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PEGI ratings performed by ‘a couple of blokes’, says BBFC

Destructoid‘s reporting that BBFC’s David Cooke has said that PEGI ratings are given by “a couple of blokes.” The quote comes from an interview with The Times newspaper, where Cooke says, “The trouble is that it is not clear who PEGI is. Administration is handled by the Dutch film regulator, who subcontracts to a couple […]

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David Cooke headlines

  • Stop slagging us off, says riled BBFC

    BBFC boss David Cooke’s responded angrily to recent concerns over the affects of Byron Report proposals that will lend the body responsibility to rate all adult games. Both EA and Microsoft have hit out at the plans, saying games are likely to become later and more expensive in Britain. Not so, said Cooke. “The BBFC’s […]

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  • BBFC: Our testers are better gamers than PEGI's

    Speaking to GI, BBFC director David Cooke has moved to assure the games trade that the people now responsible for rating games in the UK are well into them, like. So much so, in fact, that he’s claimed the BBFC’s testers are better gamers than those at European organisation PEGI. “The point I want to […]

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  • BBFC warns off PEGI choice after Byron Report release

    David Cooke, director of the BBFC, has said he believes the British body is a better fit for rating games in the wake of this morning’s Byron Report as it has the power to ban products. “We co-operate closely with the Pan European Games Information Systems (PEGI) and will continue to do so,” he said […]

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