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Online skill gaming industry appeal for regulation over prohibition

Home Minister Araga Jnanendra tables bill to ban online gaming while lottery or wagering/betting on horse races remains legal

The draft bill will also prohibit games likes online chess, archery, online quiz games, other Indian games, all digital versions of traditional sports, including games included in Asian Games and Olympic Virtual Series.

Big Cash introduces live video feature for Indian gamers

Big Cash claims to have seen a conversion of 35% of gamers taking to the video feature since its launch a month ago

The live video feature enables gamers to create their own gaming communities through private circles and tables.

Zupee appoints Ashish Chandra as general counsel

Prior to this, Chandra was with Whatsapp for India where he worked as the associate general counsel

The gaming industry is in its nascent phase at the moment and is in need of a progressive and uniform legal framework for growth and development of the domain.

Why marketers should look at online gaming

Marketers who stay apprehensive from incorporating gaming or gamification in their overall strategy will only stand to lose

There are over 1000 professional gamers in India, many of them with a mega reach of over a million people.

How online gaming is caught between an international sporting event and state legislations

While on one hand, international sporting events are recognising the need of including Esports as medal events, one after the other various state governments in India have put blanket bans on online gaming

In 2018, Esports was introduced in the Asian Games for the very first time in Jakarta.

Lakshya Institute joins hands with Dream Sports Foundation to support athletes

‘One Dream, One Lakshya’ will support seven athletes across five sports

Nazara acquires skill gaming platform OpenPlay

As per the company, OpenPlay currently has an annualised gross gaming revenue runrate of Rs 80 crores and is operating on EBIDTA positive margins.

With its recent launch of influencers hosted skill gaming tournaments, OpenPlay is poised to grow its user base at rapid pace in coming quarters.

Rainmaker launches cryptocurrency fantasy gaming platform

The platform offers a near-real experience by gamifying trades and inviting players to learn analytical skills in crypto portfolio management

Rainmaker is based on the core vision of democratising knowledge for individuals interested in learning the nuances of this investment avenue in a fun way.

Games24x7 makes strategic investment in CricHeroes

With the raised funds, CricHeroes aims to create a highly engaged community and bring technology solutions

Dell Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition, m15 R6 gaming laptops launched in India, price starts at Rs 1.35 lakh

All three display options include ComfortView Plus hardware-based low blue-light technology and TUV certification for longer sessions that will be easy on the eyes.

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India is one large market that game publishers are looking at: Manish Agarwal, CEO, Nazara Technologies

We have five verticals, of that the vertical that contributes the most at 39% is gamified learning, which is for children aged two to six years. It is a very fine balance on the content where the child wants to be entertained

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-backed Nazara Tech raises Rs 100 cr ahead of IPO; check unlisted market share price

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-backed gaming firm Nazara Technologies Ltd raised Rs 100 crore in funding from Instant Growth Ltd (IGL), weeks after the company filed preliminary papers with Sebi to float an IPO

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Two years imprisonment, fine for online gambling in Tamil Nadu

No person shall 'wager' or 'bet' in games like rummy or similar games played online using 'computers' or 'any communication device' or any other instrument of gaming, the Bill said.

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PlayStation 5 met with ‘unprecedented’ enthusiasm in India, Sony says second pre-order phase on the way

Fret not if you were unable to pre-order Sony's new PlayStation 5 console on Tuesday January 12.

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How to pre-order PlayStation 5, PS5 accessories and games in India

Prospective buyers can finally reserve their PS5 in India, two months after Sony's next-gen console broke cover internationally.

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Microsoft Xbox Series S review: Potentially great

Standing tall now, but will it stand the test of time?

Microsoft buys ZeniMax Media, owner of Doom-maker Bethesda for $7.5 billion ahead of Xbox Series X, Series S launch

The deal comes more than a week after Microsoft's failed bid for short video app TikTok's US assets. TikTok has currently structured the deal as a partnership with Oracle and Walmart rather than an outright sale.

Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S India pre-orders start September 22; here’s where you can reserve your unit

Yet again, Microsoft has beaten Sony to the punch in the race for next-gen.

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PS5, Xbox Series X compared: Design, specs, features, price and everything else in between

The PS5 and Xbox Series X may have "drastically" different designs, and also there's clear difference in the way that they are approaching next-generation gaming, but under the hood they have a lot of similarities.

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Xbox Series S arrives on November 10 with ray tracing, 512GB SSD and 120fps playback

The higher-end Xbox Series X is also expected to launch on the same date.

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Microsoft reveals Xbox Series S, a $299 console with next-generation performance packed inside smaller package

Microsoft is going so far as to call the Xbox Series S its smallest Xbox ever.

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