Entertainment

Nintendo’s Quarterly Profit Slips on Lacklustre Video Game Sales

Nintendo Co. reported a 36 percent drop in quarterly profit on Tuesday after lacklustre video game sales for the year-end holiday shopping season. The Japanese manufacturer of Super Mario games and the Wii U game machine earned JPY 29.1 billion (roughly Rs. 1,636 crores) profit for the October-December fiscal third quarter, down from JPY 45.2 billion a year earlier. The ... Read More »

Lego: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Leaked, Will Explain Events Between Episode VI and VII

Batman and Mortal Kombat publisher Warner Bros. has teased an announcement related to two massive franchises. However, the news appears to have been leaked early by a couple of its collaborators. The Xbox Store was updated to include Lego: Star Wars The Force Awakens prior to the reveal. It’s a game that follows the well-worn platforming and collecting mechanics titles ... Read More »

Return of the Virtual Boy? Nintendo Says ‘Looking’ at VR

With Oculus VR and Sony having their sights set on a consumer release of the Rift and PlayStation VR (PS VR) headsets, the House That Built Mario is considering its options in the VR space. The news comes via industry analyst Serkan Toto during Nintendo’s investor briefing. “So Nintendo (at the briefing) just said no change in plans for the ... Read More »

XCOM 2 Is Out This Week With No Controller Support, Fans Voice Concerns

XCOM 2, the latest game in the turn-based strategy series, is out this week on PC. Developer Firaxis has been almost universally celebrated for its efforts, what with the game being subject to rave reviews. Some fans aren’t happy though, taking to Twitter to voice their concerns. Reason being, the game lacks support for controllers at launch. Confusing considering that ... Read More »

Fallout 4 Update 1.3 Hits PS4, Windows PC, and Steam This Week

It’s been thee months since Fallout 4 launched, but that’s not stopped Bethesda from rectifying some of the post-apocalyptic role-playing game’s many bugs and glitches. If you’re playing the game on Windows PC, there’s already a patch on Steam that’s out of beta. The patch notes are unsurprisingly voluminous, including fixes for both gameplay and its many quests. These include ... Read More »

Need for Speed Most Wanted Is Now Free on Windows PC

2012’s Need for Speed Most Wanted is now free for Windows PC. It’s one of the last decent entries in a series that’s been in steady decline for years and has seen its developers change hands from the now defunct Black Box Studios to Criterion (of the Burnout fame) to Ghost Games–the studio that was responsible for last year’s abysmal ... Read More »

NBA 2K16 Maker Sued for Use of LeBron James, Kobe Bryant Tattoos

Take-Two Interactive Software Inc has been hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit over its depiction of tattoos belonging to National Basketball Association stars LeBron James and Kobe Bryant in a popular video game. In a complaint filed on Monday in Manhattan federal court, Solid Oak Sketches LLC said Take-Two should pay damages for incorporating eight tattoo designs, which the plaintiff ... Read More »

Ubisoft Humble Bundle: Get The Division, Far Cry 3, Assassin’s Creed: Rogue Cheap

Known for its incredibly generous indie bundles that let you pay what you want (and decide what amount should be divided between charity and developers), the Humble Bundle is exactly what its name implies – unassumingly great deals. This time around, big AAA publisher Ubisoft headlines its latest offer. Paying $1 (around Rs. 68) nets you access to Western-themed shooter ... Read More »

Here’s Why Ark: Survival Evolved Isn’t on Early Access for the PS4

2015’s break out PC hit, Ark: Survival Evolved, is available for the Xbox One as well via Microsoft’s Xbox One Game Preview Program. But co-founder and co-creative director at Studio Wildcard Jesse Rapczak wishes it was available on the PS4 just as early instead of its June 2016 release window. “We’re pretty excited about PS4. We wish Sony had an ... Read More »

At 83, Former US Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld Develops a Mobile Game

Former US Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld has released a mobile card game at the age of 83. Called Churchill Solitaire, it’s a card game former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill played throughout World War II to improve his strategic thinking. Rather than code it himself, voice memos were sent to the developers with his ideas and feedback. “Instead of ... Read More »