Entries in 'budget' (52)

Budget could mean an end for 69p apps, cheap Steam games

Budget could mean an end for 69p apps, cheap Steam games

As well as not ushering in tax breaks, last week’s Budget may have brought with it another bad piece of gaming news.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2014 at 2:42PM in News
Tax breaks for UK games devs will happen despite Budget no show

Tax breaks for UK games devs will happen despite Budget no show

It may have missed The Budget, but tax breaks for UK games developers will go ahead, MCV can reveal.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 21st 2014 at 10:52AM in News
No games tax breaks in budget, but UKIE remains optimistic

No games tax breaks in budget, but UKIE remains optimistic

The UK’s video games industry trade body says that tax breaks for video games developers remain a realistic hope.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 19th 2014 at 2:31PM in News
The cost of releasing a modern smartphone game

The cost of releasing a modern smartphone game

The resources that ZeptoLab UK has put behind today’s release of Cut The Rope: Time Travel are really quite something.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 18th 2013 at 2:53PM in News

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Levine rubbishes claims that BioShock: Infinite cost $220m

Levine rubbishes claims that BioShock: Infinite cost $220m

Irrational Games boss Ken Levine has rubbished reports that BioShock: Infinite cost upwards of $200m to produce.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 22nd 2013 at 11:41AM in News
Sony lists freshly discounted PS3 Essentials titles

Sony lists freshly discounted PS3 Essentials titles

The new super-slim PS3 is to be joined at retail by an invigorated PS3 Essentials range.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 19th 2012 at 1:04PM in News
THQ sells budget division ValuSoft

THQ sells budget division ValuSoft

Budget software company Cosmi has acquired THQ’s value-centric publishing and distribution division ValuSoft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 26th 2012 at 2:52PM in News

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3DS gets budget titles

3DS gets budget titles

The Nintendo 3DS will get its first £19.99 RRP boxed game this summer.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Mar 7th 2012 at 2:12PM in News
Focus Multimedia achieves record market share

Focus Multimedia achieves record market share

UK publisher Focus Multimedia dominated the budget market in October 2011, achieving its largest ever market share in a single month.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Nov 9th 2011 at 11:14AM in News
Sony targets teens with new PSP

Sony targets teens with new PSP

SCEE chief Jim Ryan says a sub-£90 PSP will grow the platform’s audience and draw in the younger consumer.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 5th 2011 at 1:02PM in News

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Apple preparing budget iPhone 4 SKU

Apple preparing budget iPhone 4 SKU

You could run entire websites based around nothing but Apple rumours. Indeed, folk actually do.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 24th 2011 at 9:16AM in News
New value-priced PSP announced

New value-priced PSP announced

GAMESCOM: In a surprise announcement, Sony has announced a new model of the PSP will be released this Autumn.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 16th 2011 at 7:54PM in News
Mastertronic launches Just Sims label

Mastertronic launches Just Sims label

A range of simulation games has been released under Mastertronic’s new Just Sims label.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 3rd 2011 at 1:55PM in News

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Child of Eden on PS3 gets budget RRP

Child of Eden on PS3 gets budget RRP

It may have hypnotised critics, but much like its spiritual predecessor Rez, recent release Child of Eden wasn’t such a hit at retail – a fact clearly not missed on ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 19th 2011 at 9:40AM in News
INTERVIEW: Craig Johnson, Focus Multimedia

INTERVIEW: Craig Johnson, Focus Multimedia

Budget specialist Focus Multimedia has a clear vision for growing its business, with new international markets, accessories and clever retail initiatives all part of the plan. Christopher Dring finds out ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 13th 2011 at 2:04PM in News
Budget price for Ape Escape

Budget price for Ape Escape

Ape Escape will make its PS3 debut on June 24th with a budget price tag.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jun 9th 2011 at 11:44AM in News
Indies call for VAT clampdown

Indies call for VAT clampdown

Independent games retailers have urged the Government to make good on its promise to review the Channel Islands’ tax loophole.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 1st 2011 at 12:00PM in News
UKIE "disappointed" by games tax break shun

UKIE "disappointed" by games tax break shun

Industry association UKIE says it is disappointed with the Treasury’s decision to again avoid introducing game development tax breaks in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2011 at 11:08AM in News
Devs up £7m thanks to Budget

Devs up £7m thanks to Budget

After the UK Government announced it would raise R&D tax credits by 200 per cent in today's Budget, games industry trade body Tiga has claimed the 'decisive victory' could be ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 23rd 2011 at 4:01PM in News
Budget delivers warning shot to Jersey traders

Budget delivers warning shot to Jersey traders

The tax loophole that has for so long allowed key online retailers to offer cheaper games is under threat.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 23rd 2011 at 2:06PM in News
Real Racing 2 – the $2m iPhone game

Real Racing 2 – the $2m iPhone game

Australian smartphone game developer Firemint invested $2 million in building its high-end mobile game Real Racing 2, the studio has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 21st 2011 at 8:14AM in News