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Steam first got into the unified register of banned sites, and then disappeared from it
This afternoon, Russian media began to massively report that the Community section of the Steam platform was included by Roskomnadzor in the list of sites with information prohibited in Russia. Then the site disappeared from the unified registry.
In Russia, they are going to oblige Apple to allow the installation of applications not from the App Store
The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation wants Apple to allow Russians to install iOS apps not only from the App Store. The department plans to submit the relevant bill to the State Duma during the spring session.
Research: in the second half of 2023, the salary of game developers in Russia decreased by 28%
In the second half of 2023, IT specialists in Russia earned less than at the beginning of the year. According to Habr Career estimates, the median salary fell the most among game developers — by 28% to 128 thousand rubles.
Izvestia: The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation did not support the proposal to label children’s video games with in-app purchases
In early December, Leonid Slutsky, chairman of the LDPR party, appealed to the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation with a proposal to introduce labeling for children’s video games that have loot boxes and, in general, the opportunity to shop. According to the Izvestia newspaper, the ministry did not agree with his idea.
In Russia, bookmakers may be required to pay deductions from bets in favor of game developers
Such a proposal was announced at a meeting of the working group “Development of high-tech sports in the Russian Federation” under the Committee on Physical Culture and Sports of the State Duma, Vedomosti reports.
Media: Russia has proposed to introduce a tax for foreign companies that agree to move game servers to the country
On Thursday, November 9, the Government of the Russian Federation held a meeting with representatives of the Russian gaming industry. According to Kommersant, it discussed a bill on the mandatory transfer of servers of popular games in the country to Russia.
“M.Video-Eldorado”: more than a third of the surveyed Russians started playing on consoles when they were under 10 years old
Group of companies “M.Video-Eldorado” conducted a survey among readers of the publication “M.Click” playing on consoles. Most of the respondents said that their first console was Dendy, and they started playing as children.
The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation proposed to include games developed on foreign engines in the register of domestic software
Russian studios that make games on Unity, Unreal Engine and other full-cycle foreign engines may be allowed to apply for inclusion of their projects in the register of domestic software. This proposal was made by the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, Kommersant reports.
PUBG Mobile was included in the Russian register of organizers of information dissemination
Roskomnadzor added the PUBG Mobile game and the Proxima Beta company, Tencent’s “daughter”, which published it in Russia, to the register of information dissemination organizers. According to RBC, PUBG Mobile became the first game in the registry.
Apple has allowed developers from Russia to add payment links to applications outside the App Store system
Apple has made a relaxation for Russian developers. The corporation announced that now they can leave links in their applications that allow you to pay for purchases not through the App Store payment system.