China Approves Third Batch of Video Games; Still No Tencent

China’s broadcasting regulator on Tuesday approved the release of a third batch of video games after a freeze for most of last year, with industry-leader Tencent Holdings still absent from the list of new titles. The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television approved 93 games in its third list since December. It last […]

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White House games out potential new Trump infrastructure plan

Alex Edelman | AFP | Getty Images President Donald Trump speaks at a press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on January 4, 2019. The Trump administration isn’t giving up hope of pursuing a “significant” infrastructure initiative during President Donald Trump’s first term. The White House held a high-level […]

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Byju’s Acquires US-Based Learning Games Platform Osmo for $120 Million

Byju’s, an Indian online tutoring startup, has acquired US-based maker of educational games Osmo for $120 million (roughly Rs. 856 crores). The deal, which was announced late-Wednesday, is Byju’s first ever purchase of a US company. According to Osmo, the company will continue operate as a standalone brand and Byju’s will incorporate its physical-to-digital technology […]

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India to Become ‘Hub’ for Video Games, Compete on VFX: UNCTAD

India is expected to become the global hub for video game development with its world-class game developers, according to the UN agency dealing with trade. Another area of promise is the visual effects (VFX) and animation industry, which grew 16.4 percent in 2016 to reach a size of $8.2 billion (roughly Rs. 58,000 crores), the […]

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Fortnite Update 7.20 to Bring Wall Placement Changes: Epic Games Design Lead

Fortnite for Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC is getting changes to its wall placement. According to Epic Games Design Lead Eric Williamson, Fortnite update 7.20 will solve the issue where walls were bring placed underground. Unlike other battle royale games, Fortnite is unique as it allows players to protect themselves from […]

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Fortnite Maker Epic Games Gets ‘F’ Rating From Better Business Bureau

The creator of the wildly popular video game Fortnite has been given an “F” rating from the Better Business Bureau after not addressing hundreds of complaints from concerned customers. The BBB said that over the past year, it has received more than 270 complaints about Epic Games, which has made a fortune from Fortnite and other popular […]

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