Tag Archives: age ratings

Ukie relaunches AskAboutGames with VSC Rating Board

Ukie and the VSC Rating Board have re-launched age rating site, AskAboutGames.com. The two organisations will jointly run and fund the website, which contains information about PEGI age ratings, online safety insight, advice on family-friendly games and tips on how to use parental controls effectively. Heading up the newly re-launched …

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PEGI could adjust age ratings for virtual reality games

Ratings body PEGI admits it may need to reevaluate its ratings system when VR arrives next year. The firm says it will take a closer look at how it assesses fear and horror in terms of suitability for young audiences. It follows comments from Sony’s Worldwide Studio boss Shuhei Yoshida, …

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Google Play deal is major coup for age rating bodies

Age ratings body PEGI says getting on the Google Play store is a major win for the games industry and consumers. PEGI struck a deal to rate apps and games on Google Play as part of an ‘international coalition’ of ratings bodies, which includes ESRB in the US, USK in …

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UK crime commissioner calls for new ‘Adult Only’ game age rating

A leading UK police officer has said that the UK’s current PEGI age rating system is not sufficient to protect minors from the most violent content. Northamptonshire’s police and crime commissioner Adam Simmonds wants a US-style Adults Only (AO) rating to help parents identify games with particularly brutal content that …

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PEGI launches on Google Play

PEGI age ratings will now be displayed on games sold on the Google Play store. It is part of PEGI’s roll-out onto digital platforms via The International Age Rating Coalition (IARC). The Coalition allows developers to submit their game to one group, and obtain an age rating for multiple markets …

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Why game age ratings are more complicated than they seem

Ian Morris Editor of family gaming website Everybody Plays, discusses the challenge for parents buying games their kids can actually play… What do Harvest Moon, Brain Training, and Mario and Luigi: Dream Team Bros have in common? They all carry a shiny PEGI 3+ rating on the box, despite being …

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UKIE and PEGI defend age ratings amidst ‘tabloid sensationalism’

UK trade body UKIE and age ratings firm PEGI has rejected criticism that it’s not doing enough to prevent children getting its hands on adult video games. Last week, the PEGI age ratings system came under scrutiny after videos showing children younger than 18 receiving GTA V appeared on YouTube. …

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MCV Pacific Yearly Wrap-Up: 2012

With the year drawing to a close and most people already scouring for beer, MCV looks back at the biggest and saddest stories of the year. Before THQ declared bankruptcy (and before it refuted claims that it was going to be sold) its Australian publishing office had already closed its …

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MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up: Wii U Edition

Well, we’re all a good few hours into playing our Wii U’s now, and sales charts for Q3 this year have come in. The Wii U midnight launches took place in hundreds of JB Hi-Fi, EB Games and K Mart stores across both countries yesterday, but EB in Sydney, Melbourne …

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