Tag Archives: british

Understanding eSports: Britain’s battle to join the eSports big leagues

Fish and chips. Red postboxes. Cups of tea. eSports? While a stadium full of gamers, eyes glued to an intense Dota 2 match, may not currently recall images of Wembley Arena or The NEC, that could soon be set to change, as Britain’s pro-gaming sector increasingly vies for a spot …

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Fable dev and Angry Birds publisher among Top 50 UK Mobile Innovators

The creator of the Fable franchise and the publisher of hit mobiles games such as Angry Birds and Cut The Rope have been highlighted among the Top 50 British firms working in the mobile space. Another Place and Chillingo were two of the firms included in Mobile Entertainment’s Top 50 …

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NSA and British government snooping on Angry Birds players

Angry Birds is the latest game to become embroiled in the international government spying scandal. In December it was revealed that America’s National Security Agency and the British Government had been accessing data sourced from users of services such as Xbox Live and World of Warcraft. Now The New York …

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UK studio Kuju turns 15 this month

One of Britain’s most successful games developers is celebrating an important milestone this month. Kuju is now 15 years old and has, since its founding at the hands of Ian Baverstock and Jonathan Newth, released over 120 titles throughout its life. The studio has been involved in a number of …

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New report says British video games workforce has halved – but it’s wrong

A damaging new report claims that the UK games industry employs just over 5,000 people – but it is massively inaccurate, MCV research has concluded. The new Skillset creative sector census was published earlier this month and it says that the number of games business employees in Britain is down …

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94% of Brits would sooner do without sex than their mobiles

A stonking 94 per cent of young UK adults have admitted that they would rather live without sex for a week than spend seven days away from their mobile phone, according to a new poll from MobileInsurance.co.uk. The survey polled 2,571 UK adults aged between 18 and 30; all of …

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UK games development tax breaks detailed

The UK government has unveiled details of the cultural test for video games tax relief in its draft legislation released today. To pass the tests, provided below, a game must be awarded at least 16 points to be eligible for tax breaks. Developers will be awarded with four points for …

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UK Gov asks: What makes a game ‘British’?

The UK government has today opened the call for industry feedback on its imminent tax break for games economic policy. In the March 2012 Budget UK chancellor George Osborne announced that the Government will introduce corporation tax reliefs for the animation, high-end television and video games industries from April 2013. …

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OPINION: Molyneux’s warning is more serious than you think

Peter Molyneux says that he’s personally, and likely professionally, not that interested in retail releases of games any more. He’s been called out for some outlandish claims in the past, but this might prove to be his most accurate prediction. Certainly, you look at the current situation in the retail …

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Will Brit quiz game boost Wii? Our survey says…

A new Wii game built specifically for UK families launches in summer. Nintendo’s Quiz Party is a trivia game packed with brain teasers and puzzles. It lets an unlimited number of players take part using just one Wii Remote. It’s even hosted by British TV quizmaster Roy Walker, of Catchphrase …

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