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Sony and Microsoft to go head-to-head at Christmas as PlayStation 5 gets release date
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Sony and Microsoft to go head-to-head at Christmas as PlayStation 5 gets release date

Sep 17th 2020, 8:14 AM 37,543 Views 46 Comments

The new console will go on sale on 12 November,

Two thirds of children contacted by a stranger while gaming online, according to new survey
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Two thirds of children contacted by a stranger while gaming online, according to new survey

Sep 10th 2020, 9:19 AM 13,302 Views 33 Comments

The survey was conducted by charity Cybersafe Ireland.

Fortnite makers sue Apple and Google after it's pulled from mobile app stores
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Fortnite makers sue Apple and Google after it's pulled from mobile app stores

Aug 14th 2020, 10:43 AM 53,083 Views 31 Comments

Epic Games recently released an update that dodges revenue sharing with the tech giants.

Inter-county stars to face off in Fifa tournament to raise funds for frontline workers
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Inter-county stars to face off in Fifa tournament to raise funds for frontline workers

Apr 27th 2020, 8:40 PM 9,744 Views 1 Comment

One player from each county will participate in the All-Ireland Fifa 20 tournament this weekend.

The Explainer: What is Fortnite and how can people make money from it?
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The Explainer: What is Fortnite and how can people make money from it?

Aug 2nd 2019, 6:30 PM 12,103 Views 31 Comments

On this week’s episode, we delve into the world of Fortnite and esports.

Explainer: How do people make money playing Fortnite?
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Explainer: How do people make money playing Fortnite?

Jul 29th 2019, 8:30 PM 28,996 Views 23 Comments

Live streaming, V-bucks and e-sports are all part of the online gaming world vocabulary.

Google reveals new video game streaming platform called Stadia
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Google reveals new video game streaming platform called Stadia

Mar 19th 2019, 10:37 PM 20,516 Views 32 Comments

Players will be able to use Stadia across a variety of platforms such as laptops, TVs and mobile phones.

'Fortnite' fever may be cooling - or it could be that the kids are just on their holidays
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'Fortnite' fever may be cooling - or it could be that the kids are just on their holidays

Aug 26th 2018, 7:15 PM 23,360 Views 14 Comments

“Fortnite’s peak may be behind us,” a market tracker said this week.

Revenue collects over €1 million in extra taxes from casinos with unlicenced gaming machines
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Revenue collects over €1 million in extra taxes from casinos with unlicenced gaming machines

Aug 5th 2018, 6:15 AM 9,118 Views 13 Comments

Revenue last year launched a national compliance project targeting the gaming and amusement machine sector.

An addiction to video games is to be classified as a disease
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An addiction to video games is to be classified as a disease

Jan 5th 2018, 1:42 PM 14,627 Views 64 Comments

The disorder will recognise an abnormal fixation on gaming.

'No evidence whatsoever' to claims by top housing official that homeless families are 'gaming the system'
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'No evidence whatsoever' to claims by top housing official that homeless families are 'gaming the system'

Jan 2nd 2018, 3:30 PM 34,585 Views 225 Comments

Conor Skehan said that families may be “gaming the system” in order to jump up the social housing waiting list.

Male arrested on suspicion of making hoax call which led to man being shot dead by police
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Male arrested on suspicion of making hoax call which led to man being shot dead by police

Dec 31st 2017, 2:45 PM 18,451 Views 44 Comments

The hoax caller told police that he shot his father in the head and he was holding his mother and a sibling at gunpoint.

'A prank has cost an innocent life': Online gamer shot dead by police after row over $2 Call of Duty bet
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'A prank has cost an innocent life': Online gamer shot dead by police after row over $2 Call of Duty bet

Dec 30th 2017, 11:15 AM 42,645 Views 61 Comments

The man was shot dead in Kansas this week.

Pokémon Go could help people who struggle socially
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Pokémon Go could help people who struggle socially

Dec 16th 2017, 11:00 AM 8,135 Views 15 Comments

Extroverts generally fare better at the game.

Why calls to include eSports in the Olympics have been met with a mixed reaction
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Why calls to include eSports in the Olympics have been met with a mixed reaction

Dec 5th 2017, 4:11 PM 4,177 Views 10 Comments

Many professional gamers believe becoming an Olympic sport would be a step in the wrong direction.

How Minecraft has made this Irish couple into a YouTube sensation
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How Minecraft has made this Irish couple into a YouTube sensation

Nov 18th 2017, 9:00 PM 27,063 Views 13 Comments

They have amassed millions of subscribers that tune into the daily adventures of their characters Little Kelly and Sharky,

A month on from the GamerCon fiasco and customers are still waiting for their money back
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A month on from the GamerCon fiasco and customers are still waiting for their money back

Apr 23rd 2017, 7:00 AM 11,849 Views 7 Comments

Up to 25,000 people were expected to turn up for the event.

15 slightly f*cked up things we all secretly did on The Sims
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# Rosebud

15 slightly f*cked up things we all secretly did on The Sims

Mar 19th 2017, 1:00 PM 14,346 Views 0 Comments

You mess.

Videogame nets Defence Forces 3,600 applicants from wannabe recruits
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Videogame nets Defence Forces 3,600 applicants from wannabe recruits

Mar 11th 2017, 8:50 AM 17,508 Views 36 Comments

The Defence Forces took a different approach to its latest recruitment campaign.

