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Are you a Star Citizen fan based in Europe? If so I've got good news and bad news. The good news is that Cloud Imperium is opening a "publishing arm" in the UK and thus will provide local customer support. The bad news is that Euro customers will be subject to the VAT beginning on February 1st. "W...

January 20th 2015 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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The gaming significance of the above headline may not seem apparent, but bear with us. This May, the UK government will consider "the continued marketing and use of highly aggressive and artificial tax avoidance schemes." As noted by VG247, businesses located in a certain part of Jersey (the UK o...

March 24th 2011 at 5:00am 0 Comments
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Several European countries saw their online Apple stores go down for several hours earlier today, with the familiar yellow sticky note greeting customers in the UK, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy and others. Some speculated this meant a new product launch, but stores in Asia/Pacific and North Ameri...

January 3rd 2011 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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There's been a huge splash of Cataclysm information released unto the wild in the last few days. Every since the beta hit the streets, we've seen information about warrior changes, hunters and even racial emotes. I guess I called it a splash. What I really meant is that there's been a flood of info...

July 2nd 2010 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Last week, the UK Emergency Budget resulted in a proposed increase in the country's VAT (similar to a sales tax). When it goes into effect in January, the tax will increase by 2.5 percentage points. Game retailers are mulling over the possibility of absorbing the added the cost, instead of passing i...

July 2nd 2010 at 5:00am 0 Comments
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Rockstar yesterday filed an appeal with the Video Appeals Committee (VAC) over Manhunt 2's rejection by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), according to MCV. The UK board can overturn the BBFC's ban; given that six weeks are permitted to file an appeal, the developer appears to have wa...

August 1st 2007 at 12:52pm 0 Comments
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Some UK residents have felt angered by Sony's pricing scheme in the PAL territories. At £425 (~$820 US), European users are paying quite a lot to get a chance to PLAY B3YOND. One reason for the price hike? The government-imposed VAT, which makes up for up to 20% of the cost. "The money doesn't...

March 9th 2007 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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La PlayStation Trois! French gamers must be familiar with that combination by now, and if a certain Sony executive gets his way, the PS3 could be appearing in Europe for as low as 500 euros this fall.Apparently George Fornay (president of Sony Computer Entertainment France and vice president of Sony...

April 5th 2006 at 11:14am 0 Comments