Entries in 'economy' (39)

GTA Online economy designed "for the vast majority of players who will not buy extra cash"

GTA Online economy designed "for the vast majority of players who will not buy extra cash"

The in-game economy of Grand Theft Auto Online has been designed for those who won’t pay out on the included microtransactions.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 26th 2013 at 2:30PM in News
Canadian video game industry adds $2.3bn to national GDP

Canadian video game industry adds $2.3bn to national GDP

Finally some good news out of Canada, as the region’s Entertainment Software Association has revealed the country’s video game industry added around $2.3bn to the national GDP in 2012.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 2nd 2013 at 10:11AM in News
Games hardest hit as entertainment retailers struggle

Games hardest hit as entertainment retailers struggle

It has been a bleak year for music and films so far, but it’s video games that have suffered the most.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 23rd 2011 at 8:19AM in News
ISPs lose DEA challenge

ISPs lose DEA challenge

UK internet service providers BT and TalkTalk have lost their challenge against the Government's Digital Economy Act.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 20th 2011 at 12:06PM in News

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Earthquake costs Japanese games sector

Earthquake costs Japanese games sector

According to estimates from Enterbrain CEO Hirokazu Hamamura, the earthquake that hit Japan in March has cost the country's games sector in the region of £55m.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 19th 2011 at 12:16PM in News
MPs consider web block plans

MPs consider web block plans

MPs have been in negotiations with Internet Service Providers and intellectual rights holders to create a system that would allow access to be blocked to certain websites.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 5th 2011 at 4:03PM in News
ISPs win Digital Economy Act review

ISPs win Digital Economy Act review

Internet service provider’s BT and TalkTalk have this afternoon been told by the High Court that they have won the right to a full and official judicial review of the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 10th 2010 at 2:28PM in News
Team Fortress 2 introduces in-game economy

Team Fortress 2 introduces in-game economy

Half-Life and Portal publisher Valve has updated its popular online shooter Team Fortress 2, and with the changes comes the arrival for the first time of an in-game virtual item ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 1st 2010 at 11:14AM in News

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Games growth outpaces US economy

Games growth outpaces US economy

Though the global games market is having to face up to some tough times at the moment, a new report from the Entertainment Software Association has outlined the true extent ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 10th 2010 at 5:49PM in News
Clegg: I’ll repeal DEB

Clegg: I’ll repeal DEB

Still jubilant after his success as last night’s first ever UK televised Election Debate, Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg has announced that he will repeal the Digital Economy Bill if ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2010 at 5:06PM in News
‘Robust’ appeals process for DEB

‘Robust’ appeals process for DEB

UK communications industry regulator Ofcom has moved to assure the public that anyone accused of illegal filesharing under the recently passed Digital Economy Bill legislation will have access to “a ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 13th 2010 at 3:49PM in News
Praise continues for DEB

Praise continues for DEB

The Digital Economy Bill has today become law having received Royal Assent, much to the delight of key figures both inside and outside the games industry.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 9th 2010 at 3:07PM in News

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DEB – what next for games industry?

DEB – what next for games industry?

The Digital Economy Bill is making its way into British law books, but with a General Election just weeks away the final chapter in the DEB’s story is still ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2010 at 7:00PM in News
ELSPA celebrates DEB ‘victory’

ELSPA celebrates DEB ‘victory’

Its opponents have ensured their voices were heard throughout the course of the Digital Economy Bill’s passage through Parliament, but in the wake of its passing its supporters have come ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2010 at 5:55PM in News
Video associations welcome DEB

Video associations welcome DEB

Despite all the controversy surrounding both the debate and content of the Digital Economy Bill, two UK trade bodies have welcomed its passing through Parliament.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2010 at 5:41PM in News
Digital Economy Bill is passed

Digital Economy Bill is passed

The controversial Digital Economy Bill has been passed at Westminster, despite the persistent efforts of staunch opponents from the Liberal Democrats and even from within the Labour party but not, ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2010 at 12:40AM in News

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DEB could be shelved until post-Election

DEB could be shelved until post-Election

The Digital Economy Bill’s passage through Parliament may not be as quick and easy as we’ve been lead to believe, with Commons Leader Harriet Harman assuring that there is “no ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 7th 2010 at 3:38PM in News
MPs criticised for DEB turnout

MPs criticised for DEB turnout

Britain’s MPs have been criticised for the poor turnout for yesterday’s discussion about the controversial Digital Economy Bill.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 7th 2010 at 2:30PM in News
Debate urged for Digital Economy Bill

Debate urged for Digital Economy Bill

Though it will no doubt be tough to put the just-announced General Election out of their minds, MPs will gather later today to discuss the controversial Digital Economy Bill – ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 6th 2010 at 11:52AM in News
Coadec organising DEB meeting

Coadec organising DEB meeting

The Coalition for a Digital Economy has announced details of its Central London get together there it hopes UK business leaders can come to agreement regarding the controversial Digital Economy ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2010 at 12:23PM in News
ORG plans Digital Economy Bill protest

ORG plans Digital Economy Bill protest

The Open Rights Group has announced that it is to organise a public protest in response to the Lords’ passing of the Digital Economy Bill.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2010 at 12:27PM in News
The Lords pass Digital Economy Bill

The Lords pass Digital Economy Bill

Peter Mandelson’s increasingly controversial Digital Rights Bill has been approved by The House of Lords and now looks set for a pre-election approval at the hands of The Commons.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2010 at 12:23PM in News
BT boss slams net cut-off plans

BT boss slams net cut-off plans

The chief executive of British Telecom has slammed proposals included in the Digital Economy Bill that will grant authorities the power to disconnect file-sharers from the internet.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 10th 2010 at 4:07PM in News
Lib Dems propose stricter piracy measures

Lib Dems propose stricter piracy measures

The Liberal Democrats have proposed an amendment to the Digital Economy Bill that will grant government the power to block websites that offer users the chance to illegally download copyrighted ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 3rd 2010 at 2:28PM in News
Government cools ‘net disconnection threats

Government cools ‘net disconnection threats

In a lengthy response to a petition calling for Government to abandon Business Secretary Peter Mandelson’s plans to disconnect the internet connections of file-sharers, Number 10 has seemingly confirmed that ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2010 at 2:06PM in News