PEGI content warnings explained in cute videos

Thursday, 11th August 2011 05:05 GMT By Brenna Hillier

PEGI has released a series of videos explaining its content warning system to parents, and the result is kind of adorable.

The videos are available in multiple languages, and there’s one each for the fear, violence, language, sex, and online content warnings available on PEGI’s YouTube channel.

For your convenience, here’s a version showing all five.

Thanks, Siliconera.



  1. Brenna Hillier

    I’ve updated this article to remove an incorrect reference to Penny Arcade’s partnership with the ESRB. It was a brain fart.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. scrambles_the_deathdealer

    But it only shows 3, had to go to their youtube channel to see the online and sexual content one. They need to make the drugs and gambling on less cute so parents won’t jump to the conclusion that such content was/is aimed toward kids. So will alcohol and tobacco fall under the drug classification? They are drugs, but drugs many children see their own parents taking (responsibly or not) anyways. Its really different seeing drunk/drinking people on a screen compared to say pill popers or people shooting up. There needs to be a gore warning too, just no idea how they can represent that in those small boxes. Maybe a outline of guts or a figure in the air with legs and hands flying in different directions, his torso in two and a explosion in the background? I don’t even have an idea what that one to the left of the gambling warning is, racism? Also a game can have a mild or high level of every single one of these things in them, for example, Aliens vs Predator (2010) and Borderlands. Both have blood and violence but AVP takes it to the extreme in comparison, blown up heads and crushing people with cars is where the little bit of gore is in Borderlands. Thats nothing compared to seeing an exposed human spine or using a tail to impale. In these cases of extrene anything I would say it would be a smart move to paint the logos or background in red. Parents though, if they can’t take 10 seconds to flip the game over to read the warnings they will forever be screwing themselves no matter what untill they resolve that personal problem of theirs.

    #2 3 years ago

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