it has undergone several technological developments from time to time. Though all Super Mario series have received love of the fans, the adventure of plucky plumber to rescue Princess Peach got maximum affection as it sold over 310 million units. … Read the rest
The Pokemon Company has announced that Pokemon GO will be available for iOS and Android from 2016. Nintendo Co., The Pokemon Co. and Niantic announced that they will be launching the augmented reality-based game for smartphones. The Pokemon Company is the brand behind licensing and marketing of all Pokemon gaming franchise. Software development firm Niantic is best known for Ingress.
Pokemon GO was initially launched for the Nintendo 3DS but there were complaints about poor interface and low speeds. It is an augmented reality game where players have to locate and fight out Pokemon in the real world. Pokemon Company
All About Pokemon GO
Niantic Labs is a Google spin-off company that offers real-time locations for games. This way, players can engage in the game. Like most mobile-based games, Pokemon GO will have a free-to-play version, while being equipped with a vast array of in-app purchases.
Nintendo is also expected to release a special device that will be paired with smartphones via Bluetooth to add to the real-life feel of Pokemon GO. Called Pokémon GO Plus, the device will notify people about other virtual Pokémons if they are closeby. This will work like a smartwatch and users can catch a Pokémon easily with this device.
Capcom has announced that they will be launching the Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen game on PC from January 15, 2016. Along with the obvious option to play with a mouse and keyboard, it will also work with Xbox One and Xbox 360 controllers.
Few gamers know that Capcom, known for the Resident Evil and Street Fighter franchises, had introduced Dragon’s Dogma in 2012. Introduced for the Xbox 360 and PS3, it is a role-playing game for the open world and deals with slick combat as well as shrewd usage of AI companions termed as pawns to help players take on an epic adventure.
This game was re-released a year later with fresh updates and launched with the name Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen. This game had the original plot along with a completely new quest and region called “Bitterblack Isle”. It also contained the original DLC content along with additional monsters, skill upgrades, armor and weapons.
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen will come with full Stream support, along with achievements and high resolution graphics. It will be available for purchase at $ 29.99 globally on digital PC platforms and retail outlets across Europe, a company press release said.
Although the company is yet to announce a distributor for India, sources suggest that there would be one by the end of this year. Currently, Europe’s only-PC games physical editions like Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Final Fantasy XIII have made to India. So we can expect Dragon Dogma: Dark Arisen for PC to release in India as well. … Read the rest
Starcraft has enjoyed an unputdownable popularity among gamers and its availability on the browser is welcoming news. Ryuta “gloomyson”, a GitHub user, has successfully uploaded Starcraft’s original version on the browser, which means the game can now be played from any device and at any time.
Though this is a great news for gamers, it might not last too long as they have used the original game assets without Blizzard’s permission, reported The Next Web.
Playing Starcraft is easy now
Playing the game on your browser is simple as you do not need to free a lot of space on your device to install the game. All you need is a strong internet connection and updated graphics to enjoy the animations.
To enjoy the game, one needs updated hardware. The game is currently in demo mode but could be pulled down soon.
At the same time, cheat codes meant for the original game can be used on the browser as well, which means more fun for gamers.
However, there is still a doubt regarding the availability of the game on browser as Blizzard may lodge a legal case against Ryuta for using their assets illegally. … Read the rest
Some games can cause a stir but only end up falling flat when handled on PC. Batman: Arkham Knight is one such game that was a pleasure to get hands on but the basic interface issues and graphics resembling an early generation PS3 feature, makes it a dissappointment for PC users. What was worse was right as gamers got their system notched up higher, Steam made the game unavailable for sale. As if the issues such as that Batman fails to unlock on Steam earlier was not demoralising enough!
Better News Revealed
While the bad news has poured in, Kotaku reveals that game players who have selected to receive the beta updates for Steam can actually lay hands on Arkham Knight and even play it seamlessly. Few gamers say on forums that post this update, the frames reached past 60/second with 1080p resolution. In fact, the issues over viewing angles and interface too straightened up post this update.
The Single Patch
While this is just because of a single patch, we will have to wait and see if this is finalised for being permanently placed later. With new saucy games set to strike us this year, we guess the Arkham Knight maker needs to hurry up if at all it wants to appease Batman fans.… Read the rest
Tim Browne, the much acclaimed game designer of Ubisoft Annecy has quit his job to take over as director of game studio design at Candy Crush Saga Studio in Sweden. The former company is based in France while Browne will now join his office at Stockholm. The news has been official since Browne announced the same on his Twitter account. Candy Crush Saga is one of the leading revenue rakers for the Stockholm Company.
Tweet From The Man Himself
Browne even expressed satisfaction with his new office by a tweet that read- “First day completed as Game Studio Design Director for @King Games in Stockholm. Everyone super welcoming and a very cool office:D” on 31 August.
He had been with Ubisoft for about four years and has been famous for designing games such as Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Earlier, he had been associated with Codemasters as a senior game designer and later main game designer for half a decade. Even before this stint, the much loved designer was part of UK based studio Eurocom.… Read the rest
Razer launched its third gen Wildcat controller at Pax Prime, the widely acclaimed gaming festival. You could get hands on the device this October. The controller is compatible with the Xbox One that belongs to the tournament grade genre besides being equipped with multi-functional buttons.
Razer To Create Ripples
Razer is targeting great market viability with its Wildcat given that the latter is user friendly and comes with enhanced responsiveness. Moreover, the Razer product is easily lighter than most such consoles in the market. The ergonomic design is the USP of this controller.
The official line from the maker states that the device has been made after a number of prototypes were tested. Min-Liang Tan, co-founder and the CEO of Razer says, “The lightest tournament-grade controller in its class with additional re-mappable buttons gives gamers an incredible edge.” The top specifications of the Razer console controller are as follows-
· High carbon steel analogue stick removable aluminium triggers
· Palm grips
· Stick grip caps
· 3.5 mm audio port Additional carrying case
Razer also announced the price for Wildcat to be around $150.… Read the rest