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AGE RATINGS: Law won’t be fixed in time for Q4

The loophole that allows retailers to legally sell adult games and videos to children won’t be fixed until December at the earliest, the Government has admitted to MCV. As reported this morning, the 1984 Video Recordings Act is no longer enforceable by law – as a result of the Conservative …

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Government forms games committee

The Government is to create an all-new ‘video games committee’ – in which cross-departmental representatives will be tasked with considering changes in policy to help the industry. The decision was a result of ELSPA’s first formal meeting with new Minister for Creative Industries Sin Simon last week. ELSPA director general …

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UK Government and ELSPA speak out on French tax breaks

Many in the UK games industry are hoping that the news of the EC passing France’s proposal for studio tax credits will pave the way for similar legislation in the UK – but both the Government and publishing body ELSPA have warned against the possible complications of such a move in …

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New inquiry into games violence revealed

A Government investigation has been launched this morning that will focus on the potential risks from harmful material on the internet and in video games. It will focus on several key areas including cyber bulllying, user generated content that glorifies gang violence, social networking sites, pornography and content that incites …

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Government details video games review

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport – which will be at the forefront of Gordon Brown’s proposed review of children’s access to adult video games – has outlined its intentions to re-examine the way in which adult rated video games fall into the hands of children. Talking exclusively to …

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