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Qishin Tariq

bytz@thestar.com.my

Recent and archived articles by Qishin Tariq

16 Nov 2018 | 9:10 PM

Investments still pouring in for Malaysian eSports

After only just being allocated RM10mil during the recent budget, eSports is still continuing to get more investments, according to the Youth and Sports Ministry.

Syed Saddiq testing out a gaming rig at The Kuala Lumpur Major. — SHAARI CHEMAT
16 Nov 2018 | 5:35 PM

Nokia 106 boasts 21-day battery life

And it only has a 800mAh battery.

It also has a meagre 4MB RAM but that’s plenty for the Nokia Series 30+ operating system. — Nokia
15 Nov 2018 | 10:11 PM

Malaysia's Lemon Sky Studios part of project to remaster Command & Conquer

Classic real-time strategy videogame Command & Conquer is being remastered for the PC by Petroglyph Games and it will be aided by Malaysia’s Lemon Sky Studios.

Command & Conquer: Red Alert will be remastered in 4K.
15 Nov 2018 | 8:37 PM

MaxisOne Prime package now offers more options, unlimited data

Maxis has refreshed its MaxisOne Prime package to offer more options and unlimited data.

One plan for the whole family, under Maxis' refreshed MaxisONE Prime plans. — P. Nathan/The Star
14 Nov 2018 | 1:30 PM

WhatsApp to add QR codes for contact sharing

WhatsApp is testing a new way to share contacts in app using QR codes instead of having users manually input each other's numbers.

Similar to how people use QR codes to pay using eWallets here, WhatsApp users will soon be able to share their contacts via QR codes. — Bloomberg
14 Nov 2018 | 1:17 PM

As travellers overshare, travel companies offer better holidays

With eager travellers always willing to share everything about their latest holidays, it’s no surprise that travel technology companies are mining the data to market trips in a smarter, targeted manner.

Garcia says the Expedia app has been downloaded over 250 million times. — YAP CHEE HONG/The Star
12 Nov 2018 | 6:47 PM

Hotlink is now rewarding its subscribers just for logging into its app

Hotlink introduces a new reward programme that gives users points for just logging into the app and the points can be traded for vouchers, freebies and even plane tickets.

The telco revealed that about half of its four million Hotlink subscribers use its app. — QISHIN TARIQ/The Star
12 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

eSports brain drain: A new hope?

Local eSports industry insiders believe that building an ecosystem to foster, support and retain eSports talents needs to start from university.

College students duked it out at the Taiwan Excellence Intercollege Battle Ground 2018 Grand Finale event, showing how much the local eSports industry has grown. — SAM THAM/The Star
12 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

eSports brain drain: Playing for keeps

As eSports begins to gain recognition locally as a competitive sport that merits the same prestige, sponsorship and prizes as traditional sports, are Malaysian athletes willing to stay or will they find their fortunes abroad?

Members of PSG.LGD and OG sit in their booths as they play in their grand final Dota 2 match on Day 6 of The International 2018 on Aug 25, 2018 in Vancouver, Canada. Yap’s team PSG.LGD won US4.1mil (RM16.82mil) for placing second at the tournament. — AFP
9 Nov 2018 | 6:33 PM

Get moving with famed Finnish cartoon in ‘Moomin Move’

Location-based AR game Moomin Move based on the Finish children's cartoon is now available worldwide with its latest update, that also introduces more multiplayer functions.

Moomin Move is now available worldwide with its latest update, that also introduces more multiplayer functions. — Tribered

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