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Snowden papers allege NSA/GCHQ embedded in WoW, XBL

Agencies monitor individuals, recruit players and record conversations

By Dan Pearson

Microsoft to sever all ties with KSI

London launch event "does not represent Microsoft's endorsement of KSI's personal views." [UPDATE: KSI rep responds, "Sexism is not something he condones or wants to be associated with"]

By Dan Pearson

Scotland gets its own video game trade body

Scottish Games Network officially forms to represent talent in the region

By Matt Martin

WB Games expanding Montreal studio by 100 devs

Quebec invests $63 million into Batman: Arkham Origins studio to up headcount within five years

By Brendan Sinclair

GTA V actors reject accusations of encouraging violence

Parents should take more control and stop being hypocritical, say stars

By Dan Pearson

Screen Australia backs 21 indie games

Hands over $2.6 million to back country's developers

By Rachel Weber

GTA V may not be misogynist - but its 'supporters' are

This vicious treatment of unpopular opinions robs us all of the chance to have nuanced discussions about our medium

By Rob Fahey

Whore Of The Orient offends Australian councillor

"The O-word is very similar to the N-word for African-American communities"

By Rachel Weber

Violent Content Research Act draws ECA ire

Consumer group paints measure as a first step toward legislating game content, tells members to contact lawmakers

By Brendan Sinclair

Australian government report tears apart "unjustifiable" games pricing

Digital downloads worst offenders, Steam, Origin, PSN, XBL named

By Dan Pearson

Games vs. Guns: How the ESA outspends the NRA on lobbying

Former NRA and MPAA lobbyists talk tactics, explain the ins and outs of political clout, and why official numbers don't tell the whole story

By Brendan Sinclair

China may relax console bans

Restrictions would be loosened, but foreign system makers would still need government approval to sell gaming hardware

By Brendan Sinclair

Rhode Island budget includes 38 Studios debt payments

After examining consequences of defaulting, state plans to chip away at $112.6 million debt in 2014

By Brendan Sinclair

How To Open Up The Treehouse

Add Gender CEO Pernilla Alexandersson on making the industry more inclusive

By Dan Pearson

Second episode of Damsels in Distress resurfaces after disappearance

Sarkeesian's series back on YouTube after community flags remove it

By Dan Pearson

German commissioner highlights Xbox One privacy concerns

"The Xbox continuously records all sorts of personal information" says Peter Schaar

By Rachel Weber

Chi Onwurah: girls, gaming and growth

GameHorizon Live: "The lack of women in ICT is an absolute scandal that shames us as a country"

By Matt Martin

EA drops gun licenses, will use them anyway

Publisher says it doesn't need manufacturers' approval to put their weapons into games

By Brendan Sinclair

Publishers Betting On "Fewer, Bigger, Bloodier"

The traditional game industry's growing reliance on violence is marginalizing the medium in short-sighted and self-destructive ways

By Brendan Sinclair

US report cites piracy hotspots

Ukraine leads offending countries, Canada and Israel removed from Priority Watch List

By Brendan Sinclair

De Fondaumiere: UK tax-breaks could be applied retroactively

The Quantic Dream co-founder on taxes, Hollywood and violence

By Dan Pearson

Game stigmas exaggerated, says Quantic Dream exec

Beyond: Two Souls studio's co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumiere says image is improving, but industry falling short of its responsibilities

By Brendan Sinclair

MP highlights lack of women in games industry

Labour MP Chi Onwurah says only 6 per cent of UK ICT workers are female

By Rachel Weber

New Jersey task force pushes for violent game regulations

Report to governor's office recommends lawmakers curb sale of M-rated games to minors

By Brendan Sinclair

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