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…

ELSPA Introduces Traffic Light Ratings System For Stupid Parents

Responding to Dr., Tanya Byron's findings that parents in the United Kingdom don't seem to be familiar with the PEGI rating symbols, the Entertainment & Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELSPA) are introducing a traffic light system, reasoning that parents know that green means go, yellow means caution, and… » 10/28/08 12:00pm 10/28/08 12:00pm

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…

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