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Government ratings decision due next week

Labour will announce the new industry standard age classification system on Tuesday next week (June 16th) as part of its Digital Britain report, MCV can reveal. The news comes 12 months after the publication of the Government’s Byron Review, which recommended that the BBFC’s powers be increased in a hybrid …

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UK industry welcomes EU report on games classifications

ELSPA, the trade body of UK games publishers, has welcomed the European Parliament’s decision on games classification detailed in its recent Report on the Protection of Consumers in respect of Videogames. The report is essentially the formalising of a draft document submitted by Dutch EP, Mr Toine Manders, in late …

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ELSPA: ‘PEGI is still the right solution for child safety’

ELSPA has fired back at headline-grabbing claims made today by the BBFC that parents in the UK are concerned over child safety and the content of video games. A YouGov poll put together by the British Board of Film Classification suggested that three quarters of British parents are concerned about …

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ELSPA urges parents to look for PEGI symbols at Christmas

ELSPA (the Entertainment Leisure & Software Publishers Association) has urged parents looking to purchase games for Christmas to check the game’s packaging for the PEGI age ratings and content descriptors. Games sold in the UK display PEGI ratings – a pan-European gaming-specific rating system instigated and used by all the …

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PEGI ratings could be legal standard by 2010

THE GOVERNMENT could be on the cusp of throwing out BBFC games ratings to make PEGI a legally-enforced standard, should it follow recommendations made by ELSPA this week. The Byron Review’s consultation period closed yesterday (Thursday, November 20th), with ELSPA handing over a detailed document to the Department of Culture, …

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ELSPA applauds Ataris digital plans

The Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association has spoken out in support of Atari’s decision to largely abandon boxed product and embrace online distribution. The publishers’ body said that the company’s decision to move 90 per cent of its content online in the near future lent ‘further weight to PEGI’s …

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New Indiana Jones game confirmed

A new, non-LEGO Indiana Jones game will be arriving on consoles soon – despite assumptions that LucasArts had canned it. The firm first announced that it was working on a next generation Indiana Jones game two years ago, but has since gone quiet. However, PEGI has just rated Indiana Jones …

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ELSPA reponds to age ratings consultation period

ELSPA has spoken out today following the DCMS Select Committee report and the launch of the DCSF’s formal government consultation into age rating systems in the UK. Managing director of ELSPA Michael Rawlinson said of the DCMS Select Committee report: We agree entirely that there should be a single ratings …

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ELSPA dismisses Fleet Street scaremongering

ELSPA has this evening responded swiftly to media suggestions that the Government has already picked the BBFC as the ‘official’ age ratings body for games – pointing out that the Byron review consultation period has only just begun. A report in The Telegraph states that the Government is set to …

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