Scotland's games industry adds "no value"

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Posted 9:43pm on Fri 7 September 2012
FantasyMeister
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Scotland's games industry adds "no value"
Scotland's games industry adds 'no value' suggests study

Colour me baffled, but isn't Rockstar North - creators of the Lemmings, Grand Theft Auto, and Manhunt franchises, the same studio that collaborated on Red Dead Redemption - based in Edinburgh?

Isn't Ruffian Games, creators of Crackdown 2, based in Dundee?

Isn't it slightly troubling that this is a Government report, funded by the taxpayer? Nice to know they're looking after our money.
Posted 9:49am on Sat 8 September 2012
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Scotland's games industry adds 'no value' suggests study

Colour me baffled, but isn't Rockstar North - creators of the Lemmings, Grand Theft Auto, and Manhunt franchises, the same studio that collaborated on Red Dead Redemption - based in Edinburgh?

Isn't Ruffian Games, creators of Crackdown 2, based in Dundee?

Isn't it slightly troubling that this is a Government report, funded by the taxpayer? Nice to know they're looking after our money.

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"Creative Scotland suggested that a proportion of firms involved in computer games may have been classified as part of the Software and Electronic Publishing sector and as such their economic contribution attributed to that industry."

Flawed article is flawed.

No offence OP. Wink
Posted 11:26am on Sat 8 September 2012
FantasyMeister
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"Creative Scotland suggested that a proportion of firms involved in computer games may have been classified as part of the Software and Electronic Publishing sector and as such their economic contribution attributed to that industry."

Flawed article is flawed.

No offence OP. Wink

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All the same, when you have a company like Rockstar and the choice between sticking them under "Digital Industries - Software/Electronic Publishing" or "Audio-Visual - Computer Games" you know instantly how the report got it wrong.

The figures for each from the report:

Software/Electronic Publishing
Direct Employment - 19,100
Gross Value Added - £940,000,000

Computer Games
Direct Empoyment - 200
Gross Value Added - £0

Bit of a kick in the teeth for computer games, they should have been celebrating an influx of increased funding, infrastructure development and tax breaks but instead, unless the relevant ministers figure it out, they could get screwed over.
Posted 8:50pm on Tue 11 September 2012
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Scotland's games industry adds 'no value' suggests study

Colour me baffled, but isn't Rockstar North - creators of the Lemmings, Grand Theft Auto, and Manhunt franchises, the same studio that collaborated on Red Dead Redemption - based in Edinburgh?

Isn't Ruffian Games, creators of Crackdown 2, based in Dundee?

Isn't it slightly troubling that this is a Government report, funded by the taxpayer? Nice to know they're looking after our money.

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Yea, both Crackdown games were developed in my city, same with the "classic" APB, that was born 5 minutes away from me.
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