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Who is paying $30 for ‘gamer girl’ Belle Delphine’s bath water?



Delphine, 19, a social media star with an enormous global following, was mocked for the sale – but it sold out quicklyBelle Delphine, the social media star and so-called “gamer girl”, made headlines this week for selling her used bath water online.Delp…

Dragon Quest Builders 2 review – a crafting game with solid foundations



Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4; Square Enix Like Minecraft but with more constraints, this gentle, humorous adventure game mixes world-building with exploration, puzzle-solving and combatAs anybody who ever sat blinking in front of a blank page or canv…

In the age of deepfakes, could virtual actors put humans out of business?



In film and video games, we’ve already seen what’s possible with ‘digital humans’. Are we on the brink of the world’s first totally virtual acting star?When you’re watching a modern blockbuster such as The Avengers, it’s hard to escape the feeling that…

Sea of Solitude review – a dazzling and cathartic exploration of mental health



PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One; Jo-Mei Games/Electronic ArtsDespite artless visual metaphors, this is a rare and audacious game that tackles depression and its causes head-onVideo games tend to lean heavily on metaphor when they tackle themes of mental he…

How a video game community filled my nephew’s final days with joy



My teenage nephew’s life was short and difficult, but the players and developers of Elite Dangerous came together to bring unexpected happiness to his last momentsMy nephew, Michael, died on 22 May 2019. He was 15 years old.He loved his family, tractor…