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Online gaming to have fun and hone your skills under the Covid-19 lockdown

There has been a spurt in interactive and intuitive games that you can play on your mobile or laptop. Just steer clear of the violent stuff

85% of online gaming in India happens on mobile. Easy access to high-spec smartphones, low data prices, high data speeds, internet penetration, tech-savvy users have supported gaming infrastructure
85% of online gaming in India is on mobile. Easy access to high-spec handsets, low data prices, net penetration, tech-savvy users have supported gaming infrastructure. Photo source: WinZO Games

Boxer Vijender Singh says there is nothing better than e-games to keep you entertained, indoors and “safe from Corona”. His personal favourite is rummy online, which he plays “as and when time permits’ and “e-gaming is great as you can play anything anytime”. Is it as good as the real game? No, says Singh. He calls it mostly entertainment, and compares it to watching a good movie that refreshes your mind. But what it does teach are certain tricks and strategies you can use in the real game.   Covid has fuelled an already burgeoning market ...