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Esports added to The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme

Competitive gaming now recognised as an official activity to earn the award

By Danielle Partis

Court refuses Activision request to pause DFEH suit over alleged ethics violations

Request denied less than a week after it was filed, judge did not elaborate on reasoning

By James Batchelor

Epic urges court to deny Apple's request to pause anti-steering changes

Fortnite firm says Apple has failed to prove it would be irreparably harmed by court-ordered changes

By James Batchelor

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Activision Blizzard moves to pause California suit over ethics violation

Publisher wants to look into allegation that state agency's lawyers can't bring case due to rules of professional conduct

By Brendan Sinclair

Sony threatens legal action against Dbrand over PS5 faceplates

Update: Dbrand launches redesigned plates, says new style "neutralises any future infringement claims"

By Danielle Partis

Ubisoft expands partnership with Digital Schoolhouse

Company to give over 5000 Discovery Tour codes to 52 UK schools

By Danielle Partis

Former Aeon Must Die developers issue fresh demands to Focus and Limestone as game finally launches

Ex-employees call for former employer to "complete their legal responsibilities," request investigation results, and proof of pay for allegedly unpaid work

By James Batchelor

Resetera sold for $4.5 million

The gaming forum was acquired by MOBA Network

By Marie Dealessandri

Communications Workers of America union also objects to EEOC, Activision Blizzard settlement

Union concerned over lack of clarity around process, calls $18 million fund "woefully inadequate"

By James Batchelor

IO Interactive reports record-breaking year driven by Hitman 3

Studio generated $78 million in profit, a 136% increase on the previous year

By Danielle Partis

Magic Leap raises $500m, unveils Magic Leap 2

Company valued at $2 billion, second generation of AR headset expected in 2022

By James Batchelor

California DFEH accused of ethics violations in Activision Blizzard lawsuit

A crossover of lawyers on two different cases could be a legal conflict of interest

By Danielle Partis

Post-pandemic games investment must go beyond "fishing in the same pond"

Cassia Curran, Parin Shah and Agostino Simonetta reflect on the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on the investment landscape

By Marie Dealessandri

Chinese state media calls for closure of gaming restrictions

People's Daily reports some online platforms are selling and renting accounts that enable minors to play

By James Batchelor

Apple appeals against court ruling that would enable external payment options

Anti-steering restrictions were to be lifted in December, but iPhone maker wants to wait until after legal process

By James Batchelor

My.Games VC invests in three studios

The combined investment amounted to around $3 million

By Marie Dealessandri

Dutch antitrust regulator finds Apple App Store payments anti-competitive

iPhone maker ordered to make changes to in-app payment system, following investigation that began in 2019

By Danielle Partis

California prepping objection to Activision Blizzard-EEOC settlement

Department of Fair Employment and Housing says $18 million agreement to resolve discrimination claims would hurt its own court case as well as publisher's employees

By Brendan Sinclair

New Ofcom rules calls for Twitch and platforms to better police video content

Sites face fines or suspension if they do not take "appropriate measures" to tackle videos around sexual abuse and racism

By James Batchelor

Apple estimated to earn more from gaming than Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo

Analysis suggests games generated $8.5 billion for App Store in fiscal 2019 alone

By James Batchelor

Where is the line between fan creativity and IP infringement?

Harbottle & Lewis' Kostya Lobov discusses the balance rights holders must strike when protecting their property and allowing fans to express themselves

By James Batchelor

China bans livestreaming by children under 16

Latest restrictions on tech popular with kids include plans to create electronic ID system to supervise minors' gaming

By Brendan Sinclair

Over 200 Chinese games firms reportedly vow to self-regulate in face of new restrictions

Statement from state-backed gaming association suggests firms will use facial recognition to identify minors

By James Batchelor

Misfits Gaming Group secures $35m investment

Media brand Scripps leads investment into global esports organisation

By James Batchelor

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