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Nintendo Switch game consoles are on display at Nintendo's official store in the Shibuya district of Tokyo.(AP/ FILE)

Playing video games is good for well-being, shows Oxford research

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 16, 2020 07:33 PM IST
Lockdowns and stay-at-home spells have led to more people playing video games and connecting with others through social media. Researchers used industry data on actual play time for popular video games to arrive at these conclusions
A laptop with a 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor can massively help in boosting your performance.(Intel)
A laptop with a 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor can massively help in boosting your performance.(Intel)

Unleash better gaming experience with immersive graphics

By Promotional Feature, HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 11:11 AM IST
Amazing game play, immersive gaming experiences, fastest interconnectivity with Intel® Wi-fi 6 - the 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors offer impressive options for every kind of gamer.
Healthier hobbies such as pursuing music can help break digital addiction.(PHOTO: Shutterstock (For representational purposes only))
Healthier hobbies such as pursuing music can help break digital addiction.(PHOTO: Shutterstock (For representational purposes only))

Digital detox: Can’t go a minute without being online? Here are some tips to try...

Hindustan Times | By Mallika Bhagat
PUBLISHED ON AUG 27, 2020 08:10 PM IST
Struggles of #WorkFromHome and the need to stay entertained via Internet make some social media users describe how they manage to take a break from technology, for peace of mind.
The main component of India’s education policy should be one of blended education, which combines traditional classroom learning with online methods(Shutterstock)
The main component of India’s education policy should be one of blended education, which combines traditional classroom learning with online methods(Shutterstock)

Readers’ take: Online classes to stay, but careful monitoring can prevent stress, eye strain

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2020 01:07 AM IST
Blended learning is the way forward, but to cut down screen time, schools should promote more audio lectures, engagement through quizzes and contests, additional reading from textbooks. Teachers should not give out homework and advise children to avoid playing online games or social networking
It was revealed that 16 of the 17 cities which searched for Ludo the most were in Asia, with 15 in total being located in India.
It was revealed that 16 of the 17 cities which searched for Ludo the most were in Asia, with 15 in total being located in India.

Board games are back in fashion with Ludo leading the way in India

UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2020 11:48 AM IST
Betway’s new research makes for intriguing reading and offers up some great insights into the board games that are seemingly continuing to thrive across the world.
The image shows Luna, the feline perched on her hooman’s capped head while he sits in front of the TV playing video games.(Reddit/@MassiveGeniusss)
The image shows Luna, the feline perched on her hooman’s capped head while he sits in front of the TV playing video games.(Reddit/@MassiveGeniusss)

This hooman is wearing his cat on a cap. Watch to find out why

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2020 02:31 PM IST
Luna, the cat is sitting on top of her hooman’s head whilst he plays video games. The reasoning behind her actions may make you giggle.
The game is called EndeavorRx.(Representational image)
The game is called EndeavorRx.(Representational image)

FDA approves video game for treating ADHD in kids

Boston | By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2020 06:01 AM IST
The game, built by Boston-based Akili Interactive Labs, can improve children’s attention function, said the FDA.
The image shows gamer grandma Hamako Mori.(YouTube/Guinness World Records)
The image shows gamer grandma Hamako Mori.(YouTube/Guinness World Records)

90-year-old who’s world’s oldest gamer grandma has a special message about life

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2020 06:26 PM IST
Hamako Mori says that she is playing video games for about 39 years.
MS Dhoni (L) with wife Sakshi.(HT Photo)
MS Dhoni (L) with wife Sakshi.(HT Photo)

‘Video games vs Wife’: Sakshi Dhoni’s lockdown pic with MSD goes viral

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2020 07:09 PM IST
MS Dhoni is spending time with his family and in a recent picture posted by wife Sakshi on social media, he can be seen playing video games.
Art direction: Amit Malik; Make-up and hair: Artistry by Anjali Jain; (clockwise from top left) Satya Dewan, 19, and Usha Trikha, 73; Uma Bahl, 81, and Avantika Sinha, 27, with Malibu, 4; Leewana Nanda, 16, Sudha Murgai, 72; Madhu Sabarwal, 72, and Akanksha Dean, 23; Sudesh Saihgal, 78, and Tanya, 23; Prabha Singh, 84, and Avshreya Rudy, 28(Shivamm Paathak)
Art direction: Amit Malik; Make-up and hair: Artistry by Anjali Jain; (clockwise from top left) Satya Dewan, 19, and Usha Trikha, 73; Uma Bahl, 81, and Avantika Sinha, 27, with Malibu, 4; Leewana Nanda, 16, Sudha Murgai, 72; Madhu Sabarwal, 72, and Akanksha Dean, 23; Sudesh Saihgal, 78, and Tanya, 23; Prabha Singh, 84, and Avshreya Rudy, 28(Shivamm Paathak)

