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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

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

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

"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

Discord clamps down on hate groups

Gaming chat and text app blocks alt-right server and bans users

By Will Freeman

EA and Take-Two say Trump administration is harming the games industry

“There is a constant shortage of qualified, high-skilled labour within our industry”

By James Batchelor

Australian industry laments "devastating" resignation of pro-game Senator

Scott Ludlam resigns over dual citizenship mistake, sending "shockwaves" through the developer community

By Matthew Handrahan

The fanboys making the next Mario game

“I thought that this is impossible. I can't possibly write music for this game. I'm just not good enough”

By Christopher Dring

"Games are the largest provider of critical thinking education in the world"

Improbable's Oliver Lewis and Nick Button-Brown want to unlock the potential of games as an antidote for "fake news, bias and extremism"

By Matthew Handrahan

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

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

DCMS is now the department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

"Digital" added to recognise the UK government's "significant new responsibilities"

German chancellor Angela Merkel to open Gamescom 2017

First time the country's leader will open long-running video games expo

By James Batchelor

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

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

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