Videogame

  • As console battle heats up, videogame revival hopes rise August 25, 2013

    Cologne: "New heroes are here", proclaims a poster for Microsoft's and Sony's new gaming consoles at the entrance of the Gamescom trade fair, reflecting hopes that a battle over the devices will boost the declining videogames industry. For once, the rise of online and free-to-play gaming is not the only topic...
  • Ouya's $99 videogame console challenges pricier Xbox, PlayStation June 22, 2013

    San Francisco: Ouya's $99 Android videogame console goes on sale on Tuesday, the latest attempt by a growing crop of niche hardware makers to chip away at a market dominated by Sony Corp, Microsoft Corp and Nintendo Co Ltd. Ouya hopes its cheaper cubeshaped console will prevail over the longestablished gaming...
  • Sony announces new 'PlayStation4' console February 21, 2013

    New York: Sony Corp took the wraps off its nextgeneration video game console called "PlayStation4" on Wednesday that will allow users to stream and play video games hosted on servers. The company revealed the new console, which will succeed the sevenyearold PlayStation 3, in New York. The controller dubbed "DualShock 4" will...
  • Horror of 26/11 ends up online, in video games November 25, 2009

    New Delhi: One year after the 26/11 attacks, the horror of those 60 hours ends up online, in video games. Is that disrespectful? Or just a harmless way to let off steam? ...
  • Tech Toyz: Games, games and more games May 30, 2009

    New Delhi: Watch the gaming episode of Tech Toyz, learn about brand new videogames and meet the creator of Lara Croft. ...
  • Budget Gaming: Recession hits gaming industry February 19, 2009

    As most of you already know, the entire world is reeling under serious recession. The Gaming industry, once considered immune to this sort of recession has been hit badly and tons of developers/publishers have either stacked their staff or shut down shop completely. In such dismal times spending oodles of money...
  • Videogame Review: Lord of the Rings Conquest February 17, 2009

    From the very first time I laid eyes on Lord of the Rings: Conquest at last year's Games Convention Asia, I had pegged this game to be a mindless yet enjoyable hack and slash title that would give Lord of the Rings (LoTR) fans a decent bang for their buck....
  • Zaheer, Jia battle over on an online videogame January 22, 2009

    Mumbai: Indians are passionate about cricket and cinema and a promotional event brought the two together when pace bowler Zaheer Khan and actress Jiah Khan stepped in to launch an online game on Formula 1 racing in Mumbai on Wednesday. Both Zaheer and Jiah have been making news lately ...
  • Obama now in videogames for Gen Next voters October 18, 2008

    Chicago: Both presidential candidates have spent millions of dollars on campaign ads on television and radio. But for the first time ever, a presidential candidate is advertising in videogames! ...
  • It's all games, less work for cameo king Kunal Kapoor September 10, 2008

    New Delhi: Actor Kunal Kapoor and VJ Nikhil Chinnappa were in the Capital on Tuesday to launch the muchawaited videogame, Spore. This game gives you an oppurtunity to create personalised characters, planets and even a whole new universe. No wonder, Kapoor and Chinappa decided to create their own alternative world....
  • Power bills soaring? Turn off the videogame June 3, 2008

    Sydney: Don't blame the refrigerator for your steep power bills: an Australian consumer agency study has found that videogame consoles and plasma flatscreen TVs are major electricity guzzlers, even when left on standby. The recent study by Choice said Sony Corp's Playstation 3, closely followed by Microsoft's Xbox 360 and plasma...
  • Developing videogames is all fun and games May 31, 2008

    Pune: Whoever said playing videogames is a waste of time and energy has probably never met Aditya Gaikwad, a 23yearold from Pune who makes a living designing and testing videogames. Aditya Gaikwad has nursed a life time ambition to beat the pulp out of Jean Claude van Damme ...
  • Stephen King blasts banning violent videogames April 8, 2008

    Sydney: Horror writer Stephen King has criticised plans by a US state to ban violent videogames, saying such a move would be undemocratic and it was up to parents to monitor their children's entertainment. King, in a pop culture column he writes for Entertainment Weekly, said he was no video...
  • Govt to get your child off violent videogames January 8, 2008

    New Delhi: Is your child hooked to violent computer games? Well, if you can't make him or her stop, the Government just might be able to do it for you. Alarmed by the graphic content in videogames, the Information & Broadcasting Ministry now wants to censor them. While this would...
  • UK church cries foul over videogame June 11, 2007

    New Delhi: Sony's popular play station videogame Resistance: Fall of Man is under fire from the Church of England. ...
  • Jaipur making online games for the West August 20, 2006

    Jaipur: With the software industry rapidly gaining ground in Jaipur, many engineers are creating online games for countries such as the United States, Britain, France and Italy, contributing their expertise to virtual entertainment. After New Delhi and Gurgaon, Jaipur so far known more as a tourist destination has become...