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Video Games

No Game-In Purchases Sans Parental Consent, Avoid Real Names: MoE Advisory On Online Gaming

Dec 10, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

“Use antivirus and spyware programs and configure web browsers securely using firewall. Activate parental controls and safety features on the device or in the app or browser as it helps restrict access to certain content and limit spending on in-game purchases,” it said.

It Is Glaring That Gambling Has Gained Ground In The Name Of Online Gaming

Jan 14, 2021 Reyansh Gupta

The last law for gambling was established in 1867, and it’s high time that the government changed it and made clear distinctions between gaming and gambling.

Cyberpunk 2077 All Set For Launch Tomorrow, All You Need To Know

Players across the globe are waiting eagerly to enter the Night City, the futuristic landscape where the game takes place.

Study Suggests Video Games Can Help Mental Health

Nov 17, 2020 Associated Press (AP)

The finding comes as video game sales this year have boomed as more people are stuck at home because of the pandemic and many countries have once again imposed limits on public life.

Sydney Gamer Accidentally Livestreams Attack On Pregnant Partner, Pleads Guilty

Luke Munday, 26 had been live-streaming his session on the video platform Twitch, allowing audio of the assault to broadcast to viewers around the world, and go viral on social media.

19 June, 2019

Popular Online Game PUBG Slapped With Fatwa In Indonesia

Outlook Web Bureau

The religious edict, issued in conservative Aceh province, comes after officials in Iraq, Nepal, and the Indian state of Gujarat banned Player Unknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) over fears that it incited real-world violence.

21 May, 2019

Woman Seeks Divorce From Husband Over Extreme Addiction To PUBG

Outlook Web Bureau

The husband did not like her obsession with the game, and refused to let her play, which caused tension between them, and she decided to leave him and went to her parents.

02 May, 2019

New Mobile Game ‘Kaun Banega Pradhan Mantri’ Launched In The Midst Of Lok Sabha Elections

Outlook Web Bureau

The players will have to choose a leader from multiple political avatars in the game, run across the streets and around the city, and rush into other people to convert them into their supporters.

26 April, 2019

Snapchat Unveils ‘Bitmoji Avatar' For Users

Outlook Web Bureau

The Bitmoji functionality will work by using the Snapchat app to scan an in-game code to link the game with the user’s Snapchat account.

16 March, 2019

Eight More Held In Gujarat For Playing PUBG Game On Phone

Outlook Web Bureau

All the eight arrested persons were booked under Indian Penal Code section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant).

31 January, 2019

11-Year-Old Boy Moves Maharashtra HC Seeking Ban On PUBG

Outlook Web Bureau

PUBG or 'Playerunknown's Battlegrounds' is an online game where two or more online partners play on the backdrop of a battlefield.


23 January, 2019

Gujarat Government Asks Schools To Ban Students From Playing PUBG

Outlook Web Bureau

The circular said the ban was necessary as children were getting addicted to the game and it was "adversely affecting their studies".

04 December, 2018

'Jai PUBG' The New Slogan Of Youngsters Addicted To Video Games

Outlook Web Bureau

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds better known as PUBG which can be played on mobile devices as well as on a desktop has sidelined all other games as the trending rage among the youth.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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