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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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How to handle a data hack

In light of some recent high profile hacks, Cyber security and data privacy lawyer Stefano Debolini from the games legal firm Sheridans explains what you need to be aware of if it happens to you and how you can avoid it.

By Stefano Debolini

Details emerge of Playdead split

Dispute between founders lead to payout of €7.2m for departing Dino Patti

By Dan Pearson

Facebook could invest another $3 billion in VR over the next decade

ZeniMax vs. Oculus trial reveals Mark Zuckerberg's shifting expectations: "These things end up being more complex than you think up front"

By Matthew Handrahan

Oculus VR destroyed evidence regarding Rift's creation, ZeniMax claims

"ZeniMax and id Software are the visionary developers of breakthrough VR technology"

By Matthew Handrahan

Microsoft, Epic sued over Gears of War character

Former football player and pro wrestler claims his likeness, voice were stolen for Cole Train

By Brendan Sinclair

Oculus VR condemns "wasteful litigation" as ZeniMax lawsuit begins

A Dallas court heard the opening statements yesterday, trial is expected to last three weeks

By Matthew Handrahan

Frontier suing Atari over RollerCoaster Tycoon royalties

Cambridge-based developer claims it is owed $2.2m, has attempted to resolve situation without legal action

By James Batchelor

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