Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicOnline gaming

Topic: online gaming

E-Gaming body wants to self-regulate, no chance without govt intervention say many detractors

Electronic Gaming Federation is to set new standards to cover even casual gaming, but they're not binding on member platforms. Experts say body has no powers to enforce them.

Not just yoga, meditation or jogging — online gaming is good for your mental health too

Multiplayer gaming platforms such as Roblox and Minecraft are becoming an increasingly important tool for clinicians as a treatment.

Concern around online gaming addiction valid but ad hoc policy is not what India needs

Gaming disorder is a mental health subject which needs to be addressed with sophistication and care. Prohibitive or restrictive approaches don’t help.

BJP MP Sushil Modi wants online gaming taxed & regulated, says youngsters getting addicted

During Zero Hour Friday, Rajya Sabha MP Sushil Kumar Modi says the online gaming sector, like the cryptocurrency industry, has a regulatory lacuna.

Meet the ‘Virat Kohli of Valorant’ — How Indian esports athletes are leading gaming mania

Esports is no longer a niche subculture. It’s going mainstream, and Indian gamers are keen to make their mark globally.

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Karnataka’s online gaming ban won’t work. It shows poor grasp of tech

Heavy-handed technology regulation is a recipe for economic disaster and social rebellion. It reflects a lack of basic understanding of technology.

Online gambling ban bill tabled in Karnataka, govt says want to ‘wean’ citizens from ‘vice’

Bill seeks to ban all forms of online games. Likely to affect popular online games from Mobile Premier League, RummyCircle, and Junglee Games among others.

Xi Jinping’s CCP is daring to go where even Taliban wouldn’t — separate kids from smartphones

CCP has issued a decree allowing kids no more than 3 hours of online gaming per week. The time freed will be used to revise Xi Jinping Thought, now part of school curriculum.

Online gaming or gambling? Why fantasy sports, rummy and poker are stuck in controversy

NITI Aayog is seeking public comments on guidelines to regulate fantasy sports, while states have begun banning some activities. Video game industry wants it labelled ‘gambling’.

On Camera

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Demonstrators attempt to enter the US Capitol building during a protest in Washington, D.C., U.S., on 6 January 2021 | Eric Lee | Bloomberg

Texas attack shows a long, violent struggle for America’s soul is inevitable

The shock of Covid 19—both economic and cultural—has strengthened the maniacal conspiracy culture with which the American Right is suffused.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.

Defence

Chinese army has found missing 17-year-old boy from Arunachal, Defence Ministry PRO says

Indian Army had sought assistance from China's People Liberation Army to locate and return Miram Taron, who had gone missing on 18 January and was reportedly captured by PLA.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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