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Is UK game dev in trouble? And can women save it?

guardian writes: "The UK needs game development staff. Desperately. And right now. The problem is, there's no way near enough to go around - and when talent emerges, it's being tempted out of the country. These are the concerns of industry lobby group, Games Up, formed by leading developers and backed by Tiga and ELSPA. Announced late last month, the collective has two key aims. One is to pressure the government into providing tax breaks to the British videogame industry so that it can compete with other countries.

In Quebec as well as the US states of Georgia and Michigan and in France, technology companies are offered tax rebates, refunds and other incentives - the idea being to attract successful digital companies. This has allegedly led to a brain drain of UK staff, as foreign studios are able to offer better (often government subsidised) salaries."

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eddierivera4401d ago

Heck no,, everything that has ever come out of the UK has been crap.

ape0074401d ago

man,you play games?

really?
your comment says otherwise

Vip3r4401d ago

What, like GTA, Burnout, Timesplitters to name a few?

Lose the racism next time.

The playa4401d ago

What?? like Grand theft auto 4 that was made by Rockstar North in Edinburgh and got an average score of 98 out 79 reviews? Shows what you know dumba$$.

Nervsys4401d ago (Edited 4401d ago )

From your name I assume you're american.

Do you include the Mayflower in that list?

Brainless Idiot - if you were from my country I'd be embarrassed!

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ape0074401d ago (Edited 4401d ago )

two of the best gamestudios in the world has gone

1-rareware:I mean the old rare (see wikipedia,search for rare,most old and talented devolopers has gone)
too many classic games:dkc 1,2and 3,killer instinct(snes and n64)
blast corps,goldeneye007,banjo kazooi,jet force jemini,perfect dark64,dk64,perfect dark 64 and conker:bad fur day

today rare games are rubbish and joke(man,the old days rocks)

2-acclaim teesside: who devoloped one of the greatest games ever
SHADOW MAN for n64,dc and pc,sadly the sequel sucks

but sadly the studio closed 2002(see wikipedia)

IM VERY SURE THAT IF THE SAME TEAM BEHIND GE007 DEVOLOPED GAME ON NEXT GEN SYSTEMS(HELL,THEY EVEN DIDN'T MAKE IT TO THE LAST GEN)

IM SURE,IT WILL BE THE GREATEST FPS OF ALL TIME AND NOTHING WILL TOP IT FOR MANY YEARS AND IT WILL BE AN EXAMPLE FOR PERFECTION IN EVERYWAY

Rattles4401d ago

Now that i think about it i do think women could bring something totally diferent to the console "something we need?"

this might be off topic but this is kind of like when people were saying when japanese were far behind the west in tec
"mgs says helo" its a joke just because they havint released as much crap as the west dosint mean there not doing sh!t loads of reseach to find new ways of making games
"Guerilla games & Square enix say helo" then we got little big planet on the way motorstorm is fantastic and and we dont even know wat sonys london studio is working on besides home "come on they got something for us"

The only thing the west is good at is pumping out the same unreal engine sh!t fps with a diffrent name.
And just so people dont forget, GTA is made by a scotland based studio.

tplarkin74401d ago

The government needs to keep it's dirty socialist hands off of private enterprise.

Vip3r4401d ago

"technology companies are offered tax rebates, refunds and other incentives"

This would work if our government wasn't so tight fisted. I'm really loosing faith in the government when it comes to common sense.

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