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Texas Film Commission to offer more financial incentives for games

The Texas Film Commission is set to expand its economic incentive program for games. The Entertainment Software Association has announced that the state is increasing its top tier base percentage rate to 20%, up from 15 and lowered the threshold from $5 million to $3.5 million.

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Texas headlines

  • League of Legends player jailed in Texas over Facebook rant released on bail

    League of Legends player Justin Carter, who was arrested by Texas authorities in February for “threatening” to shoot up an elementary school on Facebook, has been let out of jail on bail.

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  • Austin: SWTOR players wanted for paid content testing

    Star Wars: The Old Republic veterans making their home in or around the Lone Star state have a chance to try out BioWare’s latest content ahead of the plebs.

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  • EA Sports opens Austin studio

    EA has made its new Texas development studio official, and announced 300 new jobs.

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  • Games industry driving Texas job creation

    What the world needs now is jobs – sweet jobs – and in Texas, they’ve got them. Having poured USD $234 million and 3,400 permanent positions into the Lone Star State, the games industry is being hailed as a success story of economic incentives schemes.

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  • Quakecon moves venue to Grapevine

    Quakecon’s to be held at the Gaylord Hotel in Grapevine, Texas, id said today, not the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas as previously planned. If you’d already booked into the Anatole for the shoot-fest, your room’s been cancelled. You need to ring up the Gaylord and get re-reserving. Quakecon 2009 takes place from August 13-16. […]

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  • THQ nets Vigil monster office in Austin

    THQ’s grabbed a 33,000 sqft office in Austin, Texas, according to Kotaku. Gama reckons the facility’s for Vigil Games, the developer currently putting together THQ’s 40K MMO. Still no date on the game, however.

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  • Texas Governor signs tax break for game companies

    Texas Governor Rick Perry has signed into law House Bill 873 which increases the amount of state grants available to video game firms and other media production companies in the Lonestar State. The press release mainly focuses on what this means to the movie industry, but it applies to all forms of media created by […]

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  • ESA wants stronger tax incentives for developers in Texas

    ESA bossman Michael Gallagher is asking the Texas government for stronger tax incentives for software companies doing business in the state. Gallagher explains that the development community in Texas is just as important as the SXSW conference created for the state’s music and entertainment industry. The Texas Senate and House of Representative are currently considering […]

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  • QuakeCon registration opens on March 6

    As you can see on the QuakeCon site, registration for the Texan id show opens on March 6. You’ll be able to book tickets from 9.30pm EST. This year’s QuakeCon takes place August 13-16, 2009, in Dallas, at the Hilton Anatole Hotel.

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  • Texas honors videogame industry with its own special day

    The State of Texas has decided that February 3 will from here on out be known as Entertainment Software Day. The event’s been created to pay homage to the impact the videogame industry has had on the state’s economy. In 2006 the games trade grew 16 percent in the Lone Star State says GamesIndustry.biz, and […]

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  • Microsoft sues DHL over Texan train crash

    According to this GamePro story, Microsoft is suing DHL after the carrier allegedly lost 21,600 360 consoles in a Texas train derailment. The Xboxes were en route from a Microsoft office in McAllen, Texas, to Long Beach, California, for eventual delivery to Hong Kong at the time of the loss, which occurred on October 13, […]

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  • E3 keynote Governor greeted by "just over two dozen attendees"

    How completely embarrassing. According to this Gamespot piece, opening E3 keynote speaker and Texan Governor, Rick Perry, spoke this morning to an audience of less then 30 people. Perry apparently spoke at length about how great Texas is as a home for developers. The report makes it sound scintillating. Entertainment Software Association president Michael Gallagher […]

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  • QuakeCon 2008 announced

    id announced QuakeCon 2008 last night, which is now confirmed to be running from July 31 to August 3 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas. As well as hosting the biggest LAN party in America, the event will see exhibits from more than 60 developers. In addition, you get to see John Carmack […]

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