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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Force Hax and Menyoo withdrawn, but OpenIV's community is fighting back against cease-and-desist order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

Palmer Luckey launching defense startup

Oculus co-founder wants to use self-driving car technology to monitor borders for illegal crossings

By Brendan Sinclair

Conflict minerals progress in jeopardy

The games industry has made commendable steps in its sourcing of conflict minerals, but the law that made it possible is facing repeal

By Brendan Sinclair

PlayStation sponsoring London Pride 2017

“This is not some kind of corporate step. It means a lot to us”

By James Batchelor

Why the games industry should not stay neutral this election

With the UK Parliamentary election only days away, there are too many defining policy differences in the parties' manifestos for the industry to stay mute

By Marijam Didzgalvyte

Uzbekistan bans video games that 'threaten stability'

Games barred from sale include Grand Theft Auto and The Sims

By Christopher Dring

Jury to decide whether Valve owns DOTA

Two games studios challenge the company's ownership to DOTA

By Christopher Dring

UKIE warns UK Conservative Party over immigration policy

But Dr Jo Twist welcomes 'commitments to support the UK games and wider creative industries'

By Christopher Dring

UKIE lays out new policy manifesto

With an election on the way, UK trade group tells government what the industry needs to succeed in a post-Brexit world

By Brendan Sinclair

UploadVR sued over sexual harassment allegations

Former social media director claims "unbearable" atmosphere for female employees, accuses rising VR company of wrongful dismissal

By Matthew Handrahan

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