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Ireland 'far behind the curve' on gambling laws as warning sounded on 'insidious' loot boxes in video games
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Ireland 'far behind the curve' on gambling laws as warning sounded on 'insidious' loot boxes in video games

Nov 9th 2020, 12:05 AM 40,756 Views 38 Comments

The long-awaited gambling regulator will review laws around loot boxes in video games – but it isn’t clear when it’ll be set up.

Liverpool battle back to beat Sheffield United after fresh VAR controversy
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Liverpool battle back to beat Sheffield United after fresh VAR controversy

Oct 24th 2020, 10:31 PM 20,031 Views 18 Comments

Sander Berge put the Blades ahead with a contentious penalty but Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota struck for the hosts.

Quiz: How much do you know about 2000s video games?
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Quiz: How much do you know about 2000s video games?

Aug 1st 2020, 10:00 PM 46,017 Views 31 Comments

Test your knowledge of these 2000s games and consoles

Quiz: How well do you know vintage video games?
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Quiz: How well do you know vintage video games?

Jun 1st 2020, 10:00 PM 37,227 Views 47 Comments

Controllers at the ready…

Video game loot boxes exposing children to gambling must end, says Fianna Fáil
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Video game loot boxes exposing children to gambling must end, says Fianna Fáil

Jan 29th 2020, 6:53 PM 13,105 Views 39 Comments

Jim O’Callaghan said a Gambling Regulator needs to be in place by the end of the year.

Same game, different name: Irish producers are adapting to a changing entertainment industry
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Same game, different name: Irish producers are adapting to a changing entertainment industry

Dec 8th 2019, 9:00 PM 16,285 Views 1 Comment

Streaming giants are transforming the trade. Ireland’s creative set needs to capitalise on the opportunity.

Irish teenager picks up $50,000 after competing in Fortnite World Cup
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Irish teenager picks up $50,000 after competing in Fortnite World Cup

Jul 29th 2019, 7:18 AM 35,318 Views 43 Comments

Joshua Juliano (17) – who plays under the username lolb0om – finished 58th out of 100 gamers

This video game training device is helping stroke survivors regain arm movement
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This video game training device is helping stroke survivors regain arm movement

Mar 24th 2019, 9:30 AM 7,214 Views 1 Comment

Most of the 32 study participants experienced increased arm mobility and reduced arm stiffness after using the game.

'Like an episode of Winning Streak': Video game loot boxes exposing children to gambling, Dáil hears
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'Like an episode of Winning Streak': Video game loot boxes exposing children to gambling, Dáil hears

Feb 10th 2019, 10:00 PM 32,817 Views 35 Comments

Future gambling legislation could include provisions on loot boxes in video games.

One-third of eight-year-old boys are playing video games for over-18s
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One-third of eight-year-old boys are playing video games for over-18s

Nov 22nd 2018, 9:04 AM 12,816 Views 45 Comments

60% of boys in sixth class have played an over-18s game.

Poll: Should violent prisoners have access to video games while in prison?
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Poll: Should violent prisoners have access to video games while in prison?

Nov 10th 2018, 10:45 AM 25,253 Views 97 Comments

A new violence reduction unit was opened at the Midlands Prison yesterday.

Kids call Childline upset after playing over-18s video games with family members
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# A Safe Space

Kids call Childline upset after playing over-18s video games with family members

May 7th 2018, 7:30 AM 18,397 Views 5 Comments

There is also concern about children talking to strangers online when they play these games.

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 14,620 Views 64 Comments

The disorder will recognise an abnormal fixation on gaming.

This video game helps doctors perform better in severe trauma situations
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This video game helps doctors perform better in severe trauma situations

Dec 17th 2017, 7:30 AM 9,102 Views 2 Comments

Physicians who played the game had a 53% failure rate, compared to 74% for those who studied the textbooks.

Study shows video games could cut dementia risk in seniors
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Study shows video games could cut dementia risk in seniors

Nov 16th 2017, 9:55 PM 10,947 Views 12 Comments

The trial studied nearly 3,000 older people.

Game developer changes rules on unlocking Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker after massive backlash
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Game developer changes rules on unlocking Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker after massive backlash

Nov 14th 2017, 6:38 PM 25,780 Views 38 Comments

EA received the least popular comment in Reddit history.

VAR penalty decision helps Australia rescue Cameroon point
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VAR penalty decision helps Australia rescue Cameroon point

Jun 22nd 2017, 7:42 PM 3,955 Views 6 Comments

Both sides now need to win their final match to have any hope of reaching the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup.

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 11,836 Views 7 Comments

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

'I was there when Atari left Limerick with 600 jobs. It’s a day I hope to never repeat’
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# Going Going Pong

'I was there when Atari left Limerick with 600 jobs. It’s a day I hope to never repeat’

Apr 9th 2017, 4:00 PM 21,062 Views 12 Comments

As part of Fora’s How My Business Works series, we look at the Irish arm of Cook Medical.

A group of video game makers will spend 48 hours creating new games next week
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A group of video game makers will spend 48 hours creating new games next week

Jan 15th 2017, 7:30 PM 10,056 Views 9 Comments

The 48-hour event will see six Irish sites host games animators, programmers and producers in a hackathon-like event.

What is bringing classical and video game music together? This Irish woman
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What is bringing classical and video game music together? This Irish woman

Nov 26th 2016, 10:00 PM 17,067 Views 12 Comments

Eimear Noone will conduct a special concert next week.

