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Topic: UK leave EU, what does this mean for gaming?

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davidevoid

Just wondering what this may mean for UK and gaming. The UK is no longer in European territory, will games have to be classified and released separately to Europe? Will this mean less games are released over here? Will it be more difficult to release games in the UK? How will it affect the games development industry?

I'm personally worried but if anyone has any information please feel free to share it below.

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Never mind video games, the U.K. has voted themselves into a new depression.

I felt embarrassed to be a British person when I woke up to find out the result of the polls this morning.

The vast majority of the over 60 generation voted 'out' whilst the young voters couldn't be arsed to tilt their heads up and away from the screen on their phones to vote.

They will be called the 'regretful' generation by their own grandchildren.

I'm pretty angry about all this, as you can tell!

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It means that the cost of importing games to Australia just got cheaper

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Samurai_Goroh

I believe games in the UK are already classified differently from the rest of Europe.
What will this mean for games? The same as for everything you import from the continent (NoE HQ is in Germany) . Extra customs fees that will make the product more expensive for you. Plus, the pound sterling is expected to plummet so you'll lose buying power without even knowing it.

I'm not British, but as a citizen of the EU country with the eldest ties to England (Portugal) and that has a large expat community and commercial relations with, I feel pretty disappointed by the choice the British people made. It is a choice you were absolutely entitled to make, for sure, but I am very disappointed and I believe this will ultimately be very bad for UK and the rest of Europe. Isolation does not bring prosperity.

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I doubt it'll have too much effect on games released in the UK. Nintendo is still going to have a big presence here, and they'll still want to sell here.

Things could get more expensive for the UK, especially since the pound has dropped against other currencies.

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The short answer is that things'll get very expensive here in the next year or two. The drop in the currency (it'll continue to fall for years due to the uncertainty, the potential of a second Scottish referendum and the imminent depression) will make everything we import more expensive.

All games hardware is imported and games development is a global business.

At the same time the UK will become a far less lucrative market to sell games in. That might affect the types of 'collectors edition' bundles we receive in the future.

Then again when there's millions more unemployed young people in the country with nothing to do living in a room at their parents house there might be a lot more people in the UK playing, commenting on and taking an interest in video games - particularly ones on a budget.

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6ch6ris6

lol as if any of you here know about how modern economy works. you just repeat what your here in the media and the media is so not objectiv when it comes to the "brexit". even the so called "analysts" are so wrong most of the time. not even talking about politicians etc.

not saying that i would know any better about how this effects anything. just saying...

PS: no i am not pro brexit or against it. i do not care. life will go on and capitalism will still be a thing in both britain and eu

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Octane

I've said it in the other thread as well; the situation is certainly not positive for any company, as everything will become more expensive. Maybe we'll see a shift from the Nintendo UK store to Germany or France. I never understood why the UK had its own online store in the first place, especially when Germany and France were clearly the bigger markets. Not sure how this will affect importing games from the UK to mainland Europe, but I fear that I have to look elsewhere to get the exclusive (and good) deals; as I was a frequent visitor of thegamecollection.

In the long run though, there's a lot more to worry about than video games.

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Samurai_Goroh

Yeah, I just realised I buy a lot of stuff, gaming wise and not, on Amazon.co.uk. Guess that won't be an option for me anymore too. I'm truly sad.

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6ch6ris6 wrote:

lol as if any of you here know about how modern economy works. you just repeat what your here in the media and the media is so not objectiv when it comes to the "brexit". even the so called "analysts" are so wrong most of the time. not even talking about politicians etc.

not saying that i would know any better about how this effects anything. just saying...

PS: no i am not pro brexit or against it. i do not care. life will go on and capitalism will still be a thing in both britain and eu

Hooray - I've found one other person on the internet who is ambivalent to it all as me.

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It has been a horrendous day at work; literally everybody at the school I work at are extremely unhappy about the outcome except for the headteacher and our senior staff assistant, both of whom are over 60 and are also by far and away two of the oldest members of staff!

The whole bloody 'war generation' is still in their minds. They have shat on their grandchildren's future too.

I almost resent old people today!

Look at this:

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The older generation happily voted for a future that the younger don't want.

Last but not least, that Farage has already backtracked on one of his biggest campaign promises — that the UK could save £350 million a week by leaving the EU.

I have never been so disappointed in my life. The old guard has Nibelsnarfed over the young ones.

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@Peek-a-boo That's seems to allign pretty well with the things I've heard. It's just anecdotal, but what I've heard from a friend of mine from the UK; every family member past the age of 50 voted leave, whilst the younger people voted stay.

I must admit, it's amusing to see them backtrack on their claims so quickly, despite the fact that those claims probably got them the majority of votes. Especially when Johnson rode that ridiculous bus with the £350 million on it across the country, and he even admitted that wasn't an accurate number. It was a misleading campaign.

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@Octane A shy over 75% of young people (from 18 to 24 years old) voted to 'remain'.

Here's what my friends friend wrote on The Guardian:

"Waking up this morning, it is heartbreaking to see my news feed is full of thoroughly dejected people.

Most of these are young, intelligent and passionate, individuals who were determined to support integration, tolerance and compassion. Yet, our futures have been governed by the votes of narrow-minded older generations who now will sit back and see our bright futures dimmed.

I am embarrassed and disappointed that our country has been manipulated by the xenophobic, racist and above all incorrect facts that have been spread.

Nigel Farage stated that leaving the EU is a victory for the ordinary, decent people – today I am proud to be exceptionally indecent."

That's exactly how I feel, word for word.

The old have got their pension, paid their mortgage, put their feet up... and happily decided to mess their sons, their daughters and their grandchildren's future up.

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@Peek-a-boo Well said.

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CM30

Hopefully it means Nintendo UK might leave Nintendo of Europe as well. Given how long we wait for games cause of them translating them into however many European languages, that'd be one Brexit everyone could get behind!

But seriously? That's hard to tell.

We might see some indie devs move abroad, so they can sell to the EU cheaper. Though that's likely to only happen with a very few companies in this sector.

Games might get more expensive, at least for the short term. But I'm not sure about that. I suspect some companies might just take the hit to avoid losing sales on their triple A games. Better to make ten quid or less than it is to lose a large portion of the UK market, especially if it's a game like FIFA or Call of Duty.

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@CM30 If we lived in 1996, maybe, but today? What game has been delayed due to localisation issues? It's mostly Nintendo's backwards marketing plans that caused the huge gaps between the release dates of, say, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse for example. Localisation wasn't an issue, it didn't take months to translate a handful of words into Spanish or German.

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Not to mention that it was the other way around (NA getting games months after us) a couple times as well. If this was about localization they would always get the games first or at the same time.

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