PEGI rating symbols get a splash of color

Now that the Pan-European Game Information rating system is the official standard for UK game ratings, a new set of icons has been unveiled. The new symbols will go on both the front and back of game boxes, and feature a recommended age for the game, as well as a traffic-light-style color code similar to the one in ELSPA's proposed rating system from last year. An "OK" rating will be used for online casual games, according to Edge.

The eight content descriptor symbols, already in use by PEGI, will be placed on the back of game boxes, to help parents determine the nature of the content responsible for the game's rating. Even if the "fear" symbol is an example of "discrimination" against spiders.

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