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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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TIGA criticises PEGI ratings pricing

UK game industry trade body TIGA has criticised PEGI for its punitive” pricing policy for game ratings that it claims is hurting small studios. Currently developers have to pay a fee for a game content rating every time they release a title on a different console, even if the content …

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What did you miss from the London Games Conference?

Last night’s London Games Conference was another jam-packed event filled with incredible insight on how to discover, sell and even make games. We had the social giants Twitter, Twitch, Facebook and Google on stage, plus some incredible insight and lessons from the likes of Michael Pachter, CCP’s David Reid and …

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LGC: PEGI unveils International Age Rating Coalition

PEGI has detailed a new rating system due to be rolled out worldwide. Simon Little, PEGI MD, detailed the International Age Rating Coalition for the first time at this year’s London Games Conference. The new system will be deployed as a single online form, which will see developers and publishers …

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UKIE and PEGI defend age ratings amidst ‘tabloid sensationalism’

UK trade body UKIE and age ratings firm PEGI has rejected criticism that it’s not doing enough to prevent children getting its hands on adult video games. Last week, the PEGI age ratings system came under scrutiny after videos showing children younger than 18 receiving GTA V appeared on YouTube. …

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European version of Beyond: Two Souls is censored

Sony has confirmed that the European version of Beyond: Two Souls is missing content found in the US release. The cause is the same as that which led to the censorship of The Last of Us in the region – Sony is fearful of irking sensitive European censors. Specifically, the …

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We’ve done our job – now it’s time for parents to do theirs

PEGI age ratings have been law in the UK for a whole week now. But the battle is only just beginning. The successful introduction of a single, legally enforceable age ratings system for video games software is a tremendous victory for a games industry that is still fighting those who …

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