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Paul Krugman does not go ignored in Japan. Photograph: Reuters/Franck Robichon/Pool
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Image of the week: Rock-star economist Paul Krugman is big in Japan. The Nobel Prize-winning economist was in Tokyo this week to have a chat about (...)

Gamescom: expected to break last year’s attendance record of 335,000 after the show sold out before it even began. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Gamescom, the world’s largest computer game trade show, has thrown open its doors in Cologne offering visitors a new blast of Star Wars and a new TV s(...)

Adam Boyes, vice-president of publisher and developer relations at Sony Computer Entertainment America, speaks about “Destiny: The Taken King” video game during an event ahead of the E3  in Los Angeles. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/Bloomberg

As the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 2015) draws to a close, the games industry will be taking stock. It was a year when not only were there no ma(...)

Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft’s Xbox division, announcing that  Xbox One owners will be able to play their old Xbox 360 games on the new console.

Xbox One owners will be able to play their old Xbox 360 games on the new console, as Microsoft announced it was introducing backwards compatibility fo(...)

The Oculus Rift headset. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Oculus has debuted the consumer version of its Rift headset, due to go on sale next year, and announced a partnership with Microsoft that will see th(...)

Twin Peaks eerie: Stanley Tucci, Sophie Grabol and Christopher Eccleston in Fortitude

Goodness, but the Arctic is beautiful, and Fortitude (Sky Atlantic, Thursday), a new 12-part crime drama, has the budget for swooping aerial shots of (...)

Tourism Ireland has teamed up with Phil Spencer, co-presenter of the hit Channel 4 TV series Location Location Location, and Classic FM, one of Britain’s largest radio stations, in a novel promotion to showcase Ireland as the ideal “location” to British holidaymakers this autumn.

Could the sight of television presenter Phil Spencer wandering around Dublin last month be more evidence that the property market has gone bananas aga(...)

 Gamers play Nintendo’s new game Splatoon at  E3  in Los Angeles, California. Photographh: Michael Nelson/EPA

When the dust settles and the spoils are counted, who will emerge as the victor from this year’s E3? Last year, things were a lot more clear cut. Sony(...)

Microsoft may be wading into a crowded field where Netflix have generated hits such as “House of Cards” (pictured) but its new Xbox television studio will focus on its gamer audience, typically males between 18 to 34 years old.

Microsoft is going Hollywood with a cast including comedians Sarah Silverman and Seth Green, aspiring World Cup players and eerily human robots(...)