TIGA calls on Conservatives to include Games Tax Relief in Mini-Manifesto

Politics and videogames don’t always see eye to eye with each other, but it’s always nice when a positive or even neutral story concerning the two comes along. TIGA, the trade association representing the UK videogames industry has today called on the Conservative Party to include the introduction of Games Tax Relief in their set of policy proposals this...

Digital Economy opposition petition grows

Everyone likes signing petitions. Fact. So here for your angry signature entertainment purposes we have the latest online petition that opposes moves by the government and Peter Mandelson in particular, that will give the government new powers when dealing with illegal filesharing. The feeling amongst many of the protesters is that the bill was created at the...

British MPs discuss games, game lobbyist group founded

Yesterday in the House of Commons, Labour MP rabble-rouser Keith Vaz launched an attack on games (again). He stated that the level of violence in games like Modern Warfare 2 was unacceptable and that the government should take extra steps to be certain that these kinds of games don’t fall into the hands of children. Which is fair enough really, but seems...