VIDEO GAMES

  • 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...
  • Microsoft slashes Xbox 360 prices by 19 per cent; launches Xbox 360 500GB model at Rs 19,990 February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft has slashed prices of its popular gaming console Xbox 360 by 19 per cent to Rs 12,990 as the tech giant looks to expand its footprint in India's gaming market. The 4GB version of the standalone XBox 360 was earlier being sold for Rs 15,990 and is...
  • Game reviews: A new life for old video games February 1, 2015

    Los Angeles: For some video games, what's old is new again. Following last year's re-release of "Halo 2," "The Last of Us" and "Grand Theft Auto V," several other titles - and one hand-held device - are receiving similar resurrections in 2015. A look at recent revivals: - "Grim Fandango Remastered": The...
  • Video game technology paves way for low-cost navigation system for self-driving cars January 20, 2015

    Washington: A new software that allows a self-driving car to determine its location using a single video camera instead of several laser scanners can shave thousands of dollars from the cost of such vehicles. Ryan Wolcott, a doctoral candidate in computer science and engineering at the University of Michigan, used video...
  • Man dies after a 3-day gaming binge at an Internet cafe January 20, 2015

    Taipei: A 32-year-old Taiwanese man has died after a three-day gaming binge at an Internet cafe in the island's south, the second such case this year, a report said today. The man, identified by his family name Hsieh, was found slumped motionless in his chair in the cafe in Kaohsiung city. Other...
  • Video games coming in 2015: Everything you need to know January 10, 2015

    Los Angeles: Link, Master Chief, Batman and Nathan Drake will be back in action. The leading men are among the protagonists starring in totally new video game instalments in 2015, joined by newcomers like a team of intergalactic monster hunters and their prey ("Evolve"), a band of high-tech criminals and their...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Atari Games buried in landfill net $37,000 on eBay; it was once known as the worst video game ever made! November 17, 2014

    Alamogordo, NM: What some have called the worst video game ever made has fetched thousands of dollars for a New Mexico city. An old "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" game cartridge drew the highest bid among 100 Atari games auctioned on eBay by Alamogordo officials. The games were part of a cache of some...
  • Microsoft Xbox One set to launch in China on September 29 September 23, 2014

    Beijing: Microsoft Corp has set September 29 as the new launch date for its Xbox One game console in China, the US software giant said on Tuesday, in the first launch since a 14-year ban on sales of foreign games consoles was lifted this year. The world's biggest software company gave...
  • Microsoft Xbox One coming to India on September 23 at Rs 39,990 September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft's XBox One video game console will be available in India starting September 23. Priced at Rs 39,990, the Xbox One system will include the Xbox One console which features a 500GB hard drive, Bluray player and builtin WiFi, one Xbox One Wireless Controller, and a free...
  • 'ET the ExtraTerrestrial': 'World's worst' video game to be auctioned September 15, 2014

    Washington: Hundreds of copies of a video game described as the 'world's worst' are now being auctioned after they were unearthed from a landfill site in the US. The vintage videogame called 'ET the ExtraTerrestrial', based on a hit movie and released in 1982, was said to be so bad...
  • Bold new video game 'Destiny' to be launched on September 9; will be released on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 September 7, 2014

    San Francisco: The video game studio that won players' devotion with blockbuster hit "Halo" is out to eclipse its enviable success with the Tuesday launch of massive new sciencefiction action title "Destiny." "We're really proud of the world we created with 'Halo,' and the millions of gamers we attracted, but with...
  • Violent video games may put kids at higher risk for depression August 19, 2014

    New York: Scientists have found significantly increased signs of depression among preteens with high daily exposure to violent video games. Researchers recorded significantly more depressive symptoms over the course of a year among fifthgraders from three US cities who reported playing highviolence video games for two or more hours a day,...
  • Xbox One: Microsoft unveils Xbox in China after a 14year ban July 31, 2014

    Beijing: Software giant Microsoft unveiled it reinvented Xbox videogame console in potentially vast Chinese market after a ban of 14 years despite facing probe over business practices in the country. Yusuf Mehdi, chief marketing and strategy officer for Xbox said the new gaming console, the Xbox One, will be available in...
  • Violent video games may promote good behaviour in real life June 29, 2014

    Washington: Contrary to the popular belief that violent video games turn people aggressive, a new study suggests playing them may actually lead to increased moral sensitivity and prosocial behaviour in real life. New evidence suggests heinous behaviour played out in a virtual environment can lead to players' increased sensitivity...
  • As a parent, how do you feel about this? Study says violent video games promote good behaviour in real life June 28, 2014

