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New Zealand says lootboxes 'do not meet the legal definition for gambling'

New Zealand's gambling regulator--the Gambling Compliance office of its Department of Internal Affairs--has told Gamasutra that "the Department is of the view that loot boxes do not meet the legal definition of gambling." ...

Ubisoft Milan on the pitching process of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Ubisoft Milan's Dario Migliavacca and Davide Soliani discuss their experience working with Nintendo on Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle and the challenges of working with an established IP. ...

What's at stake in "net neutrality" vote

There's a big vote this week in the fight for the open internet. Five FCC commissioners -- three Republicans and two Democrats -- are scheduled to vote on a plan to dismantle so-called "net neutrality" protections. Roxana Saberi report.

Greater Baltimore Committee selects new chairman

Paul A. Tiburzi grew up in Baltimore's Highlandtown, the son of a city police sergeant and a seamstress. From that blue-collar beginning, Tiburzi became a leading lawyer for one of the nation's most powerful law firms. And on Friday, the DLA Piper attorney was elected chairman of the city's ...

Redevelopment of Broadway Public Market moves forward with community meeting next week

Baltimore Public Markets Corp. has brought on consultants tied to two of the city's most popular new food markets to help redevelop the Broadway Public Market in Fells Point. Development Solutions, whose principal was involved in the Mount Vernon Marketplace, and PI.KL, the designer of ...

Betamore CEO departs for cybersecurity firm

Betamore CEO Jen Meyer said Friday she will leave her role at the Federal Hill-based incubator and startup hub at the end of the month to become a vice president of ZeroFox, a cybersecurity firm that was Betamore's first graduate. Meyer said Friday she announced her plans to Betamore's advisory...

Nonprofit to discuss vision for Broadway Public Market at community meeting Dec. 12

Baltimore Public Markets Corp. has brought on consultants tied to two of the city's most popular new food markets to help redevelop the Broadway Public Market in Fells Point. Development Solutions, whose principal was involved in Mt. Vernon Marketplace, and PI.KL, the designer of Remington's R....

Maryland to receive $10M from EpiPen maker Mylan in Medicaid fraud settlement

The state of Maryland will receive nearly $10 million from Epipen maker Mylan, part of the company's $465 million settlement with the Department of Justice over allegations that it overbilled Medicaid for the life-saving allergy medication injections, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh ...

RD Congo : Des rebelles ont été recrutés pour réprimer les manifestations

Au moins 62 personnes ont été tuées en décembre 2016 pendant les manifestations à travers le pays lorsque Kabila a refusé de quitter ses fonctions à l'issue de ses deux mandats autorisés par la Constitution. – Des officiers supérieurs des forces de sécurité en République démocratique ...

Liban : La crise des déchets menace la santé

Déplier Incinération de déchets en plein air dans une décharge de Majadel, dans le sud du Liban.   © 2017 Human Rights Watch   – L'absence de mesures de la part des autorités pour faire cesser la combustion de déchets à ciel ouvert dans tout le Liban menace sérieusement la santé des ...

Venezuela : Des abus systématiques contre les opposants

– Témoignages au sujet de la répression brutale à l'encontre de manifestants et d'opposants au Venezuela, se traduisant souvent par des arrestations arbitraires et par la torture de détenus. HRW appelle dans un nouveau rapport à la cessation immédiate de ces pratiques illégales et au ...

Key points from the latest OECD Economic Outlook

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Egypt scraps foreign currency caps on goods importers

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Video Game Deep Cuts: HAL In The Clouds, Monster-Free

The latest Video Game Deep Cuts includes a look at HAL Laboratory's last self-published title, a poke at a famous game artwork's use of Mario's clouds, and how SOMA's patch allows you to play sans monsters.  ...

Get mobile game dev tips from the maker of Good Pizza, Great Pizza at GDC 2018

At GDC 2018, TapBlaze chief Anthony Lai will be offering fellow game makers advice on how they can make great mobile games that also make enough money to keep the lights on. ...

Pokemon game series surpasses 300M lifetime sales

The long-running video game franchise was born all the way back in 1996 with the release of Pokemon Red and Pokemon Blue on the Game Boy.  ...

UK bid round attracts 96 applications

The UK's 30th Licensing Round drew 96 applications for 239 blocks in mature areas of the UK Continental Shelf .

Germany's politics implodes as climate elites save planet

Coincidence underscores lessons too easily overlooked in the Nov. 19 collapse of government-forming discussions in Germany.