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How China's political influence is changing game development

And how does this affect the developers in the surrounding countries, particularly for Taiwanese and Hong Kong studios?

By Khee Hoon Chan

Five Nights At Freddy's creator retires amid controversy over political donations

Scott Cawthon will select a successor to take over the series following backlash over support for Donald Trump and more

By James Batchelor

Gearbox, Microsoft, Amazon and Apple oppose Texas anti-trans law

Borderlands developer even suggests it would expand out of the state if law is passed

By James Batchelor

Latest Politics articles

German legal reform to set new standards for loot boxes

Bundestag passes youth protection law that would require clear descriptors for games featuring loot boxes

By Matthew Handrahan

Whose war stories are worth telling? | Podcast

Latest episode available to download now, also discusses Nintendo Direct and Zelda's 35th anniversary

By GamesIndustry Staff

MP proposes bill to make console scalping illegal amid PS5 and Xbox Series shortages

Digital minister says officials "are discussing" previous Early Day Motion on the issue

By James Batchelor

How India's shifting political climate is influencing local game development

Despite growing religious tensions in the country, Indian game developers are still free to create the games they want -- but where is the line in the sand is drawn?

By Khee Hoon Chan

Twitch permanently bans Trump, will update policy after Capitol siege

Streaming site says recent events have raised concerns over "rhetoric that encourages violence"

By James Batchelor

ESA PAC to pause political contributions following insurrection at US Capitol

In the 2020 election cycle, it donated to five representatives who later voted to overturn US presidential election

By Rebekah Valentine and Brendan Sinclair

Twitch suspends Trump account following insurrection at US Capitol

"We believe this is a necessary step to...prevent Twitch from being used to incite further violence"

By Rebekah Valentine

Twitch pulls Pogchamp emote over link to Capitol siege supporter

Streaming site says Ryan 'Gootecks' Gutierrez, the face of the emote, was "encouraging further violence" via Twitter

By James Batchelor

ESA says gaming employs 143k in US, pays an average of $121k

Trade group president Stanley Pierre-Louis expects "more traditional" immigration policy in the US as he discusses newest economic impact report

By Brendan Sinclair

Subverse developer under fire for partnering with YouTuber Arch

Studio FOW first said it wasn't aware of the YouTuber's views, then backtracked to say it had "no problems with Arch"

By Marie Dealessandri

Game Workers Unite UK rebrands to IWGB Game Workers

Update: The trade union confirmed it's now a separate organisation to GWU, and changed name to prevent "unnecessary confusion"

By Marie Dealessandri

Ubisoft removing UK journalist from Watch Dogs over "controversial remarks"

The Atlantic writer Helen Lewis voiced a character on an in-game podcast

By James Batchelor

POC in Play champions Black talent with BHM 100 list

The initiative aims at inspiring young talent, and provides a resource for journalists and event organisers to diversify their line-ups

By Marie Dealessandri

Phil Spencer calls for more diverse leaders in games

Having "visible leaders" should be the industry's focus, Xbox chief said, addressing the role Microsoft has to play against racial inequity

By Marie Dealessandri

PUBG Mobile has ceased operations in India due to government ban

Tencent statement defends protection of user data -- "we deeply regret this outcome"

By Matthew Handrahan

Lifting the barriers for Black professionals in the games industry

Focusing on retention and promotion, the GamesIndustry.biz Academy looks at the barriers facing Black talent in games

By Marie Dealessandri

"The industry has come of age -- we take our responsibilities seriously"

UKIE's Jo Twist on the right response to "a new phase of regulatory scrutiny" for the games industry

By Jo Twist

AOC's Twitch stream is a milestone for games -- and for politics | Opinion

Embarrassing copycats are inevitable, but Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez opened a new frontier by showing how to reach younger voters

By Rob Fahey

"We need a real shift in the tide": Black professionals on representation in the UK

As the UK celebrates Black History Month, we speak to developers, players, ambassadors and more about racial equality in the games industry

By Aaron Lee

US Rep Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez's Twitch stream drew 439k peak viewers

Among Us stream with fellow Representative Ilhan Omar and popular Twitch streamers saw highest peak of any politician on Twitch

By Rebekah Valentine

Genshin Impact censors "Hong Kong" and "Taiwan" in in-game chat

But Niko Partners' Daniel Ahmad explains why this is common to all Chinese-developed games

By James Batchelor

US Department of Homeland Security further restricts skilled worker visas

Days after Trump order halting H-1B visas was blocked, DHS says it will make it harder for employers to hire candidates from outside the country

By Brendan Sinclair

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