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Gaming Saving The UK Games Industry

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 29 Mar 2011.

  1. sub routine

    sub routine Archie Gemel

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    ./insert last photo
    ./insert ateam theme music

    TIGA da dadada da da da. Did they drive their black transit with the big red stripe down to downing street and storm out. They definately look like a crack unit of top hardcore gamers.
     
  2. leveller

    leveller Yeti Sports 2 - 2011 Champion!

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    Reading that gave me a sinking feeling, not unlike being in a desert with no food and water, sun beating down and cooking my skin, days later being pecked apart by vultures. There is something wrong when foreigners can be on our soil picking meat from the bones of our dying carcass. Bit extreme? Maybe. But it's just the feeling.
     
  3. kosch

    kosch Trango in the Mango

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    I've always wanted to quote a south park song in an article!

    Sheila: Times have changed
    Our kids are getting worse
    They won't obey their parents
    They just want to fart and curse!
    Sharon: Should we blame the government?
    Liane: Or blame society?
    Dads: Or should we blame the images on TV?
    Sheila: No, blame Canada
    Everyone: Blame Canada
    Sheila: With all their beady little eyes
    And flapping heads so full of lies
    Everyone: Blame Canada
    Blame Canada
    Sheila: We need to form a full assault
    Everyone: It's Canada's fault!
    Sharon: Don't blame me
    For my son Stan
    He saw the darn cartoon
    And now he's off to join the Klan!
    Liane: And my boy Eric once
    Had my picture on his shelf
    But now when I see him he tells me to **** myself!
    Sheila: Well, blame Canada
    Everyone: Blame Canada
    Sheila: It seems that everything's gone wrong
    Since Canada came along
    Everyone: Blame Canada
    Blame Canada
    Copy Guy: They're not even a real country anyway
    Ms. McCormick: My son could've been a doctor or a lawyer rich and true,
    Instead he burned up like a piggy on the barbecue
    Everyone: Should we blame the matches?
    Should we blame the fire?
    Or the doctors who allowed him to expire?
    Sheila: heck no!
    Everyone: Blame Canada
    Blame Canada
    Sheila: With all their hockey hullabaloo
    Liane: And that bitch Anne Murray too
    Everyone: Blame Canada
    Shame on Canada
    For...
    The smut we must stop
    The trash we must bash
    The Laughter and fun
    Must all be undone
    We must blame them and cause a fuss
    Before somebody thinks of blaming uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuus!!!!
     
  4. jhng

    jhng New Member

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    This issue of countries competing over tax breaks to attract businesses is only the tip of the iceberg. It shows up a really serious danger in the capitalist system (which I mean in the pure sense of businesses being owned by the person providing the investment capital rather than by the employees or the state).

    What happens when governments can no longer afford to entice business in by redirecting taxes from elsewhere? The next stage is that governments have to compete by extending working hours, lowering the minimum wage, reducing employee protection and so forth. Before too long populations are put back into the conditions of effective economic slavery that characterised 19th century Britain, with business owners essentially treating employees as they please and 'starving them back to work' if they take any kind of united action.

    The reason why we got away from the 19th century model in Britain was essentially because public uprisings and industrial action led to universal suffrage which led to politicians having to woo the employee/worker vote with sensible pro-employee legislation. However, it seems to me that what we have been seeing over the last few decades, and continue to see, is a process where the capital owner becomes so internationally mobile that it can effectively slip the democratic leash.

    Obviously the traditional state-ownership & planned economy model which is generally proposed as an alternative is also pretty duff -- I don't really want to live under a totalitarian regime which is where traditional socialism always seems to end up. However, there must be a better way.

    This sort of thing keeps me up at night...
     
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  5. SighMoan

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    jhng, nice post. It bothers me too.
     
  6. phuzz

    phuzz This is a title

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    Great idea, we should introduce it as soon as Britain's got some money to spare, say, around 2050?
     
  7. MorpheusUK

    MorpheusUK a Noob that knows something

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    This government needs to embrace one thing.
    "Made in Britain"
    If a product has and is Made in Britain they need to give some relief to these manufacturers, developers etc. as it's only strengthening the economy, no matter what it is.
    Britain has a long standing history in game making and it would be such a shame to lose this to cheaper alternative producers. You get what you pay for.
     
  8. battles_atlas

    battles_atlas New Member

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  9. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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  10. doggy

    doggy Cave Canem

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    With cost of living and running a company sky high in this country there is always going to be someone outside the UK that can make the product at a lower cost. It is the same problem in most industries not just gamng. I dont see little tax breaks making any difference if a game design company has got to the point where it needs to make significant reductions in overheads......
     
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