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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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Death threats in Aussie R18+ debate

With the Australian government having finally opened up the debate on violent games, and in turn paved the way for a possible R18+ rating to be introduced, South Australian attorney general Michael Atkinson has stated that he has been receiving death threats from disgruntled gamers. Atkinson maintains that violent games …

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PEGI legal ruling is still on track

ELSPA has reassured the trade that the PEGI ratings system’s ascent to become law is still on track – despite the discovery that current age classification is legally unenforceable. A recent review of the 25 year-old Video Recordings Act discovered that the selling of adult videos and games to minors …

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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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94% of parents take responsibility for their kids gaming

A new study entitled Play Safe, Play Smart from Microsoft has claimed that 94 per cent of UK parents feel personally responsible” for checking the age ratings on the games played by their kids. In addition, the report says that 73 per cent of UK parents are aware of parental …

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DSi region locking a response to age ratings

DSi software will be region locked because of the growing number of different age ratings and restrictions seen in the world’s varying games markets, Nintendo has stated. Speaking to The Times, UK boss David Yarnton explained: There are many different age requirements with games around the world. I’ve been involved …

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