Home / Tag Archives: pegi (page 10)

Tag Archives: pegi

Ramsdale: Were not giving up on PEGI

EA’s UK VP and general manager Keith Ramsdale has revealed his disappointment over the Byron Review’s scaling back of PEGI’s powers – and vowed to convince the Government of the body’s importance. With the Review published and backed by PM Gordon Brown, the Government now moves into a period of …

Read More »

BYRON REVIEW: Rating system as it stands

Currently video games are subject to two classification bodies, PEGI and BBFC, with the latter only used for more adult software. PEGI is a voluntary system, with the ratings carried out by members of the industry itself. This takes place by means of a self-assessment form. Ratings proposed by the …

Read More »

BBFC to get the axe after Manhunt madness?

Manhunt 2 has finally been cleared for release – but its convoluted journey to retail has exposed the inherent problems with the current games classification system, say commentators. In the last week, MCVUK.com revealed that the BBFC was forced to green-light the title for release after the Video Appeals Committee …

Read More »

OPINION: ‘Dropping PEGI would be a step backwards’

Speaking exclusively to MCV, boss of PEGI parent ISFE has slammed the potential introduction of BBFC ratings – terming the possible move a step backward. Take a look in our Opinion and Analysis section for more.

Read More »

PEGI rating system implemented in Austria

The Viennese Provincial Government has decreed to adopt the PEGI age rating system in order to more efficiently restrict young peoples access to adult themed video games in Austria. The Viennese Youth Protection Act will need to be amended in order for the system to be built into the law, …

Read More »

Ramsdale: UK age ratings may have to change

Managing director of EA UK Keith Ramsdale has accepted that the current domestic age ratings system – shared between the British Board of Film Classification and PEGI – may change forever as result of the Government Byron Review. The head of the Review, Dr. Tanya Byron, previously told MCV that …

Read More »

INTERVIEW: Dr Tanya Byron

Dr. Tanya Byron, the author of the Government’s Review of violence in video games, has told MCV that the current system for rating games poses problems to both the industry and the consumer. When asked if the PEGI/BBFC rating process might have to change, she answered: It’s something I’m thinking …

Read More »