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Games Media Profile: Everybody Plays

Ian Morris, editor of inclusive family-friendly games website Everybody Plays, explains the importance of knowing the age suitability of kids’ titles – and why next-gen isn’t for everyone yet What are you working on at the moment? At the moment, all hands are on deck building up our coverage for …

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The six-year-old Apple App Store in numbers

Apple’s App Store has reached the ripe old age of six, and as of right now contains some 1,252,777 apps. A further 578,000 will be added in the next 12 months, too. That’s according to Adjust’s Birth, Life and Death of an App report, which reckons that there were 453,902 …

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How would you describe the average British gamer?

Gamers? Ha! A bunch of overweight, spotty boys cooped up in their rooms because they’re too socially awkward to step outside, right? Wrong. So very, very wrong. CVG has word of a new survey from gaming social network Pixwoo that finds that the average British gamer is as follows: They’re …

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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. The successful introduction of a single, legally enforceable age ratings system for video games software is a tremendous victory for a games industry that is still fighting those who …

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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. UKIE has done a great job of getting decent coverage of the achievement on the BBC this morning – all the more impressive considering the blanket reporting of …

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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. We’ve had the on-set of the global recession, swine flu, Barack Obama, the volcanic ash cloud, two major earthquakes, a tsunami and the death of Michael Jackson. Elsewhere, Manchester United (twice), …

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"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. Of that 36 per cent, 55 per cent claimed that in their opinion age restriction on games didn’t matter”. 51 per cent of the respondents …

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