EA’s FIFA 16 Launch Delay in India Agitates Gamers

FIFA 16 Amazon IndiaAmazon 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

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Air Sweeper Update On Clash Of Clans Sweeps Gamers With Anti-Air Defence And Bug Fixes

The anticipated update for Clash of Clans has finally been rolled out yesterday. The game had been much missed ever since its maker, Supercell went in on a maintenance hiatus. Good news is that the game is back on gear and all the error causing bugs have been duly wiped away too.

Air Sweeper Update On Clash Of Clans Sweeps Gamers With Anti-Air Defence And Bug FixesBesides the big fixes, gamers will now find joy with the newly added Air Sweeper, a revamped anti-air defence system. So in case you are attacked by enemies in flight, you can use the tool to simply sweep them back. However, this signals lesser pace for air raids or attacks. Once you reach Town Hall 6, the new tool can be accessed.

What is more exciting post-update is the feature allowing gamers to mark any clan to catch up later. Bookmarking up to 30 such clans is now possible thanks to the update.

Also, you can check an army preview before there is any clan attack. The clan chat and defence range too is up for a revamp with the update. Let’s not forget the vital changes that ‘Matchmaking’ will see in the game. Though the game is not available right now, it will be back to action very soon. 

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Get Ready for a Smaller Version of the Sony PlayStation 3 or PS 3

A smaller version of PlayStation 3 video game console is in the making, announced Sony at the start of the Tokyo Game Show in Japan, which the firm hopes to launch by the fall this season.

Sony PlayStation 3, famously known as PS 3 has been a hit ever since its first launch in 2005. Now Sony is in plans to launch the smaller version of PS 3 in three models, one with a 12GB flash memory drive, another with 250GB hard disk drive, and a third model with a 500GB hard disk.

Sony is designing this latest version with 25 percent less weight and 20 percent small volume of its predecessors that had 60GB hard disk drive. Designed in a curved style, the new PlayStation 3 will have a sliding disk cover.

The smaller console from Sony will go in sale in North America this fall. The 500GB version will hit the shelves Oct. 30 for a price of $299. The 250GB console will be launched earlier on Sept. 25 for $249, or for $269 in a special bundle.

Sony will unveil the flash memory version only in the European market and Hong Kong for a price of 229 euros on Oct. 12.

In Europe, the 500GB version will cost 200 euros and will be in the market on Sept. 28. In Japan, the 500GB version will be on the shelves on Oct. 4 for 29,800 yen and the 250GB for 24,900 yen.

Predecessors of this smaller version were made with hard disks of 160GB and 320GB.

The latest in the series PS 3, made with a 12GB flash memory device is thought to be an entry-level console, which even novice gamers can indulge in at lower prices.

Sony will also offer users a choice to increase the memory over time by fixing a 250GB hard disk drive, which will be out as an accessory for 89.99 euros, starting Oct. 12 in Europe. This latest and smaller PS 3 console will weigh about 4.7 pounds.

Sony also informs users about more than 3,300 Blu-ray PS 3 games available and another 4,100 downloadable games.

Offering gamers a fun playtime since last seven-years, Sony is now giving the same fun in a choice of classic white color. This version will be out in Japan, starting November.

Sony also plans to sell a vertical stand, which users can use to prop the machine up vertically. This stand will hit the shelves for $14.99 in North America, 14.99 euros in Europe, and 1,800 yen in Japan.

This fall seems to be the hope for Sony, who will penetrate more into the gaming market with lot of new and latest consoles. Time seems to be great for all gaming fans as Nintendo Wii U is also scheduled to hit the US market this November.… Read the rest

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Guild Wars 2 Hopes to Evolve MMO Games Business!

Fans of multiplayer online hit Guild Wars have some good news. The developers have now upgraded the game to Guild Wars 2, which is made with several noteworthy changes to game play that makes the sequel handy to the average video gamer.

The massively multiplayer online (MMO) game has evolved, offering gamers a breath of fresh air.

The unique approach to the game includes the developers’ decision to keep Guild Wars free-to-play that means that gamers won’t have to pay any monthly subscription fees now, which sounds fun.

Users can simply buy Guild Wars 2 with a starting price of $59.99, which depends on the version they want. But, what’s good is that there will be no regular bill, just micro-transactions in the game that players can use to enhance their characters.

Free-to-play service grows as the subscriptions of a game go down. With this decision, the developers seek to aim new customers, who find monthly bills a barrier to enter gaming market.

However, there are also other creative changes made to this follow-up version.

Designers of the game appear to have worked to get back the magic of MMO, which seem to have got lost among players.

Designed to get together players from all over the world, this updated version of the game pulls people as one.

Chris Whiteside, Lead Producer, Guild Wars 2 said that the team behind the game really wanted all players from different parts of the world to get together and interact with each other rather than competing for the same objectives related to specific areas of the game.

“It’s designed to be dynamically accessible,” he said. “So if someone turns up, it doesn’t negatively affect the experience, like how the enemies will behave.”

Guild Wars 2 also hopes to offer players an opportunity to work together. It wants to persuade people to come together and experience the world.

In a move to encourage a community, designers made the Guild Wars 2 world a persistent one. The game continues to change even when players leave the game. And to add more fun, actions that players take can alter the in-game world for the entire community, which can change their in-game experience altogether.

For example, if a player’s characters release or detain a village from the opposition, it will influence the political situation for every other player who may walk through that area.

The team has also put special emphasis to its beta weekends. It even invited players to take a look at the game during a particular stage of development. They also read the message boards and other community input from fans. The first version of Guild Wars sold 7 million units, which was ahead of the alpha and beta tests of the game.

The team of Guild Wars 2 said that around 50 to 60 percent of players did understand the changes team made when they saw the first beta weekend, whereas 40 percent seemed completely lost.

So the team reached out to people directly, and based on feedback, made the changes before it came out with a successful second beta weekend.

The game is expected to be a hit among gamers.

Whitman said, “We can’t wait to see the players, enjoy the world with them and see the whole world come to life.”

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