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Nintendo Switch thieves fired after launch units appear online

Employees of US distributor under investigation for stealing forthcoming Nintendo console

By James Batchelor

New York High Court to hear Lindsay Lohan appeal against GTA V ruling

Actress accuses Rockstar of using her likeness in the game, but the lawsuit was dismissed last year

ESA calls Trump's immigration stance "reckless and misinformed"

US industry trade group promises vigilance against "misguided efforts that dim our frontiers"

By Brendan Sinclair

US games industry adds $11.7 billion to GDP - ESA

Trade group's economic impact report says gaming supports more than 220,000 jobs, average compensation tops $97,000 a year

By Brendan Sinclair

"Any pressure on visas getting into the US is worrisome" - Valve

Erik Johnson and Gabe Newell explain how Trump's immigration policies could prompt The International to be moved out of the country

By Brendan Sinclair

Political chaos threatens the whole games business

From Trump to Brexit to the rise of anti-globalisation rhetoric, the conditions that allow games companies to do business are under attack

By Rob Fahey

Unity takes stand against Trumpian immigration ban

Flying affected devs to Amsterdam Unite for free and matching charitable donations

By Dan Pearson

YouTuber behind FIFA gambling site avoids jail time

Craig "Nepenthez" Douglas and Dylan Rigby plead guilty, are ordered to pay a total of 265,000 in prosecution costs and fines

By Brendan Sinclair

Biometrics, Gaming & Privacy Laws

Facial scanning features can help put players in the game, but they can also put game makers in court if they aren't implemented carefully

By Gretchen Ramos and Zerina Curevac

Tech and gaming giants challenge Trump's immigration order

Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, among 97 companies filing amicus brief over recent ban, say new rules already hurting US businesses

By Brendan Sinclair

Blizzard and Harmonix joins studios opposing Trump immigration ban

[UPDATE] Executive order draws criticism from A Certain Affinity and Global Game Jam; Devolver Digital offers to show games for devs who can't make it to GDC

By James Batchelor

SNJV takes issue with Steam investigation

French trade group says geo-blocking tactics used in contravention of EU rules are intended to thwart key resellers

By Brendan Sinclair

John Carmack refutes "misdirection" of ZeniMax lawyers

The Oculus chief technology officer has taken to Facebook to complain about the $500 million verdict [UPDATE: ZeniMax responds]

By James Brightman

Oculus verdict: Judge awards ZeniMax $500 million

Facebook owned VR company did not misappropriate trade secrets as ZeniMax alleged, however [UPDATE: Oculus & ZeniMax both respond]

By James Brightman

Trump is bad for the US games industry

An isolationist, nationalist administration can't help but harm an increasingly diverse and global industry

By Brendan Sinclair

“Immigration ban will harm us as a company” - Insomniac

Ratchet and Clank and Spider-Man maker joins chorus of game developers condemning executive order

By Christopher Dring

ESA urges caution on US immigration policy

Trade group tells Trump administration that foreign workers are vital to domestic game industry

By Brendan Sinclair

GDC responds to Trump's travel ban, refunds affected attendees

Organisers of upcoming developer conference says they are “horrified” by President's decision

By James Batchelor

Leslie Benzies incorporates five new studios amid Rockstar legal dispute

Former GTA developer also trademarks potential title Time For A New World under Royal Circus Games

By James Batchelor

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