Video Games

  • Sony sells more than 7 million PlayStation 4 video game consoles 17-04-2014 11:21 AM

    San Francisco: Sony sold more than 7 million PlayStation 4 units as of April 6 and is struggling to keep pace with demand for the video game console, the company said on Wednesday. "Although we are still facing difficulties keeping up with the strong demand worldwide, we remain steadfast in...
  • A video game controller that can sense players' emotions 13-04-2014 01:48 PM

    Washington: Stanford engineers have developed what could be the next big thing in interactive gaming: video game controllers that measure the player's brain activity and change the gameplay to make it more exciting. The prototype controller was developed by Gregory Kovacs, a professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University, in...
  • Hundreds of Tetris fans play a giant version of the classic video game on the side of a 29-story building in Philadelphia 08-04-2014 09:56 AM

    Sam Robinson said it's been about 15 years since he last played the videogame Tetris on a Game Boy. On Saturday night, he played it on the side of a skyscraper. Robinson, 30, was among the hundreds of Tetris fans who had a little fun Saturday with a big version...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger defends violence in his film 'Sabotage'; says video games are worse 29-03-2014 12:41 PM

    Los Angeles: Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenegger has defended the level of violence in his new movie 'Sabotage', saying that video games are worse. In the film, the former politician plays a boss within the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), whose members meet an unpleasant end after they rob a...
  • 23 retro video games you can play in your browser and where to find them 28-03-2014 11:11 AM

    Duke Nukem 3D (1996), NBA Jam (1993), Prince of Persia (1989) and Mega Man X (1993) are among 23 retro video games you can play in your browser. ...
  • 'Candy Crush' maker King Digital sees up to $7.6 billion IPO valuation 13-03-2014 07:10 AM

    King Digital Entertainment, maker of hit mobile phone game Candy Crush Saga, expects to be worth up to $7.6 billion when it goes public this month in the United States, amid concerns about its over reliance on the game. King will hope to benefit from its focus on the estimated...
  • Microsoft counts on shooter game Titanfall to boost Xbox One sales 11-03-2014 10:36 AM

    San Francisco: Microsoft Corp is betting on making sci-fi combat game "Titanfall" a hit big enough to boost sales of its Xbox One videogame device, helping it catch up in terms of sales with rival Sony Corp's PlayStation 4 console. Retailers are gearing up to get in on the buzz...
  • Candy Crush Saga maker King Digital plans IPO 19-02-2014 11:25 AM

    New York: The company behind "Candy Crush Saga" is going public, hoping the popularity of its addictive online game will translate to sweet returns for itself and its investors. King Digital Entertainment PLC, which also makes lesser-known games such as "Bubble Witch Saga" and "Pet Rescue Saga," did not disclose...
  • Sony sells 5.3 million PlayStation 4 game consoles, exceeds full-year target 18-02-2014 02:14 PM

    Tokyo: Sony Corp said it has sold 5.3 million PlayStation 4 game consoles as of February 8, surpassing its full-year target ahead of its release in Japan next week. Sony had said that it hoped to sell 5 million units by the end of March after releasing the Playstation 4...
  • Video games may help people with dyslexia learn to read 15-02-2014 06:26 PM

    London: Action video games may improve literacy skills in those with dyslexia, a new study suggests. In addition to their trouble with reading, people with dyslexia also have greater difficulty than typical readers do when it comes to managing competing sensory cues, researchers said. Vanessa Harrar of the University of...
  • Candy Crush Saga game review: Maddeningly addictive, takes away family time 23-01-2014 01:40 PM

    New York: Many people remember where they were when man first walked on the moon. I remember where I was when I passed Level 86 of "Candy Crush Saga," the maddeningly addictive game that involves matching bright-hued virtual candies to have them disappear, only to be replaced by more. I...
  • Candy Crush Saga maker King trademarks the word 'candy' 22-01-2014 12:29 PM

    Stockholm: Videogame maker King, creator of the Candy Crush Saga, a game that has millions of fans around the world, said it had trademarked the word "candy" to protect the game from persistent intellectual property infringements. Created in 2003, King has experienced an explosion in popularity since launching on Facebook...
  • China lifts 14-year ban on video game consoles 08-01-2014 12:54 PM

    China has temporarily lifted a 14-year-old ban on selling video game consoles, paving the way for Sony Corp, Microsoft Corp and Nintendo Co Ltd to enter the world's third largest video game market in terms of revenue. China saw video game revenues grow by more than a third in 2012...
  • PlayStation 4 sales beat Xbox One sales in 2013 08-01-2014 10:50 AM

    Las Vegas: Sony says it has sold 4.2 million PlayStation 4 consoles in 2013. That beats out rival Microsoft's Xbox One, which sold 3 million units. Both consoles launched in late November. The $500 Xbox costs $100 more than the PlayStation. The PlayStation 4 is now available in 53 countries...
  • China lifts ban on sale of foreign video game consoles; paves way for Sony, Microsoft 07-01-2014 01:56 PM

