GAMES

  • Indian squash scaled unprecedented heights in 2014 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian squash never had it better than 2014 as a bagful of firsts, highlighted by a gold each in the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games, marked a highly successful year for the racquet sport. While the big three -- Dipika Pallikal, Joshana Chinappa and Saurav Ghosal -- were always...
  • Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox hit by user connection problems, hacker group claims responsibility 2 days ago

    Microsoft's Xbox Live and Sony's PlayStation Networks experienced user connection problems on Christmas Day, for which a hacker group claimed responsibility. The group, called Lizard Squad, could not be reached for comment, and the companies did not give a reason for the connectivity issues. Both companies expected heavy use as people who...
  • 'Game of Thrones' season 5: Tyrion Lannister sports a beard, Arya Stark gets a costume makeover; HBO teaser heightens fans' curiosity 5 days ago

    Los Angeles: A new teaser of popular fantasy drama 'Game of Thrones' season five has been released, which shows character Tyrion Lannister, played by actor Peter Dinklage, in a new look. The 45-year-old actor will be sporting a beard in the series to conceal himself after having escaped from the castle...
  • Watch: This 10-second 'Game of Thrones' season 5 teaser is cryptic yet thrilling December 20, 2014

    A glimpse of the visions; the three-eyed raven; Tyrion; Ayra; Cersei; Sansa, and phoof -- it's gone. ...
  • Prakash Nanjappa crowned Champion of Champions at shooting nationals December 18, 2014

    Pune: Commonwealth Games silver medallist Prakash Nanjappa emerged victorious to be crowned the Champion of Champions at the ongoing 58th National Shooting Championships here in the western Indian city on Thursday. The shooter of the southern Indian state Karnataka was awarded with a cash prize of Rs 50,000 by the National...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley starrer 'The Imitation Game' to be released in 2015 December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: 'The Imitation Game', which has received five Golden Globe nominations, will hit Indian screens Jan 23, 2015. Being released in India by PVR Pictures, the film has a cast of Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley and Charles Dance, said a statement. Cumberbatch plays the role of a mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and...
  • Government writes to AIBA, seeks reversal on Sarita Devi's ban December 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has written to AIBA to revoke the suspension of boxer Sarita Devi, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Wednesday. Sonowal along with the cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar were among those who had shown strong support for Sarita. He said that the government was pursuing the issue. "From our...
  • AIBA bans boxer Sarita Devi for 1 year December 17, 2014

    India's woman boxer Laishram Sarita Devi was on Thursday slapped with a one-year ban by International Boxing Association (AIBA) for her refusal to accept a bronze medal during the Incheon Asian Games earlier this year in South Korea. Also, India's foreign coach BI Fernandez and Sarita's husband Thoiba Singh were...
  • Rome will bid to host 2024 Olympic Games: Matteo Renzi December 15, 2014

    Rome: Rome will bid to host the 2024 summer Olympic Games, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Monday. "All too often Italy seems resigned," Renzi said at an event in the Italian capital to launch the bid. "You can lose but what isn't acceptable is not to try to win,"...
  • Sarita Devi finally receives her Asian Games bronze medal December 11, 2014

    Indian boxer Sarita Devi finally received her Asian Games bronze medal after she had controversially refused it at the Incheon Games. ...
  • Sarita Devi finally gets her Asian Games bronze medal December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Boxer Sarita Devi on Wednesday finally received her Asian Games bronze medal which she had refused at the victory ceremony in Incheon under controversial circumstances with the Indian Olympic Association Secretary General Rajeev Mehta presenting it to her here. Mehta presented the medal to the Manipuri boxer at the...
  • Ralph Baer, the 'Father of Video Games,' dies at 92 December 9, 2014

    Manchester, New Hampshire, USA: Ralph Baer, a video game pioneer who created both the precursor to Pong and the electronic memory game Simon and led the team that developed the first home video game console, has died. He was 92. Baer, a longtime resident of Manchester, died at his home Saturday,...
  • IOC clears way for more than one Olympic Games host city December 8, 2014

    The International Olympic Committee on Monday voted to allow host cities to move competitions to other towns, or countries, in a break with the tradition of keeping the Games in one location. The decision fuels speculation regarding the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, with sources telling Reuters on Saturday that talks were...
  • 20 years of Sony PlayStation, the global gaming phenomenon that changed entertainment December 5, 2014

