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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

Malaysian government pledges $2.4m for esports in 2019

National budget will boost local esports scene, Razer CEO pledges to match the investment

By Matthew Handrahan

Brexit will cause 'serious harm' to the UK games industry

White paper from Games4EU suggests consumers will take financial hit while industry suffers 'brain drain' and 'cultural diminishment'

By Haydn Taylor

Chasing oblivion with Disco Elysium and alcohol addiction

'Really, at the bottom of their soul, people know that they have a bit of a drinking problem,' says designer and writer Robert Kurvitz

By Haydn Taylor

Suspect in fatal swatting faces 46 new charges

Tyler Barriss expected to plead guilty to phoning in bomb threats and using police to harass others for years leading up to last December's death over a Call of Duty argument

By Brendan Sinclair

Industry-first esports gambling platform gets wagering license approval

"There is finally a legitimate, regulated operator in the space that has a pretty comprehensive offering," says Unikrn CEO

By Haydn Taylor

Steam reaches 90m monthly active users

Halt on new-game licenses in China buoy Steam's market presence as Tencent continues to suffer

By Haydn Taylor

Discord updates terms of service to force arbitration over lawsuits

Update: Clauses amended to only apply to US users, extend opt-out period

By Rebekah Valentine

A post-mortem of Telltale Games

Speaking at Sweden Game Conference 2018, former Telltale narrative designer Emily Grace Buck says it's time for a “really serious conversation about potentially starting a union”

By Haydn Taylor

Valve publishes loot box odds for Dota 2

Chances of receiving a rare item from a bundle now disclosed in game, with escalating odds calculated

By Rebekah Valentine

Epic Games files suit against YouTubers over Fortnite cheats

Lawsuit alleges defendants promoted cheats in videos, violating copyright and terms of use

By Rebekah Valentine

Ubisoft Massive COO: "We don't want to take a stance in current politics"

Speaking during Sweden Game Conference 2018, Alf Condelius discusses the separation of games and politics with The Division

By Haydn Taylor

GTA cheat developers have assets frozen in crackdown

Australian federal court approves search and seizure orders against creators of "Infamous" cheat

By Rebekah Valentine

Epic sues two YouTubers over Fortnite cheats

Brandon Lucas and Colton Conter stand accused of promoting and selling cheats for the hit game

By Matthew Handrahan

Sony delays PS4 release of Senran Kagura game over sexually explicit content

Platform holder requests removal of Intimacy Mode which features sexual interactions with underage girls

By Haydn Taylor

John Carmack vs ZeniMax Media lawsuit is over

Id Software co-founder says Bethesda parent has “fully satisfied their obligations to me”

By James Batchelor

Brazilian government opens investigation into Valve, Steam, and developers behind Bolsomito 2k18

Game features character based on Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro punching minorities with the aim of purging "the evils of communism"

By Rebekah Valentine

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