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Friday, April 01, 2005

Industry steps up to the plate when it comes to classification

Publishes rather than any forced legislation are changing our industry when it comes to the mature end of the wedge.

"Supported" by the dti and DCMS (who are "protecting our children" thank god ) this is an extract of their comments:

All computer games, which are rated 15 or 18 by the BBFC (British Board of Film Classification), will carry a description of content on the back of the packaging and age symbols will double in size from May. This is similar to that already found on DVDs and videos. Only 1.6 per cent of computer games are rated 18 but they account for eight per cent of sales.

Culture Secretary, Tessa Jowell, said:
"Parents need to know what games their children are playing. This is why from May all new games will carry clearer labels which will spell out the content of a game.
"Not all parents have grown up playing computer games - it can be difficult to understand that you might be allowing your child to play the interactive equivalent of Kill Bill. Now there is no excuse."

Where do we find an interactive equivalent of Kill Bill???

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