Games

  • Raj Singh named Chef-de-Mission of India's CWG contingent 18-04-2014 05:28 PM

    New Delhi: Wrestling Federation of India Secretary General Raj Singh was on Friday named Chef-de-Mission of the Indian contingent for the Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow in July-August. International shooter Raja K Sidhu will be the deputy chef-de-mission, the IOA said in a release. Sidhu is also one...
  • Microsoft's Xbox One sales cross 5 million mark 18-04-2014 10:31 AM

    San Francisco: Microsoft has sold over 5 million Xbox One video game consoles to retailers since its launch in November, the company said on Thursday. In January, the US software company said Xbox One sales had crossed three million as of the end of 2013. The console went on sale...
  • Vietnam back out as hosts of 2019 Asian Games 17-04-2014 08:56 PM

    Hanoi: Vietnam quit as hosts of the 2019 Asian Games on Thursday, citing a lack of preparedness and concerns that holding the multi-sport event would not prove financially viable. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said Vietnam was suffering the effects of global recession and the state was unable to foot...
  • Boxing ad-hoc committee fixes trial dates for CWG 17-04-2014 06:54 PM

    New Delhi: The ad-hoc committee set up by the IOA to run some affairs of Indian boxing on Thursday decided to hold selection trials for the Commonwealth Games next month after a meeting here. The six-member committee, headed by veteran administrator Tarlochan Singh, met for the first time on Thursday...
  • 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...
  • Candy Crush game launched in China 16-04-2014 04:02 PM

    Shanghai: Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd will launch a Chinese version of King Digital Entertainment Plc's explosively popular "Candy Crush Saga" game in China, as the UK-based mobile games maker looks to woo new users to support flagging sales in the United States and Europe. The web-based game, which...
  • Medals for 2014 Commonwealth Games unveiled 15-04-2014 10:13 AM

    London: The medals for the 2014 Commonwealth Games were unveiled in Glasgow to mark 100 days to the Games' opening ceremony on July 23. The gold, silver and bronze medals were displayed at an event at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, Xinhua reported. Organisers said more than...
  • 'Hunger Games' top winner at MTV Movie Awards 14-04-2014 10:27 AM

    Los Angeles: 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' earned the prize for best film at Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards, besting even top Oscar winner "12 Years a Slave." "Hunger Games" stars also took home some of the night's biggest awards. Jennifer Lawrence won best female performance and Josh Hutcherson was...
  • 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...
  • Watch: The smooth, jazz version of 'Game of Thrones' opening theme song 10-04-2014 01:58 PM

    To celebrate the season premiere of HBO's 'Game of Thrones,' these guys teamed up with nine time Grammy-nominated sax star Dave Koz for this smooth version of the opening theme song. No Starks were harmed in the making of this video. ...
  • 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...
  • HBO's 'Game of Thrones' premiere draws 6.6 million viewers 08-04-2014 09:54 AM

    Los Angeles: The season four premiere of fantasy epic 'Game of Thrones' drew an average of 6.6 million viewers, making it the largest audience for HBO since the 2007 finale of mafia drama "The Sopranos," the premium cable network said on Monday. The highly anticipated premiere on Sunday of 'Game...
  • Rio to be my last Olympics but Asian Games, CWG on mind now: Lee Chong Wei 04-04-2014 09:11 PM

    New Delhi: Two-time Olympic silver medallist, Lee Chong Wei on Friday said he will make a last-ditch attempt to win the elusive Olympic gold at the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016 but his priority this season remains winning titles at Commonwealth and Asian Games. Lee, who turns 32 in...
  • Desire, ice, and fire: 'Game of Thrones' returns for 4th season 30-03-2014 03:51 PM

    Reuters: Mystical ice creatures, fire-breathing dragons, and the people caught in between return to the small screen come April 6, when HBO's "Game of Thrones" unsheathes a fourth season that could see it crowned as the cable network's most watched series in history. The medieval fantasy drama's fan base has...
  • 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...
  • All men must die: 'Game of Thrones' returns for fourth season 29-03-2014 10:25 AM

