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Sega done with mature Wii titles

Sega will reduce the number of mature Wii games it publishes and develops, a company executive has claimed. The move comes in the wake of Sega releasing several high-profile ‘core’ Wii games in recent months – a move which the company has now branded a gamble” as the games return …

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AUS: Mature games to be discussed

The Australian government has at last opened up the debate on whether or not its classification system should be restructured to accommodate adult or mature video games. The strict Australian classification system has been in the news again recently thanks to its decision to ban Rebellion’s Aliens vs Predator – …

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AUS: Jaffe slams censors

Hot on the heels of the Australian government’s decision to ban Sega’s Aliens vs. Predator from sale in the territory – and the subsequent statement of protest from developer Rebellion – God of War creator David Jaffe has slammed the country’s ratings structure. There’s a government board and if they …

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Sega sticks by mature Wii releases

Sega has vowed to plough on with its strategy of creating adult games for Wii – despite the commercial failure of MadWorld earlier this year. The Platinum Games-developed title did not make an impact on the UK and US charts, but won critical praise and heavy marketing support. However, Sega …

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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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JAPAN: Chinatown Wars gets Z rating

Following the precedent Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars set in the UK when it became the first 18 rated DS game to hit the shelves, the critically acclaimed title is set to become the first Cero Z rated title for Nintendo’s handheld in Japan. A Cero Z rating is …

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GERMANY: Calls for violent games ban

Germany has moved one step closer to a sweeping national ban on violent games in a move that could not only dent the European market for mature games but also threaten the country’s games industry. GamePolitics reports that 16 of the country’s interior ministers have joined forces to petition the …

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New family gaming guide arrives online

The Association of Family Gamers has revealed a brand new website aiming to information and support about safe gaming that families can enjoy together. Familygamer.co.uk promises a jargon free guide arrives with over 600 reviews outlining the suitability of a number of titles, as well as guides and editorials exploring …

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Does mature content have a future on DS?

The failure of Rockstar’s critically-adored Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars to trouble the higher end of the charts has lead one analyst to predict that there are unlikely to be many more 18-rated games released for Nintendo DS. Though the US March sales figures are not known, analysts predict that …

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Germany closing in on violent games ban?

Following the recent tragic school shootings in Winnenden, pressure seems to be mounting for a total ban on violent games in Germany, a territory already renowned for its tough stance on violent content. A recent piece, translated by GamePolitics, in a German newspaper by the head of the National German …

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