Tag Archives: games

E-Sports: Move to Less Violent Games for 2022 Asiad, Says Alisport CEO

E-sports will shift away from violent content and towards sports-focused titles for the 2022 Asian Games, the CEO of Chinese tech giant Alibaba’s sports arm told Reuters on Sunday. Alisports CEO Zhang Dazhong, who partnered with the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) to feature electronic sports as a demonstration event in the 2018 Asian Games, said the discipline would need to evolve ... Read More »

Hunger games: Why you tend to overeat after weight loss

Ever wondered why it is so difficult to maintain a healthy weight after substantial weight loss? The hunger hormone ghrelin tricks the bodies into thinking that it needs to eat more, and may be the culprit, research has shown. According to Catia Martins, Associate Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), most people with obesity are able ... Read More »

Winter Olympics: Gold For Chloe Kim, Marcel Hirscher As First Doping Case Rocks 2018 Games

Chloe Kim is all smiles after winning the gold in women’s halfpipe.© AFP American teenager Chloe Kim and Austrian ski ace Marcel Hirscher lit up the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Tuesday on a day of drama that included the first doping scandal of the Games. Snowboarder Kim, 17, snatched the first of the day’s eight gold medals in the women’s halfpipe, while World ... Read More »

Tencent Turns to WeChat, Games, and Deals for Global Strategy

China’s biggest social network and gaming firm Tencent Holdings, which last week reported forecast-beating quarterly results, is close to making Malaysia the first foreign country to roll out its WeChat ecosystem, an executive told Reuters. Tencent has made a “breakthrough” in gaining an e-payment license in Malaysia for local transactions, and plans a launch early next year, senior vice president S.Y. Lau said ... Read More »

Evolution of netball is key to game’s survival in crowded sports market

The challenge is nothing new for those in charge of Australian sport. Fragmenting audiences and a rapidly-changing broadcast model mean individual codes must habitually offer die-hard fans, would-be followers and vitally, sponsors and partners, new and digestible “products” and variants on the traditional. Fresh, it seems, is best. One of the richest codes in the land, the AFL, gets it ... Read More »

Panel: Sports fans want multiple options to watch games

How can you nourish sports superfans when it comes to watching games? Give them what they want, says Mark Cuban, tech investor and owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. Cuban made the suggestion during a panel discussion Tuesday at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit in Beverly Hills. Amazon executive Jeffrey Blackburn and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban (right) say young ... Read More »

Assassin’s Creed Origins, Super Mario Odyssey, Wolfenstein: The New Colossus, and Other Games Release This October

If you thought September was a great month of gaming, things are just hotting up as we hit the peak release month of the year. October is the time we usually see all the top-end AAA titles release every year, and 2017 is no different. With the Xbox One X release set for early November, expect an arsenal of 4K-optimised ... Read More »

This week in games: Valve reveals a Dota card game, Overwatch adds deathmatch

It’s only the second week of August and already we’re in the thick of the fall release cycle—LawBreakers, Hellblade, Rez, Telltale’s Batman, and a bunch of other games launched this week. Too many games for any one person. Wait, did I say Rez? Indeed I did. That news, plus Valve’s (sigh) collectible card game, Gearbox’s new project, a glimpse of Overwatch’s new deathmatch modes, Tempest 4000, ... Read More »

This week in games: Homeworld’s lost expansion returns, 15 minutes of Beyond Good & Evil 2

E3 is over. Time to settle in for the slow summer months, crank the air conditioning, peruse the Steam Summer Sale, and dream of all the games we’ll be playing in a few months. Mostly Wolfenstein II, I think. And if you need proof the summer’s slow? Look no further than our news wrap-up this week. We’ve got a few ... Read More »

E sports to become a medal event in 2022 Asian Games

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) said it wanted to reflect “the rapid development and popularity of this new form of sports participation”. Competitive video gaming will also feature as a demonstration sport in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. And it will first appear in this year’s Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) in Turkmenistan. Alongside Fifa ... Read More »