Online Games

  • Amazon snaps up live video startup Twitch for $970 million August 26, 2014

    San Francisco: Amazon.com Inc snapped up live-streaming gaming network Twitch Interactive for about $970 million in cash, reflecting Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos' resolve to transform Amazon into an Internet destination beyond its core retail operations. The move, announced by the two companies on Monday, is the largest deal in Amazon's...
  • New Xbox more than a game console for Microsoft May 19, 2013

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp is set to make a splash this week with the eagerly awaited unveiling of its new Xbox game console, eight years after the last version, as it seeks a larger share of the $65 billion a year global computer gaming industry. But the small device faces some big...
  • AOL relaunches Games.com site for online games October 10, 2012

    New York:AOL relaunched Games.com, a site with more than 5,000 free games, designed to attract a large online gaming audience online and on mobile and tablet devices. AOL said Tuesday that the games are from developers and distributors such as Big Fish Games, Masque Publishing, Mochi Media and others. About 100...
  • KingsIsle to launch 'Pirate101' game on Oct 15 October 9, 2012

    New York: "Pirate101," the follow-up to the popular, free online kids' game "Wizard101," is launching to the general public on Oct. 15, after having given access to paying players Monday. The game from KingsIsle Entertainment lets players take on the role of an orphan pirate who recruits a crew and adventures...
  • 'Porno' depiction of Kali in game leads to protest July 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Hindu groups are protesting against Hi-Rez Studios, a US-based company, which has launched an online game, SMITE, with a slutty, femme-fatale portrayal of Hindu Goddess Kali. SMITE is an online battleground of mythical gods and features a number of other Hindu gods and goddesses such as Vamana and...
  • China's online game market hits $7 bn mark April 2, 2012

    Beijing: After suffering a slump in 2010, China's online game market recovered last year, with total sales of computer and mobile online games reaching 46.9 billion yuan (around $7 billion), the government said. According to an annual industry report released by the ministry of culture, the sales grew 34 per cent...
  • Google adds games in another move on Facebook August 12, 2011

    San Francisco: Internet search leader Google Inc is bringing a little more gamesmanship to its duel with Facebook. Just like they have been doing for years on Facebook's website, Web surfers will now be able to play games with their friends and family on Google's blossoming social networking service. Google's expansion...
  • No sexy girls please, China tells online game fair July 29, 2011

    Shanghai: Hemlines are a little longer at this year's annual online gaming fair in Shanghai, as companies take to heart a government directive against "vulgarity," a Chinese newspaper reported on Friday. The ChinaJoy Expo, an annual online game showcase, is well-known for its "spicy girls" who dress up in hot pants...
  • Facebook set for $1 bn in social-gaming revenue July 2, 2011

    San Francisco: Facebook Inc is on course to generate $1 billion in revenue this year from social gaming, according to Kevin Ryan, a leading Internet entrepreneur and former chief executive of online advertising giant DoubleClick. Most of that revenue will come from advertising, Ryan estimated in an interview with Reuters this...
  • Zynga files for IPO, surfs Facebook wave July 2, 2011

    New York: Zynga Inc, developer of popular Facebook games such as FarmVille and Mafia Wars, could be the best proxy for investing in Facebook until the world's largest social network goes public itself. Zynga filed with regulators on Friday for an initial public offering of up to $1 billion, emphasising that...
  • Court rejects woman's claim to virtual assets December 29, 2010

    Beijing: A court in China has dismissed a woman's claim to virtual assets she had earned while playing online games with her husband whom she was divorcing, a media report said. The couple had married at the end of 2008. They had got to know each other through an online game,...
  • Woman's online game obsession kills pets September 13, 2010

    London: A British woman, who was hooked to an online game, neglected her three children and allowed her two dogs to starve to death. The kids had no hot food to eat and when the dogs died, their bodies were left rotting in the dining room. The 33-year-old widow became addicted...
  • Now, PlayStation-3 price cut hits India August 19, 2009

    Earlier on in the day we contacted Sony India regarding the PS3 price cut but didn’t get any answers since the relevant people were out of the country. Now suddenly out of nowhere I get a press statement regarding the PlayStation 3 price drop that by the way should be...
  • Get some laugh, play 'Whack a Kitty' May 30, 2009

    Beating up small animals is never funny but a new video making the rounds online has got even the biggest pet lovers laughing out loud. ...
  • Tech2: Top 5 Flash Gaming Websites January 19, 2009

    With recession taking a toll on companies all over, its nothing out of the ordinary to be overworked and stressed out. If that's the case, there's nothing like a quick stress busting online game session to take the edge off (provided your connection isn't blocked!). With that in mind, here...
  • Woman arrested for killing virtual reality hubby October 25, 2008

    Tokyo: A 43-year-old Japanese woman whose sudden divorce in a virtual game world made her so angry that she killed her online husband's digital persona has been arrested on suspicion of hacking, police said on Thursday. The woman, who is jailed on suspicion of illegally accessing a computer and manipulating...
  • Want to play God? play it with Spore October 2, 2008

    New Delhi: For all you video game buffs, the most awaited game of the year is here. It allows you to play God. It’s called the Spore. As kids, we've all made strange creatures while playing. Now there is a way to do the same thing on your PC. Spore,...
  • Sony plans online game studio in India November 29, 2007

    Mumbai: Seeing a huge potential market in young people in India, Sony Online Entertainment LLC plans to develop online games in the country with local content and a local partner. The company is talking to developers and aims to set up the studio early next year, most likely in the city...
  • Are you addicted to online gaming? June 21, 2007

    As technology has advanced, the gaming experience has become even more astounding. Now online virtual worlds allow you to adventure with friends and create your own virtual city in second life. ...
  • Bips ready to play games with you June 15, 2007

    Mumbai: Bipasha Basu fans will get up, close and personal with her, at least virtually, thanks to her new online game, Beach Blaze on Zapak.com. In the game, you get to be Bipasha at a beachside skating contest and it seems the sultry actress is loving every minute of her...