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German chancellor Angela Merkel to open Gamescom 2017

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

By James Batchelor

Texas judge calls for an end to Oculus and ZeniMax's "big, hairy fight"

Injunction hearing started this week, with Zenimax asking for $500 million additional damages and a 20% cut of Oculus' revenue

By Matthew Handrahan

Take-Two pulls two GTA Online mods amidst OpenIV fallout

Force Hax and Menyoo withdrawn, but OpenIV's community is fighting back against cease-and-desist order

By Matthew Handrahan

Rockstar: Single-player Grand Theft Auto mods not under threat

Take-Two's takedown notice was due to specific problems with OpenIV "enabling malicious mods"

By Matthew Handrahan

Konami accused of blacklisting former employees - report

Publisher instructs other companies not to hire ex-staff, blocked Kojima Productions health insurance application

By Matthew Handrahan

Life is Strange lost a key actor due to SAG-AFTRA strike

Ashly Burch only served as a consultant for Chloe in three-part prequel Before the Storm

By Matthew Handrahan

CD Projekt Red faces extortion over Cyberpunk 2077

Witcher studio says it won't meet ransom demand to prevent release of early development documents

By Brendan Sinclair

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

Uzbekistan bans video games that 'threaten stability'

Games barred from sale include Grand Theft Auto and The Sims

By Christopher Dring

Jury to decide whether Valve owns DOTA

Two games studios challenge the company's ownership to DOTA

By Christopher Dring

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

UploadVR sued over sexual harassment allegations

Former social media director claims "unbearable" atmosphere for female employees, accuses rising VR company of wrongful dismissal

By Matthew Handrahan

ZeniMax extends legal pursuit to Samsung Gear VR

Former id Software employees John Carmack and Matt Hooper involved in fresh VR lawsuit

By Matthew Handrahan

Diego Maradona settles with Konami over likeness dispute

Update: As part of the settlement, the legendary player will sign a deal this month to promote Pro Evolution Soccer

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

ZeniMax trademark forces indie to rename Prey for the Gods

“We could've fought this but we didn't want to spend our precious Kickstarter funds”

By James Batchelor

Nintendo issues unsurprising take down notice for fan-made Zelda

"Breath of the NES" developer publishes email from NoA attorney

By Dan Pearson

Nintendo Mii patent infringement case ends after 6 years

A US court has upheld Nintendo's 2015 victory in a patent infringement case with RecogniCorp over the its Mii characters

Two-year jail sentence for teen who hacked Xbox

Convict carried out more than 1.7m cyber attacks and enabled further crimes globally

By James Batchelor

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