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Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar.(HT file)

Centre for ‘Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics’ courses to be set up: Javadekar

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 08:15 PM IST
Addressing the CII Big Picture Summit virtually, the minister said this centre will undertake initiatives to promote entrepreneurship and encourage start-ups in the sector.
The Last Of Us 2, released in June, is widely considered the Avengers equivalent in the gaming world. It’s main character is a lesbian, and the trailer featured a romantic scene that ended in a kiss.(Image courtesy Naughty Dog)
The Last Of Us 2, released in June, is widely considered the Avengers equivalent in the gaming world. It’s main character is a lesbian, and the trailer featured a romantic scene that ended in a kiss.(Image courtesy Naughty Dog)

Gaming moves a level up, embraces brown skin, gender fluidity, saris and bindis

Hindustan Times | By Jamie Mullick
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 09:59 AM IST
As markets diversify, blockbuster releases like The Last of Us 2 and Apex Legends are finally offering gender-fluid avatars, LGBTQ plotlines, and a growing range of ethnicities.
Lockdown games: The art of gaming, Louis Vuitton style. (REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE)(Unsplash)
Lockdown games: The art of gaming, Louis Vuitton style. (REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE)(Unsplash)

Lockdown games: The art of gaming, Louis Vuitton style

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 11:53 AM IST
From chess and backgammon travel cases, to poker and croquet trunks, Louis Vuitton’s made-to-order games collection has expanded and evolved over the years.
Retro is everywhere -- in films, music, cars, clothes. So why not games?(Unsplash)
Retro is everywhere -- in films, music, cars, clothes. So why not games?(Unsplash)

In praise of the big pixel: Gaming is having a retro moment

Germany | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 03:25 PM IST
Given the trend many console makers are retooling their old machines and dusting off catalogues boasting dozens of the top hit games of times past.
Shagufta Iqbal aka Xyaa, 25, quit her job as a software engineer earlier this year, to live-stream full-time. She livens up her streams with anecdotes about her life, and her pet dog.
Shagufta Iqbal aka Xyaa, 25, quit her job as a software engineer earlier this year, to live-stream full-time. She livens up her streams with anecdotes about her life, and her pet dog.

Meet the youngsters live streaming video-game play for a living

Hindustan Times | By Vanessa Viegas
PUBLISHED ON AUG 17, 2019 05:59 PM IST
Earnings come from advertising, subscription fees and special consultations. But to get the audience to log in, and stay, gamers have to keep it lively with jokes, narration and plenty of action.
Asura was released in 2017 by Ogre Head Studio. ‘Since most indie developers are also catering to a global audience, there’s a polish to the design and narrative,’ says Shruti Verma, former head of the Nasscom gaming forum. Finding funding, though, is a constant struggle. While India’s market is huge, the indie or independent segment is not a very lucrative one yet.
Asura was released in 2017 by Ogre Head Studio. ‘Since most indie developers are also catering to a global audience, there’s a polish to the design and narrative,’ says Shruti Verma, former head of the Nasscom gaming forum. Finding funding, though, is a constant struggle. While India’s market is huge, the indie or independent segment is not a very lucrative one yet.

One level up: Indie games are playing on desi history, poetry, myth

Hindustan Times | By Anesha George
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2019 05:57 PM IST
Check out videogames that let you fight on the side of an Asura, walk through a forgotten museum, reconnect a drought-striken village and its river.
DCPCR flagged PUBG, God of War, Fortnight among games as ‘harmful for brain’(HT File)
DCPCR flagged PUBG, God of War, Fortnight among games as ‘harmful for brain’(HT File)

PUBG, God of War, Fortnite among games flagged as ‘harmful for brain’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2019 02:02 PM IST
The DCPCR also listed the games that it considered “violent”. “Some violent games which are available on IOS, Android platforms and console platform are PUBG, Fortnite, Grand Theft Auto series, God of War, Hitman series, Plague Inc and Pokemon.
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