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German games spending up 17% in 2021
Consumers splashed a whopping €9.8 billion ($9.97 billion) last year
Games with loot boxes could be given automatic 18 rating in Germany
This is the result of changes to the country's youth protection laws
Oculus temporarily stops selling headsets in Germany
Seems due to users having to have a Facebook account tied to their hardware
$55m German games dev fund notified by the European Commission
Tencent invests in Spec Ops and The Cycle studio Yager
Chinese firm puts an undisclosed sum behind the Berlin studio
Hamburg is investing $2.2m in local games industry until 2023
"Hamburg is one of the largest locations for the development and marketing of computer games in Germany"
German media regulator slams Valve for not handling Steam Nazi users and groups
Media Agency Hamburg/Schleswig Holstein says the firm has removed this content since its complaint
Keywords snaps up German localisation and dubbing firm TV+Synchron
And what is the game that is being handled by one of the company's stories that is "underperforming"?
Epic Games opens new Cologne studio
SI's Jacobson says Germany launch responsible for Football Manager 19 hitting 2m sales in eight months
"But extrapolating the sales compared to other years excluding Germany, it still looks like we would have done it anyway"
What is new with Devcom 2019?
Ahead of the Cologne show's third year, we caught up with managing director Stephan Reichart to find out more
Wild River makes 80 per cent of its PC revenue from physical retail (on some releases)
Head of games Marc Wardenga tells us a bit more about Wild River, film firm EuroVideo's new publishing label with connections to Hollywood
Germany is now allowing Nazi symbols like swastikas in video games
"Video games have been recognised as a cultural medium for many years now, and this latest decision consistently cements that recognition in terms of the use of unconstitutional symbols as well"
Germany brings hammer down on game pre-orders without release dates
Ruling follows consumer protection claims against Media Markt smartphone pre-sales