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A tribute to Mike Rawlinson

A tribute to Mike Rawlinson

UKIE announced last week that director general Michael Rawlinson has decided to leave the organisation, after almost 12 years there.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 2nd 2011 at 2:30PM in News
UKIE calls for video game ambassadors scheme

UKIE calls for video game ambassadors scheme

Trade body UKIE wants members of the games industry to become role models to young people and encourage them to start a career in games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2011 at 9:00AM in News
OPINION: Supporting Britain's game creators

OPINION: Supporting Britain's game creators

The UK has a heritage in developing video games that we can be very proud of.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2011 at 12:26PM in News
BBC returns to games addiction

BBC returns to games addiction

Listeners to BBC Radio 5Live this morning have heard the broadcaster's return to the touchy subject of alleged video games addiction.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 28th 2011 at 10:54AM in News

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UKIE: A year to remember

UKIE: A year to remember

2010 will be remembered as a tough but successful year for the video game industry. It was the year that saw casual and online games played through social networks emerge ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 22nd 2010 at 1:00PM in News
UKIE ready for Panorama

UKIE ready for Panorama

Ahead of Panorama’s ‘Addicted to Games?’ broadcast next Monday, video games trade body UKIE has highlighted the lack of any scientific evidence linking video games to addiction.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 2nd 2010 at 3:12PM in News
ELSPA outlines policy manifesto

ELSPA outlines policy manifesto

National financial support, age ratings, IP theft, skills, broadband – these are the areas that ELSPA will focus its efforts on as it outlines its lobbying intentions for the duration ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 12th 2010 at 10:49AM in News
Rawlinson talks UKIE

Rawlinson talks UKIE

Rebranding ELSPA to the newer, more accessible UK Interactive Entertainment Association ‘reflects the evolving nature of the industry’ according to director general Michael Rawlinson.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 29th 2010 at 4:11PM in News

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UK tax breaks – ELSPA responds

UK tax breaks – ELSPA responds

The importance of the UK video games industry is at last being recognised – that’s the conclusion of trade body ELSPA in light of the Government's pledge to support the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2010 at 3:51PM in News
ELSPA applauds Digital Economy Bill

ELSPA applauds Digital Economy Bill

Following Her Majesty’s broadcast earlier today, European video games regulator ELSPA has backed the pro-copyright and age restriction measures outlined in the Queen’s Speech.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 18th 2009 at 3:29PM in News
ELSPA welcomes Tory backing

ELSPA welcomes Tory backing

Trade body ELSPA has praised the commitment pledged by the Conservative party’s Shadow Culture Minister Ed Vaizey at last night's London Games Conference to explore ways to help the UK ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 28th 2009 at 4:50PM in News
New faces join ELSPA board

New faces join ELSPA board

Video games body ELSPA has cemented its board line-up for the 12 months ahead, with some new faces joining the industry’s most established faces at the recent AGM.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 27th 2009 at 5:29PM in News

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PEGI legal ruling is ‘still on track’

PEGI legal ruling is ‘still on track’

ELSPA has reassured the trade that the PEGI ratings system’s ascent to become law is still on track – despite the discovery that current age classification is  legally unenforceable.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 8th 2009 at 2:23PM in News
DIGITAL BRITAIN: ELSPA backs Government decision

DIGITAL BRITAIN: ELSPA backs Government decision

Mike Rawlinson, the director general of games industry body ELSPA, has welcomed the government’s decision to back PEGI as the sole age ratings system for video games sold in the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 16th 2009 at 5:01PM in News
ELSPA ‘delighted’ by new Govt ad

ELSPA ‘delighted’ by new Govt ad

ELSPA has expressed its joy over the Government’s new Change4Life TV ad, which praises the role of active games as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 1st 2009 at 11:32AM in News
MCV Awards: See the video here

MCV Awards: See the video here

Keep on moving is the message for the UK games business in 2009, as demonstrated by leading execs in this year's MCV Awards video skit.

Watch David Yarnton (Nintendo), Michael ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2009 at 6:05PM in News