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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

@emmetjryan
19th April, 2020
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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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