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MW2 Stimulus Pack breaks PSN records

The Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package DLC has set two new download records on PSN, developer Infinity Ward has revealed. Creative strategist Robert Bowling commented on Twitter: Thanks to the one million-plus PlayStation users who helped the Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package break day one and week one download records …

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Hung parliament could aid the industry

TIGA CEO Richard Wilson has told Develop that he believes a Hung Parliament, now confirmed as the result of yesterday’s election, may well work in the favour” of the UK games industry. We’ve come such a long way. All the major parties have stated commitments to tax measures to help …

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Tories ‘have abandoned game tax breaks

The Conservative Party has abandoned plans to introduce game development tax breaks, a Labour MP insists. Industry sympathiser Tom Watson, the Labour MP for West Bromwich East, told Develop that the Tories’ recent silence on the matter was evident of a party u-turn. The only conclusion I can draw is …

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Darling: I value games industrys passion

Chancellor Alistair Darling has personally endorsed the game industry as a creative force” that deserves, and needs, support in Westminster. The second most powerful man in UK politics told Develop that his recent visit to Dundee, where he toured Realtime Worlds and Abertay University, was immensely enjoyable”, and heaped praise …

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Tories’ game tax plan coming next week

The Conservatives will next week publish a ‘mini-manifesto’ for the game industry that will outline tax breaks and more, the party has told Develop. Tory spokesperson for the game industry, Ed Vaizey, confidently assured that his party still plans to support the game industry. We’ll be publishing details of our …

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No game tax breaks in Tory manifesto

The Conservative Party has failed to cite game development tax breaks in its 131-page policy manifesto, raising suspicion that the party is no longer backing a tax-specific state support package as once thought. Labour MP Tom Watson – an industry sympathiser who previously claimed to have identified conflict on the …

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Let’s prove Government right

Alistair Darling’s Budget was a landmark moment for the games industry – but UK studios most show they are worth the 90m invested in them. That’s the message from industry bosses who say the UK has to promote itself as a global force in order to beef up its studios …

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Tories: Well offer tax breaks in first term

The Conservative Party says it will introduce game development tax breaks in its first budget if elected to form a Government, Develop can reveal. The party’s spokesperson for the game industry, MP Ed Vaizey, last night put an end to months of faltering support on the issue by pledging, unequivocally, …

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Tax breaks trend on Twitter

Bringing a bit of light relief to the heavy subject of tax, Chancellor Alistair Darling’s move to offer tax relief to some UK games developers has sparked interest amongst the Twitter-using public and become one of the morning’s most discussed subjects. At the time of writing, #culturallybritishtaxbreakgames is the most …

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Tax breaks will create 3500 new UK jobs

New measures to introduce game development tax breaks will give Britain 3,550 graduate-level jobs. That’s according to Tiga, the game industry association which spearheaded the UK’s push for state tax aid. Providing the next government follows Tiga’s guidelines, it is claimed that tax breaks will create or save 3,550 graduate …

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