Prime Minister Gordon Brown commends U.K. game industry

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U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown recently recorded a podcast -- yes, a podcast (mp3) -- which aired right before the kickoff ceremonies for the Global Investment Conference held in London on Monday. During the podcast, Brown commended the efforts of the U.K.'s game developers and publishers, stating, "we're leading the way in creative industries, by far the biggest producer of computer games in Europe."

TIGA, the U.K. game industry trade organization, is hoping Brown's address is a sign of support for the game developer tax relief plan the group has been trying to push through parliament for more than two years now. Had they listened to Brown's other podcast, "The Uber1337 Video Game Talk Show," they would have heard a much stronger sentiment much earlier.

[Via Edge Online]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.