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Problem gaming leading to aggression, school refusal and self-harm
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Problem gaming leading to aggression, school refusal and self-harm

Researchers studied junior high school students at an Australian school and found 24 of them had internet gaming disorder

  • by Jordan Baker

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Is this road in Siberia or Japan? Expert Google Maps players can tell you in 0.1 seconds

Is this road in Siberia or Japan? Expert Google Maps players can tell you in 0.1 seconds

Whether it’s the colour of the road markings, the signage or the colour of dirt, the world’s best only need a tenth of a second to tell you if they are looking at Texas or Tasmania.

  • by Kellen Browning
Museums acquire viral Goose game so future generations can have a gander

Museums acquire viral Goose game so future generations can have a gander

Untitled Goose Game, the smash hit Australian video game about a rampaging goose, is to be preserved for posterity by three national institutions.

  • by Nick Miller
‘So long nerds’: YouTube star Technoblade dies aged 23

‘So long nerds’: YouTube star Technoblade dies aged 23

In a moving message from the popular gamer’s father, Technoblade’s real first name and face were revealed for the first time.

  • by Amanda Holpuch
Game subscriptions heat up as PlayStation joins the race
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Game subscriptions heat up as PlayStation joins the race

Sony is joining Microsoft in the subscription video game race, as everyone from Samsung to Netflix looks to capitalise on games’ increasing popularity.

  • by Tim Biggs
For and against: To E or not to E at the Olympic Games
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For and against: To E or not to E at the Olympic Games

Fitzy senior wants the kids off his lawn, but Fitzy junior is cutting his grass when it comes to the issue of whether Esports should be included at the Olympics.

  • by Peter FitzSimons and Jake FitzSimons
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Why EA’s football game is dropping the FIFA license after 30 years
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Why EA’s football game is dropping the FIFA license after 30 years

After this year’s FIFA 23 game, the globally popular series will change its name to EA Sports FC, but will retain its huge roster of players and clubs.

  • by Tim Biggs
Game over: FIFA, EA Sports end lucrative long-term partnership

Game over: FIFA, EA Sports end lucrative long-term partnership

To millions, the letters FIFA represent not actual football but shorthand for a video game series that became the backdrop of lives from EPL pros to casual fans.

  • by Tariq Panja
Monkey Island is back, but don’t call it a 90s throwback game

Monkey Island is back, but don’t call it a 90s throwback game

Nostalgia for the 90s is huge in video games, but some of the developers behind those iconic pixelated adventures would rather press on into the future.

  • by Tim Biggs
White-collar workers have long resisted unions. A new video game union is changing that

White-collar workers have long resisted unions. A new video game union is changing that

The nascent union provides a template for Australia’s labour movement, which has been shrinking for decades, to engage white-collar workers who have traditionally stayed away.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
When gaming becomes an election issue: the push to regulate ‘loot boxes’

When gaming becomes an election issue: the push to regulate ‘loot boxes’

The jury’s still out on whether games with loot boxes cause problematic gambling habits in children, but the government has made a pre-election promise to change the classification system.

  • by Millie Muroi