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(BBC)   Scotland's games industry 'adds no value' according to study, citing lack of international appeal for region's sheep dating simulations   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 28
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2012-09-07 04:50:48 PM
Did they find literally "$0" value, or were they unable to quantify a value? It seems like the failure (assuming the games industry is bringing at least $1 to the region) is in their metrics rather than the gaming industry's earnings..
 
2012-09-07 04:51:52 PM

Somaticasual: Did they find literally "$0" value, or were they unable to quantify a value? It seems like the failure (assuming the games industry is bringing at least $1 to the region) is in their metrics rather than the gaming industry's earnings..


I would imagine that if gaming companies employ 200 people in the region, those people are not working for free. It must contribute something to the economy.
 
2012-09-07 04:52:58 PM
Of course it doesn't. In fact, I can't think of a single game developed in Scotland that's ever made any money or had any impact on the industry at all.

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But this chap would like a word with the authors of that report
 
2012-09-07 04:54:02 PM

Somaticasual: Did they find literally "$0" value


£0.

FTFY

Also...

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2012-09-07 04:55:38 PM
The only Rockstar Games I ever knew of for a long time was Rockstar North of Scotland.
 
2012-09-07 04:58:27 PM
Maybe they'd do better with one goat screwing sim.
 
2012-09-07 05:00:00 PM
Somaticasual: Did they find literally "$0" value, or were they unable to quantify a value? It seems like the failure (assuming the games industry is bringing at least $1 to the region) is in their metrics rather than the gaming industry's earnings..

It could also be detrimental, meaning that it subtracts value, which would also technically fit the phrase "adds no value".
 
2012-09-07 05:07:01 PM
Angus: (getting a little angry) Oh look woman, how many games did we sell last year? Nine and a half, that's all. So when I get an order for 48,000,000, I believe it - you bet I believe it.

Mrs Podgorny: Even if it's from a blancmange?

Angus: Och, woman, if a blancmange is prepared to come 2,200,000 light years to purchase a game, they must be fairly keen on games. So cease yer prattling woman and get coding. This could be the biggest breakthrough in games since the Provost of Edinburgh sat on a joystick. Mary, we'll be rich! We'll be rich!
 
2012-09-07 05:17:03 PM

Boudica's War Tampon: Angus: (getting a little angry) Oh look woman, how many games did we sell last year? Nine and a half, that's all. So when I get an order for 48,000,000, I believe it - you bet I believe it.

Mrs Podgorny: Even if it's from a blancmange?

Angus: Och, woman, if a blancmange is prepared to come 2,200,000 light years to purchase a game, they must be fairly keen on games. So cease yer prattling woman and get coding. This could be the biggest breakthrough in games since the Provost of Edinburgh sat on a joystick. Mary, we'll be rich! We'll be rich!


Oh my god. Brain not work. Where is that from?
Is that the flan that tried to win Wimbledon by turning everyone Scottish?
 
2012-09-07 05:18:11 PM

lordargent: Somaticasual: Did they find literally "$0" value, or were they unable to quantify a value? It seems like the failure (assuming the games industry is bringing at least $1 to the region) is in their metrics rather than the gaming industry's earnings..

It could also be detrimental, meaning that it subtracts value, which would also technically fit the phrase "adds no value".


Fair enough on that (and on the quid note from a previous poster).

//Past that, it's just hard to take a grown man in a kilt and long socks seriously. Not helping their country's long struggle for machismo.
 
2012-09-07 05:22:22 PM

Sergeant Grumbles: Boudica's War Tampon: Angus: (getting a little angry) Oh look woman, how many games did we sell last year? Nine and a half, that's all. So when I get an order for 48,000,000, I believe it - you bet I believe it.

Mrs Podgorny: Even if it's from a blancmange?

Angus: Och, woman, if a blancmange is prepared to come 2,200,000 light years to purchase a game, they must be fairly keen on games. So cease yer prattling woman and get coding. This could be the biggest breakthrough in games since the Provost of Edinburgh sat on a joystick. Mary, we'll be rich! We'll be rich!

