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The 20 best games on Xbox One
From the thrills of Forza Horizon and cartoon antics of Cuphead to the horrors of Hellblade, here are the Xbox One games everyone should play

Keith Stuart and Keza MacDonald

09, Dec, 2021 @11:27 AM

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The 20 best games on PlayStation 4
Whether it’s fighting terrifying beasts, wreaking anarchy in a parallel universe or singing karaoke, these titles challenge both your intellect and reflexes

Keza MacDonald and Keith Stuart

09, Dec, 2021 @11:05 AM

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‘Help! I’ve been spotted!’ Terry Pratchett on Thief, his favourite video game
In the early 2000s, the Discworld author frequented a forum dedicated to the Thief series of stealth games. His posts provide a fascinating insight into his fondness for gaming

Rick Lane

09, Dec, 2021 @10:33 AM

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I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that this pirate game is full of hornswagglers | Dominik Diamond
I was hoping to earn my son’s respect by playing Sea of Thieves, but was hopelessly out of my depth

Dominik Diamond

07, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Halo Infinite review – old-school blasting in sci-fi ‘Dad’ game
The engrossing flagship Xbox shooter returns with its fabled craggy supersoldier and plenty of style but not quite enough bang

Edwin Evans-Thirlwell

06, Dec, 2021 @10:36 AM

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How my lockdown obsession with Super Smash Bros led me to a vital epiphany
I didn’t expect to be making my competitive gaming debut at 30 – but over lockdown, my flatmates and I became hooked on Nintendo’s beloved brawler

Tom Regan

03, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Why do female pro gamers earn millions less than men?
The best esports competitors make millions, and the industry prides itself on meritocracy. So why are there so few women among the top earners?

Jay Castello

02, Dec, 2021 @10:39 AM

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Celebrating 25 years of Lara Croft with … a cookbook?
This gleefully incongruous piece of tie-in merch pays tribute to a quarter-century of Tomb Raider with recipes. So can we expect a spaghetti carbo-Lara?

Ellie Gibson

30, Nov, 2021 @11:01 AM

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‘A safe haven’: how Dungeons & Dragons is slaying social anxiety
The world’s most successful role-playing game could provide a home amid the chaos for those struggling with post-lockdown angst

Andy Hazel

29, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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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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