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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

Gazillion faces surge of refund requests after Marvel Heroes closure news

Players frustrated after spending hundreds of dollars on in-game microtransactions

By James Batchelor

UK government pledges 2,000 visas, 61m investment to Tech sector

Number of visas doubled to bring in more talent, with three 20m schemes planned to grow Britain's digital industries

By James Batchelor

Global Britain needs to be truly global

TIGA CEO Richard Wilson stresses the importance of a less restrictive migration policy to the future of the UK games industry

By Richard Wilson

Humvee maker suing Activision over trademark infringement in Call of Duty

Automotive firm says series success came "only at the expense of AM General"

By James Batchelor

Members vote to end video game voice actors strike

Agreement yields improvements in transparency and payment structure

By Haydn Taylor

UKIE: Shared data the key to more government support

Trade body encourages more games firms to get involved as industry rallies for consideration in Brexit negotiations

By James Batchelor

ESA applauds Republican tax reform proposal

Industry group endorses legislation that would reduce US corporate tax rate to 20%, saying it would spark "greater economic opportunity and innovation"

The untapped potential of games to shape the future

"The popular imagination of games hasn't quite caught up to the reality," says Near Future Society co-founder Oliver Lewis

By Haydn Taylor

Oil lobbyists accuse game of promoting "eco-terrorism"

Thunderbird Strike “an eco-terrorist version of Angry Birds," says Republican senator

By Haydn Taylor

Why do we even need a British Games Institute?

Trade bodies and industry veterans discuss the role a publicly-funded agency could play in driving the UK's games industry forward

By James Batchelor

Loot box petition prompts response from UK government

UPDATE: Video Standards Council is working with PEGI "to determine whether any changes to the PEGI criteria need to be made"

By Haydn Taylor

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