May 29th, 2006

Remembering the Troops...

It's not about the beach, or the picnic, or the ball game.

Here in America, Memorial Day is all about remembering the brave men and women who have put on the uniform, left family behind, and - in many cases - paid the ultimate price for our country.

Today, GamePolitics salutes the members of the United States armed forces, past and present. We encourage GP readers to take just a moment to reflect on their heroism and sacrifice.

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North Carolina Bill Offers Tax Breaks to Video Game Companies

Add North Carolina to the growing list of state governments seeking to attract video game developers.

There, Rep. Pryor Gibson (D, seen at left) recently introduced a H2157, legislation designed to provide tax credits specifically for video game companies. Under Pryor's bill, firms could be eligible for a tax credit of 15%. Games featuring obscenity are excluded under the proposal.

North Carolina is, of course, already home to several well-known game development and publishing companies, including Epic Games (Gears of War, Unreal series), Virtual Heroes(America's Army), and Octagon Entertainment.

Academically, North Carolinians can enroll in game-related degree programs offered at North Carolina State University and Wake Technical Community College.

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