We Happy Few denied classification in Australia

Compulsion Games' title cannot be sold in the country in its current form

By Matthew Handrahan

ESRB dropping short form ratings for digital games in June

Developers will still be able to get rated at no cost via IARC

By James Batchelor

Senate vote to reinstate net neutrality passes 52-47

House must now vote on the measure by January; it would then head to the President's desk

By Rebekah Valentine

Supreme Court lifts ban on sports gambling, including esports

DraftKings to implement sports, esports betting on its fantasy sports platform

By Rebekah Valentine

Daybreak insists it has no connection to parent company

UPDATE: Columbus Nova confirms it "never had any ownership interest" in H1Z1 developer

By Brendan Sinclair

Harmonix denies association with Columbus Nova

Rock Band studio follows Daybreak, saying previous announcements of acquisition by Russia-connected firm were mistaken

By Brendan Sinclair

Kingsleys unleash ire of independent author community with Rebellion trademark

But CEO Jason Kingsley assures that 'Rebellion' will only be used for relevant services, is investigating 'overreaching' application

By James Batchelor

Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft update warranty policies in response to FTC warning

Customers now have more freedom to use third party products and services

By Rebekah Valentine

Twitch counter-sues streamer banned for gambling, inappropriate conduct

James Varga, aka "Phantoml0rd", sued Twitch over the ban last month

By Rebekah Valentine

Net neutrality officially ends June 11

Challenges to the change are unlikely to take forceful effect in time, though reversal remains possible

By Rebekah Valentine

Belgian Gaming Commission recommends criminal prosecution over illegal loot boxes

Commission lays groundwork for prosecution as Belgian justice minister meets with stakeholders to find an alternative

By Haydn Taylor

Acram Digital games removed from Steam after rogue staffer manipulates reviews

"This is my individual, bad behaviour, not the team, so I would like to blame me, not the devs," says Grzegorz Kubas

By Haydn Taylor

US Senate forces vote to restore net neutrality

If it passes, the vote goes to the House of Representatives, followed by the President's desk

By Rebekah Valentine

Games to kick off Tencent's cultural collaboration with UK government

Chinese giant will also work with British firms on film, television and high-end art

By James Batchelor

GDPR spells closure for free-to-play shooter Loadout

Developer says new regulations are a "major burden" for small studios doing business in EU

By James Batchelor

DDoS attack against Blizzard lands Romanian man in US federal prison

Calin Mateias extradited to face charges over 2010 cyber attack

By Haydn Taylor

EA adamant loot boxes aren't gambling

Publisher pushes back after Belgian Gaming Commission finds fault with FIFA 18, talks game-streaming plans and Fortnite/PUBG phenomenon

By Tom Mc Shea

Self-regulating loot boxes is harder than it sounds

Supposing publishers even want to rein in the monetization scheme driving their bottom lines, how are they supposed to go about doing that?

By Brendan Sinclair

Nintendo Switch targeted by Gamevice patent lawsuit (again)

Wikipad manufacturer attempting to block console sales in the US over detachable controller dispute

By James Batchelor

Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft among those warned by FTC - Report

Federal Trade Commission gave console makers, HTC, ASUS, and Hyundai 30 days to correct illegal warranty practices

By Brendan Sinclair

How to stop big publishers breaking your business

During this year's Reboot Develop, Ninja Theory's Nina Kristensen detailed the rights studios should fight for

By James Batchelor

PUBG Corp. says 15 hackers arrested, fined $5.1 million

Some PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds cheat programs were said to contain viruses to scan users' PCs, steal information

By Brendan Sinclair

The anti-Brexit game turning controversy into opportunity

Teams behind dystopian adventure Not Tonight on building a community around an already hated game, and preparing for an impossible launch

By Haydn Taylor

Subscribe to the Newsletters