Gaming

Redmi Note 8 Pro and Redmi Note 8 were launched in India this week, the latest models in the Xiaomi’s extremely popular Redmi Note series of smartphones. Apart from this, Xiaomi also revealed the schedule for the rollout of MIUI 11 Global Stable ROM updates for eligible handsets, and launched a new air purifier for
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will not have the much-maligned “loot box” mechanic at launch and will instead introduce a Fortnite-inspired “battle pass” system that will debut after the game’s October 25 release date. Game publisher Activision made the announcement in a blog posted Thursday afternoon. Based on pre-order pricing, the base game will retail for
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Microsoft has announced a Project xCloud public preview for Xbox users in US, UK, and South Korea. The company is looking to test the service with a broader audience, in different networks and regions, and is inviting people to test out the beta in these regions only. Separately, Microsoft has also introduced new Message Safety
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Amazon and Flipkart returned with fresh sales this week as the festive season gets underway. While Flipkart Big Diwali Sale kicked off Saturday, Amazon Big Billion Days: Celebration Special started earlier today. In other news, OnePlus 7T Pro and OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition made their debut at an event in London. Also, Xiaomi launched
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Tencent Holdings can’t get a break. The National Basketball Association, Activision Blizzard, and now one of its most important portfolio companies, Fortnite proprietor Epic Games, have all sparked political controversy at a time of increasingly assertive Chinese nationalism online. A tweet by an NBA executive expressing support for Hong Kong protesters drew the ire of
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Gaming company Blizzard Entertainment said Friday China had nothing to do with its decision to punish an e-sports champion who voiced support for Hong Kong protestors, but eased the controversial sentence. After a week of backlash from players, employees, and US politicians, the California-based unit of Activision said Ng Wai Chung will be given the
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It surprised no one, but Sony’s official announcement of the PlayStation 5 has extended the millennial video game console war for another generation, and it could be the last. Speaking exclusively with Wired magazine, Sony confirmed the PlayStation 5 will be released before the holidays in 2020, and will support ray-tracing technology – a Hollywood-level,
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An anti-Semitic attack that killed at least two people in the German city of Halle Wednesday was streamed live for 35 minutes, and eventually seen by some 2,200 people, the online platform Twitch said. “The account owner streamed this horrific act live on Twitch for 35 minutes, during which time it was viewed by approximately
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Sony Interactive Entertainment has removed Facebook integration from the PlayStation 4, which means that one can not share screenshots and trophies with Facebook friends from a console now. “PlayStation 4’s share features will remain the same, except Facebook will no longer be offered as a destination to share screenshots, videos, music, or links to gameplay
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