The last two months have seen an alarming quantity of resignations within the videogame industry whether voluntary or ‘voluntary’.
Bigger than the cinema box office, bigger than music and bigger than books, the video games industry is big business. Global software revenues exceed £30 billion a year, and are predicted to rise to nearly £60 billion a year by 2015. Yet its growth and success are little known. Games are played by hundreds of millions of people around the world.
Grayling promises school leavers three months of unpaid work in exchange for benefits. I for one would rather play computer games
A spectre is haunting Britain. The spectre of computer games. “We don’t want [Neets] waking up at lunchtime and playing computer games all day,” said a Department of Work and Pensions source.
You may have heard by now that Norwegian mass killer Anders Breivik played video games: violent “first-person shooters” such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. According to news reports, Breivik claimed that he honed his targeting and shooting skills by playing Call of Duty. Does this claim make sense? Should we pull these games from store shelves? I don’t think so.
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As an exhibition celebrating the best of British gaming gets underway in the North East of England, David Crookes kicks off a week profiling the people who helped put the UK on the videogame map.
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