Grand Theft Auto V is part of an exclusive club but who else is in it?
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# BEST SELLER

Grand Theft Auto V is part of an exclusive club but who else is in it?

May 19th 2016, 12:26 PM 16,010 Views 23 Comments

It’s now the fourth best-selling game of all time after selling 65 million copies worldwide.

A study says that Grand Theft Auto 'might make the world a worse place for females'
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# Gta

A study says that Grand Theft Auto 'might make the world a worse place for females'

Apr 17th 2016, 8:15 AM 17,842 Views 77 Comments

But the gaming community has hit back.

This guy's story of adopting a dog on Skyrim has touched the internet's heart
# Saviour Of Tamriel
# Saviour Of Tamriel

This guy's story of adopting a dog on Skyrim has touched the internet's heart

Apr 6th 2016, 7:45 AM 7,935 Views 5 Comments

It may be a video game, but the FEELINGS are real.

Megatron's sink of disappointment is even more perfect when you add a Mario warp pipe
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Megatron's sink of disappointment is even more perfect when you add a Mario warp pipe

Dec 4th 2015, 10:54 PM 7,144 Views 3 Comments

Nobody in Detroit took Aaron Rodgers last-gasp hail mary well.

Take a break and watch this amazing stuntman recreate moves from Tekken
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Take a break and watch this amazing stuntman recreate moves from Tekken

Nov 17th 2015, 10:58 AM 7,532 Views 13 Comments

Hopping phoenix, clean sweep, deadly current – you name the move and this guy can pull it off.

This guy's elaborate video game proposal has charmed the internet
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# Video Games

This guy's elaborate video game proposal has charmed the internet

Oct 3rd 2015, 4:15 PM 3,284 Views 2 Comments

He designed the whole game himself. Aw :’)

Parents, violent video games DO make players more aggressive
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Parents, violent video games DO make players more aggressive

Aug 17th 2015, 12:03 PM 10,070 Views 80 Comments

But not necessarily violent.

Competitive video gaming is becoming hugely popular - here's why
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Competitive video gaming is becoming hugely popular - here's why

Jun 1st 2015, 7:00 PM 14,656 Views 16 Comments

To anyone paying attention, pro gaming is exploding in America.

Move over Tiger, Rory McIlroy's the new face of EA Sports' golf games
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# New King In Town

Move over Tiger, Rory McIlroy's the new face of EA Sports' golf games

Mar 16th 2015, 5:40 PM 6,973 Views 13 Comments

The new game is expected to be released this June.

Opinion: Is it really Anita Sarkeesian vs videogames? I don't think so – criticism is essential
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Opinion: Is it really Anita Sarkeesian vs videogames? I don't think so – criticism is essential

Feb 3rd 2015, 8:01 PM 813 Views 116 Comments

I agree with Sarkeesian that the gaming industry has problems relating to sexism and violence, but I also see that it has matured a lot recently.

College in the US makes video games an official sport
# Let The Games Begin
# Let The Games Begin

College in the US makes video games an official sport

Jan 6th 2015, 7:23 PM 4,189 Views 6 Comments

Athletic scholarship without ever leaving your chair.

Walking on clean ice is like being in a real life videogame
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# Ice Ice

Walking on clean ice is like being in a real life videogame

Dec 9th 2014, 4:36 PM 1,761 Views 0 Comments

Unsettling.

Opinion: A game that lets you murder prostitutes? It's creepy, offensive and infuriating
# Portrayal Of Women
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# Portrayal Of Women

Opinion: A game that lets you murder prostitutes? It's creepy, offensive and infuriating

Nov 20th 2014, 1:15 PM 11,667 Views 229 Comments

Can we say with 100% certainty that such graphic depictions of sex and violence won’t influence attitudes toward women a teeny tiny bit?

This quote about 'the perfect relationship' is insanely popular online, and it's rubbish
# Love On The Internet
# Love On The Internet

This quote about 'the perfect relationship' is insanely popular online, and it's rubbish

Nov 5th 2014, 9:23 AM 9,995 Views 6 Comments

Really, humanity?

Two teenage girls have made a video game in which you throw tampons at your enemies
# Tampon Run
# Tampon Run

Two teenage girls have made a video game in which you throw tampons at your enemies

Sep 5th 2014, 5:25 PM 2,138 Views 4 Comments

You also collect boxes of tampons.

Kid gets Minecraft for his birthday, completely FREAKS OUT
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# I Can't

Kid gets Minecraft for his birthday, completely FREAKS OUT

Jul 2nd 2014, 10:30 PM 2,789 Views 1 Comment

I’ve waited so long for thiiiiiiis.

The world's largest video game collection has been sold ...
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The world's largest video game collection has been sold ...

Jun 18th 2014, 3:15 PM 15,515 Views 17 Comments

… For $750,250.

Candy Crush addicts will identify with this crushingly honest trailer
# Crushing Addiction
# Crushing Addiction

Candy Crush addicts will identify with this crushingly honest trailer

Jun 2nd 2014, 11:00 AM 2,382 Views 0 Comments

It’s basically the Kardashians of video games.

Nintendo won't allow gamers be gay in new game
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# No Go

Nintendo won't allow gamers be gay in new game

May 7th 2014, 9:34 PM 15,080 Views 41 Comments

Nintendo will ignore social media campaigns that call for people to be allowed be gay in a new game.

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