Virtual worlds

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Neopets security breach: users’ data reportedly stolen
Virtual pet site launches investigation but has not confirmed the scale of the alleged breach, amid reports hacker has taken database with user details

Samantha Lock

22, Jul, 2022 @6:10 AM

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Finley Scholefield obituary
Other lives: Musician and creative producer of games and apps

Sarah Scholefield

28, Apr, 2022 @3:56 PM

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Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands review – a teen psycho dungeonmaster, goblin revolts and lute-shredding
This fun D&D-infused cooperative shooter treads a line between fourth-wall prodding and juvenile, with unicorn queens and hi-tech weaponry

Phil Iwaniuk

23, Mar, 2022 @4:26 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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‘In the game, I knew myself as Hannah’: the trans gamers finding freedom on Roblox
37m people use the gaming platform every day in search of adventure – and for teenagers exploring their gender identity, it is also a place of liberation

Tom Faber

24, Apr, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin review – slay demons … and cultivate rice
This unusual take on virtual farming has you battling demons – when you’re not tending to rice paddies

Patrick Lum

09, Nov, 2020 @6:00 PM

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'It’s a way to live out fantasies': how Animal Crossing became fashion's new catwalk
The biggest video game of lockdown has become a new home for fashion lovers where avatars can dress in Prada, Off-White or Sports Banger hoodies

Ellie Violet Bramley

21, May, 2020 @11:28 AM

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No Man's Sky Beyond – a childhood fantasy realised
As a Star Wars generation kid, the VR experience of this almost made me tearful: it’s beguiling and transporting

Keith Stuart

12, Sep, 2019 @9:00 AM

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I turned my Torres Strait Islander culture into a video game | Rhett Loban
You are not just an observer of Torres Strait culture, but immersed in it

Rhett Loban for IndigenousX

14, Mar, 2019 @2:50 AM

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Get real! Behind the scenes of Red Dead Redemption 2 – the most realistic video game ever made
Rockstar has spent several years and millions of pounds to transport players to a mind-blowing alternative world. Has it succeeded?

Keza MacDonald

24, Oct, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Red Dead Redemption 2: three hours with the most anticipated game of the year
Rockstar Games’ upcoming wild west adventure is a step forward for virtual world realism – and a reminder that cowboys, too, had to face up to modernity

Keza MacDonald

10, Oct, 2018 @11:42 AM

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The Inpatient review – atmospheric virtual-reality chiller
PlayStation 4’s prequel to horror adventure Until Dawn is a bleak tale of psychological stress that quickly becomes a haunted house fairground ride

Keith Stuart

26, Jan, 2018 @9:00 AM

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