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ELSPA tells Labour: BBFC is not fit for purpose

Monday, 22nd September 2008 15:38 GMT By Patrick Garratt

ELSPA boss Paul Jackson has told the Labour Party that the BBFC is not fit for purpose as a ratings system for UK games.

Jackson was speaking at a Labour Party Conference fringe event, where he once again claimed that a PEGI-only solution for the UK was the right choice.

“A linear ratings system like the one the BBFC uses is designed for films with a beginning, middle and end where the outcome is always the same,” said Jackson.

“It just can’t cope with the infinite variety and complexity of modern videogames, and the interaction between players.”

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4 Comments

  1. deftangel

    I can’t think what we’ve done to upset him, we were on his Christmas card list last year!

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Syrok

    PEGI would be the best solution for all countries in Europe. Saves the countries money by not having to set up or fund their own rating systems and causes the game manufactures a lot less trouble when it comes to the ratification in each European country.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. SticKboy

    @ Syrok – you dop realise that the BBFC is self-funded>? That is to say, it’s *not* a public funded body? Also, FUCK the game publishers – it’s the customers you should be concerned about, not some rich bullying corporation.

    Yeesh.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Syrok

    I was talking about the different rating systems in Europe as whole though, not just the UK.

    Edit: I’m thinking about the customers too. I just didn’t say it directly. If we had one system in all of Europe games wouldn’t need to be cut for a specific market, it would give all consumers in Europe the same game.

    #4 6 years ago

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