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PC Most Popular Format For Euro Gamers

By John Walker on June 29th, 2010.

Cuddles!

Who’s the most popular gaming format, eh? Who is? Who is? Is it you? Is it? Awwwww, yes, you ARE the most popular gaming format! You big, loveable thing you…

Oh, I’m sorry, you’ve caught me having a chat with my PC. Because my beautiful little boy is the most popular kid in school. According to an MCV report, as I’ve been saying for the last four hundred million years, the PC is by far the most popular means of playing games in the UK.

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UK Tax Relief For Game Developers Scrapped

By John Walker on June 22nd, 2010.

Osborne also announces puppies to get more cancer.

Anyone remember March? Ah, those halcyon days of innocence, back when we considered the possibility of good news for the British games industry. Then UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling, announced in what would be his final budget a pledge for a tax credit system that would aid creative industries, including game development. Of course, as we said at the time, this was dependent upon whoever won the election not overturning the decision. However, pre-election both the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats pledged support for the move. But new Chancellor of the Coalition Government, George Osborne, has scrapped the plans in today’s budget. And many in the games industry have already reported their horror.

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