Entries in 'politics' (38)

R18+ rating bill to be introduced to parliament in 2 weeks

R18+ rating bill to be introduced to parliament in 2 weeks

After excessive debate, changes and moral panic, an R18+ rating bill is set to be introduced to parliament in 2 weeks time.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Jan 24th 2012 at 5:52AM in News
US politicians drop SOPA support

US politicians drop SOPA support

Several high-profile US politicians have pulled their support for the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) following yesterday's online protests.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 19th 2012 at 10:59AM in News
MP demands MOH boycott

MP demands MOH boycott

The anger towards EA’s upcoming modern-day version of war shooter Medal of Honor has erupted much closer to home, with Conservative Defence Secretary Liam Fox urging retailers to boycott the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 22nd 2010 at 9:21PM in News
Vaizey explains tax break snub

Vaizey explains tax break snub

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey gave a well-rehearsed speech to a large group of games industry professionals at the Develop Conference in Brighton this morning, encouraging the sector to move on ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 14th 2010 at 3:12PM in News

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Ex-LucasArts boss running for congress

Ex-LucasArts boss running for congress

Former president of LucasArts Jim Ward is running for US congress to represent Arizona's 5th Congressional District.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 17th 2009 at 11:07AM in News
Rebellion: Govt support halted by ‘generation gap’

Rebellion: Govt support halted by ‘generation gap’

The strength and virtues of the UK game development sector is not being recognised by politicians due to a ‘generation gap’.

by Rob Crossley
on May 7th 2009 at 2:49PM in News
ELSPA backs Tory childhood report

ELSPA backs Tory childhood report

The Conservative party has launched its childhood report, More Ball Games.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 6th 2008 at 2:20PM in News
Government details video games review

Government details video games review

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport – which will be at the forefront of Gordon Brown’s proposed review of children’s access to adult video games – has outlined its ...
by Andrew Wooden
on Sep 6th 2007 at 1:09PM in News

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We won’t censor games, promises PM

We won’t censor games, promises PM

Prime Minister Gordon Brown has given fresh details of his proposal to review the impact of entertainment media on UK children – and ruled out any plan to further censor ...

by Tim Ingham
on Sep 5th 2007 at 3:58PM in News
Gordon Brown hits out at violent games

Gordon Brown hits out at violent games

Prime Minister Gordon Brown has jumped two-footed into the debate on violent video games – promising to review new rules for the advertising and sale of software to children.

According ...

by Tim Ingham
on Sep 4th 2007 at 6:29PM in News
ESA boss: Politicians should be playing more games

ESA boss: Politicians should be playing more games

The man who replaced Doug Lowenstein as president of the US Entertainment Software Association has called on the wider industry to raise the profile of video games amongst politicians and ...
by Tim Ingham
on Sep 4th 2007 at 3:59PM in News
David Cameron launches attack on violent games

David Cameron launches attack on violent games

With a general election looming, David Cameron has found a new ‘enemy of society’ to rally against: violent video games.

by Tim Ingham
on Aug 28th 2007 at 11:05AM in News

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Tories: ‘We’ll come to industry’s rescue’

Tories: ‘We’ll come to industry’s rescue’

The UK development industry is under ‘great’ threat from a skillset crisis and the exodus of talent abroad – and the Government simply isn’t doing enough to stop it.

That ...

by Tim Ingham
on Aug 17th 2007 at 2:44PM in News