Video games

Consider taking steps to firewall games like Blue Whale, SC tells govt

Consider taking steps to firewall games like Blue Whale, SC tells govt

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the government to consider forming an expert committee to create firewalls for virtual games like Blue Whale.

Oct 13, 2017, 12:59 PM IST
Playing video games regularly makes one quicker at analysing, learning?

Playing video games regularly makes one quicker at analysing, learning?

The researchers from Ruhr University Bochum in Germany studied 17 volunteers who played action-based games on the computer or a console for more than 15 hours a week.

Oct 01, 2017, 18:43 PM IST
Love playing action video games? Your brain health is at risk

Love playing action video games? Your brain health is at risk

Previous studies have shown that hippocampus depletion puts a person at risk of developing brain illnesses and diseases ranging from depression to schizophrenia, Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Alzheimer's disease.

Aug 08, 2017, 19:35 PM IST
Playing video games may cut stress at work

Playing video games may cut stress at work

The research findings showed that people who played a casual video game exhibited greater engagement and affective restoration than normal relaxation condition.

Jul 26, 2017, 23:52 PM IST
Let your kids play video games, it will help boost their attention!

Let your kids play video games, it will help boost their attention!

Playing video games also increased the size and efficiency of brain regions related to visuospatial skills. 

Jun 26, 2017, 19:49 PM IST
Video games a 'viable and effective' treatment for depression, say researchers!

Video games a 'viable and effective' treatment for depression, say researchers!

The findings showed that playing the specifically designed video game helped people feel they had some control over their depression.

Mar 27, 2017, 20:25 PM IST
Super Mario Run: All you need to know

Super Mario Run: All you need to know

Nintendo’s Super Mario Run, the most awaited game for the iPhone was launched on Thursday in 150 countries.

Dec 16, 2016, 04:33 AM IST

Playing tennis, video games may improve memory: Study

Attention-grabbing experiences release memory-enhancing chemicals in brain, helping to store memories that occur just before or soon after the experience, the study mentioned.
 

Sep 09, 2016, 07:34 AM IST
Microsoft buys interactive game streaming startup

Microsoft buys interactive game streaming startup

Microsoft said it is bolstering its Xbox arsenal with the purchase of a startup specializing in letting people join in the fun while watching live-streamed game play.

Aug 12, 2016, 09:09 AM IST
Online video games may boost teenagers' intelligence

Online video games may boost teenagers' intelligence

While spending hours on Facebook or other social media sites can lead to bad results in school, playing video games may not have such adverse effects. A new study has found that online video games can even sharpen math, science and reading skills in teenagers.

Aug 10, 2016, 17:40 PM IST
Superheroes swoop in to a Venezuela in crisis

Superheroes swoop in to a Venezuela in crisis

Superheroes, wizards and Jedi Knights have descended on the Venezuelan capital.

Jul 20, 2016, 10:35 AM IST
Pokémon GO: The world's newest fitness app! (Watch video)

Pokémon GO: The world's newest fitness app! (Watch video)

Built on Niantic’s Real World Gaming Platform, Pokémon GO uses real locations to encourage players to search far and wide in the real world to discover Pokémon.  

Jul 13, 2016, 11:46 AM IST