Osborne didn't need to genuflect towards the House of Mouse, because the UK has a well-deserved reputation as the home of high quality cinema and moviemaking. But for how long? Osborne is at the top of a government that has slashed arts funding to the bone, axed the UK Film Council and is generally doing a great deal of damage in the cultural arena.
Wow. This 43 year old man was transported back to 1982 when I was just turning 13, had my collection of Star Wars figures and finding first love. Filmmaker Andy Dodd has captured that moment beautifully in It's a Love Thing.
Free games are nothing new, but high quality free games are. Usually it's some tat like FarmVille that looks cheap and the gameplay is ridiculously basic. While there are some fairly minor restrictions, SWTOR allows free-to-play players to play the entire game. All the way to level 50, the highest level in the game so far. They are literally giving their product away for free.