Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicVideo games

Topic: video games

Most video games have no children—society has ‘child image’ to protect

While Grand Theft Auto games are often accused of being deliberately immoral and offensive, children are excluded from non-violent games too.

China’s new rules allow kids to play video games just 3 hours a week. It won’t help

China has a history of making dramatic moves aimed at cutting down children’s gaming time — from cyber curfews at night to military-style anti-gaming camps.

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.

Olympic panel embraces video-games before Tokyo 2020, at least no Covid safety issues there

The Olympic Virtual Series lets the organizers promote the summer games without risking athletes' health, and builds on several key objectives of their recently adopted Olympic Agenda.

This new video game by the UN teaches children about the ozone crisis

The ozone layer defends the planet from harmful solar radiation and damage to it could have major consequences for life on earth.

Pigs can play video games, scientists discover

Pigs show remarkable intelligence in a number of complex cognitive tasks. They can respond differently to different sounds, and are masters at spatial learning tasks.

Even Indian retail investors are playing with GameStop, US videogame stock that’s gone wild

GameStop was among the 5 most-traded names over the past week on Stockal, a platform for Indian retail investors to trade US equities. The stock has jumped more than 1,700% this year.

Gaming could be good for well-being, over regulation restricts human rights — Oxford study

Oxford research team finds that video games could have positive impact on one's mental health, and more data is needed to draft effective and accurate policy.

You can still socialise with friends during Covid, just plot to kill them online

From celebrity gamers live streaming it, to US politicians using it to encourage voting, Among Us is the new videogame taking the Covid-era by storm.

Dodge the virus, snap up sanitisers — here’s Covid game ‘Coroboi’ by a 13-year-old Manipuri

Ningthoujam Baldeep Singh developed ‘Coroboi’ when his school shut down on account of the Covid pandemic and he was left with a lot of free time.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image | Indian Navy/Facebook

Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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