HT Brunch Cover Story: Celebrating Women’s Day with grandmothers and granddaughters

Hindustan Times | By Veenu Singh and Drishti Vij
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 11:22 PM IST
Generation gap be damned! 6 set of grandmums and granddaughters swap wardrobes and trade life lessons
This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Sonic, voiced by Ben Schwartz, in a scene from "Sonic the Hedgehog ." (Paramount Pictures/Sega of America via AP)(AP)
This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Sonic, voiced by Ben Schwartz, in a scene from "Sonic the Hedgehog ." (Paramount Pictures/Sega of America via AP)(AP)

Sonic, a success story

Hindustan Times | By Paramita Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2020 09:58 PM IST
When the first trailer of the film was aired (the film is expected to hit Indian screens on February 28), fans of the original video game even wrote to its producers, protesting its “human teeth”.

A song and dance (and some art) about climate change

Hindustan Times | By Rachel Lopez
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2019 08:52 PM IST
Environmental crises aren’t just inspiring fiction, there are even video games rooted in science.
Ajay Devgn has shared several fun videos of himself ahead of the release of his 100th film, Tanhaji.
Ajay Devgn has shared several fun videos of himself ahead of the release of his 100th film, Tanhaji.

Ajay Devgn shares his journey over 100 films, now plans to recreate his Phool Aur Kaante stunt with space shuttles. Watch

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2019 01:19 PM IST
Ajay Devgn has shared several funny videos which show his transformation over the years, his gravity-defying stunts and him replacing the lead character in popular video games such as Super Mario.
Benjamin ‘Yahtzee’ Croshaw is involved in almost every aspect of the video gaming industry including being a developer, artist, designer, programmer, humourist, critic, and a blogger. (Image courtesy: Yahtzee Croshaw Twitter)
Benjamin ‘Yahtzee’ Croshaw is involved in almost every aspect of the video gaming industry including being a developer, artist, designer, programmer, humourist, critic, and a blogger. (Image courtesy: Yahtzee Croshaw Twitter)

Free, fun games by a top game maker: Recharge by Rachel Lopez

Hindustan Times | By Rachel Lopez
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2019 06:10 PM IST
Video game developer and critic Benjamin Croshaw, popularly known as Yahtzee is building a game a month for a year, changing the way you play.
For boys and girls, simply having opportunities to hack were significant in starting such behaviour.(Unsplash)
For boys and girls, simply having opportunities to hack were significant in starting such behaviour.(Unsplash)

Ways girls get into hacking differ from boys

New York | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 02:58 PM IST
According to a recent study, kids who had mobile phone access early on were more likely to hack -- especially if they lived in larger cities.
Lead researcher Patrick Markey said, “When a white child from the suburbs commits a horrific violent act like a school shooting, then people are more likely to erroneously blame video games than if the child was African American.”(Unsplash)
Lead researcher Patrick Markey said, “When a white child from the suburbs commits a horrific violent act like a school shooting, then people are more likely to erroneously blame video games than if the child was African American.”(Unsplash)

Video games blamed for school shootings if culprit is white

New York | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2019 12:29 PM IST
Lead researcher Patrick Markey said, “When a white child from the suburbs commits a horrific violent act like a school shooting, then people are more likely to erroneously blame video games than if the child was African American.”
Minecraft can be played on multiple platforms including PC, Xbox and smartphones.
Minecraft can be played on multiple platforms including PC, Xbox and smartphones.

Minecraft marks 10th anniversary: A look back at its journey

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 09:06 PM IST
Sandbox video game Minecraft’s earlier version which is now known as classic version, could be only played through game’s launcher was released on May 17, 2009.
Representational image.(REUTERS)
Representational image.(REUTERS)

On the cards: Many Nintendo games for modern consoles

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HTC
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 12:09 PM IST
During this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo EEE) held in Los Angeles, widely regarded as the world’s largest convention for video games, Nintendo announced plans to revive many of its best-loved games for its modern consoles, including new versions of Mario, Zelda and Metroid Prime.
Todd Phillips’ upcoming film, Joker, featuring three-time Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime, marks a drastic shift in the cinematic legacy of the character; it is less a comic book movie than a psychological thriller inspired by the films of Martin Scorsese.
Todd Phillips’ upcoming film, Joker, featuring three-time Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime, marks a drastic shift in the cinematic legacy of the character; it is less a comic book movie than a psychological thriller inspired by the films of Martin Scorsese.

