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Pirated games “4:1 against legitimate sales,” says UKIE

UKIE has said that for one British game bought at retail, four more are being pirated.

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  • UKIE: 42% of all Kinect sales come from UK-developed titles

    UKIE figures have claimed that UK developers have contributed greatly to the sale of motion controller-based games in the last year.

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  • UK Government to create videogames committee

    The UK Government has decided to create a cross-departmental committee to examine issues affecting the videogame industry. ELSPA’s first meeting with Minister for Creative Industries Siôn Simon last week was the catalyst for the formation. “The news was indeed upbeat,” said ELSPA director general Michael Rawlinson. “The Minister assured us that the Government is confident […]

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  • Rawlinson makes ELSPA director general

    ELSPA’s promoted MD Michael Rawlinson to director general, the trade body announced this morning. Paul Jackson, who currently holds the position, will move into an “advisory role”. Press release after the link.

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  • First fake games consoles seized in UK raid

    During a raid on illegal counterfeiters operating on auction site EBay, police seized 40 consoles making this the first time fake consoles have been found in the UK. Investigators from Bromley Trading Standards Department and the local enforcement the consoles packaged with power units as well as game copying devices. On top of all that […]

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  • ELSPA: Video games are "bringing families together"

    ELSPA managing director Michael Rawlinson has proclaimed that family titles are responsible for the huge upturn in UK games revenue, and that games themselves are “bringing families together.” “It is encouraging to see that the popularity of video games continues to grow year-on-year,” he said. “More than ever, video gaming is increasingly bringing families together […]

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