BBFC: Our testers are better gamers than PEGI’s

By Patrick Garratt, Friday, 23 May 2008 11:09 GMT

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 get across about this is I’ve got people in this building, about ten examiners who do games, and these are some of the best gamers I’ve ever come across and these are people who are passionate about games and know a great deal about it,” he said.

“I know the PEGI testers as well, and I think the people here have a greater expertise and knowledge of games.

“The thing that’s getting lost in this argument is that we actually like games and we’re enthusiastic about games and we do buy into the argument that some games are beautiful and aesthetically satisfying. Bioshock and Shadow of the Colossus and so on.”

Well, we’re not convinced, David. We’ll only be happy when you prove the BBFC’s worth in a Halo deathmatch against PEGI. You can pwn them. Send them to school. All that shizzle. Let us know when you’ve set it up, yeah?

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