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Panic Art Studios CEO posts racist remarks on Twitter

Elias Viglione describes outburst as "moment of temporary insanity"

By GamesIndustry Staff

Activision goes after Reddit to expose Call of Duty leaker

DMCA subpoena issued to identify user who posted new screenshot

By Brendan Sinclair

New legal counsel takes over class action lawsuit against Riot Games

Update: Riot responds, adding that it will defend itself from "false narratives and unfair claims"

By Haydn Taylor

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Kickstarter becomes one of the first major US tech companies to unionize

Employees vote in favor of joining the Office and Professional Employees International Union

By Rebekah Valentine

Sony files patent which encourages stuck players to spend money on DLC

Machine learning system also uses contextual data to help players overcome challenges using in-game resources

By Haydn Taylor

How will Brexit affect investment opportunities for the UK games industry?

With Britain leaving the EU, VC investment is up and game dev tax breaks could be strengthened, but uncertainty looms over every outcome

By Haydn Taylor

How to get the best game publishing deal

Don't be afraid to negotiate and realise your value to avoid a publishing deal gone wrong

By Zachary Strebeck

Cheat software: Can publishers level the playing field?

Legal expert Dr Andreas Lober offers practical advice to publishers battling the rise of cheat software in online games

By Dr Andreas Lober

STJV issues call for testimonials from those in video game education

French game workers union concerned about reports of dysfunction in academic settings, hopes to implement action plan

By Rebekah Valentine

UK trade bodies respond to points-based immigration proposal

UKIE suggests "little impact" on games industry, while TIGA welcomes attention given to creative and STEM sectors

By Haydn Taylor

Japanese court ups punishment for unlicensed Mario Kart-themed go-karts

Maricar must change its name, pay out $458k instead of $92k to Nintendo

By Rebekah Valentine

Warcraft 3 Reforged EULA gives Blizzard total ownership of all custom games

With the remake, Blizzard appears to be trying to avoid another Dota situation

By Rebekah Valentine

Washington bills would carve out exceptions for games in gambling law

Bipartisan legislation aims to protect gaming industry from lawsuits if games don't let users cash out

By Brendan Sinclair

Industry faces "significant" regulatory risk following 2019 government inquiry

Combined concerns around bullying and gaming disorder could lead to "badly-informed regulation that damages the functioning of the industry"

By Haydn Taylor

Console tariff off the table as tensions ease between US and China

Tariff backtrack is well-timed as PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X prepare for launch

By Haydn Taylor

Riot Games denies collusion in gender discrimination lawsuit

Two government agencies attempt to discredit Riot Games and plaintiffs' legal counsel in bid for $400 million compensation for current and former employees

By Haydn Taylor

Nintendo can continue preventing cancellation of pre-orders in Germany

Lawsuit instigated by Norwegian Consumer Council dismissed, but may be appealed

By Rebekah Valentine

UK lays out standards for handling children's data

Information Commissioner finalizes Age Appropriate Design Code with 15 standards for developers to meet

By Brendan Sinclair

Women suing Riot Games may be entitled to $400m not $10m

Two state regulators attempt to intervene with gender discrimination class action lawsuit in plaintiffs' favour

By Haydn Taylor

Patent infringement ruling against Nintendo Wii Remotes overturned

Dallas federal court declares patent invalid, nullifies $10m payout to iLife Technologies

By Rebekah Valentine

Japanese prefecture considers restrictions on gaming time for minors

Proposed ordinance in Kagawa Prefecture would limit those under 18 to one hour of gaming per day

By Rebekah Valentine

Crytek seeks to dismiss its own Star Citizen lawsuit until Squadron 42 launches

Creator of CryEngine believes Star Citizen's single-player game will be delayed past June, moves for October trial

By James Batchelor

Rune II source code returned to publisher

More than a month after launch, Ragnarok Game LLC may have what it needs to update game left in limbo by demise of Human Head

By Brendan Sinclair

Nintendo wins injunction against seller of Switch mod, pirated games

Defendent allegedly also sold modded NES Classic with over 800 games

By Rebekah Valentine

Tackling online abuse in the games industry is "not optional"

2019 in Review: "Whatever the platforms are doing, we've got to behave as if the cavalry is not coming," says digital security expert

By Haydn Taylor

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