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# Gaming

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These Irish brothers have turned playing Minecraft into a full-time job
You’re jealous, aren’t you?
Everyone's talking about 'Gamergate'. Here's what it is and why it matters.
#GamerGate erupted on social media in August. But what is it?
It's official! Microsoft confirms it will buy Minecraft makers for €1.9 billion
The company will join Microsoft studios while its three founders, Markus Persson, Carl Manneh and Jakob Porser, are now leaving.
Microsoft said to be close to buying Minecraft makers for $2 billion
The company is said to be close to buying the makers of the open-world game in a deal that could be completed this week.
Here is everything you need to know about Destiny, the most expensive video game ever made
The game, which is released today, cost $500 million to develop.
Explainer: Why did Amazon spend $970 million on a site that livestreams videogames?
Turns out watching people play videogames is more lucrative than you think.
Opinion: 'Virtual rape' in video game takes gaming violence to a whole new level
Some Grand Theft Auto players have started to act out “virtual rape” on avatars controlled by other people by modifying the game’s code.
Which services let you share accounts with your family?
Because sharing the one Netflix account with them can be a bit of a pain sometimes.
Ireland's teens are becoming obsessed with a Kim Kardashian app
This is not a drill.
Ever wanted to see the world in third-person? This prototype gives you that chance
Combining an Oculus Rift headset and GoPro cameras, the prototype allows users to see the world from a third-person viewpoint, similar to that in a videogame.
Player beats Super Mario Bros in under 5 minutes, sets new world record
Not a bother.
Opinion: I’m 15 years old and I've set up my own company – here's why
We can’t continue to just lament the shortage of highly skilled IT graduates; we need to re-think the way digital skills are taught in the classroom.
The world's largest video game collection has been sold ...
… For $750,250.
Here's what Sony announced at its E3 2014 keynote
Ranging from anticipated titles like Destiny and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End to other services like Playstation Now, Sony covered a lot of ground.
Valve delays release of Steam console and controller until next year
The team says it needs more time to still fine-tuning the controller to ensure the “best experience possible” when it and the console are released.
YouTube close to securing $1 billion deal for video game streaming site Twitch
The live streaming video game site is said to have agreed a $1 billion deal with Google and is currently discussing details of the deal.
Flappy Bird is making a return, but as a 'less addictive' multiplayer game
The game’s creator Dong Nguyen said it would be making a return in August and will be less addictive than the previous version.
Weird Wide Web: Gaming prejudice, interior design and a drinkable book
All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
Nintendo won't allow gamers be gay in new game
Nintendo will ignore social media campaigns that call for people to be allowed be gay in a new game.
23 signs you have suffered with an addiction to The Sims
Or possibly even still. No judgement here, y’all.
Someone's made an Irish version of that terribly addictive 2048 game
Why are we playing? We don’t know, but we can’t stop.
The 9 stages everyone who plays 2048 has gone through
The hell. The hell.
Addicted to Facebook games? You're not the only one
The site sees an average of 375 million people playing Facebook-connected games each month, just under a third of the site’s 1.2 billion members.
Play Skyrim? The developer is hiring 250 customer support jobs in Galway
They’re looking for 70 French speakers, 30 German speakers as well as 150 English speakers.
Shaq wants you to fund the sequel to one of the worst games ever made
If you donate $500 to it, Shaq will follow you on Instagram and will like and comment on your photos.
Microsoft plans to have Xbox Live powering iOS and Android games
Microsoft wants games developers to integrate Xbox Live into their apps and games by placing fewer restriction and providing them with better tools.
Column: What is Fan Fiction – and why is it making people nervous?
It has become an internet sensation over the last decade, but not all is as it seems in the world of Fan Fiction, writes Stephen Downes.
Sony has sold 5.3 million Playstation 4 consoles worldwide
The company has sold another 1.1 million consoles this year, adding to the 4.2 million consoles it sold in 2013.
Ireland is going mad for some unique Flappy Bird merchandise
When will the madness end?
Flappy Bird creator is taking the game down because it 'ruined his life'
Is Flappy Bird the most frustrating game EVER?
We think it might just be.
Stem controllers brings wireless motion tracking to gaming
The STEM controllers can track the movement of your legs, arms and head and reproduce them in-game.
Sony announces game-streaming service Playstation Now
The service will allow Sony users to stream and play old Playstation games on their PS4, PS3, PS Vita, Bravia TVs, smartphones, and tablets.
15 free games to play when you're feeling bored
If boredom is beginning to creep in, these should help you pass the time.
Microsoft sells more than 2 million Xbox One consoles in 18 days
The Xbox One has sold an average of 111,111 units a day since it first launched.
Over 2 million Playstation 4s have been sold in three weeks
In the next generation of the console wars, it’s first blood to Sony.
Playstation and Xbox had this cute exchange on Twitter
Two multinational corporations, getting cosy. AWWWW.
Playstation 4 Vs Xbox One: Which comes out on top?
With the Xbox One released today and the PS4 a week away, which one should you invest your time and money in?
Sony sold one million PS4s in 24 hours
The company expects to sell 5 million by March.
Gaming granny goes on a rant about British Gas while playing GTA V
That’s one way to get out your frustration!