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YouTube, EA’s 30 pieces of silver, and yet more damage to industry integrity

It’s a pretty disheartening time to be champion of YouTube objectivity.

By Peter Parrish | 30 Jan 2014 | 11

Women use twitter to speak out against videogame industry sexism

Women in the games industry have taken up the twitter hash-tag #1reasonwhy, to share their stories of sexism in the workplace.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

SWTOR lead designer quits BioWare, attacks direction of industry

BioWare’s Daniel Erickson, lead designer on Star Wars: The Old Republic, has decided to resign from the studio.

By John Robertson | 4 Oct 2012 | 2

Techland: The future of the industry is digital

Prepare yourself to say goodbye to those discs, because the future of the indsutry is digital.

By John Robertson | 13 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Scottish games industry valued at £0 in new government report

The British government has released a new report on the Scottish economy, in which it claims that its videogame industry has a value of precisely £0.

By John Robertson | 7 Sep 2012 | 5

Halo 4’s “Celebrity Gaming Night” shows the industry still lacks star power

Yesterday night Microsoft held what it’s calling a Celebrity Gaming Night in Manchester, UK.

By John Robertson | 7 Sep 2012 | 3

Dyack: Second-hand games are a threat to the industry

Dennis Dyack, the often outspoken boss of Silicon Knights (Too Human, 2008), has spoken out against the strength of the second-hand games market.

By John Robertson | 28 Mar 2012 | Comments Off

Tax breaks finally arrive for the UK videogame industry

After years of lobbying the government in the UK, the Chancellor George Osbourne finally announced tax breaks for the UK games industry in today’s budget report.

By Paul Younger | 21 Mar 2012 | Comments Off

Brendan McNamara Fronts Industry Line Up for BAF Game 2011

BAF Game is back for its seventh edition this November, with some of the world’s leading industry experts on board to explore the creative side of gaming in all its forms.

By Paul Younger | 5 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

McCaig: The whole entertainment industry is blending into one

“Movies and games will soon be the same thing.”
Speaking at today’s 2011 Develop Conference, Iain McCaig (principal designer and artist on Star Wars episodes one to three) believes that “movies and games will soon be the same thing.”
McCaig, whose first job in videogames was as a character designer on Lucasfilm Games’ (now LucasArts) The Secret of Monkey Island, believes this convergence represents the “most amazing time to be alive.”
His words came during Develop 2011’s Art Keynote, entitled ‘Showtime!’
“The whole entertainment industry is blending into one.

By Paul Younger | 20 Jul 2011 | Comments Off

Games industry grows 5-10% per year, digital sales rising

EA Sports big-wig kicks off Brighton’s Evolve conference.
The annual Develop conference kicked off in Brighton today with, as per usual, the ‘Evolve’ portion of the programme.

By Paul Younger | 19 Jul 2011 | Comments Off

Google looking to enter the games industry

Games at Google branded as a ‘new business’ by the search engine provider.

By Paul Younger | 24 Jun 2011 | Comments Off

Deus Ex: Human Revolution gets robotic with Sarif Industry TV spot

Ever felt the need for some robotic hands to help you play the piano?

By Paul Younger | 13 Apr 2011 | Comments Off

NPD: Industry’s Best Ever November Sales

NPD has revealed the latest videogame industry sales figures in the US which show that November 2010 was the best November ever thanks to the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops and Microsoft’s Kinect.

By Paul Younger | 10 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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Scottish Games Industry Gets £2.0 Million Investment

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has used the Develop Conference in Brighton to launch a multi-million pound investment scheme in association with Dundee’s Abertay University.

By Paul Younger | 14 Jul 2010 | Comments Off

Bleszinski: Industry "Scared" By Used Game Sales

In an E3 interview with Joystiq, Epic Games’ CliffyB has voiced the opinion that the games industry is “scared” by used game sales.

