With esports making its debut at Asiad, gaming geek Charanjot eyes medal in FIFA Online 4

He is an avid gamer and passionate Chelsea football club fan. On X (previously known as Twitter), he goes by the username @chelseaCJ12. Let's meet Charanjot Singh, India's finest FIFAe player, who will be representing his country in the FIFA Online 4 category at the Hangzhou Asian Games. This event will mark the debut of esports as a medal sport in the Asian Games. Esports made a notable appear

Parliament passes GST amendment bills to levy 28% tax on online gaming

Parliament, on Friday, passed amendments to the Central and Integrated GST laws, which will impose a 28 per cent tax on the entire bet amount in online gaming, casinos, and horse race clubs. The Rajya Sabha returned the proposed legislations to the Lok Sabha without any discussion through a voice vote. Earlier in the day, the Lok Sabha approved both money bills - The Central Goods and Services Tax

Online gaming dispute turns violent in Hapur

A friendly game of PUBG took a sinister turn as a small disagreement between some young people escalated into a violent clash between two groups in the Garh Mukhteshwar area of Hapur, according to the police on Friday. The incident, which took place on Thursday, resulted in the throwing of stones and physical altercations, causing injuries to multiple individuals, officials stated. The police r

Rethink 28% GST on online gaming: Atishi

The finance minister of Delhi, Atishi, expressed her opposition to the imposition of a 28% goods and services tax (GST) on online gaming platforms by the Centre. The Delhi government issued a statement stating that Atishi had raised this concern during the 51st GST Council meeting, emphasizing the need to reconsider this decision in order to support and encourage startups in the country. Accord

Jetpack Joyride 2 review: Familiar, but still a lot of fun

I first encountered Jetpack Joyride in 2012, a year following its iOS debut, while enjoying the acclaimed title on my Playstation Vita. Just last week, during my journey to Wayanad, I revisited the original Jetpack Joyride on my iPhone. Remarkably, even after many years, the game's allure remains strong. A decade later, the Australian studio unveils the sequel to Jetpack Joyride, now an exclusive

For history buffs, we return with our 77th Independence Day crossword

On the 77th anniversary of India's Independence Day, we reintroduce our timeless crossword puzzle, centered around India's struggle for freedom. Concealed within are 29 clues inspired by that pivotal era in history—some straightforward, others requiring a bit of head-scratching. Challenge your recall and deductive skills by taking on the puzzle below. Completing it in under 8 minutes is a commen

MaskGun, a made-in-India shooter game, has crossed 50 million players

Battlegrounds Mobile India is facing competition, and this time it's from a locally developed contender that has been around since 2019. MaskGun, a first-person shooter (FPS) game hailing from India, has successfully surpassed 50 million users. This noteworthy accomplishment is particularly significant for an Indian game, especially one that hasn't garnered the same level of attention as titles li

Battlefield Mobile: Here’s everything we know so far

Electronic Arts (EA) officially unveiled the mobile version of its popular shooting game, Battlefield, back in April this year, and a comprehensive reveal was anticipated shortly thereafter. EA DICE has now shared additional details about the upcoming game, including insights into the game's inaugural playable betas. According to a Google Play Store listing, Android users are poised to take the