Entries in 'age' (28)

How would you describe the average British gamer?

How would you describe the average British gamer?

Gamers? Ha! A bunch of overweight, spotty boys cooped up in their rooms because they’re too socially awkward to step outside, right? Wrong. So very, very wrong.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2013 at 12:52PM in News
We've done our job - now it's time for parents to do theirs

We've done our job - now it's time for parents to do theirs

PEGI age ratings have been law in the UK for a whole week now. But the battle is only just beginning.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 6th 2012 at 2:38PM in News
PEGI games ratings come into force today

PEGI games ratings come into force today

After what seems like an eternity of legislation limbo, PEGI age ratings for video games have become law in the UK today.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 30th 2012 at 8:11AM in News
FEATURE: PEGI is law - what now?

FEATURE: PEGI is law - what now?

A lot has happened since Tanya Byron first put pen to paper on her Byron Review in September 2007.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 25th 2012 at 3:09PM in News

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"Only 36% of parents check game age ratings"

"Only 36% of parents check game age ratings"

A survey from Playr2.com has claimed that as many as 36 per cent of parents check the age restrictions of games their children are playing.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2012 at 1:07PM in News
PEGI widens remit with mobile ratings

PEGI widens remit with mobile ratings

Ratings body PEGI has introduced a new system for mobile games – and it wants the likes of Apple and Android to start using them.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Sep 9th 2011 at 8:37AM in News
Age ratings could become voluntary

Age ratings could become voluntary

While age ratings and the enforcement thereof remains one of the hottest topics in the modern games industry, the Video Standards Council has suggested that all entertainment media could ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2011 at 3:40PM in News
We Dare to carry warning label

We Dare to carry warning label

Ubisoft has confirmed that this week's Wii and PS3 release We Dare will carry an additional warning sticker in addition to its PEGI 12 age certificate.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 8th 2011 at 2:46PM in News

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Mary Portas in GAME Twitter row

Mary Portas in GAME Twitter row

TV celebrity and retail specialist Mary 'Queen of Shops' Portas directed her attentions at retailer GAME this weekend, and highlighted her lack of respect for the ratings system in the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 14th 2011 at 8:21AM in News
Black Ops censored

Black Ops censored

Publisher Square Enix has revealed that Call of Duty: Black Ops, a title it is publishing in Japan, will see some of the violence featured in the Western release cut ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 14th 2010 at 12:57PM in News
EA dates Crysis 2 and key titles

EA dates Crysis 2 and key titles

Crysis 2 will be released some time between October and December this year, EA has announced.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2010 at 11:18AM in News
FIFA 10 closes in on 10m sales

FIFA 10 closes in on 10m sales

Sales of EA’s FIFA 10 are nearing the 10m sales mark, the publisher has confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2010 at 10:08AM in News

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Bach: Xbox not yet at mid-age

Bach: Xbox not yet at mid-age

As Xbox 360 enters its fifth year on the market in times past we would typically be bracing ourselves for the arrival of its successor – but Microsoft reckons that ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2010 at 1:27PM in News
Dragon Age wins accessibility award

Dragon Age wins accessibility award

The PC version of BioWare’s recently released RPG epic Dragon Age: Origins has won AbleGamers’ 2009 Mainstream Accessibility Award thanks to its approach to widely-accessible gaming.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2010 at 5:11PM in News
Xbox Facebook/Twitter age restriction lifted

Xbox Facebook/Twitter age restriction lifted

Microsoft’s Major Nelson has confirmed that Xbox 360 users below the age of 18 and based outside the US are now able to use the console’s social networking features – ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 10th 2009 at 11:02AM in News
Funcom revenues slump

Funcom revenues slump

Age of Conan publisher Funcom has reported a bad set of financials for its fiscal Q3, with revenues falling 68.5 per cent year-on-year to reach $5.7m.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 17th 2009 at 12:32PM in News

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Xbox Twitter for over 18s only

Xbox Twitter for over 18s only

Despite the ease with which the services can be accessed online, Microsoft has confirmed that its upcoming Twitter, Facebook and Last.FM applications for Xbox 360 will be restricted to account ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 9th 2009 at 12:11PM in News
Modern Warfare 2 rated 18

Modern Warfare 2 rated 18

The BBFC has confirmed that it has granted Activision’s upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 an 18 certificate – making it in the first in the series to receive ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 19th 2009 at 3:58PM in News
Dragon Age CE is GAME exclusive

Dragon Age CE is GAME exclusive

Leading High Street games retailer GAME has secured the exclusive rights to sell EA’s upcoming Xbox 360, PS3 and PC RPG in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 13th 2009 at 5:14PM in News
Twentysomethings spend big in UK

Twentysomethings spend big in UK

The latest TNS data shows that gamers aged between 25 and 34 years old spend the most money on games in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 23rd 2009 at 5:27PM in News
PEGI legal ruling is ‘still on track’

PEGI legal ruling is ‘still on track’

ELSPA has reassured the trade that the PEGI ratings system’s ascent to become law is still on track – despite the discovery that current age classification is  legally unenforceable.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 8th 2009 at 2:23PM in News
Dead Space Wii rated 18

Dead Space Wii rated 18

The concern that Nintendo consoles are not a suitable platform for mature-rated games will be tested yet again later this year with the news that the BBFC has granted EA’s ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 27th 2009 at 11:44AM in News
DIGITAL BRITAIN: Election could delay PEGI changes

DIGITAL BRITAIN: Election could delay PEGI changes

A source close to the Video Standards Council, the body which will work alongside new games regulator PEGI, has told MCV that there’s not yet a timescale in place ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 16th 2009 at 6:58PM in News
94% of parents take responsibility for their kid’s gaming

94% of parents take responsibility for their kid’s gaming

A new study entitled Play Safe, Play Smart from Microsoft has claimed that 94 per cent of UK parents feel “personally responsible” for checking the age ratings on the games ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 5th 2009 at 2:48PM in News
DSi region locking a response to age ratings

DSi region locking a response to age ratings

DSi software will be region locked because of the growing number of different age ratings and restrictions seen in the world’s varying games markets, Nintendo has stated.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 4th 2009 at 12:23PM in News