Newsmaker: The grin reaper

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 07:45 PM IST
A new film promises a deep psychological study of The Joker, Batman’s nemesis and the greatest comic book villain ever
Escape games sharpen your mind through fun-filled puzzles.
Escape games sharpen your mind through fun-filled puzzles.

Escape games enable innovative thinking

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ankit Agrawal and Aman Goel
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2019 01:13 PM IST
A three-generation game – anyone from the age of seven to the age of seventy years can participate in aids in coping with mental and emotional stress; helps in learning time management skills; increases interaction between the players; fulfills the desire of people to perform live roles.
The second Angry Birds film enters a new territory - the birds and pigs must unite for a common goal. As ‘frenemies’ will they be as popular as they had been as enemies?(Shutterstock Image)
The second Angry Birds film enters a new territory - the birds and pigs must unite for a common goal. As ‘frenemies’ will they be as popular as they had been as enemies?(Shutterstock Image)

Game to films: The Angry Birds are back

Hindustan Times | By Poulomi Banerjee
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 09:23 PM IST
As The Angry Birds Movie 2 is released in India, a look at our fascination with the game that introduced us to this colourful brood of birds, and their arch enemies, the pigs
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.
Central Railway’s (CR) chief ticket examiner Bhupendra Vaidya, who was arrested by the Government Railway Police (GRP) on August 6 for allegedly misappropriating around ₹33 lakh that he collected as fines from erring commuters(HT File (Representative Image))
Central Railway’s (CR) chief ticket examiner Bhupendra Vaidya, who was arrested by the Government Railway Police (GRP) on August 6 for allegedly misappropriating around ₹33 lakh that he collected as fines from erring commuters(HT File (Representative Image))

Central Railway’s TC spent fines worth 33 lakh on video games

Mumbai | By Vijay Kumar Yadav
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 01:14 AM IST
During his interrogation, Vaidya told the police that he would get away with the misappropriation by bribing his seniors during the audits.
Do video games trigger violent behaviour?(Unsplash)
Do video games trigger violent behaviour?(Unsplash)

No, there’s still no link between video games and violence

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 05:22 PM IST
The Entertainment Software Association, the biggest video game trade group, reiterated its position that there is no causal connection between video games and violence.
Videogames may boost emotional intelligence in teenagers(Unsplash)
Videogames may boost emotional intelligence in teenagers(Unsplash)

How this game can enhance students’ evaluation of emotions

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 04:00 PM IST
The researchers developed an emotional intelligence training programme that integrated video games as experience-based learning tools.
Video games can be used as an emotional intelligence training programme.(Unsplash)
Video games can be used as an emotional intelligence training programme.(Unsplash)

Video games can help boost emotional intelligence

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2019 05:23 PM IST
Video games can help in improving emotional intelligence but it can’t help with coping strategies.
In the sixth instalment of the car-racing game Gran Turismo 6, players get to leave Earth and speed about on the moon, in a lunar rover.
In the sixth instalment of the car-racing game Gran Turismo 6, players get to leave Earth and speed about on the moon, in a lunar rover.

Virtually there: Here’s how video games can send you to the moon

Hindustan Times | By Anesha George
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2019 09:21 PM IST
Video games now let you firefight, infiltrate enemy camps and go on gravity-defying exploratory missions on the moon
Most video games encourage players to practice some level of creativity.(Unsplash)
Most video games encourage players to practice some level of creativity.(Unsplash)

Playing video games can make you more creative: Study

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2019 06:03 PM IST
A recent study published in the Creativity Research Journal claims that games like Minecraft encourage players to practice some level of creativity.
A 14-year-old boy died of hanging while playing a ‘rope game’ with his brother at their home in northeast Delhi’s Welcome on Wednesday evening. (Representative photo)
A 14-year-old boy died of hanging while playing a ‘rope game’ with his brother at their home in northeast Delhi’s Welcome on Wednesday evening. (Representative photo)

14-year-old ‘accidentally’ hangs himself in northeast Delhi

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2019 10:17 AM IST
There were some reports that the teenager died while playing a popular video game on mobile phone with his brother but police denied it.
Mojang’s new version of the Minecraft game.(AFP Photo)
Mojang’s new version of the Minecraft game.(AFP Photo)

Infographic: Minecraft turns 10

UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2019 12:33 AM IST
Building and survival game Minecraft has turned 10.
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