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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

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

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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

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

Australian university launches study into industry carbon emissions

Led by Dr Ben Abraham, survey will also assess developer attitudes towards climate change

By Haydn Taylor

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

UK charity calls on government to regulate loot boxes

The Royal Society for Public Health releases report on attitude of young people toward loot boxes

By Haydn Taylor

Arsenal's Mesut Özil removed from PES 2020 after criticising China's treatment of Muslims

NetEase also pulls the midfielder from two other Chinese version of Konami's football game

By James Batchelor

TIGA seeks industry feedback on principles for safeguarding players

Five principles proposed, final set due to be published in Feburary 2020

Industry-backed campaign encourages gamers to vote

Gamechanger Giveaway offers prizes in effort to increase voter turnout

By Haydn Taylor

People of the Year 2019: SonicFox and Blitzchung

In a year where major industry figures were increasingly reluctant to take stances, two esports pros used their reach to demand change

By Rebekah Valentine

Logitech commits to carbon neutrality by 2030

“We want to leave our mark on the future. We know that mark can be positive or negative, depending on the large and small decisions we make every day," says CEO

By Haydn Taylor

EA removes Marco van Basten from FIFA 20 after Nazi comment

Former Netherlands striker was suspended from working at Fox Sports last month

By James Batchelor

People of the Year 2019: Playing for the Planet Alliance

Unifying against climate change is the first of many steps the games industry must take

By Haydn Taylor

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