Video games

Hot topic: How many of us own fans?

3 August 2019 9:00 am

Growing fanbase A photograph of the Queen meeting Boris Johnson revealed that she uses a Dyson electric fan. How many…

Not quite scary or clever enough for legendary status: Resident Evil 2 reviewed

2 February 2019 9:00 am

Grade: B Resident Evil 2 takes the original zombie shooter, which has become a cult classic and, to many, the…

Portrait of a seven-year-old state-run child

21 July 2018 9:00 am

Saturday morning. Quarter to 12. Sit-down fish and chips at the Silver Grill: me, Oscar and Oscar’s cousin Atticus. Atticus…

Games without frontiers: Ian Cheng’s ‘Emissaries Guide – Narrative Agents and Wildlife’ (2017)

The artist who creates digital life forms that bite & self-harm. Sam Leith meets him (and them)

24 March 2018 9:00 am

The artist Ian Cheng creates digital life forms that bite and self-harm. Sam Leith meets him (and them)

Amusing, surprising, diverting and uplifting portrait of John Betjeman at Theatre Royal

10 June 2017 9:00 am

Sand in the Sandwiches is the perfect show for those who feel the West End should be an intellectual funfair.…

Israelis compete in a giant Tetris tournament in Rabin Square,Tel Aviv, in August

Is Tetris the greatest video game of all time?

8 October 2016 9:00 am

Everyone has played it, or one of its manifold variations and rip-offs. Blocks of different shapes fall from the sky;…

Can playing computer games make you smarter?

School report: stories from the education front line

10 September 2016 9:00 am

A round-up of recent stories from the front line in education

What will I do with a second chance at life? Play more video games

26 March 2016 9:00 am

Does a near-death experience make you a better person? This is something I’ve been thinking about on and off since…

The greatest joy of playing Grand Theft Auto V? It lets you give the finger to the PC brigade

27 September 2014 9:00 am

The last — and only — time I had sex with a whore she was so impressed by my performance…