    Tokyo: China's State Council said it has temporarily lifted a ban on selling foreign video game consoles, paving the way for firms like Sony Corp, Microsoft Corp and Nintendo Co Ltd to enter a nearly $14 billion dollar market. The suspension of the 14-year-old ban permits "foreign-invested enterprises" to make...
  • Sony PlayStation 4 goes on sale in India, available online for Rs 39,990 06-01-2014 01:03 PM

    New Delhi: The much-awaited Sony PlayStation 4, which the company said will go on sale starting January 6 in India, is now available on e-commerce site Flipkart.com for Rs 39,990. The video gaming console has still not made its way to other major e-commerce sites including Amazon.in, which says the...
  • Tired of being beaten at all games by kids: SRK tells Big B 31-12-2013 03:30 PM

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and superstar Shah Rukh Khan are on top of the Bollywood scene, but they aren't as competent when it comes to competing with their grandchildren and children at video games and adventure sports. Amitabh, who is busy spending the New Year with his family, shared his...
  • Parents no longer interested in gifting kids high-tech gizmos 26-12-2013 12:29 PM

    Toronto: Is your kid hooked to video games, PlayStation or busy downloading apps? Tell him to thank God that he is not living in Canada. Canadian parents have decided to go traditional when it comes to buying gifts for their children. They are looking for stuff that is educational and...
  • Samsung's Smartphone GamePad transforms phone, tablet into a portable gaming console 17-12-2013 02:20 PM

    New Delhi: Samsung has introduced the Smartphone GamePad and Mobile Console app to enhance the gaming experience on mobile devices. The Smartphone GamePad transforms a Galaxy smartphone or tablet into a portable gaming console or even a home console. This portable device has a steel frame. GamePad is attachable to...
  • Video games boost social skills in kids 15-12-2013 11:39 AM

    Melbourne: Kids who play video games have better social skills, a new study has found. Research has found that games offer a range of social and educational benefits to gamers, Edith Cowan University (ECU) Associate Professor Mark McMahon, an expert in gaming, said. The key is to ensure the game...
  • 'Battlefield 4' tech glitches persist, Electronic Arts halts development on upcoming projects 08-12-2013 05:31 PM

    San Francisco: Video game publisher Electronic Arts said it halted development on upcoming projects of its "Battlefield 4" game to fix technical problems that have plagued the title recently, taking its stock down as much as 8 percent. Gamers playing "Battlefield 4" - a military-style shooter that is the company's...
  • Microsoft Xbox One review: Goes further than the PS4, integrates regular live TV 05-12-2013 11:05 AM

    Los Angeles: The Xbox One won't quite replace your TV set-top box, but it comes awfully close. The latest game console from Microsoft takes a big leap toward being the main entertainment hub in your living room. It gives you a program guide for browsing what's on TV and what's...
  • Sony says PlayStation 4 global sales exceed 2.1 million units 03-12-2013 02:56 PM

    Tokyo: Sony Corp said on Tuesday that global sales of its PlayStation 4 game console exceeded 2.1 million units as of December 1. The number included the 700,000 units sold through in Europe and Australasia launching on November 29, Sony said in a statement. Sony launched the PS4 in the...
  • Microsoft Xbox One vs Sony PS4: Which game console to opt for 27-11-2013 10:19 AM

    The game consoles have landed. Millions of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners are getting their first taste of what to expect from this new generation of high-powered video games. Perhaps you weren't one of those eager fans who waited in line at midnight to get first crack at the...
  • Does Microsoft need Xbox? 24-11-2013 11:23 AM

    Los Angeles: Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates donned a cool leather jacket when he first introduced the Xbox onstage in 2000. More than a decade later, the video game console is still the hippest brand in Microsoft's portfolio. But as the company begins selling its first new Xbox in eight years...
  • Top games exclusive to Microsoft's new Xbox One 23-11-2013 10:50 AM

    Gadget junkies love a new machine. The Xbox One is fun to mess around with, whether you're experimenting with the voice and motion controls of its Kinect camera or using such apps as YouTube and Netflix to feed Internet video to your big-screen TV. But most early buyers will want...
  • Microsoft sells over a million Xbox Ones in under 24 hours 23-11-2013 10:27 AM

    San Francisco: Microsoft Corp sold over 1 million of its new Xbox One game consoles within 24 hours of their hitting store shelves on Friday, on par with Sony Corp's PlayStation 4 despite launching in far more countries. The new console, which launched in 13 countries, set a record for...
  • FIFA 14 review: EA scores a winner 08-11-2013 02:49 PM

    How do you redefine something which is already a success? Well, if you are EA you don't. EA's latest offering in its highly successful football simulation game series does not break new ground. It just smoothens out the rough edges and the bumps and cracks in its previous title. Upgrading...
  • 'Call of Duty: Ghosts' video game passes $1 bn in sales to retailers 07-11-2013 10:14 AM

    San Francisco: Activision Blizzard Inc's latest title from its blockbuster "Call of Duty" video game franchise surpassed $1 billion in sell-in sales - the number of copies shipped to retailers - a day after its launch, the company said on Wednesday. Activision shares were relatively unchanged at $16.54 in afternoon-trading...