Tag Archives: ukie
Fri, Oct 04, 2013 | 19:17 BST
Tiga has dismissed reports of a merger talk with UKIE, a spokesman has told Develop. Tiga remains committed to being a separate entity despite being “flattered by [UKIE's] continued admiration” of the trade body. Last weekduring UKIE AGM, chairman Andy Payne said he was “extending a hand” to Tiga CEO Richard Wilson and the board in order to see how the two trade bodies could collaborate. Payne said a merger would be preferable because as it stands now, each only represents “half our voice, half our power – we should be one because we are a new industry.” Thanks, MCV.
Wed, Oct 02, 2013 | 12:27 BST
Grand Theft Auto 5 was snapped in the hands of an under-age kid last week, prompting the usual wave of tabloid witch-hunting and claims that age-rating body PEGI wasn’t doing enough to safeguard the nation’s youth. The group has now responded.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 | 10:55 BST
Trade bodies UKIE and TIGA are considering joining forces in the UK so that they can form a singular, more powerful voice for the industry in media and politics.
Tue, Aug 06, 2013 | 11:15 BST
New study calls for online game developers to help prevent addiction, claims gamers are playing 90 hours at a time
A new study into the addictive nature of online gaming has called on developers of MMOs and other online-enabled titles to do more to prevent addiction.
Thu, Jul 11, 2013 | 22:25 BST
For the first time in a decade, the Edinburgh Interactive Festival is taking a year off.
Tue, Jul 09, 2013 | 21:05 BST
The Develop conference is going on in Brighton, as you know, and below you will find a video interview with UKIE CEO Jo Twist. In it, she discusses about what the trade body can achieve for Britain’s new and independent game developers. Develop runs through July 11.
Tue, May 28, 2013 | 11:47 BST
UK trade association Ukie has today launched its official PC download chart, which lists the best-selling digitally downloaded games each month, as well as mixing digital and boxed sales into the same list to see how they compare. The first chart for March is past the link.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 | 15:03 BST
Last week, in was announced that the EU Commission is to investigate the case for UK tax breaks and stated that “It is not clear whether the taxpayer should be subsidising this activity.” Now, the association for UK Interactive Entertainment has asked that UK developers provide evidence to help bolster the case.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 | 15:12 BST
The European Commission believes there is “no obvious market failure” in the UK games sector to provide tax relief to developers, and has opened an in-depth investigation into the proposed scheme backed by the industry and trade groups.
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 | 01:59 GMT
Wed, Feb 06, 2013 | 22:05 GMT
UKIE has made its final recommendations for UK tax credits to the government, with the trade body’s CEO stating that there are further areas on the scheme which still need addressed.
Tue, Oct 30, 2012 | 01:25 GMT
British trade body UKIE has provided a list of guidelines as to how the British Government should assess the cultural relevance of games when local developers and publishers apply for tax relief.
Fri, Oct 19, 2012 | 22:23 BST
Tue, Aug 28, 2012 | 11:35 BST
Sleeping Dogs has held its place at the top of the UK charts for a second week, pipping other recent released Darksiders 2 and Transformers: Fall of Cybertron to the post.
Mon, Aug 20, 2012 | 10:19 BST
Sleeping Dogs has topped the UK top 40 game chart, knocking London 2012 down to third.
Thu, Jul 12, 2012 | 15:50 BST
Thu, Jul 12, 2012 | 14:05 BST
2.1 million games were sold at retail in the UK throughout June, down more than 40 percent on the same month in 2011, while revenue raised by UK stores was down from £78.4 million to £48.4 million, a drop of 38 percent.
The number one selling game in June was Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, followed by LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, which has so far spent three consecutive weeks at the top of the UK charts.
The grim sales figures come as Wedbush Morgan analyst, Michael Pachter, predicted that US sales during June will be down by around 34% year-on-year.
Wed, Jul 11, 2012 | 13:35 BST
PEGI will become the official, and the sole UK games rating system on July 30, replacing the mix of dual BBFC and PEGI classifications which have been prominent in the region. Under the new system, it will be illegal for a retailer to sell a game with the PEGI rating of 12, 16 or 18 to someone under the specific age with the Video Standards Council rating the games to PEGI’s specifications and enforcing retailers to adhere to the standards. “To prepare for the transition to the new system, we’ve already held PEGI briefing sessions to make sure that the industry is clear about what these changes will mean for them,” said UKIE CEO Jo Twist. “We very much believe that the sole adoption of PEGI will provide clear and consistent direction on age ratings for parents and will be a vital tool in helping them to understand the types of games that their children should be playing.” Thanks, CVG.
Fri, Jul 06, 2012 | 16:31 BST
Mastertronic boss Andy Payne has said Activision’s studio in Leeds will be in charge of “handheld games” in the Call of Duty franchise, suggesting the firm will be developing all mobile titles in the franchise going forward.
Wed, Jun 13, 2012 | 07:41 BST
After literally years of delays, the UKIE hopes Britain’s dual games rating system will be supplanted by the pan-European PEGI by the end of next month.