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Government set to back BBFC in age ratings battle

The Government has ignored the industry’s backing of the PEGI system and has plumped for an expansion of the BBFC’s role in age ratings. A report in The Telegraph states: In a consultation document that will spark a fierce backlash from the software industry, the Government will propose expanding the …

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Hodge calls for grown up ratings debate

Margaret Hodge, the UK minister for culture, creative industries and tourism, has called on the BBFC and the games industry to sensibly address the issue over the future classification of video games in a ‘grown up way’. Senior industry executives and the Government are currently discussing how games should best …

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BBFC seeks compromise over ratings

The BBFC has responded to earlier ELSPA claims that it was incapable of properly working with the games industry – and said it ultimately wants to pursue a partnership with rival pan-Europe classification body PEGI. Speaking at today’s Westminster Media Forum on the games industry, the BBFC’s head of policy …

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ELSPA tells Government: PEGI is the only option

The games industry’s future in online games means that PEGI is the only choice for games classification in the UK, ELSPA head Paul Jackson today told the Government. Speaking at a special games industry forum held at Westminster, Jackson compared and contrasted the opposing classification bodies – UK-only BBFC and …

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UN teams up with PEGI

A video game created by the United Nations has been passed by PEGI Online for a 7+ rating. Against All Odds, which was produced by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), is designed to increase students’ awareness and knowledge about the plight of the world’s …

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UK public backs PEGI, reveals survey

A YouGov survey has revealed that 67 per cent of British adults support a single age ratings system consistent across Europe – much like that offered by PEGI. The research was carried out for the Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers’ Association (ELSPA), which is calling for the UK Government to …

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PEGI is crucial for UK industry

ELSPA has flown in the face of Dr. Tanya Byron’s recommendations by stating that adoption of the pan-European PEGI age ratings system for games sold in store and online is ‘crucial’ for the UK industry. Director General Paul Jackson praised the UK Government’s decision to review the prospect of Canada-style …

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PEGI not pleased by Byron proposals

The Byron Review’s proposal to increase the BBFC’s responsibilities has caused disappointment at PEGI HQ – but the classification body has stressed that its strength online will show the industry the way forward. EU affairs manager at PEGI parent ISFE Jrgen Bnsch told MCV that the BBFC system is ‘decades …

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BBFC rated games may take longer to process

Manufacturing specialist The Producers is concerned that games may take longer to arrive at retail, but insists the manufacturing process will not be affected. It was feared that if the majority of new releases have to go through the BBFC, then games will take longer to receive certification and more …

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PEGI: Were the future

The parent of PEGI has told MCV that it has the ‘leading edge’ over the BBFC when it comes to online games ratings. However, the body has backed a collaborative future between the two classification bodies to ensure adult online games do not fall into the wrong hands. EU affairs …

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