Dallas Morning New Reports on Texas Guv's Upcoming E3 Keynote

July 15, 2008 -

Reporter Victor Godinez writes about tomorrow's E3 keynote speech in the Dallas Morning News.

As GamePolitics has reported previously, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) will deliver the Expo's keynote. Having a political figure speak at E3 is a first for the show. Godinez quotes Perry spokeswoman Krista Piferrer on Perry's E3 appearance:

Texas is one of the top states in the nation for the gaming industry. We want to build this industry in the Lone Star State... I think there are a few other states who have [a Texas-like tax] incentive program [for game developers], but it's not very far and wide.

As we've noted before, however, Texas' game developer tax breaks are fraught with content restrictions, unlike those in other states with such incentives.

Godinez notes that more than 2,000 people work in the game biz in Texas, adding over $340 million to the state's economy.


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Re: Dallas Morning New Reports on Texas Guv's Upcoming E3

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Re: Dallas Morning New Reports on Texas Guv's Upcoming E3

Eh. It's not so bad. Nobody is being censored. You don't get punished for having "offensive" content, you  just don't get the tax break. The whole effect would probably be that more T and E game-making companies will move to Texas. Perry isn't really all that popular here though. I still don't understand what they were thinking when they signed him on.

Re: Dallas Morning New Reports on Texas Guv's Upcoming E3

And yet, after his stepping up from the role of Lt. Governor, he has been re-elected twice to the position of Governor ... including the most recent election where he ran against Kinky Friedman, a popular independent, and a popular hispanic Democrat.

I think the content issues are pretty much a non-issue here in Texas.  As we are fond of noting, Mature games are not the biggest sellers in the market.  Not having a state income tax is a sweet deal here. Additional tax incentives that bring more developers to Texas is icing on that cake.

 

 

>:(

Gov. Perry: "Hey there game industry! How about some tax incentives?"

Industry: "Sounds good to us."

Gov. Perry: "Excellent! But you'll only get them if you don't make any games I don't like. Or that the voting public doesn't like. Or that the lobbyists I bend over for don't like. Okay? I want your added revenue, but I also can't look like I'm friendly to you guys."

This is not a man who should be allowed anywhere near E3.

Re: Dallas Morning New Reports on Texas Guv's Upcoming E3

Soooooo.... Which route do you think the guv will take? Will he...

a) Pander to the videogame audience in a way that suggests his legislation didn't happen, it's all a misunderstanding, and really...you guys are my best buds evar?

or

b) Take this opportunity in the lion's den to make a splash in the news networks by chastizing the moral corruption in video games with a good ole "fire and brimstone" sermon?

I'm really hoping for the latter. Maybe that will shake up the lapdogs at the ESA.

Re: Dallas Morning New Reports on Texas Guv's Upcoming E3

So we have a guy speaking at E3 who signed a bill that gives tax incentives to game developers as long as they make content that the gov. feels is right? will jack thompson speak at the next E3 once his disbarment is complete? this is stupid. Gallagher needs to go.

Re: Dallas Morning New Reports on Texas Guv's Upcoming E3

Now that might be fun to see.

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Re: Dallas Morning New Reports on Texas Guv's Upcoming E3

While it would be fun to see, I'm also quite sure that the broadcast of JTs Keynote would quickly escalate to a rating of R or AO considering how much the man froths at the mouth with the thought of all those gamers out there.

 

Re: Dallas Morning New Reports on Texas Guv's Upcoming E3

It probably wouldn't be so bad.  Jack is a raving lunatic in writing, but I've heard that, outside of the courtroom at least, he's at least moderately more tolearble in person.

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