Less than a mile from the headquarters of Rockstar North, last night the Scottish Parliament Building saw a group of MPs debating one of the most important issues facing the UK games industry today.
The discussion – opened by Dundee West MSP Joe FitzPatrick – scrutinised the tax regime for the UK games industry; an issue which has been gaining presence in recent months.
For over a year, game developers and publishers and related bodies have called for Brown's government to introduce competitive tax incentives that would aid the nation's games sector. Inaction in the matter, it is said, would diminish the productivity, global appeal, and opportunities for the UK business.
And though members present were clearly paying respect for the games industry, a cut in taxes was seen by many as not the ultimate solution.