Gaming

The Indian state of Karnataka, home to India’s Silicon Valley, has proposed a ban on online games involving betting and wagering, sparking concerns that growing state regulations could hit the nascent but booming sector. Karnataka is proposing an amendment to the Karnataka Police Act to include such online games, seeking to ban “any act or
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Pokemon Unite, the franchise’s first multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game, has been released for Android and iOS platforms on Wednesday, September 22. The latest offerings from The Pokemon Company and TiMi Studios is free-to-play with optional in-game purchases just like any other mobile game. Earlier, Pokemon Unite was only available on Nintendo Switch. The
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HyperX on Tuesday, September 21, launched brand new gaming headphones called the Cloud Stinger S in India. The new addition to HyperX’s gaming headset range comes equipped with 50mm drivers, and rotating ear cups. The Cloud Stinger S features a noise-cancelling microphone that is claimed to deliver clear sound. The headphones also have adjustable steel
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Swedish retailer Ikea has disclosed key details of its upcoming gaming-themed furniture lineup. It said it will globally launch the furniture, developed in collaboration with Asus and its Republic of Gamers (ROG) sub-brand, in October this year. The new gaming range will include more than 30 products, including furniture and accessories. Keeping in mind the
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Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) has announced strict countermeasures for illegal programs and activities affecting the game. Developer Krafton said it has banned over 140,000 accounts in under a week and has detailed what could lead to your account getting banned. The free-to-play battle royale game will send players a notice if it detects any illegal
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PlayStation5 is receiving its second major software update that brings 3D audio support for TV speakers, M.2 SSD storage expansion capabilities, Control Center customisation, new social features for Game Base, updated game titles in the Game Library, and network tests for PlayStation Now. Alongside, Sony has also announced updates for the PlayStation App, and the
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Fortnite developer Epic Games is set to shut down Houseparty, the video chat application that gained traction during the pandemic-induced lockdowns last year. The social video chat platform, which was purchased by Epic Games and integrated with its popular battle royale game Fortnite, will be discontinued in October, the company announced on Thursday, September 9.
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Battlegrounds Mobile India — commonly known as BGMI — is celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi with gamers in the country by offering them special permanent rewards. The battle royale game has introduced new missions that the players need to complete to win new in-game apparel for their avatars. Last month, BGMI game developer and publisher Krafton had
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In glass-paneled conference rooms, members of the Shanghai-based esports team Rogue Warriors tap away at their phones as they train from 11am till late, occasionally breaking for food. “I spend 15 of 24 hours a day playing video games,” says 19-year-old Zhang Kaifeng who plays Tencent’s online battle arena game “Arena of Valor” professionally, adding that
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