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‘It looks a lot like addiction’: Kids battle technology dependence in lockdown

‘It looks a lot like addiction’: Kids battle technology dependence in lockdown

For Melanie Kai Murray, the long months of lockdown have wreaked havoc with her attempts to keep healthy limits on the amount of time her teenage sons spend on technology.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons

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Nintendo refines its revolutionary Switch console
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Nintendo refines its revolutionary Switch console

Aside from a stunning OLED screen, the new Switch makes several small tweaks to address some of the popular system’s flaws.

  • by Tim Biggs
Is it a video game or online theatre? A bit of both – and heaps of fun
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Is it a video game or online theatre? A bit of both – and heaps of fun

The online Isklander Trilogy tests your internet sleuthing skills and delivers a satisfying, cinematic climax.

  • by Cameron Woodhead
Locked-down musicians discover joy of joysticks

Locked-down musicians discover joy of joysticks

The music in computer games is now setting trends, attracting big names and saving careers.

  • by Mikey Cahill
Hands-on detective work helps gamers ‘solve’ 122-year-old murder case

Hands-on detective work helps gamers ‘solve’ 122-year-old murder case

An augmented-reality mobile app allows players to roam the streets of Melbourne and ‘talk’ with suspects and witnesses to solve a real-life murder case.

  • by Karl Quinn
Cahill supports more research on heading, backs Postecoglou to overcome Celtic struggles

Cahill supports more research on heading, backs Postecoglou to overcome Celtic struggles

Socceroos great Tim Cahill supports more research into headers in soccer but has warned authorities not to make changes too quickly.

  • by Roy Ward
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When it comes to women’s sport, video games need to level up
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When it comes to women’s sport, video games need to level up

Representation of women’s sport is slowly improving but I’m impatient for more.

  • by Alice Clarke
Bond meets Tarantino in a time loop: the year’s most mysterious game arrives

Bond meets Tarantino in a time loop: the year’s most mysterious game arrives

Deathloop director Dinga Bakaba has some surprises in store for fans of previous Arkane games Dishonored and Prey.

  • by Tim Biggs
Pandemic forces cafe that wanted to stay hidden out of the shadows

Pandemic forces cafe that wanted to stay hidden out of the shadows

Toru Hashimoto ran a Tokyo cafe he hoped almost nobody could find. But the financial strain of the pandemic has forced him to open up.

  • by Hikari Hida and Tiffany May
The Artful Escape, and how Melbourne games find global stages

The Artful Escape, and how Melbourne games find global stages

From humble beginnings to Hollywood star quality and being available to millions via Xbox Game Pass, The Artful Escape is a game that grabs people.

  • by Tim Biggs
Week in review: Bans, blooms and trailblazers

Week in review: Bans, blooms and trailblazers

China restricted the time kids spent on video games, there was a flashback tribute from Margaret Whitlam to Dame Enid Lyons and a rude word from Warren Mundine in the news of the week.