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15,000 games removed from iOS App Store in China

Analysts at Niko Partners expect thousands more to be pulled by the end of the year

By James Batchelor

2K signs deal to use real NFL player likenesses in games

Multiple football titles are in development, planned to launch starting in 2021

By Rebekah Valentine

Should streamers be worried about DMCA strikes on Twitch?

A rash of copyright claims from music labels points to difficult times ahead for video game streamers

By Mat Ombler

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Investment health check: Preparing for the due diligence process

In the second of two articles, Sheridans' Kamila Bochenek describes how preparing for the due diligence process can benefit your games business overall

By Kamila Bochenek

Loot boxes should be a consumer protection matter not a gambling one, says EU report

EU lacks authority to regulate gambling across member states but could tackle "problematic design features" from a different perspective

By Haydn Taylor

Amidst pandemic, the ESA focuses on positive impacts of gaming

Stanley Pierre-Louis discusses COVID-19 impacts, digital growth of E3, its lobbying responsibilities, and the industry's recent #MeToo movement

By Rebekah Valentine

The US Army is reportedly withdrawing from Twitch as criticism mounts

Meanwhile, US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez plans legislation to keep them from using gaming as recruitment

By Rebekah Valentine

French union preparing collective lawsuit against Ubisoft amid abuse allegations

Solidaires Informatique invites victims of sexism and abuse to join as it seeks to take publisher to court

By James Batchelor

Voltage Entertainment says striking writers group "is not a union"

Group of 21 Lovestruck writers wants better pay, but Voltage says freelance contracts preclude collective bargaining

By Matthew Handrahan

The end of 30%? | Opinion

The European Commission has opened an antitrust investigation into Apple -- will this be the end of the App Store's 30% revenue share?

By Dr Andreas Lober

ISFE, EGDF express concerns over CJEU ruling on EU to US data transfer

Both organizations call free data transfer"crucial" to the EU games industry

By Rebekah Valentine

Feminist Frequency launching Games and Online Harassment Hotline

Free text message emotional support service goes live next month, will be staffed by paid agents trained in crisis response

By Brendan Sinclair

House of Lords calls for loot boxes to be immediately reclassified as gambling

Committee believes chance-based monetisation should be regulated without waiting for wider Gambling Act review

By James Batchelor

Trump halts H-1B visas through end of year

US president says skilled foreign workers "pose an unusual threat to the employment of American workers" due to COVID-19

By Brendan Sinclair

Magic Leap's lawsuit against competitor Nreal thrown out of court

"From the beginning we've firmly stated that Magic Leap's claims against Nreal are meritless," says Nreal founder

By Haydn Taylor

Gearbox sues 3D Realms for breach of Duke Nukem acquisition contract

After original Duke Nukem composer sues Gearbox over royalties, developer brings in original IP owner

By Rebekah Valentine

The chicanery of Penguin Cretins

Valve maintains its signature silence as wayward developers code-swap games on Steam, leaving users frustrated and confused

By Haydn Taylor

Hyperbeard pays FTC penalty for using kids' data without consent

Full $4 million penalty reduced to $150,000 due to Hyperbeard's inability to pay

By Matthew Handrahan

Activision Blizzard shareholders upset over CEO Bobby Kotick's compensation

Publisher defends Kotick's pay despite his “apparent failure” to meet performance targets

By Haydn Taylor

NetEase to open secondary listing on Hong Kong stock exchange

Update: New listing approved, Chinese publisher reportedly hopes to raise $3 billion

By Haydn Taylor

Manchester United sues Sega over Football Manager trademark use

Sega and developer Sports Interactive reply that club's name, logo have been used since 1992 "without complaint"

By Rebekah Valentine

What the Age Appropriate Design Code means for video games

The ICO's Statutory Code regarding children's personal data has implications for video games -- Baker McKenzie's Ben Slinn advises to start preparing now

By Ben Slinn

Microsoft facing controller drift suit

Plaintiff in class-action suit says Xbox One controllers have problems with faulty analog sticks

By Brendan Sinclair

Who owns your video game?

An issue between the NFTS and its students has raised questions about IP ownership -- Sheridans' Tim Davies is here to help

By Tim Davies

Tin Giant sues Atari for unpaid work on VCS console

Xbox architect Rob Wyatt accuses Atari of breach of contract and defamation

By Matthew Handrahan

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