Gaming

Amazon and Flipkart returned with fresh sales this week as the festive season gets underway. While Flipkart Big Diwali Sale kicked off Saturday, Amazon Big Billion Days: Celebration Special started earlier today. In other news, OnePlus 7T Pro and OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition made their debut at an event in London. Also, Xiaomi launched
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Gaming company Blizzard Entertainment said Friday China had nothing to do with its decision to punish an e-sports champion who voiced support for Hong Kong protestors, but eased the controversial sentence. After a week of backlash from players, employees, and US politicians, the California-based unit of Activision said Ng Wai Chung will be given the
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It surprised no one, but Sony’s official announcement of the PlayStation 5 has extended the millennial video game console war for another generation, and it could be the last. Speaking exclusively with Wired magazine, Sony confirmed the PlayStation 5 will be released before the holidays in 2020, and will support ray-tracing technology – a Hollywood-level,
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Apple has started selling Microsoft’s Xbox Wireless Controller in its online stores, after adding support for the gamepad in the latest software updates for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and the Mac. The controller, spotted by MacRumors on Wednesday, costs $59.95 (roughly Rs. 4,300). It is now available on Apple’s website. As of now, Sony’s DualShock
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An anti-Semitic attack that killed at least two people in the German city of Halle Wednesday was streamed live for 35 minutes, and eventually seen by some 2,200 people, the online platform Twitch said. “The account owner streamed this horrific act live on Twitch for 35 minutes, during which time it was viewed by approximately
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The mobile version of video game franchise Call of Duty racked up 100 million downloads in its first week, industry site Sensor Tower said on Tuesday, dwarfing the debuts of previous smashes including Fortnite and PUBG Mobile. PUBG Mobile, Fortnite, and Electronic Arts’ Apex Legends scored 26.3 million, 22.5 million and 25 million respectively in
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Sony Interactive Entertainment has removed Facebook integration from the PlayStation 4, which means that one can not share screenshots and trophies with Facebook friends from a console now. “PlayStation 4’s share features will remain the same, except Facebook will no longer be offered as a destination to share screenshots, videos, music, or links to gameplay
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Samsung Galaxy Fold, the first foldable smartphone from the South Korean electronics giant, was launched in India this week. The Galaxy Fold also went up for pre-bookings in the country. Samsung also launched the Galaxy A20s budget smartphone in India, while Xiaomi began teasing the launch date and other details about the Redmi 8. Activision
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Tencent Holdings’ Call of Duty: Mobile has attracted 20 million gamers within the first two days of its worldwide debut, a big boost for the company’s ambition of adapting top-tier titles with global name recognition for smartphones. Based on Activision Blizzard’s marquee PC and console franchise, Call of Duty: Mobile generated a quick $2 million (roughly
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Nintendo launched Mario Kart Tour for Android and iOS last week and already, the game has seen over 90 million unique downloads the world over – according to an apps analytics firm. This makes it Nintendo’s most downloaded mobile game yet for the first week, topping Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp’s 14.3 million downloads in the
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PUBG Mobile has announced an interesting crossover collaboration, and has added characters from AMC’s popular show, The Walking Dead, into the mobile game. The game maker claims that some of the characters from the hit TV-series will be available to play with, starting today. PUBG Mobile will also offer some limited edition in-game items like
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Apple supplier TSMC has counter-sued smaller contract chipmaking rival GlobalFoundries in the United States, Germany and Singapore, alleging the US firm has infringed 25 of its patents. In the lawsuits filed on Monday, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) asked for injunctions to stop GlobalFoundries’ manufacture and sale of chips that allegedly infringe on the patents, the Taiwanese company said in
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China’s Tencent Holding has agreed to buy a 29 percent stake in Oslo-listed computer games developer Funcom, becoming the biggest shareholder, Funcom said on Monday. Tencent, itself a major distributor of online games, bought the shares from KGJ Capital AS at a 21.8 percent premium over Friday’s closing price, valuing Funcom at NOK 1.22 billion ($134.33 million). Based in
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