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Succeeding Succession: books, games, music and more about the ultra rich

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Hell hath no fury like a pop icon scorned, and nobody does indignant financial rage better than Rihanna on the impeccable Bitch Better Have My Money. Hummed under the breath of many a freelancer drafting their 14th po...

Mr Nice Guy v hairdryer: the dilemma facing Solskjær before crunch games

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Ole Gunnar Solskjær is the touchline Mr Nice Guy whose breezy demeanour may be counterproductive. To find a sighting of the manager scolding a Manchester United player is akin to a search for Lord Lucan: it could take...

The Commonwealth Games: searching for relevancy, a host and a reason to exist

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It’s nine months until the start of the XXII Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, which also means it’s four years and nine months till the start of the XXIII Commonwealth Games in, well, nobody knows. The Commonwealth G...

Government warned not to waste legacy of Birmingham Commonwealth Games

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Success in elite sport has not inspired ordinary Britons to become more active, the government will be told on Wednesday, and it must seize the moment to ensure that the participation legacy of the 2022 Commonwealth G...

Ali Jawad: ‘Paralympians are forgotten about until the next Games’

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Ali Jawad takes a deep breath, as if to compose himself, and explains how his recovery from the Paralympic Games is going. “At the minute I’m still in the process of looking at options, to try to start that process of...

Getting over a breakup? Critics pick music, books, games and more to help

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The best method for getting through a breakup is watching Marc Webb’s movie (500) Days of Summer, in which Joseph Gordon-Levitt gets dumped by the original Manic Pixie Dream Girl Zooey Deschanel. For all its faults, t...

Doubts on legacy and cost concerns hang over Tokyo Olympic Games

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The public square outside Shimbashi station, the scene of anti-Olympic protests this summer, has resumed its usual role as an after-work rendezvous. Newspapers that juxtaposed athletic feats with a rising coronavirus ...

Squid Game’s success reopens debate over who should pay for rising internet traffic

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The breakout success of the Korean drama Squid Game has prompted a local broadband provider to launch legal action to force the maker, Netflix, to help pay for the huge surge in traffic, the latest flashpoint in the a...

Liverpool v Manchester City: great games in the Klopp-Guardiola era

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The first meeting between Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City took place at Anfield in December 2016 and, after much hype, proved an anticlimax – a low-quality encounter that ended in narrow v...

‘My housemates and I are addicted’: 15 video games perfect for lockdown brain

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Available on: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC Literally the first thing I did when Sydney went into lockdown back in June was buy a copy of Rockstar Games’ iconic Red Dead Redemption 2. Set in a fictionalised version of ...

Play it faster, play it weirder: how speedrunning pushes video games beyond their limits

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In the summer of 2017, the gamer Beck Abney sat in his room playing Mario Kart 64. What happened next has been described as one of the greatest achievements in gaming history. Many doubted it could even be done at all...

Modern Games may jet to the US for Breeders’ Cup after Newmarket romp

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Charlie Appleby sent out four Grade One winners in North America in the space of two days last weekend and could target another with Modern Games after the colt’s comfortable success in the Group Three Tattersalls Sta...

Electronic Arts completes $1.4bn deal to buy UK video games maker Playdemic

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Electronic Arts has completed the $1.4bn (£1.04bn) deal to buy Playdemic, the mobile games maker known for its Golf Clash franchise, the latest British video games maker to be snapped up by the California-based giant....

From GoldenEye to South Park: 10 of the best video games based on films and TV shows

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While TV shows and movies adapted from games remain, generally, rubbish, there is no such curse the other way round. This seminal James Bond tie-in is the best example, showing that first-person shooters – previously ...

Gratitude Games launched to support mental health of UK emergency workers

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Thousands of emergency services workers will take part in a new Olympics-style multi-sport annual event to raise money to tackle the stress and trauma they experience in their jobs. The inaugural Gratitude Games will ...

WSL should keep staging games at men’s stadiums despite small crowds

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It would be easy to conclude that the low attendances in men’s stadiums on the opening weekend of the Women’s Super League season means games should not be played there but the opposite is true. In 2019 records tumble...

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