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Game On: How video games have shaped our culture and society

Game On: How video games have shaped our culture and society

A major exhibition that explores the history, culture and impact of video games is set to return to Edinburgh after 20 years. Game On, which was first shown at the National Museum of Scotland in 2002, will feature more than 150 playable games from the past five decades, as well as rare consoles, memorabilia and original artwork. The evolution of gaming The exhibition will showcase how video games have evolved from simple arcade machines and home computers to immersive virtual reality and mobile gaming. Visitors will be able to play classic games such as Pong, Space Invaders, Pac-Man, Super Mario…
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Nickelback to rock Glasgow in 2024 as part of their Get Rollin’ world tour

Nickelback to rock Glasgow in 2024 as part of their Get Rollin’ world tour

The Canadian rock band Nickelback has announced a Scottish date at the OVO Hydro in Glasgow as part of their Get Rollin’ world tour in 2024. The band will perform at the venue on June 15, 2024, along with special guests Theory of a Deadman and Monster Truck. Tickets go on sale on Friday, December 1, 2023 Fans of Nickelback can get their tickets for the Glasgow show from Friday, December 1, 2023, at 9 am. The tickets will be available online from Ticketmaster and See Tickets, as well as from the OVO Hydro box office. The prices range from…
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Doctor Who’s new trans character inspires fans across the world

Doctor Who’s new trans character inspires fans across the world

Doctor Who, the popular British sci-fi show, has introduced its first transgender character in its latest episode, titled “The Timeless Children”. The character, named Tecteun, is a member of an ancient alien race called the Time Lords, who have the ability to regenerate into different forms and genders. Tecteun is revealed to be the adoptive mother of the Doctor, the main protagonist of the show, who has also regenerated into different genders throughout the series. A groundbreaking representation of trans identity The inclusion of a trans character in Doctor Who is a significant milestone for the representation of trans people…
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Blazing Griffin wins best big-budget game award for Agatha Christie adaptation

Blazing Griffin wins best big-budget game award for Agatha Christie adaptation

The Scottish digital entertainment firm Blazing Griffin has been recognised for its excellence in creating immersive and thrilling video games based on the works of the famous crime writer Agatha Christie. The studio received the best big-budget game award for its latest release, ‘The Agatha Christie – Hercule Poirot: The London Case’ at the Scottish Games Awards in Glasgow last month. A new case for the Belgian detective ‘The London Case’ is the second game in the series featuring the iconic character of Hercule Poirot, the brilliant and eccentric Belgian detective who solves mysteries with his little grey cells. Unlike…
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Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler faces second sexual assault lawsuit

Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler faces second sexual assault lawsuit

A woman claims she was sexually assaulted by the rock star twice when she was 17 years old in 1975. Who is Jeanne Bellino? Jeanne Bellino is a woman who has filed a sexual assault lawsuit against Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler. She says she has suffered “severe and permanent emotional distress” after the singer allegedly assaulted her twice in 1975 at the age of 17, according to the New York lawsuit. She was working on a fashion show in Manhattan when a friend arranged for them to meet the rock band. What are the allegations against Tyler? The lawsuit alleges…
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Friends star Matthew Perry dies at 54, cast and fans mourn

Friends star Matthew Perry dies at 54, cast and fans mourn

The actor who played Chandler Bing on the hit sitcom passed away on Saturday Matthew Perry, best known for his role as Chandler Bing on the popular TV show Friends, died at the age of 54 on Saturday. His fellow cast members and fans expressed their shock and sadness at the news of his death. Perry, who was nominated for an Emmy for his role in Friends, rose to fame alongside Jennifer Aniston, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer and Courteney Cox – who played Perry’s on-screen wife Monica Geller. The actors reunited on screen for the first time in…
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Strictly’s Adam Thomas misses TV show due to illness

Strictly’s Adam Thomas misses TV show due to illness

The Emmerdale star is hoping to recover in time for Saturday’s live show. Strictly Come Dancing fans are worried about the fate of one of their favorite contestants, Adam Thomas, who had to skip a TV appearance on Friday due to feeling unwell. The actor, who plays Adam Barton on the popular soap opera Emmerdale, was supposed to join his professional dance partner Luba Mushtuk on the spin-off show Strictly: It Takes Two, hosted by Fleur East. However, he was absent from the show and Mushtuk explained that he was resting and getting ready for the next performance. How serious…
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Michelle Fairley wins best actress award for Scottish film

Michelle Fairley wins best actress award for Scottish film

Michelle Fairley, the star of Game of Thrones and Harry Potter, has won the best actress award at the Chicago Film Festival for her role in Nobody Has To Know, a film set and shot in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. The film, which will be released in the UK on November 3, tells the story of a woman who tries to convince an amnesiac islander that they were having a secret affair before he lost his memory. How Fairley fell in love with Scotland Fairley, who is from Northern Ireland, said she loved working in Scotland and felt a…
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Islay actress stars as Jaheira in Baldur’s Gate 3

Islay actress stars as Jaheira in Baldur’s Gate 3

A long-awaited sequel to a classic RPG Baldur’s Gate 3 is the latest installment in the popular role-playing game series based on the Dungeons and Dragons universe. The game was released in August 2023 for PC, PS5 and Mac, after six years of development by Larian Studios. The game features a massive story with 17,000 ending variations, 174 hours of cut-scenes, and a two million word-long script. The player can create their own hero or villain and explore the Forgotten Realms, a world full of magic, monsters, and adventure. Tracy Wiles voices Jaheira, a fan favourite character One of the…
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Three’s Company star Suzanne Somers dies at 76

Three’s Company star Suzanne Somers dies at 76

A beloved sitcom icon Suzanne Somers, who rose to fame as the bubbly blonde Chrissy Snow on the hit comedy series Three’s Company, has died at the age of 76. Her publicist confirmed that she passed away peacefully at her home on October 15, the day before her birthday, after living with breast cancer for more than 20 years. Somers was a popular and versatile entertainer, who also starred in the family sitcom Step By Step, competed on Dancing with the Stars, wrote several self-help books, and launched her own health and beauty product line. She was known for her…
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