Gaming

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In honour of World AIDS Day, Apple is supporting global charity (RED) for the tenth year running in its fight to end AIDS.

For the next week, a range of the most popular games across the App Store are offering limited-edition, custom (RED) content, and all proceeds from the associated in-app purchases go to the Global Fund. Here's what's on offer.

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Product placement of real-world firearm brands in video games doesn't affect attitudes towards guns. And if you've got a soft spot for the AR-15, there's a far higher chance you can point to your politics instead of your K/D ratio as the main reason.

These are the major findings of a recent study from Doctors Joseph Hilgard, Christopher Engelhardt and Bruce Bartholow - who specialise in videogame psychology.

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If you don't have a virtual reality headset the next best thing, of course, is to steal one from well-off friend. For the less kleptomaniac among us, there's YouTube, where the likes of SweViver are happy to romp around shooters of old — in this case, DOOM 3 BFG Edition — taking out demon-possessed zombies in the confines of an experimental facility on Mars...

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If you don't already have a PS4, and you don't want to shell out $559 for a PS4 Pro, then you may as well get yourself a PS4 Slim. The redesigned PlayStation 4 is usually $439 for a 500GB variant, but this weekend you'll find it for a fair bit less.

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When we think 'virtual reality' we tend to associate it with 'video games', but I've always believed that the true potential of VR lies elsewhere — virtual tourism, talking to family members on the other side of the world.

How about travelling all over the globe like a flying disembodied human head? How does that sound?

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Monitors aren't all made equal. Sure, there's all the usual differences in resolution and contrast, but it also matters how fast your monitor can refresh the image delivered to it, especially if you're playing a twitch shooter like DOOM or a fast-paced MOBA like League of Legends. BenQ says its new 24.5-inch XL2540 is the monitor for esports thanks to its phenomenally fast 240Hz refresh rate.