Tag Archives: pegi
Wed, Oct 02, 2013 | 12:27 BST
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.
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 | 10:08 BST
Mon, Dec 10, 2012 | 10:29 GMT
Sat, Dec 08, 2012 | 03:13 GMT
Nintendo is blocking Wii U content in Europe which is rated 18+, regardless of how users have set up the console’s parental controls.
Mon, Aug 06, 2012 | 12:47 BST
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.
Mon, Jul 30, 2012 | 12:41 BST
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.
Mon, Jul 30, 2012 | 12:44 BST
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.
Mon, Jul 30, 2012 | 10:04 BST
PEGI age classification for games becomes law in the UK today, making it illegal for retailers to sell games to anyone under age.
Wed, Jul 11, 2012 | 13:35 BST
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 to someone under the specific age with the Video Standards Council rating the games to PEGI’s specifications and enforcing retailers to adhere to the standards. “To prepare for the transition to the new system, we’ve already held PEGI briefing sessions to make sure that the industry is clear about what these changes will mean for them,” said UKIE CEO Jo Twist. “We very much believe that the sole adoption of PEGI will provide clear and consistent direction on age ratings for parents and will be a vital tool in helping them to understand the types of games that their children should be playing.” Thanks, CVG.
Tue, Jun 26, 2012 | 09:28 BST
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.
Tue, Jun 19, 2012 | 04:50 BST
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.
Wed, Jun 13, 2012 | 07:41 BST
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.
Thu, May 10, 2012 | 18:33 BST
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.
Wed, May 02, 2012 | 03:40 BST
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 no multiplayer. Keep an eye on the PlayStation Store.
Mon, Mar 19, 2012 | 14:56 GMT
Europe’s PEGI ratings board appears to have outed an Xbox Live Arcade release of the 80′s classic Dragon’s Lair.
Thu, Jan 26, 2012 | 23:52 GMT
PEGI has rated both Silent HIll 2 and 3 HD as discrete entities, suggesting individual release via the console networks is likely.
Wed, Nov 16, 2011 | 02:27 GMT
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.
Thu, Aug 11, 2011 | 15:08 BST
PEGI has released a series of videos explaining its content warning system to parents, and the result is kind of adorable.
Wed, Jul 20, 2011 | 15:06 BST
PEGI has released a free app for Windows Phone 7 which offers an “accessible way to browse the database,” of all videogames given a PEGI rating. It is available in 11 languages, contains “extended consumer advice,” about the game and content, as well as external game review content from Eurogamer. You can even search for ratings by genre, and platform. Nifty.
Thu, Mar 17, 2011 | 15:01 GMT
PEGI communications manager Dirk Bosmans has explained the body’s decision to hand Ubisoft’s WeDare title a 12-rating despite the innuendo-filled adverts released for the game.