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Online poker, the refuge of the bored, lonely and thrill-seeking Indian in lockdown

The economic crisis, threat of job losses and shrinking disposable incomes have not deterred the average player from betting money on the game of poker.
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Netflix, gaming and porn addicts falling back into old habits, NIMHANS doctors are worried

Dr Manoj Sharma, chief clinical psychologist at NIMHANS' tech de-addiction centre, says addiction levels have gone up by 30%.

Asian tech giants are pouring money into India’s booming gaming-gambling apps

Tencent, Alibaba and SoftBank are investing hundreds of millions of dollars in Indian gaming apps that use loopholes in anti-gambling laws.

Animal crossing is Nintendo’s gift to a corona-weary world

While the video-game industry is surging as a whole, Nintendo is doing particularly well thanks to its wholesome and family-friendly offerings games.
A person playing online game | Wikimedia Commons

Video gamers have the last laugh as e-sports industry booms during Covid-19 lockdown

Social distancing enforced by coronavirus will increase the market value of the e-sports industry which is already estimated to touch $2 billion by the end of 2021.
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Why Mizoram is making Google history for PUBG, Call of Duty & Minecraft

With high-speed internet and few options for socialising, online gaming is becoming a lifestyle in Mizoram.
The Google game controller is displayed after an event at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco

Google set to launch ‘Netflix of gaming’ that won’t need pricey consoles, computers

Google Stadia lets developers build new games on a streaming platform that will allow players to access the action through the web.
PUBG

PUBG — where Indians are going to game, release anger, and even find love

Battle-thirsty video game PUBG is every young Indian gamer's favourite. But, it isn't all about violence, the game offers a chance for romance & more.

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Retiring early can be bad for the brain

Retiring early and working less has many benefits, such as reduced stress, better diets and more sleep. But as we found, it also has adverse effects.
File photo | RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani | Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Reliance Retail gets $1 billion from Silver Lake for 1.75% stake

Reliance announced on 9 Sept that the California-based private equity firm with stakes in technology-related companies will pay the amount as part of the deal.

Defence

Representational image | Indian soldiers at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | PTI

No ‘major’ build-up at LoC but Pakistan pushing new Chinese-made assault rifles into Kashmir

Security forces have recovered EMEI Type 97 NSR rifles, manufactured by Chinese firm Norinco, which they believe were dropped into J&K through drones.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.