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Microsoft’s xCloud game streaming service expands to more countries (Update: 11 European markets)

Xbox Game Streaming (Preview)

Google hasn’t announced Stadia in a vacuum; game streaming services have been in the works for years, with varying degrees of success. The technology to provide virtually lag-free, high-end graphics over miles of cables and Wi-Fi networks has only recently become robust enough. Thus, it comes as no surprise that …

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My favourite game: Nick Faldo v Greg Norman, 1996 Masters | Ewan Murray | Sport

Greg Norman drops to the ground

The Masters doesn’t start until the back nine on Sunday. As a 14-year-old, getting to the back nine on Sunday was an achievement in itself. BBC television coverage meant Augusta National was far more accessible in the 90s but parental rules provided the nasty counterargument when it came to a …

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My favourite game: Sheff Utd v Nottm Forest, Division One play-off 2003 | Sport

Michael Brown’s deflected free-kick gets the Blades back into the game.

There are moments in football fandom that, in retrospect, you realise were the emotional high-water mark. The time when it mattered that much more, when the blade, now long dulled by experience, cut right through to the core. For me, that peak came at Bramall Lane on 15 May 2003. …

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My favourite game: Cubs v Indians, World Series 2016, Game 7 | Sport

Chicago Cubs v Detroit Tigers, 1908 World Series

In 1989 a scriptwriter called Bob Gale needed to sort out a plot twist for Back to the Future Part II, the one where Marty McFly ends up riding a hoverboard in 2015. “What was the most absurd thing you could think of in 1989?” Gale said, many years later. …

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My favourite game: Australia v Israel, World Cup qualifier 1989 | Richard Parkin | Sport

Australia v Israel

Growing up in country Australia, football was never likely to be my passion. Ricky Walford. Brandy Alexander. Chicka Ferguson. An unshakeable loathing for the maroon of Queensland. These were my heroes, my abiding memories from childhood. Mum took one look at me: giraffe-neck, scrawny as a pencil, all elbows and …

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My favourite game: Lithuania v Bosnia-Herzegovina, World Cup qualifier 2013 | Football

Goalscorer Vedad Ibisevic (left) and Sejad Salihovic celebrate after the final whistle.

Abdulah had been the previous three days’ life and soul but now he stood still, arms outstretched, at the edge of a precarious concrete overhang. He was sprightly to a degree beyond his 70 years but, in any case, instinct had overtaken him. As the full-time whistle blew, and as …

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Spyjinx is an upcoming espionage game from Epic and Bad Robot

Spyjinx is an upcoming espionage game from Epic and Bad Robot

Epic Games has teamed up with the gaming division of Bad Robot (a studio created in partnership with Tencent) to create a mobile game set in a secret world of espionage called Spyjinx. The title was originally announced back in 2015 (yes, you read that right), and was supposed to …

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My favourite game: Wales v England, Five Nations 1999 | Sport

Max Boyce singing with a choir pre match before the 5 Nations match against England at Wembley Stadium on 11 April.

Wembley is on loan but today it really must belong to Wales for the final Five Nations game of the 1999 tournament. With Cardiff’s sporting Asgard being rebuilt, the ageing London edifice teems with scarlet-clad fanatics determined to see English noses rubbed in their own hallowed turf. Tom Jones leads …

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Game of Thrones Beyond the Wall is available a day early (Updated)

Game of Thrones Beyond the Wall is available a day early (Updated)

Behaviour Interactive, HBO and GAEA Announce Game of Thrones Beyond the Wall, a New Mobile Collectible Strategy RPG June 26, 2019—Behaviour™ Interactive, GAEA and HBO are excited to announce Game of Thrones Beyond the Wall™, a new mobile collectible strategy RPG game based on the world’s most popular TV show. …

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