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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

There will be no fast-track visas for the UK games industry

Polystream's Bruce Grove addresses a key misunderstanding about life after Brexit for most British studios

By Bruce Grove

British Games Institute targets government approval with online petition

Time for a "single national public agency to champion games", says institute

By Haydn Taylor

NeoGAF goes offline in wake of sexual assault allegations

UPDATE: "The story doesn't reconcile logically with the facts," says site founder

By Haydn Taylor

Slot machine denies Horizon: Zero Dawn DLC trademark

US patent office suspends The Frozen Wilds DLC trademark for similarities to mobile game Frozen Wild

By Haydn Taylor

Games for the Many: how Labour plans to win elections with video games

Designer Rosa Carbó-Mascarell on using video games to make politics accessible

By Haydn Taylor

Making the industry's voice heard on Brexit

Exiting the EU is one of the biggest challenges the UK games sector has ever faced; the industry desperately needs its access to skilled staff to be protected

By Rob Fahey

Brexit fears resurface at Westminster games panel

"We're not getting a response from government that will prevent companies from deploying their contingency plans now"

By James Batchelor

Eastern European developers seek growth through solidarity

At Poland's Games Industry Conference, six European developer associations pledged to work together to achieve their goals

By Matthew Handrahan

Does anyone own the Battle Royale genre?

Current law gives developers little more than "a headstart" over potential imitators, says Harbottle & Lewis' Kostyantyn Lobov

By Kostyantyn Lobov

Loot box petition will get a response from UK government

Call to adapt laws to include game mechanics that are "essentially gambling" attracts requisite 10,000 signatures

Ex-Naughty Dog dev levies sexual harassment allegation

Developer accuses studio of firing him after he spoke up; studio says it has no evidence he ever notified it of inappropriate conduct

By Brendan Sinclair

COPPA: A game developer's primer

"COPPA has many easy-to-miss trip wires," and Reed Smith's John P. Feldman and Wendell J. Bartnick are here to help

By John P. Feldman

"It's disturbing that Wolfenstein can be considered a controversial political statement"

Bethesda marketing boss Pete Hines discusses publisher's marketing for upcoming anti-Nazi shooter

By James Batchelor

Can developers control streamers?

Reed Smith partner Carolyn Pepper walks through the options available if studios wish to stop influencers covering their games

By Carolyn Pepper

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