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PEGI ratings now set for July

The much-delayed implementation of the PEGI age rating system should finally happen in July, says UKIE. It’s been over four years since The Byron Review, and almost three years since PEGI was chosen as the organisation that will rate video games going forward. It was even passed into law as …

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PEGI delayed. Again.

UKIE had reported that further delays are holding back the introduction of PEGI as the standard age rating system in the UK. Only last week, the games industry trade body said it expected the system to be implemented early next year. Now it appears this isn’t the case, although a …

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Digital chart and PEGI plan set for early 2012

UKIE has confirmed that plans are still on course for PEGI, which is currently awaiting final EU sign offs before UK Government grants the on-pack marks as the only ratings standard for video games. Once the ratings are made legal, said EA’s Keith Ramsdale, head of UKIE’s health, wellbeing and …

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New initiatives show UKIE strength at AGM

There’s still no news on the new exec director, but attendees to UKIE’s successful AGM last week would be be forgiven for thinking it didn’t need a leader. The central London meeting, attended by MCV, revealed a raft of new initiatives the trade body is implementing alongside its more traditional …

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PEGI widens remit with mobile ratings

Ratings body PEGI has introduced a new system for mobile games – and it wants the likes of Apple and Android to start using them. Last week PEGI unveiled PEGI Express with Microsoft. The classifications and ratings seen on all PC and console games will now be included in all …

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PEGI releases Windows Phone 7 app

European games rating body PEGI has released a Windows Phone 7 version of its smartphone app. The download allows users to access the 16k+ strong database of game ratings for PAL titles. It supports 11 languages and, as well as consumer advice, review content syndicated from Eurogamer. The PEGI app …

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PEGI counters fresh ratings row

PEGI says it must go ahead with controversial plans to end dual classifications on European game boxes. But the body has issued a string of solutions to angry publishers who have seen their costs spiral as a result of the new rule. PEGI insists it is thinking of the ‘bigger …

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ISFE defends change to PEGI ratings

The body that looks after PEGI says it was right to stop the dual-rating of products. Publishers were recently aggrieved to discover they could no longer brand games with both PEGI and German USK ratings. Instead, they must now incur extra costs making packaging for just Germany, which can only …

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