Entries in 'byron review' (31)

Hodge calls for ‘grown up’ ratings debate

Hodge calls for ‘grown up’ ratings debate

Margaret Hodge, the UK minister for culture, creative industries and tourism, has called on the BBFC and the games industry to sensibly address the issue over the future classification of ...
Michael French
by Michael French
on Jul 8th 2008 at 1:12PM in News
BBFC seeks ‘compromise’ over ratings

BBFC seeks ‘compromise’ over ratings

The BBFC has responded to earlier ELSPA claims that it was incapable of properly working with the games industry - and said it ultimately wants to pursue a partnership with ...
Michael French
by Michael French
on Jul 8th 2008 at 11:34AM in News
ELSPA tells Government: ‘PEGI is the only option’

ELSPA tells Government: ‘PEGI is the only option’

The games industry’s future in online games means that PEGI is the only choice for games classification in the UK, ELSPA head Paul Jackson today told the Government.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jul 8th 2008 at 10:38AM in News
The Byron Review Action Plan: Highlights

The Byron Review Action Plan: Highlights

The UK Government has published its official action plan for video games classification changes following the recommendations made in the Byron Review earlier this year.

You can find the full, ...
by Tim Ingham
on Jun 25th 2008 at 3:55PM in News

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‘PEGI vs BBFC’ consultation to begin in July

‘PEGI vs BBFC’ consultation to begin in July

The UK Government has published its official action plan for video games classification changes following the recommendations made in March's Byron Review.

by Tim Ingham
on Jun 25th 2008 at 3:52PM in News
Government snubs games with post-Byron funding

Government snubs games with post-Byron funding

Gordon Brown's Government is pumping £9 million into internet safety advertising for parents, following recommendations made in the Byron Review in March – but has yet again failed to promise ...
by Tim Ingham
on Jun 25th 2008 at 3:45PM in News
Tanya Byron compares games to heroin addiction

Tanya Byron compares games to heroin addiction

Dr Tanya Byron may have became a ‘friend’ of the industry when conducting her six-month Government Review – but a new BBC TV show written and fronted by the child ...
by Tim Ingham
on Apr 15th 2008 at 7:56PM in News

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The Guardian: Non-gaming kids are 'deprived'

The Guardian: Non-gaming kids are 'deprived'

The Guardian newspaper has defended the video games industry on its opinion pages – in an article that suggests children whose parents stop them playing games are ‘deprived’.

by Tim Ingham
on Apr 10th 2008 at 4:36PM in News
Reeves: Byron Review was ‘too nice’

Reeves: Byron Review was ‘too nice’

SCEE president David Reeves has politely criticised recommendations made in the Byron Review, telling its author that she has been “too nice” to the UK games industry.

by Tim Ingham
on Apr 8th 2008 at 1:59PM in News
PEGI ‘not pleased’ by Byron proposals

PEGI ‘not pleased’ by Byron proposals

The Byron Review’s proposal to increase the BBFC’s responsibilities has caused disappointment at PEGI HQ – but the classification body has stressed that its strength online will show the industry ...
by Neil Long
on Apr 4th 2008 at 4:17PM in News
ELSPA reveals major concerns over Byron Review

ELSPA reveals major concerns over Byron Review

Despite Dr. Tanya Byron’s proposal to use a combination of BBFC and PEGI age classifications, ELSPA has stuck to its guns in demanding one clear rating system as ELSPA director ...
by Neil Long
on Apr 4th 2008 at 11:53AM in News

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'Retail wanted BBFC', Byron tells ELSPA

'Retail wanted BBFC', Byron tells ELSPA

Dr Tanya Byron has told the biggest names in UK video games publishing that retailers persuaded her to give more power to the BBFC over PEGI – as ELSPA members ...
by Tim Ingham
on Apr 3rd 2008 at 4:11PM in News
PEGI: ‘We’re the future’

PEGI: ‘We’re the future’

The parent of PEGI has told MCV that it has the ‘leading edge’ over the BBFC when it comes to online games ratings.

by Tim Ingham
on Apr 2nd 2008 at 5:25PM in News
Byron insider unconvinced by Government

Byron insider unconvinced by Government

In an exclusive opinion piece for MCV, Professor Mark Griffiths has told of his concern that the British Government will not take suitable action over Dr. Tanya Byron’s Review.

by Tim Ingham
on Apr 2nd 2008 at 4:23PM in News
MP Keith Vaz welcomes Byron Review

MP Keith Vaz welcomes Byron Review

MP Keith Vaz has released a statement to the press welcoming the proposals within the Byron Review - but in doing so he suggests once again that Rockstar title Manhunt ...
by Neil Long
on Mar 31st 2008 at 3:37PM in News

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Byron: I don't want change in retail law

Byron: I don't want change in retail law

Dr. Tanya Byron has rubbished media reports that her Government Review into digital entertainment recommends stricter legal penalties for UK retailers.

by Tim Ingham
on Mar 30th 2008 at 5:30PM in News
BYRON REVIEW: New ratings won’t arrive for two years

BYRON REVIEW: New ratings won’t arrive for two years

The changes suggested by Dr. Tanya Byron in her Review of digital entertainment today – and backed by leading Ministers – won’t actually have any practical effect until 2010.

by Tim Ingham
on Mar 27th 2008 at 5:13PM in News
BYRON REVIEW: PEGI will still rate 50% of games releases

BYRON REVIEW: PEGI will still rate 50% of games releases

Tanya Byron has revealed her grand plan for UK video game classification – and PEGI will still have a very significant role to play.

by Tim Ingham
on Mar 27th 2008 at 2:46PM in News
BYRON REVIEW: Publishers to stump up for public education

BYRON REVIEW: Publishers to stump up for public education

Secretary Of State for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport Andy Burnham has told MCV that the video games industry is expected to fund a parental awareness campaign following ...
by Tim Ingham
on Mar 27th 2008 at 12:57PM in News
BYRON REVIEW: BBFC hits back at ELSPA

BYRON REVIEW: BBFC hits back at ELSPA

Director of the BBFC David Cooke has welcomed the Byron review’s recommendations – and has emphasised that its own ratings system is the industry standard.

by Neil Long
on Mar 27th 2008 at 12:15PM in News
BYRON REVIEW: The highlights

BYRON REVIEW: The highlights

Dr. Tanya Byron’s long-awaited Review into children’s access to unsuitable digital entertainment has finally been published – and spells some serious changes for the UK industry.

by Tim Ingham
on Mar 27th 2008 at 11:57AM in News
BYRON REVIEW: ELSPA questions shift to BBFC

BYRON REVIEW: ELSPA questions shift to BBFC

While it welcomed Byron’s desire to introduce one clear age ratings system, ELSPA also highlighted concerns over the BBFC’s ability to deliver its new remit, and added that the proposals ...
by Neil Long
on Mar 27th 2008 at 11:53AM in News
BYRON REVIEW: Byron & Brown on the GMTV Sofa

BYRON REVIEW: Byron & Brown on the GMTV Sofa

Dr Tanya Byron and Prime Minister Gordon Brown were live on the GMTV sofa this morning to outline the new proposals for video games age ratings – with the interview ...
by Lisa Foster
on Mar 27th 2008 at 11:21AM in News