    Tokyo: Twenty years ago, a small grey box of electronic tricks made its debut in Japan, heralding the birth of the global gaming phenomenon that changed the entertainment landscape, launching titles that now outstrip sales from Hollywood's biggest franchises. The original PlayStation, which hit stores in early December 1994, brought revolutionary...
  • Retailer stops selling 'GTA V' following allegations that the game encourages players to murder women December 5, 2014

    Los Angeles: Target Australia is removing Grand Theft Auto V from store shelves after more than 40,000 people who say the video game encourages players to murder women for entertainment signed an online petition asking the retailer to stop selling it. The decision is the latest in a long line of...
  • Sports ministry urges AIBA to revoke suspension imposed on Sarita Devi December 3, 2014

    Pleading with the International Boxing Association to revoke the suspension imposed on boxer L Sarita Devi, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has written a letter to AIBA President Dr Ching Kuo Wu, requesting him to take a sympathetic view given her humble background. Sarita was provisionally suspended after she refused to accept...
  • Can India build on the CWG and Asiad momentum at Champions Trophy? December 3, 2014

    With a rare success of three medals in a row at major sporting events beckoning Indian hockey, Bhubaneswar will become the epicentre of hockey fans in the country once the Champions Trophy begins December 6 in the Temple City of India. The Glasgow Commonwealth Games and the Incheon Asian Games...
  • 'Mockingjay' disarms 'Penguins' to retain top spot at U.S. box office December 1, 2014

    Los Angeles/New York: 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1,' the third film in the dystopian action series starring Jennifer Lawrence, collected $56.9 million to hold off advances by animated films 'Penguins of Madagascar' and 'Big Hero 6' and claim victory at the U.S. holiday weekend box office. 'Penguins of Madagascar,'...
  • Robert Downey Jr. used to sing for charity December 1, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor Robert Downey Jr. says he used to sing in shopping centres to raise money for music education. The 49-year-old says he produced a series of unplanned concerts, reports contactmusic.com. "When I was growing up, it was a given that if you wanted to have that initial exploration into music,...
  • Girls better than boys at making computer games: Study November 30, 2014

    London: Girls are more adept at making story-based computer games than their male counterparts, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of Sussex in UK asked pupils at a secondary school to design and programme their own computer game using a new visual programming language that shows pupils the...
  • Expect more 'Hunger Games' films, says director Francis Lawrence November 29, 2014

    Los Angeles: If director Francis Lawrence is to be believed, more films in 'The Hunger Games' movie franchise are being talked about. Lawrence, who took over the director's chair with Catching Fire last year, and will stay with the franchise until it concludes next year, has also said he would be...
  • Watch: Masand reviews 'Ungli', 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay', 'Penguins of Madagascar' November 29, 2014

    In this episode, CNN-IBN Movies Editor Rajeev Masand reviews movies, 'Ungli', 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay' and 'Penguins of Madagascar'. ...
  • 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay' review: The movie leaves with more question marks than full-stops November 28, 2014

    Director: Francis Lawrence Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth Not very much happens in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1. The studio's decision to make two films from the final book in Suzanne Collins' bestselling trilogy may have made sense from a business point of view - hey, it worked...
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1: Live tweet review November 28, 2014

    Directed by Francis Lawrence, 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 1' stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh1 Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks and Julianne Moore. It is the sequel to 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' and is the first of two films based on the novel...
  • Actress Natalie Dormer reacts to Jennifer Lawrence's nude photo leaks, calls the incident 'horrific' November 28, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Jennifer Lawrence's 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1' co-star Natalie Dormer has said the incident involving the leak out of the former's nude photographs, as "horrific". The 32-year-old has spoken of the internet havoc in Nylon magazine's December 2014/January 2015 double issue, reports eonline.com. "What Jen went through recently was...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch: Give yourself more power as women; don't call yourselves Cumberbitches November 27, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch says though he is flattered his female fans call themselves 'Cumberbitches', the actor finds the term a bit rude. The 38-year-old actor said he would prefer his fans to address themselves as Cumbercollective or Cumbersomes as he does not want them to be called 'bitches',...
  • We want the entire country to be behind Sarita Devi: Sachin Tendulkar November 26, 2014

    Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday discussed the way forward with Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and urged the entire country to support boxer L Sarita Devi, who is facing a possible life ban from AIBA for refusing her bronze medal at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games. Sarita Devi lost in the...