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A Brief History Of Video Games And Spiel Times

Video games have a long history. But it was the previous decade that was considered an important period having contributed to its progress.

Precisely, at the culmination of the 20th century, the video game industry catapulted to unfathomable heights and reached a position that would have only been anticipated as a dream before.

The ebbing shift in genres was an evolutionary mechanism and perhaps a driving factor that propagated the notion of individuality.

Over the course of time, games became more unique with notable characteristic variations. The late 1900s, as is often said, is a harbinger of change, led by more than a decade long of innovation that brought the market to the foot of prosperity.

Flourishing corporations set up their businesses in the hopes of making a score, and were they successful; their names would go down in history. And so it did. We get to hear about companies like id Software, Valve, Blizzard, Nintendo, EA, and Ubisoft.

These companies and their emblems have studded the intros of some of the most prominent titles, the first of their kind to have been made, for a long time and still survive to carry on their legacy.

Spiel Times is not as old as any of these corporations or their products. In fact, until recently, it was not even a recognisable brand. It is the brainchild of a North-East Indian teenager and owes its origin to the growing interest in video games in the Indian subcontinent.

The website was launched in the summer of July 2015 as a video-game journalism blog that deals with the distribution of the hottest, trending news free of cost. From then to today, it has quite effectively kept pace with the widest range of topics and adjusted itself as per market demands.

Our Motto

Our motto is to nurture the mainstream gaming industry in India and develop an interest among Indian gamers to ‘read’, ‘watch’, ‘interact’ and ‘get involved’ in the multitudinous dimensions of the growing market for video games in the country and the emergence of the e-sports industry altogether.

To accomplish that, we have adopted a line of unique editorials tailored for the reader’s pleasure.

Who Works Here And How To Join Us

Until recently, Spiel Times was run by a single person.

Presently, it is run by a body of the most talented writers from around the country. These people have an astute knowledge of their respective fields and have invested plenty of time to regard themselves as proficient correspondents/authors.

One does not need a printed sheet of paper that confirms their educational standards to join us. To put it briefly, we do not accept degrees as materials of surety during the process of recruitment.

We strongly deplore any such practice as it fails to assess innate talents. Instead, we mandatorily check portfolios of previous works to determine individual abilities. In the absence of portfolios, trial articles are used as surrogate documents to decide a person’s potential.

Other than that, there are two very basic requirements –

  1. The person applying for a writing desk must be well-versed in English (knowledge of other languages is also appreciated and greatly helps in this line of work, but it is not a necessity).
  2. The person must possess great knowledge about the field they will apply for.

The Team

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JC Paredes

Fascinated by anything horror and true crime. Crazy for open-world, MMORPGs – her first introduction to gaming was Metal Slug, Dragon Warrior, and Ragnarok Online. Played all GTAs and is anxiously waiting for the 6th installment. Inseparable from her fluffy furbaby, Teemo!

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Jhimlerry Lacap
Managing Editor

Loves to play DotA, LoL, and ML. Finished almost all FF series and enjoys playing MMORPG. Jhimlerry is also a former vocalist/bassist of a local band in the Philippines.

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Rhytham Das
Head of Anime

Rhytham is a Philosophy graduate who founded a state-level organization that promotes anime and Japanese culture in his home state of Assam India. The org is named Assam Senpai Society. He is also an ardent writer, poet, musician, vocalist, graphic designer, and photoshop artist. He has worked on multiple state and national level conventions. Other than anime, catch him watching western series that really have in themselves the solidity to catch his attention.

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Zeane Dogelio
Senior Writer

Fond of writing poetry and reading.Zeane keeps herself sane through Kpop, and a bit of purchasing the albums too. She enjoys taking photos, most of the time the moon and sunsets. Zeane casually plays CoDM, rhythm games, or just whatever she finds interesting in the application stores, just a piece of gaming info right there.

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Madhumoy Singh
Senior Writer

Madhumoy is a high school understudy at Don Bosco High School, Tinsukia, Assam. He doesn’t like to claim himself as a writer, but you can always find him somewhere jotting down his thoughts and turning them into art in their own right. When Madhumoy isn’t writing, he’s most likely watching other TV shows, watching anime, reading non-fiction or experiencing other paths and systems. Madhumoy lives with his grandparents and parents and a little hope.

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Kairavi Pandya

Kairavi Pandya
Senior Writer

Kairavi Pandya is a writer, editor and proofreader who loves to write niche content that’s both receptive to readers and exciting for every mind. Coming from the curious land of India, she likes to explore society from the lens of literature, entertainment, and current events.

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Sandip Kishan

Sandip Kishan Anbuselvan
Senior Writer

For Sandip, a day without good cinema is never a good day. He loves watching, making, and writing about films. Sandip is also a proud cat dad and a full-time Barça fan. If you can’t spot him from his picture, simply look for the tallest person in the room.

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Subhradeep “Bucketbaba” Mukherjee
Senior Writer

Subhradeep “Bucketbaba” Mukherjee is a Senior Writer at Spiel Times. He has been a video game enthusiast leaning mostly towards story-rich games for almost two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys reading mystery novels and tending to his cat. He also has a Master’s Degree in Statistics.

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John Micheal Agustin
Contributing Writer

John Micheal (sometimes called JM or Mike) has been writing various types of professional articles for almost 2 years now. He is an avid sports fan and has been following the NBA since the early 2000s. He also loves playing a lot of video games like DotA 2, Valorant, but MMOs have a special places in JM’s heart. Not only is he a huge fan of basketball and video games, he also loves movies and tv shows. He is a huge MARVEL and MCU fan plus he is into a lot of superhero stuff.

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Pingal Pratyush Singh
Founder, CEO & Publisher

A gaming aficionado and an avid Dota 2 player, Pingal is the owner of Spiel Times and the main coordinator of the News section.

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The System We Have

Spiel Times is not a corporation. It is a family. It follows a democratic policy which confers its fellow writers with ample liberty.

Its members are free to choose the field of work that suits them best and shift tables whenever they fancy. There is no place for grubby politics here.

We believe in equality, and our sole objective is to provide for the audience while improving ourselves at the same.