WHEN my Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII disc arrived though the post this morning, any thoughts I had of jumping on with my friends later that day were soon quashed.

On putting the disc into my Xbox One X, I winced to see that I required a 50 gig day one update before I could even jump into multiplayer. The disc itself had the tiniest slither of information on it, acting as little more than a proof of purchase key. As a gamer, it’s pretty…

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AS October half-term approaches it’s time to start thinking about how to occupy the kids, even the adult ones – Bletchley Park.

Well there is plenty so see and do at Bletchley Park and only fifty miles north of London, the museum is very accessible. Visitors immediately become conscious of the secretive nature of the base. At arrival they are greeted at the barrier by uniformed guards. Once past security, guests find themselves on the railway platform,…

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THE Fat Lady was clearing her throat, the obit writers were sharpening their quills, Ed Woodward was looking for his axe . . . then there was a rip in the space-time continuum at Old Trafford.

We were back to the mid-90s when Newcastle were good but Manchester United were even better and something called Fergie Time was invented.   But this time when Alexis Sanchez scored in injury time – a third goal in a crazy 20-minute spell – to make it 3-2 the explosion of joy from the terraces…

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Well if the singing on this year’s X Factor UK is not up to scratch, at least the contestants’ teeth will be a distraction.

They, like their predecessors over the past few years, have been put in the very capable hands of dentist Dr Jeremy Hill, who works out of his practice in Ware in Hertfordshire, and his team, who visit the finalists’ house to provide a little taste of A-lister sparkle. They get the treatment I have received…

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EGX’s decision to swap London for Birmingham was not as good as Football Manager’s one to include VAR

EGX, the UK’s biggest video games event, took place last week and was missing one important ingredient… me. It’s was the first time in about seven years I hadn’t attended the conference, from its earlier incarnation at as the Eurogamer Expo at London’s Earl Court to its current branding as EGX at Birmingham’s National Exhibition…

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