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Discord clamps down on hate groups

Gaming chat and text app blocks alt-right server and bans users

By Will Freeman

EA and Take-Two say Trump administration is harming the games industry

“There is a constant shortage of qualified, high-skilled labour within our industry”

By James Batchelor

Australian industry laments "devastating" resignation of pro-game Senator

Scott Ludlam resigns over dual citizenship mistake, sending "shockwaves" through the developer community

By Matthew Handrahan

The fanboys making the next Mario game

“I thought that this is impossible. I can't possibly write music for this game. I'm just not good enough”

By Christopher Dring

"Games are the largest provider of critical thinking education in the world"

Improbable's Oliver Lewis and Nick Button-Brown want to unlock the potential of games as an antidote for "fake news, bias and extremism"

By Matthew Handrahan

British Games Institute lays out Finance, Culture and Skills programmes

BGI needs 8 million a year for its plans, rising to as much as 12 million after three years

By Matthew Handrahan

Making game development global again

Meet the Syrian and Iranian developers making an opportunity of Donald Trump's travel ban - with a little help from Unity

By Will Freeman

DCMS is now the department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

"Digital" added to recognise the UK government's "significant new responsibilities"

German chancellor Angela Merkel to open Gamescom 2017

First time the country's leader will open long-running video games expo

By James Batchelor

Testology founder's anti-Muslim comments "still far too common" in games industry

Andy Robson apologises for Facebook rant, but Rami Ismail says such attitudes have a "stifling effect" on developers

By James Batchelor

Palmer Luckey launching defense startup

Oculus co-founder wants to use self-driving car technology to monitor borders for illegal crossings

By Brendan Sinclair

Conflict minerals progress in jeopardy

The games industry has made commendable steps in its sourcing of conflict minerals, but the law that made it possible is facing repeal

By Brendan Sinclair

PlayStation sponsoring London Pride 2017

“This is not some kind of corporate step. It means a lot to us”

By James Batchelor

Why the games industry should not stay neutral this election

With the UK Parliamentary election only days away, there are too many defining policy differences in the parties' manifestos for the industry to stay mute

By Marijam Didzgalvyte

UKIE warns UK Conservative Party over immigration policy

But Dr Jo Twist welcomes 'commitments to support the UK games and wider creative industries'

By Christopher Dring

UKIE lays out new policy manifesto

With an election on the way, UK trade group tells government what the industry needs to succeed in a post-Brexit world

By Brendan Sinclair

TIGA: UK games industry employment could be improved by 40% by 2022

Trade body's latest manifesto calls for next government to allow recruitment from EU and expand on games tax relief

Palmer Luckey funds Trump through Chrono Trigger shell companies

Oculus co-founder continues his support for US President, despite controversy over involvement with "shitposting" group

By James Batchelor

Podcast: Death threats, Brexit and football, with Miles Jacobson

New episode available to download now, Football Manager dev tells us why his job is to predict the future

By James Batchelor

Australian political party promises $4m games development fund

The Greens plans to "level up Western Australia" after this week's state election

By James Batchelor

China will ban new Korean games from being published - report

Controversial THAAD missile system has sparked a crackdown on Korean products of many kinds

By Matthew Handrahan

UK Industry braces for Brexit impact, with 40% considering relocation

UKIE study finds British studios primarily concerned over access to talent

By Dan Pearson

Ghost Recon lands Ubisoft in trouble with Bolivian government

Wildlands sparks diplomatic incident over depiction of drug problem, with possibility of legal action

By Matthew Handrahan

Tips for writing better marginalized characters

Treachery in Beatdown City developer Shawn Alexander Allen offers advice for well-intentioned creators

By Brendan Sinclair

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