VSC given power to ban games in UK

By Patrick Garratt, Tuesday, 16 June 2009 17:27 GMT

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The British Video Standards Council has been given powers to ban games in the UK that don’t apply to PEGI guidelines, GI reports.

“The VSC will be an independent body, as is the PEGI system, and while I’m sure there’s some joining up to do, it’s a tough system,” said EA UK MD Keith Ramsdale.

“We’ve gone further than the recommendations and PEGI will impose fines for non-compliance and possible exclusion from the PEGI system for non compliance.

“This isn’t something ELSPA can affect, this will become a legislative statutory system and ELSPA doesn’t get an influence, it’s being handled independently,” he added.

PEGI was named as the sole UK ratings board by the UK government earlier today.

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