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To build a future, Italy's games industry must reckon with its past

Cultural prejudice against games remains strong in Italy, but the AESVI and its development community have gained vital ground on the path to acceptance

By Matthew Handrahan

Twitch takes legal action following spambot incident

Brandan Lukus Apple faces "mischief in relation to computer data" charge over 150,000 spam messages across 1,000 channels

By Matthew Handrahan

Tencent working with Chinese police to fight PUBG cheats - report

30 cases have been exposed as PUBG's community is cleaned up ahead of official Chinese launch

By Matthew Handrahan

TIGA publishes guide to forthcoming changes in data protection law

The General Data Protection Regulation to replace the Data Protection Act on May 25

By Haydn Taylor

Cloud Imperium Games responds to Crytek suit

Star Citizen studio calls CryEngine maker's complaint misleading and scandalous, saying it "sacrifices legal sufficiency for loud publicity"

By Brendan Sinclair

Regulators eye game monetisation in 2018

Controversy over monetisation of games isn't going away, and it's likely to reach the corridors of government sooner rather than later

By Rob Fahey

Epic clampdown on real-world guns and copyright-infringing game assets

Engine provider conducting thorough audit of Unreal Marketplace for trademark abuse

By James Batchelor

Call of Duty argument leads to fatal swatting - Report

Police kill 28-year-old Kansas man in response to bogus 911 call placed over a $1.50 wager match

By Brendan Sinclair

World Health Organisation recognises 'gaming disorder' as disease

First draft of upcoming compendium revision, if approved, warns of "significant impairment" in personal, family and social life

By James Batchelor

ESA hails US tax reform

Trade group applauds permanent reduction in corporate tax rate from as high as 35% down to 21%

By Brendan Sinclair

Microsoft promises transparency in sexual harassment cases

Xbox platform holder will eliminate forced arbitration agreements in an effort to stop serial offenders

By James Batchelor

29% of games businesses negatively affected by Brexit, says TIGA

Depreciation of sterling had positive impact on 11% games firms, according to survey

By Haydn Taylor

Brexit's shadow looms over 2018

A lack of recognition of the games industry's needs from government have created concerns over hiring and trade that will continue into next year

By Rob Fahey

FCC votes to dismantle net neutrality

ESA "disappointed" as US governing body votes 3-2 to abandon rule preventing service providers from blocking traffic

By Brendan Sinclair

Crytek sues Star Citizen developers

Alleges Cloud Imperium is still using CryEngine, but studio will "defend vigourously" against "meritless lawsuit"

By James Batchelor

Brendan 'PlayerUnknown' Greene calls for better IP protection in games

PUBG creator laments the lack of deterrents for copycats, says clones stifle innovation

By James Batchelor

Loot boxes aren't gambling, says New Zealand government

Department for Internal Affairs will “continue to follow the international discussion around loot boxes"

By Haydn Taylor

Former employee sues Crytek Istanbul

Head of game operations laid off in October, still waiting on severance pay

By James Batchelor

Pushing the trolls back under the bridge

Dealing with abusive behaviour and trolling in games is an old problem, but rarely has the issue been so serious, or the responses so lacking, as in 2017

By Rob Fahey

Childline and NSPCC condemn 'unacceptable' Detroit: Become Human

Campaigners concerned by the depiction of violence against children

By Christopher Dring

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: Licensing your IP, with Gary D Nissenbaum

Latest episode available now, discusses how to arrange merchandise deals and more

By James Batchelor

Microsoft sued over HoloLens patent infringement

Connecticut-based HoloTouch claims that HoloLens actually infringes two of its patents

By James Brightman

Star Wars Battlefront loot boxes investigation continues, say Belgian authorities

Hawaii also considers legislation against "Star Wars-themed online casino"

By Haydn Taylor

UK Budget 2017: games fund extended, R&D credits boosted and better maths education

The Chancellor of the Exchequer also confirmed plans to invest 500m in the Tech sector

By James Batchelor

FCC is about to dismantle net neutrality

Gamers who rely on equal access to the internet may no longer have any such guarantee

By James Brightman

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