    Mystical ice creatures, fire-breathing dragons, and the people caught in between return to the small screen come April 6, when HBO's 'Game of Thrones' unsheathes a fourth season that could see it crowned as the cable network's most watched series in history. The medieval fantasy drama's fan base has grown...
  • Zaheer Khan to lead Mumbai in T20 zonals 28-03-2014 12:23 PM

    Mumbai: Pacer Zaheer Khan, who is not part of the India ODI or T20 squads, will lead Mumbai in the West Zone T20 League games to be played from March 30 to April 4. Mumbai selectors also included two India under-19 cricketers Sarfaraz Khan and Shreyas Iyer in the squad,...
  • 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. ...
  • Indian hockey may pull out of CWG 2014 after player denied accreditation 22-03-2014 08:17 PM

    New Delhi: A miffed Hockey India on Saturday asked the Indian Olympic Association to withdraw the men's hockey team from the Glasgow Commonwealth Games after it came to light that full-back Harbir Singh Sandhu has been denied accreditation by the organisers of the 2014 CWG. Harbir, whose name featured in...
  • Project Morpheus: A heads-on look at Sony's virtual reality googles 21-03-2014 04:49 PM

    San Francisco: The promise of virtual reality in the living room is coming closer to, well, reality. Sony unveiled a prototype headset this week capable of surrounding a wearer's vision with interactive virtual worlds. The system, codenamed Project Morpheus, utilizes a 1080p head-mounted display with head-tracking capabilities and works in...
  • The highs and lows of Arsene Wenger's 1,000 Arsenal games 20-03-2014 09:51 PM

    The highs of Arsene Wenger's 18-year stint as Arsenal manager outweigh the lows, even if the club have failed to win a trophy for nine years. Here is a look at the highlights and low points since he was appointed in 1996: THE HIGHLIGHTS Winning The Double 1997-98 Wenger achieved...
  • Hockey to become 60-minute game from September 1 20-03-2014 06:31 PM

    Lausanne: The international hockey federation (FIH) on Thursday introduced major changes to the structure of the sport including reducing the 70-minute game to 60 minutes comprising four 15-minute quarters instead of two 35-minute halves. The changes will come into effect from September 1. After the first and third quarters there...
  • Flappy Bird game to make a comeback, confirms creator 20-03-2014 01:28 PM

    New Delhi: Flappy Bird maker Nguyen Ha Dong, in a reply to a tweet, has confirmed that he will bring the game back, but that is not going to happen anytime soon. Dong earlier talked about its plans to bring the game back in an interview with Rolling Stone. To...
  • Sony unveils virtual reality headset 'Project Morpheus' for PlayStation 4 19-03-2014 10:59 AM

    San Francisco: Sony Corp unveiled a prototype for a new virtual reality headset accessory for its Playstation 4 games console at the annual Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, as it bids to further acceptance of the concept. The headset, still in development under the name "Project Morpheus", is designed...
  • Sushil aims for elusive Asian Games medal 18-03-2014 08:15 PM

    New Delhi: An Asian Games medal has been the only feat that has eluded star wrestler Sushil Kumar so far and he has now set his sights at finishing on the podium in the Incheon Games later this year. Sushil has won medals in Olympics, World Championships, Commonwealth Games and...
  • Feel more intelligent about a lot of things now than ten years ago: Eva Longoria 17-03-2014 12:14 PM

    London: 'Desperate Housewives' star Eva Longoria says she feels more attractive with age. The 39-year-old actress feels more intelligent than what she was ten years ago, reported Contactmusic. "I had no idea what was happening 10 years ago, I was in a big vortex of madness. I feel more intelligent...
  • '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...
  • Flappy Bird creator says he is 'considering' to bring the game back 12-03-2014 05:22 PM

    New Delhi: The now-discontinued popular mobile game Flappy Bird, which was taken down last month from both the Apple App Store and Google's Play Store, could make a comeback. Flappy Bird creator Nguyen Ha Dong, a Hanoi-based game developer, said in an interview with Rolling Stone that he is "considering"...
  • 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...
  • SAF Games, National Games to be discussed in IOA meeting 08-03-2014 06:30 PM

    New Delhi: Decisions concerning the dates of the South Asian Federation Games which India will host and National Games could be taken in the Indian Olympic Association Executive Committee meeting to be held here on March 27. The IOA had in 2012 proposed to host the SAF Games here early...