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UK Government making age-12 rating legally enforceable for video games

Retailers that sell games rated 12 or over to younger children could be jailed. The decision comes as part of today’s new Government process to have the pan-European PEGI ratings become law. It will add further power to the PEGI ratings, which are being made the sole classification for video …

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End in sight for dual ratings as Parliament starts PEGI plan

After a drawn out saga, the Government today began the Parliamentary process to have the PEGI ratings for video games become the de facto classification in the UK. The dual-ratings system that has seen responsibilities shared with the BBFC and its iconic symbols seen on DVD, video and film will …

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BBFC gives unedited Modern Warfare 3 the nod, defends London level

The British Board of Film Classification has awarded Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 an 18 certificate and given it the green light without censoring its content. The certificate was granted for strong bloody battle violence”. WARNING: Potential very minor plot spoilers ahead Design features unearthed by the report include …

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BBFC rates Red Dead Redemption GOTY edition

A new listing posting by the British Board of Film Classification points to a Game of the Year edition of Red Dead Redemption arriving on shelves next month. The new version will include Rockstar North’s best-selling Wild West action game and the zombie-themed Undead Nightmare expansion, according to Gamerzines. No …

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PEGI plans postponed until September

Confusion over whether games featuring video content still need a BBFC logo has temporarily derailed the implementation of PEGI. Now, PEGI will not be the sole legal rating system for games until September at the very earliest. A new DCMS proposal states that interactive entertainment which features linear content (such …

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Modern Warfare 2 rated 18

The BBFC has confirmed that it has granted Activision’s upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 an 18 certificate – making it in the first in the series to receive the highest age restriction. All previous titles in the series have been rated at either BBFC 15 or PEGI 18+. …

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Dead Space Wii rated 18

The concern that Nintendo consoles are not a suitable platform for mature-rated games will be tested yet again later this year with the news that the BBFC has granted EA’s upcoming Wii-exclusive Dead Space: Extraction an 18 certificate. No cuts were made to the game, which is an on-rails take …

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PEGI gets tough

ELSPA has quashed any suggestion that the PEGI classification model will be ‘weaker’ than the BBFC regime – warning publishers they risk bankruptcy if they try to cheat the system. Under the new model, publishers will fill in a questionnaire on the content of their game and submit it to …

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New age ratings here ‘this summer’

Games publishers are already manufacturing games boxes with PEGI’s ‘traffic light’ ratings on their cover – and hope to have the symbols on UK  boxes by the end of this summer. All new games released in Europe will feature the colour-coded symbols, after the UK Government gave the green light …

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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. Here’s a run down of all of the coverage on MCV to date: PEGI wins government backingGovernment’s new games classification model reduces BBFC’s powers as pan-European …

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