Video games

Movie tickets, TVs, video games to get cheaper as GST Council cuts tax on 40 items

The new GST rates will be effective from 1st January 2019.

Dec 22, 2018, 17:09 PM IST

Video games can improve mobility in stroke patients: Study

For the findings, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team explored the extent and location of brain injuries in 167 stroke patients for more than three years.

Feb 15, 2018, 19:17 PM IST

Parents, take note! Video games, Legos may boost kids' science, math skills

The study, published in the journal Geosphere, surveyed hundreds of undergraduate students and found a huge spread in their spatial skills.

Feb 06, 2018, 17:16 PM IST

Video games may help autistic kids with posture

Autism is a lifelong neuro-developmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction, impaired verbal and non-verbal communication and restricted and repetitive behaviour.

Nov 22, 2017, 15:32 PM IST

Scientists develop video game to boost recovery of stroke patients

The findings showed that the performance of the patient was boosted when they played with a healthy volunteer, compared to if they were playing the game on their own.  

Nov 20, 2017, 17:28 PM IST

Playing video games could reduce risk of dementia in older adults: Study

Previous studies have shown video games as an effective treatment for people suffering from depression and have also analysed their efficacy in improving one's learning skills.

Nov 17, 2017, 14:06 PM IST

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?

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

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

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!

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!

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

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 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

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, 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)

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

Video gamers likely to delay bedtime by 100 minutes

The analysis showed that on average, gamers delayed going to bed 36 per cent of the nights they played video games. 

Jun 14, 2016, 16:19 PM IST

Sexist video games hamper empathy in men for women

Young male gamers who strongly identify with male characters in sexist and violent video games show less empathy towards female violence victims in real life, say researchers.

Apr 14, 2016, 18:41 PM IST