Gaming as a force for good: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber meets the academics disproving the unsociable gamer stereotype and discovers how one game is helping scientists learn more about dementia

Video games are one of the most popular forms of entertainment in the world, but they also get a lot of hate. Violence, antisocial behaviour, loneliness – these are just some of the things that people blame on games.

So what does the research say? Well, according to some academics, video games can be a force for good.

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The best VR games to play on PC

Even as VR technology expands to be cheaper and more portable, a high-end headset connected to a powerful PC remains the most immersive way to experience virtual reality. We’ve put together a list of the must-try games to experience with your Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality headset or similar.

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Amazon and high street chains kick off Black Friday early

Britons are expected to spend more than £10bn during November discount event

Amazon has fired the starting gun on Black Friday, the US tradition that has become a near-fortnight long £10bn shopping extravaganza in the UK.

The web giant has been joined by other high street street names, including Argos and Currys PC World, in making an early start to the bargain shopping event on Friday 23 November.

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