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[BBC] Divide on games industry ratings

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A row has broken out between the games industry and the UK's content classifiers over who should regulate video games in the future.

UK games industry body Elspa has called on the government to replace the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) role's in assessing video games.

The industry favours its own voluntary system, called Pegi.

The BBFC's Peter Johnson said Pegi was a "box ticking exercise" based on "no consultation with parents".

The two systems have different approaches to classification. The BBFC system is enforced by law and based around the symbols used to classify films, while Pegi is a voluntary code.

Mr Johnson, head of policy and business development, said the BBFC system was superior to Pegi because games were more thoroughly examined and decisions were made in the light of both the context of the game and the content.
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Edited by voice - 7/9/08 at 2:43pm
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Mystery thread.
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Mystery thread.
Agreed, I clicked cause I wanted to know what News Prize I won.
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usually we have to say put the source but this time you have the source but not the name of the article
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Voice, click edit, go advanced, and put this in the title line:

[BBC] Divide on games industry ratings
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I think its a riddle.
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Dum dum dum...
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Sorry guys! I was so excited by finally having something to post that someone else hadn't already, that i completely forgot about the title.
Edited by voice - 7/9/08 at 2:53pm
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Lol the cake is a lie
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Games?, video games in the uk?, balderdash!!. we're far too busy with our drive-by arguments!


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