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LOL where is he logic in this statement.

2.5% a week?

2.5 x 52 = 130%...

Also i dont think you get it. Its 2.5% a year..

Suppose it will csot the company 5% of its income..

that means within 3 years they would be making moremoney then if they stayed in brittian.. Your not much of a business man.
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Problem is, lots of game companies will move out and it will end up costing the UK more then if they kept it.
Well, that is the theory should they all leave. But, lots of studios aren't in the financial position to move and many won't want to. The Government will have looked very closely at the effect of the cut and if they do believe it was going to cost them more, it wouldn't have been scrapped.

I suspect their calculations show there as being some damage, but a lot of businesses will absorb the cost and thus, the idea to scrap the tax break is still a go.

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£40 for a game is already pushing the limit as being 'expensive'.
Not really. I can't be bothered to find the stats, but computer games were down as one of the most inflation-proof products of all time. I remember paying £30-£40 for a flagship PS1 title... it's still around that today.
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Not really. I can't be bothered to find the stats, but computer games were down as one of the most inflation-proof products of all time. I remember paying £30-£40 for a flagship PS1 title... it's still around that today.
True, but PS3 and Xbox 360 games are anywhere from 40 to 50 at launch which is a bit higher than PS1/2 were. However what really sucks imo is the fact that the price of PC games is increasing too. Now it's not uncommon to see some at £35 or £40 or even £45 *coughActivisiongames*
    
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True, but PS3 and Xbox 360 games are anywhere from 40 to 50 at launch which is a bit higher than PS1/2 were. However what really sucks imo is the fact that the price of PC games is increasing too. Now it's not uncommon to see some at £35 or £40 or even £45 *coughActivisiongames*
Well, people still buy them so it's financially a no-brainer. Also, you must consider the cost involved in making the games. Prices of outsourcing audio, animation, model making, localisation etc... will have gone up a lot.

Not saying price hikes are awesome, just that, it's to be expected in a free market.
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Well, people still buy them so it's financially a no-brainer. Also, you must consider the cost involved in making the games. Prices of outsourcing audio, animation, model making, localisation etc... will have gone up a lot.

Not saying price hikes are awesome, just that, it's to be expected in a free market.
Yea i can understand console prices but PC too?.. We should be allowed to have refund for buggy PC games, Conviction is crap. Never buying another Ubisoft PC game
    
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Yea i can understand console prices but PC too?.. We should be allowed to have refund for buggy PC games, Conviction is crap. Never buying another Ubisoft PC game
Well now they are making 1 game and just hitting the big red convert button..

Thats what happened to MW2 and BO.. Yet they still sell..
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Yea i can understand console prices but PC too?.. We should be allowed to have refund for buggy PC games, Conviction is crap. Never buying another Ubisoft PC game
Eh, now you get into a whole new problem. Defining "bugs". You starting to see why everything is moving to console development?
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Source.

Keep this OT.
I guess it hurts kotick having to pay 2.5% more to taxes? :\\
You shouldn't try and make this into a "greedy Bobby K" thing, this is very common in the business world. If a certain industry thinks that it is not getting tax relief in proportion to the money it brings to the local economy they will saber rattle a little bit to try and pressure the gov. into providing said relief.

Otherwise if it make economical sense to move somewhere that has a more favorable tax code, well the company may well up and move. If you were running a business would you do it any different, knowing that every dollar saved was another dollar in your pocket?

If the company goes than it won't matter that the UK was getting 2%, just a random number for example, more in tax revenues, all the tax revenues that company would have generated will be gone, the jobs will be gone, the office space will be empty, etc.

Big companies like that can make up a significant portion of the economy of the city they are located in.
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Eh, now you get into a whole new problem. Defining "bugs". You starting to see why everything is moving to console development?
Yea but in SC:C online doesn't even work. The servers just suck and i can't join anybody and nothing works. I can sometimes join random people but now those i wanna play with :F. Pirates can get it working fine but those who own it legit can't... I feel scammed out of £13 or whatever it was. I could've gotten Divinity 2 for that. Back OT, taxes really suck, we're having to pay more because they choose to waste their money on unnecessary wars and such.

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You shouldn't try and make this into a "greedy Bobby K" thing
Yea i know but i dont like that guy, just some fun
    
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Yea but in SC:C online doesn't even work. The servers just suck and i can't join anybody and nothing works. I can sometimes join random people but now those i wanna play with :F. Pirates can get it working fine but those who own it legit can't... I feel scammed out of £13 or whatever it was. I could've gotten Divinity 2 for that. Back OT, taxes really suck, we're having to pay more because they choose to waste their money on unnecessary wars and such.
Actually, for places like the US and UK, wars tend to be rather profitable for the business market. Huge defence contractors like BAE systems make a lot of money on war.

The main reason why we are in such a state in the whole problem of borrowed money and risky banking (so, not wars ). For too long money was cheap, could be borrowed too easily, was being invested in high risk areas and in the end, people stopped paying it back. It's the deficit in each country that is driving these extra taxes/budget cuts. It's us, the public and the banks that have caused this mess really.
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