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An opportunity to take the first steps within the video games sector will enable students to work on a live video game already in production as part of a new intensive training course developed against a backdrop of growing demand during the pandemic.

The Digital Skills Academy’s video games production bootcamp has been designed in partnership with Create Central, the West Midlands trade body set up to turbo-charge the region’s film TV and games industries, whose members are working to widen the talent pool.

Gioteck, one of the leading gaming accessory brands, proudly announces the launch of its 'A Tree For A Tweet' campaign, an initiative to shine a light on the positive aspects gaming can have in the world, and a call to arms to games journalists across the UK.

Running for the duration of Gamescom 2021 (25th - 27th August), Gioteck will plant a tree in the name of any journalist who includes #GioteckTree in any Twitter post about this year's show. Journalists can include the hashtag as many times as they like and receive a tree for every original Gamescom-related tweet they post, so long as they simply include #GioteckTree somewhere in their post.

Gambrinous, the Dublin based indie developer, is giving away over 300,000 copies of turn-based dungeon crawler Guild of Dungeoneering Ultimate Edition to everyone who owns the original game on Steam.

When the new game launches on PC this November, all Steam versions of the original Guild of Dungeoneering will be upgraded to the Ultimate Edition free of charge.

Shares in two of China's biggest online gaming firms have slipped after a state media outlet called them "electronic drugs".

Tencent and NetEase shares fell more than 10% in early Hong Kong trade before regaining some of those losses. Investors are increasingly concerned about Beijing cracking down on firms. In recent months authorities have announced a series of measures to tighten their grip on technology and private education companies.