Games

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Wordle: why the inventor of the fiendishly addictive online game doesn’t want your money
The mobile phone game Josh Wardle launched in October now has 300,000 people playing it daily – but, he says, he is not cashing in

04, Jan, 2022 @3:47 PM

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What you’re going to be playing in 2022
In this week’s newsletter: the gaming calendar is packed this year – and you don’t even need to worry about getting your hands on a next gen console

Keza MacDonald

04, Jan, 2022 @12:45 PM

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The 10 best video games coming in 2022
George RR Martin joins forces with the makers of Dark Souls, ghosts take over in Japan and a Nintendo sequel you could be playing all year

Keza MacDonald

30, Dec, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Riot Games to pay $100m to settle gender discrimination lawsuit
Maker of League of Legends will pay $80m to California state agencies and more than 2,000 female employees

Miranda Bryant

28, Dec, 2021 @2:35 PM

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Was 2021 the worst year ever for games?
In the third edition of our gaming newsletter: Covid-19’s knock-on effects have delayed development so much that most games we thought we’d be playing now have drifted into next year

Keza MacDonald

28, Dec, 2021 @12:48 PM

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As a parent obsessed with my kids’ safety, I have discovered the video game from hell | Dominik Diamond
My daughter said What Remains of Edith Finch would be an emotionally intense family tale. She was right in all the wrong ways

Dominik Diamond

27, Dec, 2021 @8:15 AM

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The big quiz of 2021
Adele was on song, Ronaldo was on target… How well do you remember the past year?

Séamas O’Reilly and Dara O’Reilly

26, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Nostalgic gaming: how playing the video games of your youth reconnects you to yourself
With emulators available even on smartphones, dipping into your playing past is easier than ever

Josh Nicholas

25, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Simon Parkin’s best video games of 2021
Lake, Unpacking and other indie gems had space to shine while games industry giants put the brakes on and faced charges of abuse

Simon Parkin

24, Dec, 2021 @3:00 PM

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What is Wordle? The new viral word game delighting the internet
A pleasant little daily brainteaser, Wordle is a simple, shareable word-guessing game that is gaining popularity on Twitter

Patrick Lum

23, Dec, 2021 @5:35 AM

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Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator review – ghoulish satire of human greed
Xbox One, Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows, PC; Strange Scaffold
Our compulsion for profit is smartly skewered by this simple game set in a trading-market where the currency is body parts

Nic Reuben

22, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The sketchy economy that helps Roblox make its millions
In the second edition of our gaming newsletter: the vastly popular kids’ game has a more troubling way than usual of making money from its 200m players

Keza MacDonald

21, Dec, 2021 @12:45 PM

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