“Canada saw games as a clear opportunity to invest in the future, as traditional manufacturing was disappearing, and made a conscious decision to invest in games. The difference between there and here is that our government clearly sees any state support as a handout, not an investment. It seems to me the UK government would rather see our great industry go into decline than help it maintain its prominent position in the world, and that is madness. We’re still seen as the red-headed stepchild of the creative industries, one notch up from pornography in the eyes of most of the establishment. They forget that half of the world and half of the UK’s population play games. Games help define who we are as human beings – they are as important, culturally and socially, as music and films.” – Ian Livingstone, creative director and head of acquisitions at Eidos

I am glad that video games is starting to become a hot topic again. I am working on a speech and maybe even a sound documentary on the different views on gaming. If I do the sound documentary, I will post it up here when I am finished.

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