Monday May 25, 2020

Tech view: In these strange days, online games are on to a winner

With most of us confined to our homes, virtual worlds can provide safe, stimulating and engaging escapes to help take our minds out of lockdown

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

19th April, 2020
Liam Kerrigan, a UCD footballer represented the club in an online Fifa tournament. Picture: Sportsfile

On Easter weekend, a flurry of activity started on a WhatsApp group that I’m in, related to our current situation. It wasn’t a case of false information being spread about the coronavirus but, rather, news of a most intriguing distraction.

Sport as we conventionally know it may be on hold, but esports most certainly is not and that’s what had my UCD Football Club supporters’ group buzzing – and yes, there...

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