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Brianna Wu plans to run for congress

Game developer and pioneering equality campaigner Brianna Wu has said she is assembling a team in preparation for running for congress in 2018. Wu confirmed to VentureBeat that while no campaign has officially been launched, she has every intention of running for the US House of Representatives. While an image …

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UKIE and TIGA outline their Brexit positions

The UK’s two big video games trade bodies have reacted to Britain’s shock decision to leave the EU. UKIE’s statement The UK has voted to leave the European Union after an historic EU Referendum on Thursday. Leave won by 52% to 48% for the Remain campaign, with an overall voting …

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Brexit: The reaction

MCV asked on Twitter how the industry felt about Britain’s decision to leave the EU. Seeing as our Twitter feed yesterday seemed to suggest that the country would vote to stay by a ratio of about 9,000,000,000-to-1, it’s not really a shock that most people are concerned. UKIE head Jo …

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The UK games industry faces up to Brexit

Britain has, by a very narrow margin, voted to leave the EU – and video games companies across the country are waking up to a potentially huge challenge. Just last week MCV revealed that the sector was very much in favour of remaining. UKIE’s most recent survey found that only …

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New Canadian PM says society must stand up to Gamergate

Canada’s new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has proudly declared himself a feminist and cited Gamergate as an example of a movement that clearly” must be stood up to. Yes, Yes. I am a feminist. Proud to be a feminist,” he said in an unbroadcast section of a recent TV interview, …

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Prime Minister David Cameron paid a visit to Dovetail

Train Simulator developer Dovetail Games has revealed that it recently welcomed Prime Minister David Cameron to its offices. It was all part of the PR drive for the government’s Help to Grow scheme, which is designed to help fast-growing businesses secure better financing. Businesses like Dovetail Games are a crucial …

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Nigel Farage slams ‘pathetic’ UKIK game starring Nicholas Fromage

A group of Canterbury students have riled UKIP leader Nigel Farage by developing a game that spoofs both the politician and his party. Kent Online reports that the game, called UKIK, sees players take control of a character called Nicholas Fromage who is tasked with kicking immigrants as far as …

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Tory MP caught playing Candy Crush Saga in parliamentary committee meeting

An MP who was caught playing King’s Candy Crush Saga during a parliamentary committee meeting has apologised for his behaviour. The Guardian reports that Conservative Amber Valley MP Nigel Mills was pictured by The Sun playing the game during a meeting of the works and pensions committee. There was a …

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