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Riot blames Brexit for UK League of Legends price hikes

UK League of Legends players face a currency price hike thanks to the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. Prices are being increased by 20 per cent after the Pound’s failure to remain strong and stable and recover its post-vote losses. The changes will come into effect on July …

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Opinion: Stefano Petrullo discusses E3 2017 and the impact of Brexit

Welcome to E3, Los Angeles, and the biggest video games trade show in the world! In truth, I’m penning this piece not while basking in the hot, Californian sun, but rather from my house in a typically overcast south London. For once in my life I won’t be wandering the …

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Ukie tries to reassure industry after shock election result

Will Theresa May quit? Will the Brexit pause button be pressed? Where did Lord Buckethead get that lovely helmet? These are just some of the questions the UK is waking up to this morning after the surprise news that Theresa May’s decision to call a snap election has resulted in …

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Opinion: ‘Homegrown has to be the future’ says Women in Games CEO Marie-Claire Isaaman

Brexit means Brexit. That’s the mantra endlessly repeated by Government. And whatever your opinion, barring an electoral upset of unimaginable proportions next month, the UK will be exiting the EU in 2019. How we leave is uncertain but the fact we’re leaving is not. As this becomes clearer, how UK …

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Ukie outlines its 2017 manifesto

UK video games trade body Ukie has listed the ways in which it hopes the government will pledge to support our industry going forwards. Called ‘Powering Up: manifesto for unlocking growth in the games industry’, the document lists ten recommendations that the next government will be urged to pursue to …

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Brexit is forcing 40% of games companies to consider relocation

In the week that Theresa May triggered Article 50, a UKIE report has found that 40 per cent of UK games businesses are considering relocation as a result of Brexit. 51 per cent said they would remain in the UK, while the remaining nine per cent failed to answer. Of …

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UK Hearthstone prices to soar next week

Blizzard has confirmed that the price of cards packs for Hearthstone is to increase from March 22nd, and the UK in particular is in for a rough time. The prices, which apply to PC, Mac and Android, were announced on the Battle.net forums. The European price is going up by …

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Ukie launches new State of Play report outlining games industry priorities in face of Brexit

Games trade body Ukie launched a new report today outlining the potential impact of Brexit on the UK games industry, stating that access to highly skilled international talent was one of the top priorities for UK games businesses. The report, entitled State of Play: The UK games industry’s priorities for …

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