By Paul Younger | 23 Jun 2010 | Comments Off

UK Games Industry Tax Breaks "Political Suicide"

Unnamed political insiders (no doubt cloaked in shadows and intrigue) have reportedly told that any current moves towards tax breaks for the UK games industry would be “political suicide.”
The case for games industry tax breaks has been made multiple times, with both the Labour Party (prior to its electorial defeat) and Liberal Democrats (prior to an uncomfortable marriage to the Tory Party) seeming to indicate their support for the scheme.

By Paul Younger | 8 Jun 2010 | Comments Off

US Games Industry Sales Down 26% In April

Market research group NPD has released figures which show US hardware and software sales tumbling 26% in April.

By Paul Younger | 14 May 2010 | Comments Off

TERA Brings In More Top Industry Names

En Masse Entertainment has announced that it has hired more top names from the gaming industry, adding more potential to its upcoming MMO, TERA.

By Paul Younger | 13 Apr 2010 | Comments Off

New Studio: Atomic Operations From Industry Veteran

Gaming industry veteran, Chris Millar, has set up a new “interactive entertainment production studio” according the the press release, which will take care of IPs across “all media platforms”.The studio won’t just take on games, but will try to place its output across different media platforms.It’s not clear if the studio will be working on any games to begin with, but Millar; former Blizzard and Lionhead man, has said that the team is working “in a focused creative-driven team atmosphere with strong external partners.”The only other snippet of information which is worth reporting, but a tenuous link to gaming, is the schpeel at the bottom of the press release which claims that Atomic “is already in full development on their first unannounced project and planning to aggressively expand during 2010.”We’re trying to find out exactly what this title is, whether it’s a game or a porno.

By Paul Younger | 24 Mar 2010 | Comments Off

Ireland To Lure Scottish Games Industry

In a bid to revive Ireland’s economic dilemma, Sir Gerry Robinson, knighted for his services to business and the arts in Britain, told the Global Irish Economic Forum in Dublin last weekend that Irish authorities should try to attract the Scottish videogames industry.Scotland houses some of the best videogame developers in the world; including Rockstar of GTA fame, Ruffian of Crackdown and Realtime Worlds who are working on MMO APB to name a few, and is under threat again because of the lacklustre tax breaks the Scottish government already provide.The Scottish games industry employs around 700 people and produces about £50 million GBP annually, one of the most successful and rapidly growing industries in Scotland.

By Paul Younger | 29 Sep 2009 | Comments Off

Tiga Supports All Party Parliamentary Group For Industry

Tiga has announced it will be supporting the creation of an All Party Parliamentary Group to help raise the profile of the computer and videogames industry in the UK.

By Paul Younger | 12 Jun 2009 | Comments Off

China’s Games Industry To Hit $3.8bn This Year

A leading market analyst has claimed the Chinese games industry will make around $3.8bn USD from online gaming in 2009.

By Paul Younger | 5 May 2009 | Comments Off

MEP Seeks To Improve European Games Industry

James Maaten, a Member of the European Parliament, is organising a conference in an attempt to take the European games industry “to the next level.”The conference is designed to bring more attention to the games industry in Europe, with the hope of strengthening Europe’s position in terms of game development.”Europe has to encourage the further development of creative sectors like the games industry,” explained Maaten.”Everybody would gain from such additional focus: the developers, the economy, but also the consumer and I’m advocating an EU programme for the stimulation of the European games industry.”The reasoning behind this – and the timing – seems fairly clear as worldwide sales of games recently surpassed the turnover of the movie industry, and they’re still growing, despite the current economic climate.”The market has changed and today, all generations are enjoying computer games.

By Paul Younger | 9 Apr 2009 | Comments Off

Industry Job Interview – The Publisher

Have you ever thought about getting a job in the gaming industry?

By Paul Younger | 17 Oct 2008 | Comments Off

Industry Job Interview – The Game Tester

Have you ever thought about getting a job in the gaming industry?

By Paul Younger | 19 Sep 2008 | Comments Off