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Government calls for ‘cultural tax break’ evidence

The UK’s Department for Media, Culture and Sport has today put out a call to the games industry to provide evidence for a culturally based tax break for the UK development sector. It comes after the Digital Britain Report, published two weeks ago, said that the Government should consider introducing …

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UK games markets weekly value holds firm

The UK video games market weekly value has held firm after falling 14 per cent over the past two weeks. According to MCV calculations, based on today’s Gfk-ChartTrack/ELSPA weekly report, the UK market has hit 20.3 million for the weekend ending June 27th. Unit sales dipped two per cent to …

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PEGI gets tough

ELSPA has quashed any suggestion that the PEGI classification model will be ‘weaker’ than the BBFC regime – warning publishers they risk bankruptcy if they try to cheat the system. Under the new model, publishers will fill in a questionnaire on the content of their game and submit it to …

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UK games market’s weekly value dips again

The UK video games market weekly value has dipped once again, down five per cent when compared to the week before. According to MCV calculations, based on today’s Gfk-ChartTrack/ELSPA weekly report, the UK market has hit 20.2 million for the weekend ending June 20th. Unit sales dipped four per cent …

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Government got it right with PEGI, says Byron

Tanya Byron today gave the thumbs up to the Government’s recommendations on video game classification. As part of its Digital Britain report, Westminster revealed earlier this week that PEGI is to become the sole age ratings model in the UK. Talking at the end of a vibrant Digital Safety conference …

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PEGI likely to become law in 2010

PEGI will have to wait the best part of a year until it becomes the UK’s sole classification system by law. The proposal to implement PEGI as the UK’s only games age classification model, overseen by the Video Standards Council, was put forward by Labour in its Digital Britain White …

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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 UK. The Government has made absolutely the right decision for child safety,” Rawlinson said in a statement. By choosing PEGI …

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DIGITAL BRITAIN: PEGI wins Government backing

The Government has heralded a new future for UK video games classification – with PEGI becoming the sole age ratings model in the region. The news came as part of Labour’s Digital Britain report this afternoon, amd upheld the hopes of UK publishers who wished for the Pan-European PEGI ratings …

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