Meta Discontinues Most Popular VR Game For Quest 1 Customers
Meta is discontinuing Quest 1 VR headset support for "Population: One," their popular VR battle-royale game. Owners of Quest 1 will be unable to launch or play the game after October 31 said BigBox VR. Players can still play Quest 1 if they have a VR-capable PC. Population: One's account progress, in-app purchases, and crossplay are still available on compatible devices such as Meta Quest 2 and Oculus Rift.
Tags: meta, Virtual Reality, Video games, Quest 1 owners, BigBox VR
Courtesy: Zee news
Google Play Pass Available For Android Users In India; Details Here
Google Play Pass, a subscription service which allows streaming games and apps ad-free is now available on Google Play Store, for android users in India. The Play Pass worth Rs 99 per month, Rs 899 per year comes with a list of collective apps and games with over 41 categories, by developers from 59 countries. Furthermore, Google Play Pass provides family membership (five members) to share the pass.
Tags: Google Playstore, Google, Video games, Google Apps, Users
Courtesy: The Times of India
China To Not Allow Games Depicting Gay Relationship
The Chinese government has taken strict action to ban video games that depict gay relationships as 'unmanly' on October 2. Reportedly, the Chinese government believes ''the video games are more of an art form that promote and teach moral values to children''. ''we don't think games should give players choice," a leaked memo said. Notably, the government has decided to prohibit video games that aim to change history.
Tags: Video games, Banned, Chines Government, Gay relationships
Angry Birds Inventor "Rovio Entertainment" Accused Against Child Privacy
Hector Balderas, a New Mexico Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against "Rovio Entertainment", the inventor of the Angry Birds game and mobile franchise, in regards to privacy violation. Balderas's lawsuit claims that Rovio Entertainment has violated state privacy laws and the "Children's Online Privacy Protection Act" (COPPA) by collecting personal information of children under 13 years of age. "Rovio Entertainment" has not yet commented… read-more
Tags: Video games, Data Privacy, Violation, Sued
Courtesy: Telangana Today
Apollo Tyres United League: eFootball Tournament For Gamers
Apollo Tyres, and KONAMI have formed a partnership to launch the "Apollo Tyres United League", a tournament played on eFootball PES 2021 videogame. The tournament will be played from August 26 to September 2021. To encourage all gamers in taking part, three categories have been created; beginner, intermediate and advanced. The grand prize for the winners of each categories is a trip to Old Trafford for a match day experience at the Hallowed… read-more
Tags: esports, tyre, Video games, Partnership, Football
Courtesy: Brifly News
Countries Table Innovative Ideas To Boost Tourism During Pandemic
Many countries are formulating innovative ways to open up their tourism in this pandemic. According to Timestravel, Thailand’s new “island-hopping” program allows fully vaccinated foreign travelers to live in Phuket quarantine-free for 14 days before "hopping" to other seaside destinations. They can visit other parts of the island after quarantining for seven days at the second destination. On the other hand, Italy’s Foreign Affairs Ministry… read-more
Tags: Tourism, Italy, Video games, Thailand, Island-hopping
Courtesy: Brifly News
Indian Game 'The Palace on the Hill' Comes On Steam; Release In 2022
An adventurous made-in-India open-world game, 'The Palace on the Hill', has made its mark on game distribution platform 'Steam'. Developed by two persons, the game's lead's task is to identify and collect stories about a kingdom while interacting with other characters. Interestingly, the archived stories can be used to create Indian miniature paintings. Compatible on Intel Core i3/AMD Ryzen CPU of 4 GB RAM, the game will release in 2022.
Tags: India, Video games, computer, The Place on the Hill, Indian Game
Boys Playing Video Games Are Less Prone To Depression: Study
A recent study by University College London has revealed that boys who regularly play video games have 24% lower risk of depression. It also said excessive social media usage by girls have a negative impact on their mental health, leading to more depressive symptoms. While increased screen engagement affected girls and boys differently, its effect on young minds was not found negative. The study did not find any causal relationship between… read-more
Tags: mental health, depression, Video games, Social Media, health care
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
PUBG Mobile Set To Re-enter Indian Market With New Game
PUBG Mobile is all set to re-enter Indian market with a new game, titled PUBG Mobile India. Confirming the news, PUBG Corporation said it would not authorize its franchise to Tencent Games and would adhere to the data security regulations by performing regular audits. Some other proposed changes include new setting, clothing of characters and restricting time for younger players. PUBG, along with other 116 apps, was banned in India in… read-more
Tags: Pubg Mobile, PUBG MOBILE INDIA, Tencent, Video games
Courtesy: Gadgets NDTV
‘DIRT 5’ Delayed; Codemasters Announces New Release Date
Games' developer Codemasters has postponed the release date of 'DIRT 5' to November 6. Earlier it was scheduled to be launched on October 16. It will be available for PlayStation4, Xbox One, and PC. In its statement, Codemasters said that the postponement will allow it to release all versions of the game in a shorter time-frame. However, the game's release date for PS5 and Xbox Series X is still undisclosed.
Tags: Technology, Tech Industry, Video games, PlayStation
Courtesy: Gadgets 360