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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# computer games

Last year
Opinion: Advice for parents on how to push back on their kids' use of technology
Psychotherapist Helen Browne has some tips for parents and children navigating a world crammed with technology.
All time
# loot boxes
Ireland 'far behind the curve' on gambling laws as warning sounded on 'insidious' loot boxes in video games
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.
# Split
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.
# rollercoasters
16 slightly f**ked up things we all secretly did on Rollercoaster Tycoon
Because you are an evil genius.
# Gaming
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.
# computer games
Two of Ireland's biggest tech employers are getting together in a colossal merger
Dell is taking over EMC for a staggering $67 billion – the world’s largest-ever tech deal.
# deg deg
11 things everyone who was addicted to The Sims knows to be true
*removes pool ladders while Sim is in the pool*
# sim ply the best
23 signs you have suffered with an addiction to The Sims
Or possibly even still. No judgement here, y’all.
# er wow
This student is building an epic replica of Manhattan inside Minecraft
Talk about building blocks…
# Preview
Check out the brilliant new trailers for FIFA 14
One of which features a voice-over by Patrick Stewart.
# game boy
Today in Gareth Bale news, Gareth Bale is on the cover of FIFA 14
Gareth Bale is so hot right now.
# Addicted
The 10 types of Championship Manager player
How many of these categories do you fall into?
# Gaming
The 50 greatest songs you listened to while playing FIFA
You’ve got to hand it to the folks at EA Sports.
# level up
9 video game characters you wanted to be when you grew up
Admit it, you looked up to Sonic the Hedgehog a little bit.
# East Belfast
Armed robbers threaten staff, take computer games
The incident took place in East Belfast last night, and police are seeking information from the public.
# demand
Open challenge to computer giants: Make us decent GAA and Rugby games
Plus, the place to go if you want to give Cavan a footballing lesson.
# Health
Recession leads to surge in mental health issues in children
The number of children seeking treatment for mental health issues has risen by 30 per cent in the past two years.
# Work Can Wait
VIDEO: Could you out-run Pac-Man?
Creepy video shows arcade classic from a different perspective…
# inventive
VIDEO: How to… become an inventor with one easy kit
A simple invention kit, MaKey MaKey, allows you to play computer games with Play-Doh, play the piano with your stairs and use buckets of water as dance pads amongst other cool things.
# Sit-In
"We're resolute and ready to fight" - Game staff hold sit-ins around the country
Around 110 staff are holding sit-ins at eleven stores after the company said it was closing all its branches in Ireland – but would not be paying redundancy.
# Ballydowd
Report criticises separation of child from others at Dublin care unit
The Health Information and Quality Authority has published a report following an investigation of procedures at the Ballydowd Special Care Unit in Dublin.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
# Macabre
Dead gamer in internet cafe ignored for hours by other customers
Chen Jung-yu died during a 23-hour gaming session at a cafe in Taiwan.
# War games
Russian defence ministry criticised for spending $1m on Tetris, Battleship
Ministry planned to counteract contemporary gaming in which Russians are the ‘bad guys’.
Column: Ban video games? Ban crap pre-teen books instead’s regular columnist Lisa McInerney takes apart TD Mary Mitchell O’Connor’s outburst over “violent video games”.
# Oops
UK broadcaster mistakes computer game attack for real 'IRA film'
The ITV documentary showed footage of a helicopter being shot down – but the clip came from a 2009 video game.