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Devs’ delight at tax break reform

The British game industry is revelling in the news that the UK will now receive game development tax breaks. Today’s Budget report saw Chancellor Alistair Darling tell the House of Commons that the UK game industry needs support from the country to remain globally competitive, before introducing a tax break …

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ISFE denies PEGI ratings dev snub

The Interactive Software Federation of Europe (ISFE) says that it doesn’t ignore the views of developers in respect to assigning PEGI age ratings on games. Earlier today Guillaume de Fondaumiere – chairman of the European Games Developer Federation – took issue with how the game rating decision process is debated …

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Bizarre sticks up for Activision

Having had to deal with almost relentless criticism in the wake of the ongoing Infinity Ward scandal, publisher Activision will no doubt have been warmed by recent comments from Blur developer and owned studio Bizarre Creations. Speaking to CVG, Blur’s co-lead designer Gareth Wilson stated: You hear a lot of …

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Job losses at Rebellion’s Oxford HQ?

Longstanding UK developer Rebellion has made a small number of staff at its Oxford HQ redundant, a source close to the matter has claimed. Our source says that up to 20 Oxford-based developers could be handed their notice. It is also thought that Rebellion has all but confirmed the closure …

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Nintendo studio Cing bankrupt

Multiple reports circulating the internet are suggesting that Cing – developer of renowned titles such as Hotel Dusk, Another Code and Little King’s Story – has filed for bankruptcy. The full story is on MCV’s sister site Develop.

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EA eying mobile dev IronMonkey?

EA has acquired Australian mobile game developer IronMonkey Studios, reports allege. A story from news site Tsumea cited reliable sources” insisting that EA has acquired the Melbourne-based outfit, though no details were reported. Develop has the full story.

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Rockstar Leeds duo form new studio

Two senior developers are in the process of leaving Rockstar Leeds to kick-start their own indie development studio, Double 11. The studio’s new director, Lee Hutchinson, was one of Rockstar Leeds’ lead engineers up until the start of the new year. He had worked on a number of Rockstar iPhone …

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11,500 dev layoffs since ’08

The global game industry has been hit by as many as 11,500 job losses since late 2008, a new study suggests. Research by entertainment analyst group M2 Research says that the final count for layoffs since the economic meltdown in late 2008 reached 11,488 worldwide, with the majority of the …

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