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Game devs speak up for abortion rights

Studios and organizations across the industry condemn US Supreme Court decision allowing criminalization of abortion, commit to support employees, share fundraising links

By Brendan Sinclair

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot takes 30% pay cut

Company still at "high risk" of losing talent, but gender balance slowly improving

By Marie Dealessandri

Saber Interactive accuses Spintires publisher Oovee Games of defamation

Ongoing battle between two companies also encompasses debate over payments for simulator's solo developer

By James Batchelor

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Report: 79% of games industry workers support unionisation

UNI Global Union surveyed workers from 29 countries, majority face low pay, discrimination, more

By Danielle Partis

Zordix: "Despite challenges and effort surrounding M&A, the risk still proves worth the reward"

The company's CEO, Christina Seelye, tells us why you should consider merger and acquisition activity

By Alex Calvin

CEO says Embracer "will not change in any way" after Saudi Arabia $1bn investment

Lars Wingefors explains the rationale for accepting investment from Savvy Gaming Group

By James Batchelor

Microsoft and CWA enter labor neutrality agreement

Union drops objections to Activision Blizzard acquisition after Xbox maker commits to five provisions regarding the Call of Duty maker's employees

By Brendan Sinclair

Perfect World denies graduate training scheme is 'pay to work'

Successful applicants would be charged over $2,600 to work on a multiplayer survival title at the Chinese company

By Marie Dealessandri

Activision Blizzard recognises Raven QA testers' union and will begin negotiations

CEO Bobby Kotick confirms what he is legally obligated to do, pledges good faith negotiations

By James Batchelor

EU mandates USB Type-C chargers for mobile devices, handheld consoles

Device makers have until fall of 2024 to adopt the standard for all small and medium-sized portable electronics

By Brendan Sinclair

Tim Sweeney warns against Fortnite cryptocurrency scam

CEO says "Epic's lawyers are on it" and decries "marketplaces that enable this kind of thing"

By James Batchelor

Keywords Edmonton staff vote for a union

Outsourcing firm accepts vote of staffing working out of BioWare as labor organizers score a win in Canada

By Brendan Sinclair

US advocacy groups call on FTC to investigate FIFA loot boxes

Coalition of 15 organizations believes Ultimate Team violates rules around unfair and deceptive practices

By Brendan Sinclair

Loot boxes have mostly avoided the hammer of legislation - for now | Opinion

The launch of Diablo Immortal highlights how the momentum has gone out of legislative efforts against loot boxes, but it's far too early to get complacent.

By Rob Fahey

Bright Gambit reveals first round of funded games

Five titles were selected by the indie fund that launched earlier this year

By Marie Dealessandri

Net profit at The Pokémon Company up 123% year-on-year

The Japanese firm saw its sales rise 70% over the last fiscal year

By Marie Dealessandri

Supercell acquires majority stake in Trailmix

The mobile giant has invested $60 million in the London studio

By Marie Dealessandri

Is there an end in sight for the industry's merger mania? | Opinion

Enormously expensive acquisitions of industry giants have become commonplace in recent years -- but economic factors may be about to stamp on the brakes.

By Rob Fahey

Next-gen Cyberpunk 2077 doubles CD Projekt's Q1 profits

PlayStation version accounted for majority of post-update sales, studio now primarily focused on story expansion

By James Batchelor

EA won't make public statement on abortion rights

Publisher says it will only speak out when there's a "consistent perspective" shared by all staff

By James Batchelor

Belgian government introducing tax shelter for games by 2023

Long-awaited tax incentive offers returns to investors and make it easier for studios to fund their games

By James Batchelor

Firestoke raises $2.2m in seed funding

New UK publisher aims to expand portfolio and grow team ahead of first launches

By Danielle Partis

Take-Two completes Zynga acquisition

Deal closed May 23, mobile firm officially a subsidiary of publishing giant

By Danielle Partis

Ubisoft reportedly unlikely to sell for less than €60 per share

Some shareholders are said to be holding out until the Assassin's Creed publisher's stock reaches €100

By James Batchelor

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