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PEGI: Game Classification and Fifty Shades of GTA

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The tail end of July saw The Pan European Game Information (PEGI) scheme become the sole regulator of videogames in the UK, making it illegal to sell 12-rated games to under-agers for the first time in UK gaming history. Replacing a confusing dual system of classification split between PEGI and non-governmental body, The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), a stand-alone PEGI scheme opts to ensure stricter control of illegal sales to youngsters in the way of severer sanctions for retailers, and certainly creates less confusion for consumers; particularly parents, when purchasing appropriate games for their children. Prior to this, the BBFC were only legally obliged to incorporate ratings of 15 or 18, essentially meaning that young children could play games suited to a much older age group.

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