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Hot buttons: why fashion houses are getting into video games
As players spend more and more time and money in the digital hangout spaces provided by video games, it makes sense for fashion houses to join them there – opening up exciting worlds of rule-breaking design

Keith Stuart

01, Mar, 2023 @10:00 AM

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‘Get something that’s fun to play, then think about the story’: how Nintendo keeps levelling up
With 100m sales of its Switch console, a new Mario movie and even a California theme park, the Japanese tech giant is riding high again. What’s its secret?

Keza MacDonald

04, Feb, 2023 @11:55 AM

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‘Economists should study it’: inside Disney Dreamlight Valley, the latest game taking over TikTok
‘Disney Animal Crossing’ is all over the video platform, but is it merely an imitation of everyone’s favourite pandemic play? Or will Mickey and co have you enthralled?

Amelia Tait

29, Sep, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Pushing Buttons: 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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Pushing Buttons: 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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Old friends and new horizons: my emotional return to Animal Crossing
The smash-hit Nintendo Switch game has been updated with a wealth of new content – and no shortage of familiar comforts

Sarah Maria Griffin

18, Nov, 2021 @2:43 PM

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‘A wonderful escape’: the rise of gaming parents – and grandparents
Video game popularity soared during the pandemic, as people sought distraction and ways to connect with loved ones

Lucy Campbell

07, May, 2021 @10:38 AM

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Lockdown boredom drives UK video games market to £7bn record high
Gaming fans joined by million of newbies in 2020 resulting in £1.6bn more spent compared with 2019

Mark Sweney

19, Mar, 2021 @1:01 AM

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Games prove Christmas hit as UK spends holiday in lockdown
About 25 million logged on to the PC gaming platform Steam on the biggest ever Christmas Day for the video games industry

Alex Hern Technology editor

27, Dec, 2020 @9:00 AM

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The 15 best video games of 2020
A queer coming-of-age story charmed us, a balletic shoot-em-up raised our adrenaline and the star game of lockdown provided a desert-island escape from real life

Keza MacDonald

23, Dec, 2020 @2:35 PM

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Culture to cheer you up during the second lockdown: part one
As parts of the UK enters another month – at least – of being stuck indoors, our critics pick out top music, games, books, TV, dance and art fixes to lift your spirits

Alexis Petridis, Keza MacDonald, Alison Flood, Lucy Mangan, Lyndsey Winship, Jonathan Jones

05, Nov, 2020 @10:51 AM

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'Video game planes emit real carbon': why gaming is not merely guilt-free escapism
Video games seem like radical relief from hard reality, but they’re also deeply implicated in the problems we collectively face

Dan Golding

04, Oct, 2020 @4:30 PM

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