Playing Fifa 17 on TV for money? BT Sport strike new deal to broadcast live matches
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Playing Fifa 17 on TV for money? BT Sport strike new deal to broadcast live matches

Feb 23rd 2017, 3:48 PM 6,176 Views 11 Comments

It’s the first time fans will be able to watch virtual football live on TV.

Irish gamblers are the third biggest losers in the world
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Irish gamblers are the third biggest losers in the world

Feb 10th 2017, 4:51 PM 23,006 Views 39 Comments

Online gambling is the biggest source of the losses.

These are the easiest smartphone games to play with one hand
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These are the easiest smartphone games to play with one hand

Jan 3rd 2017, 9:15 PM 27,262 Views 5 Comments

Or if you want to hold a cup of tea or coffee while you play. Your choice really.

Virtual Ford GT races into record books
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Virtual Ford GT races into record books

Aug 22nd 2016, 2:27 PM 217 Views 0 Comments

Energy drinks and sweeties kept gamers at the wheel of a virtual race car to set new Guinness World Record.

It has been a very tough week for the makers of Pokémon Go
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It has been a very tough week for the makers of Pokémon Go

Aug 6th 2016, 9:45 AM 24,594 Views 19 Comments

Problems with the game, cheaters and shutting down popular sites has put Niantic Labs in the firing line, but it’s recovering.

This guy tricked his mam into thinking she had to go to Tesco to buy Pokémon Go
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# The Very Best

This guy tricked his mam into thinking she had to go to Tesco to buy Pokémon Go

Jul 21st 2016, 9:05 AM 4,697 Views 2 Comments

Damn youths.

Video ads on mobile games annoying you? There is a way around it
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Video ads on mobile games annoying you? There is a way around it

Jul 3rd 2016, 10:45 AM 15,314 Views 17 Comments

Although there is a catch.

This is now the second best-selling videogame of all time
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This is now the second best-selling videogame of all time

Jun 2nd 2016, 4:37 PM 26,914 Views 30 Comments

But Minecraft has a long way to go before it takes the top spot.

Will this guy appear in cinemas again? Nintendo is certainly working on it
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Will this guy appear in cinemas again? Nintendo is certainly working on it

May 16th 2016, 9:38 AM 8,924 Views 15 Comments

Nintendo is looking at making its own films, and will likely focus on animation instead of live-action.

These are the 12 games chosen for the world hall of fame
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These are the 12 games chosen for the world hall of fame

May 15th 2016, 9:45 AM 23,234 Views 52 Comments

All of them iconic in their own right.

This is how free mobile games convince you to part with your cash
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This is how free mobile games convince you to part with your cash

Mar 28th 2016, 10:00 AM 19,211 Views 14 Comments

Free to play games are the most popular type but they have to make money somehow.

With the Sony PlayStation VR, virtual reality is having its iPod moment
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With the Sony PlayStation VR, virtual reality is having its iPod moment

Mar 16th 2016, 9:55 AM 10,615 Views 28 Comments

And it could end up being the right product at the right time.

Why YouTube sees you playing games on your phone to be the next big thing
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Why YouTube sees you playing games on your phone to be the next big thing

Mar 10th 2016, 7:30 PM 8,827 Views 6 Comments

YouTube Gaming has launched its app in Ireland and alongside console and PC gaming, it’s gearing up for an explosion in smartphone gaming.

Can You Guess The Classic Playstation Game From Just One Shot?
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# Old School

Can You Guess The Classic Playstation Game From Just One Shot?

Jan 16th 2016, 11:00 AM 6,893 Views 7 Comments

Your childhood in pictures.

McGregor stars alongside top names in new trailer for the upcoming UFC game
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McGregor stars alongside top names in new trailer for the upcoming UFC game

Jan 6th 2016, 12:05 AM 11,078 Views 6 Comments

EA Sports haven’t got The Notorious quite right going by this clip.

Bored over the holidays? Here are some free games to play
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Bored over the holidays? Here are some free games to play

Dec 28th 2015, 5:00 PM 17,978 Views 10 Comments

And more importantly, they’re good.

How much do you really know about these famous games?
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How much do you really know about these famous games?

Dec 27th 2015, 10:30 AM 15,993 Views 13 Comments

There has been quite a few released over the last thirty years.

Does your child want a tech present this Christmas, but you don't know if it's a good idea?
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Does your child want a tech present this Christmas, but you don't know if it's a good idea?

Dec 23rd 2015, 8:00 AM 99 Views 13 Comments

The truth is that this technological evolution is the greatest social experiment of our time and as parents we are in uncharted waters, writes child psychologist Colman Noctor.

Should Toshiba's latest laptop be your next stop for gaming?
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Should Toshiba's latest laptop be your next stop for gaming?

Dec 6th 2015, 6:00 PM 15,537 Views 28 Comments

Toshiba’s Qosmio range focuses on gaming, but is the latest X70 worth splurging on?

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Looking for some gadgets gifts ideas? Here are some to get you started

Nov 19th 2015, 8:31 PM 28,480 Views 21 Comments

Our pick of the best high-end, mid-range and budget devices you can get in different areas.

These are the best games you can get this year
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These are the best games you can get this year

Nov 19th 2015, 8:31 PM 12,269 Views 23 Comments

It’s been a varied year with something for everyone.

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