Entries in 'ratings' (34)

DIGITAL BRITAIN: PEGI praises 'effective system'

DIGITAL BRITAIN: PEGI praises 'effective system'

Established European ratings body PEGI has understandably spoken of its confidence in the role it will now play in policing the nation’s gaming habits following the official government backing sanctioned ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 16th 2009 at 5:07PM 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
AUSTRALIA: Attorney General defends lack of R18+ certificate

AUSTRALIA: Attorney General defends lack of R18+ certificate

South Australian attorney general Michael Atkinson has defended the Classification Board’s refusal to introduce an 18 age rating for video games released in the territory, claiming that games are potentially ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 27th 2009 at 9:56AM in News

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AUSTRALIA: Silent Hill succumbs to censors

AUSTRALIA: Silent Hill succumbs to censors

The strict Australian classification system has struck again, and this time it’s Atari that has been forced to make changes to a title to get its game onto the nation’s ...
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by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2009 at 11:02AM in News
ESRB introduces age rating summaries

ESRB introduces age rating summaries

US regulator The Entertainment Software Rating Board has introduced online summaries of each video game it rates in an effort to grant parents more opportunities to research the potentially harmful ...
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by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 13th 2008 at 3:38PM in News
Ex-ESRB rater claims games are not played

Ex-ESRB rater claims games are not played

An ex-employee of North American games rating body the ESRB has stated that the firm doesn’t actually play the games it rates, Gamepolitics.com reports.

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by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 10th 2008 at 12:22PM in News
Manhunt 2 granted North American release

Manhunt 2 granted North American release

Following the news that Manhunt 2 will not be arriving at retail in the UK, North American games trade body the ESRB has granted the PS2 and Wii game ...
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by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 20th 2007 at 10:45AM in News

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Self-regulation backed in US

Self-regulation backed in US

In the face of mounting pressure on the censorship and self-regulatory procedures of the video games industry in the US, the Federal Trade Commission has stated that it believes the ...
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 13th 2007 at 4:45PM in News