Entries in 'ratings' (34)

Amazon introduces Metacritic ratings to game product listings

Amazon introduces Metacritic ratings to game product listings

Some Amazon customers are now being presented with Metacritic ratings in certain video game product listings.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 10:11AM in News
Now Dungeon Keeper is embroiled in a Google Play store rating row

Now Dungeon Keeper is embroiled in a Google Play store rating row

Recent smartphone re-release Dungeon keeper has already faced criticism over its IAPs and now the game is being slated for trying to play the ratings system.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 7th 2014 at 11:02AM in News
Congress reignites attempts to make ESRB rating legal in US

Congress reignites attempts to make ESRB rating legal in US

A bill has been introduced to congress that would make ESRB ratings mandatory for video games.

by Seth Tipps
on Jan 18th 2013 at 8:49AM 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

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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
PEGI ratings now set for July

PEGI ratings now set for July

The much-delayed implementation of the PEGI age rating system should finally happen in July, says UKIE.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 26th 2012 at 11:18AM in News
"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

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Nielsen's most wanted games revealed

Nielsen's most wanted games revealed

Media ratings company Nielsen has revealed results of a survey to discover what upcoming titles are on gamers’ most wanted list this year.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 15th 2012 at 9:39PM in News
New initiatives show UKIE strength at AGM

New initiatives show UKIE strength at AGM

There's still no news on the new exec director, but attendees to UKIE's successful AGM last week would be be forgiven for thinking it didn't need a leader.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Nov 10th 2011 at 8:24AM 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
PEGI releases Windows Phone 7 app

PEGI releases Windows Phone 7 app

European games rating body PEGI has released a Windows Phone 7 version of its smartphone app.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 20th 2011 at 3:09PM in News

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PEGI counters fresh ratings row

PEGI counters fresh ratings row

PEGI says it must go ahead with controversial plans to end dual classifications on European game boxes.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 27th 2011 at 12:00PM 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
ISFE defends change to PEGI ratings

ISFE defends change to PEGI ratings

The body that looks after PEGI says it was right to stop the dual-rating of products.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 29th 2011 at 1:00PM in News
ESRB automates ratings process

ESRB automates ratings process

As of today US ratings body the ESRB will begin using a computer program to assign ratings to digital video games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 18th 2011 at 11:58AM in News

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Metacritic pulls developer ratings

Metacritic pulls developer ratings

Just days after introducing its new individual developer ratings, reviews aggregation site Metacritic has pulled the plug on the service.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 29th 2011 at 9:25AM in News
Metacritic introduces individual dev ratings

Metacritic introduces individual dev ratings

Review score aggregator Metacritic has begun profiling individual games industry professionals.
 
Individual listings of studio heads, project leads and game designers currently show a basic outline of their career ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 28th 2011 at 12:29PM in News
AUSTRALIA: R18+ meeting delayed

AUSTRALIA: R18+ meeting delayed

Australia will continue to go without an R18+ age rating for video games after a meeting concerning the certificate was delayed.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Feb 16th 2011 at 11:08AM in News
Take-Two wins Metacritic publisher report

Take-Two wins Metacritic publisher report

Reviews aggregation site Metacritic has named Take-Two as the most critically successful publisher of 2010.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 10th 2011 at 3:12PM in News
Vaizey confirms PEGI delay

Vaizey confirms PEGI delay

The rollout of the new PEGI video games classification system will miss its current April deadline and will not be introduced until July of this year at the earliest.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2011 at 2:12PM in News
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
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
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
NEWS ROUNDUP: Government backs PEGI

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.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 16th 2009 at 6:13PM in News