Oh my god. Brain not work. Where is that from?
Is that the flan that tried to win Wimbledon by turning everyone Scottish?


I think it's a Monty Python.
 
2012-09-07 05:32:46 PM
www.wii-records.com
 
2012-09-07 05:37:17 PM

Somaticasual: lordargent: Somaticasual: Did they find literally "$0" value, or were they unable to quantify a value? It seems like the failure (assuming the games industry is bringing at least $1 to the region) is in their metrics rather than the gaming industry's earnings..

It could also be detrimental, meaning that it subtracts value, which would also technically fit the phrase "adds no value".

Fair enough on that (and on the quid note from a previous poster).

//Past that, it's just hard to take a grown man in a kilt and long socks seriously. Not helping their country's long struggle for machismo.


Men, a true Scot wouldn't give a toss what yew think, he'd just break a bottle of Bucky in the middle a yer face ya coont
 
2012-09-07 05:43:13 PM
A True Scotsman® knows that Creative Scotland and Scottish Enterprise are a bunch of wankers®.
 
2012-09-07 05:48:31 PM

Sergeant Grumbles: Boudica's War Tampon: Angus: (getting a little angry) Oh look woman, how many games did we sell last year? Nine and a half, that's all. So when I get an order for 48,000,000, I believe it - you bet I believe it.

Mrs Podgorny: Even if it's from a blancmange?

Angus: Och, woman, if a blancmange is prepared to come 2,200,000 light years to purchase a game, they must be fairly keen on games. So cease yer prattling woman and get coding. This could be the biggest breakthrough in games since the Provost of Edinburgh sat on a joystick. Mary, we'll be rich! We'll be rich!

Oh my god. Brain not work. Where is that from?
Is that the flan that tried to win Wimbledon by turning everyone Scottish?



Yes. Here's the script and the clip.
 
2012-09-07 05:54:36 PM

lordargent: Somaticasual: Did they find literally "$0" value, or were they unable to quantify a value? It seems like the failure (assuming the games industry is bringing at least $1 to the region) is in their metrics rather than the gaming industry's earnings..

It could also be detrimental, meaning that it subtracts value, which would also technically fit the phrase "adds no value".


Maybe they get government subsidies? That could count as negative value.
 
2012-09-07 05:59:49 PM

Sergeant Grumbles: Boudica's War Tampon: Angus: (getting a little angry) Oh look woman, how many games did we sell last year? Nine and a half, that's all. So when I get an order for 48,000,000, I believe it - you bet I believe it.

Mrs Podgorny: Even if it's from a blancmange?

Angus: Och, woman, if a blancmange is prepared to come 2,200,000 light years to purchase a game, they must be fairly keen on games. So cease yer prattling woman and get coding. This could be the biggest breakthrough in games since the Provost of Edinburgh sat on a joystick. Mary, we'll be rich! We'll be rich!

Oh my god. Brain not work. Where is that from?
Is that the flan that tried to win Wimbledon by turning everyone Scottish?


Technically it's a blancmange, not a flan (which in Britain is some sponge-cake thing and in the rest of the world is still something rather different even though it's custard-based)...and yes, that would be from the "Science Fiction Episode" sketch of Monty Python. :D

/speaking of flans...I'm still somewhat surprised that Square hasn't done the obvious and make actual flan (as in FF(foo) flans) shaped molds for flan (as in the edible custard dessert you see at Mexican restaurants) :D
 
2012-09-07 06:11:30 PM

ciberido: Yes. Here's the script and the clip.


Thank you. I forgot how much I loved that bit.

Policeman: Oh, now this is where Mr Podgorny could have saved his wife's life. If he'd gone to the police and told them that he'd been approached by unearthly beings from the Galaxy of Andromeda, we'd have sent a man round to investigate.
 
2012-09-07 06:24:40 PM

fusillade762: Maybe they get government subsidies? That could count as negative value.


If you look at it that way, I bet EA's value would be deep in the red.
 
2012-09-07 08:17:25 PM

MrEricSir: fusillade762: Maybe they get government subsidies? That could count as negative value.

If you look at it that way, I bet EA's value would be deep in the red.


