Gaming

Chinese gaming company acquires Kurosawa’s untouched works

Chinese gaming company acquires Kurosawa’s untouched works

Gaming
Looks like the untouched screenplays of Japanese film legend Akira Kurosawa could finally be making their way to the big screen. At a press event at the Cannes Film Festival today, Chinese gaming company Jinke Entertainment declared that it has acquired the rights to nine un-filmed Kurosawa works from Kurosawa Production Co., the Tokyo-based firm dedicated to promoting and protecting the filmmaker's legacy. The acquisition announcement in Cannes was made by Akira Kurosawa’s grandson, Takayuki Kato, who now heads up Kurosawa Production Co. "My family and I are extremely pleased to work with Jinke Entertainment on the completion of my grandfather’s film Silvering Spear," Kato said. "We look forward to giving his millions of fans around the world the chance to experience one of his final
Nickelodeon licenses 20 half-hour episodes of show

Nickelodeon licenses 20 half-hour episodes of show

Gaming
DHX Media, the world’s leading independent, pure-play children’s content company, has announced that Nickelodeon has licensed 20 half-hour episodes of Massive Monster Mayhem, an original show for kids between 6 and 11. The show combines live action and CGI animation with real competition and comedy.  The series is scheduled to premiere later this year. Josh Scherba, Executive Vice President, Distribution and Content at DHX Media, says: “We are always on the lookout for fresh, bold, creative ideas, and this one from Artur and Michael had us hooked. Massive Monster Mayhem combines an original, highly entertaining universe and cast of characters with action, competition and laugh-out-loud gags, all within an exciting game show format that is bang on target for 6-11 year olds. With Nickelo
PBS KIDS releases streaming stick

PBS KIDS releases streaming stick

Gaming
PBS KIDS has released a COPPA-certified streaming stick loaded with sing-alongs, exclusive games, videos and more. The PBS KIDS Plug & Play comes pre-loaded with content and also connects to the internet, offering free access to the newly launched PBS Kids’ 24/7 channel and live stream. When connected, the stick provides subscription-free access to more than 100 hours of on-demand programming. Content including videos, seasonal programming and more will be refreshed on a regular basis. Kids tech developer Ematic which also paired up with the kidcaster for its the PBS Kids Playtime Pad last year, helped create the device, which retails for US$49.99 and launches at Walmart.com and in stores on May 24. Retail distribution will expand later this year. All proceeds from PBS KIDS Plug &a
Gaming
Bandai Namco has announced its next main entry in the cult favourite SRPG series Super Robot Wars namely Super Robot Wars V. The announcement was made during a live NicoNico stream, where it was announced that the game will be coming to the Playstation 4 and PS Vita sometime in 2017. Those interested in the game and unable to read Japanese need not have to worry because like many recent Bandai Namco games, Super Robot Wars V will have an Asian release with English subtitles which should be viable because PS4s don’t have region-locking for the games. The list of franchises that will be included in the game are Invincible Super Man Zambot 3, Invincible Steel Man Daitarn 3, Mobile Suit Z Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ,  Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counter Attack, Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaw
Dish TV consolidates ties with Visiware International

Dish TV consolidates ties with Visiware International

Channels, Gaming
Having intensified its partnership with Visiware International, the leader in games for interactive television Dish TV has launched Cartoon Network Games in partnership with Cartoon Network India. India's largest Direct to Home (DTH) television operator, Dish TV is a division of Zee Entertainment Enterprises. Elated at the promising tie-up, Dish TV, CEO, Arun Kapoor said, “At Dish TV, we have always believed in providing the best entertainment to our subscribers. Being India’s most trusted DTH brand, we ensure that our subscribers from all age groups get entertained.” “Keeping this in mind, we are glad to strengthen our partnership with Visiware International to launch a whole new set of Cartoon Network games on our platform. We are delighted with this launch, since this service will off
At last Gundam set to invade the West

At last Gundam set to invade the West

Gaming
  Fans of Gundam games living in the West know it well that the said games rarely make its way to that part of the globe. For these fans, many of the modern video games based on the hit mecha franchise can only be enjoyed through imports which can be expensive especially if released on platforms that have region-locking. Thankfully, now there’s no need to resort to imports just to enjoy some mobile suit action on their home consoles, as the Playstation 4 action game Gundam Versus will be making its way to the West soon. In case one is wondering what comes with Gundam Versus, it can be said that besides a chance to control your favourite mobile suits (over 90 of them to choose from!), the game also offers online 2 vs 2 and 3 vs 3 battles, so that you can recreate some of the most
Blizzard Ent announces second crossover event

Blizzard Ent announces second crossover event

Gaming
Merging two of its IPs, American video game developer and publisher, Blizzard Entertainment has announced its second crossover event namely MOBA with its recently released smash hit shooter Overwatch. The earlier event bestowed players with the ‘Oni’ skin for Genji in Overwatch for completing 15 games in Heroes of the Storm. The promotional event has been split into four weeks and has specific rewards to each. The news comes at a time when Heroes of the Storm is going through a massive overhaul with a set of new additions. They are progression system overhaul, loot chests, social and customisation rewards and new hero Genji, new battleground.  
AMD Radean unveils compelling graphics card upgrades

AMD Radean unveils compelling graphics card upgrades

Gaming, Uncategorized
AMD Radean has unveiled on one of the most compelling graphics card upgrades yet. he Radeon™ RX 500 series, that boasts of a refined second generation Polaris architecture was designed specifically for system upgrades, catering to the 9 out of 10 PC gamers today who are hindered by outdated technology and can’t enjoy ideal frame rates in modern games, smooth VR experiences, or the latest display technologies.   The company is giving to gamers Optimized DirectX® 12 and Vulkan® gaming, more efficient and cooler operation with Radeon™ Chill and awesome streaming, sharing, and gameplay capture with Radeon ReLive Listed below are all the 500-series products: Radeon™ RX 580: For smooth 1440p gaming – The Radeon RX 580 delivers up to an average of 57% better performance compared to th

Riot Games ups its cinematic games with the launch of trailer of a new one

Gaming
With the launch of the trailer of a new, enchanting game, Riot Games has just upped its cinematic games portfolio. The three minute trailer features the two upcoming champions of the game namely Xayah and Rakan. Interestingly, this is the first time that League of Legends is coming up with a duo-champ release. One might choose to play either one of the games even when the other one is not in a match, but when combined, it gives an edge with compatible combos. In the beautiful cinematic game titled Wild Magic, a forest is seen crippled with something dark and toxic which seems to be coming from an eerie looking tree with a hidden room inside it. And who is behind this? It’s the game’s one of the most used assassins in pubs, Zed. Xayah is the ADC and Rakan is the support in the duo. Wh
Acer launches new games Acer Aspire VX 15 and Predator G1 Desktop in India

Acer launches new games Acer Aspire VX 15 and Predator G1 Desktop in India

Gaming
Designed exclusively for the gamers who demand the highest level immersive gaming experience in the country, Acer has launched the all new Acer Aspire VX 15 and Predator G1 Desktop in India. After massive success of Acer’s unified gaming series Predator, the gaming company continues to innovate and delight the gaming fans with new products and upgrading the Predator series while lowering the price. Its new top-of-the-line Predator 15 G9-593 and 17 G9-793 Notebook features aggressive new look, latest graphics and cooling features, deliberated to maximize gamers’ experience. Commenting on the occasion Acer India, CMO and business head, Chandrahas Panigrahi said, “We are extremely thrilled to expand and introduce our latest gaming series in India. The Acer Aspire VX 15 and Predator G1 D