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UK Games Industry Tax Breaks "Political Suicide"

Unnamed political insiders (no doubt cloaked in shadows and intrigue) have reportedly told GamesIndustry.biz 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

9 Apr 2009 | Comments Off

Industry Job Interview – The Publisher

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

17 Oct 2008 | Comments Off

Industry Job Interview – The Game Tester

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

19 Sep 2008 | Comments Off

UK Gaming Industry On The Up

There has been many a discussion over the last few months about the state of the gaming industry in the UK, and how it’s almost unfeasible for developers and publishers to set up camp here because of a raft of different reasons.

7 Jul 2008 | Comments Off

Ubisoft admits giving Nexus 7 tablets to journalists at Watch Dogs event

Many thanks to Ubisoft for reminding us that swag-bribery is alive and flourishing in the video game events industry.

15 Apr 2014 | 6

TPG CEO answers more questions on Totem VR. Says “We would have never gone with Facebook”

TPG‘s CEO Bertrand Nepveu hit the Internet this evening to answer more questions about their upcoming Totem VR headset.

6 Apr 2014 | 2

Totem VR interview with True Player Gear’s CEO Bertrand Nepveu

True Player Gear‘s CEO Bertrand Nepveu was encouraged by the Oculus/Facebook acquisition and decided to fully reveal their contender for the VR hardware crown.

3 Apr 2014 | 4

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor to emerge on 7 October

Monolith’s Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor will be hoping to unite a fellowship of millions of players when it’s released on 7 October this year.

2 Apr 2014 | 1

IncGamers Podcast / Vidcast #159

This week on the IncGamers Podcast we discuss the news that has shaken the videogame world down to its very foundations.

2 Apr 2014 | 3

April Fools videogame stories – Have you been fooled?

On occasions there’s the odd press release that drops into our mail boxes on April Fools that may catch us out.

1 Apr 2014 | 1

Star Citizen’s Chris Roberts is fully behind the Facebook Oculus VR acquisition

The big industry surprise last week was the acquisition of Oculus VR by Facebook and reception of the news was mixed.

1 Apr 2014 | 4

Valve’s Michael Abrash joins newly minted Oculus

Just a couple of short days after the expensive Facebook purchase of virtual reality developers Oculus, Valve’s Michael Abrash has swapped his Valve office for an Oculus one.

28 Mar 2014 | 1

No Minecraft for the Oculus Rift – Persson doesn’t trust Facebook

On the back of this evening’s announcement of an Oculus VR acquisition  by Facebook, the industry has been chipping in with their thoughts on the deal.

26 Mar 2014 | 0