#PCGICYMI - The biggest stories and hottest features of the week - Mike Bithell, UKIE, Disney in games and much more

#PCGICYMI - The biggest stories and hottest features of the week - Mike Bithell, UKIE, Disney in games and much more

At the start of each week, we collect the biggest stories and the hottest features of the last seven days.

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Why Lionsgate handed indie developer Bithell Games the John Wick IP

Head honcho Mike Bithell tells us more

UKIE says UK government needs to support games industry as France launches campaign to attract companies to region

'Our reputation can be eroded in a globally competitive industry. The emergence of a programme designed to poach talent and businesses from the UK should remind policymakers of this fact'

Investment house Gerber Kawasaki says Disney should buy Activision Blizzard - but who would be a good games fit for the House of Mouse?

Following terrible experiences in the past, CEO Robert Iger says it prefers to license out its IP to games firms

Why Caged Element and Wired are supporting racing combat title Grip long after launch

Wired Productions MD Leo Zullo takes us behind the scenes

RuneScape maker Jagex banned 587 player accounts during 2018

"While we welcome hundreds of thousands into the games on a daily basis, we only issued permanent bans against 587 accounts for persistent abusive behaviour."


PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.


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