There are many reasons for Congress leaders being more daring in displaying religiosity in the course this round of polls. Back in 1991, long after Rajiv Gandhi’s mortal remains were immersed in holy rivers and some time after the ballot boxes were sealed in the parliamentary election that was hyphenated by his assassination, a few journalists sat in a sparse room in the BJP office which doubled as dwelling and office for K.N. Govindacharya. The scribes had just begun indulging in “data-data” games with friendly politicians adept with numbers. Mr Govindacharya’s figures were on his fingertips, albeit exaggerated, and he projeced the seats the BJP would win from which state and why. “At this rate, you will replace the Congress,” one of us said incredulously. He paused, and said with a typical guffaw: “Why replace, we will be the next Congress.” Cut to October 2015, to the launch of a book on the Indian economy with a former Union … [Read more...] about Amid changing politics, new dawn on horizon?
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MUSCAT, NOV 3 – Table tennis is a sport that is fast gaining attention in the Sultanate with a growing number of Omani players coming to the fore. Leading the way for the table tennis enthusiasts of Oman is the brightest star on the horizon, Haitham al Mandhari. Haitham won the bronze medal at the Arabian table tennis championships held in Muscat in August 2017 and is looked upon as a future star for Oman. Haitham relives a bit of his journey that started in 2010 in this exclusive interview with Oman Daily Observer. “I was selected to play table tennis because it was seen as an easy sport to play and is usually free of any kind of accidents and injuries. You might face some difficulties in the beginning as you are still a beginner player. However, when you reach the top level, then you will taste the enthusiasm during the game,” Al Mandhari added. Adil al Balushi ShareClick to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click … [Read more...] about Haitham hopes to herald a new dawn for Oman
Guerrilla Games may be working on a follow-up to its Killzone series for the PlayStation 4 (or possibly the PS5). Here's everything we know. By Dom Peppiatt / Published 7th October 2018 SONY Killzone PS4, PS5 in development? Guerrilla Games’ new game may not be Horizon Zero Dawn 2 (Pic: SONY) Killzone PS4/PS5 - Latest NewsIt looks like Guerrilla Games is recruiting staff that have experience in multiplayer games.Notably, the Dutch studio has been hiring staff that have experience working on Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege.First up, we've seen Simon Larouche rejoin the studio after bolstering his portfolio with a stint as Game Director on Ubisoft's tactical shooter. He's been working on a currently undisclosed project at Guerrilla since February 2018.We've also seen Chris Lee hired as Principal Game Designer at Guerrilla Games. He was a developer at Ubisoft on Siege, too.Considering Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida recently spoke about bolstering … [Read more...] about Killzone PS4, PS5 in development? Guerrilla Games’ new game may not be Horizon Zero Dawn 2
Welcome to the Gaming Shelf, io9's new roundup of tabletop gaming news, releases, updates, and interesting Kickstarter campaigns—focusing on sci-fi and fantasy games, with the occasional exception of course (Machi Koro is too cute to ignore!). Seeing as we’re on the heels of GenCon, board game companies have been showing off some of their best and brightest stuff over the past few weeks. Even as we head into mid-August, there’s still a lot of great scoops and news. Here’s a few of the highlights we spotted for this week. News and Releases Horizon: Zero Dawn Board Game Steamforged Games recently announced it’s making a tabletop version of popular PS4 video game Horizon: Zero Dawn. The company hasn’t released much information about what it’s going to look like or how the gameplay will go, but it will be a tabletop miniatures game that looks to have some impressive robot dinosaur miniatures. The Kickstarter is expected to launch soon. Machi Koro … [Read more...] about Unicorns Return to War, Horizon: Zero Dawn Gets a Board Game, and More Tabletop News
Horizon Zero Dawn is an epic game that you can play for scores of hours. When I finished the single-player campaign in 2017, I was only 32 percent done with the content in the post-post apocalyptic world. But the story of the making of Horizon Zero Dawn — a brand new intellectual property for a Sony PlayStation 4 exclusive video game — is even more epic. I discussed the tale in a fireside chat with Angie Smets, who is an executive producer at Guerrilla Games in Amsterdam and was executive producer on Horizon Zero Dawn. She talked about why it took seven years to make the game and craft the inspiring female hero, Aloy. Fortunately, all that work paid off. The game debuted in February 2017 and it sold more than 7.6 million copies in its first year. The PlayStation 4 exclusive has a Metacritic score of 89, and its inspiring female lead character, Aloy, has more than 250 known active cosplayers a year and a half after launch. I talked with Smets at the Gamelab event … [Read more...] about Angie Smets: How Guerrilla Games made Horizon Zero Dawn in 7 years