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Regulate loot boxes under gambling law, Parliament committee recommends

A UK Parliament committee have recommended that the government declare certain types of loot box to be games of chance which must be regulated under gambling laws. That's one of the recommendations the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee published today in their report on "immersive and addictive technologies," the result of months of talking with members of the industry, academia, and public. This…

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World Health Organisation add ‘gaming disorder’ to the International Classification of Diseases

The World Health Organisation (WHO) have voted to recognise ‘gaming disorder’ as a health condition. After drafting it into the updated International Classification of Diseases (ICD) last year, members of the assembly unanimously agreed the draft yesterday, despite dissent from academics, industry groups, and governmental bodies. The classification will come into effect in 2022.

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Industry and academics unite to oppose World Health Organisation’s “gaming disorder”

A number of academics and games industry associations, including the UK's Ukie and USA's Entertainment Software Association, have united to oppose World Health Organisation (WHO) plans to define 'gaming disorder' as a health condition. The WHO, an arm of the United Nations, intend to create 'gaming disorder' with the next revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), their big book o' physical and mental…

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What A Relief: Talking To UKIE About UK Tax Breaks

On Thursday, a tax relief scheme for British game development finally passed into law. The scheme had been passed back and forth between various bodies, and finally landed on the desk of the European Commission in April of 2013. Behind the scenes, cog were still turning and the new tax rules will come into effect from April 1st. That's good news for the British games…

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UK Games Industry Body TIGA Against SOPA

After a lot of pestering since the SOPA/PIPA news began to boil over, TIGA - the UK's trade association that represents the UK games industry - has come out against SOPA (and presumably in turn, PIPA). This is good news, as the developer-representing body is one of the UK equivalents to the US Entertainment Software Association, who Kotaku revealed yesterday are not only supporters of…

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Top Selling PC Games 2010 Are Predictable

We spend our days deep in the mines, swinging mighty pickaxes against the hard rocks of gaming, trying to find those precious jewels for you to enjoy. And what do you go and buy? Well, you lot reading this, you go and buy excellent things like Amnesia and Minecraft and Neptune's Pride. Because you're brilliant. But the rest of the UK are spoiling it, meaning…

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