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Dovetail on its multi-million pound investment, Dovetail Live and the state of the sim market

We catch up with Dovetail Games CEO Paul Jackson and COO Jon Rissik to find out about its recent investment, its plans for the Dovetail Live platform and the state of the simulation market. You recently secured a multi-million pound investment from UK finance house Alcuin Capital Partners. What do …

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How Dovetail Games plans to have 400 employees in five years

Train simulation specialist Dovetail Games is living up to its promise to expand beyond the railways by launching into the fishing and flight categories. We speak to CEO Paul Jackson on his hugely ambitious plans for the business You’ve opened a new office in the Medway towns. How has the …

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The Train Man: Rail Simulator’s Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson is a known name in the UK video games industry. He set up the British office of EA. He helped launch FIFA and The Sims into the word. He worked at industry trade body ELSPA for 12 years. He has an OBE for his services to the games …

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Games industry leaders score in New Year Honours

Codemasters CEO Rod Cousens, former EA and ELSPA boss Paul Jackson and Sports Interactive founders Oliver and Paul Collyer have all be named in the The Queen’s New Year Honours list. The bi-annual list of names recognising individual achievements has singled out the four for their various contributions to the …

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Rawlinson in as ELSPA boss

ELSPA has appointed Michael Rawlinson to the position of director general, as current incumbent Paul Jackson steps aside into an advisory role. Rawlinson has been with ELSPA since 1999. He was appointed deputy director general in November 2001 and promoted to MD in 2006. Jackson joined as director general two …

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ELSPA: BBFC is not fit for purpose

ELSPA has told the UK Government that the BBFC is ‘not fit for purpose’ as a ratings system for video games. Speaking at a fringe event at the Labour Party conference today, ELSPA director general Paul Jackson said that the current UK two-tier classification system was confusing – and that …

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ELSPA tells Government: PEGI is the only option

The games industry’s future in online games means that PEGI is the only choice for games classification in the UK, ELSPA head Paul Jackson today told the Government. Speaking at a special games industry forum held at Westminster, Jackson compared and contrasted the opposing classification bodies – UK-only BBFC and …

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PEGI is crucial for UK industry

ELSPA has flown in the face of Dr. Tanya Byron’s recommendations by stating that adoption of the pan-European PEGI age ratings system for games sold in store and online is ‘crucial’ for the UK industry. Director General Paul Jackson praised the UK Government’s decision to review the prospect of Canada-style …

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ELSPA demands Government support

After MCV revealed last week that the UK games market saw its most lucrative Q1 period ever in the first three months of the year, ELSPA has applauded the figures – but warned that the Government must offer the UK tax breaks and other financial incentives to prevent talent heading …

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ELSPA reveals major concerns over Byron Review

Despite Dr. Tanya Byron’s proposal to use a combination of BBFC and PEGI age classifications, ELSPA has stuck to its guns in demanding one clear rating system as ELSPA director general Paul Jackson revealed his doubts over the recent Byron Review. He told MCV that: – The report failed to …

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