You know by now what to expect from Kirby. The popular Nintendo character can suck up and imitate the powers of his enemies, while looking fluffy and (...)

Mario lives and learns

When Mario stomps on Goomba does he really know that the evil mushroom is his enemy? That’s not one of those deep thoughts on par with the sound of on(...)

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If the PlayStation 20th birthday party could be described in one word, that word would be “nostalgia”. Various corners of the venue were decorated to (...)

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Jose Mourinho has claimed Newcastle United raise their game specifically for contests against Chelsea and, as with other Premier League sides, treat o(...)

  Controversial Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been charged by the FA for an allegedly  racist and antisemitic post on Instagram.   Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

Mario Balotelli has been charged by the Football Association for reposting an image of the Nintendo character Super Mario that prompted accusations of(...)

Bungie’s sci-fi epic “Destiny”: Irish firm Havok’s software is used in the game

Vast arenas, countless characters, immersive music and some adherence to the laws of physics are the vital components of a modern AAA gaming title. Tr(...)

Designed by Dublin-based Zinc Design Consultants the stamps and a souvenir first-day cover are available from the country’s main post offices, at the stamp shop in Dublin’s GPO or online

Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog and Pac-Man are set to invade the country’s households once again following the release of a new postage-stamp set celebr(...)

Scene from Assassin’s Creed: Unity

Queues. They’re the first thing you notice when you get to EGX. Before even setting foot in London’s Earl’s Court, you can see throngs of gamers obedi(...)

Another indie game for the steadily growing stable on the Wii U, Wooden Sen’Sey has its own brand of aesthetic and gameplay that has just enough appea(...)

Bottles of Penfolds: one of the brands owned byTreasury Wine Estates.  Photograph: David Gray/Reuters
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In numbers: wine wars 2 Number of bids received by the world’s biggest listed winemaker, Australia’s Treasury Wine Estates. The first bid is from US p(...)