The Mancunion

Britain's biggest student newspaper


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Should we be worried about game servers shutting down?

The multiplayer portion of your favourite games won’t be around forever


Why FIFA is the root of the lootbox infection

‘It’s in the game’ has never sounded more sinister

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Review: Football Manager 2018

Football Manager shakes off last year’s malaise with a strong addition to the series

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Alan Shearer’s BBC documentary puts spotlight on dementia and football

The documentary, which aired on Sunday the 12th, focused on the link between heading and dementia


The rise of pre-order culture

A look at one of the most taken-for-granted practices in the industry

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Review: FIFA 18

Does FIFA justify yet another purchase?

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Microtransactions: the scourge of the games industry

What are they, and why should you care?

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Sergio Ramos: The best defender in the world

Dane Massey makes the case for why the Real Madrid centre back is so good

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Video refereeing in football is long overdue

Football will join cricket and rugby in using video replays in decisions in 2018

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Political Football

In the wake of the debate over whether international footballers should display a poppy on their kit, maybe it is time to realise that, contrary to the well-worn adage, sport and politics should, and do, mix regularly

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FIFA scraps anti-racism taskforce

Fifa has attracted widespread criticism for abolishing taskforce which aimed to eradicate racism within football

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Sports’ governing bodies are misbehaving

With a different sport’s governing body being in the spotlight each day for a scandal, it’s time to ask for transparency.