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Is Windsor in Berkshire now the gaming spot that matters in Europe? / Jon Davey reports

by on July 9, 2013 in featured item, Gamification, Lead story, London & South East, Retail, Rock 'n Roll, TV

Is Windsor, Berkshire set to become Europe’s online gaming capital? 1 global gaming platform, 2 global game publishers, 500,000 Youtube viewers, 1 million Twitter followers and 4 million Facebook f…

Will Corry‘s insight. Very interesting blog from Jon Davey on gamification. He suggests that Windsor in Berkshire is now the gaming spot that matters in Europe. Score 78

Recently Konami, producers of DanceDanceRevoltion, Deca Sports, Karaoke Revolution & Pro Evolution Soccer to name a few, joined 2k Games producers of Sid Meier’s Civilization, Borderlands, who’s sister company Rockstar Games produces of Grand Theft Auto, and the global gaming platform Nintendo, by taking offices in Windsor, Berkshire.

Windsor is popular with tourists who tend to pop in for the day, visit Windsor Castle and then leave town with only around 10% staying over, see the council statistics below. A number of corporate conferences make use of the town, Windsor Castle making for a most historic & majestic back drop to proceedings! This provides a few jobs for the youngsters.

Windsor becoming a hub for online gaming companies would be excellent news for our young people, many of whom will be gaming fans and so working in an industry that they love would make for a great atmosphere around the town.

With EA Sports based in Guildford, Microsoft’s Xbox in Reading &  Amazon retailing products out of Slough there is huge potential for joining all this up… and I’ll be banging the drum for Windsor.

If you are an International Gaming company reading this then please contact Paul Britton at www.thamesvalley.co.uk, they have all the governmental support in place to help with your transition.

If you are an individual or small business interested in gaming then post a “yeehaa” comment below and tell us what you’d like to see in Windsor to attract you to gaming in the town.

Jonathan L Davey
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The Berkshire Blog
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