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Conflict minerals the real link between games and violence

Game industry's track record of making sure its money doesn't fund war crimes in DR Congo is improving, but still appalling

By Brendan Sinclair

John Whittingdale named head of Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Former chair of CMS select committee is a longstanding supporter of games industry tax breaks

By Matthew Handrahan

GamerGate meetup halted by bomb threat

Police interrupt weekend Washington, D.C. gathering of movement supporters

By Brendan Sinclair

Is the US gov't finally over video game violence?

Mark DeLoura, former senior advisor at the White House, says the government is far more concerned with opportunities games offer the public

By James Brightman

Report: Firmware update sets Chinese Xbox Ones region free

Machines thought to be able to play imported games, international multiplayer

By Dan Pearson

Tax breaks and Talent: 5 years with the coalition

Jo Twist on what the election means for the UK's industry

By Jo Twist

Julia Hardy's Misogyny Monday

How to get the most out of your online sexist abuse

By Julia Hardy

UK industry welcomes budget funding

TIGA and UKIE praise 8 million injection to skills and prototyping

By Dan Pearson

Why is the Grand Theft Auto CEO also chairman of the ESRB?

Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick's role undermines the perceived independence crucial to the US ratings board's legitimacy

By Brendan Sinclair

Obama: Coding should be taught alongside the ABCs

"It's got to be everybody. Everybody's got to learn how to code early"

By Matthew Handrahan

Streamer 'Swatted' mid-broadcast after being doxxed

Police raid house of Joshua Peters, aim rifles at 10-year old brother

By Dan Pearson

War Games: the link between gaming and military recruitment

"Skillsets" of young players still sought by US and European forces

By Dan Pearson

TIGA reveals "20/20" vision for UK's industry

Calls for funding, export tax relief, regional promotion and better education

By Dan Pearson

Europe's data protection laws are changing, are you prepared?

Harbottle & Lewis' Nic Murfett examines the ramifications of forthcoming legislation

By Nic Murfett

ESA responds to Obama's calls for stronger data privacy laws

"Consumers need to be protected from illegal, malicious botnets and denial-of-service attacks"

By Rachel Weber

Journey composer could be expelled from union

Austin Wintory refusing to pay AFM fine for his non-union work as a composer on The Banner Saga

By James Brightman

Survey: 45% of the UK industry's women feel gender is a "barrier"

Next Gen Skills Academy also says 33% have been harassed or bullied

By Dan Pearson

White House considers a 30-day limit for disclosure of data breaches

Companies should be compelled to inform customers of hacks, says Obama

By Dan Pearson

Update: Valve returns Hatred to Greenlight after removal

Controversial game returns to Steam, despite Valve's initial objections over its content

By Dan Pearson

Activism is Freedom, Too

Campaigns for retailers to drop games or advertisers to pull marketing are a valid part of a free, healthy society

By Rob Fahey

UK Industry responds to Chancellor's Autumn statement

Help for SMEs and tax credits praised but skills funding still needed, say trade bodies

By Dan Pearson

EA named one of the best places for LGBT equality

Human Rights Campaign honors the publisher for the third year in a row

By James Brightman

No Dragon Age: Inquisition for India as EA pulls RPG

Local obscenity laws to blame, says EA, but same-sex relationships not the problem

By Dan Pearson

Sweden looking to label games that promote gender equality

Trade body Dataspelsbranschen awarded 272,000 kronor to explore ways of showing support for diversity in games

By James Brightman

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