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Star Control: Origins restored to Steam amid legal battle with series' creators

Stardock unable to confirm whether sci-fi title will return to GOG after takedown notice

By James Batchelor

Ubisoft apologises for forcing heterosexual romance in Assassin's Creed Odyssey DLC

Publisher explains story-based decision behind relationship but admits it was “poorly executed”

By James Batchelor

How European expansion bolstered Bulkhead against Brexit

Setting up a German subsidiary enabled recruitment of new talent amid political turmoil in the UK, says Bulkhead Interactive CEO Joe Brammer

By Joe Brammer

PEGI announces new content descriptor for in-game purchases on physical products

An "important first step" to helping making parents make informed purchasing decisions, says PEGI managing director

By Haydn Taylor

Forza Horizon 4 removes dance moves following Fortnite lawsuits

The Carlton and the Floss removed from game as creators pursue Epic Games for damages

By Rebekah Valentine

Rockstar threatened with legal action over Red Dead 2's Pinkerton agents

Take-Two and Rockstar say use of Pinkerton and trademarks is protected under the First Amendment

By Matthew Handrahan

Riot Games updates company values following "bro culture" toxicity claims

Developer says new values are a "guide for who we want to be"

By Haydn Taylor

Law firm investigating Activision-Blizzard on behalf of investors

Pomerantz LLP looking into claims that company leadership engaged in securities fraud, other unlawful practice

By Rebekah Valentine

Former Gearbox lawyer reportedly filed discrimination claim ahead of November lawsuit

10 days before Gearbox sued Wade Callender, he filed a discrimination claim against CEO Randy Pitchford alleging religious harassment

By Rebekah Valentine

Fortnite dance lawsuits continue with "Orange Justice"

Mother of Orange Shirt Kid sues Epic Games for copyright infringement following campaign that saw dance included in-game

By Rebekah Valentine

Ex-Gearbox lawyer, CEO Randy Pitchford enter legal battle over contract violations, corporate irresponsibility

Wade Callender accuses Pitchford of receiving secret $12 million bonus from Borderlands, other allegations involving potential underage pornography

By Rebekah Valentine

UK industry braces for no-deal Brexit

How developers, publishers and more are preparing for the worst following next week's vote

By James Batchelor

World Health Organization and ESA meet to discuss gaming disorder diagnosis

UPDATE: UKIE and ISFE also urged WHO to "reconsider the mounting evidence" during formal dialogue last month

By Rebekah Valentine

SpatialOS games under threat as Unity revokes Improbable's license

Update: Spilt Milk Studios brings Lazarus back at least temporarily, while Bossa's Worlds Adrift is "operating as normal"

By Matthew Handrahan

Eugen responds to accusation of retaliatory firings

Steel Division developer says dismissals unrelated to last year's strike, were due to use of "a professional tool for an inappropriate purpose"

By Brendan Sinclair

Bethesda, Behaviour Interactive resolve copyright infringement dispute

Lawsuit over similarities between Fallout Shelter and Westworld game settled "amicably"

By Rebekah Valentine

Reselling unauthorised game keys now illegal in Japan

UPDATE: Law amended to combat illegitimate serial code sales in online auctions, penalty ranges from 5 million fine to jail sentence

By James Batchelor

Star Control creators block Origins release

Stardock denied injunction against Ford and Reiche's DMCA notice, title removed from GOG and Steam

By James Batchelor

Eugen Systems fires workers involved in pay dispute

French labor union accuses Steel Division developer of retaliatory behavior as dispute goes to tribunal

By Rebekah Valentine

US School Safety Commission largely gives games a pass

Group convened by Trump in wake of mass shooting earlier this year suggests schools monitor internet access, media ratings bodies review policies

By Brendan Sinclair

Epic shuts down Fortnite data miner

[UPDATE]: Developer says the takedown was for promoting and advertising game mod tools, "not directly related" to leaking

By Brendan Sinclair

IWGB launches video game workers union branch

"The game workers' decision to unionise with the IWGB should be a wake up call for the UK's gaming industry," says IWGB general secretary

By Haydn Taylor

Infinity Ward receives bomb threat - Report

Call of Duty development studio among dozens of businesses, schools, news outlets receiving threats today

By Brendan Sinclair

ZeniMax, Facebook settle VR lawsuit

Mediation program results in undisclosed agreement between companies, dismissal of appeals

By Brendan Sinclair

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