GAMES

  • You don't need to be a seer to watch these 'Game of Thrones' visions 3 days ago

    With just about a month left for the new 'Game of Thrones' season to begin and the excitement is running high. Every year around this time, people start getting that craving for brutally bloody weddings and casual murders of important characters. The book fans are already distributing spoilers on wholesale...
  • Game of Giggles: Bloopers from the sets of 'The Game of Thrones' that are murderously funny 5 days ago

    The realm of Westeros is not always always grim and serious. So when people are not getting brutally murdered and dismembered, they are goofing around and laughing quite a lot. This 'Game of Thrones' behind-the-scenes and bloopers video will clearly illustrate that these vicious folks are a little less vicious...
  • Irrfan Khan's 'Jurassic World' character to feature in a new video game 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Actor Irrfan Khan's role in the upcoming fourth installment of the 'Jurassic Park' franchise will be a part of the first ever video game based on the film series. Irrfan plays Simon Masrani, CEO of the Masrani Corporation and the owner of Jurassic World in the movie, which has been...
  • Oscar-nominated 'Imitation Game' introduces WWII codebreakers to audiences February 20, 2015

    Natick: The Oscar-nominated film The Imitation Game may fudge some of the facts and amp up the drama to appeal to Hollywood audiences, but there's still a lot the film gets right about the Allied effort to crack the German armed forces' sophisticated communications code during World War II, says...
  • Snapshot: Here's the first look of Jason 'Khal Drogo' Momoa as Aquaman February 20, 2015

    Actor Jason Momoa, who shot to fame with his role as the king Khal Drogo in HBO's critically-acclaimed series 'Game of Thrones', will now be the new Aquaman. Filmmaker Zack Snyder, who is directing the upcoming 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice', tweeted the first image of Jason Momoa tonight...
  • Angry Birds mobile games to be tailored for the Chinese market February 20, 2015

    Helsinki: Finland's Rovio will start tailoring its Angry Birds mobile games to the Chinese market with help from Beijing Kunlun as it aims to step up business in the world's most populous country, it said on Thursday. While Rovio has expanded the hugely successful Angry Birds brand into merchandising and licensing...
  • Eddie Redmayne or Benedict Cumberbatch? Which British actor will clench the Best Actor trophy at the Oscars this year? February 20, 2015

    It is a huge responsibility to play a living legend on the big screen specially if you are playing a physicist like Stephen Hawking whose work and life has been widely discussed over the years. But actor Eddie Redmayne plays the scientist to almost perfection in the beautiful 'Theory Of...
  • 'Game of Thrones 5' will have surprising deaths, says author George RR Martin February 18, 2015

    Los Angeles: George R R Martin has warned his 'Game of Thrones' fans that there will be surprising deaths in the upcoming season 5 of the hit TV series. 'Game of Thrones' is an adaptation of Martin's series of fantasy novels, 'A Song of Ice and Fire', reported Ace Showbiz. "People are...
  • Oscar-nominated film 'The Imitation Game' now fights for the rights of persecuted gay men February 16, 2015

    Los Angeles: As the story of a little-known British World War Two code breaker gears up for the Oscars as one of the top nominees, "The Imitation Game" has found a larger cause to fight for the rights of persecuted gay men. Nominated for eight Oscars on Feb. 22, "The Imitation...
  • Andrea Petkovic wins Diamond Games with walkover February 15, 2015

    Belgium: Third-seeded Andrea Petkovic of Germany won the Diamond Games without hitting a ball when fifth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain pulled out of Sunday's final with a neck injury. "I really like Carla, she's a great person and always friendly and positive, and she has a tremendous amount of talent,"...
  • Prakash named best athlete, National Games end with cultural show February 14, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Swimming sensations Sajan Prakash and Akanksha Vora were declared the best athletes as curtains were drawn to the 35th National Games with a colourful closing ceremony on Saturday. Prakash was adjudged the best male athlete of the Games for winning an astonishing six gold and three silver medals with four...
  • Petkovic, Navarro reach semis at Diamond Games February 14, 2015

    Antwerp, Belgium: Third-seeded Andrea Petkovic of Germany advanced to the Diamond Games semi-finals on Friday after beating sixth-seeded Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova 7-6 (2), 6-0 in a scrappy match featuring 11 breaks of serve. Both players dropped serve four times each in a wobbly first set, but Petkovic tightened up her game...
  • Tintu Luka shines on final day of National Games; SSCB emerge champions February 13, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Asian Games medallist Tintu Luka ruled the track on the final day of competitions as she smashed an 18-year-old meet record to win 800m gold before inspiring Kerala to 4x400m top spot in the 35th National Games on Friday, with Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) notching up a hat-trick...
  • Singapore teachers use Angry Birds to teach pre-schoolers February 13, 2015

    Singapore: A for Angry. B for Birds. The heroes of an addictive mobile game dishing out revenge on evil pigs have landed in a classroom in Singapore to prep kindergarten children the Angry Birds way. Finland's Rovio, the company behind the game franchise, has partnered with local pre-school Dreamkids Kindergarten to...
  • Maheswary wins maiden National Games gold with new meet record February 12, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Former Asian champion Renjith Maheswary nabbed his maiden National Games gold with a new meet record in triple jump on Thursday as previous marks continued to tumble like nine pins in the athletics arena on the penultimate day of competitions in the 35th edition. But what remained unchallenged was the...
  • Andrea Petkovic saves 8 match points in Diamond Games February 12, 2015

