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The Epic v. Apple ruling permanently stops Apple from blockading third-party purchasing

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Happy Friday, and happy one more entry in the longrunning Epic-Apple feud, as today, the judge in the Epic v. Apple lawsuit, Yvonne Gonzalez-Rogers,...

China’s new kid gaming time regulations are already causing industry trainwrecks

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At the end of August, we noted that China was following through on its plan to set extreme limits on minors' gaming time -...

China now limits minors’ gaming time to three hours a week, indicates anti-monopoly policies are forthcoming

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The Chinese government is introducing a significant crackdown on gaming for minors as state media has reported that children will only be allowed to...

South Korea plans to abandon its 10-year-old ‘Cinderella law’ gaming curfew for kids

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If you can stretch your brain back a decade, you might remember a flurry of articles in the western press about a gaming curfew...

Former developers of 38 Studios are receiving a portion of their final paychecks after a nine year wait

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The long, sad story of Curt Schilling's defunct 38 Studios has written its final chapter, and much like the entire history of the game...

Former RuneScape composer sentenced to 22 months in prison for sexual assault

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Ian Taylor, the former composer for both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, has admitted to the sexual assault of a young girl and has...
We never like these things.

Congress asks publishers to self-regulate lootboxes via a UK regulation that has nothing to do with lootboxes

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There are some Democrats in the US Congress that are hoping to do something about lootboxes in the country. That's good. They even went...

Activision-Blizzard sexism scandal day 17: More esports sponsors consider abandoning Overwatch League

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In the course of our reporting on the ongoing Blizzard sexual harassment and sexual discrimination scandal that's now prompted multiple lawsuits, we noted that...
Point.

Activision-Blizzard Day 14: Brack and Meschuk exits, fraud lawsuit, proto-union, and Q2 financials

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It's been a helluva Tuesday in the swamps of the Activision-Blizzard sexism scandal: The day opened with the departure of J. Allen Brack from...

Tencent reacts to Chinese state media calling online games ‘spiritual opium’ by adding new restrictions

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Young online game fans in China are going to be facing some new restrictions from Tencent-operated games. That's in response to an article from...

The Chronicles of Elyria class-action lawsuit has been split up between two states now

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If you can peel your eyballs away from the gaming lawsuit dominating the headlines this week, there's another one you might want to pay...

War Thunder fan accidentally shares classified military documents to make digital tank more realistic

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No, that headline is not an Onion-style bit of satire because we genuinely live in a world so unapologetically stupid that satire is dying...

Epic v Apple: Australian antitrust case allowed to resume thanks to an overturned ruling

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While a lot of our previous reporting has naturally been focused on the antitrust case unfolding between Epic Games, Apple, and Google here in...

Lawful Neutral: Defining toxicity in the MMO industry

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One of my earliest memories from World of Warcraft isn't really a positive one. It was in back in the Wrath days. My guild...
Cloudy?

Chinese gamers beware: Tencent’s games now tattle on minors using facial recognition

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Tencent, the company that owns like half of the world's online titles at this point, is doing the Chinese government a solid by taking...

Roblox is being sued by music publishers over song infringement claims

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It was probably only a matter of time before someone actually did something about the fact that Roblox is and has largely always been...

MMO Business Roundup: Chicken Drumstick, 9000 zombies, Valorant Mobile, Pantheon hiring, Secret World’s novels

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Welcome back to our semi-regular roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent gaming industry news. Chicken Drumstick: Yes, I'm afraid this is a real thing. Vice's Motherboard...
why does this continue

Apple claims it competes with Nintendo and Microsoft, Epic outlines Apple iMessage’s cross-platform blocking

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We're still about a month away before the Epic vs. Apple legal fight moves to its May 3rd bench trial, which means we've still...

New UK research finds opening lootboxes is ‘structurally and psychologically akin’ to gambling

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The mountain of research-based evidence against lootboxes has had another leaflet added to the pile. A recent report from researchers at the universities of...

Arizona moves forward with legislation that will force Apple and Google to allow alternative payment options

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While Apple and Google likely breathed a sigh of relief when a proposed North Dakota bill that would require the mobile platforms to allow...

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