Britain's multi-million-pound computer games industry has criticised universities for offering gaming degrees that fail to equip students for work.
Some of the country's leading firms complain that many courses lack vital computing, maths or art and animation skills. Their comments will reignite debate that too many universities are offering 'Mickey Mouse' degrees with little job relevance.
The number of computer games degrees on offer in Britain has almost doubled over the past three years to more than 80. But Skillset, the body that represents the 'creative media' industry, has only approved four courses as fully meeting employers' needs.