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PEGI Becomes UK's Only Videogame Age Rating System

Tom Hopkins


PEGI ratings now legally enforceable in the UK from today.

Published on Jul 30, 2012

PEGI, the Pan-European Game Information board, is now the sole system of videogame age ratings in the UK.

Games with PEGI age ratings of 12, 16 and 18 can not be supplied to customers below the appropriate age, and are legally enforceable, meaning retailers can be prosecuted if found supplying inappropriate content to under-age customers.

UK gaming body UKIE has relaunched www.askaboutgames.com, a site designed to help parents choose suitable software, to mark the transition. Previously, the BBFC was also involved in rating games.

“We very much believe that the sole adoption of PEGI will provide clear and consistent direction on age ratings for parents and will be a vital tool in helping them to understand the types of games that their children should be playing,” said UKIE CEO, Dr Jo Twist.

 

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