Arkham Asylum Gets its GOTY (Edition)

The British Board of Film Classification has listed a Game of the Year edition for Batman: Arkham Asylum, offering no details beyond the fact it's a separate version under a different name. » 1/14/10 6:20pm 1/14/10 6:20pm

More Movies Refused BBFC Classification Than Games

In an attempt to counter unfair stereotypes about games, UK game industry trade organization TIGA reveals that three times as many movies have been refused British Board of Film Classification ratings than games in the past five years. » 12/02/09 12:00pm 12/02/09 12:00pm

The Ballad Of Gay Tony To Have "Strong" Sex, Ample Thrusting

How does Rockstar Games plan to one-up the shock factor of full frontal male nudity from Grand Theft Auto: The Lost & Damned? Perhaps with some "strong" sex scenes and thrusts aplenty in The Ballad of Gay Tony. » 10/21/09 6:20pm 10/21/09 6:20pm

Wait, There Was A "Recipe" For Meth In GTAIV?

Proof that in a world as big as Grand Theft Auto IV's you can play it for months and never see all the game has to offer: apparently there's a "recipe" for the production of methamphetamines hidden somewhere in the game. » 6/23/09 12:30am 6/23/09 12:30am

PEGI Triumphs Over The BBFC

The war between the British Board of Film Classification and the Pan-European Game Information system over UK game ratings comes to an end today, with PEGI to act as the UK's sole age rating system. » 6/16/09 12:40pm 6/16/09 12:40pm

Silent Hill Gets Re-Rated, Wii-make Announcement Coming Soon?

If Konami does have plans to re-release the original Silent Hill for the Wii and PSP, as previously rumored, that announcement must be coming soon, as the BBFC has just recently rated the title. » 3/09/09 7:40pm 3/09/09 7:40pm

British Rating Board: Resident Evil 5 Is Not Racist

When the Resident Evil 5 trailer was first shown, it raised some eyebrows. Some were critical, saying the set-in-Africa game used racist imagery. » 3/02/09 8:00am 3/02/09 8:00am

MadWorld Won't Be Censored For UK

Upcoming Wii title MadWorld has made it through the British rating board, the BBFC. There will be no content changes to game — probably the most violent title since No More Heroes. » 1/16/09 1:00am 1/16/09 1:00am

Ratings: ESRB on Punch-Out, BBFC on Chinatown Wars

The British Board of Film Classification have given Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, an 18-rating. No surprise there, but the classification also mentions that there's 168 minutes of cutscenes in the game. » 1/11/09 12:00pm 1/11/09 12:00pm

PEGI Should Be Legal Standard In UK - ELSPA

The consultation period for the UK's Byron Review » 11/21/08 6:20pm 11/21/08 6:20pm into age ratings and the effects of videogames on children has now concluded and the Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELSPA) have presented their report to the UK Government. The 30 page report details the advantages of the PEGI rating system…

UK Manhunt 2 - The Long Struggle Is At An End

At last there is light at the end of the tunnel, and beyond that a man waiting with a claw hammer, ready to crack open your skull. Rockstar has confirmed with our friends over at GamesIndustry.biz that following a long struggle with the British Board of Film Classification, Manhunt 2 for the PS2, Wii, and PSP will be… » 10/06/08 11:40am 10/06/08 11:40am

PEGI: We'll Talk With You, But First, Do You Support Us?

The ongoing debate » 9/24/08 11:00am 9/24/08 11:00am between the British Board of Film Classification and the Pan-European Game Information system over who should be left to rate video games has recently been locked in at a feverish pitch. The argument, one which one day we may see come to U.S. shores, is steeped, I think, in some very interesting…

ELSPA - BBFC Can't Cope With Game Rating

The British Board of Film Classification comes under further fire today as the director general of the Entertainment & Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELSPA) Paul Jackson calls out the organization while addressing the Labour Party Conference in Manchester, England. Jackson, along with just about everyone… » 9/22/08 11:40am 9/22/08 11:40am

Nintendo, SEGA, Ubisoft, EA All Back PEGI Over BBFC

After the Bryon Review suggested a new system requiring games that would normally receive a 12+ Pan European Game Information (PEGI) rating be subjected to review by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), publishers like EA started to worry about even longer UK game release delays. Both the BBFC and PEGI are… » 7/08/08 7:30am 7/08/08 7:30am

BBFC Disappointed By Publisher Delay Concerns

Recently some UK game publishers - notably EA - expressed concern that proposed changes to the ratings system that would require the British Board of Film Classification to review all games 12+ and up would cause delays in getting titles into the hands of consumers. BBFC Director David Cooke finds their lack of faith… » 6/30/08 10:40am 6/30/08 10:40am

UK Government Forms Byron Review Action Plan

Britain's Byron Review, in which the big-smiling Dr. Tanya Byron made a series of measured, generally reasonable findings and recommendations regarding children's use of video games and the internet, has now produced an "action plan" from the UK government. » 6/25/08 6:20pm 6/25/08 6:20pm

EA: UK Game Ratings Changes Spell Delays

The last thing gamers in the UK need is additional delays to the games that can already take months to make the jump from Japan and North America, but that's just what they'll get under the new system under consideration by the British government. Suggested in the Byron review, the new system would require games that… » 6/25/08 1:40pm 6/25/08 1:40pm