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New International Age Ratings System Launching Worldwide Next Year

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
News
Tags:
Age ratings, BBFC, PEGI

New International Age Ratings System Launching Worldwide Next Year

During the recent London Games Conference (LGC) it emerged that PEGI are helping to launch the International Age Ratings System Coalition. This new internationally recognised system will see a singular age ratings system being used across key gaming territories such as the UK, USA, South America, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand. Talks with Japan and south Korea to join are currently underway.

MCV reports that publishers and developers will only have to fill out a single online form answering pre-determined questions, which will then generate an appropriate age rating for the game. Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo are reportedly interested already.

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Byron: Responsibility Regarding Children And Violent Games Cannot Be "Subcontracted" To The Industry

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
PEGI, Tanya Byron, Violence, Violent games

Tanya Byron, author of the 2008 report that called for a unified and detailed classification for video games, has echoed her words in that report once more, saying that parents must be responsible for their children's gaming habits, and that such responsibility cannot be "subcontracted" to the industry itself.

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PEGI Officially Replaces BBFC As Gaming's Legal Standard In The UK

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Age ratings, BBFC, parents, PEGI, UKIE, Video game standards, Video game violence

PEGI Officially Replaces BBFC As Gaming's Legal Standard In The UK

Today's the day! PEGI officially takes over as the legally-enforceable standard of video game ratings and classification here in the UK today.

The rectangles of PEGI have become far more ubiquitous in recent years than the BBFC's circular stamps of age classification in our industry, and today will see the BBFC's 15 rating rise to 16 under PEGI.

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