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PEGI becomes law today

PEGI age ratings for video games have become law in the UK today.

The rating system, which has been around for a while now, means that for first time, it’s now illegal to sell 12-rated video games to youngsters below that age.

In addition, games will now be classified by a single body – PEGI, which means the end of BBFC ratings on the front of game cases.

“The UK has one of the most dynamic and innovative video games industries in the world, and the games they produce not only entertain millions, but can also educate and foster creativity,” culture minister Ed Vaizey stated.

“Today’s simplification of the ratings system benefits both industry and consumers and will help ensure that the millions of games sold in the UK each year are being played by the audiences they were intended for.”

Edited On 30 Jul, 2012

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