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Posts tagged “age ratings”

Germany relaxes ban on Nazi symbols in video games

After decades of banning swastikas and such symbols of Nazis and other "unconstitutional organisations" from games, German authorities will now potentially allow them - if they serve an artistic or educational purpose. This "social adequacy" clause has allowed these symbols to be used in other artistic mediums but wasn't previously applied to video games (which only became art, as we all know, through BioShock Infinite…

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Age Old Question: Pegi Ratings Are Now UK Law

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…

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Should Gaming Age Ratings Be Enforced?

The New Zealand government's Chief Censor, Bill Hastings, has suggested that parents who buy games for under-age children should be prosecuted. Describing the policy as "shock value", he told New Zealand's The Dominion Post (reported by Stuff.co.nz), "It would send out a message that the enforcement agency means business." Any time government officials start trying to get involved in videogaming matters, the response is quick…

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