Posts Tagged ‘bbfc’

Age Old Question: Pegi Ratings Are Now UK Law

By Adam Smith on July 30th, 2012.

When the first Brits crawled out of the primordial soup that is Blackpool’s unpleasant beachfront, one oozing cataract of a creature looked at his fellows and gurgled, “It’d probably be sensible to have one legally enforceable age rating system for games.” It’s not clear whether any of the pioneering pustule’s amorphous companions even disagreed but the fact remains that it wasn’t until the dwindling days of July 2012 that the plan came to fruition. As of today, ratings using the Pegi system are legally enforceable and the BBFC certification for games has been dropped. The diagrams indicating areas of concern will stay, which is good, because they warn about things like drugs, sex and spiders.

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Reviewed Ratings System Review Reviewed

By John Walker on June 17th, 2009.

CENSORED!

An interesting story from yesterday merits a brief comment, I think. The PEGI rating system for games in the UK is to become the industry standard, and legal. The current confusion, where the BBFC ratings are often voluntary but enforced by law, and the PEGI ratings required but not enforced, has been muddling parents and shop assistants for years. After the Byron Review, Tanya Byron suggested just one ratings system, more robust, and far more clear. And it looks like it’s now going to happen.

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