Gaming

The success of Microsoft’s biggest deal ever rides on rehabilitating Activision Blizzard’s culture, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella declared after announcing the $68.7 billion (roughly Rs. 5,10,990 crore) transaction. Accomplishing that will require Microsoft to deviate from its usual hands-off approach on acquisitions to tackle what amounts to a “clean up” job of fixing the famed
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Microsoft recently announced that it will be acquiring Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion (roughly Rs. 5,10,990 crore). The wheels have been set in motion, and the deal is expected to close in fiscal year 2023. Activision Blizzard currently has famous titles like World of Warcraft, Diablo, and Overwatch under its belt. However, one of its
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Wordle — the daily secret word game — has taken social media by storm recently. With its little green, yellow, and grey-coloured square emojis, the game has flooded social media feeds to become a viral trend. Developed by a Brooklyn-based software engineer named Josh Wardle, Wordle is slightly similar to crossword and a sudoku puzzle.
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Google Play Games has been launched in limited beta for Windows PCs and laptops, bringing popular Android gaming titles to larger screens with support for mouse-and-keyboard input. The beta will offer a “seamless” gameplay across smartphones, tablets, and computers, according to the company. The company lists titles such as Asphalt 9: Legends, Magic Rush: Heroes,
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Shares in Japan’s Sony Group fell 9 percent on Wednesday after gaming rival Microsoft said it will buy developer Activision Blizzard in a record $68.7 billion (roughly Rs. 5,12,375 crore) deal for the industry. While Sony’s PlayStation is widely seen as having a lead in the generational battle with Microsoft’s Xbox, the purchase of the Call of Duty maker
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Microsoft said on Tuesday it would buy videogame publisher Activision Blizzard in an all-cash transaction valued at $68.7 billion (roughly Rs. 512,362 crores), or $95.00 per share, inclusive of Activision Blizzard’s net cash. The Redmond-based software giant said that when the transaction closes, it will become the world’s third-largest gaming company by revenue, behind Tencent
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Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) developer Krafton is rolling out a new update for the popular battle royale game. As announced earlier, the Spider-Man: No Way Home theme is the major highlight of the update. The latest 1.8.0 update brings UI improvements, allowing players to pick a desired match quickly. With the update, players can avail
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Fortnite is one step closer to making an unofficial return on iOS, as the popular battle royale game enters closed beta testing on Nvidia’s GeForce Now service. The game streaming service is testing the ability to stream a touchscreen-friendly version of Fortnite via Apple’s Safari browser on both iPhone and iPad. The service will allow
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PUBG developer Krafton has filed a lawsuit against Garena, Apple, and Google. Krafton alleged that Garena – which released battle royale games Free Fire and Free Fire Max – has copied PUBG: Battlegrounds and is suing Apple and Google for distributing the games on their respective app stores. Krafton also accused Google of hosting videos on YouTube
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Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) January Update will be released later today, bringing notable changes to the popular battle royale game. One of the biggest additions to the multiplayer title comes from Spider-Man: No Way Home, as part of publisher Krafton’s first partnership with Sony Pictures. BGMI will reportedly get updates to the game for optimised
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Video games being launched nowadays offer great graphics and smooth operation. However, in order to get a seamless, high-quality gaming experience, a gamer needs a powerful machine loaded with top-of-the-line equipment. Apart from large sized memory modules, one also needs a heavy-duty graphics card in order to get the best that today’s games have to
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Even if you are not a hardcore gamer but still spend considerable amount of time gaming on your PC, you need a good graphics card to not only mitigate the sluggish performance but also to experience high-quality gaming features. Graphics cards are responsible for the quality of the image rendered on a display. If you
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Apple said on Wednesday it has removed from its App Store several knockoffs of Wordle, a website-only word game that has seen a recent surge in popularity thanks to celebrities like Jimmy Fallon. The once-a-day online word game, originally created in October by former Reddit software engineer Josh Wardle, can only be played on his website
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Sony Group will continue producing PlayStation 4 consoles throughout 2022 as it navigates disruptions to the global supply chain that have limited output of its pricier PlayStation 5. The Japanese conglomerate, whose flagship PS5 console has been in scarce supply since its debut in November 2020, told assembly partners late last year that it would continue
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Lenovo Legion Y90 is currently under development and it has now been spotted on China’s 3C certification website. The gaming smartphone’s 3C listing hints at its fast charging support. Lenovo has already teased the rear design of its upcoming smartphone. The Chinese tech giant’s upcoming smartphone is shown to get its camera module placed in
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Halo Infinite will soon be getting an update that includes a hotfix for its Big Team Battle (BTB) multiplayer mode’s matchmaking issue. However, the developer 343 Industries has not yet announced when the hotfix will be rolled out. The developers are also working on mitigating instances of cheating in the multiplayer mode for Halo Infinite
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Logitech G435 Lightspeed wireless gaming headset was launched in India on Monday. Logitech G, a brand of Logitech, says that the headset offers comfort, affordability, sustainability, fun colour options, and multi-platform support. It is claimed to offer up to 18 hours of playtime on a single charge. They are equipped with 40mm drivers and dual
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