Entries in 'rating' (25)

Iwata's internal approval rating drops as signs of board unease emerge

Iwata's internal approval rating drops as signs of board unease emerge

A report from Japan seems to be suggesting that there’s a small risk Nintendo president Saturo Iwata could be voted off the company’s board.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2014 at 9:43AM in News
The Elder Scrolls Online gets M rating

The Elder Scrolls Online gets M rating

American regulator ESRB has handed Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls Online with a Mature age rating.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 23rd 2014 at 10:47AM in News
LGC: PEGI unveils International Age Rating Coalition

LGC: PEGI unveils International Age Rating Coalition

PEGI has detailed a new rating system due to be rolled out worldwide.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Nov 13th 2013 at 7:09PM in News
"Modified" version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution rated - Wii U release in the works?

"Modified" version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution rated - Wii U release in the works?

Square Enix could be on the verge of announcing a Wii U version of sci-fi epic Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 4th 2013 at 1:11PM in News

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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
Aussie Parliament OK's R18+ classification

Aussie Parliament OK's R18+ classification

Adult-themed games look set to finally get an official route into the Australian market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2012 at 2:37PM in News
Digital chart and PEGI plan set for early 2012

Digital chart and PEGI plan set for early 2012

UKIE has confirmed that plans are still on course for PEGI, which is currently awaiting final EU sign offs before UK Government grants the on-pack marks as the only ratings ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 10th 2011 at 9:30AM in News
Sony credit rating downgraded

Sony credit rating downgraded

Credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's has downgraded Sony’s credit rating to A-, citing concerns over long-term corporate credit and senior unsecured debt ratings.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 7th 2011 at 3:39PM in News

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BBFC gives unedited Modern Warfare 3 the nod, defends London level

BBFC gives unedited Modern Warfare 3 the nod, defends London level

The British Board of Film Classification has awarded Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 an 18 certificate and given it the green light without censoring its content.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 7th 2011 at 2:51PM in News
AUSTRALIA: R18+ rating will create jobs

AUSTRALIA: R18+ rating will create jobs

The Australian minister for home affair Brendan O’Connor believes that the adoption of an R18+ rating would create new jobs for the country’s games industry.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 12th 2011 at 7:12PM 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
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

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Death threats in Aussie R18+ debate

Death threats in Aussie R18+ debate

With the Australian government having finally opened up the debate on violent games, and in turn paved the way for a possible R18+ rating to be introduced, South Australian attorney ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2010 at 4:11PM in News
AUS: Mature games to be discussed

AUS: Mature games to be discussed

The Australian government has at last opened up the debate on whether or not its classification system should be restructured to accommodate adult or mature video games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 15th 2009 at 9:39AM 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
Call of Duty returning to DS

Call of Duty returning to DS

Publisher Activision Blizzard has confirmed that a new DS entry in the Call of Duty series will arrive alongside the console release of Modern Warfare 2 this November.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 3rd 2009 at 3:51PM in News

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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
JAPAN: Chinatown Wars gets Z rating

JAPAN: Chinatown Wars gets Z rating

Following the precedent Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars set in the UK when it became the first 18 rated DS game to hit the shelves, the critically acclaimed title ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2009 at 11:52AM in News
DIGITAL BRITAIN: New PEGI symbols unveiled

DIGITAL BRITAIN: New PEGI symbols unveiled

PEGI has lifted the lid on its new rating symbols that will come into effect following the government’s recent ruling outlined in the Digital Britain report.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 17th 2009 at 1:01PM in News
DIGITAL BRITAIN: BBFC upbeat despite ratings snub

DIGITAL BRITAIN: BBFC upbeat despite ratings snub

The British Board of Film Classification has publicly wished rival ratings body PEGI well after the latter organisation was given official public backing as part of the government’s Digital Britain ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 16th 2009 at 5:15PM in News
Parents group offers balanced view on GTAIV

Parents group offers balanced view on GTAIV

In a pleasingly balanced appraisal of Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto IV expansion The Lost and the Damned, US parenting group Common Sense Media has highlighted the DLC as certainly not ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2009 at 1:23PM in News
AUSTRALIA: MadWorld granted release

AUSTRALIA: MadWorld granted release

MadWorld, Platinum Games’ ultra stylised and ultra-violent title heading to the Wii later this year, has surprisingly survived its submission with the famously strict Australian OFLC and has been granted ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 19th 2009 at 2:56PM in News
GTA gives DS its first 18 rated title

GTA gives DS its first 18 rated title

The British Board of Film Classification has announced the Rockstar’s upcoming DS title Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is to be granted an 18 certificate – making it the first ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 9th 2009 at 3:10PM in News
AUSTRALIA: F.E.A.R. 2 banned

AUSTRALIA: F.E.A.R. 2 banned

Despite being supposedly one of the most laid back nations on earth, the Australian ratings board is at it again with the news that Warner Interactive’s F.E.A.R. 2 has been ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 27th 2008 at 11:26AM in News
US: Mature-rated games on the fall

US: Mature-rated games on the fall

Whilst the tabloid press may like us to believe that the games industry is a wretched hive of scum and villainy, ESRB stats have shown that Mature rated titles are ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 7th 2008 at 1:23PM in News