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From the invasion of Ukraine to weapons procurement: the war games seeking solutions to real-life conflicts

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On the second floor of the stately King’s College London building on the Strand, Vladimir Putin, Emmanuel Macron, Olaf Scholz and Joe Biden are sitting around a table studying a map of Ukraine. They are here to negoti...

Birmingham communities feel ‘ignored’ by Commonwealth Games bosses

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Organisers of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham have left diverse communities feeling “largely ignored” and have failed to engage them in a meaningful way, according to a report. The Birmingham Race Impact Gro...

Pushing Buttons: Why linking real-world violence to video games is a dangerous distraction

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Welcome to Pushing Buttons, the Guardian’s gaming newsletter. If you’d like to receive it in your inbox every week, just pop your email in below – and check your inbox (and spam) for the confirmation email. Remember h...

Orioles’ Matt Harvey suspended 60 games by MLB for drug distribution

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Baltimore Orioles pitcher Matt Harvey was suspended for 60 games by Major League Baseball on Tuesday for distributing a prohibited drug of abuse, a punishment stemming from his admission of providing opioids to a team...

NFL 2022 schedule: the 10 must-watch games of the upcoming season

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The NFL released its full 2022 schedule on Thursday night to add to what’s been a rollicking and unpredictable offseason. Here’s a lookahead to what should be some of the most entertaining matchups of the upcoming sea...

MLB to return to London for regular-season games in 2023, 2024 and 2026

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Major League Baseball will play regular-season games in London in 2023, 2024 and 2026 as part of a long-term strategic partnership with the city. The league agreed to hold “major events” in the UK capital over the nex...

Electronic Arts ditches Fifa for future football games

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Electronic Arts has announced that it will cease making Fifa-branded football games next year. From 2023, the series will continue under a new brand, EA Sports FC. In a press release on the decision, EA stated that li...

‘We know how to handle these games’: Chelsea’s Harder ready for title finale

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Chelsea’s 10 dropped points across the season could prove costly, but while Pernille Harder is frustrated by the loss she has forgotten them for the time being at least. “I don’t think about those dropped points any m...

Forty years of joystick waggling: the glory of multi-sport video games

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The 1984 Los Angeles Olympics are memorable for a lot of things – the jetpack at the opening ceremony, the historic performance by Carl Lewis, the greater focus on female athletes – but for nerds of a certain age, the...

Pushing Buttons: How Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft was let down by generic games

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Welcome to Pushing Buttons, the Guardian’s gaming newsletter. If you’d like to receive it in your inbox every week, just pop your email in below – and check your inbox (and spam) for the confirmation email. There’s be...

You be the judge: should my husband spend less time playing video games?

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He spends all his evenings in the corner of our dining room, immersed in a fantasy world My husband Jim is obsessed with video games. When I get home from work after him, I know that I’ll find him on the desktop in th...

Coalition to change classification code for video games with loot boxes two years after review

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Game developers say they were not consulted before the Coalition announced plans to change the classification of video games with loot boxes. Labor criticised the timing of the pre-election announcement, with the oppo...

Shoot em up! How TV fell in love with video games

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For a long time, it was an accepted truth that video games just didn’t work on screen. Remember the quasi-cyberpunk 1993 Super Mario movie, starring Dennis Hopper? It was so bad that basically everyone involved with i...

‘No event compares’: the Invictus Games shows its fighting spirit again

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Play was held up at the Invictus Games on Thursday by a late arrival to the wheelchair basketball. Jelle van der Steen, a mainstay of the Dutch national side, had to make a late withdrawal from the tournament after he...

Donnell Wallam caps netball rise with Diamonds Commonwealth Games call-up

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Donnell Wallam has completed her meteoric rise from Super Netball train-on player to Diamond, with the Queensland Firebirds star named in Australia’s 18-player extended squad for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Wal...

Pushing Buttons: Why there is still a bizarre social stigma to playing games

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