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PEGI could adjust age ratings for virtual reality games

Ratings body PEGI admits it may need to reevaluate its ratings system when VR arrives next year. The firm says it will take a closer look at how it assesses fear and horror in terms of suitability for young audiences. It follows comments from Sony’s Worldwide Studio boss Shuhei Yoshida, …

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Google Play deal is major coup for age rating bodies

Age ratings body PEGI says getting on the Google Play store is a major win for the games industry and consumers. PEGI struck a deal to rate apps and games on Google Play as part of an ‘international coalition’ of ratings bodies, which includes ESRB in the US, USK in …

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UK crime commissioner calls for new ‘Adult Only’ game age rating

A leading UK police officer has said that the UK’s current PEGI age rating system is not sufficient to protect minors from the most violent content. Northamptonshire’s police and crime commissioner Adam Simmonds wants a US-style Adults Only (AO) rating to help parents identify games with particularly brutal content that …

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PEGI launches on Google Play

PEGI age ratings will now be displayed on games sold on the Google Play store. It is part of PEGI’s roll-out onto digital platforms via The International Age Rating Coalition (IARC). The Coalition allows developers to submit their game to one group, and obtain an age rating for multiple markets …

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The letter behind the law of Gfinity’s 18+ CoD tournament ruling

Gfinity’s 2015 Call of Duty Open announcement last Thursday was met with mixed reactions from fans and players alike, after it was revealed to be for over-18s only. The age restriction, a result of Gfinity’s policy to uphold the game’s PEGI rating, has caused some anger among younger members of …

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PEGI rated 1,200 fewer games in 2013 than it did in 2009

1,542 games were rated by PEGI last year – that’s 1,208 fewer than were rated than back in the heady days of 2009. It also represents a continued decrease in the number of traditional titles hitting the High Street, with 2,538 rated in 2010, 2,214 in 2011 and 1,813 in …

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