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We Dare to carry warning label

Ubisoft has confirmed that this week’s Wii and PS3 release We Dare will carry an additional warning sticker in addition to its PEGI 12 age certificate. We Dare is intended for a mature audience and Ubisoft created its marketing campaign accordingly," the company told Cubed3. "The PEGI ratings system is …

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PEGI plans postponed until September

Confusion over whether games featuring video content still need a BBFC logo has temporarily derailed the implementation of PEGI. Now, PEGI will not be the sole legal rating system for games until September at the very earliest. A new DCMS proposal states that interactive entertainment which features linear content (such …

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Vaizey confirms PEGI delay

The rollout of the new PEGI video games classification system will miss its current April deadline and will not be introduced until July of this year at the earliest. Back in July 2010 the VSC, who will be assuming a central role in the application of the new ratings system, …

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EU versions of Black Ops banned in Germany

German consumers hoping to get their hands on the PC version of the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops will not be able to play PAL versions imported from other EU territories. The strict censorship laws in the country mean that many games – and particularly those with an historical …

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Culture Dept distances itself from MPs MOH outcry

The Department for Culture Media and Sport has declined to endorse fresh calls to ban Medal Of Honor at retail. On Sunday, Defence Secretary Liam Fox urged retailers to ban the selling of EA’s upcoming game, having expressed anger and disgust” by its content. Electronic Arts is under fire from …

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PEGI ratings delayed until 2011

The Video Standards Council has confirmed that the proposed changes to the UK video games age ratings system that will make PEGI legally enforceable will not now be put in place until April 1st 2011. The delay has been blamed on the fact that while the Digital Economy Act has …

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PEGI launches free iPhone app

PEGI – the Pan-European Game Information age rating system – has launched a free iPhone app that allows users to view ratings on the move. It’s designed to help parents make informed buying decisions on video games with a series of PEGI age and content labels. These inform the buyer …

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ELSPA hails new Business, Culture Ministers

ELSPA has praised the appointment of the new Ministers for Culture and Business as the new Government takes shape. In a statement, the trade body commended the Government’s decision in who should take responsibility for areas such as the games industry and pledged to support them as they tackle the …

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Publishers praised for PEGI compliance

PEGI SA, the organisation that manages the PEGI ratings system, has praised games publishers for their high level of compliance with its advertising guidelines. In the first ever PEGI Advertising Compliance report, 83.2 per cent of game ads and packshots were found to display the new colour-coded ratings system correctly …

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Byron calls for PEGI advertising

The video games industry must advertise PEGI once it comes into law, says child psychologist Tanya Byron. The author of the 2008 Byron review, which challenged the games industry to establish a single system for games age ratings, congratulated the sector on a job well done in her new report. …

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