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NEWS ROUNDUP: Government backs PEGI

Ben Parfitt
NEWS ROUNDUP: Government backs PEGI

The Government has heralded a new future for UK video games classification – with PEGI becoming the sole age ratings model in the region.

Here's a run down of all of the coverage on MCV to date:

PEGI wins government backing
Government's new games classification model reduces BBFC's powers as pan-European ratings win out

Election could delay PEGI changes
VSC sources concerned that upcoming general election could slam the brakes on outlines ratings rethink

The industry responds to PEGI ruling
Yarnton, Cooper, Hayes, Ramsdale, Payne and Thompson all speak out

PEGI praises 'effective system'
Interactive Software Federation of Europe MD Simon little responds to parliament’s backing

BBFC upbeat despite ratings snub

Director David Cooke congratulates PEGI… but says BBFC could still do a better job

ELSPA backs government decision
Director general Mike Rawlinson says children are now offered the best possible protection

VSC given new powers
Video Standards Council backs PEGI’s robust system as its rights to ban are strengthened

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