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# Gaming

This year
Microsoft's €62bn buyout of Call Of Duty-maker Activision-Blizzard is blocked by UK regulator
Microsoft and Activision have both said they will appeal the decision.
Last year
Wordle moved to New York Times website and winning streaks reset
Users who navigate to the game’s original home – – are now redirected to the NYT website.
New York Times announces that it has bought 'Wordle'
The game was invented by Josh Wardle.
‘Trove of racial hatred’ exposed by investigation into online platforms
The director of the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right said its findings “makes it seem that platforms just don’t care enough” to address online abuse.
All time
Sony and Microsoft to go head-to-head at Christmas as PlayStation 5 gets release date
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
The survey was conducted by charity Cybersafe Ireland.
Fortnite makers sue Apple and Google after it's pulled from mobile app stores
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
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?
On this week’s episode, we delve into the world of Fortnite and esports.
Explainer: How do people make money playing Fortnite?
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
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
“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
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
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'
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
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
The man was shot dead in Kansas this week.
Pokémon Go could help people who struggle socially
Extroverts generally fare better at the game.
Why calls to include eSports in the Olympics have been met with a mixed reaction
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
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
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
You mess.
Videogame nets Defence Forces 3,600 applicants from wannabe recruits
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
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
Online gambling is the biggest source of the losses.
These are the easiest smartphone games to play with one hand
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
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
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
Damn youths.
Video ads on mobile games annoying you? There is a way around it
Although there is a catch.
This is now the second best-selling videogame of all time
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
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
All of them iconic in their own right.
This is how free mobile games convince you to part with your cash
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
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
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?
Your childhood in pictures.
McGregor stars alongside top names in new trailer for the upcoming UFC game
EA Sports haven’t got The Notorious quite right going by this clip.
Bored over the holidays? Here are some free games to play
And more importantly, they’re good.
How much do you really know about these famous games?
There has been quite a few released over the last thirty years.