The centre-state conundrum: Who should regulate online gaming in India and decide on its legalities
There is a lot of noise around the subject of who should get to regulate online gaming and online gambling, the state governments or the central government. Two prominent lawyers share their perspectives on the subject.
Deep diving into the future of the online gaming industry in India
Online gaming in India has a ton of potential as an industry in India. However, it also faces some massive challenges as well.
US imposes a fine of $520 million on Epic Games, creator of Fortnite, for alleged children's privacy violation
US’ FTC or the Federal Trade Commission alleged that Epic Games violated children’s privacy with several features in Fortnite and also duped customers into making purchases they did not intend to make.
Best of 2022: God of War, Wordle lead the video game industry in a year when most games underperformed
In a year where games from most major franchises were disappointing, games like God of War: Ragnarok and Elden Ring kept gamers afloat. Here are the best games of 2022.
The dark side of online gaming: From people in debt to ruined families, online gaming in India needs to be regulated
There have been many instances where people have ruined themselves financially and even died by suicide because they were addicted to online gambling and online gaming. The only way to stop this is by regulating the industry as we regulate regular gambling.
Online gaming platforms want their users to believe that their products are a game of skill. Are they really?
Fantasy leagues and many online gaming platforms find themselves in a position where it is legally critical for them to be perceived as games of skill, where luck has zero chance of influencing the outcome of the game.
Game of luck vs Game of skill: What exactly is the difference between the two?
Although the Supreme Court of India and the Indian Government have declared online games like rummy, poker and fantasy leagues as games of skill, people who want online games like these to be regulated believe they still are games of luck.
Call of Duty on Nintendo? Microsoft might agree to a 10-Year Call of Duty deal with Nintendo
Microsoft is promising that it won’t restrict access of other console makers and platforms to the Call of Duty franchise when it takes over Activision. This is to pacify the FTC or Federal Trade Commission and to get the acquisition approved.
How betting apps and fantasy leagues appropriated and bastardised the term “online gaming”
Online games used to refer to online video games that people played for entertainment, fun, socialising and to build a community. Now, betting games and fantasy leagues have appropriated the term and corrupted what the term originally signified.
Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup returns, had over 23,000 registrations for games like Valorant, CS GO
The Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup, one of the oldest and most prestigious eSports tournaments in India and Asia was back in its physical setting after a gap of two years with over 23000 registrations for games like Valorant, WCC3, Pokémon Unite and CS:GO,
GTA 6 early gameplay videos leaked online: What does this mean for the gaming industry
A hacker dumped about 90 clips of GTA 6’s early gameplay. Although the clips come from the unfinished game which won’t be ready for two more years, the hacker has claimed they may soon leak more data, the source code, assets, and testing builds.
Sony releases firmware update globally for PlayStation5, will start supporting 1440P resolution
Sony’s latest firmware update brings 1440p support to the PlayStation5. The firmware update also brings a number of other minor updates and a better file management system.
More women taking up online gaming and developing games is better for the industry as a whole. Here’s how.
Women account for 18 per cent of all gamers in India, but that number is fast increasing. We spoke to Sooraj Balakrishnan of Acer India, to discuss the changing landscape of gaming in India, and how do we get more women to participate in the industry.
Sony increases the price of the PS5 across the world, prices in India also hiked substantially
Sony has increased the price of both PS5s by about 10 per cent on average, across the world. In India, the PS5 is likely to get a price hike of about Rs 7,000-Rs 10,000.
Moong Labs releases Epic Cricket - Big League in Dolby Atmos for mobile gaming fans in India
The modern Indian gamer is very demanding, especially when it comes to experiences. Therefore, game developers have had to step up their game and offer better gaming experiences. That is why, a developer like Moong Labs worked with Dolby Laboratories to create Epic Cricket - Big League.
Explained: Why Google and Apple removed BGMI from their respective app stores 2 years after PUBG ban
Google and Apple removed the massively popular battle royale mobile game BGMI from their respective app stores. This comes at a time when BGMI was gearing up to celebrate their 1 year anniversary. Two years ago, in a similar move, the MeitY had also banned PUBG Mobile.
Sony is planning to unveil new hardware for PlayStation 5, will include a PS5 “pro” controller
Sony is working on a number of new hardware solutions for the PlayStation 5. The major development has been towards a new “pro” controller, that can be modified completely to fit a gamer’s preferences.
Jio Game Controller launched, priced at Rs 3,499, here’s everything one needs to know
Reliance has launched its Jio Gaming Controller at Rs 3,499, making it the latest entrant in a market that is dominated by cheap Chinese knockoffs. The launch of the controller is a part of the larger initiative by Reliance, the JioGames Platform.
Sony and Microsoft are planning to launch a new PS5 Pro and Xbox Series X consoles in 2023
Sony & Microsoft are set to upgrade the PS5 & the Xbox Series X consoles next year. Apparently, they have started hiring engineers for the project and are already discussing schematics with their SoC provider, AMD.
Xbox said no to Spider-Man, making it a PlayStation exclusive title, reveals Marvel executive
Imagine just how massively popular the Xbox Series X and the Series S would have been if they had a title like Spider-Man as an exclusive title, instead of PlayStation. Well, it almost came to happen this way according to a Marvel Executive named Jay Ong.