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Posted: Sep 28th 2009 6:15PM archipelagos said

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I don't think that there's enough money in the pot for the Scottish government to change the tax laws. The budget is stretched incredibly thin as it is. I could be wrong, I'd like to be wrong, but that's simply how it seems.

Posted: Sep 28th 2009 6:39PM (Unverified) said

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The Irish Government doesn't have any money in the pot either. It is massively in debt, and really struggling to control its spending, but unless it attracts more growth there is no hope of a recovery.

Posted: Sep 29th 2009 4:12AM (Unverified) said

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Still though, it'd be interesting to see if this is a trend for Ireland. We've already got GOA for the Euro servers on DAoC and WAR here and a few f2p games companies.

Posted: Sep 29th 2009 4:35AM (Unverified) said

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this line bothered me

- however, still hopes that the Scottish government will be able to provide the needed incentives for Realtime Worlds to remain where they are. -

don't big company's have to pay Tax? what? they really think they are so big they can force a government to change policy? -

if they cut a deal for Realtime worlds and not for smaller independent company (not just game developers) they that's just wrong, if anything i would think this company needs help less than a small greengrocers or a local laundrette

Posted: Sep 29th 2009 5:27AM archipelagos said

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The only thing that companies care about is the bottom line. This is why we see so many move to the far east so they can pay their work force less and enjoy greater tax benefits. It's a sorry situation for those who lose their jobs but unless a government is willing to bend over backwards for said company (just look at the recent deals Germany made with the car industry) they will always seek brighter (cheaper) shores. This is the simple and sometimes stark reality of a global economy.

It's not sustainable but I imagine that's why a lot of companies are getting their bucks worth sooner rather than later.
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Posted: Sep 29th 2009 8:19AM tk421242 said

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Haggis


mmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Posted: Sep 29th 2009 2:23PM (Unverified) said

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im not sure i hate both ways myself mainly because government tend to not know how to do it right. they are either to light on tax or kill you with tax, so here is my problem. im all for taxing but it has to be balanced with the company itself not joe bob down the street.

that what im a afraid of they will pull a stunt of 50% game tax or some like that i don't that it will be above that but we will have to wait and see.

Posted: Oct 21st 2009 7:22AM (Unverified) said

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Well I'm sure that they need the help at the moment. Their new game "APC" has slipped on it's timeline and they have been recruiting like there's no tomorrow. That $31 Million USD they got back in 2006 must be getting awful thin by now.

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