    Here comes a shocker. Contrary to popular perception that playing violent video games makes people aggressive, a new study says playing such games may actually lead to increased moral sensitivity and prosocial behaviour in real life. Committing immoral behaviour in a video game elicits feelings of guilt in players and such...
  • India's first Internet deaddiction clinic offers counselling to web addicts June 18, 2014

    Bangalore: How addicted are you to the Internet and online games? Are you constantly on Facebook without any reason? India's first Internet deaddiction clinic is trying to solve these and other problems that the virtual world has taken over lives with. During a slow summer vacation, four friends have got together...
  • E3 2014: Winners and losers from the video game show June 14, 2014

    Los Angeles: The 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo wasn't as dramatic as last year's, when Sony and Microsoft were battling for attention in advance of the fall debuts of their new game consoles, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This year, the focus was on new games to play on those machines,...
  • Indian Air Force to launch video game to attract youngsters June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking to attract youth, the Air Force is all set to launch a video game called 'Guardians of the Sky' in which players can carry out virtual attacks on enemy targets flying a Su30MKI combat aircraft. "An IAF unit is developing a mobile gaming application called 'Guardians of the...
  • Despite numerous leaks and teasers, E3 2014 still surprises June 12, 2014

    Los Angeles: The jaws aren't dropping at E3. Traditionally, the Electronic Entertainment Expo is the place where video game publishers reveal their biggest and boldest creations. That's changed in recent years as game release dates have moved beyond the holiday season and leaks about upcoming titles have spread across the...
  • E3 2014: Uncharted, LittleBigPlanet coming to PlayStation 4 June 10, 2014

    Los Angeles: Sony announced that it's bringing new installments of the popular videogame franchises "Uncharted" and "LittleBigPlanet" to the PlayStation 4 as it celebrated the 6monthold game console's marketplace triumph. Sony also premiered "Abzu," an undersea odyssey from the creators of the awardwinning "Journey" and "Entwined," a psychedelic 3D flying game....
  • Microsoft Xbox One coming to India on September 23 for Rs 39,990 June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft has confirmed that its XBox One video game console will be available in India starting September 23. Priced at Rs 39,990, every Xbox One system will include the Xbox One console which features a 500GB hard drive, Bluray player and builtin WiFi one Xbox One...
  • Microsoft teases new Crackdown, Halo at E3 June 10, 2014

    Los Angeles: It's all about the games for Microsoft at E3. Microsoft focused exclusively on hyping titles coming to its Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles during its presentation ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the videogame industry's annual trade show. The new Xbox One games included a fresh instalment of...
  • E3 2014: Electronic Arts launches Battlefield Hardline beta; available for PlayStation 4, PC June 10, 2014

    Los Angeles: Electronic Arts is testing out its latest "Battlefield" game at E3. The video game publisher surprised Electronic Entertainment Expo attendees by announcing it was launching the online beta test for "Battlefield Hardline" after its presentation at the game industry's annual trade show. The upcoming firstperson shooter trades the franchise's...
  • Sony beats Nintendo in console wars for the first time in nearly a decade June 9, 2014

    Tokyo: Sony are winning the console wars for the first time in nearly a decade, a company official confirmed Monday, offering a rare bright spot on the firm's otherwise troubled balance sheet. Stellar sales of the new PlayStation 4 gave the Japanese electronic giant a huge leg up over rival Nintendo,...
  • E3 2014: 5 video game trends expected at the trade show June 9, 2014

    Los Angeles: With the launch of the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Wii U in the video game industry's rearview mirror, the spotlight at this week's Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles is expected to shift back to games. From onlineonly titles to virtual reality experiences, about 200 exhibitors will...
  • E3 2014: Microsoft, Sony to battle for throne at the video game trade show June 8, 2014

    San Francisco: Muscular new consoles from Microsoft and Sony are girding to battle for the throne of the video game industry at the E3 extravaganza set to kick off in Los Angeles on Tuesday. The two rivals will showcase blockbuster titles to the press Monday with eyepopping graphics, and promote their...
  • Sony back at top of video game console sales after eight years June 7, 2014

    Tokyo: Sony have topped worldwide sales of video game consoles for the first time in eight years, a newspaper reported Saturday, pipping struggling rival Nintendo and signalling the Playstation manufacturer's comeback. Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) sold 18.7 million PlayStation 4 (PS4) systems and other game consoles for the fiscal year to...
  • Sony to stop selling PSP video game machine June 3, 2014

    Tokyo: Sony Corp. is pulling the plug on its handheld PlayStation Portable video game machine after 10 years. The Japanese electronics and entertainment company has been pushing the successor machine, PlayStation Vita. Tokyobased Sony said Tuesday that PSP shipments ended in North America in January, will end in Japan this month...