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Games industry speaks out in support of black communities amid violence in US

Microsoft, Sony, and Riot Games among those advocating for the unheard as riots and police brutality rock US cities

By Haydn Taylor

Gaming's lost boys embrace their inner censor | Opinion

The Last of Us 2 attracts reactionary fury for depicting diversity -- and the erstwhile free speech warriors now find themselves cheering for government censorship

By Rob Fahey

Spanish game devs to benefit from €20m in government finance

Culture industries hit by COVID-19 pandemic can apply for financing on "beneficial" terms

By Matthew Handrahan

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Coronavirus-themed game pulled from Steam in China

Coronavirus Attack developed in protest against Chinese government

By Haydn Taylor

UK developers work with government to fight COVID-19

King, Rebellion, and Codemasters to include "Stay At Home, Stay Safe" messaging in their games

By Haydn Taylor

TIGA calls for increased game tax credits due to COVID-19

Ten proposals submitted to UK chancellor include worker safety nets, rent relief, increased testing

By Rebekah Valentine

Mojang and EA cancel live events in response to COVID-19

Minecraft Festival cancellation joined by Apex Legends and FIFA 20 esport events

By Haydn Taylor

COVID-19: Bungie activates remote work policy

"This includes delivering on our current content plans, the maintenance and upkeep of Destiny 2, as well as continuing development of the game," says Destiny 2 developer

By Haydn Taylor

ESA's Game Generation leads us down a dark path of denial | Opinion

Amid threats of regulation, the games industry still fails to recognise the importance of honesty and transparency

By Haydn Taylor

APA reaffirms stance on video games and violent behaviour

"Attributing violence to video gaming is not scientifically sound and draws attention away from other factors," says APA president

By Haydn Taylor

German €50 million games fund notified by the EU

Trade body Game describes "a final hurdle" cleared for Germany's annual funding pool

Panic Art Studios CEO posts racist remarks on Twitter

Elias Viglione describes outburst as "moment of temporary insanity"

By GamesIndustry Staff

Boston mayor petitions Sony to reconsider PAX East withdrawal

Mayor Marty Walsh says gaming giant should be “motivated by facts, not fear" as COVID-19 breeds anti-Chinese sentiment

By Haydn Taylor

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

Italian trade body rebrands to IIDEA

AESVI looks towards international recognition as Italian Interactive Digital Entertainment Association

By Matthew Handrahan

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: The curious case of Tim Sweeney's keynote

What was the Epic CEO trying to say at DICE, how significant is Geoff Keighley's departure from E3, and which IP should Disney adapt next?

By GamesIndustry Staff

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

Kentucky officials trying to ban Fortnite from varsity esports

"There is no place for shooter games in our schools," says Kentucky High School Athletic Association commissioner

By Haydn Taylor

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

Sega Europe announces fully recyclable packaging for all PC titles

Building on work from Sports Interactive last year, Sega Europe introduces blanket policy for PC titles

By Haydn Taylor

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

Game companies fall short on Bloomberg Gender Equality Index

Just five publicly-owned gaming or gaming-related companies appear on 2020 index measuring gender equality in the workplace

By Haydn Taylor

Microsoft announces plans to be "carbon negative" by 2030

Company also plans to remove all its historical carbon emissions by 2050

By Rebekah Valentine

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