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Blizzard shuts down legacy WoW server hours after launch

Four years of work on Burning Crusade server brought to an end within five hours of launch

By Matthew Handrahan

United States lifts laptop and electronics ban from Middle East flights

Developers and games firms from the region now able to bring the equipment they need into US

By James Batchelor

Location-based augmented reality games now protected by First Amendment

US judge rules it unconstitutional for laws to block where AR titles may be played

By James Batchelor

Australian industry laments "devastating" resignation of pro-game Senator

Scott Ludlam resigns over dual citizenship mistake, sending "shockwaves" through the developer community

By Matthew Handrahan

Copyright dispute sees River City Ransom: Underground temporarily pulled from Steam

Composer Alex Mauer claims Conatus Creative used her music without permission, Conatus say Mauer claims are false

By James Batchelor

Overwatch League vulnerable to MLB trademark dispute

Baseball organisation has until July 26th to submit opposition to Blizzard logo

By James Batchelor

The fanboys making the next Mario game

“I thought that this is impossible. I can't possibly write music for this game. I'm just not good enough”

By Christopher Dring

Pixelmon Minecraft mod shut down

The Pokémon Company's intervention signals the end for the popular mod

By Matthew Handrahan

"Games are the largest provider of critical thinking education in the world"

Improbable's Oliver Lewis and Nick Button-Brown want to unlock the potential of games as an antidote for "fake news, bias and extremism"

By Matthew Handrahan

British Games Institute lays out Finance, Culture and Skills programmes

BGI needs £8 million a year for its plans, rising to as much as £12 million after three years

By Matthew Handrahan

Tackling mobile's "game cloning" issue

Riot Games is trying to prevent League of Legends being ripped off by a cloning outfit, but is there more that store operators could do to protect creators?

By Rob Fahey

Riot Games suing Chinese developer behind League of Legends clone

Lawsuit is reportedly the third time Shanghai Moonton has infringed Riot's IP

By James Batchelor

Making game development global again

Meet the Syrian and Iranian developers making an opportunity of Donald Trump's travel ban - with a little help from Unity

By Will Freeman

GaymerX Foundation attains certified non-profit status

Some donations are now be tax deductible, next GaymerX event will be held in NYC this November

Dion sues ZeniMax over Fallout 4 ad

Singer-songwriter upset by hit song "The Wanderer" appearing in "repugnant" ad without proper consent

By Brendan Sinclair

DCMS is now the department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

"Digital" added to recognise the UK government's "significant new responsibilities"

Rockstar: GTA single-player mods are "generally" safe from legal action

Take-Two and Rockstar have agreed to focus on GTA Online mods, an updated version of OpenIV is now available

By Matthew Handrahan

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

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