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Iraq bans PUBG, Fortnite

Country joins Nepal and some parts of India in forbidding Bluehole's shooter, citing impact on youth and addictive qualities

By Brendan Sinclair

Student sues CEO of Minecraft Education Edition's Chinese publisher

Minneapolis woman claims Richard Liu forced himself on a woman at her apartment following a company-funded networking event

By Rebekah Valentine

Iraqi lawmakers consider ban on violent games

Popular games like Fortnite “threaten the social and moral peace” of Iraq, says one MP

By Haydn Taylor

ISFE calls on European gambling authorities to tackle online skin betting

Comments come following move by Danish Gambling Authority to block 15 skin betting websites

By Haydn Taylor

Native American nation files lawsuit against Valve over skins gambling

“Valve has profited handsomely for years from illegal online gambling, and has made only token efforts to stop it,” says Quinault Nation

By Haydn Taylor

Devolver: Publishing Weedcraft Inc "has been a nightmare"

Co-founder Mike Wilson says US marijuana tycoon title has been the hardest to bring to market due to industry resistance

By Matthew Handrahan

Take-Two, Rockstar complaint against Pinkerton dismissed

Suit dropped as defendant withdraws cease and desist claim against Red Dead Redemption 2 publisher and developer

By Rebekah Valentine

Nepal bans PUBG

Battle royale shooter prohibited over concerns about violence, addiction, and distraction from school work

By Brendan Sinclair

The difficulties of researching gaming disorder and addiction

Dr Pete Etchells says there is an endemic problem with psychological research, as confirmation bias shapes the literature

By Haydn Taylor

Gender pay gap widens in UK games industry

Women increase their representation throughout gaming, but median wages losing ground

By Haydn Taylor

FTC sets date for loot box workshop

Date set for August 7 on gathering of stakeholders, industry representatives, consumer advocates, and others to discuss consumer concerns

By Rebekah Valentine

Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo under investigation for consumer rights violation

Multiple business practices of gaming giants called into question by UK authority

By Haydn Taylor

EU Commission accuses six game companies of illegal geo-blocking

Valve, Bandai Namco, Capcom, Focus Home, Koch Media, and ZeniMax could be fined up to 10% of annual worldwide turnover if found in violation

By Haydn Taylor

Microsoft investigating more sexual harassment claims

Women say HR turned a blind eye to their reports of sexual extortion, belittling behavior from colleagues

By Brendan Sinclair

Weaker currency could encourage foreign investment post-Brexit

Tencent Europe's senior manager Li Ma also says Brexit will be damaging, but Britain will bounce back

By Haydn Taylor

Google: We're "committed to protecting and respecting privacy" with Stadia

Phil Harrison assures streaming service's users will be able to create an online persona “distinct and different” from their Google one

By James Batchelor

Man responsible for fatal swatting call sentenced to 20 years

Prosecutors say it may be the longest prison sentence ever handed down for the crime

By Rebekah Valentine

Legal experts weigh in on controversial European copyright directive

Legislation shifts responsibility onto platform holders, but won't necessarily affect content creators

By Haydn Taylor

Microsoft scrubs Notch references from Minecraft

Platform holder distances itself from controversial creator

By Haydn Taylor

PUBG Corp, NetEase settle copyright lawsuit

After suit alleging Knives Out, Rules of Survival copied PUBG and countersuit against "shameless attempt" at genre monopoly, companies now dismissing cases

By Rebekah Valentine

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