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PEGI gets tough

ELSPA has quashed any suggestion that the PEGI classification model will be ‘weaker’ than the BBFC regime – warning publishers they risk bankruptcy if they try to cheat the system. Under the new model, publishers will fill in a questionnaire on the content of their game and submit it to …

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PEGI likely to become law in 2010

PEGI will have to wait the best part of a year until it becomes the UK’s sole classification system by law. The proposal to implement PEGI as the UK’s only games age classification model, overseen by the Video Standards Council, was put forward by Labour in its Digital Britain White …

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New age ratings here ‘this summer’

Games publishers are already manufacturing games boxes with PEGI’s ‘traffic light’ ratings on their cover – and hope to have the symbols on UK  boxes by the end of this summer. All new games released in Europe will feature the colour-coded symbols, after the UK Government gave the green light …

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DIGITAL BRITAIN: New PEGI symbols unveiled

PEGI has lifted the lid on its new rating symbols that will come into effect following the government’s recent ruling outlined in the Digital Britain report. The new labels are largely the same as those currently seen on game boxes, though the old grey colouring has been replaced with a …

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DIGITAL BRITAIN: Nintendo throws support behind PEGI

Nintendo, EA, Ubisoft, Microsoft, Sega and other leading European games publishers have talked of their joy at the Government choosing PEGI as its sole age classification system. The news came yesterday as part of the Government’s Digital Britain report, and effectively removed the BBFC’s role in rating games. The Video …

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DIGITAL BRITAIN: Election could delay PEGI changes

A source close to the Video Standards Council, the body which will work alongside new games regulator PEGI, has told MCV that there’s not yet a timescale in place to roll-out the changes – and furthermore, there’s concerns that the upcoming general election could delay its implementation. Not only will …

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NEWS ROUNDUP: Government backs PEGI

The Government has heralded a new future for UK video games classification – with PEGI becoming the sole age ratings model in the region. Here’s a run down of all of the coverage on MCV to date: PEGI wins government backingGovernment’s new games classification model reduces BBFC’s powers as pan-European …

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DIGITAL BRITAIN: PEGI praises ‘effective system’

Established European ratings body PEGI has understandably spoken of its confidence in the role it will now play in policing the nation’s gaming habits following the official government backing sanctioned as part of the Digital Britain report. This decision by the British government to adopt PEGI as the single ratings …

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