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Twitch signs three exclusivity deals with major streamers

Video platform responds to Ninja and Shroud departure with own deals

By Haydn Taylor

Epic Games files preemptive lawsuit against Dancing Pumpkin Man

Fortnite developer responds to cease and desist letter with a lawsuit

By Haydn Taylor

Choose Your Own Adventure publisher cracks down on Itch.io devs

Chooseco issues trademark infringements to four developers

By Haydn Taylor

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

The dawn of streaming requires contract revisions

Beiten Burkhardt's Dr Andreas Lober explains why developers and publishers should check their contracts as services like Google Stadia emerge

By Dr Andreas Lober

Sony pulls PS4 Lineup video after accusations of plagiarism

Video showcase appeared to directly copy animation styles from multiple other properties

By Rebekah Valentine

Ex-Human Head devs sued by Rune II publisher

Ragnarok Game accuses defunct studio and its co-founders of fraud, holding game assets hostage

By Brendan Sinclair

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

Fired Google employees accuse company of union-busting

Group will take grievances to National Labor Relations Board "as a first step"

By Rebekah Valentine

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

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: How unconscious bias is holding back the industry

This week the team discuss the dangers of unconscious bias, the benefits of diversity, and the slow progress of virtual reality

By GamesIndustry Staff

Overcoming unconscious bias in the games industry

Diversity advocates Cinzia Musio and Leon Killin discuss the dangers of unconscious bias, and how to foster an inclusive studio

By Haydn Taylor

What happens if loot box regulation passes into UK law? | Opinion

Reed Smith's Emily Daniels and Hunter Thomson offer tips on how to stay ahead of any future legal restrictions

By Emily Daniels & Hunter Thomson

The Pokemon Company sues Pokemon Sword and Shield leakers

Unknown US individuals sought for posting early, unreleased images of new Pokemon on Discord, 4chan

By Rebekah Valentine

Blizzard, NetEase win $569k in copyright suit against Chinese mobile publisher

4399 Network found to have violated copyrights of Overwatch with Gunplay Battlefront, Heroes of Warfare

By Rebekah Valentine

Another tester is being sued by Epic Games for leaking Fortnite Chapter 2

Keywords Studio employee was fired day after leak, now faces claim for over $85,000 in damages

By James Batchelor

Key resellers claim legitimacy -- the courts say otherwise | Opinion

Beiten Burkhardt's Andreas Lober probes the legal basis for key resellers, and finds those marketplaces on shaky ground

By Dr Andreas Lober

Overwatch director thinks Blitzchung ban "should be reduced more or eliminated"

Jeff Kaplan says the process for a suspension or ban in OWL "takes about four to five days"

By Rebekah Valentine

US congressman calls out Blizzard for allowing racist groups in WoW

"Racism isn't a game," rep. Lou Correa said after being made aware of far-right user guild, The Enclave

By Matthew Handrahan

Hearthstone developers think Blizzard was "too harsh" with Blitzchung

But creative director Ben Thompson said that taking control of a platform that is "very much not your own" is not free speech

By Marie Dealessandri

Self-help app "investigating" after accusations of stealing art, animation from Gris

Devolver Digital shares side-by-side comparison of Fabulous video, Gris gameplay and cutscenes

By Rebekah Valentine

Brack confirms Blizzard won't repeal Blitzchung ban

The sanction against the casters won't be withdrawn either, Blizzard's president said

By Marie Dealessandri

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