VR games, especially horror, could have PEGI readjust its rating system

Rating virtual reality games may require rating body PEGI to reassess its evaluation process.

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  • Looks like Minecraft is coming to Wii U after all

    Minecraft is coming to the Wii U, according a listing on European rating board PEGI.

  • South Park: "we did not censor or edit the game in any shape or form," says ratings body

    South Park: The Stick of Truth has been censored in Europe, the UK and other regions, in a move determined by Ubisoft’s own marketing team. We went straight to the ratings body that advises PEGI standards, to find that it had no problem with the cut scenes.

  • PEGI discusses, "sensationalist stories and pointing fingers" after GTA 5 age criticsm

    Grand Theft Auto 5 was snapped in the hands of an under-age kid last week, prompting the usual wave of tabloid witch-hunting and claims that age-rating body PEGI wasn’t doing enough to safeguard the nation’s youth. The group has now responded.

  • Call of Duty: Ghosts given a 16 rating in Europe

    Call of Duty: Ghosts will hit shelves with a 16 rating. Eurogamer has revealed that although promotional material for the game carries an 18 certificate, the game has been given a slightly lower rating.

  • Wii U mature content restrictions: Nintendo explains issue

    Last week, Wii U was found to be blocking the sale of 18-rated content to children on Nintendo’s eShop between 11pm and 3am. Nintendo has now stepped forward to clarify the issue, which is says is related to Germany’s hard stance on mature game content.

  • Nintendo Europe blocking 18+ Wii U content until 11pm

    Nintendo is blocking Wii U content in Europe which is rated 18+, regardless of how users have set up the console’s parental controls.

  • 'Parents responsible for under-age gaming, not the industry' - Byron

    Tanya Byron, author of the Byron Review – a study into the way children are affected by gaming and exposure to the internet – has underlined the role of parents in ensuring their children don’t play games featuring mature content.

  • Parents in the dock: PEGI finally goes legal in UK

    PEGI ratings finally become law in the UK today, forcing parents to assume responsibility for their children’s gaming. Given how clueless even the most well-meaning mums and dads can be, says Patrick Garratt, it’s not a moment too soon.

  • PEGI: "Parents should take responsibility" - Livingstone

    PEGI becomes UK law today, making it illegal for retailers to sell mature age-rated games to children below 12. Eidos life president Ian Livingstone has stressed that it is the parents responsibility to make the law stick. Full quotes after the break.

  • PEGI becomes UK law today

    PEGI age classification for games becomes law in the UK today, making it illegal for retailers to sell games to anyone under age.

  • PEGI to be the sole UK game rating system starting July 30

    PEGI will become the official, and the sole UK games rating system on July 30, replacing the mix of dual BBFC and PEGI classifications which have been prominent in the region. Under the new system, it will be illegal for a retailer to sell a game with the PEGI rating of 12, 16 or 18 […]

  • VSC: "PEGI is stricter than the BBFC"

    With PEGI about to take over full-time compulsory game ratings in the UK, Video Standards Council boss Laurie Hall, the man in charge of implementing PEGI in Britain, has said its system will be stricter that the BBFC ratings currently in place.

  • Rage: The Scorchers PEGI rating hints at DLC release

    As spotted by Siliconera, PEGI recently rated something from Bethesda called Rqge: The Scorchers, for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The Scorchers were a sixth bandit clan cut from Rage during development, so it seems quite likely we’re looking at an expansion or DLC pack for the 2011 id Software shooter.

  • UKIE hedges July 23 PEGI introduction

    After literally years of delays, the UKIE hopes Britain’s dual games rating system will be supplanted by the pan-European PEGI by the end of next month.

  • Dual games ratings system in UK to be abolished by July

    The UK’s Department of Culture Media and Sport wants to end the dual ratings system currently in place by making PEGI the sole ratings body for video games.

  • PEGI rating outs Deus Ex re-issue

    European games rating board PEGI has a brand new listing for the original Deus Ex – as a PlayStation 3 release. Although considered a PC classic, the 2000 original was ported to PlayStation 2 in 2002 as Deus Ex: The Conspiracy, with new cutscenes, live orchestral soundtrack, auto aim, mid-level loading screens, update graphics, and […]

  • PEGI outs Dragon's Lair for XBLA

    Europe’s PEGI ratings board appears to have outed an Xbox Live Arcade release of the 80’s classic Dragon’s Lair.

  • Silent Hill HD likely to see individual digital releases

    PEGI has rated both Silent HIll 2 and 3 HD as discrete entities, suggesting individual release via the console networks is likely.

  • UKIE: Government delay on PEGI adoption "disappointing"

    Trade organisation UK Interactive Entertainment has called out the British government for its failure to follow through on plans to adopt the PEGI system of games content rating.

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