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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

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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

Nexus Mods bans political content until after next US presidential inauguration

"We have neither the time, the care or the wish to moderate such things"

By James Batchelor

The US Navy paid $2m to marketing company to assist with foray into esports

Young & Rubicam, now VMLY&R, to promote Navy's image, expand awareness, and ultimately up recruitment

By Rebekah Valentine

Cloud streaming has larger carbon footprint than downloads, physical games

However, PlayStation study reveals that streaming has lower comparable emissions for games played under eight hours

By Rebekah Valentine

EA, Microsoft and Epic Games join Raising Good Gamers' advisory board

The organisation announced its objectives to create a "more diverse, inclusive and positive online environment for youth"

By Marie Dealessandri

UK Government launches call for evidence on loot boxes

Inquiry seeks to examine concerns over whether randomised monetisation mechanics can lead to problem gambling

By James Batchelor

Beyond COVID-19: Lessons from an unprecedented global challenge

EGDF president Hendrik Lesser and ISFE chairman Dr. Olaf Coenen are encouraged by the industry's response to crisis, but the way forward is far from certain

By Hendrik Lesser

Microsoft commits to becoming "water positive" by 2030

The company wants to replenish more water than it uses by the end of the decade

By Marie Dealessandri

Trump administration reportedly questions Epic, Riot about Tencent investment

Both companies said to have received letters from Committee on Foreign Investment in the US following executive order against WeChat

By James Batchelor

Indian dev unveils FAU:G in the wake of government's PUBG Mobile ban

Ncore Games' new title will feature current Chinese-Indian border dispute as a setting

By Matthew Handrahan

UK government's Digital Services Tax misses its target

Apple and others share the weight of 2% tax aimed at major tech firms with developers, sellers, and advertisers

By Matthew Handrahan

India bans 118 apps citing privacy concerns

PUBG Mobile, Arena of Valor, Marvel Super War on list of blocked apps with ties to China

By Brendan Sinclair

Ubisoft apologizes for 'insensitive and harmful' Elite Squad imagery

Publisher says it will remove "raised fist" from cinematic portraying protest movement as terrorist organization

By Brendan Sinclair

Are corporate celebrations of LGBTQ Pride progress?

Two queer non-binary game developers discuss whether there's an upside to pinkwashing during a devcom session

By Brendan Sinclair

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