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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

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.

By Paul Younger | 7 Jul 2008 | Comments Off

Cities: Skylines Guide – More tips for city builders

There’s been a whole lot of city building going on and there’s a load of tips to learn.

By Paul Younger | 18 Mar 2015 | 0

War for the Overworld Interview with Subterranean Games

Thanks to the marvellous work of one of everyone’s favourite publishers, Electronic Arts, the name Dungeon Keeper now brings with it both cherished memories of a great dungeon builder from long long ago, and also hideous nightmares of a more recent nature.

By Rich Nolan | 12 Mar 2015 | 1

Cities: Skylines Review

What happened to quality city builders? SimCity was king of the genre, until Maxis (perhaps under duress from EA) decided to change the formula a couple of years ago, resulting in the fifth major SimCity being a thoroughly mediocre experience.

By Paul Younger | 10 Mar 2015 | 10

Standardising Release Dates: What Games Can Learn from Music

It seems almost unreal to be writing this sentence, but last week the music industry became more progressive about global release dates than games.

By Peter Parrish | 2 Mar 2015 | 1

Peter Molyneux to “completely stop talking to the press”

It’s been a tough week for Peter Molyneux and he says it’s time to “retreat”.

By Paul Younger | 13 Feb 2015 | 13