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England batsman furious after 'mankad' dismissal

England batsman Jos Buttler has reacted furiously after he was dismissed by a controversial “mankad” stumping for the second time in his career. Named after Indian bowler Vinoo Mankad, the dismissal, in which the bowler runs out the non-striking batter when (s)he leaves the crease to “back up” as the …

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Video: Understanding player autonomy in game design

Video: Understanding player autonomy in game design

In this 2017 GDC session, Immersyve’s Scott Rigby explains why it’s valuable for developers to have a nuanced understanding of player autonomy.  Rigby discusses how autonomy is often misunderstood to mean “giving players freedom,” which can lead to player frustration and disappointment rather than satisfaction. He outlines an accurate blueprint of what autonomy …

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Manchester becomes Spider-Man film set

Image copyright MEN syndication Image caption Hundreds of people lined the streets to get a glimpse of the action around Dale Street and Port Street The streets of Manchester’s Northern Quarter have been transformed into New York as a Spider-Man spin-off is being filmed in the city. Morbius tells the …

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