"With billions of dollars at stake in the entertainment world's fastest-growing business, the British government is launching a trade battle with Canada over tax credits being used to expand this country's video game industry."
War?...You think Canada's gonna send peace keepers?
Too many thoughts going through my head to make a legible comment. But even as a joke I don't appreciate that comment TBH
EDIT - lmao douche I had to read that a few times before I realized the joke...no doot aboot it
Yeah, what you talking aboot? sorry to much SouthPark. http://weblogs.newsday.com/...
Sorry bout the comment if you took offense. It was a joke, I am Canadian.
lol I had a feeling, Canadians make the best jokes about Canada
I'm not exactly sure what a trade war between us and Britain
would consist of. I don't think we trade a lot of manufatured goods. Do we?
Oh well. As they say on South Park. Blame it on Canada we have big shoulders
tax credits and the UK. Not two things you hear in a sentence everyday.
I love the way the Uk hits on the game industry for years and then gets all up set when another country give them a good deal and they all go there.
Rather than answer with their own benefits to keep the companies, they try to make a legal move to stop Canada from giving these credits.
You do if your a farmer or on benefits Seriously though they have tax credits for a dieing industry like farming where we don't have the climate to grow stuff efficiently why not have it for a growing industry like computer games where the government would have a profitable exports and get alot more back from income tax.
With masterpieces like Assassin's Creed from Ubisoft Montreal, Europe should be jealous
are you being sarcastic ? Assassin's creed blew and was mediocre with tons of bugs and glitches . Canada can't compete with the UK GTA 4 Motorstorm Fable 2 Burnout series Tomb raider Dirt Heavenly sword >>all by British developers
Oh! i forgot Little big planet , the most creative game in recent years
kotor mass effect counter-strike nfs prince of persia tom clancy splinter cell (along with most others tc games) never winter nights baldurs gate all Canadian.
Clearly I was being sarcastic, I wasn't looking for someone to spout out a list to me
I like My city (montreal) we rock with almost always good games. Ubi soft MTL currently has ~1,400 employees and intends to reach 3,000 by 2012, So europe better get some powerful counter plan if they don't want to lose more people.
Canada's the place to work
Is that photo the Real Queen? Or a Virtual Reality one!!! ;-D
They ban games freely, try to make it illegal by law to own certain games, don't give tax credits to their own homegrown devs and are now crying because those devs that are leaving the UK are actually making a profit rather than losing a lot of money.
Now correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe only two games have ever been banned in the UK, Carmageddon and Manhunt 2.
"try to make it illegal by law to own certain games"
I Dont get that at all. I've always been able to get games I want, you have 12, 15 & 18 certificates but they are used correctly.
Perhaps it would be advisable for the game studios to enquire with the British government before they relocate if they plan on continuing their campaign against video games. Yes, there are already "certificates" for certain age groups, but the government is pushing ahead with further restrictions on games and the recently announced "review" on video games is just the start of what is going to be an on-going campaign against video games in general.
Why the Queen pic? and WTF is she suppose to do with the news I know she from UK but for what point or purpose is this pic apply to?
and it does sound like some serious sour grapes on our part! the labour government is trying tax every body into being only able to afford to live in a cave. old people freeze to death because they can't afford they're energy bills in winter, it costs hauliers and bus companys £200 per day to take their vehicles inside the M25 if they're over 12 years old. they cost of living in that sh1t-hole is beyond belief... i'm glad i've left england, and will never go back!
the tax rates are phenomenal in the uk, and if it's cheaper to creat a business abroad, in a country that offers more, especially a better way of life than what can be had in that dump, then why would you stay anyway??? 500k brits are deserting the sinking ship every year. heading to australia/canada/new zealand/ spain and france.
the british government don't like it because they are losing valuable tax money....which they need to pay for the armies of immigrants arriving every month, who have no intention of working, who just want to breed and live off the social sysytem, and have free health care and housing, and everything else that comes with it. don't get me wrong, some of the recent migrants have sort of benefited the uk(unless your a builder), there's been an estimated 1million polish, yhat's write, you are reading correctly. 1 million polish have arrived since poland joined the eu...and that was'nt long ago either. and they work, but they undercut every other small builder.
anyway, rant over. fvck the english government, they're just not happy because they are losing tax money!
Why does it show a picture of the Queen? The Queen ain't got nothing to do with the government (well the most minor role imaginable). Just a minor quibble. God save the Queen baby.
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