National Video Game Day 2019: 5 Classic Video Games That Take You back to the 90s

On July 8, the world witnessed National Video Games Day (or National Videogame Day). The obscure ‘holiday’ is one of two National Video Game Days that gamers across the world observe (the other is on September 12). The first mention of National Video Games Day appears in the 1991 edition of Chase’s Calendar of Events […]

How India caught on the new-age board game culture of the west to create an ecosystem of cafes & communities back home

It is a weeknight. It is also game night for Akhila Phadnis. The 29-year-old board game devotee from north Bengaluru has just spent nearly one-and-a-half hours braving the city’s infamous traffic snarl to reach the eastern suburb of Kodihalli. But her enthusiasm remains unaffected, for Cheating Moth and Codenames await. Her indifference to put herself through a […]

Anti-loot box bill poses a real threat to sports video games

If passed in anything close to its proposed form, Sen. Josh Hawley’s anti-microtransaction legislation will punish, if not obliterate, a staple genre of video gaming for offenses it never really committed. That may be fine with you. You may not like sports or their games, you may hate Electronic Arts because everyone else does. But this is the […]

MLB Is Still Missing The Mark On Advancing The Game

Flame-throwing pitchers like Aroldis Chapman can be traced back to many of the trends baseball now encounters, some of them negatively impacting the game. But trying to cure those symptoms is another example of MLB missing the point on attracting new fans. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) The premise is good, and it’s accurate. And calling out […]

Oculus Quest launch games pricing: Only 1 is over $30

Facebook provided the prices planned by developers for their May 21 launch on Oculus Quest. Oculus Quest is the $400 all-in-one VR system from Facebook which ships with a pair of intuitive hand controllers. There are more than 50-plus titles planned for launch and the games selected represent Facebook’s effort to curate a high-quality console-like experience […]

PUBG Mobile Ban: Iraq Government Bans Online Games Including PUBG Over Threat to National Security

Iraq parliament has now banned several popular online games, including the biggest of all time, Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG). The government says these games are harmful to society and a potential national security threat. Oil-rich Iraq has suffered for decades under the dictatorial rule of Saddam Hussein and U.N. sanctions, the 2003 U.S. invasion and […]

With $600 Mn GTV And 20 Mn Users, Junglee Games Gears Up For The Unicorn Status

The period between 2012-2013 was a turning point for Indian online gaming industry in many ways. It was in 2012 when gaming startups such as Nazara Technologies, Octro, Dream 11 and 99 Games were getting ready to raise their Series A and above funding. Being the first movers, these players already had a vision for […]