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In our new series "Point Taken", staff writers Patrick Austin and Nick Douglas debate life hacks, etiquette and best practices. In this inaugural episode, we discuss the value of "skimming" prestige TV. Are you packing in more entertainment, or robbing art of its value? Nick thinks it's fine to skim a show now and then. Patrick thinks it's a sin. Watch us face off.

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A recent study found that people who played first-person shooter video games showed shrinkage in their hippocampus, the region of the brain responsible for both memory management and spatial navigation. But is playing Call of Duty really that bad for you, and if so, can a daily dose of Super Mario 64 balance everything out?

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Friends, I have spent this Monday morning in a black hole. I've only just found the gumption to climb myself out. It started with this, an old Australian ad for the Atari 2600 and it got worse and weirder from there.

Please join me on this journey. The journey of the weirdest Australian video game commercials I could find on YouTube.

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It’s impossible to live on the internet and not have had the "spoiler debate" at some stage, whether you were the spoiler or the spoiled. The nature of the internet renders spoilers nearly impossible to avoid, but it's often what comes after that's worse.

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TV is a cutthroat business - whether it's cable, streaming or free-to-air. In 2017 and 2018, a bunch of beloved shows will be bidding adieu to their dwindling fan bases to make room for the next hopeful hit. Here are all the shows that you care about whose days are sadly numbered. Marco Polo, we hardly knew ye. *Sniff*

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iTunes users all know the aggravating feeling every time you plug your phone into your car, or idly hit play: The first song in your library comes on, feeling less like music and more like an alarm clock, and you rush to turn it back off. And then you never again want to play Adele or Abbey Road or "Ain't No Sunshine". iTunes has poisoned your mind.

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With exquisite picture quality and a striking design, Sony has put forward a worthy contender for the OLED television crown. OLED televisions offer the best home entertainment picture that money can buy, thanks to the fact that – unlike LED-backlit LCD screens – OLED doesn't rely on a backlight. This lets OLED produce perfect blacks and amazing contrast, underpinning phenomenal overall picture quality.

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For years, two words have blistered around seats at Australian sporting events like a thunderclap. Sparked by a lone wolf, an individual in the crowd with extra air in their lungs, a deep, booming chant erupts. A verbal see-saw in the name of national pride.

Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi!

I hate it.

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I used to hate kids. Now that I have two of them, I'm OK admitting that. In my 20s, I went around swearing I would never spawn — instead, I'd travel the world wild and free without ever having to change a nappy, listen to Barney songs, or pick up half-chewed Oreos from the floor.