Games

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When kids’ games get serious: the adults competing at tag, conkers and hide and seek
Tag, conkers, Simon Says and hide and seek are not just for children, there are adults who take them very competitively, too. Amelia Tait meets the competitors for whom kids’ games have become a career. One, two, three…

Amelia Tait

28, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One review – a gripping interactive detective drama
The detective returns to his childhood island home to solve an elegant series of cases in this lively open-world story

Tauriq Moosa

26, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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‘I am not gonna die on the internet for you!’: how game streaming went from dream job to a burnout nightmare
Gamers are making millions by playing on livestream platforms such as Twitch. But when fame and money counts on you always being on, can you ever switch off?

Keza MacDonald

26, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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‘Mexico is ridiculously beautiful’: how Forza Horizon 5 drove fresh sights into living rooms
The UK developers at Playground Games talk about how they cut no corners in creating the latest Forza game, and tried to ensure it gives players an authentic and cliche-free view of the Mexican landscape

Keith Stuart

26, Nov, 2021 @9:38 AM

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Halo Infinite: finally, a multiplayer shooter for grownups
Fed up of getting destroyed by teenagers whenever you play online? The more tactical, slower-paced combat of Halo Infinite makes older players feel at home again

Keith Stuart

25, Nov, 2021 @9:45 AM

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Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy: The Definitive Edition review – an infuriating disappointment
These remasters feel less stable than the glitchy originals, with a lack of attention to detail that undermines the games’ character

Keza MacDonald

17, Nov, 2021 @3:28 PM

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Xbox at 20, in the words of the people who made its first games
Two decades on, developers for its original launch talk about creating games for Microsoft’s debut console

Rick Lane

16, Nov, 2021 @9:30 AM

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A primordial soup of exploding trends and memes: TikTok’s wild world of video games
From pastiches of stilted old animations to trash-talking pubescents meeting their match, TikTok’s gaming zone is an often maddening place, full of energy, attitude – and space skullduggery

Keza MacDonald

12, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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‘The popularity just didn’t wane’: Bethesda’s Todd Howard on 10 years of Skyrim
Still played by millions, Bethesda’s 2011 fantasy RPG has become a touchstone in the video game world. Game director Todd Howard reflects on its development and legacy

Keza MacDonald

11, Nov, 2021 @1:01 PM

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Age of Empires 4 review – bloodless battles and titanic tutorials
Relic returns with this safe but solid modern revitalisation of the classic real-time strategy series

Nic Reuben

11, Nov, 2021 @9:45 AM

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Elden Ring – Dark Souls’ creators and George RR Martin team up on an enticing fantasy
Thrilling but not forbidding, Hidetaka Miyazaki’s forthcoming fantasy epic is Dark Souls meets Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Keza MacDonald

10, Nov, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Call of Duty: Vanguard review – nostalgic warfare that takes us back to the start
A band of inglorious stereotypes go on a covert mission to uncover a Nazi plan in a traditional instalment of the series

Keith Stuart

10, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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