Online games

Not just PUBG, other mobile games are also violent, explicit and addictive: Prakash Javadekar

The Minister for Information and Broadcasting said his ministry has decided to form a gaming centre to teach courses related to VFX, gaming and animation so that new games are developed that promote Indian cultural ethos. He said many games played on mobile and other gadgets are "violent, explicit, addictive and tend to create a complex in the mind of children".

Mar 01, 2021, 17:43 PM IST

Online Addiction: We are going to participate in 'Free Fire' Championship, runaway teens share their weird story

Cybercrime investigators had said Garena Free Fire and PUBG and Fortnite are online multiplayer survival games and let players talk, chat and engage with random participants. These games are usually free but have features to build the player's virtual character through points used to "buy" clothes, cars, and weapons.

Feb 15, 2021, 16:55 PM IST

Madras HC asks Centre, states to pass laws to ban online games involving money

The HC drew a parallel to the recent Telangana government Ordinance amending the Telangana Gaming Act 1974, banning Online Rummy. The state has now prohibited users from playing real cash games.

Jul 24, 2020, 16:29 PM IST

PUBG, Fortnite, God of War, other online games harmful for children, says Delhi child rights panel

The growing popularity of these games can be ascertained from the fact that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had in "Pariksha Par Charcha 2.0" mentioned their names.

Feb 05, 2019, 14:26 PM IST

Create awareness about dangers of Blue Whale game: SC

The Supreme Court on Monday said that awareness needs to be created among students about the dangers of online games like Blue Whale.

Nov 20, 2017, 16:18 PM IST

Team-based online game helps patients manage diabetes: Study

The game also included detailed explanations for the answers, a "take-home message" and references.

Aug 14, 2017, 09:13 AM IST

India to have 310 million online gamers by 2021: Report

Increasing smartphone penetration and convenient digital payment options will drive the online gamers base in the country to more than double to 310 million by 2021, a report by Google-KPMG on Wednesday said.

May 10, 2017, 20:23 PM IST

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

Online candy games make kids eat more: Study

Folkvord found that children do not recognise the games as advertisements, even when brand names and logos are clearly visible.

Dec 20, 2015, 16:12 PM IST

Lunch with Warren Buffett auctioned for $2.35 million

The chairman of a Chinese company that develops online games has agreed to pay $2,345,678 for a private lunch with billionaire investor Warren Buffett, winning a charity auction.

Jun 07, 2015, 03:13 AM IST

New online game reveals how much your personal data is exposed to risk

The game, Data Dealer, has a Farmville-like feel to it where users get to collect thousand of make-believe profiles coming across characters such as a nurse who sells patients' records or manager of a tanning salon giving away clients' details for money.

Dec 07, 2013, 20:09 PM IST

New online game lets players see ‘Facebook life’ flash before eyes after crash

According to, the creators of the game channelled blockbusters such as Gran Turismo and Need For Speed to entice young petrolheads. But in a twist to the game, players log-in with their Facebook profiles.

Oct 13, 2013, 20:14 PM IST

Zynga wins trademark lawsuit against `Bang With Friends`

Zynga Inc. has reportedly settled a trademark lawsuit against casual sex app `Bang With Friends` over charges that the latter used `With Friends` in its name.

Oct 02, 2013, 14:42 PM IST

Online games may boost brain in chemo patients

Solving puzzles online can boost cognitive skills in women who`ve undergone chemotherapy, according to a new study.

May 19, 2013, 19:55 PM IST

Spidey foes to rattle `Amazing Spider-Man` game

Spider-Man must contend with more than just a lizard in his latest video game adventure.

Apr 26, 2012, 09:57 AM IST

China's online game market hits $7 bn mark

The number of computer online game users in the country rose 33 percent year-on-year to over 160 million in 2011.

Apr 02, 2012, 13:14 PM IST

Ibibo eyes 50% share of India's social gaming mkt by FY'14

Online gaming company Ibibo aims to increase its market share in the country's social gaming space to 50 percent in the next two years, from 30-35 percent at present.

Mar 04, 2012, 11:10 AM IST

UTV to buy 30% more in Indiagames for Rs 94.56 cr

Media and entertainment firm UTV Software Communications will increase its shareholding in Indiagames by acquiring additional 30.02 percent stake in the company for Rs 94.56 crore.

Oct 10, 2011, 16:18 PM IST

Reckitt launches new corporate campaign

Consumer goods major Reckitt Benckiser India Friday launched a new online game and a mobile racing game application as part of its new corporate awareness campaign.

Aug 19, 2011, 22:14 PM IST

Google social network gets games

A new page on Google+, Google`s social network, will let users access a variety of games and view updates about games.

Aug 12, 2011, 09:37 AM IST