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Why studios haven't been able to crack the cheat codes of video game adaptations yet
Entertainment

Why studios haven't been able to crack the cheat codes of video game adaptations yet

What is the point of a video game movie where you feel like you are watching somebody else play the game? What value does a movie have if the intention is not to adapt the source material into a narrative but merely recreate the experience of it?

Unopened copy of Nintendo's Super Mario 64 sells for $1.56 million at Dallas auction
Gaming

Unopened copy of Nintendo's Super Mario 64 sells for $1.56 million at Dallas auction

Super Mario 64 was the best-selling game on the Nintendo 64 and the first to feature the Mario character in 3D, the auction house said in a statement.

E3 2021, Summer Game Fest, Steam Next Fest and more to kick off soon: All you need to know
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E3 2021, Summer Game Fest, Steam Next Fest and more to kick off soon: All you need to know

The E3 2021 broadcast will begin at 10.30 pm IST with press conferences from Ubisoft and Gearbox Entertainment along with a session with GamesBeat.

Despite Hollywood's terrible track record, studios continue to mine video games for film adaptations
Entertainment

Despite Hollywood's terrible track record, studios continue to mine video games for film adaptations

Game adaptations have often faltered by trying to rigidly replicate the action and storylines that fans know and love. That approach invites comparison, and movies almost always fail to measure up.

Too easy or too complex: Video games left with tough balancing act to arrest attention
Sports

Too easy or too complex: Video games left with tough balancing act to arrest attention

If video games are made less complex, it would certainly increase the number of players in the short run, however, it also means players run out of challenges faster and begin to get bored.

Supergiant, maker of BAFTA-winning Hades, takes on industry goliaths with old-school approach to video games
Tech

Supergiant, maker of BAFTA-winning Hades, takes on industry goliaths with old-school approach to video games

Unlike massive role-playing experiences with film-like graphics, Hades is a "dungeon crawler" that challenges players to fight their way through chambers rife with demonic adversaries to escape the underworld.

Why do video games like Cyberpunk 2077, Valorant suffer from errors, glitches at the onset?
Sports

Why do video games like Cyberpunk 2077, Valorant suffer from errors, glitches at the onset?

The list of problems with Cyberpunk at launch were actually quite large, many of them were patched over before the majority of players even had a chance to play the game.

With her sixth album Chemtrails Over the Country Club, Lana Del Rey takes a road trip into the past
Entertainment

With her sixth album Chemtrails Over the Country Club, Lana Del Rey takes a road trip into the past

Like much of Lana Del Rey's music, #Chemtrails often bends backward to grasp at an elusive and irretrievable prelapsarian state

Call of Duty, Guitar Hero and Animal Crossing among finalists for Video Game Hall of Fame
Tech

Call of Duty, Guitar Hero and Animal Crossing among finalists for Video Game Hall of Fame

The winners are chosen by an international committee of journalists and scholars versed in video games and their role in society.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge official trailer released and it's a total nostalgia storm
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge official trailer released and it's a total nostalgia storm

The classic arcade-style Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) action will “rock you straight back to the awesome 80s”.

'I forget about the world': Afghan youths are increasingly finding escape in video games
World

'I forget about the world': Afghan youths are increasingly finding escape in video games

Wedged between the once oppressive Taliban regime of the 1990s and the growth of the internet and social media in the 21st Century, Afghanistan’s government has long walked a thin line

Amid a lockdown and development of livestreaming technology, chess is going through a renaissance
Lifestyle

Amid a lockdown and development of livestreaming technology, chess is going through a renaissance

As the global pandemic continues, American chess grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura is leading a renaissance in chess as thousands of viewers are tuning in on the livestream website Twitch.tv.

Far Cry 6: Ubisoft confirms game in teaser; Giancarlo Esposito of Breaking Bad fame to play lead antagonist Anton
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Far Cry 6: Ubisoft confirms game in teaser; Giancarlo Esposito of Breaking Bad fame to play lead antagonist Anton

In a Far Cry 6 teaser posted on Twitter, Ubisoft featured the main villain and promised that more will be revealed in the Ubi Forward event scheduled to take place on 12 July

Direct showdowns, merging geographies and level playing field, what makes Esports unique
Sports

Direct showdowns, merging geographies and level playing field, what makes Esports unique

During the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we have seen a slowdown or halting of all sporting events, however, Esports has continued to have events take place over online platforms.

Amazon's Crucible is designed to be Twitch-friendly, but what exactly makes watching others play video games so popular?
Lifestyle

Amazon's Crucible is designed to be Twitch-friendly, but what exactly makes watching others play video games so popular?

As Amazon releases Crucible, designed with the gaming live-streaming platform Twitch in mind, understanding why watching people play video games is so popular

Halo 3 for PC is expected to begin public testing phase in the first half of June
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Halo 3 for PC is expected to begin public testing phase in the first half of June

Players will have to register for the Halo Insider programme to participate in the upcoming flights.

Call of Duty: Mobile to soon get Gulag where players will get a chance to re-deploy themselves
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Call of Duty: Mobile to soon get Gulag where players will get a chance to re-deploy themselves

Last month, CoD Mobile unveiled its new cowboy-themed season Once Upon a Time in Rust back.

Epic Games teases first look of Unreal Engine 5 on PlayStation 5 with new features
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Epic Games teases first look of Unreal Engine 5 on PlayStation 5 with new features

Epic Games has decided to waive all royalties on Unreal Engine games up to the first $1 million in gross revenue.

Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath to launch on 26 May; expansion to include new characters
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Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath to launch on 26 May; expansion to include new characters

Mortal Kombat 11 will be available on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and Google Stadia.

Ubisoft reveals teaser image for Assassin's Creed Valhalla, trailer to be released today at 8.30 pm IST
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Ubisoft reveals teaser image for Assassin's Creed Valhalla, trailer to be released today at 8.30 pm IST

Ubisoft is yet to announce any release date for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which may be revealed in the trailer tonight.