    Antwerp: Third-seeded Andrea Petkovic fought off eight match points to reach the quarter-finals of the Diamond Games tournament with a 6-7 (7), 7-6 (5), 6-2 win over local favorite Belgian Alison Van Uytvank on Wednesday. In a marathon that lasted three hours and 20 minutes, the 103rd-ranked Van Uytvank came close...
  • Services, Punjab win hockey golds at National Games February 11, 2015

    Kollam: Services and Punjab clinched gold medals in their respective men's and women's finals of the 35th National Games at the New Hockey Stadium on Wednesday. While the women from Punjab overcame Haryana 3-1 to get the gold, Jharkhand beat Odisha 2-0 to take home the bronze. Later in the men's matches,...
  • Delhi wushu team protests against referee at National Games February 11, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Delhi's wushu team cried foul at the ongoing 35th National Games on Wednesday, claiming that one of their players was robbed of a win due to partial refereeing. Delhi coach Rajvir Singh lodged a protest, insisting that his ward Lalit Yadav was denied a win in the men's Sanshou 75kg...
  • Alize Cornet battles to reach 2nd round of Diamond Games February 11, 2015

    Belgium: Seventh-seeded Alize Cornet avoided an early upset at the Diamond Games as she rallied to beat Belinda Bencic 1-6, 6-2, 7-5 in the first round on Tuesday. Cornet won just nine points in the first set as she struggled to switch from clay to hard court after helping France reach...
  • Indian athletes needs more encouragement: Sachin Tendulkar February 9, 2015

    Mumbai: Retired batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, who is the goodwill ambassador for the National Games, on Monday congratulated the medal winners and said the athletes need more encouragement. Lauding the women swimmers Maana Patel, Chahat Arora, Saloni Dalal and cyclist Anjita T P, Tendulkar said the youngsters deserve support and encouragement...
  • Deepika leads Jharkhand to recurve gold in National Games February 9, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Former Commonwealth and Asian Games medallist Deepika Kumari steered Jharkhand to two team gold medals in the recurve archery events but stunningly missed out on an individual podium finish even as the Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) continued to stay on course for a hat-trick of overall titles on...
  • These 'political' drinking games will make sure you are completely sloshed in less than half an hour! February 9, 2015

    Get your booze ready, switch on any random news channel and get ready to become drunk out of your wits! Akshar Pathak of Minimal Bollywood Posters fame has come up with these fun drinking games that will be an immediate success in any house party. From chugging your drink every...
  • Disgruntled Uttarakhand volleyball team withdraws from National Games February 9, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Uttarakhand volleyball team on Monday withdrew from the ongoing 35th National Games owing to a dispute with the national federation over the players' participation in the upcoming National Club Volleyball Championships (NCBC). Scheduled to play Rajasthan in a preliminary match, players from the north Indian state of Uttarakhand decided...
  • 21-year-old Sajan Prakash sets new record at 5 swimming events, bags 5 medals at National Games February 9, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: The National Games are underway in Kerala and 21-year-old swimmer Sajan Prakash has become the talk of the town. The Junior Railway clerk has set a new record at five events and bagged nine medals at the Games. Sajan and his family are ecstatic that his hardwork and dedication...
  • National Games: Rajat strikes twin gold in archery, SSCB continue domination February 8, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Rajat Chauhan stole the thunder from Abhishek Verma by bagging two gold besides a silver as India's Asian Games gold-medal winning members of the men's compound archery team squared off for two different outfits on the eighth day of competitions in the 35th National Games here on Sunday. In the...
  • Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt to star in Morten Tyldum's next sci-fi love story? February 8, 2015

    Los Angeles: 'Hunger Games' star Jennifer Lawrence and actor Chris Pratt are reportedly in talks to join the cast of a sci-fi love story. The film is likely to be directed by Morten Tyldum, who is behind this year's award-season contender 'The Imitation Game', said the Hollywood Reporter. The actress, however,...
  • Lionsgate plans to make more prequels and sequels of the 'Hunger Games' franchise February 8, 2015

    Los Angeles: Film studio Lionsgate is eyeing possible prequels and more sequels in the popular franchise 'Hunger Games' to expand it beyond the upcoming fourth film. The book series, from which the franchise is adapted, ends with 'Mockingjay', reported Deadline. Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer confirmed this, when telling analysts, he...
  • National Games: Another golden double for Vijay, Sejwal ends with four gold February 7, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Ace pistol shooter Vijay Kumar notched up a golden double for the second time to end his campaign with a rich haul of five gold medals, while Asian Games bronze-winning swimmer Sandeep Sejwal signed off with four yellow metals on day seven of the 35th National Games here on...
  • Karmakar hits gold five-time over, SSCB dominate National Games February 6, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Commonwealth Games bronze medallist gymnast Dipa Karmakar excelled with a total of five gold medals for Tripura but the Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) continued their domination in the overall standings on day six of competitions in the 35th National Games on Friday. SSCB broke away from the neck-and-neck competition...
  • Boxing off to stormy start at National Games February 6, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: The controversy-ridden boxing competition of the 35th National Games was off to a stormy start on Friday with the participating teams alleging that "ill-equipped" organisers were using the old pattern of scoring and threatening those who protest against the move. Competition Director Narendra More said a total of 27 teams...