Your child wants a PS4 or Xbox for Christmas. Do you give in?

This Christmas I am facing a massive dilemma. Do I — or do I not — cave in to pressure from my children and buy an Xbox One?
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Overwatch producer takes a shot for glory

The American company behind the Call of Duty video games is creating a professional esports league for its wildly successful Overwatch game, with events staged in sporting arenas around the world and prize-money running into millions.
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On to the next level: why novelists now write video games

Forget Pac-Man and Mario. A growing number of writers are making literary art in the gaming world
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On the Monteverdi trail in Venice

Neil Fisher enjoys following in the footsteps of the 17th-century composer in his 450th anniversary year
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The millennial dropouts who control social media

With an average age of 21, they may look like interns, but Social Chain is one of Britain’s most influential companies
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Social media websites make us more lonely

Social media sites designed to help people to connect are causing them to feel more alone, say psychologists.
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How social media opens your mind

Discussing the 2016 election, Barack Obama summed up the dangerously polarising effects of social media.
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What does an internet troll look like? Just like you

Everybody knows what an internet troll is: a maladjusted keyboard warrior turning his frustration about the sad little life he has wasted into venomous spurts of Twitter abuse.
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Internet ‘fuels frustration of world’s poor’

The internet threatens to cause a new wave of migration and conflict across the world by fuelling aspirations in developing countries that cannot be matched by opportunity, the president of the World Bank has warned.
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Record revenue for Intel after expansion

Intel, the Silicon Valley chipmaker, posted better than expected third-quarter results as demand for its personal computers stablised and it expanded its position in the tablet and cloud computing markets.
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