It’s all in the game: how gaming came into its own in 2020

With so many people stuck at home during lockdown, video games are proving an underrated and unexpected way to while away the endless days and nights

14th November, 2020
It’s all in the game: how gaming came into its own in 2020
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The year 2020 has been like no other in living memory. We’ve seen our social lives halted, our summer cancelled, governmental uncertainty and two lockdowns in the space of six months. Amid such turmoil, many Irish people have sought forms of escapism in baking, Netflix-binging or exercising. A less documented cohort, meanwhile, have sought solace in a very different recreational activity: gaming.

Gaming is frequently mischaracterised as an expensive habit that encourages laziness among...

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