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# Video Games

Last year
# Video Games
GAA confirm no Hawkeye in use for Dublin-Kerry game tomorrow
There was controversy over the score detection technology in today’s semi-final.
# different outlook
'He was happy to sit in his room and play video games' - Kyrgios' rise hailed
The richly-talented but deeply divisive Australian is through to the biggest match of his career.
All time
# Video Games
Mikel Arteta blames VAR and not pre-match protests as Arsenal lose to Everton
Thousands of Arsenal supporters marched on the ground to protest against the club’s owners.
# Video Games
Pandemic blamed for lack of VAR in World Cup qualifiers after Ronaldo fury
Ronaldo thought he had scored a stoppage-time winner for Portugal in Belgrade.
# 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.
# Video Games
Liverpool battle back to beat Sheffield United after fresh VAR controversy
Sander Berge put the Blades ahead with a contentious penalty but Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota struck for the hosts.
# Quiz
Quiz: How much do you know about 2000s video games?
Test your knowledge of these 2000s games and consoles
# Quiz
Quiz: How well do you know vintage video games?
Controllers at the ready…
# ge2020
Video game loot boxes exposing children to gambling must end, says Fianna Fáil
Jim O’Callaghan said a Gambling Regulator needs to be in place by the end of the year.
# Video Games
Same game, different name: Irish producers are adapting to a changing entertainment industry
Streaming giants are transforming the trade. Ireland’s creative set needs to capitalise on the opportunity.
# Video Games
Irish teenager picks up $50,000 after competing in Fortnite World Cup
Joshua Juliano (17) – who plays under the username lolb0om – finished 58th out of 100 gamers
# Video Games
This video game training device is helping stroke survivors regain arm movement
Most of the 32 study participants experienced increased arm mobility and reduced arm stiffness after using the game.
# Online
'Like an episode of Winning Streak': Video game loot boxes exposing children to gambling, Dáil hears
Future gambling legislation could include provisions on loot boxes in video games.
# Online gaming
One-third of eight-year-old boys are playing video games for over-18s
60% of boys in sixth class have played an over-18s game.
# Video Games
Poll: Should violent prisoners have access to video games while in prison?
A new violence reduction unit was opened at the Midlands Prison yesterday.
# a safe space
Kids call Childline upset after playing over-18s video games with family members
There is also concern about children talking to strangers online when they play these games.
# all thumbs
An addiction to video games is to be classified as a disease
The disorder will recognise an abnormal fixation on gaming.
# Research
This video game helps doctors perform better in severe trauma situations
Physicians who played the game had a 53% failure rate, compared to 74% for those who studied the textbooks.
# brain training
Study shows video games could cut dementia risk in seniors
The trial studied nearly 3,000 older people.
# Microtransactions
Game developer changes rules on unlocking Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker after massive backlash
EA received the least popular comment in Reddit history.
# Video Games
VAR penalty decision helps Australia rescue Cameroon point
Both sides now need to win their final match to have any hope of reaching the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup.
# gamercon
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.
# going going pong
'I was there when Atari left Limerick with 600 jobs. It’s a day I hope to never repeat’
As part of Fora’s How My Business Works series, we look at the Irish arm of Cook Medical.
# Global Games Jam
A group of video game makers will spend 48 hours creating new games next week
The 48-hour event will see six Irish sites host games animators, programmers and producers in a hackathon-like event.
# Classical Games
What is bringing classical and video game music together? This Irish woman
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?
It’s now the fourth best-selling game of all time after selling 65 million copies worldwide.
# gta
A study says that Grand Theft Auto 'might make the world a worse place for females'
But the gaming community has hit back.
# saviour of tamriel
This guy's story of adopting a dog on Skyrim has touched the internet's heart
It may be a video game, but the FEELINGS are real.
# Video Games
Megatron's sink of disappointment is even more perfect when you add a Mario warp pipe
Nobody in Detroit took Aaron Rodgers last-gasp hail mary well.
# Take a Break
Take a break and watch this amazing stuntman recreate moves from Tekken
Hopping phoenix, clean sweep, deadly current – you name the move and this guy can pull it off.
# Video Games
This guy's elaborate video game proposal has charmed the internet
He designed the whole game himself. Aw :’)
# Gaming
Parents, violent video games DO make players more aggressive
But not necessarily violent.
# Video Game Star
Competitive video gaming is becoming hugely popular - here's why
To anyone paying attention, pro gaming is exploding in America.
# New King In Town
Move over Tiger, Rory McIlroy's the new face of EA Sports' golf games
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
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.
# let the games begin
College in the US makes video games an official sport
Athletic scholarship without ever leaving your chair.
# ice ice
Walking on clean ice is like being in a real life videogame
Opinion: A game that lets you murder prostitutes? It's creepy, offensive and infuriating
Can we say with 100% certainty that such graphic depictions of sex and violence won’t influence attitudes toward women a teeny tiny bit?
# love on the internet
This quote about 'the perfect relationship' is insanely popular online, and it's rubbish
Really, humanity?
# tampon run
Two teenage girls have made a video game in which you throw tampons at your enemies
You also collect boxes of tampons.