UK video game ratings set to change – game makers angry

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New changes to game classifications in the UK has sparked a row between the government and game makers over who should be in charge with the ratings system. The game industry wants its own code, which is voluntary, to the official code for games.

Currently, all games fall under the PEGI (or Pan European Game Information) system – which is followed all over Europe; except a few games (3%) which are deemed to contain significant adult content, those are assessed by the British Board of Classification.

The government has four options: choosing either the PEGI or BBFC ratings, a hybrid system, or no changes what-so-ever except for a new scheme to ensure that shops comply.

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