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Noo! dont insult the games industry like that! :).

To be honest i think that is the problem in most countries where game development is held in the same category as 'I.T' (eww) and does not get its proper recognition, (which is probably why they rarely give tax breaks). Its about time people started differenciating between the two at a higher level. Just because it involves computers doesn't mean its 'I.T'.

Seriously though i would put it under 'entertainment' more specifically 'entertainment software'.

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Noo! dont insult the games industry like that! :).

To be honest i think that is the problem in most countries where game development is held in the same category as 'I.T' (eww) and does not get its proper recognition, (which is probably why they rarely give tax breaks). Its about time people started differenciating between the two at a higher level. Just because it involves computers doesn't mean its 'I.T'.

Seriously though i would put it under 'entertainment' more specifically 'entertainment software'.


Well Said. In lot of cases game development requires a lot more complex and demanding skill sets than 'I.T.' right?

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It really depends on who you ask and in what context. For example, my local community college runs a game development degree program and the classes are under the CIT (Computer and Information Technology) rubrik.

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I just want to know whether the Gaming industry comes under... the IT(Information Technology) Sector......

First, why do you ask? Do games fall under IT in what point of view, for what purpose? For taxonomic purposes? For taxation purposes? For educational purposes? The answer to your question may well depend on your reason for asking.
Secondly, consider the toy industry for a moment. Most toys are made of plastic. Plastics are made of chemicals. Should that mean that the toy industry comes under the chemical industry? (^_^)

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I just want to know whether the Gaming industry comes under... the IT(Information Technology) Sector......

First, why do you ask? Do games fall under IT in what point of view, for what purpose? For taxonomic purposes? For taxation purposes? For educational purposes? The answer to your question may well depend on your reason for asking.
Secondly, consider the toy industry for a moment. Most toys are made of plastic. Plastics are made of chemicals. Should that mean that the toy industry comes under the chemical industry? (^_^)


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If you do programming in the financial sector, are you in software/IT or finance?
If you do programming in the transport sector, are you in software/IT or transport?
If you do programming for a game studio, are you in software/IT or entertainment?

While many programmers see IT meaning "technical support", at a high level aren't software development, network administration and tech support all in the IT category? It depends if you're sticking to names, or what most people think the names mean.


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While many programmers see IT meaning "technical support", at a high level aren't software development, network administration and tech support all in the IT category?

Yes and no. The problem with attempting these classifications is that common functions exist in all industries - is an accountant in a software vendor part of the accounting industry or "IT"? In truth, it's a little bit of both. Ultimately, I lean toward the "I do <type of work> for the <nature of business> industry" description.

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In the 5 multimillion dollar companies I've worked for (4 US/1 UK), IT is the infrastructure and maintenance department. They setup and maintain the intranet hardware, routing, software (project management to accounting), security, and personal workstations of every employee. Any company that refers to IT in any other way is speaking about a definition I am not familiar with. Many people have differing views of what IT is. Much like testing, it's an ill-defined role that's necessary. It can be defined as simply as whatever the department's skillset or responsibilities have been defined as by (project level or above) management.

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