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Assassins’ Altair promotes PEGI

Friday, 29th August 2008 14:19 GMT By Mike

An Assassins Creed-themed PEGI video hit Danish television this week, of a man dressed as Altair telling parents about violence and the appropriateness of certain games for their children.

This isn’t all the Danes have done to bring parents up to speed, however. A website entitled Mediarådet (Media Advice) has been set up with a special section relating to video games. There’s stuff in there for kids to discuss with their class at school and lots of help and information for adults about how to recognise what games are suitable for their children.

There’s even an article that looks philosophically at the question of whether games are harmful or not. Surprisingly, it’s one that doesn’t jump to conclusions and recognises that there are differing opinions on the matter, and even links to a research note that outlines the empirical data collected so far.

You can see the PEGI video down below, and hopefully soon we’ll be getting some English equivalents on British television before too long. Although, in fairness, the British Government did give itself until autumn 2008 “to begin raising awareness of videogame ratings to the general public.”

The sooner the better.

By Mike Bowden

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  1. morriss

    Quite a good ad I thought.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. wz

    What’s he saying? :)

    #2 6 years ago
  3. No_PUDding

    I am one of the few that thought Assassins Creed was great.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. morriss

    He’s saying that videogames are entertaining for kids and teenagers but some game are aimed at adults and can seem scary to small kids.

    he then goes on to talk about ratings and how age ratings isn’t about how difficult a game is, it’s about how it “can be scary for small kids, for example.”

    Therefore, you should always check the age rating on video games.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. wz

    PUD: Aha. :P

    morriss: Thanks!

    #5 6 years ago
  6. morriss

    NP.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. No_PUDding

    Yes, thanks very much.

    #7 6 years ago