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India world’s fastest growing smartphone market – Gartner

Smartphone sales in India grew at 166.8% in 2013, making it the fastest growing market in the world, research firm Gartner has reported. Worldwide smartphone sales grew to 968 million units last year, an increase of 42.3% over 2012, with the most robust growth coming from developing regions, such as …

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Far Cry: The Wild Expedition preorder exclusive to Snapdeal

Far Cry: Wild Expedition for PS3 will be available via Games The Shop exclusively on Snapdeal. Wild Expedition includes Far Cry Classic (HD remastered by Ubisoft Pune), Far Cry 2, Far Cry 3 and the Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon expansion. The collection is currently available for preorder, with Snapdeal …

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Dhoom 3: The Game racks up 10 million downloads on mobile

The mobile game based on Bollywood film Dhoom 3 has crossed the 10 million downloads mark, publisher 99Games has announced. Dhoom 3: The Game, which is available on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry and feature phones, took three months to reach the landmark figure. It also holds the distinction of …

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PC gaming to grow 5% yearly thanks to India, Brazil, Russia, China

PC gaming will grow to $24 billion by 2017, spurred on by rising living standards in BRIC countries – Brazil, Russia, India, and China, analysis firm IDC has predicted. The IDC expects digital PC gaming to grow at a rate of 5% per year outside America, thanks to an increase …

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Mecha Mocha selected for Chartboost mentoring program

Indie start-up Mech Mocha has been selected for the Chartboost University, a US-based education program for budding game developers. The all-expenses-paid scholarship will give Mech Mocha the opportunity to learn from top mobile game developers through one-on-one mentoring sessions and lectures. Mech Mocha is the brainchild of IIITM Gwalior alumni …

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INTERVIEW: Jason Della Rocca on getting funded and the dos and don’ts of pitching

Few people possess the sort of insight into indie game development that industry veteran Jason Della Rocca does. Having headed the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) for nine years, he’s been involved with independent game development long before it went indie”. Della Rocca’s Execution Labs now funds and mentors indie …

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Standalone 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil headed to PS3, Xbox 360 only

After launching Euro 2012 as an expansion to FIFA 12, EA Sports will once again go the standalone physical route for its next tournament release – 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. The big surprise, however, is that the game will only release on PS3 and Xbox 360, skipping PS4, Xbox …

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Rocksalt’s second game is Yummy Bugz for iOS, Android

Having released its first game – Roadkill Xteme, just last month, Hyderabad-based Rocksalt Interactive is already prepping its sophomore release. Yummy Bugz is a causal arcade title for iOS and Android, where players control Boomba the toad as he attempts to retrieve gifts stolen by "the evil bugs". The game …

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The Elder Scrolls Online priced for India

The first ever Elder Scrolls game to feature multiplayer – The Elder Scrolls Online – is set for release in India on PC and PS4. Bethesda’s Indian distributor E-xpress Interactive has announced that the PC version will retail at Rs 3,499, with the PS4 version priced Rs 4,799. The PC …

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PSN February sale features 60 games; full list and Indian prices here

If you thought PSN’s insane January sale was a flash in the pan, its back with an equally massive February sale. PS4 games make their way into the sale this time, even if it’s only the two – Knack and Tiny Brains. Elsewhere, the sale will include titles such as …

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