You don't even need to count it that way. All EA seems capable of lately is blaming their problems on outside factors - homophobes, their customers/pirates, the industry itself, etc.

It's quite satisfying to see their talking points destroyed and their investors slowly becoming aware of how horrendous the company is.
 
2012-09-07 08:19:39 PM

fusillade762: lordargent: Somaticasual: Did they find literally "$0" value, or were they unable to quantify a value? It seems like the failure (assuming the games industry is bringing at least $1 to the region) is in their metrics rather than the gaming industry's earnings..

It could also be detrimental, meaning that it subtracts value, which would also technically fit the phrase "adds no value".

Maybe they get government subsidies? That could count as negative value.


Not if you're a Keynesian.
 
2012-09-07 08:19:41 PM
 
2012-09-07 11:09:55 PM
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2012-09-08 12:51:41 AM

Sergeant Grumbles: Boudica's War Tampon: Angus: (getting a little angry) Oh look woman, how many games did we sell last year? Nine and a half, that's all. So when I get an order for 48,000,000, I believe it - you bet I believe it.

Mrs Podgorny: Even if it's from a blancmange?

Angus: Och, woman, if a blancmange is prepared to come 2,200,000 light years to purchase a game, they must be fairly keen on games. So cease yer prattling woman and get coding. This could be the biggest breakthrough in games since the Provost of Edinburgh sat on a joystick. Mary, we'll be rich! We'll be rich!

Oh my god. Brain not work. Where is that from?
Is that the flan that tried to win Wimbledon by turning everyone Scottish?


cdn.nextround.net
 
2012-09-08 01:15:56 AM
That would be Wales, subby.

As in the country.
 
2012-09-08 11:37:04 AM
Seeing subby's headline, my first thought was that the article was about a government commission deciding that Scotland's tradition of "Highland Games" (as illustrated by a couple of other posters above) contributed nothing and that they were thus subject to being regulated out of existence by Britain's increasingly irrational health & safety authorities.
 
2012-09-08 11:26:23 PM

RatMaster999: Sergeant Grumbles: Boudica's War Tampon: Angus: (getting a little angry) Oh look woman, how many games did we sell last year? Nine and a half, that's all. So when I get an order for 48,000,000, I believe it - you bet I believe it.

Mrs Podgorny: Even if it's from a blancmange?

Angus: Och, woman, if a blancmange is prepared to come 2,200,000 light years to purchase a game, they must be fairly keen on games. So cease yer prattling woman and get coding. This could be the biggest breakthrough in games since the Provost of Edinburgh sat on a joystick. Mary, we'll be rich! We'll be rich!

Oh my god. Brain not work. Where is that from?
Is that the flan that tried to win Wimbledon by turning everyone Scottish?

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Oh, I'm sure it depends on which god. Bahamut, for one, almost certainly has a tasty flan in store for you.

Difficulty: Actually catching said flan and getting it to stay still--about as much as with a giant tennis-playing blancmange, in fact :D
 
2012-09-08 11:36:43 PM

Great Porn Dragon: RatMaster999: Sergeant Grumbles: Boudica's War Tampon: Angus: (getting a little angry) Oh look woman, how many games did we sell last year? Nine and a half, that's all. So when I get an order for 48,000,000, I believe it - you bet I believe it.

Mrs Podgorny: Even if it's from a blancmange?

Angus: Och, woman, if a blancmange is prepared to come 2,200,000 light years to purchase a game, they must be fairly keen on games. So cease yer prattling woman and get coding. This could be the biggest breakthrough in games since the Provost of Edinburgh sat on a joystick. Mary, we'll be rich! We'll be rich!

Oh my god. Brain not work. Where is that from?
Is that the flan that tried to win Wimbledon by turning everyone Scottish?

[cdn.nextround.net image 500x374]

Oh, I'm sure it depends on which god. Bahamut, for one, almost certainly has a tasty flan in store for you.

Difficulty: Actually catching said flan and getting it to stay still--about as much as with a giant tennis-playing blancmange, in fact :D


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THEY MEAN TO WIN WIMBELDON
 
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