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ESA has previously leaked media's personal details for E3

Files have now been taken down from web archive, ESA "still investigating the matter"

By James Batchelor

The flawed Kinder Egg defence

The University of Adelaide's Dr Daniel King on what his "Unfair Play" academic study reveals about the industry's monetisation practices

By Haydn Taylor

US trade sanctions force GitHub to restrict access in Iran, Syria and Crimea

Private repos and paid accounts from these regions blocked, even travelling there will affect accounts

By James Batchelor

Rockstar hasn't paid UK corporation tax in ten years, claims investigative think tank

Grand Theft Auto V developer also issued claims worth over 42 million in Video Game Tax Relief

By Haydn Taylor

British Gambling Commission: Industry should be "proactively dealing" with skin betting

Loot boxes still aren't gambling, says BGC, but concerns raised over similarities and companies that fail to police secondary markets

By Haydn Taylor

PUBG. Corp says Epic is "one of our best partners" despite previous lawsuit attempt

Studio director Brian Corrigan dismisses notion of animosity between two companies

By Haydn Taylor

Nintendo is reportedly offering free repairs for Joy-Con controllers

An internal memo advises support staff that no proof of purchase or confirmation of warranty is required

By Matthew Handrahan

Grand Theft Auto V update adds a casino that can be played with real money

Real money can be spent on chips, though it cannot be cashed back out into actual money

By Rebekah Valentine

Supercell pulls games out of Vietnam, citing "regulatory issues"

142 other mobile games removed by government agency in legal crackdown

By Rebekah Valentine

UKIE's Jo Twist is right: the words we use matter | Opinion

If we casually use terms like "addictive" it robs us of the ability to have a proper discussion when games do cross a line

By Rob Fahey

Yogscast CEO Mark Turpin resigns following sexual harassment allegations

Turpin apologises for "error of judgement" as second sexual harassment case hits Yogscast in as many weeks

By Haydn Taylor

Would freedom of speech beat loot box legislation? | Opinion

A look back at the Supreme Court's 2011 ruling on video game violence suggests the First Amendment defense may not play out the same way a second time

By Brendan Sinclair

Riot extends deadline for removal of Echo Fox shareholder following racist remarks

Esports organisation was instructed to oust shareholder two months ago or face "formal action" from LCS

By Haydn Taylor

Jo Twist: Games industry needs to "step up" to fight cultural bias

UKIE CEO warns critics and publishers to be careful with their language, says games are "an easy target because we're new"

By Haydn Taylor

Red Candle Games will not re-release Devotion "in the near term"

Developer apologizes again for artwork mocking Chinese president, but hopes to "rebuild trust"

By Rebekah Valentine

PUBG banned in Jordan, Fortnite expected to be banned as well

Country's Telecommunications Regulatory Commission is considering bans on a half dozen titles, cites unknown WHO study as basis for ban

By Brendan Sinclair

IP holders can now manually timestamp YouTube videos in copyright claims

YouTubers given new tools to trim or mute problematic sections in their videos

By James Batchelor

Nintendo moves some Switch production to Vietnam

Japanese publisher confirms the move is to diversify its manufacturing locations, and is unrelated to proposed tariffs

By Matthew Handrahan

Obsidian has been "very careful" not to "lecture" players with politics in Outer Worlds

"I don't want people to think this is a really hard, politically-charged game," says co-director Leonard Boyarsky

By Haydn Taylor

Microsoft and Sony reportedly scaling back console production in China

President Trump's trade war causing further disruption in tech sector manufacturing

By Haydn Taylor

TIGA calls for Video Game Investment Fund for UK devs to prevent post-Brexit exodus

"Governments in other jurisdictions will continue to seek to attract our successful studios and talented development staff," says CEO Richard Wilson

By Haydn Taylor

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