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Senior EA Ireland director fired over dick remarks

But former employee claims his comment was misunderstood and that dismissal was unfair

By James Batchelor

YouTube, Twitch speak out against EU Copyright Directive

Websites express concern over what the Directive's Article 13 could mean for content creators on their platforms

By Rebekah Valentine

Apple pulls mobile strategy game for including Taliban as enemies

But Slitherine development director hopes mobile platform holder will reverse its decision

By James Batchelor

UK gambling commission in talks with Twitch over casino streams

Two unlicensed sites have been played by Twitch streamers in its popular casino category recently

By Rebekah Valentine

2 Milly sues over Fortnite dance

Rapper enlists firm from Gears of War Cole Train suit to go after Epic Games for selling Milly Rock emote to players

By Brendan Sinclair

Starbreeze raided by authorities, one person arrested

Swedish Economic Crime Authority have seized computers and documents from troubled publisher this morning

By James Batchelor

Pokémon Go trespassing lawsuit settled

No terms disclosed, but both parties targeting approval next February

By James Batchelor

IGDA calls for industry action on loot boxes

Developer group says publishers should clearly disclose odds, commit to not marketing loot boxes to children

By Brendan Sinclair

Federal Trade Commission will investigate video game loot boxes

Chairman Joseph Simons promises Congress to investigate potential for child susceptibility to addiction, problem gambling

By Rebekah Valentine

Law firm investigates Bethesda over Fallout 76 refund policy

Consumers left with an "unplayable experience", says Migliaccio & Rathod

By Haydn Taylor

UK games industry leaders reject Brexit deal

Peter Molyneux, Rhianna Pratchett, Ian Livingstone, Charles Ceil and more call for People's Vote to overcome “dire threat” of leaving EU

By James Batchelor

When does an homage become a rip-off?

Legal or not, Epic Games' uncompensated copying of other creators' dances in Fortnite has called the company's morality into question

By Rob Fahey

UK Gambling Commission: No link between loot boxes and exposure to gambling

Commission tells GamesIndustry.biz it did not find loot boxes are gateway to gambling, despite what media reports claim

By Haydn Taylor

2 Milly, Scrubs' Donald Faison accuse Fortnite of stealing dance moves

“I don't want to even bash them for all the millions… I just feel like I have to protect what's mine,” says rapper

By James Batchelor

Paradox taking control of White Wolf after Vampire: The Masquerade LGBTQ+ controversy

Tabletop dev will “no longer function as a separate entity” after “crude and disrespectful” use of Chechnya's anti-gay purges

By James Batchelor

Brexit draft agreement “not ideal” for UK games industry

Trade bodies and other industry organisations warn of further uncertainty following Prime Minister's proposed withdrawal deal

By James Batchelor

California man pleads guilty to fatal swatting charges

"His reasons were trivial and his disregard for the safety of other people was staggering," says US attorney

By Haydn Taylor

UK government responds to industry's Brexit fears

“The video games sector plays an important part in the UK's creative industries and we are listening to concerns"

By James Batchelor

Nintendo reaches final judgment agreement with ROM site owners

LoveROMS and LoveRETRO owners admit to copyright infringement, agree to $12m judgment

By Rebekah Valentine

German government to establish €50 million game fund in 2019

game's Felix Falk sees "historic" fund as a chance to close the gap on the UK, France and Canada

By Matthew Handrahan

Square Enix files trademark dispute against Dorado Games over 'Conflict' branding

Publisher's lawyers argue there “is a clear likelihood of confusion”

By Haydn Taylor

Riot Games faces class-action suit for discrimination, harassment

One current, one former employee allege company denied equal pay, stifled careers based on their gender

By Rebekah Valentine

Tencent to run player ID checks across its entire portfolio in China

"Healthy gaming" system to expand beyond Honor of Kings in 2019, to allay the government's addiction fears

By Matthew Handrahan

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