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Here's why Ministers are recommending uniform 28% GST on online gaming, casinos, horse racing
India

Here's why Ministers are recommending uniform 28% GST on online gaming, casinos, horse racing

The GST council has constituted a committee of the Group of Ministers (GoM) to examine the tax issues on online gaming and horse racing, and casino, while consulting with the state governments.

Online gaming in India likely to attract 28 per cent GST instead of 18, calculation method to be tweaked
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Online gaming in India likely to attract 28 per cent GST instead of 18, calculation method to be tweaked

The Indian government has finally decided that online gaming essentially falls under the category of ‘demerit goods’ and hence should attract a 28 per cent GST.

Data centre stock in India to double by 2024; DC investments expected to surpass $20 billion by 2025: Report
Business

Data centre stock in India to double by 2024; DC investments expected to surpass $20 billion by 2025: Report

The report – Data Centres in India: Powering Up Real Estate in a 'Data-High' Era – also said OTT, online gaming, increased smartphone usage, e-commerce and online schooling among others have led to a multi-fold jump in data transmission and need for high specification servers

CBDT urges gamers to file income tax returns under updated scheme
Business

CBDT urges gamers to file income tax returns under updated scheme

The chairman of CBDT, Nitin Gupta, said just one online gaming portal awarded more than Rs 58,000 crore in winnings in FY20-FY22, but hardly any winners has paid taxes on their winnings

UP teen kills mother with father's revolver for not allowing him to play mobile game, hides body for two days at home
India

UP teen kills mother with father's revolver for not allowing him to play mobile game, hides body for two days at home

Police said that after killing his mother, the juvenile hid her body and stayed at home with his 9-year-old sister for two days. He used a room freshener to cover the foul smell

Delhi HC issues notice to Centre, Delhi govt on plea seeking regulation of online gaming
India

Delhi HC issues notice to Centre, Delhi govt on plea seeking regulation of online gaming

As gambling is a State subject under Entry 34 under List II in Schedule VII of the Constitution, a Division Bench of Acting Chief Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Sachin Datta further asked the petitioner to implead the Delhi government as a respondent party

Advocacy group seeks amendments in IT rules to reform online gaming for kids
Business

Advocacy group seeks amendments in IT rules to reform online gaming for kids

At present, different states have interpreted the laws on gaming differently causing confusion and therefore allowing illegal offshore players with no accountability in the country

Gaming ban petitions: Karnataka High Court’s opportunity to show leadership on nuanced oversight
India

Gaming ban petitions: Karnataka High Court’s opportunity to show leadership on nuanced oversight

The different kinds of online games have not necessarily been analysed for their differences in terms of gameplay that is key to understanding what risks gamers may face, and accordingly, what regulation should solve

Gaming Masters: Jio, Mediatek announce a 70-day e-sports tournament, registration ends 9 January
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Gaming Masters: Jio, Mediatek announce a 70-day e-sports tournament, registration ends 9 January

The Gaming Masters esports tournament will begin on 13 January and will end on 7 March 2021.

From tech advancements to monetisation, gaming industry has lots to look forward to in 2021
Sports

From tech advancements to monetisation, gaming industry has lots to look forward to in 2021

Improvements in technology, improvements in regulations, and new ideas for monetisation are some of the key areas that the gaming industry will look forward to in 2021.

IOC's refusal to recognise Gobal Esports Federation may actually be in industry's best interests
Sports

IOC's refusal to recognise Gobal Esports Federation may actually be in industry's best interests

While there is a need for regulation in the world of competitive eSports, it should not be at the cost of creating a possible barrier to the future growth of the industry. A more neutral body that chooses to partner with all stakeholders (including international federations and IOC) with the aim of promoting a code of conduct is the solution that the industry should look towards.

Amid a lockdown and development of livestreaming technology, chess is going through a renaissance
Lifestyle

Amid a lockdown and development of livestreaming technology, chess is going through a renaissance

As the global pandemic continues, American chess grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura is leading a renaissance in chess as thousands of viewers are tuning in on the livestream website Twitch.tv.

No end to Ubisoft's woes as new game draws flak over racist overtones
Sports

No end to Ubisoft's woes as new game draws flak over racist overtones

If Ubisoft are unable to salvage their reputation and make drastic changes to the way they function, the firm may even be subjected to boycotts by gamers.

No flattening of Dota 2’s growth curve as 'TI10’ poised to break eSports prize money record
Sports

No flattening of Dota 2’s growth curve as 'TI10’ poised to break eSports prize money record

Dota 2's The International has grown each year since its inception in 2011, and this year, we are seeing a per day average of over $355,000. This is an increase of over $58,000 each day. The prize pool this year looks set to cross $45 million.

Is online gaming for couch potatoes? Old-fashioned grind fuels million-dollar babies
Sports

Is online gaming for couch potatoes? Old-fashioned grind fuels million-dollar babies

So for all those, who assume gaming and Esports is about sitting on a chair all day and having fun on the computer, think again. The grind is hard, but the rewards are great. Just like any other sport.

Easy, affordable, and varied: How no-frills mobile gaming industry thrives in India
Sports

Easy, affordable, and varied: How no-frills mobile gaming industry thrives in India

The number of mobile gamers in the country will reach 368 million by 2022 from 269 million in 2019.

Physical stress to phishing: Real challenges of virtual gaming and how to counter them
Sports

Physical stress to phishing: Real challenges of virtual gaming and how to counter them

The rapidly-growing Esports industry has its own issues that manifest in the form of various risks associated with online gaming. Here's a look at some with their possible remedies.

World War Z is available to download for free on Epic Games store till 2 April
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World War Z is available to download for free on Epic Games store till 2 April

World War Z is a third-person shooter game for up to four players featuring hordes of zombies.

CarryMinati opens up about life, his career plans, and what it means to be a streamer at Tech2 Innovate
Gaming

CarryMinati opens up about life, his career plans, and what it means to be a streamer at Tech2 Innovate

CarryMinati also talks about facing depression and shares what he did to combat it.

Facebook is removing the Instant Gaming tab from Messenger starting with iOS
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Facebook is removing the Instant Gaming tab from Messenger starting with iOS

The players in Facebook Messenger will continue to access games via threads or chatbots.