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Gameloft opening New Orleans studio

Gameloft is opening up a new studio in New Orleans, Louisiana, taking advantage of the state's generous tax incentives. "As it stands, we expect to employ an approximate 150 people in our New Orleans studio over the course of the next 10 years," Samir El Agili, general studio manager for the U...

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Louisiana enhancing its tax incentives for game developers

Since 2005, Louisiana has offered game developers and other software producers one of the most attractive deals in the US: the Digital Media Tax Credit, which affords applicable tech companies a 25 percent tax credit and 35 percent payroll tax credit. That deal is getting even sweeter in the comi...

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Gameloft looking to open New Orleans studio

Likely looking to leverage generous tax credits offered by the state, mega-sized mobile developer/publisher Gameloft recently swamped a New Orleans job board with thirteen full-time positions. Contacted for comment, the company informed Joystiq: "Gameloft is currently recruiting in New Orleans...

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New EA facility in the works at Louisiana State University

Louisiana State University is expected to officially green-light Electronic Arts to begin construction on a 94,000-square-foot facility on campus this summer. The Advocate of Baton Rouge reports the $30 million building, which will be paid for mostly by state and federal grants, would be the firs...

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Explore a 1902 murder mystery in Louisiana: Mystery Cases

A villainous murderer is on the loose, and you're on the case to stop him. Set in a 1902 Louisiana suburb, Louisiana: Mystery Cases explores an environment that's anything but commonplace in today's gaming industry. Infinion's adventure game is currently slated for the PC, but both Xbox Live Arcad...

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Failed Louisiana video game bill sponsor speaks out

Following an embarrassing defeat of his unconstitutional video game bill, Louisiana Rep. Roy Burrell (D) wrote an op-ed piece in this morning's Shreveport Times. The newspaper had previously criticized him and it seemed he was attempting to explain himself. The naive representative worked with Jack ...

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Judge: Louisiana must pay ESA's legal bill, Taxpayers: Crap.

"The Court wonders why nobody objected to the enactment of this statute. In this court's view the taxpayers deserve more from their elected officials." We've heard some harsh criticism of video game legislation before, but this holds just a bit more weight than the others. It's not just that it wa...

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Federal judge stops Louisiana game law

No sooner do we post an in-depth column on the road to video game legislation in Louisiana than the AP reports that a federal judge has ruled the law unconstitutional. I swear, these federal judges are just out to spite us. Us and, er, Louisiana Rep. Roy Burrell, the bill's sponsor, who hoped Louisi...

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Louisiana guv signs JT-penned bill into law

... and we dance ... Just a couple days ago, the governor of Oklahoma signed a bill restricting the sale or rental of violent video games to minors, effective November 1st. Today, Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco signed into law a bill written by outspoken anti-video game opportunist Jack Thompson...

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