Video Games Promote Reading and Writing, Suggests a UK Survey
Jacob Blazewicz, 12 August 2020, 22:44
The British charity National Literary Trust has published the results of a survey on the relationship between video games and reading. The survey shows that gaming can be an incentive to develop writing and reading skills as well as empathy.
Founders of Rockstar Games Among the Richest People in UK
Bebop, 19 May 2020, 19:10
The owners of Rockstar Games have again found themselves among the richest people in the UK. Making the GTA V available for free can still affect their total assets, as microtransactions from online mode are still in constant demand.
11-year-old Played Too Much GTA, so the Family Gave Him a Real Car
Paul Wozniak, 04 March 2020, 21:58
British police have reported the arrest of an 11-year-old boy who was driving a car in one of the car parks in Lancester. According to the information, he was allowed to do so by a relative who was fed up with the fact that the child was spending the whole day in front of a console, playing GTA.
Rockstar North Defends Its Tax Breaks
Adrian Werner, 21 January 2020, 15:54
Rockstar North refutes allegations accusing the studio of abusing game developer tax deduction program. According to the team, its success shows that the initiative works and strengthens the British economy.
UK's Healthcare: Lootboxes Expose Children to Gambling Addiction
Paul Wozniak, 19 January 2020, 21:51
England's mental health director, Claire Murdoch, claims that lootboxes in video games put children at risk of becoming addicted to gambling. Thus, she calls for the companies behind such games to take appropriate action.
A Clinic For Treating Gaming Addiction Opens in UK
Jacob Blazewicz, 08 October 2019, 23:15
The British Health Service has announced the opening of the country's first clinic for technology addiction. The facility will treat cases of addiction to video games, social media and the Internet in general.
Not Only Rockstar - Sony and Other Giants Avoid Paying Taxes in UK
Michael Kulakowski, 02 October 2019, 23:01
As it turns out, Rockstar is not the only company that avoids tax authorities in Great Britain. Using methods similar to those of the creators of GTA V, giants such as Warner, Sony and Sega earned hundreds of millions of pounds in tax credits. They were all beneficiaries of a scheme intended to support domestic video game developers.
A School in London Introduced Video Game Classes and Explains Why
Konrad Serafinski, 11 August 2019, 23:37
There is a special school in North London where students are among the first in the world to have video game classes. Children play popular titles together to develop their social skills.
Prince Harry Says Fortnite Should be Banned
Adrian Werner, 06 April 2019, 23:50
Prince Harry provoked the ire of gamers by stating that Fortnite is created to addict and such games should be banned.