Author Archives: Loknath Das

‘Minecraft: The Island’ Blurs the Line Between Fiction and Gaming

The protagonist of Max Brooks’s new fantasy novel doesn’t have a name, a gender or even normal human appendages. Instead of hands, the narrator has clumsy, flesh-toned cubes, just one more weird feature of the strange and unsettling world where the story unfolds, where everything — the sun, clouds, cows, mushrooms, watermelons — is composed of squares. For the uninitiated, ... Read More »

The health care vote-a-rama is nigh

This is the web version of VoxCare, a daily newsletter from Vox on the latest twists and turns in America’s health care debate. Like what you’re reading? Sign up to get VoxCare in your inbox here. The Senate continued its Obamacare repeal debate Wednesday. It’s actually still happening, and you can stream it on C-SPAN. Here are the three main things ... Read More »

People have no idea how big a deal it is’: the people pushing Australian gaming forward

More than 70% of Australians play video games, and I’m one of them. With its spread from computers to TVs to mobile phones, the global games industry is now worth over $100bn, with an Australian market alone worth $3bn. But the value of games goes beyond just money. Interactive entertainment and the “serious games” that share lessons and skills have ... Read More »

Dealers Start Accepting Bookings For The Tata Nexon Subcompact SUV

  The Tata Nexon is slated to be launched in India around this festive season Highlights Currently the bookings have only started at dealership level The Tata Nexon is slated to be launched around the festive season Tata Nexon gets multi drive modes and a floating dashtop HD display Bookings for the upcoming Tata Nexon subcompact SUV has commenced in ... Read More »

‘People have no idea how big a deal it is’: the people pushing Australian gaming forward

To win one of the estimated 700 full-time jobs across the gaming industry, you have to be better than good; you have to be exceptional. Photograph: Matjaz Slanic/Getty Images More than 70% of Australians play video games, and I’m one of them. With its spread from computers to TVs to mobile phones, the global games industry is now worth over ... Read More »

Thousands of women try to make a living blogging and vlogging. Most fail.

I was working as a freelance reporter when my comedy partner Allison Raskin and I started our YouTube channel Just Between Us in the spring of 2014. The show is a twice-weekly odd-couple comedy sketch channel that operates a bit like a short sitcom. I had no knowledge of how to make money off YouTube or what kind of labor ... Read More »

Ryzen sales lead AMD earnings, despite issues with game optimization and mining

Ryzen was the star of AMD’s second-quarter earnings call Tuesday: The processors helped boost earnings 19 percent compared to a year ago. Company executives also had two messages for gamers: one, that game developers had largely completed their code optimizations for Ryzen, and two, that miners who hoarded graphics cards wouldn’t be around forever. Both messages should resonate with gamers, ... Read More »

Hindi literature clubs to be set up in Delhi for promoting Hindi: Manish Sisodia

Hindi literature clubs to be set up in Delhi for promoting Hindi: Manish Sisodia A Delhi government official informed that they have been directed by Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia to set up Hindi literature clubs for the promotion of Hindi literature. Representative image A Delhi government official, on Tuesday, informed that they have been directed by Delhi Deputy Chief ... Read More »

Motorola Moto X4’s Geekbench outing reveals Snapdragon 660 SoC

After GFXBench, the Motorola XT1789 – which is alleged to be the Moto X4 – has now been spotted on the Geekbench benchmarking website. While the listing confirms 3GB RAM and Android 7.1.1 OS, it also mentions a Snapdragon 660 SoC. Previously GFXBench pointed to a Snapdragon 630 chipset instead. Either one of the benchmarks got that wrong, or we are looking at ... Read More »

Amazon Says No Problem Hiring in UK Despite Brexit Uncertainties, Eyes 450 More Jobs

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon is planning about 450 tech jobs in Britain despite Brexit Amazon has so far invested around $8.3 billion in the UK The firm is hoping to add more employees by the end of this year Amazon has had no problem hiring staff in Britain and plans an extra 450 high tech jobs, its UK boss said, despite the uncertain ... Read More »