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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. Last week PEGI unveiled PEGI Express with Microsoft. The classifications and ratings seen on all PC and console games will now be included in all …

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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 eventually shift toward an advisory rather than a legally-based system. The statement comes in the wake of the news that digital …

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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. We Dare is intended for a mature audience and Ubisoft created its marketing campaign accordingly," the company told Cubed3. "The PEGI ratings system is …

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Mary Portas in GAME Twitter row

TV celebrity and retail specialist Mary ‘Queen of Shops’ Portas directed her attentions at retailer GAME this weekend, and highlighted her lack of respect for the ratings system in the process. Speaking on Twitter, Portas was seemingly outraged that the Oxford Street brand of the retailer was unwilling to sell …

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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 out. More specifically, the game will omit the inclusion of any limbs being blown off characters, a feature that Japanese …

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EA dates Crysis 2 and key titles

Crysis 2 will be released some time between October and December this year, EA has announced. Crytek’s console FPS isn’t the only title to get dated, either. Other games on the way in the final quarter of the year include Dead Space 2, Criterion’s first entry in the Need for …

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FIFA 10 closes in on 10m sales

Sales of EA’s FIFA 10 are nearing the 10m sales mark, the publisher has confirmed. As of the end of December, total sales of the game totalled 9.7m units since its release last October – success that EA boss John Riccitiello pins on the overwhelmingly positive critical reception the title …

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Bach: Xbox not yet at mid-age

As Xbox 360 enters its fifth year on the market in times past we would typically be bracing ourselves for the arrival of its successor – but Microsoft reckons that its popular console may not have even reached middle age. I think in many ways we’re still on the upside …

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