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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 simil...

June 17th 2009 at 10:15am 0 Comments
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Even without all of the perks, ranks, prestige ranks and zombified Nazis, the original Call of Duty still holds up as one of the most compelling shooters we've ever played. Activision is apparently hoping that the gaming community still holds a special place in their collective hearts for the best-...

March 26th 2009 at 1:26pm 0 Comments
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A recent survey conducted by YouGov for the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) revealed that most UK citizens want an independent body to issue game ratings. GI.biz reports that a majority of those surveyed also said that they would prefer to see games use the same rating standard as movie...

February 27th 2009 at 1:11pm 0 Comments
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A new Indiana Jones game was discovered on PEGI by the keen eyes at Siliconera (as usual). Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings is rated for release on PSP and DS ... and those two platforms alone. Could this be that super-secret Indiana Jones game they don't want us to know about? Of course, rumor...

August 28th 2008 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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We're used to seeing the ESRB spill the beans on upcoming games, but this time, that isn't the case. Instead, PEGI, the European rating system, informs us of Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings, a new Lucasarts game for the DS and PSP. Sadly, that's all we know, but seeing as how we all love Indian...

August 28th 2008 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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To put it mildly, it's going to be quite a while before you see an Indiana Jones game on home consoles. The team (if there still is a team) has gone dark and LucasArts has had some troubles as of late. To put it less kindly, if we see it before the next decade our faces will melt off Raiders-style....

August 28th 2008 at 9:45am 0 Comments

The keen eyes at Siliconera have done it yet again! They've spotted Puzzle Quest for the PSN. Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords - Revenge of the Plague Lord is a downloadable PSN game with online play, according to the ratings service. Considering Puzzle Quest successfully launched on...

August 16th 2008 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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On Thursday, British government officials are proposing many of the regulations asked for in the Byron Review, which will also expand the roll of the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC). Much of this is old ground, as sniping has gone on back and forth for months between BBFC and PEGI suppo...

July 30th 2008 at 12:45pm 0 Comments
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The British Board of Film Classification's director, David Cooke, defended the organization's cost and efficiency today following recent remarks by publishers. Gamespot reports Cooke claims that the BBFC has an average turnaround of eight days in rating games and that its classifications are alread...

June 30th 2008 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Electronic Arts' UK general manager, Keith Ramsdale, tells GI.biz that the proposed game rating alterations asked for in the Byron Review will delay game releases in the country. Ramsdale believes the changes are an "unnecessary layer of administration" to the process. The main change requested in...

June 25th 2008 at 6:15pm 0 Comments
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The British Board of Film Classification is playing defense after accusations it won't be able to keep up with the tide of video games in the future. The BBFC's reaction came after a hearing where industry figures argued the self-regulated PEGI ratings were the best system.Sue Clark, a representati...

May 1st 2008 at 2:30pm 0 Comments