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LGC 09: Gordon Brown is failing games industry, say Tories

The Conservative Party this afternoon launched its biggest attack yet on the Government for its treatment of the UK games industry. Speaking at London Games Conference at BAFTA, Shadow Culture Minister Ed Vaizey told a packed room that a Tory Government would extend the remit of the Film Council to …

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Gordon Brown: Im a gamer

Prime Minister Gordon Brown has revealed that he will spend this summer playing video games with his children. The news featured in a Daily Mirror interview, in which Mr Brown answered questions on how he and wife Sarah Brown would fill their time during Parliament’s summer recess. The newspaper reports: …

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Budget 2009: Economy turnaround by 2010

A daring and contentious budget speech by UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling was punctuated with an interesting promise: the UK economy is set to grow at the start of next year. Speaking in the Commons, Darling said that GDP will grow 1.25 per cent by 2010 and climb …

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Keith Vaz offered knighthood?

Harsh critic of the video games industry Keith Vaz has been offered a knighthood by Prime Minister Gordon Brown, UK national newspapers have alleged. According to The Times and The Guardian, there have been ‘strong hints’ that Vaz was offered the honour as part of a series of bribes from …

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Gordon Brown should play GTA IV

A prominent opinion article in Sunday’s Observer newspaper attacked politicians who criticise violent video games – and suggested that UK PM Gordon Brown would benefit from playing GTA IV. Catherine Bennett’s article, entitled ‘I’m game for Grand Theft Auto. You should be too’, pointed the finger at the likes of …

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