YouTube update adds barrier to Patreon users

Extra step introduced before content creators are able to link to external funding website

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

Valve gives green light to community merchandising deal

3D printing service Shapeways has partnered with the games giant to produce and sell fan art designs

By Haydn Taylor

Jobs Roundup: ICO Partners hires former Vice editor Mike Diver

New hires at Bossa Studios, Venatus Media, Sperasoft, IGDA and more

By James Batchelor

The Podcast: Indie publishing with Good Shepherd

Latest episode available now, discusses what publishers look for and why they invest in businesses not games

By James Batchelor

FTC clarifies influencer guidelines

Federal Trade Commission warns that platforms' built-in disclosure methods aren't sufficient, reviews of products given for free must be marked as ads

By Brendan Sinclair

UKIE refreshes parental advice site AskAboutGames in renewed VSC deal

Long-serving journalist Will Freeman hired as editor, year of new activities planned

Patreon reportedly valued at $450m

Crowdfunding platform is on course to pay content creators $150m by the end of 2017

By James Batchelor

The Podcast: Enhancing games education

PlayStation's Luke Savage and Next Gen Skills Academy's Marcia Deakin discuss solutions to the skills gap

By James Batchelor

Campo Santo's DMCA strike against PewDiePie accepted by YouTube

Felix Kjellberg believes Campo Santo's position wouldn't "hold up in court" and amounts to abuse of the DMCA system

By Matthew Handrahan

Gaming YouTube must get its house in order

The risk posed by PewDiePie's outbursts isn't confined to his career; Google won't tolerate a sector that keeps dragging down YouTube's commercial prospects

By Rob Fahey

Campo Santo legally able to file DMCA against PewDiePie over racial slur

But court costs to enforce could be "well over six figures" so dangerous defence for indies and smaller studios

By James Batchelor

PewDiePie racial slur sparks backlash from Campo Santo, Simogo

[UPDATE] Prominent YouTube streamers brace for fallout from "liability" PewDiePie's actions

By Matthew Handrahan

FTC demands disclosure from influencers following TmarTn CS:GO scandal

Commission rules that influencers must "clearly and conspicuously" identify links to products and services

By James Batchelor

The Podcast: Women In Games

Nyamyam's Jennifer Schneidereit, Dovetail's Gemma Johnson-Brown and Space Ape's Deborah Mensah-Bonsu discuss improving diversity

By James Batchelor

Amazon Associates lets Twitch viewers buy while streaming

Meanwhile Twitch Extensions enables developers to build interactive overlays for streamers

By James Batchelor

Xbox One X couldn't save gamescom 2017 from weak media coverage

ICO Partners' analysis shows that this year's gamescom was "relatively underwhelming"

By James Brightman

Why I Love is readying a series of columns to add much needed positivity to the gaming media landscape, and we could use some help

By Brendan Sinclair

The Podcast: Examining Xbox

Latest episode available to download now, discussing the challenges Microsoft faces with the Xbox One X launch

By James Batchelor

What happens when you turn a game into a concert?

Jessica Curry discusses the difference of interactivity in Dear Esther Live and assesses how the industry treats women two years after she stepped back

By Brendan Sinclair

Funcom's The Secret World picked up for a TV series

Johnny Depp's production company Infinitum Nihil will be involved in screen adaptation of relaunched MMO

Sonic Mania: Critical Consensus

Sega's 16-bit mascot revisits his glory years with a 2D reboot that's more than just another nostalgia trip

By Brendan Sinclair

GawkBox raises $3.7m series A for streamer tipping tech

Twitch and YouTube streamers can use GawkBox to receive "tips" from their communities

Fixing our broken internet culture

If we're serious about tackling harassment of developers, start with the culture of angry entitlement encouraged by many media figures

By Rob Fahey

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