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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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Age ratings could become voluntary

While age ratings and the enforcement thereof remains one of the hottest topics in the modern games industry, the Video Standards Council has suggested that all entertainment media could eventually shift toward an advisory rather than a legally-based system. The statement comes in the wake of the news that digital …

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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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ESRB automates ratings process

As of today US ratings body the ESRB will begin using a computer program to assign ratings to digital video games. The New York Times says that E (Everyone), T (Teen) and M (Mature) ratings will be automatically assigned according to a number of parameters "designed to replicate the ingrained …

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Metacritic pulls developer ratings

Just days after introducing its new individual developer ratings, reviews aggregation site Metacritic has pulled the plug on the service. It does, however, intend to reinstate it in the future. "Although our credits database is growing, as our users’ feedback has indicated, it is a work in progress and is …

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Metacritic introduces individual dev ratings

Review score aggregator Metacritic has begun profiling individual games industry professionals. Individual listings of studio heads, project leads and game designers currently show a basic outline of their career work. Data for individual developers cannot yet be navigated from the Metacritic home pages or games pages, but custom entry URLs …

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AUSTRALIA: R18+ meeting delayed

Australia will continue to go without an R18+ age rating for video games after a meeting concerning the certificate was delayed. In December Australia’s state attorney-generals agreed to draft guidelines for the introduction of an R18+ certificate for games by March 4th. This date has now been delayed due to …

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Take-Two wins Metacritic publisher report

Reviews aggregation site Metacritic has named Take-Two as the most critically successful publisher of 2010. The company emerged with a review score average of 77.1 per cent, thanks mainly to the strong reception given to Red Dead Redemption (95 per cent) and Sid Meier’s Civilization V (90 per cent). The …

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